Below is the list of events held in 2016
Host Location Date Comments Korea Seoul 15-16 March 2016 EUPF New York 29 Feb-1 March 2016 Spain Geneva 30-31 March 2016 Mexico Copenhagen 13-14 April 2016 Hungary Budapest 2-3 May 2016 Link to documents Netherlands The Hague 25-26 May 2016 Link to documents Nordic Countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland & Finland) Copenhagen 15-16 June 2016 Link to documents Germany in collaboration with other countries Bonn 15-16 Nov 2016 Link to documents Poland Warsaw 22-23 Nov 2016 Link to documents Spain Madrid
1 Dec 2016
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2. Other UN Business Seminars
UN HQ events
Agencies in regional or UN Headquarter (HQ) locations may decide to host business seminars for a specific Member State(s) at their respective locations. These types of events are usually arranged in collaboration with a government institution, on an ad-hoc basis and at the discretion of the agencies based in the particular location. The events are normally either generic or specialised in nature. As the IPS modality (described above) becomes better established, it is expected that single country/generic HQ events will be phased out.
Below is an overview of UN HQ or regional events for 2018:
Date Location Type Contact 9-10 April New York City, USA EUPF firstname.lastname@example.org 22-23 April Amman, Jordan Multi-Agency (local representation) TBD Uganda Multi-Agency, generic (local UN representation) November (TBD) Geneva Multi-Agency, specialised (local UN representation)
UN Procurement Division, New York
In addition to the International Procurement Seminar modality, the Procurement Division of the UN Secretariat in New York (UN/PD) has a business seminar programme. The main objective is to inform potential vendors and trade entities, particularly in Developing Countries, about the work of UN/PD. The seminars also provide information on the UN procurement processes, evaluation criteria, vendor registration procedures and how to find business opportunities in the various Agencies of the UN.
The seminars are organized through governments, agencies and Permanent Missions in the UN.
For the latest information on scheduled seminars please visit the UN/PD Business Seminars page.
Any questions you might have regarding UN/PD Business Seminars can be submitted by completing the following Contact Form.
1. International Procurement Seminars (IPS)
International Procurement Seminars, also known as Multi-Agency Business Seminars, are opportunities for UN Buyers and Vendors to meet in person. Several UN Agencies participate and deliver a brief presentation of their Agency. The business seminars also allow for one-to-one meetings between UN buyers and vendors.
In the interests of improving the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of UN business seminar activities, the HLCM Procurement Network has been developing a new modality for Multi-Agency Business Seminars. At the 21st session of the Procurement Network, held in Geneva on 22-24 March 2017, the decision was taken to implement the model – International Procurement Seminars (IPS) – which was piloted in Bonn in November 2016. This new model is being applied in the period 2017-2019 and will be fine-tuned based on lessons learned from this pilot period.
The below document outlines the endorsed IPS concept and describes the submission and evaluation process for proposals to host such events. It is recommended that entities interested in expressing interest in (co)hosting an IPS event familiarise themselves with the content of the document as a first step.
IPS Calendar 2018-19
Year Month Deadline for expressions of interest to host IPS date Hosted by Location Contact Access the documents 2018 April 31 October 2017 n/a n/a n/a June 31 October 2017 26-27 June Belgium, France, Germany, Austria UN City, Copenhagen
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Click here for the documents November 31 March 2018 12-13 Nov The Nordic Countries UN City, Copenhagen TBD 2019 April 31 August 2018 TBD Italy, Spain, Malta IFAD, Rome, Italy TBD June 31 October 2018 September 31 January 2019 November 31 March 2019
To Express Interest in Hosting an IPS
Government Institutional Organisations interested in hosting an IPS are kindly asked to complete and submit the below form by the deadline specified in the above calendar.
Should you have any queries, please contact the HLCM-PN Secretariat, Ms. Kerry Kassow, email: email@example.com.
Hosting an IPS at UN City, Copenhagen
Should your organisation be interested in hosting an IPS at UN City, Copenhagen, please see the below general price lists for use of facilities. If you would like to check availability of meeting facilities at UN City in advance of submitting your proposal (recommended), please contact the HLCM-PN Secretariat, Ms. Kerry Kassow on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multi-Agency Seminars, 2016
IPS held in 2018
Nordic UN Procurement Seminar 2018This seminar will be a part of the series of biennial Nordic UN Procurement Seminars, the last one took place in 2016. The overall objective is to provide an opportunity for Nordic
Hungary - May 2016Agenda and presentations concerning the Business Seminar in Budapest, Hungary, 3-4 May 2016
The Netherlands - May 2016Agenda and presentations concerning the business seminar in the Hague, the Netherlands, 25-26 May 2016.
Nordic Countries - June 2016Agenda and presentations concerning the Business Seminar for the Nordic Countries held in Copenhagen, 15-16 June 2016
International Procurement Seminar Bonn - Nov 2016Agenda, participants and presentations of the International Procurement Seminar held in Bonn, 15-16 November 2016