EVENTS

   

UPCOMING EVENTS


December 2018

GPP Helpdesk Webinar – Purchasing Green Cleaning Products and Services

18 December 2018, 14:00 - 15:30

Green Public Procurement (GPP) is an important tool to achieve environmental policy goals relating to climate change, resource use and sustainable consumption and production – especially given the importance of public sector spending on goods and services in Europe.

This is the second of two Webinars that have been organised during 2018, as part of the European Commission’s Helpdesk service on GPP. The Webinars provide a forum to inform stakeholders working in the field of public sector procurement about important new developments in the resources available and legislative context for GPP, and provide an opportunity for questions and discussion. For more information, visit the European Commission’s GPP website.

Preliminary programme:

  • Welcome, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Introduction to the EU GPP Criteria for Indoor Cleaning Services, Enrico Degiorgis, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Socially responsible cleaning framework using green cleaning products -  experiences from Catalonia, Anna Esteve Traveset, Ministry of Territory and Sustainability, Government of Catalonia
  • Further speaker to be confirmed

Participation is free of charge.

Prior registration is essential, however.

Register by clicking here or visiting: https://tinyurl.com/y7phdj28

Note: times are CET, Brussels time


January 2019

Awarding, Selection and Exclusion Criteria in Public Procurement

Awarding Criteria in Green Public Procurement • Evaluation Matrix • Socially Responsible Public Procurement
17 - 18 January 2019
Berlin

Advanced hands-on experience, operative know-how and thorough knowledge of procedures and risks are necessary to ensure clear, effective and reliable procurement procedures. Efficient procurement procedures require more flexibility, transparency and fulfilment of high qualitative, environmental, social and innovation standards. Yet, many contracting authorities still favour lowest price criteria as the safest and fastest procedure. As many examples prove that the lowest price does not always mean lowest costs, this model gradually disappears and is being replaced by extended requirements and criteria.


Thinking Outside the Box: Sustainable ICT Procurement in Scotland - Approaches, Instruments and Experiences

Über den Tellerrand geschaut: Nachhaltige ITK Beschaffung in Schottland – Ansätze, Instrumente und Erfahrungen
23 January 2019, 11:00 - 12:30

The webinar will be used to provide insights into the various sustainable procurement approaches and tools that APUC uses in its work. These include topics such as the fundamental understanding and handling of sustainability in procurement, the Sustain database, market engagement processes and concrete tendering practices.
 
The webinar will consist of two parts:
 
1. APUC - innovative sustainable public procurement
Ricarda Bieke will present key aspects of APUC's work on sustainable procurement.
 
Ricarda Bieke has been with APUC for more than 5 years and currently works as Responsible Procurement Manager on various sustainable sourcing projects.
 
2. Questions and answers
Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss ideas.
 
 
As an independent monitoring organization, Electronics Watch helps public sector bodies to live up to their responsibility for the rights and safety of workers who are part of their supply chain for electronic products. According to experience, public institutions manage to do this better than if they were on their own.

****this event will be held in German only****

Here you can sign up.
 
If you have further questions, you can contact Peter Pawlicki at ppawlicki@electronicswatch.org


NonHazCity - Final Conference

29 - 30 January 2019
Riga

The NonHazCity project, flagship of the Baltic Sea Region, is ending on 28 February 2019 after three years of successful implementation. NonHazCity project is a joined effort of 18 partner to demonstrate the possibilities to reduce emissions of priority hazardous substances from small scale emitters that cannot be reached by traditional enforcement techniques.

A final conference aims to gather representatives of municipalities, national authorities, international organisations, business stakeholders, researchers and civil society representatives to discuss the findings, learnings & conclusions of the project, hear about its highlights and evaluate its impacts on the emission of harmful substances from every day’s uses into the urban environment and the Baltic Sea.

 

Register here.


March 2019

eWorld - Procurement & Supply

The Leading Bi-Annual Event for Procurement Innovation
5 March 2019
London

Since 2001, eWorld Procurement & Supply has provided a unique insight into the latest innovations and technologies for senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives. eWorld provides a highly time-effective platform to keep up-to-date with the latest developments, market trends and hot topics.


May 2019

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

20 - 22 May 2019
Portland, Oregon, United States of America

The 2019 SPLC Summit will bring together over 450 purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers, and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions in order to share, simplify, and spread the best sustainable purchasing practices across the whole economy.


Urban Future

22 - 24 May 2019
Oslo

Cities are key to a sustainable future of our planet. Massive changes are necessary to fight climate change and social inequalities. So far, much is talked about technological solutions. We believe, that what is most important for solving the urban challenges are the people driving positive change. The URBAN FUTURE global conference is the world´s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to CityChangers – decision makers who actively, passionately and effectively make cities more sustainable. In 2019 the  event will be held in Oslo, the European Green Capital 2019. Join us at #UFGC19 in Oslo and become part of the CityChangers-movement!


June 2019

Public Procurement: Global Revolution IX

17 - 18 June 2019
Nottingham


Circularity 19

18 - 20 June 2019
Minneapolis

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
Rome

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.