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. 

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    Wednesday 18 October

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

    17.30 – 18.30
    Old Town Guided Tour Tallinn
    Starting point: in front of the Wabadus restaurant 
    Address: Vabaduse väljak 10, 10146 Tallinn (Maps)

    18.30 – 19.30
    Location: Wabadus restaurant, first floor
    Address: Vabaduse väljak 10, 10146 Tallinn (Maps)

    Informal dinner
    Location: Wabadus restaurant, first floor
    Address: Vabaduse väljak 10, 10146 Tallinn (Maps)

    Welcome by Margit Martinson, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Estonia

    Market Lounge: Tables

    Table 1 |Circular economy & public procurement in Brussels: obstacles and the quest for solutions & tools
    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 |
    Circular Procurement Mentoring for Public Procurement: Progress & Barriers 
    Speaker/moderator:Claire Guerin, Zero Waste Scotland 

    Table 6 
    Procuring solutions for circular furniture and bulky items
    Speaker/moderator:Philippe Micheaux Naudet, ACR+ (Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable resource management)

    Table 7 |
    Open Market Consultations in circular economy Innovation Procurements
    Speaker/moderator: Ramona Apostol, eafip

    Table 8 |
    How to build your business case and prepare the life cycle costing in circular procurement
    Speaker/moderator: Anne Rainville, eafip

    Table 9 |
    How circular procurement can stimulate the supply market to trial and develop circular approaches to business
    Speaker/moderator: Greg Lucas, WRAP

    Table 10 |
    How sharing assets becomes vital for circular procurement
    Speaker/moderator: Lieke van Kerkhoven, FLOOW2

    Table 11 |
    Innovative oriented procurement to enable circular partnerships: Rapid Circular Contracting
    Speaker/moderator: Niels Ashman, KplusV

    Table 12 |
    EcoInnovation – How public procurement can put circular procurement and resource efficiency into practice
    Speaker/moderator: Jasmin Berghammer, Austrian Federal Procurement Agency

    Table 13 |
    A circular economy approach to food service in the European healthcare sector: from sustainable food procurement to reducing food waste.
    Speaker/moderator: Grazia Cioci, Health Care Without Harm Europe

    Table 14 |
    “Reusing with care” - a case with circular, environmental- and social responsible aspects
    Speaker/moderator: Mariann Karlstad, the City of Oslo

    Table 15 |Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) Tool: Facilitating Public Procurement of Sustainable Infrastructure Projects
    Speaker/moderator: Laurin Wuennenberg, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

    Table 16 |
    International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
    Circular Procurement of communication elements: from banner to bag
    Speaker/moderator: Bettina Schaefer, Ecoinstitut SCCL

    Table 17 |
    From strategy to implementation of circular procurement 
    Speaker/moderator: Jan-Willem van den Beukel and Ilse van Wendel de Joode,

    Table 18 |
    Case study Food and Catering in public organisations
    Speaker/moderator: Kristina Mänd, MTÜ Mondo

    Table 19 Circular E–procurement
    Speaker/moderator: Maarika Tork, Ministry of Finance Estonia

    Table 20 Circular procurement policy (personal invitation only)
    Speaker/moderator: Reinier Guijt, The Netherlands and Flanders

    Workshops - Thursday 19 October from 11.15 – 12.30

    Workshop 1 Tackling public sector challenges through smart combination of Innovation and Green public procurement

    Room: St Olaf's Antechamber (endine garderoob/Olavi eesruum)

    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.  

    Two case-examples (a PCP and PPI procurement) that combined Innovation with Green public procurement will be presented during this session.

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


    • Vasileios Tsanidis EC / DG CNECT: Introduction to Innovation Procurement

    • Sara Bedin:  Niguarda hospital (Lombardy Region - IT) PCP for automatic bed movers

    • Leon Smith:  Transport for London (UK) PROLITE PPI


    An app has been specially designed for the congress were attendees can find:

    • Location information and maps
    • Programme and more information about the speakers
    • Information about the partners
    • Attendees list
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    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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