Wales' Day of Procurement

09 November 2017, Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

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Keynote Arena

Keynote Arena

10.00 - 10.10 - Welcome from the Meeting Chair

Sue Moffatt
Commercial Director NPS,
Welsh Government

10.10 - 10.30 - Opening Keynote Address

Mark Drakeford
Secretary for Finance and Local Government,
Welsh Government

10.30 - 10.50 - Keynote Presentation 1

Kevin Hyland
UK’s First Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner,

10.50 - 11.10 - Looking over the Horizon

Steve Morgan
Commercial Director,

11.10 - 11.30 - Responsible Procurement for Future Generations

Sophie Howe
Future Generations Commissioner,
Office of the Future Generations Commissioner

Session overview +-

The three key areas that delegates can take away from Sophie’s speech could include:
• Maximising contribution to Wales’ well-being goals through responsible procurement
• Applying the five ways of working in procurement
• Understanding the Commissioner’s role on how we can support and advice you to meet the requirements of the Act

11.30 - 11.50 - Identifying and Tackling Modern Slavery within Supply Chains

Mark Heath
Head of Business Change and Development,
Gangmaster Licencing Authority

Session overview +-

The session will cover the following:
• The emerging trends of labour exploitation in the UK
• The experience of the GLA and lessons learned
• The benefits of a partnership approach
• The requirements of the Modern Slavery Act and the role of business
• The transition to, and the future of, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (this is still subject to the Immigration Bill which is still passing through the Parliamentary process)

11.50 - 12.10 - From Legislation to Practice: How Businesses are now Tackling Modern Slavery and Forced Labour

Chris Syder
Penningtons Manches LLP

Session overview +-

The three key areas that delegates can take away from Chris' speech include:
• Lessons learnt so far from the first slavery and human trafficking statements;
• Learn more about further legislative obligations on the horizon; and
• Learn more about the United Nation’s direction of travel to promote decent work in supply chains

12.10 - 12.30 - Helping You Win Public Sector Contracts

James Watkins
Head of Online Business Support, Economy, Science and Transport Department,
Welsh Government

Session overview +-

• Finding contract opportunities – Sell2Wales
• Online help to win contracts –
• Tendering workshops and advice – Business Wales Local