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Creating Shared Prosperity is an annual national conference on social procurement.
Social procurement is the inclusion of social and economic objectives in the procurement process in order to create additional socio-economic value above and beyond the primary purpose of what you are buying. The Creating Shared Prosperity conference is the second annual event aimed at building capability and confidence in implementing social procurement to a high-quality standard in New Zealand.
This years focus is on Supplier Diversity which is a business strategy that ensures a diverse supplier base in the procurement of goods and services for any business or organisation. It emphasizes the creation of a diverse supply chain that works to secure the inclusion of diverse groups in the procurement plans for government, not-for-profits, and private industry.
Supplier diversity is most commonly delivered through organisational run programmes, established to foster and promote the increase of minority-owned businesses in supply chains. In most countries where supplier diversity is common practice, there is overarching government policy, either at federal and/or state level which outlines how minority businesses are to be included in contracts funded by public spend. New Zealand is yet to have such policy.
The conference will give people practical, technical tools to undertake supplier diversity well and where possible will model sustainable procurement in action, focusing on minimising waste, healthy food and increasing opportunities for minority communities to be involved.
Procurement is an obvious, controllable and strategic lever at our disposal to tackle the country’s increasingly complex challenges. The practice of social procurement is fledgling in Aotearoa New Zealand and we are far behind most other OECD countries. But our communities need us to do more and do better, so it’s time to step-it-up.
WE SOLD OUT LAST YEAR!
The conference is for people that want to be at the cutting edge of transformational social and economic change. Focused primarily on those responsible for developing contracts and bringing many of our New Zealand’s projects to life, this is a real opportunity to be a part of a movement to shape the future of procurement practice in New Zealand.
Tuesday 14 May 2019
GridAKL, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland 1010
$299 per person GST inclusive.
GETTING TO GRIDAKL
GridAKL is located in the Wynyard Quarter’s innovation precinct and you can get there by walking, public transport and cycling (racks are available directly outside the venue). Find directions to GridAKL and travel options here.
There are several car parks located nearby:
31 Customs Street West. Entry at Downtown Carparkcorner of Lower Hobson Street and Customs Street West.
Open: 6am to 1am. Cost: $4 per hour, 5 or more hours maximum fee of $24.00
Jellicoe Street Carpark
37-55 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter. Enter from Beaumont Street or Madden Street. Open: 7am to 10pm. Cost: First hour free (available once within a 24-hour period) and $6 per hour thereafter to a maximum of 4 hours.
The venue has step-free access. Assistance dogs are very welcome.
Mobility permit parking is available in the Jellicoe Street Carpark, 37-55 Madden St, Wynyard Quarter (accessible parking is located at the end closest to the Playspace). There is also mobility permit parking behind the Viaduct Events Centre and some limited spaces on nearby streets.
If you have any other access requirements, please let us know in your booking form by Monday 29th April.
If you need help sourcing suitable accommodation, please contact our event organisers at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to do our bit toward Auckland’s target of zero waste by 2040 so there won’t be any hard copies of conference materials. All information will be available on this website.
Recycled notepads and biodegradable pens will be available on the day for anyone who needs them.
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