The conference host is selected by conference participants based on (1) strength of organizational support, and (2) convenience of geographical location. Since its inception, conference hosts were selected at the closing session of each conference. Volunteers presented their bids, and then the winning bid was selected via a transparent, simple majority vote.

As IPPC is an informal network without memberships and membership fees, the conference host shall donate 10% of the gross registration revenues to IPPC to help defray IPPC’s annual administrative costs (mainly website management and services). IPPC will assist the conference host in circulating its “Call for Paper Proposals” among its network of over 100 countries. In addition, IPPC will provide useful guidelines for all phases of the conference planning and management process. For quality control, it is very important that the conference host accept and follow the IPPC guidelines and policy.

IPPC Collection

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.

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

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