The Trade Council and the Confederation of Danish Industry have the pleasure of announcing the next Nordic business seminar on opportunities to supply goods and services to the UN. The seminar is organized in collaboration with Business Sweden, Innovation Norway, Business Finland and Promote Iceland and will take place 12 - 13 November at the UN City in Copenhagen.
AN EXPORT MARKET WORTH ALMOST USD 18 BILLION
The UN requires a wide range of products and services from communication devices, machine parts, and relief aid to marketing and information services. The latest data from 2016 shows that the United Nations procurement of goods and services increased by more than USD 130 million compared to the previous year, reaching a total of USD 17.7 billion.
The Nordic UN Procurement Seminar is held once every two years. At the last seminar in June 2016, over 150 Nordic companies participated. In total, almost 250 one-on-one meetings between companies and UN procurement officers where conducted in only two days. Over 30 procurement officers attended from around the world, representing every major UN agency, covering almost 100% of the substantial UN procurement budget.
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.
UN organizations (TBC): UNDP, DFS, UN/PD, UNICEF, UNOPS, UNHCR, UNFPA, UNRWA, WHO, IAEA, UNEP
All participating companies have the opportunity to apply for one-on-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.