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Global Procurement Summit
03-04 February 2021

Procurement as Enabler for Covid-19 Emergency Response

03 Feb 2021


Contact Details

Dr.(Prof.) Gurbandini Kaur, Programme Director
Mr. Yash Kashyap, Programme Manager
Tel: +91 1147673000 Ext: 710 / 721 | Mob: +91 8800893848 | Email:

Billions of people are being affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic, setting off an unprecedented global health crisis. Behind the fight to save lives, there’s another crisis unfolding for governments who are scrambling to get life-saving health supplies to hospitals and keep society running as lockdown measures come into force worldwide. The choices governments make now will have a very real impact on the severity of the outbreak. The World is entering in to a recession phase with GDP of most countries shrinking.


Procurement can act as an important enabler in the current crisis. It is important to adjust as quickly as possible. Governments around the world have promised comprehensive economic revival measures. Until such possible support results in reversal of shrinking economies, the liquidity of businesses must be safeguarded by the companies themselves. Procurement can play a crucial role and significantly contribute to this objective


Due to pandemic, everything planned for 2020 and perhaps 2021, majorly concerning with global procurement and supply chain landscape has been upended by Covid-19. Recalibration of strategies by the companies is being done in order to save on costs, drive value, surmount disruption and build agility and resilience.


Surrounded by this volatility, procurement and supply chain teams need to explore more on new methods of procurement, focus on dispute and conflict resolution arising specially due to pandemic and work on automation of the entire procurement process to survive and sustain in these tough times ahead.


All India Management Association, an apex body of management profession in India, join hands with World Bank and Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and other international/national partners for bringing together the most senior and regional procurement community to examine the challenges faced during emergency situations and also explore possible solutions to problem in hand.

Objectives of the Summit

Targeting senior officers engaged in public procurement at central and state public entities and the critical bidding communities represented by manufacturers, suppliers and contractors and consultants, the key objectives of Global Procurement Summit 2020 is to discuss impact of COVID-19 on procurement and supply management functions and come out with recommendations for way forward.

Session Titles

  • How procurement is adjusting to new realities – automation, AI/ML, supply chain management, localized sourcing etc.
  • Lessons learned for Contract Management and Dispute Resolution after one year of COVID-19
  • Challenges and Opportunities for health commodities procurement and distribution, particularly COVID-19 vaccines
  • Can PPP help cash-starved governments in boosting infrastructure?
  • How to monitor and supervise infrastructure Projects during emergencies
  • Controlling fraud, corruption and other undesirable practices in emergency procurement and supply management

Who Should Attend: Relevant Industries

Who Should Attend
Senior officials dealing in Finance/Procurement and decision makers in:  

  • State & Central Government
  • Embassies/Consulates
  • Public Sector Undertaking/ Externally Funded projects
  • State Owned Enterprises
  • Non-Government Organizations
  • Professional Associations
  • Private Organizations
  • Consultant, Supplier and Contractors


Relevant Industries

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy& Resources
  • Consumer Business
  • Steel & Construction
  • Financial & other services
  • Technology & Communication
  • Chemical & Pharmaceutical
  • Healthcare
  • Automotive

Registration Fee

For Indian Delegates
Fees- Rs. 2500/- (inclusive of taxes)
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For International Delegates
Fees – US100$ (inclusive of taxes)
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