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PAI' s Annual Public Procurement Conference 17 October325.00

Preliminary Announcement

Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019,  ***Save the Date***

Time: 9am – 1pm

Location: Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 3

Price: €325 (VAT exempt)

PAI are delighted to announce Minister of State for Public Procurement, Patrick O’Donovan TD will open our annual Public Procurement Conference on Thursday 17 October 2019 and deliver the keynote address.

This year’s conference will discuss a range of significant developments in Public Procurement in 2019 including an update on policy developments, EU developments and Procurement Law.

PAI’s expert speakers 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.


Keynote speaker confirmed:


Minister Patrick O’Donovan TD, Minister of State at the Departments of Finance and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with 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.



Our Chairperson Patrick McGovern, Independent 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.



CPD: This is a PAI CPD Certified event – Attendees who participate in the days event will receive a CPD Certificate to the value of 3 Structured CPD Points.

Price also includes: Delegate pack, speaker slides & recommended readings, refreshments on arrival, mid-morning networking refreshment break and lunch following the events conclusion at 1pm.

Please contact our training and events team for more details on our group discount rates on nconnolly@pai.ie