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PAI will host its annual Public Procurement Conference on Thursday the 22nd of November 2018. This year’s conference will discuss a range of significant developments in Public Procurement in 2018 including an update on policy developments, Peppol, EU developments, supply chain management. It will be addressed by a range of pertinent speakers from a policy perspective.

 

Minister of State for Public Procurement, Patrick O’Donovan TD will open PAI’s annual Public Procurement Conference followed by our panel of expert speakers who will update attendees on topics that offer both a national and international perspective on developments in public procurement that may impact on their work in this area.

 

This popular conference should be attended by everyone involved in public procurement in Ireland and will offer valuable opportunities for networking with colleagues across the sector.

 

Half-day conference, registration, 8am-9am, conference concludes at 1pm with lunch provided afterwards.

 

 

PAI are delighted to announce Minister of State for Public Procurement, Patrick O’Donovan TD as keynote speaker.

 

 

 

Patrick O’Donovan TD is Minister of State at the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for Public Procurement, Open Government, and eGovernment. He previously served as Minister of State for Tourism and Sport when he was appointed by the Taoiseach in May 2016.

Event Schedule

8.00 – 9.00

Networking, tea/coffee

9.00 – 9.10

Opening remarks from chair – Patrick McGovern, Independent procurement consultant

9.10 – 9.30

Review of current policy direction for Public Procurement – Patrick O’Donovan TD, Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Expenditure and Reform

9.30 – 9.55

Developments in Public Procurement litigation for 2018 – Niamh Hyland, Senior Counsel

9.55 – 10.20

Public procurement directives, next steps for the European CommissionThomas Spoorsman, Deputy Head of Unit, responsible for Public Procurement Strategy, European Commission

10.20 – 10.45

The Irish approach to eInvoicing Compliance: An update from eInvoicing Ireland – Declan McCormack, Programme Manager, eInvoicing Ireland, Office of Government Procurement

10.45 – 10.55

Questions and Answers

10.55 – 11.30

Coffee Networking Break

11.30 – 11.55

GDPR & Public Procurement – Impacts for Commercial Contracts and the Procurement Process – Doug McMahon, Senior Associate in the Technology and Innovation Group McCann Fitzgerald

11.55 – 12.20

The role of the procurement team in the effective implementation of e-invoicing in the public sector – John Larkin, Country Manager, Pagero Ireland

12.20 – 12.45

Reporting on Public Spending – Monitoring & auditing the public procurement process – Finola McCarthy, Ronan Day Jermyn

12.45 – 12.55

Questions & Answers

12.55 – 13.00

Closing address by Chair

13.00

Lunch

Our Speakers

Patrick McGovern
Independent Procurement Consultant

Patrick McGovern is a procurement consultant and former Partner at Arthur Cox, where he specialised in Procurement Law projects for many years. He has written extensively on procurement and is a co-author of a book on this topic to be published in late 2017. He is a First-Class Honours graduate in Law from Trinity College Dublin.

Patrick McGovern
Independent Procurement Consultant
Patrick O’Donovan
Minister of State for Public Procurement

Patrick O’Donovan TD is Minister of State at the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for Public Procurement, Open Government, and eGovernment. He previously served as Minister of State for Tourism and Sport when he was appointed by the Taoiseach in May 2016.

Patrick O’Donovan
Minister of State for Public Procurement
Niamh Hyland
Senior Counsel

Niamh Hyland, Senior Counsel. Niamh practises in the areas of Administrative Law, Commercial and Chancery Law and General practice. She also specialises in Competition Law, European Law and Public Procurement.

Niamh Hyland
Senior Counsel
Thomas Spoormans
Deputy Head of Unit - DG GROW, European Commission

Thomas Spoormans is Deputy Head of Unit, responsible for « public procurement strategy”, in DG GROW, European Commission. A trained engineer and economist, he joined the European Commission in 2007, after several years in the automotive industry. He worked among other things on anti-fraud, industrial policy and internal market.

Thomas Spoormans
Deputy Head of Unit - DG GROW, European Commission
Declan McCormack
Programme Manager, Office of Government Procurement

Declan has responsibility at Principal level for the Office of Government Procurement’s eInvoicing programme. Prior to his appointment, he held the position of Head of IT with one of Ireland’s leading e-Procurement service providers and has over 20 years’ experience in technology development, delivery and management within the telecoms, financial and IT sectors, and was actively involved in the development and implementation of PEPPOL infrastructure.

Declan McCormack
Programme Manager, Office of Government Procurement
Doug McMahon
Senior Associate in McCann FitzGerald’s Technology & Innovation
Group

Doug provides clients with advice in relation to information technology, outsourcing, commercial contracts, data protection, intellectual property, confidentiality and freedom of information issues. He regularly acts for a large number of private entities and public bodies in relation to data protection obligations, including advising on subject access requests, data security issues, record retention matters, data protection notices,policies and privacy statements.

Doug McMahon
Senior Associate in McCann FitzGerald’s Technology & Innovation
Group
John Larkin
Country Manager, Pagero Ireland

John Larkin is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and The Chartered Association of Certified Accounts and is currently Country Manager, Pagero Ireland. John has considerable experience in leading business transformation projects and has seen, at first hand, how successful e-invoice projects have delivered real benefits to various sized organizations. He will outline how an organisation should approach e-invoice adoption and the important role procurement professionals have in delivering the benefits of the EU Directive on e-invoicing in public procurement.

John Larkin
Country Manager, Pagero Ireland
Finola McCarthy
Partner with Ronan Daly Jermyn Law firm

Finola has extensive experience in advising local authorities and other public bodies on all aspects of public procurement and administrative law issues. Her practice includes environmental law and related project issues including health and safety and planning. She is Member of the Irish Environmental Law Association; Procurement Lawyers Association; Irish Society of European Law and Adjudication Society.

Finola McCarthy
Partner with Ronan Daly Jermyn Law firm

Who’s Attending

Great Speakers

Latest Insights

Networking

 

 

PAI are delighted to announce Pagero as key sponsors of this year’s Public Procurement conference. John Larkin of Pagero will address the conference to discuss the vital role of the Procurement team in all stages of an e-invoice implementation project and the impact this role has on the take-up and timeframe for a project.

At PAI’s 2017 conference we welcomed over 70 Procurement professionals to our Public Procurement conference event. The day’s discussions revolved around the idea of technology-driven procurement practices and their implications in the Irish public sector.

Testimonials from our 2017 conference event

‘Information on e-invoicing PEPPOL and the IT topic where Blockchain was raised, these are things that I had not heard too much about and so they were new for me’.
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‘I made a number of contacts - put names to faces and learned about a number of very topical challenges.’
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Public Affairs Irelands Annual Procurement Conference presents a valuable opportunity to increase your brand awareness among industry leaders, government decision makers and peers within the procurement sphere nationwide. PAI’s expert speakers will update attendees on a range of relevant topics that offer both a national and international perspective on how to drive progress within Public Procurement while maintaining transparency.

Gold Sponsorship Package
Accreditation as a sponsor on all marketing material including (conference brochure & programme, web campaigns and at the event)
Speaking opportunity (speakers picture & biography featured in conference brochure)
Acknowledgement as a sponsor during the conference by the event chairperson
Three complimentary delegate passes for the conference and conference lunch
Company name and logo displayed in the reception area
Opportunity to display pop-up stand(s) and marketing materials within reception area (sponsor to supply)
Opportunity to host an exhibition table in the reception space
Opportunity to display pop-up stand(s) in the main conference space
Opportunity to place a marketing document in delegate pack (supplied by sponsor)
Your logo and a link to your company website on our dedicated conference website
Feature a blog piece by a company representative hosted on PAI.ie, shared via Public Affairs Ireland social media channels and through Public Affairs Ireland's marketing mail outs and weekly Parliamentary Business Newsletter
Branding in communication with Public Sector press desks
Feature in a follow up press on the conference blog and press photos
Conference Day Exhibition Stand
Accreditation as a sponsor on all marketing material including (conference brochure & programme, web campaigns and at the event)
Acknowledgement as a sponsor during the conference by the event chairperson
Two complimentary delegate passes for the conference and conference lunch
Opportunity to host an exhibition table in the reception space
Your logo and a link to your company website on our dedicated conference website
Press photos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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If you are interested in becoming sponsors at this year’s event please contact Public Affairs Ireland’s Training Manager
Emma McBride on (01) 819 8500 Email: emcbride@pai.ie

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