4th Global Procurement Conference | Villa mondragone 8-9 July 2019

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University of Rome Tor Vergata, with the School of Economics, is launching the 4th Global Procurement Conference that will take place in Rome, at 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).

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.


The 2018 Global Procurement Conference was a great success: thanks for coming. If you missed it check out the videos with all speakers presentations:

Conference Structure | gpc 2019


The Global Procurement Conference is generally structured with a total of six sessions dedicated to a specific theme. Each session hosts at least two speakers and lasts 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 thirteen 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 VII Edition - July 9th

In this occasion, the class of the 7th 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.

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 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 2019

Full list of speakers appearing at the 4th Global Procurement Conference

Angelo Bianchi

Consultant & Public Procurement Specialist – Rome, Italy

Roger Bickerstaff

Partner, Bird & Bird – London, UK

Hemanta Doloi

Senior Lecturer at University of Melbourne – Australia

Anna Gorczynska

University of Lodz, Poland

Jan Jackholt

Director of the Procurement Policy and Advisory Department at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

katharina knapton-vierlich

Deputy head of unit EU Commission

Olexander Starodubtsev

Standford University, Ukraine

Collin David Swan

Counsel in the Office of Suspension and Debarment at the World Bank

Jan Telgen

University of Twente and University of Utrecht – The Netherlands

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Annalisa Castelli

Associate Professor of Public Economics at University of Cassino and Southern Lazio

programme & topics | gpc 2019

The following topics will be presented for consideration and debate:

Download the GPC 2018 full programme

Multimedia | gpc 2018

All the videos and photos from the 2018 Global Procurement Conference.