This year’s Public Procurement Forum will focus on the linkages between public procurement strategies and SMEs development.
Policy makers and practitioners will debate on:
Why and how strengthening those linkages might be mutually beneficial for both the public and the private sector
How can a greater engagement of SMEs in public markets have spill-over effects on the whole economy
How it can usefully serve multiple purposes such as promoting innovation or strengthening value chains
A new report: The OECD will present its latest findings on the main challenges countries face in this area and insights from good practices for transforming procurement into a strategic function for supporting SMEs development.
Speakers will include EC Commissioner Elżbietą Bieńkowska.
This event is a joint initiative between the Directorate for Public Governance and the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities.