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Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

Schubertring 5-7
Vienna 1010
Austria

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Background & Objectives



The strategic policy session is organized by the EBRD UNCITRAL Public Procurement Initiative in cooperation with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Secretariat and hosted by UNCITRAL for the benefit of participants from Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus (CEECAC) countries.


Transparency and accountability of public procurement are means to achieving greater objectives of public procurement policy defined as sustainable development goals. The purpose of the session is to provide a forum for trade and procurement policy makers as well as technical experts to discuss regulatory strategies in public procurement policy geared towards achieving social, environmental and economic development of national (domestic) and regional markets.


The objectives of the session are to:


  • Reflect on developing public procurement policies that are opening markets to competition as well as fostering growth and supporting an inclusive economy;
  • Present the state of play in the CEECAC region and globally;
  • Showcase leading innovative and sustainability initiatives; and
  • Engage key public procurement policy-makers in a dialogue fostering sustainability in public procurement.


The session will be held in English and Russian. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.


Invited Government Stakeholders


We are grateful to the Ministries of Finance, the Ministries of Economy and the national public procurement authorities that are registered to attend from:


  • European Commission
  • GPA Secretariat
  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan


In addition, participants will have the benefit of speakers from the following organisations:


  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission
  • Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • Supreme Administrative Court of Austria
  • Financial Procurator's Office of Austria
  • Federal Procurement Agency of Austria
  • GPA Secretariat, World Trade Organisation
  • UNCITRAL Secretariat
  • Hertie School of Governance
  • Legal Transition Programme, EBRD
Agenda
Agenda
  • 1 Day before the event

    December 11, 2019

  • Day 1

    December 12, 2019

  • Day 2

    December 13, 2019

Speakers
Speakers
  • Eliza Niewiadomska (Senior Counsel, Legal Transition Programme at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)

    Eliza Niewiadomska

    Senior Counsel, Legal Transition Programme at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

  • Carlos Vanderloo (Chairman, WTO Committee on Government Procurement at WTO Secretariat)

    Carlos Vanderloo

    Chairman, WTO Committee on Government Procurement at WTO Secretariat

  • Caroline Nicholas (Senior Legal Officer, International Trade Law Division at United Nations Commission on International Trade Law)

    Caroline Nicholas

    Senior Legal Officer, International Trade Law Division at United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

  • Marzena Rogalska (Director, DG Grow of European Commission)

    Marzena Rogalska

    Director, DG Grow of European Commission

  • Zornitsa Kutlina-Dimitrova (Senior Economist, DG Trade at European Commision)

    Zornitsa Kutlina-Dimitrova

    Senior Economist, DG Trade at European Commision

  • Stefan Mathias Ullreich (Head of Department Public Procurement and Infrastructure at Finanzprokuratur, Austria)

    Stefan Mathias Ullreich

    Head of Department Public Procurement and Infrastructure at Finanzprokuratur, Austria

  • Viktor Nestulia (Senior Manager, ECA at Open Contracting Partnership)

    Viktor Nestulia

    Senior Manager, ECA at Open Contracting Partnership

  • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (Professor at Hertie School of Governance, Germany)

    Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

    Professor at Hertie School of Governance, Germany

  • Anna Caroline Müller (Legal Affairs Officer at World Trade Organization)

    Anna Caroline Müller

    Legal Affairs Officer at World Trade Organization

  • Santiago Fernandez de Cordoba Briz (Senior Economist at UNCTAD)

    Santiago Fernandez de Cordoba Briz

    Senior Economist at UNCTAD

  • Hubert Reisner (Judge at Federal Administrative Court of Austria)

    Hubert Reisner

    Judge at Federal Administrative Court of Austria

  • Uwe Flach (Head of Consulting & e-Procurement at Federal Procurement Agency of Austria)

    Uwe Flach

    Head of Consulting & e-Procurement at Federal Procurement Agency of Austria

  • Stefan Wurm (Head of Marketing & Communications at Federal Procurement Agency of Austria)

    Stefan Wurm

    Head of Marketing & Communications at Federal Procurement Agency of Austria

  • Levan Razmadze (Chairman at State Procurement Agency of Georgia)

    Levan Razmadze

    Chairman at State Procurement Agency of Georgia

  • Kakha Demetrashvili (Deputy Chairman at State Procurement Agency of Georgia)

    Kakha Demetrashvili

    Deputy Chairman at State Procurement Agency of Georgia

  • Paul Borodai (International e-Procurement Expert at EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative)

    Paul Borodai

    International e-Procurement Expert at EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative

  • Dorina Harcenco (Policy expert, EBRD GPA TC Facility)

    Dorina Harcenco

    Policy expert, EBRD GPA TC Facility

  • Oksana Kamianetska (Chief specialist of International Activities Division, Public Procurement Department at Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture, Ukraine)

    Oksana Kamianetska

    Chief specialist of International Activities Division, Public Procurement Department at Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture, Ukraine

  • Nurida Baizakova (Director of Public Procurement Department at Ministry of Finance)

    Nurida Baizakova

    Director of Public Procurement Department at Ministry of Finance

  • Oleksii Yurchenko (International e-Procurement Expert at EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative)

    Oleksii Yurchenko

    International e-Procurement Expert at EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative

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