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The enormous potential of public procurement is continuously gaining recognition for its importance in supporting the shift towards a resource-efficient, low carbon and socially responsible society. EcoProcura 2012 will look at the arguments surrounding this discussion and examine solutions that work in economically challenging times.
Call for Contributions
Submit your contribution to share your experiences and knowledge at the Market Lounge. Contributions we are looking for on Sustainable Public Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovation include:
The Market Lounge provides the opportunity for procurement practitioners, legal experts, businesses and policy makers to showcase their work and allow small groups to have in-depth discussion.
Confirmed high level speakers include the Mayor of Malmö, Ilmar Reepalu; Mayor of Reykjavik, Jón Gnarr; Deputy Mayor of Helsinki, Pekka Sauri; Ms Arnhild Dordi Gjønnes, Chair of BUSINESSEUROPE; Ms Heide Rühle, Member of the European Parliament and representatives from the European Commission.
The speakers will address key topics such as:
Find out more about the interactive programme on the conference website.
EcoProcura 2012 will provide many opportunities to network during social events in the evenings.
The first day of the conference will end with a Welcome Reception at MalmöMässan (the conference venue). During the Welcome Reception participants have the opportunity to visit the Tutankhamen exhibitionfor free, which takes place at the same venue.
On the second day, the City of Malmö will host a formal dinner at Malmö’s Town Hall. The dinner will take place in the Knut Banqueting Chamber, an impressive stateroom located in this medieval building. Participants will be welcomed by Chairman of the City Council, Mr Kent Andersson and Deputy Mayor Mr Lari Pitkä-Kangas. Three tenors of the Malmö Opera will also perform.
Concluding the last day of conference, participants will have the chance to discover good practice examples in Malmö:
Ilmar Reepalu Mark Hidson
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