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CMS Public Procurement Conference

Brussels, Belgium

Past event
03 April 2014, 12:00 - 18:00 UTC +00:00

On March 28th, 2014, the publication of the new Directives of the European Parliament and of the Council on public procurement, procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors and the award of concession contracts in the Official Journal is expected.

You have the opportunity to discuss hot topics with procurement experts from institutions and various European jurisdictions at the CMS Public Procurement.


12.00 - 12.30

  • Welcome drinks

12.30 – 14.00

  • Business Lunch

14.00 – 16.00

  • Panel A
    Topic 1: Anticompetitive Behaviour in Tender Proceedings (impulse-lecture by Caroline Hobson)
    Topic 2: Compliance in Tender Proceedings (impulse-lecture by Bernt Elsner)
    • Nico Spiegel, European Commission, DG Market
    • Bernt Elsner, CMS Vienna
    • Caroline Hobson, CMS London
    • Robert Keisler, CMS Vienna
    • Maxim Boulba, CMS Moscow
    • José María Rojí, CMS Barcelona

16.00 – 16.30

  • Coffee break

16.30 – 18.30

  • Panel B
    Topic 3: Negotiation Procedure and equal treatment (impulse-lecture by Virginie Dor)
    Topic 4: Change of existing contracts (impulse-lecture by Volkmar Wagner)
    • Yves Cabuy, Director Brussels Capital Region
    • Nico Spiegel, European Commission, DG Market
    • Virginie Dor, CMS Brussels
    • Petra Heemskerk, CMS Amsterdam
    • François Tenailleau, CMS Paris
    • Volkmar Wagner, CMS Stuttgart


  • Closing Remarks

Please register by 14 April 2014. The attendance is free of charge


Portrait of Bernt Elsner
Bernt Elsner
Portrait of Robert Keisler
Robert Keisler
Portrait of Francois Tenailleau
François Tenailleau