Third International Conference on Public Procurement Law Africa

The African Procurement Law Unit is organising next year the Third International Conference on Public Procurement Law Africa (1-2 November at the Century City Conference Centre & Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa). Here's the information available:

The Conference theme is Procuring for Development in Uncertain Times. The theme will address a range of critically important issues relating to the uncertainty facing public procurement in Africa and beyond, especially in relation to digital innovations such as “smart contracts”; the integration between procurement and human rights issues such as modern slavery; global uncertainty in the face of Brexit and “America First” policies; the role of procurement in meeting the Sustainable Development goals; recession in many African countries and slow global economic growth, as well as issues of anti-corruption, governance and the operational context of procurement. Plenary speakers include some of the leading thinkers in public procurement in Africa and internationally, and the conference will feature numerous papers, and workshop presentations.

The call for papers is now open and can be downloaded below.

Important dates are:
Abstract submission opens: 10th November 2017
Abstract submission deadline: 30th April 2018
Acceptance Notification: 30th May 2018
Full paper submission deadline: 30th September 2018