Creating Shared Prosperity 2019 Conference

Tickets are on sale for the annual Creating Shared Prosperity Conference on social procurement which sold out last year. The Creating Shared Prosperity conference is aimed at building capability and confidence in implementing social procurement to a high-quality standard in New Zealand.



Social procurement is the inclusion of social and economic objectives in the procurement process in order to create additional socio-economic value above and beyond the primary purpose of what you are buying.


This year’s focus is on Supplier Diversity which is a business strategy that ensures a diverse supplier base in the procurement of goods and services for any business or organisation.


It emphasizes the creation of a diverse supply chain that works to secure the inclusion of diverse groups in the procurement plans for government, not-for-profits, and private industry.


Supplier diversity is most commonly delivered through organisational run programmes, established to foster and promote the increase of minority-owned businesses in supply chains. In most countries where supplier diversity is common practice, there is overarching government policy, either at federal and/or state level which outlines how minority businesses are to be included in contracts funded by public spend. New Zealand is yet to have such policy.


The conference will give people practical, technical tools to undertake supplier diversity well and where possible will model sustainable procurement in action, focusing on minimising waste, healthy food and increasing opportunities for minority communities to be involved.




Procurement is an obvious, controllable and strategic lever at our disposal to tackle the country’s increasingly complex challenges. The practice of social procurement is fledgling in Aotearoa New Zealand and we are far behind most other OECD countries. But our communities need us to do more and do better, so it’s time to step-it-up.


The conference is for people that want to be at the cutting edge of transformational social and economic change. Focused primarily on those responsible for developing contracts and bringing many of our New Zealand’s projects to life, this is a real opportunity to be a part of a movement to shape the future of procurement practice in New Zealand.




Tuesday 14 May 2019




GridAKL, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland 1010




$299 per person GST inclusive.


Get your tickets HERE