Initiated in 2004, the first IPPC (in Florida) had 125 participants from 24 countries and a few international organizations. Its benefits have made it one of the most attended international conferences after its inception (with almost 300 participants from almost 50 countries at each conference). In addition to the growing number of participants, there has been a growing number of co-sponsors, including the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (USA), Consip (Italy), PPS (South Korea), US General Services Administration, and the Office of Government Commerce (UK).

One of the most appealing features of IPPC is that selected best papers (via a rigorous blind-review process) are published in the Journal of Public Procurement and a book that are ready for distribution at the conference. This feature provides an additional incentive for higher quality papers.


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News Release

The 8th International Public Procurement Conference

Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th August, 2018

Arusha, Tanzania

Public Procurement remains a key focus for policy makers in this time of global downturn and austerity. As such both academics and practitioners have a desire to share their research and practice in an open and transparent environment. The platform for academic discussion and practitioner engagement is provided by IPPC, which is one of the largest international public procurement conferences. Over the last 14 years, IPPC events have attracted participants from about 100 countries. The forthcoming Eighth International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC8) will take place in Arusha City in Tanzania from 8th to 10th 2018. This remarkable event will bring together about 1,000 delegates across the globe. For detailed information about IPPC8, please click here.

Best Paper Awards

There are three best paper awards, with US$2,000 for the 1st best paper, US$1,000 for the 2nd best paper, and US$500 for the 3rd best paper.

Paper Preparation Guidelines. The general format of the manuscript should be as follows....

The deadline for Abstract/Paper Proposal Submissions is 31st October, 2017...