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In-Community Conference 2017

The In-community Conference 2017 brings together the In-tend community of Buyers and Suppliers and provides excellent networking and collaboration opportunities.

The conference features a product showcase exhibition, an excellent schedule of topical seminars led by In-tend and a number of excellent external speakers and provides the ideal platform for suppliers looking to raise the profile of their company within the public sector.

The event will host public sector buyers from a wide range of organisations within the public sector including NHS, Local Authorities, Universities, Further Education and Housing Associations.

We hope you can join us at the In-community Conference 2017 for an excellent day of networking, sharing experiences and generating new ideas.

Cick here for a video review of the successful 2016 In-Community Conference

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Why exhibit?

  • Engage with key decision makers from the public sector
  • Exposure of your brand and products
  • Generate leads from your target market

Why visit?

  • Increase knowledge of the In-tend system
  • Access to a range of topical seminars
  • Networking opportunities with buyers and suppliers

Why sponsor?

  • Increase brand and product awareness
  • Access to over 150 procurement professionals
  • Develop your business opportunities


Exhibit

The 2016 event had over 100 public sector buyers in attendance from across NHS, Local Authorities, Universities, Further Education and Housing Associations. It offers fantastic networking opportunities for the exhibitors and supplier day delegates. The 2017 is all set to build on last years event with a larger exhibition area and an increased number of public sector buyers in attendance, providing an ideal platform to expose your products and services.

Testimonials

“The 2016 Community Conference event was very well organised and a success for Mitie Group PLC. We obtained enough leads and interest in our services on offer that we wouldn’t hesitate to attend the next event”
Kyle Scott, Mitie

“We exhibited and presented at the Solihull conference in May of this year. It was a great opportunity to have some meaningful conversations with individuals about their teams; how well they work together internally and the perception of procurement to external teams and departments. We were able to come away with some valuable leads which we are currently following up and will hopefully secure some new business moving forward”
Suzanne Shaw, The Colour Works

“In-tend’s really different to other places that we’ve been to before, it’s a real mix of organisations all supplying public sector and higher education organisations. You don’t see the usual competitor sets; you get the opportunity to be different and stand out”
Alan Thorpe, Bray Leino Yucca

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Exhibition packages

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To book your stand please click here to be redirected to SELL2UK the In-tend Events booking and Tender Notification website.

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Suppliers

The In-community Conference is the ideal opportunity to network directly with over 150 procurement professionals from NHS, Universities, Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Further Education, and Fire & Rescue services and also suppliers from across the UK. As a day delegate, you will have access to the seminars running throughout the day, as well as networking through the exhibition area.

Stands available from £850+VAT                  Day Delegate places from £95+VAT

Bookings will be directed through Sell2UK our Events Booking and Tender Notification System.

Testimonials

“We’ve been using the system for 3 years now and we’ll keep going to the event because we find it really useful. Having seen a number of suppliers here today, we’ve taken away some really good contacts and things that we may not have expected to see”
Steve Everitt, Symphony Housing Group

“I’ve come along to see what enhancement and future developments In-tend are working on. The day’s been a great success for me”
Matt Steele, Curo

“It’s been really successful as I’ve made new contacts, found out about new developments what’s new in the system and when things are going to be released ”
Linda Carney, Crescent Purchasing Consortium

Agenda

09:15 - 09:50 Registration
09:50 - 10:00 Opening of Event and Welcome
10:00 - 11:00 Engage! Getting the most from the day ahead and in future

This session looks at how suppliers can make the most out of engaging with public sector procurement professionals by understanding the audience.

  • What, why and how we endeavour to help the In-tend community of buyers and suppliers talk
  • Who is the buyer?
  • e concept of early supplier engagement
  • Procurement's place in an organisation - What is the purpose of the department and what is within their remit
  • Networking - discussion around being mindful of your target audience and what approaches to use
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:45 Opportunities Within the Public Sector

This session looks at the spending and commitments made by the government to approach the marketplace to find the 'right' supplier and where to identify these opportunities.

  • Public Sector Spending - How much is being spent on goods and services within the public sector
  • The benefits to you
  • The concept of early supplier engagement
  • How to find opportunities
  • How to identify the 'right' opportunities
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:15 Breakouts -
The Black Art of Insurance Procurement—The Risk Factor
Dynamic Purchasing System Wizard Bite Sized Training
3rd Breakout Session TBC
14:20 - 14:50 Breakouts -
TEC Session by our Premium Sponsor
Dynamic Purchasing System Wizard Bite Sized Training
e-Procurement for SME’s
14:50 - 15:30 Closing Session TBC
15:30 Event Close


To book your stand please click here to be redirected to SELL2UK the In-tend Events booking and Tender Notification website.

Buyers

The In-community Conference 2017 will once again host the annual In-tend User Group and provides our valued customer base the opportunity to see first hand the exciting developments that have and are taking place within the system and the enhancements that are in our development roadmap moving forward. By attending you can take away the information to share with your colleagues ensuring that you utilise the new developments and use the system to it's full potential.

The conference features a product showcase exhibition, the In-tend User Group and breakout sessions led by key In-tend personnel as well as a range of excellent external speakers.

To give you a little taster, here are some of the topics that we will be discussing and providing demonstrations of during the day;

Re-fresh of the look and feel of the In-tend Organiser - Regulation 84 Report - ESPD development - Buyer interface for the Development and Support Management System (DSMS) - e-Auctions University of Birmingham case study

Look out for our updates over the coming weeks as the agenda and speakers are finalised.

The event will host public sector buyers from a wide range of organisations within the public sector who utilise the In-tend e-procurement suite of products to conduct their procurement activity including NHS, Local Authorities, Universities, Further Education and Housing Associations. This event is sure to boost relations and establish meaningful partnerships with other procurement professionals.

In-community Conference

Agenda

09:15 - 09:50 Registration
09:50 - 10:00 Opening of Event and Welcome
10:00 - 10:15 Introduction and retrospective look at what’s been happening since the last event
10:15 - 11:00 What’s Coming Up!
Look and feel of Organiser/Regulation 84/ESPD/ Buyer interface for Development and Support Management System.
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 In-tend Collaborating with our Buyer Community
Procure to Pay, Parts module and ERP Integration.
12:00 - 12:15 Contracts Management Update
12:15 - 12:45 e-Auctions University of Birmingham Case Study
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:15 Breakouts -
The Black Art of Insurance Procurement—The Risk Factor
Dynamic Purchasing System Wizard Bite Sized Training
3rd Breakout Session TBC
14:20 - 14:50 Breakouts -
TEC Session by our Premium Sponsor
Dynamic Purchasing System Wizard Bite Sized Training
e-Procurement for SME’s
14:50 - 15:30 Closing Session TBC
15:30 Event Close

To confirm your attendance please email usergroup@in-tend.co.uk.

We look forward to seeing you at our In-community Conference 2017 for an excellent day of networking, sharing experiences and generating new ideas.

Event information

In-community Conference 2017
28th June 2017, Cranmore Park Exhibition and Events Centre

Event times:
Registration from 9.15am
Close of event 3.30pm

For venue access for exhibitors please email events@in-tend.co.uk

Getting there
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Full venue address:
Cranmore Park Exhibition and Events Centre
Cranmore Avenue
Shirley
Solihull
West Midlands
B90 4LF
0121 713 4450

Contact us

To register for the event or for any queries, please contact the events team on:

events@in-tend.co.uk

0114 407 0056

We are available from 08:30 - 17:00, Monday - Friday.

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