With a hat tip to the Silicon Welly blog, here is an event that might be useful for some of you.

Half day seminar on selling to the New Zealand Government

Industry Capability Network

This free half day seminar will give you insights into the processes and challenges of selling to government.

1. The procurement process

  • Presentation on the RFx process, mandatory requirements, transparency and

2. The RFP process

  • What happens to the RFP when it arrives at the agency?
  • What works?
  • What does not work?

3. Sustainability issues

Sustainability issues are becoming increasingly important factors in government procurement.  Several new initiatives are taking place.  This is your chance to get up to speed on future directions

4. Partnering for success

Multi-national vendors talk about their strategies for partnering with New Zealand SMEs.  New Zealand SMEs discuss their experiences of partnering with Multi-national vendors

5. What’s being done to assist SMEs

There are several initiatives being approved that will make it easier to bid for local companies.

6. Forum discussion

Your chance to discuss the issues that concern you in an open forum. CIOs and procurement specialists will address the issues that you decide on.

Guest speakers include departmental CIOs, procurement specialists and Policy Advisors

Level 28 Majestic Centre
100 Willis Street
November 16th 2007
9am – 12:30

How to Attend

If you wish to attend please email your details to David Sheppard at the Industry Capability Network (ICN):

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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