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Global Procurement Summit, 7-8 February 2019, The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi

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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.

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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: gps@aima.in www.aima.in