InterTradeIreland Meet the Buyer event 2022

Posted by Jim on May 16, 2022  /   Posted in Blog

Learn how you can access pipeline contracts and make new connections


Join InterTradeIreland on Wednesday 22 June at the Titanic Belfast for a day of insight and learning. Learn how you can access pipeline contracts valued at £60m+ and make connections with the decision makers in Translink.

What to expect from the event

  • 1-2-1 meetings with Translink’s key decision makers, business users and their primary contractors.
  • Meet the Translink Procurement Team and gain valuable insights around tendering for Translink contracts.
  • Meet with representatives from Dublin Bus & Iarnrod Eireann to hear about their business development activities.
  • Get advice and guidance on tendering and other business supports from InterTradeIreland, Invest NI and eTendersNI.
  • Engage and network with other suppliers and industry peers.

Who you will meet

You will meet with the following procurement category teams and key decision makers across the Translink Group:

  • Fleet & Engineering category – incorporating: Bus Engineering, Rail Engineering, Bus and Rail Systems & Operations.
  • Rail Infrastructure category – incorporating: Structures, Renewals, Permanent Way, Signalling & Telecoms.
  • Property & Estates category – incorporating: Property Works, Property Maintenance, Facilities Management.
  • Corporate Services category – incorporating: Marketing & Communications, Digital Comms/Design & Print, Human Resources, ICT & Ticketing, Health, Safety & Environment.

Primary contractors:

  • Wrightbus Ltd (bus fleet)
  • Farrans/Sacyr JV (construction – Belfast Transport Hub)
  • Babcock (permanent way and signalling & telecoms)
  • Cleary Contracting (construction)
  • Switch Mobility (bus fleet)
  • Volvo UK Ltd (bus fleet)
  • Graham (construction)
  • Adman Civil Projects FP McCann (construction)
  • McLaughlin & Harvey (construction)
  • Lowry Building & Civil Engineering (construction)
  • CAF SA (rail fleet)

Also attending are:

  • Dublin Bus
  • Iarnroad Eireann
  • Invest NI
  • eTendersNI (CPD)
  • VANRATH (permanent and temporary recruitment)
  • Hays (permanent and temporary recruitment)

Event information

The event will start at 08:45 with registration and networking opening at 08:00.

  • 08:00 – Registration, Networking & Refreshments
  • 08:45 – Opening Speeches Margaret Hearty, InterTradeIreland Chief Executive Paddy Anderson, Translink Chief Financial Officer Tricia Massey, Head of Group Procurement
  • 09:00 – Stands open
  • 09.10 – Workshops commence
  • 15:00 – Event Close

Find out more and book your place at the InterTradeIreland Meet the Buyer event 2022 in partnership with Translink.

First published 12 May 2022

About Jim

James is a director with JCR Network Services Ltd, which provides sales, marketing and business development expertise to local SMEs in Ireland and the UK. Many businesses have developed their growth strategies through our focussed actions. We specialise in helping the agri-food , emerging technology, manufacturing and services sectors.

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