EVENTS

   

UPCOMING EVENTS


May 2019

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

20 - 22 May 2019
Portland, Oregon, United States of America

The 2019 SPLC Summit will bring together over 450 purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers, and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions in order to share, simplify, and spread the best sustainable purchasing practices across the whole economy.


Urban Future

22 - 24 May 2019
Oslo, Norway

The URBAN FUTURE global conference is dedicated exclusively to CityChangers – decision makers who actively, passionately and effectively make cities more sustainable. In 2019 the  event will be held in Oslo, the European Green Capital 2019, where ICLEI are proud to be representing the power of green public procurement.

Mark Hidson, Global Director of ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Centre will be speaking in the plenary 'Boring no more: the number 1 tool for cities to initiate change', while Procura+ members including Copenhagen, Rijkswaterstaat and Oslo will share their first hand experiences of the potential of GPP. 

Urban Future believes, that what is most important for solving the urban challenges are the people driving positive change. Join #UFGC19 in Oslo and become part of the CityChangers-movement!


Perspectives on and Challenges for the Bioeconomy

29 May 2019, 09:30 - 15:30
Bonn, Germany
Wissenschaftsladen Bonn e.V., Reuterstr. 157

Please note that this event will take place in German.

Join Biobridges, BLOOM and BIOVOICES as they bring together key German and European stakeholders from academia, civil society, business and public policy for an interactive discussion covering perspectives on and challenges related to bio-based products.

The full-day workshop aims to tackle a set of key questions related to the uptake of bio-based products in Germany and beyond. These include:

  • What solutions are needed to increase the distribution of sustainable, bio-based products in line with a circular economy model?
  • What products and product features meet consumer needs?
  • What innovations can be expected in this field, and what research and communication strategies have proven to be successful?
  • What role do local value chains and local markets play in the bioeconomy?
  • What framework conditions should be set by the German federal government with respect to bio-based products?

To read more about the event, click here.

And to register for the workshop, click here.


June 2019

Circular Procurement Summit

Advancing the Circular Economy Through Public Sector Purchasing
11 - 13 June 2019
Toronto, Canada
The Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street

In Canada, public sector procurement is valued at $200 billion annually with 80 per cent taking place at local government levels.

Circular procurement is a practice that will advance the circular economy, which focuses on the full value of goods, services, public works, and infrastructure investments. It also has the potential to fulfill economic (cost savings), environmental (low-carbon; waste reduction), and socio-economic (social enterprise; unique public and private partnership) interests simultaneously.

To advance the circular economy domestically, Recycling Council of Ontario hosts featured experts from around the world that recognize the strength and value of purchasing power to change markets, along with Canadian representatives from all levels of governments and their agencies, as well as suppliers and vendors, to share knowledge and resources, showcase best practices, and network.

 


Circular Procurement Summit

11 - 13 June 2019
Toronto, Canada

Circular procurement is a practice that will advance the circular economy, which focuses on the full value of goods, services, public works, and infrastructure investments. It also has the potential to fulfill economic (cost savings), environmental (low-carbon; waste reduction), and socio-economic (social enterprise; unique public and private partnership) interests simultaneously.

To advance the circular economy domestically, Recycling Council of Ontario hosts featured experts from around the world that recognize the strength and value of purchasing power to change markets, along with Canadian representatives from all levels of governments and their agencies, as well as suppliers and vendors, to share knowledge and resources, showcase best practices, and network.


SET Plan 2019

Making the Energy Transition happen locally
12 - 14 June 2019
Bucharest, Romania

The 12th SET Plan Conference will be held from 12 – 14 June 2019, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest – Romania, under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU and will be merged with the external ENVE (Environment, Climate change and Energy) Commission and Conference from the European Committee of the Regions, where more than 120 EU local and regional leaders are working on environment, climate change, energy and space policies. Local and regional authorities play a central role in the implementation of EU environment, climate change and energy policy.

The SET Plan & ENVE Conference in Bucharest will focus strongly on the interaction of different stakeholders with local and regional authorities on the road towards a clean energy transition.

 


Public Procurement: Global Revolution IX

17 - 18 June 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Key conference themes are the following:

  • International, including the work of OECD, UNCITRAL, WTO and Multilateral Development Banks
  • Procurement in practice
  • EU/UK

Circularity 19

18 - 20 June 2019
Minneapolis, United States of America

Circularity 19 will bring together more than 500 thought leaders and practitioners to define and accelerate the circular economy.
Through inspirational plenaries, interactive breakouts, hands-on design charrettes, networking events and a solutions-focused expo, Circularity 19 will inspire, inform and empower participants to seize the opportunities of the emerging circular economy.

This year's program will be framed by six program tracks:

  • Business Strategy & Innovation
  • Circular Cities
  • Design & Materials
  • Logistics & Infrastructure
  • Next-Gen Packaging
  • Standards & Metrics

July 2019

4th Global Procurement Conference

8 - 9 July 2019
Rome

The goal of the Global Procurement Conference is to raise awareness for the planetary implications of joint decisions regarding what is purchased, how and for whom in the public domain.

Thanks to a partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the University of Rome Tor Vergata has the pleasure of pr esenting the conference speakers, experts from International Financial Institutions and regulatory bodies, policy-makers, economists, lawyers, public procurers that will engage in a much-needed debate concerning issues related to innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and regulation in procurement worldwide.


September 2019

Summer Course on European Public Procurement Law

Thorough introduction to EU public procurement law
9 - 13 September 2019
Trier, Germany

Key topics:

  • Essential concepts and principles in public procurement
  • Public sector and utilities procurement
  • Concessions and PPPs
  • Remedies and enforcement
  • Procurement by EU Institutions and bodies
  • Sustainable procurement
  • E-procurement
  • Interplay with competition and State aid rules
  • International aspects
  • Procurement process simulation


Visit to the European Court of Justice:

Participants in this summer course will also have the opportunity to visit the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg.

Social programme:

After a day's intensive training, enjoy the course dinner with fellow participants, wine-tasting in the Mosel vineyards, a tour of the historic city of Trier.

Who should attend?

Practitioners seeking an introduction to European public procurement law.