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This events page is listing European events that can be of interest to those planning innovation procurement processes of ICT-related products and services. For national events, please visit the national webpages under the 'Countries' tab in the navigation menu.

Connected Smart Cities & Communities Conference | Brussels (Belgium), 22-23 January 2020

Connected Smart Cities & Communities (CSCC) is the annual conference organised by Open & Agile Smart Cities. The conference is the place for cities, policy-makers, researchers, and businesses to come together and to connect to the forefront of human-centric societal development of technologies, markets, and policy in the 21st century.

This year's conference theme "Scale with Us" reflects global initiatives - supported by institutional partners ranging from the European Commission to the G20 - to scale up urban digital solutions for better quality of life on our cities and communities.

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Government ICT | London (UK), 23 January 2020

Now in its 15th year, this conference will bring together over 350+ senior technology and transformation leaders from both central and local government, and the wider public sector. Providing access to expert speakers and pioneering case studies, it will give insight into how the public sector can incorporate best-practice and IT transformation strategies. Following the launch of the Government Technology Innovation Strategy, the day will provide a crucial understanding of the challenges and solutions to futureproofing services.

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ChangeNOW | Paris (France), 30 January - 1 February 2020

ChangeNOW is all about concrete actions and innovations: climate change, end of plastic pollution, new forms of agriculture, new models of education, solutions to the refugee crisis, clean energy, sustainable cities, ... and other solutions to our most urgent global issues.

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11th European Innovation Summit | Brussels (Belgium), 3-6 February 2020

Under the title 'Implementing Horizon Europe: from policy to impact', participants attending this conference will debate the future of innovation and technology policy.

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Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation | Brussels (Belgium), 5 February 2020

As part of the 11th European Innovation Summit,  the conference session 'Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation' aims at helping policymakers, public authorities and other stakeholders to recognise and use the power of innovation procurement. More specifically, through the presentation of different EU/national/regional policy instruments and projects supporting and promoting innovation procurement it will look at potential policies and solutions to improve the use of public procurement to promote innovation. Since this event will take place during the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU we will also have the opportunity to hear about the priorities of Croatia's presidency related to this topic and innovation in general. The Procure2Innovate Network will also be presented in the session.

You can register until 27th of January 2020 by e-mail;

PROCUREX Ireland | Dublin (Ireland), 12 March 2020

Procurex Ireland brings together key decision makers and market-leading suppliers from across the island of Ireland, who contribute to the ongoing delivery and strategic development of public sector procurement.

Procurex Ireland provides both buyers and suppliers with an unparalleled opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills, in addition to sharing best practice through the extensive networking and collaboration opportunities available.

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AI Summit | Brussels (Belgium), 16-17 March 2020

Can Europe keep up with its digital legacy and be a global AI rule-maker? This is the main question speakers and attendees to this event will discuss and try to answer. This conference will convenea high-level and international group of government leaders with industry, research, academic, and civil society stakeholders to discuss, debate and examine the AI world order and whether Europe has a chance to influence it in the years to come.

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1st Annual Public Technology Summit | London (UK), 24 March 2020

Participants to this event will hear about 'The next decade of transformation - the public sector in 2030', 'Driving a digital culture in and beyond your organisation', 'Sustainable services from the top down', 'Harnessing technology for a greener organisation', 'Leading the change: Creating, engaging and developing a more inclusive organisation' and 'Not afraid to fail: Tackling a culture of risk-averse ideas'.

The AI and automation stream will explore the latest innovations in public sector AI, as well as different ways of applying AI and where to invest resources, and AI and ethics, amongst others.

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AI for Good | Geneva (Switzerland), 4-5 May 2020

This event aims at connecting AI innovators with problem owners for sustainable development. The audience is comprised of leading minds in AI, business, government, civil society and international cooperation. There will also be the latest innovations in AI on show, demonstrated by their supporting companies, governments and UN agencies.  

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INSPIRE CONFERENCE 2020 "Bringing sustainability and digitalisation together" | Dubrovnik (Croatia), 12-15 May 2020

"The focus of the conference will be on sustainable digitalisation (digital transition) and digital sustainability (social, economic and environment) – in line with the Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030. The idea is to address both, how digitalisation could help towards a more sustainable Europe, but also what are the environmental issues and risks with digitalisation..

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Public Sector Solutions Expo | London (UK), 24-25 June 2020

PSS connects market-leading solution providers with senior procurers, decision-makers and influencers from across local and central government and the wider public sector. We exist to support the public sector by addressing the key challenges facing the sector, including;
- Sustainable public procurement; achieving efficiency and social value
- Innovating procurement and the impact of pre-engagement
- Best practice in cost saving and collaborative approaches to public services
- Unlocking the potential of digital, technology and data for future government

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5th Global Procurement Conference | Rome, Villa Mondragone (Italy), 7-8 July 2020

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.

The Global Procurement Conference is generally structured with a total of six sessions dedicated to a specific theme. Each session hosts at least two speakers and lasts 90 minutes: 30 minutes for each speaker and 30 minutes for debate.

These are the topics that will be discussed:
- Market Analysis before Tender Process
- Raising Public Procurement from Local to Global Standards: Worth it?
- Negotiations during Competitive Tenders
- Issues in Contract Management
- IFI’s Case Studies
- Does E-Procurement really makes Procurement Global?

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