International experts will join the Market Lounge at EcoProcura 2012

Newsbrief published in ICLEI in Europe News, August 2012

With only one month left until the EcoProcura 2012 – Opportunities to deliver sustainable procurement and innovation, which will take place in the City of Malmö (Sweden) from 19 – 21 September 2012, both the conference programme and the participants’ registrations are growing quickly. Online registration is open and spaces are filling up fast.

International experts will be hosting a series of roundtables in the Market Lounge on Wednesday 19 September and Friday 21 September. Examples include ‘Simple secure and effective guidance: Swan purchasing criteria’, Nordic Ecolabelling (Norway), ‘From confusion to convergence: using environmental standards and ecolabels in public procurement’, Environmental Protection Agency (USA), ‘Reform of public procurement in the City of Bremen’, City of Bremen (Germany), ‘Pre-commercial procurement and living labs’, Region Aosta Valley (Italy), and ‘Working with committed suppliers; for cost-effective green procurement’, Ihobe (Spain).

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