Dates/locations

Conference Information

IPPC8
August 8-10, 2018
Arusha, Tanzania

Hosted by the Institute of Accountancy Arusha, Tanzania in collaboration with the government of Tanzania’s Public Procurement Policy Division, Public Procurement Appeals Authority, Public Procurement Regulatory Authorities, Procurement and Supplies Professionals and Technicians Board, and Government Procurement Service Agency.
Please see IPPC8 page for detailed information about the 8th conference.

IPPC7 in Bali, Indonesia
August 4-6, 2016

Hosted by the National Public Procurement Agency, Indonesia.  There were 228 regitered participants from 48 countries; 103 accepted papers, and 34 parallel sessions cover a variety of themes, from e-procurement, sustainable procurement, to public procurement professionalization and professionalism. The conference was co-sponsored by the Indonesian National Public Procurement Agency and NIGP.

IPPC6 in Dublin, Ireland
August 14-16, 2014

Hosted by Professor Paul Davis of Dublin City University. There were 214 registered participants from 49 countries; 127 accepted papers, and 63 parallel sessions cover a variety of themes, from e-procurement, sustainable procurement, to public procurement professionalization and professionalism. The conference was co-sponsored by the Dublin City University Business School and NIGP.

IPPC5 in Seattle, Washington, USA
August 17-19, 2012

Hosted by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing and Florida Atlantic University. There were over 250 registered participants from 48 countries; 147 accepted papers, and 52 parallel sessions cover a variety of themes, from e-procurement, sustainable procurement, to public procurement professionalization and professionalism. This conference was co-sponsored by Consip S.p.A. (Italian Public Procurement Agency), The Naval Postgraduate School’s Acquisition Research Program and NIGP.

IPPC4 in Seoul, South Korea
August 26-28, 2010

Hosted by the Korean Public Procurement Service. There were 425 registered participants from 59 countries; 165 accepted papers, and 45 parallel sessions cover a variety of themes, from e-procurement, sustainable procurement, to public procurement professionalization and professionalism. The 4th IPPC broke all past records, in terms of number of conference registrants, number of submitted papers and particularly how marvelously the conference was organized. The conference was also co-sponsored by NIGP.

IPPC3 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
August 28-30, 2008

Hosted by Professor Jan Telgen of the University of Twente. There were 275 participants from 43 countries and major international organizations such as the World Bank, the UNDP, and OECD. The conference was sponsored by NEVI (a professional association in the Netherlands) and PIANOo (a central public procurement agency of The Netherlands). The conference was also co-sponsored by NIGP.

IPPC2 in Rome, Italy
September 21-23, 2006

Hosted by Professor Gustavo Piga of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. There were 295 participants from 45 countries. The conference was sponsored by Consip S.p.A. (Italian Public Procurement Agency). The conference was also co-sponsored by NIGP.

IPPC1 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
October 21-23, 2004

Initiated by Dr. Guy Callender (Foundation Chair of Strategic Procurement at Curtin University of Technology, Australia), David Drabkin (Deputy Associate Administrator for Acquisition Policy and Senior Procurement Executive, US General Services Administration, USA), Rick Grimm (Chief Executive Officer, National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc, USA), Dr. Christine Harland (Professor, University of Bath, UK), Dr. Jan Telgen (Professor, University of Twente, Netherlands), and Dr. Khi V. Thai (Professor, Florida Atlantic University, USA). Hosted by Professor Thai, and. sponsored by the Florida Atlantic University Public Procurement Research Center, the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), US General Services Administration, Curtin University of Technology (Australia), the World Bank, and the United Nations Development Programme/Inter-Agency Procurement Services Office.  There were 125 participants from 24 countries.

IPPC Collection

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 August 31, 2017...