Events

2nd ASEAN Public Procurement Knowledge Exchange (APPKE) Forum

November 15-16, 2017

Bangkok, Thailand

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  • The theme for the 2nd APPKE Forum, “Professionalization of Public Procurement to Deliver Sustainable Development Outcomes" is being held in Bangkok, Thailand from November 15-16, 2017 and hosted by the Royal Thai Government. The forum is sponsored by the World Bank.

    The Forum brings together public procurement officials from ASEAN countries to: (i) provide a platform to exchange knowledge and experiences among public procurement practitioners and strengthen networking; (ii) foster greater regional cooperation on procurement reforms and their implementation; and (iii) identify opportunities for harmonization of procurement procedures and documentation in support of the overall goal of economic integration of ASEAN community.

    More than 60 experts, including over 30 high level government officials responsible for public procurement policies and oversight in the ten ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) are expected to attend. In addition, representatives from Development Partner Organizations working in the ASEAN countries (World Bank, ADB, JICA, South Korea, DFAT, EU, DFID, UNDP, MCC, USTDA, UNOPS, ILO, etc.)  will also participate. Other non-ASEAN countries including Japan, China, Korea, Bangladesh, Samoa, Marshal Islands, Papua New Guinea and Australia have been invited.

    International speakers and delegates from all ASEAN member countries will make presentations and discuss the experiences in implementing procurement reforms in their countries. There will also be panel discussions to drill down on specific related sub-topics.

  • Download the Forum Agenda here

     

    Day 1: November 15, 2017

    Time

    Activity

    Responsible

    8.30 – 9.00

    Registration

    CGD & WB

    9.00 – 9.10

    Welcoming, Introduction of Dignitaries and Overview of Agenda

    Elmas Arisoy

    EAP Regional Procurement Accredited Manager, Solutions and Innovations in Procurement (SIP) Department,

    Governance Global Practice, World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC

    9.10 – 9.20

    Welcome Remarks

    Ulrich Zachau

    Director for Regional Partnerships, Malaysia and Thailand, World Bank, Bangkok Office

    9.20 – 9.30

    Opening Address

    H.E. Apisak Tantivorawong

     Minister of Finance, Thailand

    9.30 – 9.40

    Group Photo

    World Bank EXT

    9.40 – 10.00

    Coffee Break

     

    10.00 – 10.15

    Roll Call

    Quick introduction by Leaders of Participating Countries/Groups

    Ahsan Ali, Facilitator

    Lead Procurement Specialist & Hub Leader for Philippines & Indonesia, SIP Department, Governance Global Practice, World Bank, Jakarta Office

    10.15 – 10.40

    Keynote Address

    World Bank Support to Professionalization and Capacity Building in Public Procurement - Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward

    Vinay Sharma

    Director, Solutions and Innovations in Procurement (SIP) Department, Governance Global Practice, World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC

    10.40 – 11.10

    Reporting

    Progress of Public Procurement Reform and Professionalization in Thailand 

     

    Chunhachit Sungmai

    Advisor of Fiscal & Financial Systems Development, The Comptroller General’s Department, Ministry of Finance, Thailand

    Q & A

    Participants

    11.10 – 12.30

    Reporting

    Progress in Procurement Reforms on Capacity Building/Professionalization & Planned Activities for 2018

    Delegates from:

    Brunei Darussalam

    Cambodia

    Laos

    Q&A

    Participants

    12.30 – 13.30

    Lunch

     

    13.30 – 14.30

    Reporting

    Progress in Procurement Reforms on Capacity Building/Professionalization & Planned Activities for 2018

    Delegates from:

    Malaysia

    Myanmar

    Philippines

    Q&A

    Participants

    14.30 – 15.10

    Reporting

    Progress in Procurement Reforms on Capacity Building/Professionalization & Planned Activities for 2018

    Delegates from:

    Singapore

    Vietnam

    Q & A

    Participants

    15.10 – 15.30

    Reporting

    Moving towards Procurement Professionalization in Indonesia:Progress, Experiences, Lessons Learned and Next Steps

    Agus Prabowo

    Chairman; Indonesian Public Procurement Agency (LKPP),

    Q & A

    Participants

    15.30 – 15.45

    Coffee Break

     

    15.45 – 16.25

    Presentation 1

    Topic: Professionalization of Public Procurement – What is it; What is needed to make it happen and Experiences in the ASEAN Region.

    Zafrul Islam

    Lead Procurement Specialist and World Bank Task Team Leader for Bangladesh Procurement Reform, SIP Department, Governance Global Practice, World Bank, Dhaka Office

    Discussions; Q & A

    Participants

    16.25 – 17.10

    Panel Discussion 1

    Professionalization of Public procurement – creating a cadre/stream, functional positions for procurement, which will include developing the competency frameworks and certification mechanisms for procurement professionals

    Panel Members

     

    Moderator: Ahsan Ali

    17.10 – 17.15

    Recap and Close of Day 1

    Facilitator

     

    17.20 – 18.30

    Cocktail and Reception

     


    Day 2: November 16, 2017

    Time

    Activity

    Responsible

    9.00 – 10.15

    Presentation 2

    Topic: Institutionalization of Public Procurement Training, CB and Continuing Education for Procurement Professionals

    Brent Mass 

    Executive Director, National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)

     

    Discussions; Q & A

    Participants

    10.15 – 10.30

    Coffee Break

     

    10.30 – 11.30

    Presentation 3

    Topic: Certification of Procurement Professionals in the Public Service

    … Mark Lamb

    International Expert in Procurement Training & Certification and the General Manager Asia Pacific, Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), Australia

    Discussions; Q & A

    Participants

    11.30 – 12.30

    Panel Discussion 2

    Procurement capacity building (i.e. developing a capacity building strategy, learning programs, mechanisms for delivery of training, through institutes or otherwise, etc.).

     

    Panel Members (Member Countries with Hands-on Experience, Non-Member Countries with experience, International Experts, DPs)

    Moderator: Ahsan Ali

    12.30 – 13.30

    Lunch

     

    13.30 – 14.30

    Presentation 4

    Topic: Using ICT tools for affordable outreach and capacity building for Procurement professionals – Procurement iNET experience

    A. K. Kalesh Kumar

    Senior Procurement Specialist, Programs & Capacity Building Coordinator, SIP Department, Governance Global Practice, World Bank, Washington DC

    Discussions; Q & A

    Participants

    14.30 – 14.45

    Coffee Break

     

    14.45 – 15.45

    Group Discussions

    The future of APPKE: Organization of future APPKE Fora in a sustainable manner, including - Approach; Considerations for selecting Host Countries on rotational and voluntary basis; Funding; Timing; Developing Partners involvement; etc.)

    Participants

     

    15.45 – 16.30

    Plenary

    Reporting by each group on the way forward, General Discussions and Consensus.

    Moderator:  Elmas Arisoy

    16.30 – 16.40

    Forum Conclusions and Communique

    Moderator: Ahsan Ali

    16.40 -16.55

    Closing Remarks

    Somchai sujjapongse

    Permanent Secretary,

    Ministry of Finance, Thailand

     

     

     

     

     

    Day 1: November 15, 2017

    Time

    Activity

    Responsible

    8.30 – 9.00

    Registration

    CGD & WB

    9.00 – 9.10

    Welcoming, Introduction of Dignitaries and Overview of Agenda

    Elmas Arisoy

    EAP Regional Procurement Accredited Manager, Solutions and Innovations in Procurement (SIP) Department,

    Governance Global Practice, World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC

    9.10 – 9.20

    Welcome Remarks

    Ulrich Zachau

    Director for Regional Partnerships, Malaysia and Thailand, World Bank, Bangkok Office

    9.20 – 9.30

    Opening Address

    H.E. Apisak Tantivorawong

     Minister of Finance, Thailand

    9.30 – 9.40

    Group Photo

    World Bank EXT

    9.40 – 10.00

    Coffee Break

     

    10.00 – 10.15

    Roll Call

    Quick introduction by Leaders of Participating Countries/Groups

    Ahsan Ali, Facilitator

    Lead Procurement Specialist & Hub Leader for Philippines & Indonesia, SIP Department, Governance Global Practice, World Bank, Jakarta Office

    10.15 – 10.40

    Keynote Address

    World Bank Support to Professionalization and Capacity Building in Public Procurement - Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward

    Vinay Sharma

    Director, Solutions and Innovations in Procurement (SIP) Department, Governance Global Practice, World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC

    10.40 – 11.10

    Reporting

    Progress of Public Procurement Reform and Professionalization in Thailand 

     

    Chunhachit Sungmai

    Advisor of Fiscal & Financial Systems Development, The Comptroller General’s Department, Ministry of Finance, Thailand

    Q & A

    Participants

    11.10 – 12.30

    Reporting

    Progress in Procurement Reforms on Capacity Building/Professionalization & Planned Activities for 2018

    Delegates from:

    Brunei Darussalam

    Cambodia

    Laos

    Q&A

    Participants

    12.30 – 13.30

    Lunch

     

    13.30 – 14.30

    Reporting

    Progress in Procurement Reforms on Capacity Building/Professionalization & Planned Activities for 2018

    Delegates from:

    Malaysia

    Myanmar

    Philippines

    Q&A

    Participants

    14.30 – 15.10

    Reporting

    Progress in Procurement Reforms on Capacity Building/Professionalization & Planned Activities for 2018

    Delegates from:

    Singapore

    Vietnam

    Q & A

    Participants

    15.10 – 15.30

    Reporting

    Moving towards Procurement Professionalization in Indonesia:Progress, Experiences, Lessons Learned and Next Steps

    Agus Prabowo

    Chairman; Indonesian Public Procurement Agency (LKPP),

    Q & A

    Participants

    15.30 – 15.45

    Coffee Break

     

    15.45 – 16.25

    Presentation 1

    Topic: Professionalization of Public Procurement – What is it; What is needed to make it happen and Experiences in the ASEAN Region.

    Zafrul Islam

    Lead Procurement Specialist and World Bank Task Team Leader for Bangladesh Procurement Reform, SIP Department, Governance Global Practice, World Bank, Dhaka Office

    Discussions; Q & A

    Participants

    16.25 – 17.10

    Panel Discussion 1

    Professionalization of Public procurement – creating a cadre/stream, functional positions for procurement, which will include developing the competency frameworks and certification mechanisms for procurement professionals

    Panel Members

     

    Moderator: Ahsan Ali

    17.10 – 17.15

    Recap and Close of Day 1

    Facilitator

     

    17.20 – 18.30

    Cocktail and Reception

     


    Day 2: November 16, 2017

    Time

    Activity

    Responsible

    9.00 – 10.15

    Presentation 2

    Topic: Institutionalization of Public Procurement Training, CB and Continuing Education for Procurement Professionals

    Brent Mass 

    Executive Director, National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)

     

    Discussions; Q & A

    Participants

    10.15 – 10.30

    Coffee Break

     

    10.30 – 11.30

    Presentation 3

    Topic: Certification of Procurement Professionals in the Public Service

    … Mark Lamb

    International Expert in Procurement Training & Certification and the General Manager Asia Pacific, Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), Australia

    Discussions; Q & A

    Participants

    11.30 – 12.30

    Panel Discussion 2

    Procurement capacity building (i.e. developing a capacity building strategy, learning programs, mechanisms for delivery of training, through institutes or otherwise, etc.).

     

    Panel Members (Member Countries with Hands-on Experience, Non-Member Countries with experience, International Experts, DPs)

    Moderator: Ahsan Ali

    12.30 – 13.30

    Lunch

     

    13.30 – 14.30

    Presentation 4

    Topic: Using ICT tools for affordable outreach and capacity building for Procurement professionals – Procurement iNET experience

    A. K. Kalesh Kumar

    Senior Procurement Specialist, Programs & Capacity Building Coordinator, SIP Department, Governance Global Practice, World Bank, Washington DC

    Discussions; Q & A

    Participants

    14.30 – 14.45

    Coffee Break

     

    14.45 – 15.45

    Group Discussions

    The future of APPKE: Organization of future APPKE Fora in a sustainable manner, including - Approach; Considerations for selecting Host Countries on rotational and voluntary basis; Funding; Timing; Developing Partners involvement; etc.)

    Participants

     

    15.45 – 16.30

    Plenary

    Reporting by each group on the way forward, General Discussions and Consensus.

    Moderator:  Elmas Arisoy

    16.30 – 16.40

    Forum Conclusions and Communique

    Moderator: Ahsan Ali

    16.40 -16.55

    Closing Remarks

    Somchai sujjapongse

    Permanent Secretary,

    Ministry of Finance, Thailand