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Navigating SA Government Procurement

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

}02:00pm to 5:30pm

Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Street, Adelaide SA

Kendall Richardson and Belinda Golding | espresso@seabreezeevents.com.au

Price Member: $97.27 (ex GST)

Price Non-Member:  $142.72 (ex GST)


We know from hearing our members that you are always looking for answers to the tricky questions of Government procurement, and this can only be solved by being a part of the dialogue. We also hear from Government stakeholders wanting greater ability to engage with Industry.

This will be a very special event facilitated by AIIA and the South Australian Government to promote 2-way engagement between Government and Industry and allow each to navigate the changing landscape of portfolio management, major contracts, procurement reform, who does what, where to go for answers, engagement mechanisms and policy updates.

If you sell to Government, come along to gain insights into changes in Government portfolios, upcoming opportunities, key contacts and navigation assistance when taking your offerings to the Government market.

As a Government buyer you will be offered visibility into the market trends, opportunities to hear about with innovative solutions and engage with the entire industry through a centralised body (AIIA).

All attendees will be able to network in small table groups, have their questions answered, meet potential collaboration partners and network across the entire sector to increase your knowledge and contact base.

The intent is to allow open discussion and information sharing between buyers and sellers to enable greater transparency, understanding and collaboration, which in turn creates opportunity for productivity gains, innovation and improved outcomes for all stakeholders.

AIIA and the SA Government have a long-standing relationship and consider each other’s “microphone” regarding industry and public sector engagement.

Whilst this event is specific to the information industry, content will be aimed towards contract managers, sales and account management teams, national representatives of organisations, and

anyone with a role in engaging with or on behalf of the Government in South Australia. Your peers in procurement, IT, projects, major contracts, and policy and strategy will be there to meet you from the Government of South Australia.

Hear from Industry and Government Key Note Speakers on ICT Policy and Future Purchasing of the South Australian Government as well as Insights from interstate and international marketplace trends.

After speeches we will wrap up with a panel Q&A discussion, followed by a dedicated session for one on one engagement between Government and Industry, finishing with drinks and canapes for networking opportunities.


Tim Chopping

Executive Manager
SRA Information Technology &
Chair – SA Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)

Tim has a highly successful career in the technology sector enabling organisations and clients to achieve their goals and outcomes through strategic initiatives and collaboration.

Along with his role as Executive Manager at SRA, Tim is the Chair of the SA – Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem and is a judge and mentor for the Local Government Innovation Awards.

Tim has managed high performing teams across operations, sales, marketing, customer success and is passionate about diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Ian Nightingale

Industry Advocate
South Australian Government

In 2013 South Australia was the first State to establish an Industry Advocate with the role to provide independent advice to the Government on how government expenditure could be used to maximise the economic benefit to the State.

Since that time there has been overwhelming support from business and industry groups. They have seen the success local businesses have had in getting a fair share of State Government expenditure. This provides a huge boost for businesses and the community through the flow-on benefits of jobs and additional economic activity.

The success of the role has also been recognised at local and national level with the State government enacting the Industry Advocate Act in January 2018.

Prior to the role of Industry Advocate Ian’s career achievements have been diverse – as the previous Chief Executive for the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA and also Chief Executive of the former Department of Planning and Local Government (DPLG) plus a range of other senior positions in the State Government.

Kelly Tattersall

Service Transfer
Department of Human Services

Ms Tattersall is currently the Director, Service Transfer in the Department of Human Services. She joined the South Australian government as a graduate and has previously held procurement roles within Revenue SA, the Department of Education and South Australia Police and moved into a procurement leadership role when she joined the former Department for Families and Communities. Whilst with the various iterations of the Department of Human Services Ms Tattersall led the procurement and grants function whilst also taking responsibility for the Department’s strategic planning and improvement unit and Registered Training Organisation at various times. Ms Tattersall was also responsible for the Screening Unit with DHS for several years during periods of significant screening reform.

Ms Tattersall completed her Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and Bachelor of Science at Flinders University in 1999 and was admitted to the South Australian Supreme Court in 2001. Through the State Procurement Board’s procurement capability development program Ms Tattersall completed a Masters in Management (Strategic Procurement) at the University of South Australia in 2015.

Ms Tattersall has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply since 2006 and attained full membership in 2015 and Chartered status in 2018.

Dr. Eva Balan Vnuk

Executive Director
ICT and Digital Government
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
South Australian Government

Eva is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the delivery of technology, digital and cyber security services for South Australia Government in order to benefit citizens, businesses and public servants.

Prior to this role, Eva was State Director for Microsoft South Australia, as well as the inaugural National Skills Program Lead to develop and implement Microsoft Australia’s future-ready workforce initiatives. Eva has a PhD in innovation and entrepreneurship from the University of Adelaide, and is a Director for Novita and the History Trust of South Australia. She is also founder of HerTechPath, a community of women working in the technology sector in South Australia.

Sponsorship Opportunities

1. Platinum Event Sponsor
2. Gold Table Sponsors
3. Silver Ticket Sponsors

Sponsorship Inclusions:

Silver Ticket Sponsorship = $300 inc GST

  • 1 paid seat
  • Choose your table based on the VIP you want access to
  • 1 X guaranteed F2F meet the buyer sessions of their choosing
  • Special Lanyard


Gold Table Sponsorship = $2497 inc GST

  • Attendees list
  • 1 X guaranteed F2F meet the buyer sessions of their choosing
  • Logo on every piece of comms
  • Sign on table
  • Mentioned in opening and closing
  • 1 Table = 7 paid seats (because the 8th seat includes a VIP at every table)
    Special Lanyards


Thank you to our Sponsor
Gold Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

These are some of the opportunities available to our sponsors:

  • AIIA has a network of over 15,000+ subscribers for sponsors to access
  • Unique opportunities to profile your company/brand
  • Profiled feature opportunities for key people in your organisation across various platforms
  • Unique opportunities to directly network on tables with government executives
  • Intro/Outro of Key Note speakers
  • Great return on investment


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact – GM Events– Adriana.

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