The PRIMO Forum is a platform for sharing global procurement knowledge and building a skilled and innovative procurement community across the Europe and Central Asia region.
“Supporting Resilient Recovery and Development” is the theme of this year's PRIMO Forum taking place in Tirana, Albania on September 19-21, 2022.
Speakers and participants from all participating countries will present and discuss their experiences on how procurement can be used for post-crisis recovery and how to support sustainable development in general.
Approximately 100 participants are expected to participate, including high-level government officials for public procurement from Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan - along with representatives from World Bank (WB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Islamic Development Bank (IsBD), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB), and distinguished external speakers.
The event is hosted by the Government of Albania and is co-sponsored by EBRD, IsDB, EIB, ADB, and WB, in cooperation with OECD.
Opening Session and Keynotes
Facilitator: Mr. Simon Chenjerani Chirwa, ECA Procurement Manager, The World Bank
HE. Mrs. Belinda Balluku, Deputy Prime Minister of Albania
Mr. Emanuel Salinas Munoz, Albania Country Manager, the World Bank
Mr. Jan Jackholt, Director, Procurement Policy and Advisory Department, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Mr. Elhadj Malick Soumare, Global Lead Project Procurement Officer, Islamic Development Bank
Mr. Jeff Taylor, Deputy Director General, Procurement Portfolio and Financial Management Department, Asian Development Bank
Mr. Ignacio Gonzalez, Senior Procurement Specialist, European Investment Bank
Procurement as a tool to promote implementation of strategic policies
Mrs. Reida Kashta, General Director, Public Procurement Agency, Albania
Knowledge Sharing 1: Sustainability and resilience in public procurement
Key Speaker: Mr. Enzo De Laurentiis, The Chief Procurement Officer, The World Bank
Panel Discussion 2: Ensuring Procurement Sustainability Post Crisis and Recovery Implementation perspectives
Moderator: Mr. Rafael Torrente Reche, Associate Director, Procurement Policy and Advisory Department European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Key Speaker: Mr. Ian Nightingale, Procurement Director, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Knowledge Sharing 3: Tools for sustainable procurement of infrastructure project
The Netherland experience
Key Speaker: Mr. Leendert van Geldermalsen, Consultant on Sustainable Procurement (via Zoom)
Moderator: Ms. Barbara Ziolkowska, Senior Procurement Specialist, The World Bank
Panel Discussion 4: How Can Procurement Technology Propel Sustainability
Moderator: Mr. Jeff Taylor, Deputy Director General, Procurement Portfolio and Financial Management Department, Asian Development Bank
Key Speaker: Mr. Karolis Granickas, Head Europe/Sustainability Advisor, Open Contracting Partnership