EVENTS

   

UPCOMING EVENTS


May 2017

eafip Workshop for Public Procurers in the Education, Recreation, Culture and Religion sectors

17 May 2017, 9:00 - 17:00
Berlin, Germany
The eafip Workshop for Public Procurers in the Education, Recreation, Culture and Religion sectors (ministries, regional and local authorities, agencies, public bodies, etc.) will be held at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin, Germany on 17th May 2017 eafip.eu/events/workshops/education/

The workshop is open to public contracting authorities who have a unique chance to openly discuss unmet procurement needs, innovation concepts, project ideas, and much more. All procurers have an opportunity to briefly present their ideas / plan / projects in the parallel sessions. Please note that this event will be held in English and attendance is free of charge.

June 2017

World Circular Economy Forum 2017

5 - 7 June 2017
Helsinki, Finland
The World Circular Economy Forum will take place in Helsinki on the 5 - 7 June 2017 and will be focusing on different circular economy topics, including its relation to the UN Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals.

The Forum consists of 17 plenary and paralles sessions showcasing circular economy solutions for business, cities and finance. These will include a session on "Supporting Growth of Circular SMEs", which will be exploring tools for supporting SMEs such as investment support, innovative and green public procurement and matchmaking services.

For more information on the event visit www.sitra.fi

Global Sustainability Standards Conference

27 - 29 June 2017, 9:00 - 17:00
The next Global Sustainability Standards Conference, organized by ISEAL Alliance, will be taking place in Zürich, 27 - 29 June 2017. The event will bring together more than 300 sustainability leaders and experts from business, government, NGOs and academia to discuss the future of standards and certification in delivering greater impact at scale.

The event will consist of a full day of sessions, an evening cocktail reception, and a ISEAL Community Day that will be entirely focused on driving innovations in standards systems. The event will also be holding the ISEAL AGM as well as a number of other associated meetings and workshops, including the Sustainability Standards Essentials Training.

Registration will open in January.

July 2017

2nd Global Procurement Conference

4 - 5 July 2017
Rome, Italy
The 2nd Global Procurement Conference, launched by the University of Rome Tor Vergata, will take place in Rome from the 4 - 5 July 2017 and will address issues related to innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and regulation in procurement worldwide.

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.

The conference will present 16 speakers for 6 different topics, including Mark Hidson from ICLEI Europe, and Farid Yaker United from the Nations Environment Programme, for a session on the topic of “Sustainable Development Goals and Public Procurement”.

For more information on the event visit http://globalprocurement.org/

October 2017

Circular Procurement Congress

19 October 2017, 9:30 - 17:00
Tallinn, Estonia
On 19 October 2017, the second international Congress on Circular Procurement, co-organised by the European Commission (Directorate-General for the Environment), the Estonian Presidency of the EU, Rijkswaterstaat from the Netherlands and ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability will take place in Tallinn, Estonia.

The objectives of this congress are to:
- deepen knowledge and encourage implementation of circular procurement showcase good practices, latest research and tools
- stimulate unexperienced organisations to start with circular procurement
- discuss the role of circular procurement for innovation and meeting other policy goals
- encourage networking on circular procurement.

The congress targets:
- Policy makers for national and local governments and public bodies
- Public procurers and budget holders
- Companies involved in circular procurement.

Registration will open in May. For any questions please contact: catherine.fenech@ec.europa.eu.
The event is directly preceded by the Conference on Innovation Procurement, co-organised by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission (EC) on 17 and 18 October 2017.