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 $29.6 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 $29.6 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 $29.6 billion UN-Procurement market.
  • Inna Droznik
    Inna DroznikTreasurer, European Procurement Forum
    Consulate General of Belgium Tel.: (212) 399-8522
  • Nicole Klug
    Nicole KlugMember of the board, European Procurement Forum

    German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    Tel: (212) 974-8853

  • Romain Dubourdieu
    Romain DubourdieuPresident, European Procurement Forum

    Permanent Mission of France to the UN

    Tel.: (212) 702-4900

  • Austria
    AustriaAustrian Trade Commission

    Stefan Stantejsky

  • Belgium – FIT
    Belgium – FITFlanders Investment and Trade

    Nadia Majidizadeh

  • Belgium – Hub Brussels
    Belgium – Hub BrusselsHub Brussels

    Inna Droznik

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

    Quentin Derzelle

  • Bulgaria
    BulgariaPermanent Mission of Bulgaria to the United Nations
  • Croatia
    CroatiaConsulate General of the Republic of Croatia in New York
  • Cyprus
    CyprusCyprus Embassy Trade Center

    Petros Rafael

  • Czech Republic
    Czech RepublicConsulate General of the Czech Republic

    Lucie Hindlsova

  • Denmark
    DenmarkConsulate General of Denmark

    Mikkel Ørsted Jensen

  • Estonia
    EstoniaPermanent Mission of Estonia to the UN

    Gert Auväärt

  • Finland
    FinlandPermanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations

    Jukka Välimaa

  • France
    FrancePermanent Mission of France to the UN

    Romain Dubourdieu

  • Germany
    GermanyPermanent Mission of Germany to the UN

    Uta Bohacek

  • Greece
    GreeceConsulate General of Greece

    Vasileios (Basil) Liveris

  • Hungary
    HungaryConsulate General of Hungary

    János Bakó

  • Ireland
    IrelandEnterprice Ireland

    Rory O’Doherty

  • Italy
    ItalyItalian Trade Agency

    Sebastiano Marchese

  • Latvia
    LatviaPermanent Mission of Latvia to the UN

    Krista Raupa

  • Lithuania
    LithuaniaPermanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations
  • Luxembourg
    LuxembourgThe Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office

    Benjamin Bosch

  • Malta
    MaltaPermanent Representation of the Republic of Malta to the UN

    Adam Kuymizakis

  • Netherlands
    NetherlandsConsulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Zwanette Bruggink

  • Poland
    PolandPermanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations

    Szymon Pekala

  • Portugal
    PortugalTrade Commission

    Maria Freitas

  • Romania
    RomaniaConsulate General of Romania

    Chivel Porumb

  • Slovakia
    SlovakiaConsulate General of the Slovak Republic in New York

    Marek Garbarčík

  • Slovenia
    SloveniaPermanent Mission of Slovenia to the United Nations
  • Spain
    SpainSpanish Trade Commission

    Estefania Sanchez

  • Sweden
    SwedenPermanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

EUPF Seminars

Who should attend

Representatives from EU companies who seek to become long-term suppliers to the UN and want to explore ways to further their business opportunities with the UN Secretariat. EUPF 2024 focuses on the following industry sectors: food rations(please visit this link for more details), security, fuel, renewable energy, drones, aviation, transportation and logistics, and IT.

What to expect?

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

Various interactive workshops and deep-dive sessions will help companies understand how their products and services can best be promoted to the UN Secretariat. Other UN agencies will present their procurement processes in more detail and/or provide other resources for companies to learn how to do business with them.

Eligible companies will have an opportunity to participate & present their products and services during deep-dive sessions with the UN Secretariat – specifically companies in food rations, fuel, renewable energy, and security sectors. To learn more about the deep-dive sessions, please click here. Companies will also be considered for 1-on-1 meetings to meet individually with the UN Secretariat. Please note that the UN Procurement officers will decide what companies they will meet with. Other participating agencies may offer a limited number of 1-on-1 meetings at their discretion based on their current procurement needs.

Why you should attend the seminar

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

  • Presentations and resources offering unrivaled insight of New York based UN organizations, their procurement procedures, projects and activities.

  • Theme-Specific Workshops, Deep-Dive Sessions and Group Discussions presented by UN-staff focusing on EUPF 2024 specific industry sectors.

  • Meet directly with UN Secretariat buyers, prescribers and decision makers in deep-dive sessions or 1-on-1 meetings.

  • Get individual support with the vendor registration process on the UNGM website.

  • Invited organizations: UN Secretariat, UN Women, UNDP, UNICEF, UNOPS and World Bank (Corporate Procurement Division).

  • Excellent B2B Network opportunities with other EU companies.

  • Furthermore, this event serves as an exceptional networking opportunity with other EU companies.

EUPF 2024 REGISTRATION

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Date: April 8 – 9, 2024
Registration opens on January 29, 2024
REGISTRATION FEES:
  • Early bird: $1,000/person through February 16
  • Regular: $1,150/person through March 8
Maximum of 3 representatives per company.

Seminar Venue

Bohemian National Hall

New York

321 E 73rd St New York, NY 10021

(212) 422-3300

http://bohemiannationalhall.com

Registration for the 20th Annual EU-UN Procurement Seminar opens on January 29, 2024

April 8-9, 2024 | Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021

EUPF Webinars 2024

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Doing Business with the UN: Registration as a Vendor

February 21 | 9AM EST

The webinar will focus on the registration process for vendors. If you are considering doing business with the United Nations and would like to learn more about registration levels, their differences, what documentation you need, what options you have, and ask questions, this webinar is for you.

EUPF 2024 details will be added soon.

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 with the UN Secretariat and to meet with them during deep-dive sessions and 1-on-1 meetings. In 2021, the UN Secretariat spent over 2,000 million USD on goods and services, of which 304 million went to European companies. Among other presentations, the program offers Theme-Specific Workshops and Deep-dive Sessions presented by UN Secretariat staff focusing on specific industries such as food rations, security, fuel, renewable energy, drones, aviation, logistics, and IT. The event is also an excellent B2B network opportunities with other EU companies.

The 20th EU-UN Procurement Seminar will be held in person on April 8 – 9, 2024 at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021. Special hotel rates will be available for participants in the EUPF 2024. Please contact us with any questions: info@eupf.org

The registration deadline for the seminar is March 8, 2024.

Deep-dive sessions:

Deep-dive sessions are group sessions intended for specific companies only. They will last two hours, and will consist of a thorough review of contract requirements and upcoming opportunities by UN officials, together with presentations from participating companies about their products and services.

Each deep-dive session will be restricted to 8 companies max, selected by UN officials among participants. These sessions are intended for companies operating in the food rations, fuel, renewable energy, and security sectors.

  • Food Rations: food logistics and food distribution companies that can supply all the items UNPD demands – sourcing of food, transportation, customs management, warehouse management with dedicated personnel and road transportation to delivery points. Please visit the website of the Procurement Division to learn more about their requirements. You can view more information here.
  • Fuel: fuel logistics and fuel distribution companies – sourcing of fuel, transportation, customs management, tank storage management and road transportation to gas stations.
  • Physical and virtual security: vendors of weapons, ammunition, ballistic protection (helmets and body protections), safety detection systems (x-ray machines, manual metal detectors, fixed metal detectors), safety field defense tents supplies, safety uniforms.
  • Renewable energy: (i) photovoltaic panels (hybrid, network connected, not connected and micro networks), (ii) wind turbines, (iii) renewable energy suppliers, (iv) design, manufacturing, assembly, installation, commission, operation, and maintenance of renewable energy plants and systems, (v) renewable energy storage.

During the registration process, you will be able to select whether you are in one of these sectors. UN Secretariat will review your profile, and we will confirm your participation upon receiving their confirmation. Please make sure you submit a strong profile!

1on1 meetings:

Companies will also be considered for 20-minute 1-on-1 meetings to meet individually with the UN Secretariat. The procurement officers will review your company profile and determine if they want to have a meeting with you. Please make sure you submit a strong profile! Other participating agencies may offer limited number of 1on1 meetings upon their discretion based on their current procurement needs. Final feedback from the UN Secretariat and possibly other agencies on company profiles & availability for Deep-dive sessions and 1-on-1 meetings should be available around March 22. EUPF will inform companies about their 1-on-1 meeting schedules and confirm the deep-dive session requirements during the following week. If you are selected for a 1on1 meeting, we will schedule your meetings considering the workshop preferences you selected during the registration process. Planned workshops/panel discussions are as follows:

  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Transportation & Logistics

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 Engagement: 1. By completing the registration form of the 2024 EUPF Seminar taking place April 8 – 9, 2024 at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021, 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 2024 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: 2. 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 11 to 14). 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: 4. 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: 7. As a general rule, EUPF will not refund registration fees due to the new event structure with 1on1 meetings and deep dive sessions. Refund requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 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. 9. Registrants acknowledge that they shall not be entitled, and shall not claim a refund other than by strict compliance with clause 7 or clause 8. Participant further acknowledges that this is an essential term of this agreement on which EUPF relies. Intellectual Property & Governing Law: 10. 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 do 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 29th, 2024, the individual(s) registered as participant(s) for their company may decide to send a person to replace them at the EUPF 2024 Seminar.

If, subject to EUPF appreciation, the sanitary conditions or regulations for the admission in the US do not allow anymore for an “in person” seminar, the selected dates will stand. EUPF is fully prepared to revert to a virtual session.

If the seminar reverts to a virtual event, fees charged by EUPF will be adjusted to reflect the change in format. Companies or individuals having already disbursed the full fee for an “in person” seminar will be reimbursed accordingly.

As a general rule, EUPF will not offer reimbursements. Each cancellation and refund request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Registration for the 20th Annual EU-UN Procurement Seminar opens on January 29, 2024

April 8 – 9, 2024 | Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021

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.

Contact

European Procurement Forum

Coordinator of the Seminar

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