Commonwealth Games 2022 Business Forum

20 Mar 2019 13:30 - 15:30

West Bromwich Albion Football Club
The Hawthorns
A41 Birmingham Road
West Midlands
B71 4LF

Members: Free
Non members: Free


Black Country 2022 Business Forum brings together regional businesses in order to explore and understand the opportunities the Commonwealth Games is bringing to the West Midlands. 
Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games and London 2012 Olympics proved to be catalysts for regional regeneration,  growth and brought many opportunities for businesses to tender for a range contracts. 

With only three years to go and with the eyes of the world on the West Midlands, the Black Country Chamber of Commerce is establishing the Black Country 2022 Business Forum - enabling regional businesses to gain the knowledge, understand procurement processes and explore ways that they can get involved.

This is the first of a regular quarterly meeting giving updates on the overall progress of the games, timescales and making sure that Black Country Businesses can understand the opportunities available to them. These meetings will feature presentations, talks and the chance to quiz other local businesses who were successful in securing contracts from London 2012, other large projects as well influencers and individuals currently involved in the planning of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
We will include a detailed look at procurement opportunities as they arrive, how to register to receive notifications of contracts and advice on bid writing and collaboration. Plus we will look at other ways that companies might get involved with their staff from volunteering, local events, participation in the cultural programme and more.

LAUNCH EVENT: 20 March 2019 at West Bromwich Albion FC
The first event hosted by one of our premier venues in the Black Country, West Bromwich Albion FC, features:
  • 'The Black Country LEP 2022 Games representative, Lindsey Flynn
  • Philip Gray from Commercial Doctor, will give an overview of the achievements made by West Midlands companies from London 2012 contracts. He will take you through the steps and thinking process of making the most of opportunities on offer including, supply chain tendering or sponsorship.
  • Paul and Jennie Long from Iceblue Marketing will explain how to get registered onto the Birmingham 2022 to receive procurement notifications
  • Techniswage Limited, Smethwick - Director Paul Fellows tells the story of their involvement in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony
  • Local 2018 Commonwealth Games silver squash medallist – Sarah-Jane Perry on her sporting experiences and her preparation ahead of Birmingham 2022.
The Organising Committee and its Games Partners will contract many hundreds of companies and suppliers to help deliver Birmingham 2022, or projects related to the Commonwealth Games. 
For the Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018 Games, Organising Committee contracts alone had a total value of £241m and £333m respectively. On the Gold Coast, 84% of these contracts were won by local or regional businesses; in Glasgow, 76% of the total value of contracts awarded went to Glaswegian or Scottish companies

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