4 - 5 July 2024

ABOUT | GPC 2024

University of Rome Tor Vergata, with the School of Economics, launched the 9th Global Procurement Conference that this year, will take place live on July 4th and 5th in our beautiful 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).

The conference will take place in presence. There are no online sessions.

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, 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 conference will be organized as follows: 3 different sessions each one with two themes to be presented and discussed by 4 speakers.

A History of Professional Upgrading in Procurement at Tor Vergata

Tor Vergata University of Rome 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 300 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.







Helga Berger

European Court of Auditors (ECA)

Mats Bergman

Umeå University

Valentina Bianchini

University of Rome Tor Vergata-Sapiens Network

Nicola Dimitri

University of Siena

Mihály Fazekas

Central European University

Claudia Ghisetti

University of Milan – Bicocca

Pauline Göthberg

National Secretariat for Sustainable Public Procurement

Benjamin Jeusset

European Space Agency

Lucio Picci

University of Bologna

Albert Sanchez-Graells

University of Bristol Law School

Elvira Uyarra

University of Manchester



July 4

  • Procuring for Space  9:30 am 
  • Procuring for Earth   11:30 am






July 4

  • AI Procuring                   2:30 pm
  • Procuring Innovation    4:15 pm






July 5

  • Compliance in Procurement              9:00 am
  • Accountability in Procurement         11:00 am
  • Closing and Graduation Ceremony   2:00 pm