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Digital transformation of public procurement conference

Digital transformation of public procurement conference
Published on: 17/05/2018
Digital transformation is the next frontier for public procurement. That is why the European Commission is organising a conference to discuss the issues in Lisbon, Portugal on 18 October.
Event date: 18/10/2018
Location: Pátio da Galé, Praça do Comércio - West Wing, 1100-038 Lisbon, Portugal

The digital transformation of public procurement will bring huge changes to the sector, but it also offers increased competitiveness of our economies. It will improve the efficiency of public services and make public procurement more attractive for businesses.

For this reason, the digital transformation of public procurement is one of the priorities highlighted in the Commission's public procurement package of October 2017.

The time has come to meet in Lisbon and exchange views on:

  • how we can take our current achievements to the next level. E-procurement, the ‘European Single Procurement Document’ and ‘eCertis’ are a reality, but still hold lots of potential for public buyers and businesses
  • how to get ready for future waves of technological change and digital innovation
  • how to further engage the EU-wide public procurement community on the benefits of this radical transformation

You will have the opportunity to:

  • listen to high-level speakers including politicians, top civil servants from the EU and beyond, as well as representatives of the private sector
  • get an overview of the latest policy developments
  • gather insights from concrete projects and experiences linked to digital transformation

Register now

(Registration requires an EU Login. If you do not already have an EU Login, click on the link that appears to 'create an account').

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Practical information

Lisbon is a popular destination and October is still a high season for tourism. We recommend that you take care of your travel and accommodation arrangements as soon as possible to guarantee the best choice and price.

See the official Visit Lisbon website

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Award ceremony and winners

During the conference, the Commission awarded prizes to the winners of the 2018 EU Datathon and the winners of the European Commission award for better governance through public procurement digitalisation. The former aimed to support innovative mobile or web applications that use public procurement data to address policy or societal challenges and help better the lives of Europeans. The latter promoted the transparency of public procurement through digitalisation.