University of Rome Tor Vergata 2nd Global Procurement Conference | 4-5 July 2017

about | GPC 2017


University of Rome Tor Vergata, with the School of Economics, is launching the “2nd Global Procurement Conference” that will take place in Rome, at the “Center for American Studies”.

This year the conference will be paired with the 2017 Lear Conference within the “Public Procurement Days”, an international event that is intended to create an intense and challenging debate on issues related to public procurement & competition policy in a globalized world.

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.

Thanks to a partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the University of Rome Tor Vergata has the pleasure of pr esenting the conference speakers, experts from International Financial Institutions and regulatory bodies, policy-makers, economists, lawyers, public procurers that will engage in a much-needed debate concerning issues related to innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and regulation in procurement worldwide.

6 sessions

The Global Procurement Conference will be structured with a total of seven sessions dedicated to a specific theme.

13 speakers

Each session will have two speakers (13 speakers total) and last 90 minutes: 30 minutes for each speaker and debate.

stunning location

This years’ conference will take place at the American Study Center in the heart of the old city of Rome.

attendance certificate

International Master in Public Procurement Management students will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

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Conference Structure | gpc 2017


The Global Procurement Conference will be structured with a total of six sessions (two on the first day and four on the second day) dedicated to a specific theme. Each session will have at least two speakers (13 speakers total). Each session will last 90 minutes: 30 minutes for each speaker and 30 minutes for debate.

A History of Professional Upgrading in Procurement at Tor Vergata

The University of Rome Tor Vergata is a leading centre of excellence of procurement training, consulting and research. The Master in Procurement Management broke new grounds twelve 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 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 100 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.

Closing Ceremony IMPPM V Edition on July 5th

In this occasion, the class of the 5th edition of the “EBRD-Tor Vergata” International Master in Public Procurement Management will conclude their training and lecture period in Rome and will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

The class of the 2016-2017 academic year is composed of qualified professionals all have at least 5 years of experience in field of public procurement, and come from a variety of countries from Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. These students will 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 2017

14 speakers will divided across 6 topics in 2 days.
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Ashraf Hussein Ayad

African Development Bank
“MDBs Procurement & the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank”
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Martin Burgi

Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
“Gender Procurement”
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Aris Georgopoulos

Nottingham University
“Buying National”
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Mark Hidson

ICLEI Europe
“Sustainable Development Goals and Public Procurement”
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Jan Jackholt

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
“Debrment in Public Procurement Procurement “
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Philip Martin

European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development
“Gender Procurement”
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Christopher J. McCrudden

University of Michigan
“Human Rights Protection
in Public Procurement”
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Rohan Schaap

EBRD – European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development
“Debarment in Public Procurement”
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Hamid Sharif

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
“MDBs Procurement & the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank”
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Tina Soreide

Norwegian School of Economics
“Debarment in Public Procurement”
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Tunde Tatrai

Corvinus University of Budapest
“Human Rights Protection
in Public Procurement”
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Farid Yaker

United Nations Environment Programme
“Sustainable Development
and Public Procurement”
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Christopher R. Yukins

George Washington University
“Buying National”

LOCAL ORGANISERS

The people behind the First Global Procurement Conference at Villa Mondragone.

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Gustavo Piga

University of Rome Tor Vergata
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Annalisa Castelli

University of Cassino and Southern Lazio
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Andrea Appolloni

University of Rome Tor Vergata

programme & topics | gpc 2017

The following topics will be presented for consideration and debate:

Download the past edition programme

Past edition | gpc 2016

The first Global Procurement Conference took place in Rome's Villa Mondragone from the 4th to the 5th of July 2016.
You can download the full programme here and watch some photos from the event below.