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May 2019

Perspectives on and Challenges for the Bioeconomy

29 May 2019, 09:30 - 15:30
Bonn, Germany
Wissenschaftsladen Bonn e.V., Reuterstr. 157

Please note that this event will take place in German.

Join Biobridges, BLOOM and BIOVOICES as they bring together key German and European stakeholders from academia, civil society, business and public policy for an interactive discussion covering perspectives on and challenges related to bio-based products.

The full-day workshop aims to tackle a set of key questions related to the uptake of bio-based products in Germany and beyond. These include:

  • What solutions are needed to increase the distribution of sustainable, bio-based products in line with a circular economy model?
  • What products and product features meet consumer needs?
  • What innovations can be expected in this field, and what research and communication strategies have proven to be successful?
  • What role do local value chains and local markets play in the bioeconomy?
  • What framework conditions should be set by the German federal government with respect to bio-based products?

To read more about the event, click here.

And to register for the workshop, click here.

June 2019

Challenges in Sustainable Public Procurements International Conference

5 - 6 June 2019
Budapest, Hungary

The conference will be opened by Mr Csaba Balázs Rigó – Public Procurement Authority of Hungary, President
Opening address by Mr László Domokos – State Audit Office, President
Mr László Parragh – Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, President
Mr László György – Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Minister of State for Economic Strategy and Regulation
Mr Gábor Zupkó – Head of the European Commission's Representation in Hungary
Mr Nándor Csepreghy – Blue Planet Foundation, Director

After the opening speeches, the presentations will cover the following issues:

  • Public procurement serving sustainability and innovation
  • Green and innovative solutions
  • The challenges of innovative procurements
  • Public procurement remedies and efficiency
  • Strategic aspests in public procurements 

Circular Procurement Summit

Advancing the Circular Economy Through Public Sector Purchasing
11 - 13 June 2019
Toronto, Canada
The Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street

In Canada, public sector procurement is valued at $200 billion annually with 80 per cent taking place at local government levels.

Circular procurement is a practice that will advance the circular economy, which focuses on the full value of goods, services, public works, and infrastructure investments. It also has the potential to fulfill economic (cost savings), environmental (low-carbon; waste reduction), and socio-economic (social enterprise; unique public and private partnership) interests simultaneously.

To advance the circular economy domestically, Recycling Council of Ontario hosts featured experts from around the world that recognize the strength and value of purchasing power to change markets, along with Canadian representatives from all levels of governments and their agencies, as well as suppliers and vendors, to share knowledge and resources, showcase best practices, and network.


SET Plan 2019

Making the Energy Transition happen locally
12 - 14 June 2019
Bucharest, Romania

The 12th SET Plan Conference will be held from 12 – 14 June 2019, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest – Romania, under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU and will be merged with the external ENVE (Environment, Climate change and Energy) Commission and Conference from the European Committee of the Regions, where more than 120 EU local and regional leaders are working on environment, climate change, energy and space policies. Local and regional authorities play a central role in the implementation of EU environment, climate change and energy policy.

The SET Plan & ENVE Conference in Bucharest will focus strongly on the interaction of different stakeholders with local and regional authorities on the road towards a clean energy transition.


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, United States of America

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

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.

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.