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The strategic impact of buying: Procurement for non-procurers

Stage 5 (Upper level)
21/06/2024, 13:30 - 15:00

Public procurement is increasingly becoming a way in which cities can achieve their strategic and organizational objectives while also benefiting from emerging innovations that meet their exact needs. This session is intended for politicians, heads of department, Sustainability Managers, Officers – procurer or not – and will motivate you to return to your city and take up the challenge of bringing innovation to your administration. Hear from experienced mayors, practitioners and suppliers  in this interactive session. Learn how to use procurement strategically in your municipality, exchange on experiences and explore how harnessing procurement can address issues from climate resilience, the digital transition to social cohesion to supporting SMEs.


  • Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor, City of Malmö, Sweden; President, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Luiz Carlos Pinto, Secretary for Innovation, City of Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Marcela Arruda, Secretary of Management, City of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Carsten Rothballer, Head of Sustainable Energy Systems, ICLEI European Secretariat
  • Peter Defranceschi, Head ICLEI Brussels Office; Head Global ICLEI City Food Program


Mark Hidson, Deputy Regional Director, ICLEI European Secretariat

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