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Summary

Organised by Forum Europe in partnership with Dell Technologies, this conference explored 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.

 

This high-level conference debated what the EU and Member States can do to further 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.

 

Please see below a video message from Marc Tarabella, Member, European Parliament who could not join us at the conference, but wanted to send some information about the work the Parliament are doing around sustainable public procurement.

  

Speakers include

Jyrki Katainen

Jyrki Katainen

Vice President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

European Commission

Marzena Rogalska

Marzena Rogalska

Director of the Directorate for Single Market for Public Administrations, DG GROW

European Commission

Marc Tarabella

Marc Tarabella

Member

European Parliament

Kestutis Sadauskas

Kestutis Sadauskas

Director of Circular Economy and Green Growth, DG ENV

European Commission

Aongus Hegarty

Aongus Hegarty

President Europe, Middle East and Africa

Dell EMC

Inger Ek

Inger Ek

Director General

Upphandlingsmyn digheten/ The National Agency for Public Procurement Sweden

Deborah Albers

Deborah Albers

Vice President

Responsible Business Alliance

Ilse Beneke

Ilse Beneke

Head of Competence Centre for Sustainable Procurement

German Federal Ministry of the Interior

Louise Koch

Louise Koch

Corporate Sustainability Director

Dell EMC

Peter Nohrstedt

Peter Nohrstedt

Sustainability Manager

SKL Kommentus Central Procurement Board

Kilian Moote

Kilian Moote

Project Director

Know the Chain

Sören Enholm

Sören Enholm

CEO

TCO Development

Peter Defranceschi

Peter Defranceschi

Head of Brussels Office

ICLEI

Farid Yaker

Farid Yaker

Programme Officer

United Nations Environment Economy Division

Björn Claeson

Björn Claeson

Director

Electronics Watch

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”.

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: +3225069111

info@stanhope.be

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