The Global Revolution series of conferences has become a firm fixture in the public procurement calendar since its inception in 1997. The first in person event post-COVID attracted well over 200 participants, included 38 sessions and hosted over 100 speakers. As always, it brought together an impressive array of public procurement experts and talent, including representatives from most of the major international institutions working in public procurement, purchasing professionals, lawyers and consultants, as well as academics.
The Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG) at the University of Nottingham, under the leadership of APLU Fellow, Prof Annamaria la Chimia, will again be hosting this major conference in 2024. The dates for the 2024 conference is 17 to 18 June and the event will again take place at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. APLU will also again collaborate with the PPRG on the conference.
The Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG) at the University of Nottingham will in 2022 again host the major international conference on public procurement law: Public Procurement: Global Revolutions XI. The dates for the conference, that will take place in person in Nottingham, have been set for 13-14 June 2022.
As in the past, APLU will support the PPRG in this major international event.
The call for papers has been published and can be accessed at this link.
Participants at the 2019 Public Procurement: Global Revolutions conference
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.
APLU collaborated again with the PPRG of the University of Nottingham to support the leading international conference on public procurement law, Public Procurement: Global Revolutions IX, hosted by the PPRG in Nottingham. The 2019 conference – the 9th in the series – took place from June 17-18 2019 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, UK.
Various APLU researchers presented papers and chaired workshops at the two-day conference. These included:
Dr Allison Anthony “The promotion of human rights through public procurement in South African law”
Dr George Nwangwu “A Comparative Analysis of the Use of Unsolicited Proposal for the Delivery of PPP Projects in Africa”
Prof Geo Quinot “Conceptualising sustainable public procurement in the Global South – distinct from the North?”
Prof Dominic Dagbanja “Developments in sustainable public procurement policy and law in Ghana and Australia”
Prof Sope Williams-Elegbe “Procurement, corruption and blockchain technology”
as well as former APLU LLM student, Songezo Mabece, who was awarded one of three bursaries to participate in the conference and presented a paper on “Building Institutional Relationships in the Development and Regulation of Public Procurement in South Africa”
At the conference the new book publication Public Procurement and Aid Effectiveness: A Roadmap under Construction, co-edited by APLU research fellow, Prof Annamaria la Chimia and published by Hart Publishing was also launched with a panel discussion on what the future holds for procurement and aid effectiveness on which both Prof La Chimia and Prof Williams-Elegbe of APLU participated.
Bookings for the 2017 Public Procurement: Global Revolutions VIII conference to be held on the 12th and 13th of June 2017 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, are now open. To book go to the following link.
Attendees at the 2015 Global Revolutions VII conference at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.
APPRRU members at Global Revolutions VII (from left) Ama Eyo, Geo Quinot and Sope Williams-Elegbe with Annamaria La Chimia of the PPRG.
APPRRU once again supported the Public Procurement Research Group of the University of Nottingham in hosting the seventh event in the series of international conferences under the banner of Public Procurement: Global Revolution. This year’s event was held from 15 to 16 June 2015 at the East Midlands Conference Centre at the University of Nottingham in the UK. Apart from acting as chairs of various conference sessions, three APPRRU researchers read papers at the conference.
Sope Williams-Elegbe presented a paper on “Debarment: A Cross-Jurisdictional Evaluation”.
Williams-Elegbe delivering her paper at Global Revolutions VII.
Ama Eyo’s paper was entitled “E-procurement in practice: Reflections on the “SQuID” experience in Wales”.
Geo Quinot presenting at Global Revolutions VII.
Geo Quinot spoke about “Balancing functionality assessment and policy considerations in complex procurement in Africa”.
The programme for the Public Procurement: Global Revolutions VII conference to be held in Nottingham, England from 15-16 June 2015 is now out. The conference will feature papers on procurement law developments from across the world, including perspectives on African procurement regulation.
The Public Procurement Research Group at the University of Nottingham has announced the seventh in a series of successful international conferences, which will be attended by policy-makers, lawyers and practitioners from the main international organisations involved in procurement regulation, as well as world-leading professors and researchers.
The conference will take place on 15-16 June 2015 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham. It will include plenary sessions for all delegates and a series of parallel workshops and debates focusing on specific topics of interest to different delegates.
The conference is sponsored by The Achilles Group and more information can be found on the conference website.
Dr Sope Williams-Elegbe, deputy director of APPRRU, presenting a paper on public procurement law reform in Africa at the Public Procurement Global Revolutions VI conference.
Three APPRRU researchers, Sope Williams-Elegbe, Ama Eyo and Geo Quinot, participated in the Public Procurement Global Revolutions VI conference, held at the University of Nottingham in the UK from 24 to 25 June 2013.
The conference brought together researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from across the world to deliberate on current issues in public procurement regulation. The APPRRU researchers brought an African perspective to the discussions.
APPRRU was also one of the collaborators in organising the conference.
Registration is now open for Public Procurement: Global Revolution VI Conference to be held in Nottingham, England on 24 & 25 June 2013. This international conference, organised by the Public Procurement Research Group, University of Nottingham and on which APPRRU is a collaborator, will involve in-depth discussion of current trends and new research in the area of public procurement regulation globally. Speakers include academics, practitioners and representatives of key organisations working in public procurement from many different countries. The conference will also include a focus on public procurement regulation in Africa.
More information, including registration, is available here >>