The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the World Bank Group and the Global Business Coalition cordially invite you to attend the launch of the World Bank Group’s Benchmarking Public Procurement 2017 Report on Monday, December 5, 2016, in Washington D.C., USA.

Monday, December 5, 2016 
9:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 
1615 H Street NW 

Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. 

Agenda (subject to change*) 

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.       Opening Remarks:

John Hopkins, Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, CEO of NuScale Power, LLC.

The Values of Transparency, Efficiency and Best Practices in Public –Private Business

9:45 – 12:15 p.m.       Panel Discussion: Global Public Procurement

Panel 1: Procurement in the Americas 

  • Jun Jin, US Agency for International Development, Associate General Counsel
  • Lorna Prosper, Canadian Embassy, Director of General Defense Procurement
  • Benjamin Zymler, Minister, Brasil
  • Joao Nuno Vian Lanceiro da Veiga Malta, Practice Manager, World Bank Group
  • Andrew Ertley, Procurement Specialist, General Electric Aviation

Panel 2: Procurement in Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • Raffaele Cantone, Head of Italy’s Anti-Corruption Authority
  • Pascale Dubois, Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, World Bank Group
  • Alison Micheli, Lead Counsel, Legal Vice-Presidency, World Bank Group
  • Jim Hill, Global Leader Strategic Environment Consulting, Arcadis

Panel 3: Procurement in Asia and Pacific

  • Christopher Browne, Chief Procurement Officer, World Bank Group
  • Jean-Jacques Verdeaux, Lead Procurement specialist, World Bank Group
  • Issa Ide, Chief Procurement Officer, Islamic Development Bank
  • Arif Ozozan, Deputy Chairman, Gama Enerji
  • Vasyl Zadvornyy, Director, ProZorro Ukraine

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.       Procurement, Technology, and Globalization

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.       Networking Lunch

Source: USCC

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