EVENTS

   

UPCOMING EVENTS


July 2019

Clean Cities Renewable Power Procurement

23 - 25 July 2019
Denver, United States of America

What Does It Take for Cities to Buy Their Own Renewable Energy?

Hear from pioneering cities who are developing and executing a successful game plan for renewable power procurement. Profit from their experience and learn the most sophisticated approaches to accomplishing your environmental goals.

The Clean Cities Renewable Power Procurement Summit, hosted by the City of Denver, has been organized to help cities navigate the many complex considerations involved in procuring renewable power. Bringing together executives from cities across the country who are actively involved in the process, procurement consultants and renewable energy suppliers, the meeting will provide guidance and discussion of how cities should weigh their available options, formulate priorities and strategies, evaluate the economics and risks, and gain political and legal support.

 


August 2019

Awarding, Selection and Exclusion Criteria in Public Procurement

Awarding Criteria in Green Public Procurement • Evaluation Matrix • Socially ResponsiblePublic Procurement
22 - 23 August 2019
Berlin, Germany

Meet procurement requirements by setting clear criteria and performing transparent bid evaluation.
Efficient procurement procedures require flexibility, transparency and fulfilment of high qualitative, environmental, social and innovation standards. Authorities need to carefully decide how to set criteria and how to evaluate and justify which tender is economically most advantageous.

With Experts from:
• City of Ghent, Belgium
• European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
• Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands
• Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), France


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.


Fair begegnen, Fair gestalten

18 - 20 September 2019
Cologne, Germany

Sie engagieren sich für den Fairen Handel oder die Faire Beschaffung? Dann sind Sie vom 18. bis 20. September 2019 herzlich willkommen in Köln, der amtierenden „Hauptstadt des Fairen Handels“.

Erleben Sie auf unserem Kongress der Ideen und Taten ein vielseitiges Programm, informieren Sie sich über aktuelle Trends und treten Sie in den Dialog über globale und lokale Herausforderungen. Vernetzen Sie sich mit Engagierten aus Kommunen, entwicklungspolitischen Organisationen, Schulen, Universitäten sowie Unternehmen und Verbänden.

Und feiern Sie die Preisverleihung im Wettbewerb „Hauptstadt des Fairen Handels 2019“ am 18. September sowie das 10-jährige Jubiläum der Kampagne „Fairtrade-Towns“ am 19. September.


Nordic Edge

Expo & Conference
24 - 26 September 2019
Stavanger, Norway
Stavanger Forum

Nordic Edge 2019 is all about making a positive change in people’s lives. It’s all about: Life Actually.

Nordic Edge Expo is the leading meeting place for Smart Cities professionals in the Nordics. True to the region's heritage of cross-sector collaboration, a carefully selected group of European partners have been invited to assemble the best, most comprehensive conference program that skilfully covers Smart City topics.

In line with Smart City ambitions, global sustainability goals, climate concerns and citizen engagement are fundamental to Nordic Edge's mission to contribute to creating better, more liveable communities for people to live and work in. On the agenda will be innovative projects and new ideas within: mobility, energy, renewables, EdTech, infrastructure, enabling technologies, health, city governance, citizen involvement and smart living.

Nordic Edge will also host the Procura+ Awards 2019, and will feature dedicated workshops bringing your the latest developments in innovation procurement and the best cases from across Europe in smart, sustainable public purchasing.

 


Market Consultation and Research in Public Procurement

26 - 27 September 2019
Berlin, Germany

In order to succeed, procurement practitioners need to have a clear picture of what market consultation should actually entail. In this practical seminar, you will learn how to proceed effectively in market consultation. Market research can be a powerful tool to facilitate the effectiveness of follow-up procedures in procurement. It enables procurement officers to choose the optimal procedure while inviting the most suitable bidders to the formal procurement process.

  • How to develop a strong strategy for market consultation
  • How to conduct market consultation for complex procurements
  • Which strategy is the most useful one in light of market consultation results?

October 2019

Conference on Responsible Public Procurement

3 - 4 October 2019
Prague, Czech Republic

An international expert conference organised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture.

The conference will focus on the strategic approach and social aspects in public purchasing. The aim of the conference is to show this topic within the international context, to present national strategies for promoting responsible procurement, to get inspired by experience of individual contracting authorities, to focus more on selected topical issues, including experience of audit institutions and matters related to measurement, and to provide an outlook of expected trends and visions in responsible procurement. At the conference, contributions to socially responsible public procurement in the Czech Republic will be awarded.

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European Week of Regions and Cities

7 - 10 October 2019
Brussels, Belgium

The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.


European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production

14 - 18 October 2019
Barcelona, Spain

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.