Recently Concluded Public Procurement Meetings/Conferences:

30 Nov – 1 Dec 2010 – PPI Sub-regional Meeting for East and Southeast Asia, Hanoi, Vietnam: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) together with Vietnam’s Public Procurement Agency (PPA) co-organized a two-day East/Southeast Asian Sub-Regional Meeting of the Asia Pacific Procurement Partnership Initiative (PPI).  This is the first sub-regional group session coming out of the PPI Start-up Meeting in Yogyakarta last July 2010 where the PPI work plan was developed and its outputs defined.  For further information, click on this link.

26-28 Aug 2010 – 4th International Conference on Public Procurement, Seoul, Korea: The IPPC is a global forum which provides a valuable opportunity for practitioners and researchers alike to explore new frontiers, share best practices, and discuss emerging critical issues in public procurement.  Visit the IPPC 2010 site.

9-10 August 2010 – International Conference on Public Procurement Regulation, University of Malaya, Malaysia: This inaugural one and a half-day conference is aimed at galvanizing interest in the research, study and teaching of public procurement regulation in the ASEAN region.  It will focus on a range of issues relating to the evolution of procurement laws and regulation in the region, the current status in public procurement regulation in ASEAN countries, and a review of the existing processes and appropriate remedies.  Continued updates on this event can be found at this weblink.

28-30 July 2010 – PPI Start-up Meeting, Yogyakarta, Indonesia: The Asia Pacific Procurement Partnership Initiative (PPI) held a Meeting in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 28-30 July 2010 to develop a work plan and define the outputs of the PPI.  The themes for this working session included electronic government procurement (e-GP); capacity building for more effective procurement monitoring and execution by public procurement agencies (PPAs); and ways in which to promote increased PPA independence.  Also conducted was a half-day session on the role of civil society and non-government organizations in promoting better public procurement.  For further information, click on this link.

3-5 May 2010 – OECD-DAC Task Force on Procurement Meeting, Nairobi, Kenya: The OECD-DAC Task force on Procurement meeting brought together more than 100 participants from public procurement authorities around the world as well as procurement experts from development partner organizations such as the Asian Development Bank.  Documentation relating to the meeting as well as future updates on meeting summaries can be accessed from the United Nations Procurement Capacity Development Centre webpage through this link.

26-29 April 2010 – 6th Central Asia Regional Public Procurement Forum, Istanbul, Turkey: Following through on the 5th Public Procurement Forum in the Kyrgyz Republic last April 2009, co-sponsored by the World Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, and the Asian Development Bank, this Forum aims to continue to strengthen the capacity of participating countries to improve country procurement systems.  Meeting documentation and output continue to be updated, and can be accessed through this weblink.

24-25 August 2009 – Asia Pacific Procurement Forum Consultative Meeting, ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines: Some 68 procurement professionals from 24 ADB developing member countries (DMCs) and other donor partners & civil society organizations came to Manila to participate in the consultative meeting.  A complete set of conference output and other documentation developed over the course of this exercise can be accessed through this link.

Upcoming Public Procurement Meetings/Conferences:

12-13 July 2011 – Procurement Strategies for the Public Sector, Singapore: This launch event, a conference presented by IQPC Singapore, will address public sector procurement related issues and challenges.  The conference website can be accessed by clicking on this link.  Last year, IQPC Singapore hosted the 9th Annual Procurement Asia Summit 2010.