Eighth global public procurement conference kicks off today in Arusha

08Aug 2018
By Financial Times Reporter
DAR ES SALAAM
Financial Times
Eighth global public procurement conference kicks off today in Arusha

For three days starting today, over 1,000 delegates will convene in Arusha to brainstorm and strategize on how to advance and share knowledge on public procurement, which is increasingly becoming challenging.

Organisers of the Eighth International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC8) said this year’s event has attracted participants from 100 countries. The sixth edition of the event was also held in early August two years ago in Bali, Indonesia.

According to the chairperson of the conference’s national organising committee, Dr Fredrick Mwakibinga, this year’s event is themed: Public Procurement in a Global Environment: Past, Present and Future Developments.

Briefing journalists recently on the conference, Dr Mwakibinga said it was a great honour for Tanzania to be accorded the opportunity to host the biennial conference that is being held in Africa for the first time.

“The event will bring together public procurement professionals, researchers, policymakers, regulators and stakeholders from around the world for the sake of exchanging experience and knowledge,” he said.

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