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14 Jun - 16 Jun The Embassy of Sweden & Un city in Copenhagen

UN procurement seminar 2016 in Copenhagen

Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden in Copenhagen have the pleasure of announcing the next business seminar on opportunities to supply goods and services to the UN. The seminar is organized in collaboration with Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland and will take place on June 14- 16 at the Swedish Embassy and at the UN City in Copenhagen.

An Export Market Worth USD 17 Billion

In 2014 United Nations procurement of goods and services increased by more than USD 1.1 billion compared to the previous year, reaching a total of USD 17.2 billion. Swedish companies were awarded contracts and orders for USD 28,9 million in 2014. 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.


The Nordic UN Procurement Seminar is held once every two years. At the last seminar in June 2014, 139 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 at the seminar in 2014.

The Seminar

This seminar offers case-based presentations of key UN agencies’ procurement needs and procedures coordinated to cover different sectors and product categories. In addition, there will be focus on future needs and partnership opportunities for innovation and joint ventures. New potential suppliers will also benefit from straight forward guidance on registration procedures and on-site registration.

Most importantly, the seminar will provide participating companies with the unique opportunity to meet individually with UN Procurement Officers during one-to-one meetings and a networking session.

Participating organizations


Non-UN organizations: World Bank, IMF, IFRC, Dansk Flygtningehjælp, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp (to be confirmed)

One-to-one meetings

All participating companies have the opportunity to apply for one-to-one meetings with the procurement officers when registering for the event.

Please be aware that the one-to-one meetings are not guaranteed and will be requested 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.

Exhibition of innovative solutions

At the seminar, there will be an opportunity for a handful of companies from each country to showcase their solutions with a small trade show-style exhibition. The exhibition will be set up in the room adjacent to the main seminar room at the UN City, and there will be several opportunities during the program for UN representatives to browse your solutions.

Should you wish to apply for the opportunity to exhibit during the seminar, we ask that you send an e-mail with a brief description of the solution(s) you will be exhibiting and an outline of the challenges that your solutions help locals and UN staff in developing countries overcome to:

Please be advised that should you be selected, there will be a cost of DKK 5.000 to exhibit at the seminar.

Registration & Price

Deadline for registration is May 6st. All registrations are binding. The seminar fee is DKK 4900 (ca. 6200 SEK) for one representative from your company. For each additional participant from your company, the fee is DKK 2700 (ca. 3400 SEK).

For registration and sign up for the seminar

You will be invoiced the appropriate amount on June 2nd. You may change or cancel your registration free of charge until June 1st by writing to kristin.holme@business-sweden.se. No-shows and cancellations after this date will be charged in full.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Kristin Holme
Business Sweden
T: +45 33 36 00 61/ +45 40 61 31 71 
E: kristin.holme@business-sweden.se

Viktor Heide
Business Sweden
T: +45 33 36 00 68 / +45 25 35 50 64