May 17, 2020

Sell to the public sector at Procurex North Live 2015

UK procurement
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Manchester, the host city for Procurex North 2015
Follow @SamJermy and @SupplyChainD on Twitter.The Procurex North Live 2015 exhibition, conference and training event is designed to help businesses win...

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The Procurex North Live 2015 exhibition, conference and training event is designed to help businesses win public sector contracts and to support the public sector to engage with SMEs.

For businesses looking to tender for government business for the first time to those who are currently winning contracts, Procurex North Live 2015, which takes place on 26 February 2015 at Manchester Central, is packed with a range of features that are guaranteed to educate and inspire.

The public sector spends over £230 billion a year with private sector businesses – secure your share of this lucrative market and book your delegate tickets today.


Why attend?


  • Winning public sector contracts doesn’t need to be challenging and time-consuming – Procurex North Live 2015 is specifically designed to help suppliers succeed in winning high-value contracts and/or becoming framework suppliers.
  • FREE CPD Certified training and advice across all areas of public procurement, which will enable you to understand the changing landscape of public procurement – Procurex North Live 2015 will enhance your overall skills and capabilities and assist you in tendering for government business effectively and efficiently.
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with buyers and commissioners from central and local government, the NHS, education and the emergency services to understand their buying requirements and to make essential business connections.
  • Meet with the Crown Commercial Service and many other collaborative regional and national buying organisations to learn about their current and future buying requirements.


With keynote speakers including Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive at Manchester City Council, Sally Collier, Chief Executive Officer at Crown Commercial Service and Jim Hemmington, Head of Procurement at the BBC, Procurex North Live 2015 is guaranteed to educate and inspire.

For the last eight years, BiP Solutions has been working closely with the UK Government and devolved administrations in facilitating the Procurex Live regional events up and down the country in Glasgow, Manchester and London. Following the success of the inaugural Procurex Ireland Live last year, which was held in the RDS Dublin, BiP Solutions is delighted to introduce the Procurex Wales Live event, which takes place on 18 March 2015 at the City Hall in Cardiff, into their suite of procurement events.

Delegate tickets are free to those working in the public, third and charity sectors and £95 for individuals working in the private sector.

For a full list of event features and to attend, please visit:

Procurex North Live
Manchester Central

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Jun 23, 2021

SAP Ariba to digitise procurement for Expo 2020 suppliers

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SAP Ariba will fully digitise and automate the procure-to-pay lifecycle for more than 25,000 suppliers at this year’s Expo 2020 Dubai

SAP Ariba will provide a unified digital procurement and payment platform for more than 25,000 suppliers at Expo 2020 Dubai

The global trade event, this year hosted in Dubai, was rescheduled from last year and will now take place between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022. 

As the event’s Innovative Enterprise Software Partner, SAP Ariba solutions will fully digitise and automate the procure-to-pay lifecycle, providing a streamlined experience for thousands of market leading, global suppliers and strengthening the global supply chain with enhanced transparency and efficiency. The cloud-based platforms operate through on SAP Ariba’s UAE public cloud data centre and connects to the Ariba Network. 

Expo 2020 "a long-term investment"

Mohammed AlHashmi, Chief Technology Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, said the world trade event is  “a long-term investment in the future that aims to enhance opportunities for sustainable business connectivity and growth”, which stretches beyond Expo 2020’s six-month window. 

“Our partnership with SAP is an example of what can be achieved with the invaluable support of our technology partners to host one of the most digitally advanced World Expos ever,” he added. “The implementation of SAP Ariba solutions has transformed our end-to-end procure-to-pay cycle and helped set new standards of procurement automation for projects of this scale.”

To date, more than AED 1bn has already been transacted by Expo 2020 suppliers through SAP Ariba. The platform promotes collaborative partnerships and allows registered users to participate in sourcing events, negotiate and initiate contracts, and centralise their invoicing and payments in real time. 

Claudio Muruzabal, President of EMEA South, SAP, said: “Expo 2020 Dubai is demonstrating global best practices in digitising its procurement process with SAP Ariba solutions to help gain visibility into its spend, tighten collaboration with its suppliers, and achieve process automation, including completely paperless invoicing.”

About Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 will take place in Dubai and is the first of the long-running World Expos to be hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia territory. The original World Expo, called the Great Exhibiton, was hosted in 1851 at the Crystal Palace in London, designed as a showcase for the innovations of the Industrial Revolution. 

Expo 2020 was originally due to run 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021, but was last year postponed in light of COVID-19 restrictions - though some business has already taken place virtually. The event will place greater emphasis on innovation in sustainable solutions through the Sustainability District, blending technology and culture. It is expected that around 70 per cent of the 25 million attendees will be international visitors. 

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