2nd Global Procurement Conference | 4-5 July 2017

about | GPC 2016


The University of Rome Tor Vergata, with the School of Economics, is organizing the First Global Procurement Conference for July 4th and 5th 2016, to take place within the beautiful setting of the University’s XV century Villa Mondragone in Frascati (Rome).

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 presenting 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.

7 sessions

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

14 speakers

Each session will have two speakers (14 speakers total) and last 90 minutes: 30 minutes for each speaker and debate.

stunning location

The conference will take place at the historic Villa Mondragone, located in the hills overlooking Rome.

attendance certificate

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

In order to register to event, please send an email including you name, surname and personal email to:public.procurement@uniroma2.it

Conference Structure | gpc 2016


The Global Procurement Conference will be structured with a total of seven sessions (four on the first day and three on the second day) dedicated to a specific theme. Each session will have two speakers (14 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 IV Edition on July 5th

In this occasion, the class of the 4th 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 2015-2016 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 2016

14 speakers will divided across 7 topics in 2 days.
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Robert Anderson

World Trade Organisation

“The GPA and
the Economic Reality”
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Catherine Barnard

Cambridge University

“Social Clauses –
Global and Local Impact”
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Hee-seok Byeon

Public Procurement Service

“Small and
Medium-Sized Enterprises”
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Aris Georgopoulos

Nottingham University

“Social Clauses –
Global and Local Impact”
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Jan Jackholt

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

“MDB Procurement “
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Jens Kauffmann

European Space Agency

“Small and
Medium-Sized Enterprises”
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Zornitsa Kutlina-Dimitrova

European Commission

“The GPA and
the Economic Reality”
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Snezana Mitrovic

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

“MDB Procurement “
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Giuseppe novelli

President of University of Tor Vergata
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Albert Sanchez-Graells

University of Bristol

“Cross-border & Collaborative Public Procurement”
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Steven Schooner

George Washington University

“Defense Procurement,
Global Issues”
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Grith Skovgaard Olykke

Copenhagen Business School

“Cross-border & Collaborative Public Procurement”
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Martin Trybus

Birmingham Law School

“Defense Procurement,
Global Issues”
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Helen Walker

Cardiff Business School

“Sustainable Global Procurement”
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Farid Yaker

United Nations Environment Programme

“Sustainable Global Procurement”
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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 2016

The following topics were presented for consideration and debate:

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