Why Attend – Private Sector
Local government across England and Wales is open for business and is seeking to work with organisations of all shapes and sizes.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make up 98% of the business population and are the lifeblood of the economy. The UK Government intends to spend £1 in every £3 of its procurement spend with SMEs by 2022, so becoming a local government supplier is a great way to make a positive difference to your business.
Local government currently spends over £57bn annually on a vast range of goods and services, making this a desirable marketplace for any supplier looking to develop new business opportunities. Such companies report an increase in their turnover, higher profits and an expansion of their workforce. Furthermore, COVID-19 has resulted in local government funding increasing by over £3.2bn, allowing councils to provide essential services and support (April 2020).
This event is for both framework holders and non-framework suppliers. It provides an opportunity to network, upskill, showcase innovation and demonstrate goods and services, supporting today’s public sector marketplace across England and Wales.
Attendance includes access to all event features including :
- Local Government Procurement Pavilion
- 4 Academy Zones – featuring over 30 CPD Certified presentations
- Product Showcase Exhibition
In addition to visitor access, ensure that your organisation takes full advantage of the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available, designed specifically to showcase your products and services directly to this high-value and diverse marketplace. View exhibition packages.
If your organisation is actively seeking to develop either new or existing business opportunities within this high-value marketplace, contact the team today on [email protected].