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By Emma Peters, Senior Manager Stakeholder Engagement

On Thursday 21st March, 39 Council Procurement Professionals from across Far North Queensland came together for a day of learning at the Local Buy Procurement Summit.

With a full day of speakers, imparting their knowledge it was a unique opportunity to network with like-minded procurement staff from other councils and to work on common problems collectively during the workshops. 

With 10 valued Local Buy Suppliers taking up the opportunity to have a trade stand, they were able to engage face-to-face with the people in Council who are responsible for the procurement of goods and services.

Feedback from the event was extremely positive with both suppliers and our delegates gaining knowledge and making important connections for the future. 100% of respondents said they would attend another Local Buy Summit and everyone greatly valued the dedicated time to network with procurement colleagues from other FNQ procurement summit Airbridgecouncils and enjoyed meeting new people.

Local Buy is proud to organise events such as this and we look forward to hosting both Councils and Suppliers at our Conference in Brisbane in August.

Very special thanks to our Summit sponsors and trade exhibitors:

Sponsors Trade exhiibitiors

Brighter Super

AirBridge Networks 

Totally Workwear Cairns 


Preston Law

Greenfrog Systems 

Far North Office Choice

Cairns Hardware

Fire Auditors

Eureka Water & Filtration

Big shout out to the Local Buy Team Emma Peters Audrey DobellDan O'Donnell and our special guest from LGANT Meriel Corbett-Weir FIML.

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FNQ Procurement Summit Sponsors March 2024


FNQ Procurement Summit On the road with the engagement team March 2024