In addition to the Keynote Arena, Procurex Ireland will also host three skills zones, each featuring several speaking sessions and presentations delivered by high-profile speakers, providing delegates from the public and private sectors with the opportunity to learn more about the priorities and objectives of Ireland’s public sector, establish how buyers and suppliers can support these objectives, and develop the commercial skills needed to deliver Ireland’s essential services.
Focusing on the key themes of Procurement Skills, Market Engagement, and Green Procurement, the skills zones will bring Procurex Ireland to life, ensuring delegates come away from the event with the knowledge and skills they need to help drive positive change in public procurement and deliver the services Ireland’s people rely on.
As Ireland seeks to achieve net-zero status by 2050, organisations must make purchasing decisions that take environmental and social factors into consideration and minimise the negative impact of goods and services on the environment, human health, and society.
Procurement remains an ever-changing sector as reforms continue to filter through and government priorities continue to shift, and procurement professionals will need to continue to develop their skills to stay ahead of these changes, especially with regards to ethical decision-making, financial acumen and technology proficiency in addition to negotiation and relationship management.
Early market engagement is a critical component of procurement
frameworks, helping buyers gain a deeper understanding of the goods, services,
or solutions available, encouraging innovation among suppliers, and promoting
greater cost savings, efficiency and transparency in the procurement process.