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EcoProcura 2012: New opportunities to deliver sustainable procurement and innovation
19 - 21 September 2012, Malmö, Sweden
The enormous potential of public procurement is continuously gaining recognition as a new policy tool to support the shift towards a resource-efficient and socially responsible society. EcoProcura 2012 will look at the arguments surrounding this discussion and examine solutions that work in economically challenging times.
With legislation in the pipeline and numerous policies at the European and national level, understanding the changes and ensuring sustainable public procurement (SPP) and Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) is implemented correctly can be challenging. EcoProcura 2012 will draw attention of participants to the latest legislation, strategies, guidance and practical solutions. The conference engages procurers, suppliers and service providers on how they can effectively collaborate and build sustainability across the entire supply chain.
An interactive format
An interactive conference programme will ensure that ideas, experiences, guidelines and opinions are shared throughout the three days
- Plenaries will encourage dialogue between speakers and participants on legislation and strategies;
- Break-out sessions will focus on specific topics such as public procurement of innovation and life cycle costing;
- The Market Lounge will delve into the latest tools, good practice and research to improve SPP practices;
- Opportunities for exchange and network will be granted at the social events in the evenings;
- Site visits will showcase sustainable hot spots in Malmö and the impact of procurement on the ground.
Call for Contributions: Share your experiences with other procurers!
The EcoProcura 2012 Call for Contributions is now open. We are looking for people to present their ideas and experiences in the field of SPP and PPI in the Market Lounge of the conference.
The EcoProcura Market Lounge allows for procurement practitioners, legal experts, businesses and policy makers to showcase their work and allow groups to have in-depth discussion.
Explore sustainability in Malmö
On Friday afternoon Malmö offers site visits to explore sustainable public procurement in practice. Use the opportunity to learn about sustainable food, the upcoming business district Hyllie and the award winning sustainable Western Harbour district.
In conjunction with EcoProcura 2012, the City of Malmö organises a Sustainable Weekend on 22-23 September informing its citizens on sustainable living. Green roofs, waste disposal and renewable energy sources are just a few examples to be addressed in study tours. EcoProcura participants are welcome to join these events.