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EcoProcura Conference 2009: Call for Contributions

The EcoProcura 2009 conference “Climate Neutral through Procurement”, which will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland, on 25-27 March 2008, is now welcoming contribution proposals in different sessions of its comprehensive programme.

Innovative conference where decision-makers meet

Innovative elements such as the market lounge, provide a structured space for participants to link with product developers, legal experts, and sustainable procurement experts - offering advice, tools, products and services that contribute to achieve climate neutrality through procurement. Opportunities will be offered to take forward contacts and conversations in one-to-one meetings with those decision-makers who wish to discuss specific issues around a solution/approach with a partner. Next to informative plenaries and practical workshops, these private meetings will be especially appreciated for encounters between business and procurers.

Confirmed speaker

Vice-Mayor of Barcelona Imma Mayol, also member of the ICLEI Executive Committee and Vice Chair of the Procura+ campaign, who hosted the last EcoProcura 2006 in Barcelona, has confirmed her participation in the 7th event of the series which will particularly look at how sustainable procurement can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change.

Submit contributions by 30 October 2008

If you are a local government or business representative working towards climate neutral products and services and wish to contribute to any of the sessions highlighted in the programme, please submit your proposal by 30 October 2008.

For more information, www.iclei.org/ecoprocura2009