EVENTS

   

UPCOMING EVENTS


November 2018

ECOVATION 2018 – Innovation and Sustainability in Public Procurement

26 - 27 November 2018
Vienna, Austria

The Ecovation 2018 conference will take place the 26 - 27 November 2018 and will be focusing on sustainability and innovation in public procurement.

Synergies between both topics at European and member state level will be discussed and a wide range of issues will be covered, including digitalisation, mobility and the circular economy. Stakeholders from public administration and business are invited to this conference, which will be co-hosted by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW), the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism (BMNT) and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT).

For more information please visit the event's webpage.


Driving Sustainability in European Public Procurement

27 November 2018
Brussels
Stanhope Hotel

Organised by Forum Europe in partnership with Dell, this conference will explore how governments can leverage their buying power more effectively to support the transition to a resource-efficient, energy-efficient and circular economy and foster sustainable economic development.

This high-level conference will debate what the EU and Member States can do more to ensure a wider uptake in strategic public procurement at all levels of government, challenges and opportunities for procurement authorities and suppliers, as well as best practices from selected industries.


December 2018

Sustainability for the Next Generation

Launch of TCO Certified
4 December 2018, 13:00 - 17:30
Brussels, Belgium
Thon EU Hotel

How far away is a future where all IT products have a circular and sustainable life cycle? Join the live launch of TCO Certified, generation 8 to gain insight into future trends and be part of the movement that is finding opportunities for a sustainable future.


Moderated by human rights lawyer Parul Sharma, sustainability and circularity experts will discuss the most prominent challenges and how innovative technical solutions and behavioral changes can help meet them.


TCO Certified, generation 8 is the largest step yet toward a circular and sustainable life cycle for IT products. It includes a wide range of updated and new criteria, designed to promote a circular approach to IT products along with transparency and responsibility in the supply chain. Supporting progress toward the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the next generation of criteria helps brands and buyers to directly contribute to a more sustainable future.

Participants at the event in Brussels will:

  • Join us for the live launch of TCO Certified, generation 8
  • Gain unique insight into circularity and sustainability challenges
  • Meet experts in the field of sustainability and IT products

Register here


January 2019

Thinking Outside the Box: Sustainable ICT Procurement in Scotland - Approaches, Instruments and Experiences

Über den Tellerrand geschaut: Nachhaltige ITK Beschaffung in Schottland – Ansätze, Instrumente und Erfahrungen
23 January 2019, 11:00 - 12:30

The webinar will be used to provide insights into the various sustainable procurement approaches and tools that APUC uses in its work. These include topics such as the fundamental understanding and handling of sustainability in procurement, the Sustain database, market engagement processes and concrete tendering practices.
 
The webinar will consist of two parts:
 
1. APUC - innovative sustainable public procurement
Ricarda Bieke will present key aspects of APUC's work on sustainable procurement.
 
Ricarda Bieke has been with APUC for more than 5 years and currently works as Responsible Procurement Manager on various sustainable sourcing projects.
 
2. Questions and answers
Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss ideas.
 
 
As an independent monitoring organization, Electronics Watch helps public sector bodies to live up to their responsibility for the rights and safety of workers who are part of their supply chain for electronic products. According to experience, public institutions manage to do this better than if they were on their own.

****this event will be held in German only****

Here you can sign up.
 
If you have further questions, you can contact Peter Pawlicki at ppawlicki@electronicswatch.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.


June 2019

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

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.