Procurement Events

 Calendar of Forthcoming Conferences

23 June 2016



Ovation7-8 July, 2016 / Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Designed to drive continuous progress in procurement, Ovation brings together a unique group of global leaders and thinkers to discuss the future of procurement and supply management, in an exclusive, private environment, by invitation only.

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The 7th International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC7) – 3rd / 5th August, 2016, Bali, Indonesia

“Trends in public procurement” – The Seventh International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC7) will take place in Bali, Indonesia, 3rd – 5th August, 2016. The IPPC is one of the largest international public procurement conferences globally dedicated to academic discussion and practitioner engagement.


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7th Public Procurement Research Students’ Conference –8th / 9th September 2016, Nottingham, England

Hosted by the Nottingham University’s Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG). The PPRG has already organised six conferences for PhD students who are researching on issues related to procurement law and regulation in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2014. This conference is aimed at research students of all levels, not only in law but also in any discipline whose research touches on issues affecting procurement regulation in a broad sense. PhD students have the opportunity to meet fellow academics from all around the world, and receive some input on their papers by academic staff of the PPRG and other invited academics. More details are advertised here and on the Procurement Law Academic Network (PLAN) website.



eWorld Procurement & Supply – 27th September 2016, QEII Conference Centre, London

Not purely public sector by any means but this well-established event in the heart of London usually draws a good turn-out in terms of public sector procurement staff. There is a good conference programme and an exhibition full of the key tech suppliers. Free for practitioner delegates.


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eafip EU Innovation Procurement Event  – 18th /19th October, Athens

Save-the-date for the 2nd Major eafip Event on Innovation Procurement which will take place in the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) in Athens, Greece on 18th and 19th October 2016. It is organised in co-operation with the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism – General Secretariat of Commerce and Consumer Protection.

This two-day event targets procurers, policy makers, procurement law firms and businesses, to raise awareness about the most recent outcomes from major PCP/PPI initiatives across Europe, and organise networking between stakeholders to discuss best practices, new ideas, initiatives and current funding opportunities for PCP/PPI.

This event is free of charge. Lunch and coffee will be provided.



ProcureCon 2016 – 08th / 10th November 2016, Hotel Palace, Berlin

Europe`s most strategic Procurement event for CPOs and Senior Procurement Executives, gathering 280+ of the world`s most dynamic senior procurement executives to help solve strategic procurement problems during 75+ interactive case studies, roundtables and workshops.

Challenge conventions. Provoke new thinking. Solve problems.


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GRVIII – 12th / 13th June 2017, Nottingham

And much further away, the eighth in the Global Revolution series of conferences, GRVIII, will again be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre and will take place on 12-13 June 2017. Advance notice will be sent out soon. The last event in 2015 drew almost 300 participants with speakers/delegates from most of the major international organisations involved in procurement regulation (including a significant number from each of the WTO, World Bank and EBRD), as well as from academia, government, and the private sector.  Please register your interest to obtain your advance notice and, if you have any themes/topics to propose in the meantime, please send your suggestions to Dr. Peter Trepte at