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Ecovation 2018 | Vienna, 26-27 November 2018

On 26 November, ECOVATION 2018 opens its doors to more than 200 national and international contracting authorities, public procurers, decision makers, experts and representatives from innovative companies, to discuss topics such as:

  • digitalisation and automatisation
  • circular economy
  • designing public procurement in an innovative and sustainable way
  • successfully promoting innovation in public procurement
  • Horizon 2020

This year's welcome address is delivered by Elisabeth Köstinger, Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, and Norbert Hofer, Austrian Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology. Ecovation's evening event will see Margarete Schramböck, Austrian Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, together with Andreas Nemec and Gerhard Zotter (CEOs of the Austrian Federal Procurement Agency), present awards to the winners of the Austrian PPPI competition.

The conference – held in Vienna, Austria – will be co-hosted by the Austrian Federal Ministries for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW), Sustainability and Tourism (BMNT) and Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT).

Further information is available and registration open via this link.

ICT 2018: Imagine Digital - Connect Europe | Vienna, 4-6 December 2018

In an open and participatory event, organised by the European Commission and the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, citizens can join science community members, policymakers, and fellow ICT-enthusiasts to discuss the future in a digital Europe.

ICT 2018 will take place in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018. This research and innovation event will focus on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. It will present an opportunity for the people involved in this transformation to share their experience and vision of Europe in the digital age.

More information and registration via this link.

Innovation 2019 | London, 28 February 2019

Innovation 2019 will focus on how civil servants in the UK and overseas are pursuing innovation in policy making, technology, working practices, procurement and service delivery.

Featuring speakers from the worlds of governments and business, Innovation 2019 will explore how civil servants can respond to fast-changing public expectations - fostering innovation amongst their staff, learning ground-breaking new techniques from their peers at home and abroad, and changing organisational cultures and processes.

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eWorld Procurement & Supply | London, 5 March 2019

eWorld Procurement & Supply is the UK’s most comprehensive forum for new innovations and technology applications within the procurement and supply chain function.

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7th conference on socially responsible procurement of IT products | Leipzig, 9-10 May 2019

Exploiting working conditions and human rights violations are also widespread in the production of information and communication technology. At the same time, there are initial approaches to shaping the value chain in a socially responsible manner. These approaches can be effectively supported by the public authorities by ensuring that minimum social standards and human rights are observed in their procurement.

The conference is aimed at actors in public procurement, state and local politics, non-governmental organisations, and IT companies. It invites to an exchange of experiences and to a dialogue on how the public sector can contribute to improving working conditions in the global IT industry with its purchasing. Newcomers are just as welcome as participants already familiar with the topic.

The conference offers thematic lectures and practice-oriented workshops with expert speakers from Germany and abroad.

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