15 July 2015

EcoProcura conference series calls for host city

Cities, regional governments and national governments are invited to express their interest in hosting the 10th EcoProcura conference on sustainable public procurement (SPP) and innovation procurement (IP), which is planned for 2017. The long-running EcoProcura series provides a platform for exchange and dialogue amongst purchasers from all levels of government, suppliers and policy-makers on strategies and the latest practical solutions for implementing SPP and IP.

The conferences seek to generate greater awareness, motivate and encourage people, both from a practical and policy perspective, to move forward on the issue of SPP and IP at the local, national, European and international level. The event, which usually lasts for up to two and a half days, presents an ideal opportunity for the host to promote its own SPP and IP activities to a wide audience. It can be combined with national initiatives, projects, and product exhibitions and trade fairs related to SPP and IP.

ICLEI has been working on event organisation for 25 years and will lead the development of the 10th EcoProcura conference in close cooperation with the host organisation. Responsibilities will be shared between ICLEI, the host and potential further partners, based on an agreed share of tasks. Each edition of the conference series is expected to attract between 250 and 350 participants. English will be the main language during the conference.

For more information, consult the call for submission of bids. [PDF]