18 October: 
    Old Town Guided Tour in the afternoon in Tallinn will be followed by networkingdrinks and a dinner.

    19 October: After registration the congress starts with a full day interactive programme. The Congress is organised in a way that will ensure a maximum of interaction between participants, several break-out sessions and a market lounge in which specific ideas can be discussed in small groups.

    Call for contributions Market Lounge
    The Circular Procurement Congress 2017 call for contributions is now open for the Market Lounge section of the programme. The Circular Procurement Market Lounge allows for procurement practitioners, legal experts, businesses and policy makers to showcase their work in small groups and to benefit from in-depth discussions. More information can be found here.

    Below you find the draft programme. More details will be added. 

    Wednesday 18 October

    End of Innovation Procurement Conference
    Location: IMAX, Tallinn
    Conference website

    17.30 – 18.30
    Old Town Guided Tour Tallinn
    Starting point: Olde Hansa restaurant
    Address: VANA TURG 1Tallinn (Maps)

    18.30 – 19.30
    Location: Olde Hansa restaurant
    Address:VANA TURG 1Tallinn (Maps)

    Informal dinner
    Location: Olde Hansa restaurant
    Address:VANA TURG 1Tallinn (Maps)

    Thursday 19 October
    Market Lounge: Tables

    Table 1 | Circular economy and public procurement in Brussels capital region
    Speaker/moderator: Veronique van Hoof of the VITO Flemish Institute for Technological Research

    Table 2 | How can circular procurement give the first boost to the circular economy?
    Speaker/moderator: Arthur ten Wolde of & Dutch Sustainable Business (De Groene Zaak) 

    Table 3 | Circular public procurement – Approaches and best practices in the Nordic countries
    Speaker/moderator: Katriina Alhola of the Finnish Environment Institute

    Table 4 | The SPP Toolbox: a step-by-step tool to guide public organization in the re-thinking of the procurement process
    Speaker/moderator: Paula Trindade of LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia

    Table 5-15: the Circular Procurement Congress 2017 call for contributions is now open for the Market Lounge section of the programme.

    Break-out sessions - Thursday 19 October from 11.15 – 12.30

    Workshop 1 Innovative Procurement in the circular economy

    The objective of this session is to show how Innovation can be combined with Green Public Procurement in the light of the circular economy context. The session will start with a short introduction to Innovation Procurement highlighting how PCP (Pre-commercial Procurement) and PPI (Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions) can help the public sector modernize its services in a cost efficient and environmentally friendly manner.   

    Moderator: Stephan Corvers, European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (eafip) initiative 


    • PCP for automatic bed movers, Niguarda hospital, Lombardy Region (IT)
    • The innovative lighting for London’s Underground network, Transport for London (UK)
    Workshop 2 Circular procurement criteria, do or don’t?
    Workshop 3 CP of textiles, making GPP criteria circular
    Workshop 4 CP in construction; a framework and material passport
    Workshop 5 Bumps in the road; getting started with CP
    Workshop 6 The power of networking


    The congress is jointly organized by the following partners:

    Location 19 October:

    House of the Blackheads Pikk 26 Tallinn, Estonia

    Hosted and organised by:

    Co-organised by the Estonian Presidency of the EU, the European Commission (Directorate-General for the Environment), Rijkswaterstaat from the Netherlands and ICLEI - Local Government for Sustainability

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