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Global Procurement Summit 2017, 27-28 Feb 2017, New Delhi

2nd Global Procurement Summit

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AIMA with support of Government of India and the World Bank organised its 2nd Global Procurement Summit (GPS) 2017 on the theme ‘Good Procurement for Good Governance’ during 27th – 28th February 2017 at New Delhi. The aim of the summit was to provide a platform for knowledge sharing amongst the procurement exports, exposing newer trends and global practices and to exchange best practices on procurement around the globe.

Mr Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways, Government of India delivered the inaugural address through video conference and said that he was very happy to see how AIMA is leading the thought process in not just the management space but also on some very key important issues that the country is facing. Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, President AIMA & Chairman, Hero Corporate Service delivered the keynote address.

AIMA also launched a certificate programme in Dispute Resolution with technical support of the World Bank during the Summit.

The eminent speakers who addressed the Global Procurement Summit 2017 included top officials from Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Railways, Public Procurement Division, Ministry of Communication & IT, Government of Rajasthan including some international speakers. Some of the speakers included Mr. Felipe Goya, Practice Manager- Governance, World Bank; Mr Ashwajit Singh, Managing Director, IPE Global Limited; Dr. Raj Agrawal , Director- CME, All India Management Association; Mr. Binoy Kumar, IAS Director General, Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals; Ms.S.Radha Chauhan, IAS, President & Chief Executive Officer, National eGovernance Division; Ms Lindsey Marchessault , Director, Data & Engagement, Open Contracting Partnership; Mr Anil Kumar Bhardwaj, Director, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communication & IT; Mr. Kalesh Kumar, Capacity Building Coordinator , Solutions and Innovations in Procurement , The World Bank; Ms. Amita Sharma ,Senior Technical Adviser, Social and Economic Empowerment at IPE Global; Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Director, Public Procurement Division, Ministry of Finance; Ms Laura K Siegrist Fouche’, Chief Supply and procurement Section, UNICEF India Country Office; Ms. Christine Jackson, Principal Consultant Procurement, Crown Agents; Mr. Rajesh Bhushan, IAS, Joint Secretary, MoRD & Director General, NRRDA; Mr. Shanker Lal, Country Focal Point-Procurement, World Bank; Dr. Ajit Patwardhan, World Bank, Pune; Mr Ashok Sharma, Advocate, Founder President ICCA; Mr O P Goel, Rtd. DG, CPWD, Indian council for Arbitration; Mr S Shiva Kumar, CVO, BEL; Mr Ian Nightingale, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), China; Prof. Samir K Srivastava and Prof. Amit Agrahari, IIM Lucknow; Mr Ajay Gupta, Deputy Chief Business Officer, Northern Railways; Dr. Vivek Joshi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Government of India; Mr S K Chowdhury, Head – Integrated Support Function, Central Procurement Organisation, HPCL; Mr. Rajesh Bhushan, IAS, Joint Secretary, MoRD & Director General, NRRDA; Mr. Siddharth Singh, IAS, State Project Director, ARIAS Society; Ms Apoorva IAS, The Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation Limited; Mr Ramesh Sharma, Retired Secretary, Public Procurement Monitoring Office, Nepal; Mr Dev Arora, Vice President Commercial -Moserbaer India Ltd.; Mr Amitabh Datta, Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Financial Management.; Ms. Lauren Ziegler, Manager for Global Programs, U.S. Trade and Development Agency and Mr Amarendra Kumar, General Manager, Contract & Procurement, GAIL

The event was well received with 220 participants from 10 countries. 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.

For Further details please contact:

Dr.(Prof.) Gurbandini Kaur - Programme Director
Mr Kapil Verma - Programme Manager (Mob. No.: +91 9818997060)
All India Management Association - Management House, 14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110 003 Tel. No.: 24645100/43128100, Ext. 710 / 738, Email:

About the Summit
Procurement has taken on greater strategic importance. It has become an integral part of performance of not only government but also of multinational companies in recent years and will assume even greater significance in the years to come. The expectations of procurement are shifting. Procurement is transforming to be more strategic, more collaborative and more technology- dependent than ever before. Once considered as add-on-services, Procurement today is looked as strategic tool to deliver greatest return by optimizing supply chain. AIMA has been bringing together the most senior global and regional procurement community to examine strategy, opportunities and challenges faced by industry across the regions.
With over 200 senior procurement professionals from 15-20 nationalities attending the summit, it acts as a leading platform for networking, knowledge sharing amongst Procurement Officer's from wide range of Industries.
Programme Structure:
Summit with specific Agenda
The two-day summit will comprise of discussion, interaction with leading procurement specialist as per the scheduled Agenda providing benchmark and insight for procurement transformation.
Awards & Recognition : GPS 2017- AIMA- Procurement iNET joint effort
AIMA with support of the World Bank would award and recognise the best initiative taken by individual or organisation or team for Procurement excellence Also, the Best Proposal Submitted will be awarded and published.
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