Smart City Expo 2017 Brokerage Event

Public Procurement Opportunities


Public contracts add up to 14% of European GDP, but SMEs are not successful when bidding cross-border. There are certain barriers that are slowing down SME´s success and PPACT objective is to overtake those barriers with specific measures: 


Country-specific market intelligence

  • Support services: information activities, training exercises, mentoring services, coaching and partner-searching activities, etc.
  • Cross-border partnering activities alongside large international Smart city sector fairs.
  • Follow-up


At the Smart City World Congress PPACT guarantees the following:

  • Matchmaking between international companies to help/ promote the creation of cross-border consortia for tendering.
  • Dissemination symposium with city leaders, buyers and procurers.
  • Workshops to increase SMEs capacity to develop a collaborative approach to cross-border procurement opportunities.


What is PPACT?

PPACT (Public Procurement And Cross-border Tendering) is a project funded by the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises (COSME) program of the European Union for the 2014-2020 period, and our goal is to improve Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) participation and success in tenders, especially across borders and focused on the Smart City sector.

Register for this event
open until 30 Oct 2017.
Registration 7 Jun – 30 Oct
Meeting Selection 4 Sep – 6 Nov
Event 14 Nov – 16 Nov
Language English
Costs Free of charge (Visitor Pass Required)
Venue Avinguda Joan Carles I 64
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 121
Meetings 58
Argentina 1
Austria 6
Belgium 1
Canada 1
Estonia 4
France 10
Germany 5
India 1
Ireland 1
Israel 4
Italy 6
Netherlands 2
Poland 2
Portugal 1
Romania 1
South Africa 1
Spain 70
Switzerland 1
Turkey 1
United Kingdom 4
United States 1
Total 124
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