Registration is now open for EcoProcura 2014, which will take place in Ghent (Belgium) from 24 – 26 September 2014. Answering questions on how to capitalise on the greater cost efficiency of sustainable procurement, the obstacles to mainstreaming sustainable procurement and developing integrated sustainable procurement strategies across organisations, the conference provides a dynamic setting for participants to exchange and equip themselves with essential information on implementing sustainable public procurement and procurement of innovation.
A call for contributions has also been launched, and is open to local, regional and national governments; public authorities such as universities and hospitals; businesses, suppliers and manufacturers; and scientific or research organisations. This is an excellent chance for participants to promote what they are doing, offer advice, seek input and directly engage with the procurement community. The deadline for submitting proposals is 24 April 2014. Please send proposals with a completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plenaries and break-out sessions will provide a dialogue between speakers and participants on the latest developments in legislation and policy, as well as on specific procurement processes and products. Additionally, EcoProcura 2014 features a ‘Meet the Buyers’ event, allowing public procurement experts from the public and private sectors to meet and exchange information.
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