The conference will be held in the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC) which is adjacent to the East African Community (EAC) Headquarters.  AICC is located in the middle of Arusha city and is 40 minutes’ drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA).

The Centre is surrounded by word-class hotels, lodges and entertainment facilities. During your stay in Arusha, you will be able to visit the world’s famous national parks like Ngorongoro, Manyara and Serengeti. You will also get an opportunity to physically see Tanzanite precious Tanzanite stones and also may visit the foot of Kilimanjaro; the highest mountain in Africa. The mountain’s foot is 90 minutes’ drive from Arusha and 50 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

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News Release

The 8th International Public Procurement Conference

Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th August, 2018

Arusha, Tanzania

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 an open and transparent environment. The platform for academic discussion and practitioner engagement is provided by IPPC, which is one of the largest international public procurement conferences. Over the last 14 years, IPPC events have attracted participants from about 100 countries. The forthcoming Eighth International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC8) will take place in Arusha City in Tanzania from 8th to 10th 2018. This remarkable event will bring together about 1,000 delegates across the globe. For detailed information about IPPC8, please click here.

Best Paper Awards

There are three best paper awards, with US$2,000 for the 1st best paper, US$1,000 for the 2nd best paper, and US$500 for the 3rd best paper.

Deadline for paper proposal submissions 31st October 2017
Notification of acceptance of paper proposals 20th September 2017
Closing date for full paper submissions 31st March 2018
Notification of acceptance of full papers 30th April 2018

Early registration (with reduced fees)

Before 15th May 2018


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

The deadline for Abstract/Paper Proposal Submissions is 31st October, 2017...