International Procurement Seminars

  • 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

    28 Nov-
    1 Dec 2016

    Link to documents
  • 2. Other UN Business Seminars

    In addition to the International Procurement Seminar modality, the UN Procurement Division (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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      October 31 March 2018 16-17 Oct TBD IFAD, Rome, Italy TBD  
      November 31 March 2018 12-13 Nov The Nordic Countries UN City, Copenhagen TBD  
    2019 April 31 August 2018          
      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: kerry.kassow@undp.org.

  • 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 kerry.kassow@undp.org.

  • Calendar of other UN Business Seminars

    Below is an overview of Business Seminars organised by, for example, UN Procurement Division or local UN Country Teams in various countries.

    Date Location Type Contact
    9-10 April 2018 New York City, USA EUPF info@eupf.org
    22-23 April 2018 Amman, Jordan Multi-Agency (local representation) TBD
    4 May 2018 Asuncion, Paraguay UNPD/Multi-Agency (local representation) seminars@un.org
    7-8 May Nairobi, Kenya UNPD/Multi-Agency (local representation) seminars@un.org


  • Multi-Agency Seminars, 2016

  • IPS held in 2018

  • Hungary - May 2016
    Agenda and presentations concerning the Business Seminar in Budapest, Hungary, 3-4 May 2016
  • The Netherlands - May 2016
    Agenda and presentations concerning the business seminar in the Hague, the Netherlands, 25-26 May 2016.
  • Nordic Countries - June 2016
    Agenda and presentations concerning the Business Seminar for the Nordic Countries held in Copenhagen, 15-16 June 2016
  • International Procurement Seminar Bonn - Nov 2016
    Agenda, participants and presentations of the International Procurement Seminar held in Bonn, 15-16 November 2016