NSS National Procurement is pleased to announce that Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work, and Culture, Ms Fiona Hyslop, will be opening this year’s online P4H conference (Procurement for Health), taking place on 14 September 2020.
After a pause earlier this year in light of COVID-19, this third annual conference will, for the first time, go virtual as delegates are now invited to sign up to attend this special event.
The upcoming 2020 event theme “Delivering Economic Benefit for Scotland” will bring together a stellar line up of speakers from Scotland’s business and procurement communities to share insights, learnings, and stories about how their approaches to supporting quality NHSScotland supply, is also helping drive innovation, sustainability, and overall added value for Scotland’s economy.
The event also comes at a time of significant global health and economic challenges in light of COVID-19. Such challenges have seen Scotland’s business communities innovate and this year’s event will welcome speakers from both Scottish Enterprise and Alpha Solway who have been part of the forefront of these efforts to date.
In addition, speakers from Bidfood and Tradebe will also be in attendance to share their stories around wider circular economic objectives. Finally, BASE will talk about how Scotland’s supported business community is working with NHSScotland to deliver positive outcomes for both individuals and the economy.
Completing the speaker line up will be Director of National Procurement Gordon Beattie, and Head of NSS National Procurement Strategic Sourcing Paul Hornby.
We are also pleased to welcome Minister for Trade, Investment, and Innovation, Mr Ivan McKee who will be closing this year’s event.
P4H aims to bring together NHSScotland’s supplier, health procurement, and overall business communities to help share knowledge around the latest industry developments, discuss strategic opportunities for driving added value in Scotland’s healthcare supply chains, and support businesses to understand upcoming tendering opportunities.
For smaller and newer businesses, the event also aims to facilitate opportunity to learn more about ‘how to do business’ with NHSScotland’s Health Procurement services.
As an online event, this year, exhibitors will be hosting online virtual stands with opportunities to chat in ‘real time’ with delegates, as well as share a range of information (via downloadable and interactive assets), providing a fully interactive platform for conversation and networking.