6th Global Procurement Conference

7 - 8 - 9 July 2021
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm CEST

about | gpc 2021

University of Rome Tor Vergata, with the School of Economics, launched the 6th Global Procurement Conference that this year, due to the ongoing COVID emergency, took place VIRTUALLY on July 7th, 8th and 9th. Our beautiful usual location in Rome, Villa Mondragone, a patrician villa in the suggestive territory of the Alban Hills in the area called, from its many castles and villas, Castelli Romani (about 20 km southeast of Rome) will wait for us next year.

The goal of the Global Procurement Conference is to raise awareness for the planetary implications of joint decisions regarding what is purchased, how and for whom in the public domain.

The University of Rome Tor Vergata, with the support of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, has the pleasure of organizing yearly an event where experts from International Financial Institutions and regulatory bodies, policy-makers, economists, engineers, lawyers, procurers gather for a much-needed debate concerning issues related to innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and regulation in public procurement worldwide.

The 2021 Global Procurement Conference was a great success: thanks for the support!

Conference Structure | gpc 2021

The conference was held VIRTUALLY in 6 sessions distributed in 3 separate events on July 7th, 8th and 9th 2021. Each session hosted two speakers and lasted 90 minutes: 30 minutes for each speaker and 30 minutes for debate.

A History of Professional Upgrading in Procurement at Tor Vergata

Tor Vergata University of Rome is a leading centre of excellence of procurement training, consulting and research. The Master in Procurement Management broke new grounds seventeen years ago by setting new interdisciplinary standards for procurement knowledge and by uniting the fields of law, economics, and engineering to the curriculum of a knowledgeable procurer. In addition, by creating a unique programme for private, public civilian and military personnel, we introduced the revolutionary concept of the need for a joint debate that would foster greater innovation, responsibility, and sustainability across the Italian economy.

Following that successful initiative, a new Master in Public Procurement Management, IMPPM , was created in 2012 with the decisive and generous support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development along with the Italian government. More than 200 public procurers from all over the world have come to Rome for 4 months to follow the interdisciplinary courses taught by some of the most important experts in procurement, including IFI specialists, lawyers, economists, and technical experts.

The University of Rome Tor Vergata also hosts the Proxenter , a research institution that uses consulting services and research to support the advancement of scientific understanding of the motives and improvements linked to procurement practices worldwide.

IMPPM classes are composed of qualified professionals who have at least 5 years of experience in field of public procurement, and come from a variety of countries from Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Following the lecture period in Rome, students continue the remaining part of the Master programme from their home countries as they participate in an E-Learning module, perform a professional traineeship in procurement, and research and write their final thesis to conclude the obligations of the IMPPM programme.

speakers | gpc 2021


European Institute of Public Administration


Bocconi University

Jan Jackholt

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Stana Marić

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Florian Schupp

Schaeffler Technologies AG

Vinay Sharma

World Bank

Giancarlo Spagnolo

University of Rome Tor Vergata


Annalisa Castelli

University of Cassino and Southern Lazio

programme & topics | gpc 2021



All the videos from the 2020 Global Procurement Conference.