6th Global Procurement Summit
AIMA organised its 6th Global Procurement Summit 2021 in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, the World Bank and Asian Development Bank on 3th - 4th February 2021 virtually, on the ‘Procurement can be enabler for COVID-19 Emergency Responses’. Mr Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Minister of State, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise, Government of India was the chief guest of the programme. Mr Harsh Pati Singhania, President, AIMA & Chairman & Managing Director, JK Paper 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 Takeo Konishi Country Director- Asian Development Bank delivered the special address.
Some of the other eminent speakers included Mr Baldeo Purushartha, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance; Mr Sanjay Aggarwal, Advisor, Procurement Policy Division, Ministry of Finance; Mr Rajeev Kandpal, Joint Secretary & CFO, Government e-Marketplace; Mr K.R.M Rao, Executive Director (C&P), GAIL (India) Limited; Ms Pratibha Jain, Founding Partner, Nishith Desai Associates; Ms Deepika Kinhal, Lead (Judicial Reforms) & Senior Resident Fellow Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy; Mr K Rajendran, Chief Vigilance Officer, Cochin Shipyard Limited; Mr Mihály Fazekas, Assistant Professor, Central European University, Non-resident Research Fellow, University of Cambridge (UK) and Senior Research Associate, The University College London; Ms Yamini Sarangi, Managing Director, Odisha State Medical Corporation; Ms Bernadine Fernz, Global Head of Infrastructure, Open Contracting Partnership (UK) amongst others.
On the occasion, the GPS souvenir was also released. The summit was well attended by around 1000 delegates through Zoom, Youtube and Facebook from various countries like USA, UK, Africa, Bangladesh, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
AIMA conducted the 5th Global Procurement Summit (GPS) in partnership with Ministry of Electronics and information Technology, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and the World Bank on 10 -11 February 2020 at New Delhi. The theme of the summit was ‘Procurement in 21st Century’. GPS 2020 focuses on Technology in Procurement, Public Private Partnership (PPP) model and Alternate Dispute Resolution and Contract Management as the key areas of deliberation.
The Summit was honored by the presence of, Mr. Suresh Prabhu, India’s Sherpa at G20, Dr. T V Somanathan, Secretary (Expenditure), Ministry of Finance, Mr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country Director-India, World Bank, Mr. Kumar V Pratap, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ms. Manmeet Nanda, Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Mr Talleen Kumar, CEO, Government e Marketplace.
AIMA also had the pleasure of having International experts like Mr. Maurice Diamond, PPP Expert, IPATS, London, Mr. Shish Haider Chowdhury, Director (Coordination and Training), CPTU, IMED, Ministry of Planning, Government of Bangladesh, Mr. Xiaoping Li, Senior Procurement Specialist, World Bank, Washington, Mr. Michael Graeme Osborne, Senior Procurement Specialist, The World Bank, Washington.
Mr Sandeep Verma, Principal Secretary, Government of Rajasthan, Mr Sanjay Aggarwal, Director, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Mr R K Pandey, Member, National Highway Authority of India, Ms Hemalatha D, Head Procurement and Process Improvement, L& T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited, Mr Harsh Doshi, Director- Technical, R K C Infrabuilt Private Limited, Mr Ashutosh Vajpeyi, Joint Secretary Economic Affairs, Government of Rajasthan, Mr Xiaoping Li, Senior Procurement Specialist, World Bank, Ms Meena Agarwal, Director, National Institute of Financial Management, Mr Shanker Lal, Lead Procurement Specialist, The World Bank, Mr Srinivas Kotni, Founder & Managing Partner, Lexport, Mr D Jebaselwin Gladson, Additional General Manager- Contract Management, Chennai Metro Rail Limited, Dr Neeta Verma, Director General, National Informatics Centre, Mr Michael Osborne, Senior Procurement Specialist , The World Bank, Mr P VV Satyanarayana, General Manager, CRIS, Dr Srikanta K Panigrahi, Director General, Indian Institute of Sustainable Development, Ms Anubha Prasad, National Coordinator, United Nations Environment Programme, Mr Chenjerani Simon B Chirwa. Lead procurement Specialist, Governance Global Practice, The World Bank were some of the other speakers for the plenary sessions of the summit.
The summit was well attended by more than 200 delegates from various countries like USA, Bangladesh, Thailand and Sri Lanka. The topical themes and in depth discussions were highly appreciated by the delegates.
All India Management Association, in partnership with Ministry of Finance, Government of India and the World Bank organized the Global Procurement Summit 2019, on February 7-8, 2019 at New Delhi.
The theme of the summit was Digital Disruption and Innovation: Future of Procurement. The summit brought together the global and regional procurement community to examine the rise in new technologies, innovation and fast pace of growth in data analytics which has led to the development of procurement.
The Summit was honored by the presence of Ms. S Radha Chauhan, CEO, Government e-Marketplace as the chief guest and eminent speakers which includes Mr. Vinay Sharma, Director, Global Governance Practice, World Bank, Mr. Sandeep Verma, Principal Secretary, Government of Rajasthan, Ms. Usha Saxena, Head of Department, e-Procurement Division, National Informatics Centre and Mr. Rajiv Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Director, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
Mr. K C Jha, Addl. Chief Executive Officer, Government e Marketplace, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Mr. Shanker Lal, Lead Procurement Specialist, World Bank, Mr. Albert Njamen Njanke, Director, Global Dominium Institute, Cameroon, Ms. Tharshinie Prassanth, Director, Department of Public Finances, Ministry of Finance & Mass Media, Sri Lanka, Mr. Rajesh Abrol, General manager/VIMS, Center for Railway Information Systems, Mr. Sanjeev Chaturvedi, Director, NI-MSME, Mr. Chacko Joseph, Vice President and Head of IT Procurement & Finance, HDFC Bank, Mr. Ravindra Sharma, Director- Value Realization, SAP Ariba, Mr. Chenjerani Simon B. Chirwa, Lead Procurement Specialist, World Bank, Mr. Joseph Shine, Procurement Specialist, UNICEF, Mr. Chaithanya Chava, Director, PwC, Mr. Ajit Patwardhan, International Consultant, World Bank, Mr. OP Goel, Panel member, Indian Council for Arbitration, Mr. Amar Gupta, Partner, JSA Advocates and Solicitors, Mr. Ganesh Chandru, Executive Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, Mr. Rajiv Kumar Rohilla, Senior General Manager, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., Sukhdeepak Singh Waraich, Vice President, C1 India Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Rajneesh Rana, General Manager (BD & Contracts), EESL were some of the speakers for the plenary sessions of the summit.
The summit was well attended by more than 200 delegates from various countries like Africa and Sri Lanka. The topical themes and in depth discussions were highly appreciated by participants. This Summit helped bring into focus many important developments in procurement that countries in the region are presently addressing.