About the European Procurement Forum

The European Procurement Forum, Inc (EUPF) is a not for profit organization whose purpose is to facilitate activities that promote UN-Procurement from EU-companies. EUPF has been founded by the EU-trade representatives to the United Nations Offices in New York City.

These EU trade representatives have met since 1996 to promote UN-procurement from EU-companies.

Promotional activities have included:

  • Annual EU UN-procurement reception for UN-buyers and EU-company representatives on the occasion of International Aid & Trade New York, a global trade fair for companies interested in procurement for peacekeeping missions and development projects.
  • Plenary meetings to exchange market information and to invite management from UN-procurement sections for periodic presentations about opportunities in this annual $18.6 billion dollar market.
  • Provide assistance to the EU government delegates in the UN’s 5th committee with practical information and advice regarding the meetings on UN-procurement reform.
  • Annual EU UN-Procurement Seminar for EU based companies. During this Seminar participating companies are taught how to do business in the $18.6 billion UN-Procurement market.
  • Annual EU UN-Procurement Training for Trade Professionals. This Training teaches participating (governmental) organizations how to assist their national/regional companies on how to do business in the $18.6 billion UN-Procurement market.
  • Bernhard Hechenberger
    Bernhard HechenbergerMember of the board, European Procurement Forum

    Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations

    Tel.: (212) 702-4900


  • Inna Droznik
    Inna DroznikTreasurer, European Procurement Forum

    Consulate General of Belgium

    (212) 399-8522

  • Karel Smékal
    Karel SmékalPresident, European Procurement Forum

    Consulate General of the Czech Republic

    Tel: (646) 422-3303

  • Nicole Klug
    Nicole KlugMember of the board, European Procurement Forum

    German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    Tel: (212) 974-8853

  • Austria
    AustriaAustrian Trade Commission

    Stephan Spazier

  • Belgium – FIT
    Belgium – FITFlanders Investment and Trade

    Alicia Denutte

  • Belgium – Hub Brussels
    Belgium – Hub BrusselsHub Brussels

    Inna Droznik

  • Belgium Wallonia
    Belgium WalloniaConsulate General of Belgium, Wallonia Export & Investment (AWEX)

    Bernard Geenen

  • Czech Republic
    Czech RepublicConsulate General of the Czech Republic

    Karel Smekal

  • Denmark
    DenmarkConsulate General of Denmark

    Sebastian Rodas Medeiros

  • Estonia
    EstoniaPermanent Mission of Estonia to the UN

    Katri Lõhmus

  • France
    FrancePermanent Mission of France to the UN

    Bernhard Hehenberger

  • Germany
    GermanyPermanent Mission of Germany to the UN

    Perk Weidmann

  • Hungary
    HungaryConsulate General of Hungary

    Judit Czako

  • Italy
    ItalyItalian Trade Agency

    Sebastiano Marchese

  • Latvia
    LatviaPermanent Mission of Latvia to the UN

    Ieva Ruņģe

  • Netherlands
    NetherlandsConsulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Jorden Splinter

  • Portugal
    PortugalTrade Commission

    Maria Freitas

  • Spain
    SpainSpanish Trade Commission

    Estefania Sanchez

  • United Kingdom
    United KingdomBritish Consulate General, Department for International Trade

    Ciaran Pocock

EUPF Seminars

Who should attend

Representatives from EU companies who seek to become long term suppliers to the UN.

What to expect?

Companies seeking to do business with the UN will gain an in-depth understanding of where to find procurement notices, how the tender process works and the type of products that the participating UN organizations procure.

Various interactive workshops will also help companies understand how their products and services can be best promoted to the UN.

The 1-on-1 meetings will allow companies to meet individually with UN organizations. Furthermore, this event serves as an exceptional networking opportunity with other EU companies.

Why you should attend the seminar!

  • Endorsed by major UN procurement organizations & EU Missions in New York.

  • Presentations offering unrivaled insight of the largest UN organizations, their procurement procedures, projects and activities.

  • Theme-Specific Workshop and group discussions selected and presented by UN-staff focusing on specific industries

  • Meet directly with UN buyers, prescribers and decision makers in 1-on-1 meetings.

  • Invited organizations: UN Secretariat/DOS, UNDP, UNICEF, UNOPS, UN Global Compact and World Bank among others.

  • Excellent B2B Network opportunities with more than 60 other EU companies.

Thank you for attending EUPF Seminar 2019 and we look forward to seeing you in 2020!

Registration: $975* per person/representative

Limited Number of Registrations
(First Come – First Served)

*Early Bird: $850 / PP, valid trough January 31 or for first 35 companies registered, whichever comes first

Special Hotel Deals available for seminar participants.

Seminar Venue

Bohemian National Hall

New York

321 E 73rd St
New York, NY 10021

(212) 422-3300


Thank you for attending EUPF Seminar 2019 and we look forward to seeing you in 2020!

April 1 – 2, 2019 | Bohemian National Hall | New York City

EUPF Webinars 2019

Overview of the United Nations Procurement Market

January 23, 2019 at 9am (EST)

This presentation will offer an introduction to the UN Procurement Market. Who are the major procurement organizations, what are their mandate and in what kind of procurement does that result? In more detail, UN/PD will discuss its mandate and the specific goods and services that they procure.

Doing Business with the United Nations: Registration as a Vendor

February 6th, 2019 at 9am (EST)

This presentation will offer a detailed description of the registration process for the unified vendor database used by all UN organizations, UNGM. It will provide an overview of the registration procedures, disclosure of company information and other requirements.

Doing Business with the United Nations: The Tender Process

February 20, 2019 at 9am (EST)

  • The requisition within the UN-organization
  • Types of requirements: local/international and RFQ/ITB/RFP
  • How the UN finds companies
  • How companies can find/express interest for/bid on the tender
  • Bid opening & evaluation by the UN

General Q&A

Endorsed by several UN-procurement organizations & EU-missions in New York, this program will give you the opportunity to learn effectively how to do business in the $18.6 billion UN-Procurement market and to meet the UN-buyers and decision-makers in 1-on-1 meetings.

Among other presentations, the program offers Theme-Specific Workshops selected and presented by UN- staff focusing on specific industries such as Healthcare, Environmental Technologies, Engineering and Construction, Supply Chain, Air Charter, Peacekeeping, IC&T services, etc.

The event is also an excellent B2B network opportunities with about 60 other EU companies.

The 16th EU-UN Procurement Seminar will be held at the Bohemian National Hall in New York City on April 1 – 2, 2019.

Based on availability and booking date, special hotel rates will be available for participants in the EUPF 2019.

Please contact us once your registration is complete at: info@eupf.org

In order to be eligible for 1-on-1 meetings with UN Organizations you needed to be registered before February 28th, 2019.

If you were not interested in 1-on-1 meetings, you could register until March 15th, 2019.

When you register for the 16th EU-UN Procurement Seminar, you could select the UN organizations you are interested in having meetings with. Then those UN organizations would review your company profile (make sure you have a strong profile!) and decide if they want to have a meeting with you. Their feedback will be available by March 12 (depending on your registration date).

If your company was not selected by any UN Organization, you have an option to cancel registration by March 15th, 2019 with a full refund minus an administration fee of $75.

If you are selected by one or more UN Organizations, we will schedule your 1-on-1 meetings considering the workshop preferences you selected during the registration process. Planned workshops that are considered are:

  • IT, Cybersecurity and Smart Peacekeeping
  • Waste Management and Power Generation: Environmental Management
  • Water Sanitation and Purification
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Construction and Engineering

In general we do our best to respect the 3 workshops you want to attend, and schedule meetings at different times during the 2-day Seminar.

If the country where you are based does not have a country representative, you can contact info@eupf.org for any question or comment.

Please notice that we are not doing sponsorships since we want all participant companies to have equal opportunities and exposure for the same rate.

Please refer below to the general Terms & Conditions regarding the purchase of the seminar services provided by EUPF, a nonprofit organization based in New York, NY. If you have any queries relating to the specific terms and conditions, please contact us by emailing: info@eupf.org
. By completing the registration form of the 2019 EUPF Seminar taking place in New York, NY on April 1 – 2, 2019, you agree that the registration form together with these terms and conditions form a binding contract between you the participant (&/or your organization) and EUPF.
The organizer of the EU-UN Procurement Seminar 2019 in New York is EUPF, European Procurement Forum
405 Lexington Avenue – 44th floor – New York, NY 10174​​ – USA (www.eupf.org)
The individual(s) &/or organization(s) participating in this seminar are hereby defined as participant or registrant.
Time and Place:
. Payment by participant of the registration fees to EUPF entitles participant to:
(a) attend the entire seminar during the seminar hours and to receive some or all seminar services as described on the registration form; and
(b) to receive a copy of the materials if and when applicable (subject to clauses 10 to 13).
3. Without prejudice, EUPF may decide to change the EUPF seminar hours and/or dates and/or location for any reason by notifying registered participants in writing by email of the change and detailing substitute seminar hours and/or local location and:
(a) EUPF shall have no liability to participants; and
(b) Registrants shall make no claim against EUPF (including a refund), in respect of the same.
Investment and Payment:
. In consideration of the seminar services, participant must pay to EUPF:
(a) the full investment amount as indicated on current price specials in one lump sum upon registering by you without set off, deduction or counterclaim;
5. However, registration and payment does not guarantee validation by UN staff for the different one-on-one meetings you have requested during Registration
6. Payments made under this agreement must be made by the means specified on the registration form. No exceptions are possible.
. Refunds are only possible if at least 1 (one) one-on-one meeting cannot be organized for the participating company (and if the company had indicated during registration that it was interested in at least 1 (one) one-on-one meeting. Refund will be full registration paid by the company reduced by 75 USD per participant for administrative fees (and if applicable also reduced by additional credit card processing fees).
March 15th, 2019, will be the last day for cancellation by participating company due to lack of one-on-one meeting.
8. EUPF may cancel the Seminar Services for any reason by written notice to Participant. EUPF will also refund Participant the Investment Participant has paid to date within 15 days of giving Participant notice of cancellation. EUPF shall have no further liability to Participant in respect of the cancellation (clause 18 shall apply).
9. Registrants acknowledge that they shall not be entitled, and shall not claim a refund other than by strict compliance with clause 7. Participant further acknowledges that this is an essential term of this agreement on which EUPF relies.
Intellectual Property & Governing Law:
. EUPF has all right, title and interest in all intellectual property used by EUPF and/or its speakers, moderators, advisors in performing the Seminar Services (subject to the rights of the presenters) and all intellectual property EUPF may develop as a result of the performance of the Seminar Services.
11. In performing the Seminar Services for Participants, EUPF does not transfer title to Participant in any intellectual property and title to all such intellectual property remains with EUPF.
12. Participant may not:
(a) alter any of EUPF intellectual property or the materials; or
(b) copy, video record, audio record or reproduce the content of the seminar services or the materials; or
(c) sell the intellectual property or the materials (‘IP’) or supply the IP to third parties
13. This agreement may not be varied except in writing signed by the both parties.
14. Should any provision of this agreement be held by a court to be unlawful, invalid, unenforceable or in conflict with any rule, statute, ordinance or regulation the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions will not be affected.
15. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. Any prior arrangements, agreement, representations or undertakings are superseded. It shall be governed by and interpreted, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, excluding conflicts of laws principles, and both parties further consent to jurisdiction by the state

NOTE 1:Registration and payment does not guarantee validation by UN staff for the different one-on-one meetings you have requested
Note 2:Provided EUPF is informed no later than March 15, 2019, the individual(s) registered as participant(s) for their company may decide to send a person to replace them at the EUPF 2019 Seminar.

Thank you for attending EUPF Seminar 2019 and we look forward to seeing you in 2020!

April 1 – 2, 2019 | Bohemian National Hall | New York City

Testimonials from previous participants

  • A very useful seminar with a good representation of UN staff and hands on Activities.

  • We were able to contact all UN agencies much better and we got also additional contacts to companies which are related to our business.

  • The hands on registration workshop was a very good idea. It enabled the resolution of problems immediately with the UN experts.

  • The information provided during the seminar provides both a good refresher on the procurement processes and procedures at the UN, and often highlights important UN organizational changes and opportunities that aren't readily available elsewhere.


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