Theme of the day: Billions, yes billions is being spent by Governments on a plethora of goods, services, and works. Today, our industry and legal experts will rip-up the procurement playbook and talk about new rules, laws, processes, procedures and strategies - so that we can all play and win!
Why you should attend: Identify new markets. Create more value and secure a competitive advantage for your organisation. Understand the pitfalls and advantages offered by effectively using the new EU procurement rules.
Who should attend: Procurement practitioners, lawyers, economists, CEOs, strategists and thinkers who understand the need to transform procurement in their organisations to accommodate the new rules, laws, processes, procedures and strategies.
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MAIN PROGRAMME AGENDA: Rewriting the Public Procurement Playbook
09:30-09:40 Welcome Address: Pandora’s Box or Genie in the Bottle? - A New World in BREXIT-Land?
Dermot Cahill, Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies, Bangor University
09:40-10:00 The World: ‘Are Procurement Regimes Fit for Purpose?
Caroline Nicholas, International Trade Law Division, UNCITRAL Secretariat
10:00-10:20 The EU: ‘If We Started Again, We Wouldn’t Start From Here
Wouter Stolwijk, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands
10:20-10:40 Delivering Policy Priorities: Industrial Strategy, Tackling Corruption and Looking to the Future
Ed Green, Crown Commercial Service
10:40-11:00 Refreshments & Networking
11:00-12:15 Session I: What’s Wrong With the Current Process?
Chair: Gary Clifford, ICPS
11:00-11:20 Engaging The Market - Catherine Johns, Business Durham
11:20-11:40 Reforming Procedures - Albert Sanchez Graells, Bristol University
11:40-12:00 Negotiation: How it Could Work - Mike Utting, Springtide
12:15-13:15 Lunch & Networking
13:15-13:45 Afternoon Keynote Address: Next Generation Procuring
Diogo Silva Palhinha & João Feio Pereira. VORTAL
13:45-15:00 Session II: Expert Panel Discussion on Challenges for:
• Principles vs Rules-Based Regulation
• Advancing the Equality Agenda Through Procurement
• Sustainability & Procurement: is it Worth the Cost?
• Human Rights Concerns in Procurement
Chair: Michael Bowsher QC, Monckton Chambers & King’s College, London
Roberto Caranta, University of Turin
Simon Taylor, Keating Chambers
Paul Henty, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Sarah Schoenmaekers, Maastricht University
Andrea Sundstrand, Stockholm University
Dacian Dragos, Babes Bolyai University
15:00-15:20 Refreshments & Networking
15:20-16:20 Session III: Learning from Global Procurement Systems
Chair: Frank Brunetta, Canadian Procurement Ombudsman
15:20-15:40 Government Procurement Implications for the Global Economy - Rob Anderson, World Trade Organisation
15:40-16:00 Data Reporting on Government Procurement Systems - Sangeeta Khorna, Bournemouth University
16:15-16:40 Brexit and the UK’s Position Under the World Trade Organisation’s Agreement on Government Procurement
Thomas Sebastian, Monckton Chambers
16:40-17:00 Lessons Learned from Complex High Value Procurement Problems
Sarah Hannaford QC, Keating Chambers
17:00-17:20 Learning from OECD Fighting Bid-Rigging Guidance
Natalie Harsdorf, Austrian Federal Competition Authority
17:20-17:30 Closing Address:
Procurement Week 2017 - Thank You
Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies
19:30-23:00 A City of Culture (Subscription Event)
SOCIAL PROGRAMME AGENDA: A City of Culture at A Secret Venue - Procurement Week 2017
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