Monday 13th October 2014, 15:00 – 18:00
Committee Room G, House of Lords, Westminster, London, SW1A 0PW
Chaired by Rt. Hon. Baroness Hayman GBE
Panel Facilitated by Dr Mark Lloyd Davies, Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson
Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK) in partnership with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) invites you to attend an afternoon policy summit on Inclusive Procurement which will be held in the House of Lords on Monday 13th October 2014.
The summit will look at how more inclusive and diverse procurement in both the public and private sector can add value and support inclusive economic growth in the UK.
The UK government has set an aspirational target of 25% of all public sector contracts to go out to SMEs, however, there is no emphasis on ensuring these targets are inclusive and that the benefits of public procurement reaches out to underrepresented business communities including ethnic minority businesses. Economic benefits of procurement activity can only be achieved if the sourcing processes of purchasing organisations are inclusive.
This Policy Summit will bring together government ministers, policy makers, and senior procurement professionals from both the public and private sector, and supplier diversity practitioners from across the world to debate and discuss the importance of inclusive procurement, its socio-economic impact and policy recommendations to make public sector procurement inclusive in the UK.
The summit – which will include keynote speeches from leading Government and industry figures, followed by a panel discussion – will be chaired by Rt. Hon. Baroness Hayman GBE, the first elected Speaker of the House of Lords. This will be immediately followed by a drinks reception in the Macmillan Room.
We would very much value your expertise by attending our event and joining other key figures from Government, Parliament, business organisations, trade associations and procurement bodies in contributing to what we expect to be a lively conversation.
This event is organised by MSDUK, the UK’s leading membership network driving inclusive procurement and sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies have more than 250 operating companies in 57 countries employing approximately 129,000 people and diversity is a central part of the culture across J&J.
I would be delighted if you are able to attend our policy summit and share your expertise in what should be an engaging and timely event. If you would like to attend, or if you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Malvika Patel who is handling the organisation of the event on 0116 253 2520 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill in the reservation form below.
I look forward to hearing from you.