23 August 2012

High-level speakers confirmed for EcoProcura2012

With only weeks to go until EcoProcura 2012, a number of high-level speakers have been added to the conference line up. Coming primarily from the international governance level, the speakers are sure to provide practical advice and insight into global procurement issues. EcoProcura runs from the 19 – 21 September in ICLEI Member Malmö (Sweden) and will examine the current challenges in the implementation of sustainable public procurement (SPP).

Speakers include Sue Bird of the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission and Fanny Demassieux, the head of the Responsible Consumption Unit - Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch, UNEP, and many more important players in the field of procurement. The LANDMARK Multimedia Exhibition will also be launched at the event, presenting interactive information and video footage on social responsibility within public sector supply chains.

To create an atmosphere conducive to networking a number of social events are open to participants. Attendees will receive free access to the internationally acclaimed Tutankhamun exhibition, and have the opportunity to watch an opera performance whilst dining at Malmö’s Town Hall. Three separate study tours have been organised for the final day of the conference to show the practical side of sustainable public procurement.

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