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International Conference on Public Procurement - Zagreb

Join the International Public Procurement conference on 23 April 2024. The conference will be hybrid - it is possible to participate on-site or online.


  1. 23 Apr 2024,
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CEST
    Drafted agenda

    8:30 - 9:00 Registration

    9:00 - 9:30 Introductory notes

    • Maja Kuhar, State Commission for Supervision of Public Procurement Procedures, President
    • Damir Habijan, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Minister (tbc)
    • Žarko Tušek, Committee on the Economy, Croatian Parliament, President

    Morning session: Recent developments in EU Public Procurement

    9:30 - 10:00 Christopher Bovis, University of Hull, UK, Professor

    Reflections on 10 years of Public procurement directives and Court of Auditors Report

    10:00 - 10:30 Roberto Caranta, University of Turin, Italy, Professor

    Sustainable Public Procurement: Sailing into Uncharted Waters:

    • recent developments in sustainable procurement
    • new sectorial legislation and practical challenges in procurement procedures
    • possible effects on review bodies

    10:30 - 11:00 Marko Turudić, University of Zagreb Faculty of Law, Associate Professor

    Is EU closing public procurement market for third countries?

    • Regulation (EU) 2022/1031 on International Procurement Instrument
    • Regulation (EU) 2022/2560 on foreign subsidies distorting the internal market
    • Relevant pending cases in front of ECJ

    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

    11:30 - 11:50 Salvatore D'Acunto, European Commission, DG GROW, Head of Unit

    Latest initiatives of EC in public procurement system and enforcement

    11:50 - 12:45 Panel discussion: Main challenges for next 10 years of Public Procurement - looking into the future

    Moderator: Maja Kuhar, President of the State Commission for Supervision of Public Procurement Procedures

    • Javier Palermo Zurdo,European Commission, DG GROW, Deputy Head of Unit
    • Christopher Bovis, Professor
    • Roberto Caranta, Professor
    • Marko Turudić, Associate Professor
    • Zoran Turuk, Sector for Public Procurement, IT and Tehnical Affairs, Head of Sector, Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Croatia

    12:45 - 14:00 Lunch

    Afternoon session: Future perspectives in legal protection and control system in public procurement

    14:00- 14:40 Bakos Balázs, Public Procurement Authority, Hungary, Head of Department for Control of Contracts

    Contract amendments and contract control system in Hungary

    14:40 - 15:00 Petr Jedlička, Office for the Protection of Competition, Czech Republic, Head of Department

    Contract amendments and contract control system in Czech Republic

    15:00 - 15:20 Natacha Otte Widgren, Deputy Head of Procurement Supervision Unit, Competition Authority, Sweden

    Anna Görgård, Legal Counsel, Legal and Litigation Unit, Competition Authority, Sweden

    Contract amendment and contract system in Sweden

    15:20 - 15:55 Panel discussion: control of contract amendments - neglected part of review in Public Procurement

    Moderator: Maja Kuhar, President of the State Commission for Supervision of Public Procurement Procedures

    • Marko Turudić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law
    • Bakos Balázs, Public Procurement Authority, Hungary
    • Anna Görgård, Competition Authority, Sweden
    • Zuzana Krajčovičová​, Office for Public Procurement, Slovakia

    15:55 - 16:00 Conclusions of the conference

Practical information

Hotel Sheraton
Zagreb, Croatia
Who should attend
Contracting authorities, economic operators, public and private sector, representatives of the authorities in the public procurement system and academics from the European Union and Croatia.
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