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
(Registration requires an EU Login. If you do not already have an EU Login, click on the link that appears to 'create an account').
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.
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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.
- Mady Delvaux-Stehres, Member of European Parliament
- Carlos Coelho, Member of European Parliament
- Wolfgang Ebner, Deputy Director-General at the Austrian Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs
- Arnhild Gjonnes, Chair of BusinessEurope's Public Contracts Working Group
- Jan Siderius, European Association of Public eTendering Providers and CEO of Negometrix
- Bence Tóth, Researcher at University College London
- Nikita Stampa, Head of Unit at the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
- Adriana Agrimi, Responsible of Digital Transformation Area at the Italian Agency for Digital Transformation
- Benoît Dingremont, Head of the Department of Legal Affairs in Public Procurement at the French Ministry for
Economic Affairs and Finance
- Henrique Martins, President of Shared Services of the Ministry of Health in Portugal
- Laura Serghi, Director of Buyandsell.gc.ca at Public Services and Procurement Canada
- Tobias Verbist, Chief Architect at DIGIPOLIS, Antwerp