The Advisory Council consists of invited public procurement executives of national procurement agencies and procurement associations as well as prominent public procurement scholars. The Council will help set the strategic plan for IPPC in research and publications and help find ways to advance global public procurement.

Guy Callender, PhD, is Foundation Chair and Professor of Strategic Procurement at Curtin University of Technology, Perth Australia.  His broad research interests include strategic procurement, public policy and organizational behavior, with specialist interests in supply risk, procurement spend analysis and efficiency.
 
 
Guy Callender

Kyung-Soon Chang, Ph.D. in construction management at University of Colorado, is Chief Officer, Incheon Regional Office, Public Procurement Service, South Korea. Started as a specialist in construction contract and management at the year of 1987. Now becoming a chief manager in not only contracting public construction, but also procuring public goods and service. Main concerns are optimizing construction cost through holistic life-cycle, balancing between quality and cost in public procurement, and structuring instruments for saving budget
 Kyung-Soon Chang
Sally Collier, Executive Director of Policy and Capability, Office of Government Commerce, UK. Sally’s current portfolio includes leading a programme of Procurement Capability Reviews (PCRs) in central government to assess and benchmark capability and effectiveness.  She is also responsible for the development and application of UK public procurement policy, and her team of policy experts represents the UK on public procurement at the European Commission and World Trade Organisation. Sally is responsible for OGC’s leadership across government to develop a consolidated approach to the use of public procurement in the furtherance of the UK Government’s wider policy goals – environment, social and economic.  
Sally Collier
Michael Essig, PhD, is a Professor and chair for purchasing and logistics at Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany. He co-heads the Research Center for Law and Management of Public Procurement as well as the Transfer Center for Defense Supply Chain Management.  Michael Essig
Felipe Goya Goddard, MBA (Universidad Católica de Chile), MSc (University of Bath, UK), is the CEO of ChileCompra which is a B2G market place in Chile with transactions over USD 6.0 billion per year. Previously he has worked as procurement director in the same agency, as international consultant and in the banking industry.  
Felipe Goya Goddard
Rick Grimm, CPPO, CPPB, MPA, has served the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP) as its Chief Executive Officer since 1998. He has been a driving force in professionalizing public procurement, not only in US and Canada but also internationally.  
Rick Grimm
Christine Harland, PhD, is a Professor, University of Bath School of Management, and Director of the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply, University of Bath. Her research interest is supply strategy, and how public procurement can be used as a lever for government reform.  Christine Harland
Gustavo Piga, Ph. D., is a Professor of Economics, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, where he is director of the Master in Procurement Management and Coordinator of the Center for Procurement Economics, Law and Management. He has been for 3 years the Chairman of Consip Ltd., the Central Purchasing Body of the Italian Government. His research interest is in procurement management and procurement economics.  Gustavo Piga
Margaret Rose, attorney at law, is Executive Director, Caribbean Procurement Institute (CPI), with offices in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica. CPI is the premier resource for specialist procurement training, education and research in the Caribbean.    Margaret Rose
Wouter Stolwijk, Msc, is Director of PIANOo. A division within the Ministry of Economic Affairs, PIANOo is committed to public procurement professionalization in The Netherlands by setting up research groups, develop IT, and organizing an annual congress.  Wouter Stolwijk
Jan Telgen, PhD, is Professor of Applied Operations Research and the NEVI Professor of Purchasing Management at the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.  In addition, he is founder and former CEO of the consulting firm Significant.  
Jan Telgen
Khi V. Thai, PhD, is Professor, School of Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University, USA. His research interest is in public financial management and public procurement.  
Khi V. Thai

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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 and open and transparent environment. In Arusha, Tanzania, the eighth International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC8) will take place. The IPPC is one of the largest, if not the largest, international public procurement conference globally dedicated to academic discussion and practitioner engagement. Over the last 14 years having built its profile in attracting partcipants from almost100 countries. 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...