Public Procurement Professionals will Gather for the 8th Annual Advanced Guide to Public Procurement

VANCOUVER, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Institute is bringing back to the West Coast its 8th Annual Advanced Guide to Public Procurement on February 21 & 22, 2012. During these two days, delegates will receive solid procurement strategies that will reduce their procurement risks, increase their operational efficiency and advance major infrastructure projects and foreign investment deals.

The who's who of the procurement industry will be gathering at this conference including Paul Emanuelli, General Counsel and Managing Director for The Procurement Office, and Kelly Oehlschlager, Assistant Director of Construction, Procurement and Technology for the City of Vancouver.

Some of the procurement topics that these speakers and others will be addressing include:

  • Executing procurement obligations for domestic procurement initiatives without sacrificing budget
  • Constructing and implementing a tailor-made contract management system
  • Managing legal risk to reduce CITT review - an update on case law and tribunal decisions
  • Implementing the new ITAR Dual National rule
  • Preparing for the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) - How to manage more global and Asia-Pacific opportunities and more competition for government suppliers
  • And much more!

Conference Title: The Canadian Institute's 8th Advanced Guide to Public Procurement
Date: February 21 & 22, 2012
Location: Four Seasons Hotel - Vancouver, British Columbia

About The Canadian Institute

For over 25 years, The Canadian Institute's conferences, summits and executive briefings have provided the business intelligence that Canadian decision makers need to respond to challenges and opportunities both here at home, and around the world.  The Canadian Institute operates as a think tank, monitoring trends and developments in all major industry sectors, in the law, and in public policy, with a view to providing information on the leading edge. Headquartered in Toronto, The Canadian Institute produces over 180 events a year, attended by thousands of senior and C-level delegates from across the country. For more information, visit

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