Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden in Copenhagen have the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar organised in collaboration with our neighboring Nordic countries. In the seminar you will learn about opportunities to supply goods and services to the UN and network with UN staff. The Swedish Embassy is also hosting a networking reception for the Swedish participants at the evening before the seminar.
An Export Market Worth almost USD 19 Billion
United Nations procured goods and services to a value of USD 18.6 Billion in 2017. Swedish companies were awarded contracts and orders for USD 22 million in 2017 to 29 different UN organizations. The UN requires a wide range of products, from communication devices, machine parts and relief aid, to marketing and information services as well as innovative solutions.
A proven concept – connecting you with decision makers within the UN organisation
The Nordic UN Procurement Seminar was last held in 2016 where 155 Scandinavian companies participated. In total, almost 400 one-on-one meetings between companies and UN procurement officers where conducted. Over 20 procurement officers attended from around the world, representing every major UN agency and almost 100% of the substantial UN procurement budget. Furthermore, several Swedish companies discussed concrete business opportunities within their field of business and established valuable relations with different stakeholders. In November this year it is time for a new edition of the successful event.
WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE IN THE UN NORDIC PROCUREMENT SEMINAR?
Get to know your customer and learn where the opportunities for your company lie
This seminar offers case-based presentations of key UN agencies' procurement needs and procedures coordinated to cover different sectors and product categories. There will be a focus on future needs and partnership opportunities for innovation and joint ventures and areas such as innovative and sustainable procurement, disruptive technologies and and sustainable energy will be highlighted during the seminar. New potential suppliers will also benefit from straightforward guidance on registration procedures and on-site registration.
Get first-hand feedback - One-on-one meetings with procurement officers
Most importantly, the seminar will provide participating companies with the unique opportunity to meet individually with UN Procurement Officers during one-on-one meetings and a networking session. All participating companies will have the opportunity to apply for one-on-one meetings when registering for the event. Please be aware that the one-on-one meetings are not guaranteed and will be set up at the discretion of the UN representatives only. The selection is based on the relevance of goods or services, export experience and the particular agency's specific anticipated procurement requirements.
UNDP, UN/PD, UNICEF, UNOPS, UNHCR, UNGM, UNFPA, WFP, OPCW, PAHO
Sunday Nov 11th - Networking Reception at the Swedish Embassy 18.00-20.00
Monday Nov 12th - UN Nordic Procurement Seminar & Dinner 08.30-21.00
Tuesday Nov 13th - UN Nordic Procurement Seminar 08.30-17.00
UN City, Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen
4500 DKK excl. VAT. Additional participants: 2500 DKK
Registation is made through the UNGM Website
For more information about the Nordic UN Procurement Seminar, please contact:
Viktor Heide, Business Sweden Copenhagen
T: +45 25 35 50 64
Klas Arvidsson, Business Sweden Copenhagen
T: +45 33 36 00 61