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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.

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

The importance of using Ecolabel Type 1 as a technical requirement in green public procurement (GPP)

7 August 2019

On August 6th the event will be presented in Spanish, 6pm BST.

The two webinars will explore the importance of ecolabels within green public procurement. The aim is to showcase the role that ecolabels can play in procurement policy.

The aim is to build capacity and knowledge on type 1 ecolabels and ensure they are a prominent component of green public procurement.

Please join the webinar at the stated times using the below links:

August 6th 6pm BST

August 7th 6pm BST

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