February 2019

Make ICT Fair Live Market Engagement

27 February 2019, 09:30 - 13:00

Are you a procurer or supplier actively involved in the ICT hardware sector? Eager to exchange on the topic of social responsibility in the ICT supply-chain? An NGO or a public authority interested in this subject? Take part in a real-life market engagement event! "A compass to explore what can be demanded and what should be demanded in contracts" - Participant of previous event.

Barcelona City Council will inform suppliers about upcoming tenders of information and communication technology (ICT) and of their socially responsible procurement needs and intentions. The suppliers will have an opportunity to discuss available solutions and demonstrate their capacity to meet the requirements.

To join the Barcelona Market Engagement Event register here until 25th February.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is necessary to ensure a place.

The event is jointly organised by ICLEI Europe, Electronics Watch, Procura+ and Barcelona City Council as part of the Make ICT Fair project.

March 2019

eWorld - Procurement & Supply

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

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.

Pan-European Regional Workshop on Sustainable Public Procurement

19 - 20 March 2019
Geneva, Switzerland
Room XI, Palais des Nations

This regional workshop will be an opportunity to exchange practices and lessons learned  indeveloping and implementing SPP policies and practices. More specifically, it aims to:

  • share success stories and challenges among countries at different stages of SPP
  • share perspectives of all stakeholders (including ministries, public procurement
    agencies and the private sector) in designing and implementing SPP;
  • to connect Pan-European experts for continued exchanges on SPP policies and

This workshop is organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) under the UN Development Account project "Enhancing sustainable public procurement for the regional transition to inclusive green economy in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia". The event will be held back-to-back with the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (21-22 March 2019), in Geneva, Switzerland.

You can register for the Pan-European Regional Workshop on Sustainable Public Procurement here.

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

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

Circularity 19

18 - 20 June 2019

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.

October 2019

European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production

14 - 18 October 2019

The European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) is one of Europe's most remarkable conferences in its field and has taken place periodically since 1994. ERSCPs favour discussions about the key issues in sustainable consumption and production; the exchange of thoughts, knowledge, experiences and SCP proposals; and the creation of a European (also worldwide) community of research and practice in sustainable consumption and production. The main goal of the ERSCPs is to encourage discussion amongst stakeholders involved in sustainable consumption and production: businesses, public institutions, universities, institutes and research centres, NGOs, SMEs, professional associations, decision-makers, etc.

Forum CompraVerde-BuyGreen

17 - 18 October 2019

A renewal of the positive evolution of the Forum which remains one of the most important occasions in Italy to network and think about innovative solutions to accelerate policies, projects and initiatives, both public and private, dedicated to green and sustainable purchases.