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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.


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.

 


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.

 


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 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.


November 2019

NOHRCON - Nordic Public Procurement Forum

19 - 22 November 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

The scope of NPP 2019 is to give you thorough insight on the implications of the EU Public Procurement Directives, access to the latest research, knowledge and inspiration through relevant case experiences and an update on recent developments in case law of the Court of Justice in the field of PP.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS WHO ALREADY CONFIRMED THEIR PARTICIPATION:

  • Sue Arrowsmith, Achilles Professor of Public Procurement Law and Policy, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Steen Treumer, Professor of Public Procurement Law and Privatization Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

September 2020

9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

30 September - 2 October 2020
Mannheim, Germany
Rosengarten

Hosted by the City of Mannheim, and ICLEI Europe, the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns will open its doors for the 9th time from 30 September - 2 October 2020 in Mannheim, Germany.

The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban transformation and lead the way in guiding Europe towards a secure and sustainable future.

The world is facing major environmental, economic and social challenges that require a substantial transformation in all aspects of society. Without this transformation, global and European self-set goals like the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Europe long term strategy on GHG emission reduction will remain unreachable.

The 2020 edition of the flagship European conference on local sustainable development will build on the legacy of the previous conferences in Aalborg, Denmark (1994 and 2004), Lisbon, Portugal (1996), Hannover, Germany (2000), Seville, Spain (2007), Dunkirk, France (2010), Geneva, Switzerland (2013), and the Basque Country, Spain (2016).

Become part of a transformational movement.

Join over 800 participants from local and regional governments, European and international institutions, multilateral organisations, the research community, business and civil society.

For more information visit: esct2020.eu