For 20 years the Public Procurement Research Group of the School of Law at the University of Nottingham has hosted the major international conference in this field, called Public Procurement: Global Revolutions. The event brings together the world’s leading academics for a dialogue with national regulators and procurement practitioners, and representatives from national and international institutions such as the Cabinet Office and UK Government Departments, the European Commission, OECD, the WTO, UNCITRAL, the World Bank and other multilateral development banks. With almost 40 workshops over the two days, the event typically features over 130 speakers and more than 300 participants from all parts of the globe from Australia to Zimbabwe. For more detail on this conference series, see the official conference website.
Since 2013, APLU has been an official collaborator of the PPRG in hosting the conference. APLU has organised workshop streams focusing on issues within public procurement law in Africa and APLU researchers have participated as speakers and workshop chairs at consecutive conferences.