7th Global Procurement Summit (GPS 2022)

AIMA organised its 7th Global Procurement Summit 2022 in hybrid mode on 7th – 8th March 2022 at New Delhi on the theme ‘Convergence of Public and Private Sectors to maximize value through Green and Innovative Procurement’. The summit was held in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, Government of India and the World Bank. Asian Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, FIDIC and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation were the other partners.

Mr Pankaj Choudhary, Minister of State for Finance, Government of India was the chief guest of the programme. Mr C K Ranganathan, President, AIMA and Chairman & Managing Director, CavinKare Pvt Ltd delivered the welcome address and the introductory remarks were given by Ms Rekha Sethi, Director General, AIMA. Mr Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country Director-India, World Bank and Mr Hoe Yun Jeong, Deputy Country Director, Asian Development Bank delivered the special address.

Some of the other eminent speakers included Mr Sanjay Aggarwal, Advisor, Procurement Policy Division, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India; Ms Caroline Nicholas, Head, Technical Assistance Section, International Trade Law Division (UNCITRAL Secretariat), United Nations Office of Legal Affairs; Mr K C Jha, Advisor, Business Function & Integration, Government e-Marketplace, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India; Mr Malcolm Harrison, Group Chief Executive Officer, Charted Institute of Procurement & Supply; Mr Karma Wangdi, Head of Public Procurement, Royal Government of Bhutan; Mr Nicolas Penagos, Head of MAPS Secretariat, OECD; Mr Samuel Praveen Kumar, Joint Secretary Department of Agricultural & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture; Mr Adrian Torres, Chief of Public-Private Partnership, ADB; Mr Jeffery Taylor, Director, Procurement Division 1, Procurement, Portfolio and Financial Management Department, Asian Development Bank; Mr Rajkiran Kanagala, Senior VP & Group Head, Emerging Businesses and Head, SAARC & Chemical Vertical, TCI Group; Mr Charles Callanan, Director, Bangladesh Multi-Country Office (BDMCO), United Nations Office for Project Services; Ms. Ann E Ottosen, Senior Manager, Vaccine Centre, UNICEF Supply Division; Dr Nelson Ogunshakin, CEng, FICE, FREng, OBE, Chief Executive, FIDIC; Mr Chuan Wee Meng, CEO, Singapore International Mediation Centre; Mr Jeremy Glover, President, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation Region 2 Board of Directors; Mr K Venkata Ramana, Vice President, Contracts & Legal, Tata Projects Limited; Dr René Van Berkel, UNIDO Representative & Head, Regional Office in India; Dr Shailly Kedia, Senior Fellow & Associate Director, (Sustainable Development and Outreach Division), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI); Ms Elmas Arisoy, Regional Procurement Manager (South Asia), Solution and Innovation in Procurement, The World Bank amongst others.

On the occasion, the GPS souvenir was also released. The summit was physically attended by around 100 delegates at New Delhi, with more than 1500 delegates joining the virtual platform from various countries including USA, UK, Africa, Bangladesh, Thailand, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
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