LGP ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2021
Moved from October 2021 to 17-18 February 2022
The LGP Annual Conference is the leading procurement conference within NSW Local Government. This conference brings together professionals from the field of procurement, infrastructure and sustainability, who are responsible for achieving strategic objectives and goals for their organisation.
In 2012 the United Nations put together a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. The aim was to deal with the urgent environmental, political and economic challenges the world is facing. The outcome of the goals correlates with the adoption levels and efforts invested. Every effort big or small towards achieving the goals, will make a positive impact on our world.
The recent bushfires and the current pandemic are reasons enough for councils to adopt the SDGs. In today’s landscape, councils face increasingly complex economic, social and environmental challenges. At LGP we understand these challenges well. We have adopted SDGs that are relevant to our business and are seeing tangible results.
LGP is one of the few organisations in Australia who can help enable our councils to achieve their SDGs and create positive outcomes for the community. It is this very thought that shaped the theme for the LGP Annual Conference 2021
2030 – How Will You Measure Up
Capability | Infrastructure | Sustainability
The theme will pan across Capability, Infrastructure and Sustainability aspects through various sessions of the conference program. Over the two days we will focus on the opportunities, challenges and solutions and chart the way forward for councils to meet their relevant SDGs by 2030.
We have engaged leading industry experts to share relevant information, delivery workshops to frame principles and innovative practices, showcase initiatives and projects, to get you thinking of how your council can be part of the positive change. These learnings will also help build personal and professional skills and capabilities.
New! Facility Tour for Engineering Stream Delegates
Incorporating sustainability into infrastructure is top on council agendas. To provide you with a good insight of the use of recycled material while building long lasting infrastructure, we have organised a site visit for our engineering delegates to the Boral Materials Technical Services (BMTS) Laboratory at Baulkham Hills in Sydney. At BMTS you will walk through the largest facility of its kind in Australia. BMTS specialises in compliance testing of construction materials and offers quality control testing, R&D expertise and specialised technologies associated with all applications including concrete, asphalt and bitumen, road construction and building materials, aggregates and rocks and more.
The site visit will be held on Wednesday, 16 February 2022 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Capacity for this visit has been capped to 25 and will be available on first come first serve basis.
Who Should Attend
This event is tailor-made for decision makers, executive management, senior and junior executives from the following teams
Legal – Governance and Risk Management
Finance, Commercial – Revenue and Contracts
Infrastructure – Civil, Construction, Water, Praks and Leisure
Engineering – Civil, Construction, Plant and Fleet
Stores and Logistics
As in the past the conference will have dedicated streams for procurement and engineering related professionals.
An inspiring learning experience is tailored over the two days. Your time at the conference won’t just be spent listening to presentations. You will discuss important topics at the round table discussions. You will have the opportunity to network with industry experts to gain innovative tips and learn best practices. We have designed workshops for you to get a hands-on experience to get the best outcome for projects. We have incorporated over six hours of networking into the agenda giving you the opportunity to network with your peers.
For those who are are unable to travel to Sydney to attend the conference, we have organised to stream the main conference sessions. However, unfortunately you will miss the pre-conference social event, awards and dinner as well as the networking opportunity which are great opportunities and not to be missed.
Pre-conference Social Event**
Public (Councils/ROCs/JOs and NFP)
$900 ex GST
$450 ex GST
GM/Dir attend for free with a paid delegate
Public (Councils eligible for Disaster Recovery Offer)****
$600 ex GST
$1500 ex GST
$900 ex GST
2 nights included
* Early Bird discounted rate will end on Friday 19 November. Full fee applicable from 20 November for public sector will be $1,200 and $1,500 (both ex GST) for private sector registrations. Engineering stream delegates can attend Day 2 of the main conference for free.
**Exclusive to council delegates.
***Offer valid until 19 November. To check eligibility, click here.
To support you with your internal approval process, we have developed a business case template to help you obtain approval to attend the LGP Annual Conference 2022. To download the business case, click here.
Local Government Procurement Awards
The Local Government Procurement Awards 2021 celebrate those procurement professionals or groups who are making a difference in local government and their community. The Awards recognise excellence and best practice in the field of procurement within the local government sector.
The procurement award recipients will receive a personalised plaque and professional development training of the winner’s choice to the value of $2,500. The approved contractor award recipients will receive a personalised plaque and branding to promote their achievement. The Awards will be presented at the LGP Annual Conference Dinner on Thursday 17 February 2022 at Doltone House Pyrmont. For more information click here.
Sponsorship opportunities at our 2021 Annual Conference
Sponsorship comes in many shapes and sizes. Our priority is getting you in the spotlight in a what that’s perfect for your business. This platform is a great opportunity to showcase your organisations products and services and to connect and network in formal and informal settings with customers. To participate in the conference exhibition as a sponsor or exhibitor, please review the Sponsorship Prospectus and register.
For information related to the LGP Annual Conference 2021 please contact Selina Pinheiro via email or call 02 8270 8743.