EVENTS

   

UPCOMING EVENTS


April 2019

UrbanWINS Final Conference

The city as a living organism, understanding its metabolism to reduce its resource consumption
4 April 2019
Brussels, Belgium
GreenBizz, Rue Dieudonné Lefèvre 17

After three years of work, the EU-funded UrbanWINS project will come to an end this May.

During its life time, UrbanWINS has developed and tested methods for designing and implementing eco-innovative strategic plans for waste prevention and management in eight pilot cities: Cremona, Albano Laziale, Pomezia and Torino (Italy); Leiria (Portugal); Bucharest (Romania), and Manresa & Sabadell (Spain).

Now, it is time to share the outcomes and results of the project so that other cities, organisations and stakeholders can build upon them. Come and join us in our final conference, taking place in GreenBizz, an environmental incubator in Brussels (Belgium).

Registration and participation at this one-day event is free. Register here.

Conference programme

8.30              Registration and welcome coffee
9.00              Welcome: The UrbanWINS journey
9.30              Urban metabolism: indicators on how cities eat and digest
11.00            Coffee break
11.30            Participation: a key aspect in UrbanWINS
12.45            Lunch break
14.00            Three parallel workshops: If I were a city…
15.45            Coffee break
16.15            Looking into the future
17.00            Conclusions
17.30            Tour through GreenBizz facilities

For more information, visit the project website.


Seizing Opportunities in the Public Procurement of Tomorrow

4 April 2019, 08:30 - 16:00
Bucharest
Parliament House

The European Commission – The Directorate General of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is inviting interested stakeholders to the high level conference “Seizing opportunities in the public procurement of tomorrow”, which will be held in cooperation with Romanian Presidency on 4th April 2019 in Bucharest at the Parliament House.

The conference is an occasion to take stock of the main work strands developed in the field of public procurement over the past five years since the adoption of the 2014 Public Procurement Directives. It will review the achievements in improving public procurement practices, including the progress made on the six priorities of the Public Procurement Package of October 2017, among which “Ensuring wider uptake of innovative, green, and social procurement”.  The conference will be opened by Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and Eugen Teodorovici, Romanian Minister of Finance.

Among the high level speakers, the Chair of the Procura+ Network Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor of the City of Malmö will represent the network and reflect on its role in delivering on policy objectives such as the EU Public Procurement Package. Global Director of ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Centre and Deputy Regional Director of ICLEI Europe Mark Hidson will discuss how procurers across Europe are implementing procurement processes to achieve ambitious goals. In addition, the 2018 Procura+ Award winners will present their winning procurements and reflect on what winning the Award has meant for their procurement practice.

 


Meet the Buyer - Gemeente Haarlem

15 April 2019
Haarlem

The focus of the unique event is to discuss how to integrate social responsiblity into the information and communication technology (ICT) supply-chain. More specifically, Gemeente Haarlem will inform suppliers in detail about an upcoming tender on workplace hardware and about the related socially responsible procurement needs and intentions. The suppliers and resellers will have an opportunity to discuss available solutions and demonstrate their capacity to meet the requirements.

The event is jointly organised by ICLEI Europe, Electronics Watch, Procura+ and Gemeente Haarlem.

Participation is free of charge, but registration necessary to secure a place. Sign up here to secure your spot until the 11th April! Feel free to forward this invitation to co-workers that are interest to join as well. A draft programme (subject to change) is attached.

For any queries please contact Josefine Hintz, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, josefine.hintz@iclei.org.


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

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!


June 2019

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

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.


October 2019

European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production

14 - 18 October 2019
Barcelona

The European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) is one of Europe's most remarkable conferences in its field and has taken place periodically since 1994. ERSCPs favour discussions about the key issues in sustainable consumption and production; the exchange of thoughts, knowledge, experiences and SCP proposals; and the creation of a European (also worldwide) community of research and practice in sustainable consumption and production. The main goal of the ERSCPs is to encourage discussion amongst stakeholders involved in sustainable consumption and production: businesses, public institutions, universities, institutes and research centres, NGOs, SMEs, professional associations, decision-makers, etc.


Forum CompraVerde-BuyGreen

17 - 18 October 2019
Rome

A renewal of the positive evolution of the Forum which remains one of the most important occasions in Italy to network and think about innovative solutions to accelerate policies, projects and initiatives, both public and private, dedicated to green and sustainable purchases.