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Back due to demand from Queensland Local Government, this is your opportunity to connect with procurement professionals across the sector over 2 full days.


About the Conference

Wednesday afternoon kicks off with bump-in and networking, providing a wonderful chance to meet and engage with conference delegates.

The conference will span two days, with guest speakers including Olympic athlete Steven Brabury, communication and behavioural expert Anthony Laye, as well as a variety of industry experts. It's an excellent opportunity to network and participate in panel discussions and workshops. Additionally, you will also hear from several Queensland councils about current initiatives and their future plans.

We are excited to announce the Gala Dinner will take place at a stunning Brisbane Rooftop restaurant, offering the chance to mingle with delegates.

Event schedule





Delegate Registration Delegate Prospectus

Cost: $1,000 exl. GST per person - includes networking drinks on Wednesday afternoon, Gala dinner on Thursday evening, two full days of programming, and certificate of attendance for professional development purposes.

Attendees can network, engage in panel discussions and workshops, and learn about Queensland councils' initiatives and future plans.


  • Learn about upcoming trends and essential topics in Queensland to stay informed about the future of procurement.
  • An invaluable chance to network with supplier representatives and fellow procurement experts.
  • Engagement with the Local Buy team and dedicated Customer Success Managers
  • Certificate of attendance will be given to each delegate for professional development.

Sponsorship and Trade Packages

Sponsorship and Trade Prospectus
Sponsorship Application Exhibitor's SOLD OUT


  • Back due to demand from the local government sector
  • 80+ local council and state government procurement professionals
  • Networking opportunities with local government purchasers
  • Engagement with Local Buy team and dedicated Customer Success Managers
  • Trade booths located in the plenary - provides you with the opportunity to hear guest speakers and learn more about the sector
  • A professional development certificate will be provided to all delegates
  • A delegate list will be sent to all Sponsors and Exhibitors the day prior

Draft Agenda




Conference registrations + arrival tea and coffee Local Buy
Official welcome Emma Peters, Local Buy
Hello from LGAQ Alison Smith, LGAQ
Negotiation skills Ben Byth, ScotWork
Fraud Risk in Local Government  Crime & Corruption Commission
KEYNOTE: Anthony Laye (communication and behaviour expert) Anthony Laye
Morning Tea and networking  
Indigenous panel Ramone Close - Nulla Office Supplier - Managing Director | Michael Grundon - GaWun Supplies - Co-Founder
VendorPanel Harley Tempest, VendorPanel
Compliance and legalities and updates to regulations Joshua Brown, Local Buy
Workshop - Key Pain Points  Hosted by Emma Peters, Local Buy
Lunch and networking  
Mike Waterland Mike Waterland, Local Buy
Queensland State Government - Procurement Solution   Queensland State Government
Asset Management – Councils maximising their return from their technology investments Pete Taylor, Data#3
Afternoon Tea and networking  
Procurement Excellence - Case Study Peter Morichovitis, Peak Services
Wrap up day 1 Emma Peters, Local Buy
Gala Dinner at The Grove Rooftop  

*Agenda may be subject to change.




Arrival tea and coffee Local Buy
Welcome + Hello from Local Buy CEO Mike Waterland, Local Buy
Angela Lee Jenkins - Mental Health Angela Lee Jenkins 
Local Buy Arrangement Update: construction, roads, civil, sewerage and waste Jeremy Walker, Local Buy
Empowering Small Businesses: The Role of the Small Business Commissioner Dominque Lamb, Queensland Small Business Commissioner
Morning Tea and networking  
Probity matters - emerging issues and insights Sonali Cordeiro, Peak Services
Queensland Audit Office  Sri Narasimhan, Queensland Audit Office
KEYNOTE: Steven Bradbury Steven Bradbury, Olympian
Lunch and networking  
Unconcious Bias Steven Asnicar, Diversity Australia
LGAQ update LGAQ
Hays Recruitment Simon Bristow, Hays Recruitment
Conference Wrap up Emma Peters, Local Buy
Afternoon Tea and networking  

*Agenda may be subject to change.

Social Events

A thrilling beginning to the Local Buy Conference, where delegates and exhibitors can fully engage in the conference launch. Enjoy Happy Hour with light refreshments and beverages while exploring our exhibition stands and meeting our exhibitors and sponsors.

We are excited to announce the Gala Dinner will take place at a stunning Brisbane Rooftop restaurant, The Grove offering the chance to take in the views of the Brisbane river and mingle with councils and suppliers.