IPPC1: The 1st International Public Procurement Conference, initiated and chaired by Khi V. Thai, was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, October 21-23, 2004. It was sponsored by the Florida Atlantic University Public Procurement Research Center, the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, 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.
IPPC2: The 2nd International Public Procurement Conference, co-chaired by Professor Gustavo Piga of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and Khi V. Thai of Florida Atlantic University, was held September 21-23, 2006 in Rome, Italy. It was sponsored by Alcatel Alenia Space, Consip (Italy), Curtin University of Technology (Australia), Florida Atlantic University Public Procurement Research Center, the University of Rome “Tor Vergata,” Ministero dell the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc, Public Works and Government Services (Canada). There were 295 participants from 45 countries.
IPPC3: The 3rd International Public Procurement Conference, chaired by Professor Jan Telgen of the University of Twente (Holland), was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 28-30, 2008. There were 273 participants from 43 countries and major international organizations such as the World Bank, the UNDP, and OECD.
IPPC4: The 4th International Public Procurement Conference, hosted by the Korean Public Procurement Service, was held in Seoul, South Korea, August 26-28, 2010. There were over 400 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.
IPPC5: The Call for Paper Proposals has been announced: Two proposal submission deadlines: September 1, 2012; and full paper submission deadline: March 1, 2012.
- Detailed 5th IPPC information including registration and conference venue: www.nigp.org/ippc5.
IPPC6: 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 Dublin, August 2014, the Sixth International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC6) will take place. The IPPC is the largest international public procurement conference globally dedicated to academic discussion and practitioner engagement. Over the last 10 years having built its profile in attracting partcipants from over 60 countries, it is hoped that the conference in Dublin will exceed this.
Wednesday 14th – Fraiday 16th August 2014