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Summary

Organised by Forum Europe in partnership with Dell, this conference will explore how governments can leverage their buying power more effectively to support the transition to a resource-efficient, energy-efficient and circular economy and foster sustainable economic development.

 

In 2014, the EU revised its public procurement laws in order to facilitate the pursuit of strategic policy objectives, including environmental and social sustainability. In its October 2017 Communication “Making Public Procurement work in and for Europe”, the European Commission found that the majority of public contracts were still awarded exclusively on the basis of the lowest price and stated that the time was “right to focus on the smart application of the new rules in practice”.

 

This high-level conference will debate what the EU and Member States can do more to ensure a wider uptake in strategic public procurement at all levels of government, challenges and opportunities for procurement authorities and suppliers, as well as best practices from selected industries.

Speakers include

Jyrki Katainen

Jyrki Katainen

Vice President Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

European Commission

Marc Tarabella

Marc Tarabella

Member

European Parliament

Marzena Rogalska

Marzena Rogalska

Acting Director, Single Market for Public Administrations in the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

European Commission

Kestutis Sadauskas

Kestutis Sadauskas

Director of Circular Economy and Green Growth

European Commission

Aongus Hegarty

Aongus Hegarty

President Europe, Middle East and Africa

Dell

Deborah Albers

Deborah Albers

Vice President

Responsible Business Alliance

Peter Nohrstedt

Peter Nohrstedt

Sustainability Manager

SKL Kommentus Central Procurement Board

Ilse Beneke

Ilse Beneke

Head of Competence Centre for Sustainable Procurement

German Federal Ministry of the Interior

Kilian Moote

Kilian Moote

Project Director

Know the Chain

 

Registrations for this event are now open. It is free to attend although spaces are limited.

 

Interested in becoming involved? We have various speaking and sponsorship opportunities available for this event. If you are interested in becoming involved please contact 02920 783 073 or sustainable-procurement@forum-europe.com

Logistics

When

Tuesday 27 November, 2018
09.00 to 17.00

CET

 

Where

The Stanhope Hotel, Brussels

Rue du Commerce 9,
B-1000 Brussels,
Belgium

Tel: +32 2 506 91 11

info@stanhope.be

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