Local Government Procurement

Annual Conference


17-18 October 2023
Doltone House, Pyrmont, Sydney

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 2023 our conference is focused on how council staff can learn new ways to demonstrate their immense value across our sector.  We dive into how to better engage and collaborate with key decision makers. In order to create new value in a climate where costs continue to climb, the 2023 conference will outline how we need to explore all options and lift our negotiation skills to stretch ratepayer funds as far as possible.   
Finally, we must make sure we can measure our impact, as well as communicate and celebrate what we deliver.  With that our 2023 conference theme of Connect, Leverage and Achieve will ensure all our delegates come away with new knowledge and techniques to apply back inside their council. 

Connect | Leverage | Achieve 

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.

Who Should Attend

This event is specifically designed for decision makers, executive management, senior executives, and junior executives from various divisions within the council. The aim is to bring together professionals from different areas to foster collaboration, knowledge sharing, and skill development. The target divisions include:

Procurement, Purchasing, Sourcing, Contracts & Contract Management, Stores & logistics, Engineering (civil, construction, plant and fleet), Sustainability, Indrastructure (civil, construction, water, parks & leisure), Projects teams, Legal (governance & risk), Finance, Commercial (revenue & contracts) and Information Technology.

Conference Sessions

The conference offers an inspiring and tailored learning experience spread over two days. We believe that your time at the conference should be more than just listening to presentations. That’s why we have designed various interactive sessions to engage participants in meaningful discussions. The round table discussions will provide a platform to delve into important topics and exchange insights with fellow attendees.

Networking is a key component of the conference, and we have made sure to create ample opportunities for you to connect with industry experts. These interactions will not only allow you to gain innovative tips and learn best practices but also expand your professional network. We understand the value of practical learning, which is why we have incorporated workshops into the agenda. These hands-on sessions will provide you with the opportunity to actively participate and acquire the skills needed to achieve the best outcomes for your projects.

Furthermore, we have allocated over six hours of dedicated networking time throughout the conference. This extensive networking period will enable you to establish connections, share experiences, and engage with your peers in a relaxed and informal setting.

By attending the conference, you can expect an immersive experience where learning, collaboration, and networking are intertwined to create a valuable and enriching event. We are committed to ensuring that you not only gain knowledge but also have the opportunity to actively participate, connect with industry experts, and build relationships with your fellow attendees.


Sector    Standard Rate*  Complimentary Attendance  Special offer for a council friend** Pre-conference Drinks*  Conference Dinner 
Public (Councils/ROCs/JOs and NFP)    $1300 ex GST GM/Dir Free attendance with a paid delegate* $500 ex GST  Included  Included 
Private    $2,000 ex GST N.A.  N.A.  N.A.  Included 

*Applicable to public sector only
** Bring a friend (same council but must never have attended before).
***Standard price applicable from 16 September – Public sector $1300 ex GST.


Business Case

To assist you in obtaining approval to attend the LGP Annual Conference 2023, we have prepared a comprehensive business case template. This template will guide you in highlighting the key benefits and value that attending the conference will bring to your organisation. To access and download the business case template, please click here.


We have secured exclusive accommodation rates at a conveniently located hotel near the conference venue. To view the details of the special rates and make a reservation, please click here.

Local Government Procurement Awards

The Local Government Procurement Awards 2023 are a prestigious recognition and celebration of procurement professionals and groups who are making a positive impact in local government and their communities. These awards highlight excellence and best practices in procurement within the local government sector.

Winners of the procurement awards will be presented with a personalized plaque and will have the opportunity to participate in professional development training of their choice, valued at $2,500. The approved contractor award recipients will also receive a personalized plaque and promotional branding to showcase their achievement.

The Awards ceremony will take place at the LGP Annual Conference Dinner on Tuesday, 17th October 2023 at Doltone House Pyrmont. To learn more about the award criteria and the submission process, please click here.

Conference Dinner Theme

We are thrilled to inform you that the theme for the conference dinner is the “80s.” The 80s was a decade known for its vibrant fashion, iconic music, and unique pop culture. So, get ready to don your leg warmers, neon colours, big hair, and shoulder pads. Whether you choose to channel the style of your favourite 80s icons or go all-out with a themed costume, we can’t wait to see your creative interpretations.

The conference dinner will be an opportunity to connect with fellow attendees, enjoy delicious food and drinks and celebrate the achievements of the conference. With the 80s theme, we aim to create a fun and nostalgic atmosphere that adds an extra element of excitement to the evening. It’s your chance to showcase your creativity and make the conference dinner a night to remember.  We encourage you to embrace the theme and come dressed in your best 80s attire to make it a truly memorable night.




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