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June 2017

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/

September 2017

STTC Conference 2017: Sustainably sourced tropical timber

21 September 2017, 9:30 - 17:30
Aarhus, Denmark
The European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) Conference 2017 will be taking place the 21 September in Aarhus, Denmark. The event will offer the opportunity to learn how to sell the positive story that sustainably sourced tropical timber has to tell; to discuss the challenges, share knowledge and best practice with colleagues from across Europe. The event will gather STTC partners and participants, timber trade federations, timber traders, construction sector representatives, NGOs and other stakeholders.

The STTC Conference 2017 will consider ways of communicating the benefits of tropical timber use and best practice, looking at Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change Mitigation. It will also be an opportunity to network with buyers, suppliers and specifiers.

The event is free of charge.
Please click here to register, and for more information please contact:
Joyce Penninkhof joyce.penninkhof@probos.nl, +31 (0) 317-466557 or
Kristian Jørgensen kristian@fsc.dk, +45 2887 7808

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.