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Change the way you win new business

Thursday 14th June, Western Gateway Building, UCC, Cork.

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Introducing TenderCon

Only 10% of Irish SMEs compete for tenders, but the public procurement budget in Ireland is worth €9 billion per annum. That’s a significant amount of small and medium sized businesses not competing for the largest sales pipeline in the country. Following the success of our past events will go further to demystify the art of bidding for, and winning public contracts.

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TenderCon Speakers

Dermot Callaghan

Procurement Portfolio Manager (OGP)

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Mike McGrath

Managing Director at Arvo

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Dr. David McKevitt

Lecturer, Procurement, at University College Cork

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Vassilis Tsanidis

Policy Officer at European Commission

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Over the course of the morning you will grow to understand what is required of you to successfully bid for public contracts via a unique blend of speakers and panel discussions – through which we invite you to ask direct questions of some of the leading buyers in the country.

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TenderCon Cork Agenda

Thursday 14th June, Western Gateway Building, UCC

08h00 – 09h00

Networking with light breakfast, tea, coffee

09h00 – 09h10

Welcome and Overview
Ingrid de Doncker, CEO iDDea

09h10 – 09h25

Public Procurement in Ireland
Dermot Callaghan, Portfolio Manager OGP

09h25 – 09h40

Improve your selling: Practical tips on selling to the HSE
Sean Bresnan, Head of Procurement HSE

09h40 – 09:55

EU support to Innovation Procurement: Policies and tools to support access to Innovation Procurement.
Vasileious Tsanidis, Policy Officer European Commission.

09h55 – 10h25

Buyer Panel Discussion

  • Sean Bresnan (Head of Procurement, HSE)
  • Dermot Callaghan (Portfolio Manager, OGP)
  • Vasileious Tsanidis (Policy Officer, European Commission)

10h25 – 10h45

Coffee Break / Networking
10h45 – 11h00

20 years working with SMEs in procurement: What works and what doesn’t
Tony Corrigan, CEO TenderScout

11h00 – 11h30

SME Stories and Strategies for Success

  • Jacobien Muntz-Beekhuis (Senior Legal Advisor, PIANOo)
  • Mary Dwyer (Head of Operations, Aspira)
  • Mike McGrath (Managing Director, Arvo)
11h30 – 11h45

Closing Keynote: SME engagement in Public Procurement
Dr. David McKevitt, UCC

What our speakers, attendees
and the media are saying

I loved how everyone was open to mix and share their tender experiences over breakfast!

Great informal atmosphere to speak with SMEs – good attendance with a good mix of firms

I have been given the inspiration that if you can tell the right story with an understanding of the buyers requirements that winning is a strong possibility


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