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PLA AGM and event – Procurement governance and complex technologies: a promising future?

6th March 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We are delighted to announce that the Procurement Lawyers’ Association next event and Annual General Meeting will be held at Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE (Map) at 16.00 on Wednesday 6 March 2019

The meeting will commence with the AGM and will be followed by a presentation by Dr Albert Sanchez-Graells “on Procurement governance and complex technologies: a promising future?” In this talk, Dr Sanchez-Graells will critically assess the impacts that complex technologies such as blockchain (or smart contracts), artificial intelligence (including big data) and the internet of things could have for public procurement governance and oversight. Taking the main risks of maladministration of the procurement function (corruption, discrimination and inefficiency) on which procurement law is based as the analytical point of departure, the talk will explore the potential improvements of governance that different complex technologies could bring, as well as any new governance risks that they could also generate. The talk will be based on Albert’s initial research for a new monograph on the topic.

All members are encouraged to attend.  A Notice of the Annual General Meeting and information about the election of Executive Committee representatives has been emailed to all members.

The AGM and event will be followed by a drinks reception.

The event is free for PLA members.  Non-members from the private sector may attend for a ticket price of £25 and all others for a ticket price of £12.50.  The ticket price includes membership of the Association for the membership year (which ends on 30 November 2019).  

Members: To reserve your place for this event please simply respond to PLAevents@eversheds-sutherland.com

Non-members: To reserve your place for this event please respond to PLAevents@eversheds-sutherland.com and send a cheque made payable to the “Procurement Lawyers’ Association” for the attention of Totis Kotsonis at Eversheds Sutherland, One Wood Street, EC2V 7WS.  

If you have any queries in relation to this event, please contact Totis Kotsonis at totiskotsonis@eversheds-sutherland.com or on tel. 020 7919 4621

If you have any queries about the AGM or elections to the Executive Committee, please contact Peter Ware at peter.ware@brownejacobson.com or on tel. 0115 976 6526



6th March 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
65 Crutched Friars
London, EC3N 2AE United Kingdom
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