Dates:  August 15-17, 2024

The 9th International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC9) Committee is accepting proposals to host IPPC9 in 2024, with tentative dates of August 15-17.

Based on previous conferences, we expect 250-300 participants at IPPC9. As IPPC is an informal network of public procurement practitioners, researchers, university professors, and doctoral students, each conference is financed through participants’ registration fees and moderate sponsorships from a variety of organizations. The registration fee is capped at $400 per participate to make it as accessible as possible for all participants.

Proposal Submission Deadline: August 15, 2023

Bidder Selection Criteria:

There are several criteria for our IPPC Committee's decision, including but not limited to the following:

-  Diversity of locations: Provide all countries the opportunity to host the event. Preference given to countries and/or continents that have not hosted previously.

-  Hotel rates: Locations that provide the most hotel value for all our participants.

-  Conference venue: Ability to support a convention of that size (a large room for about 200-250 attendants for an opening session (about 45 minutes), and one or two plenary sessions (for keynote speakers), and 3-5 small rooms for concurrent panels or sessions for about 40 participants,

-  City Location: large enough airport to provide convenient flight connections, accessible in town transportation (such as bus, uber, subway),

-  Possible local finance support for receptions: Ability to host an opening night reception and other events

-  Staffing for the event for registration and support staff.

Financial Responsibilities:

The IPPC network receives $75 per each registration fee for its modest operation costs including website management fees and credit card registration fee of 3%. The remaining revenues are used for the program which include items such programming printing cost, for the costs of five coffee breaks, and a reception dinner (whose cost shall be based revenues). Normally, past conference hosts got sponsorships from local, agencies or organization for a first day reception cocktail.  The conference host keeps profits (Past conferences had positive financial balance).

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IPPC9 Committee:

Leslie E. Harper, Inter-American Development Bank

Adriana Salazar Costa, Inter-American Development Bank

Fuguo Cao, Central University of Finance and Economics, China

Khi V. Thai, Florida Atlantic University

Peter Nguyen, IPPA Administrator

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