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Empowering Smarter Procurement - Full Day Event

Empowering Smarter Procurement
Full Day Public Procurement Professionals Event. €695.
Building solid foundations and smarter practice to meet current and future challenges

Thursday 26th January 2023,
The Fitzwilliam Hotel, St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2.

Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited. – Registration / Tea, Coffee and Pastries. Introductions and Opening:
9.30am –Welcome by Jeanne Copeland, CEO Greenville Procurement Partners

Session One: Smarter Procurement; Key lessons from international and national best practice, pitfalls and successes
9.45am – ‘International Developments in Energy Procurement ”
Keynote Speaker: Vicente XXX , International Procurement Expert, President of X, Y and Z
10.15am -‘Smarter Procurement: Three Examples from Ireland and Abroad’
Keynote Speaker: Abby Semple, International Sustainable Procurement Expert, Greenville Senior Consultant/Trainer
10.45am – ‘Exploiting Opportunities in ICT Procurement’
Keynote Speaker: Brendan Murray, Strategic and ICT Procurement Expert, Greenville Senior Consultant/Trainer
Questions and Answer Session
11.30am – 11.50am Tea/Coffee Break

Session Two – Building Stronger Procurement Practice and Pursuing Ambitions
12pm – ‘Innovative Procurement Case Study’
Keynote Speaker: Anna Marie Curran, Procurement Law Expert, Partner A&L Goodbody
12.30pm – ‘Greenville Best Practice Charter [or whatever title approved by Lionel”
Keynote Speaker: Lionel McCarthy, Public Procurement Expert/EU Law Advisor
Questions and Answer Session
1pm-1.45pm Lunch (2 course)

Session Three – Current Challenges for Procurement Professionals: Questions you have always wanted answers to.
Chair: Jeanne Copeland
The afternoon session will be a series of roundtable discussions focused on the most burning questions submitted by registrants. There will be Greenville Consultants facilitating participant discussion with questions going to our Expert panel.
Expert Panel; Conference Speakers will be joined by Mr. Patrick McGovern, Procurement Law Expert.

4pm – Reception

Greenville Consultants will include Ms. Liz McCarthy, Mr. Harry Kettle and Ms. Treasa Brannick O’Cillín BL, whoever else is being asked to facilitate


Jeanne Copeland

CEO, Greenville
About Jeanne

Jeanne Copeland is CEO of Greenville Procurement Partners and is passionate about promoting the role of procurement in the public and utility sectors throughout the EU. Having successfully established a consulting and training business with a reputation for getting the job done, she is now focussed on growing Greenville and its range of services to support the Irish public sector meet current challenges including reduced supplier bases, growing costs, Brexit and effective contract management, all of which will doubtless have a major impact on Irish society in the years ahead.


Abby Semple

Consultant, Greenville
About Abby

Abby Semple is is an international procurement expert with a specialism in achieving environmental and social impact through public procurement contracts. Abby has managed complex and strategic tenders on behalf of many public sector clients in Ireland, the UK and continental Europe for over 15 years. She has developed policy and guidance at the EU level and is author of one of the first books on the 2014 EU Procurement Directives A Practical Guide to Public Procurement (Oxford University Press). Abby holds a PhD from University of London and LL.B (Law) from Trinity College Dublin amongst other qualifications.

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About Abby

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Anna Marie Curran

procurement Law- Partner, A&L Goodbody
About Anna Marie

Anna Marie Curran is an expert in procurement law and Partner, A&L Goodbody with a passion for more innovative procurement. Anna-Marie is considered one of the 10 “most highly regarded” individuals globally for public procurement. She is currently advising on the N-M20 Cork to Limerick road improvement scheme.

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Patrick McGovern

Consultant, Greenville
About Patrick

Patrick McGovern formerly Partner, Arthur Cox; BA (Mod), LLB (First Class) and sometime Foundation Scholar , TCD, admitted Solicitor in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Patrick has been ranked as one of the 10 most highly regarded individuals worldwide by the International Who’s Who of Procurement Lawyers. He has been involved in many of the leading projects and cases including Somague v TFI (Luas Cross City, Baker J) and Powerteam v ESB.He has also represented clients successfully before the European Commission and the European Court of Justice. Co-Author of Procurement Law in Ireland (with David Browne, BL); Author of the Public Procurement chapter in Construction Projects: Law and Practice.


Brendan Murray

Consultant, Greenville
About Brendan

Brendan Murray is an experienced procurement consultant and is passionate about specifications being fit for purpose, exploiting the flexibility of procedures defined in the EU directives, maximising the use of negotiation opportunities, as well as expounding the merits of effective contract management. His unique style ensures clients implement appropriate strategies for high-risk, high value procurements relating to organisation and infrastructure development with a particular specialism in ICT procurement.


Lionel McCarthy

Special EU Advisor, Greenville
About Lionel

Lionel McCarthy is a consultant and trainer with extensive experience in the regulatory arena both as a procurement manager and consultant, he is driven by a total love of the minutiae of the legislation and jurisprudence, giving Greenville clients the edge on understanding and appreciation of the subtleties of working within the EU procurement regime. Lionel is also a committed Europhile dedicated to the philosophy of European trade and the benefits to be derived through the widest possible opening up of the public market to competition.