Keynote Arena Agenda

Please note agenda is subject to change

10:30 - 10:35

Grahame Steed

Content, Research and Communications Director

BiP Solutions

10:35 - 10:55

Simon Tse

Chief Executive

Crown Commercial Service

10.55 - 11:15

Lindsay Maguire

Head of Procurement Reform

Cabinet Office

11:15 - 11.35

Sally Russell

Head of Procurement

Birmingham Commonwealth Games

11.35 - 11:55

Peter Holbrock


Social Enterprise UK

11:55 - 12.15

The public sector marketplace is constantly evolving. The ‘Shape of the Landscape’ update focuses on key changes and developments, as seen through the lens of BiP Solutions’ unique data sets. Who’s buying what from whom (and when), which trends are affecting future procurement activity and where we’re heading next: a concentrated dose of market analysis and insight for buyers and suppliers alike.  

Grahame Steed

Content, Research and Communication Director

BiP Solutions

12:15 - 13.00

Supply chain risk is high on public procurement’s agenda, given the recent experiences of Brexit and COVID-19 and the conflict in Ukraine.  Our Keynote Agenda panel debate gets under the skin of how local and global events can affect current and future procurement activity – and what you can do to mitigate risk and uncertainty. With contributions from some of the UK’s leading procurement professionals, this discussion will provide stimulating and though-provoking insight into the challenges buyers face. But it’s also about opportunity – and how public procurement can learn from shared experience to create more sustainable and resilient supply chains for the future. Whether you are a buyer for, or supplier to the public sector – this debate will help shape your thinking and manage future challenges and opportunities.

Lindsay Maguire, Head of Procurement Reform, Cabinet Office

John Coyne, Director Commercial & Procurement, Welsh Government

Malcolm Harrison, CEO, CIPS 

Calum Elliot, Head of Collaborative Procurement, Scottish Government