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Mark your diaries for 2019 procurement knowledge hour

Next year’s procurement knowledge hour schedule is filling up and includes topics such as procuring for broader outcomes, sourcing for family violence programmes and developing a procurement strategy for New Plymouth District Council.

Held every month in Wellington, procurement knowledge hours are an opportunity to hear directly from colleagues on new approaches, successful projects and current trends.

Mark Richards, Director Capability Services says this year’s sessions have been a huge success with engaging speakers talking about a range of interesting topics from human rights to detecting bid rigging in sourcing. Next year’s line-up is already looking to be just as successful.

“Thank you to all our speakers for 2018 who shared their experiences with the rest of the procurement community. We are currently looking for speakers for our 2019 round, so if you or someone you know has an initiative worth sharing or a new way of doing things, please get in touch,” says Mark.

The knowledge hours are conveniently scheduled so you can come in on your way to work to learn and connect with others. Put these dates in your calendar now and we’ll follow up with an invitation closer to the time. If you would like to be added to our events mailing list, or would like to present about your initiative, email us.

Our 2019 calendar of Procurement knowledge hours includes:

DateTopicSpeaker
26 February 2019 Leveraging procurement to achieve broader outcomes Karen English, Manager Policy, New Zealand Government Procurement and Property
26 March 2019 Delivering sustainable procurement at Auckland Council Auckland Council’s procurement team
30 April 2019 Creating a sustainable future for the construction sector New Plymouth District Council and BECA
30 May 2019 Collaborative work sourcing programmes addressing family violence Department of Corrections and Ministry of Justice
25 June 2019 Buying for better outcomes at Inland Revenue   Inland Revenue
30 July 2019 Procurement excellence award winner for 'Most innovative project of the year'  Oranga Tamariki
27 August 2019 Te Arawhiti – Building capability to better support the Māori Crown relationship  Te Arawhiti, the Office for Māori Crown Relations
24 September 2019 Making a difference through government procurement  Carolyn Tremain, Chief Executive, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and a panel of public sector leaders
29 October 2019 Insights into how the UK are approaching social services procurement and commissioning  Justine Falconer, New Zealand Government Procurement
26 November 2019 Air Ambulance procurement  Clayton Cleary and Andy Inder, Ministry of Health
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