Public Procurement Law Conference19th September 2023, The Xara Lodge We understand that Government contracts are an important aspect of the business of a number of undertakings in Malta and in the EU. We’re planning a half-day conference focused just on that. The conference will revolve around a series of panel debates on rewarding best practices in procurement (including topics such as ESG, blacklisting, abnormally low tenders, the avoidance of collusive tendering practices), increased transparency in Government contracts and on how to address future challenges through carefully structured public procurement processes. We will provide an in-depth case-law review of important judgments delivered by the Public Contracts Review Board, the Court of Appeal and the Courts of Justice of the European Union. This half-day conference is aimed at bidders, contracting authorities and other stakeholders. Agenda 09.00 am Coffee and registration 09.30 am Welcome and opening address Antoine Cremona (Partner, Ganado Advocates) 09.45 am Panel discussion Rewarding best business practices in procurement A discussion on rewarding ESG compliance, blacklisting of bidders engaged in bad behaviour and the proper monitoring of abnormally low tenders. Moderated by: Calvin Calleja (Associate, Ganado Advocates) Panellists: Liz Barbaro Sant (Director, Alberta Group) Abigail Mamo (CEO, Chamber of SMEs) Perit David Xuereb (Chairman, Malta ESG Alliance) 10.30 am Case-law review An overview of the key court judgments and decisions on public procurement Presentation by: Clement Mifsud-Bonnici (Senior Associate, Ganado Advocates) and Calvin Calleja (Associate, Ganado Advocates) 11.30 am Refreshments 12.00 pm Panel discussion Transparency in government contracts and fair competition A discussion on maintaining an equilibrium between public interest and commercial sensitivity in disclosures on the drafting of tenders, the evaluation of bids and the performance of Government contracts. Moderated by: Clement Mifsud-Bonnici (Senior Associate, Ganado Advocates) Panellists: Charles Deguara (Auditor General, National Audit Office) Anthony Cachia (Director General, Department of Contracts) 12.30 pm “Fair, efficient and in the best interests of the public” – Reality or desiderata in Maltese public procurement? A fireside chat with Dr Marthese Portelli (CEO, The Malta Chamber) Hosted by The Malta Chamber 10 minutes will be allotted for questions from the audience. 13.20 pm Closing address Clement Mifsud-Bonnici (Senior Associate, Ganado Advocates) 13.30 pm Lunch Antoine Cremona Partner Ganado Advocates Abigail Mamo CEO Chamber of SMEs Charles Deguara Auditor General National Audit Office Calvin Calleja Associate Ganado Advocates Perit David Xuereb Chairman Malta ESG Alliance Anthony Cachia Director General Department of Contracts Liz Barbaro Sant Director Alberta Group Clement Mifsud-Bonnici Senior Associate Ganado Advocates Marthese Portelli CEO The Malta Chamber Registration fee Early bird rate of €70 (incl. VAT) until 7th September 2023, after which the full rate of €80 (incl. VAT) will apply. RegisterVenue The Xara Lodge, Sqaq Tac-Cawla, Triq It-Tigrija, Ir-Rabat RBT 5320 View map Should you have any questions about the seminar or if you have trouble accessing any of the links, kindly contact the marketing team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +356 2123 5406.