University of Rome Tor Vergata, with the School of Economics, is launching the “2nd Global Procurement Conference” that will take place in Rome, at the “Center for American Studies”.

This year the conference will be paired with the 2017 Lear Conference within the “Public Procurement Days”, an international event that is intended to create an intense and challenging debate on issues related to public procurement & competition policy in a globalized world.

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.


The Global Procurement Conference will be structured with a total of six sessions (two on the first day and four on the second day) dedicated to a specific theme. Each session will have at least two speakers (13 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

Source: GPC (Global Procurement Conference)

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