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February 2020

Introductory and Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice

18 - 21 February 2020
Maastricht, Netherlands

This comprehensive seminar will provide you with an understanding of the principles and procedures of European public procurement policy, focusing on the Public Procurement Directives and relevant case law. You will be guided through the Public Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Utilities Directive 2014/25/EU and the Directive 2014/23/EU on the award of concession contracts. During the seminar you will receive insights into the application of professional procurement practices.

The four-day programme will begin with an ‘Introductory Seminar: European Public Procurement for Newcomers to Procurement’, which will be held on 18 February 2020. The three-day ‘Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice’ will commence on the following day.

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Smart Cities Matchmaking

City representatives meet investors: Marketplace of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities
20 February 2020, 09:00 - 17:30
Brussels, Belgium
Crowne Plaza Hotel

Is your city looking to make investments in the area of mobility, ICT or energy? Is your city thinking of redeveloping certain areas? Are you looking for providers with smart city products or services?

The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) is hosting a matchmaking event for policy makers, and city and regional representatives looking to connect with peers and start discussions with business representatives from the smart city community.

The event, taking place in ICLEI Member Brussels (Belgium) on 20 February – back-to-back with the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – brings together city and regional representatives, businesses, and investors and focuses on exploring and shaping opportunities for persons involved in smart cities projects.

This is the first in a series of matchmaking activities. It offers a unique knowledge-sharing opportunity for those in charge of policy-making and those representing cities and regions, and gives cities the opportunity to offer advice to peers, learn from best practices, present projects, and find investors and Smart City Solutions.

The EIP-SCC offers a forum for discussion, assists in the development of innovative urban ideas, and brings together urban innovators, developers, investors, and private equity.

ICLEI Europe will be represented at the event by Director for Sustainable Procurement, Mark Hidson, who will host a session on how public procurement can drive the implementation of Smart Cities.

The event is promoted by the European Commission's EIP-SCC Marketplace initiative, of which ICLEI Europe is an active partner.

Why should you join?

This event fosters much-needed collaboration between city and regional representatives, policy makers, business representatives, and investors. This is a unique occasion to network and explore investment opportunities with key smart cities decision-makers such as European and local authorities, research institutions, and leading smart cities and infrastructure investors.

What can you expect?

At the Matchmaking event, you will learn about existing smart city best practices in the areas of mobility, ICT and energy in an Explore Zone. Experts will assist you in shaping the concept of your planned Smart City project or planned investments in a round-table format during Shape discussions. Finally, you can engage in one-on-one meetings between solution providers and the investment community during the focussed Deal matchmaking sessions on Smart Cities and Communities (pre-registration required).

To learn more and to register, please click here.

The Marketplace of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities


April 2020

Urban Future

1 - 3 April 2020
Lisbon, Portugal

The URBAN FUTURE Global Conference gathers CityChangers from all over the world – passionate people who drive change towards more sustainable cities.

Focussed on Mobility, Water, Leadership and Districts.
Explore more here.


May 2020

Nordic StrategyForum Supply Chain and Procurement

13 - 14 May 2020
Stockholm, Sweden

Digital Strategy, Culture and Technology for the next chapter in Supply Chain & Procurement Management

Join us at the Nordic StrategyForum Supply Chain and Procurement for an intensive session on the latest trends, issues and future of supply chain and procurement in the Nordic countries. This networking event highlights applications of advanced technologies, innovative solutions and best business strategies for a thriving ecosystem of suppliers, collaborators and customers. Grab this opportunity to expand your business network and connect face-to-face with top-level executives, leaders and decision makers from the largest companies in the Nordics.


June 2020

EU Green Week 2020

1 - 5 June 2020
Brussels, Belgium

Attracting attention around the globe, EU Green Week is the biggest annual event on the European environment policy calendar. It's a forum for stakeholder debate at the European, national and local levels, generating input that feeds back into policymaking and implementation. And it is a truly European event – in addition to a high-level conference in Brussels, numerous events are organised by partner organisations across the whole of Europe. 

EU Green Week 2020 will focus on nature and biodiversity. All around the globe, biodiversity is disappearing as a result of unsustainable human activities. This loss is closely connected to climate change, and the combined effect of this unprecedented crisis is disrupting the ecosystems that support life on Earth, with devastating consequences for human well-being and prosperity. While the situation is extremely serious, there is still hope. Solutions exist, but they require deep and transformative changes in the way we produce, consume and trade.


July 2020

5th Global Procurement Conference

7 - 9 July 2020
Rome, Italy

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 presenting 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 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