The 9th International Public Procurement Conference

Santiago, Chile, 28th-30th September 2023

The conference will accept scientific papers, technical reports and cases. Suggested will include the following topics, among others:

  • Dealing with COVID-19: Public procurement strategies
  • Public procurement: global vs national views
  • Public procurement reforms
  • Public procurement globalization in the current protectionist environment
  • Public procurement governance and the rule of law
  • New technologies that are transforming procurement such as a mega data, block chains, AI, e-procurement
  • Government contracting for public service, infrastructure, innovation,
  • Public procurement as a social/economic tool including procurement for small business
  • Public procurement and transparency/ accountability
  • Economics of public procurement
  • Performance-based procurement especially for more innovative procurement such as public service and PPPs
  • Theory and evidence of the design and operation of platform for public resource transaction
  • Centralized vs decentralized and new forms of organization of procurement function in new era of technology
  • Procurement professionalization and the emerging professional organization
  • The global trend of public procurement as a new field of study

Submissions Deadline

  • Abstracts/Paper Proposals submission Deadline: 20th December 20, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance of paper proposals: 31st December 2022
  • Deadline for full papers submission: 30th June 2023
  • Notification of acceptance of full papers: 31st July 2023


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News Release

The 9th International Public Procurement Conference
28-30 September, 2023, in Santiago, Chile

COVID-19 has forced us to postpone the 9th  International Public Procurement Conference that was scheduled in August 2020, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As COVID-19 has been under control (not over yet), our Conference Committee decided to hold IPPC9 on 28-30 September, 2023 in Santiago, Chile, instead of Argentina which has faced a serious economic recession.

We are happy to see IPPC9 is co-hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank; the Adolfo Ibáñez University, Chile; and the Central University of Finance and Economics, China. The Inter-American Development Bank will cover travel expenses for three invited keynote peakers and heads of select National Procurement agencies in Caribbean and Latin American countries.

So far, we have received 112 paper proposals and 55 full papers. It is expected over 350 participants, if COVID-19 does not pose any significant health risks.

We are looking for papers covering many procurement topics as listed in our flyer ( All proposals and papers submissions must be completed online as follows:

Deadline for paper proposal submissions 20th December 2022
Notification of acceptance of paper proposals 31st December 2022
Deadline for full papers submission 30st June 2023
Notification of acceptance of full papers 31st July 2023

Early registration (with reduced fees)

31st August 2023

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

The deadline for Abstract/Paper Proposal Submissions (IPPC9) is 20th December, 2022...