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.


Smart Cities public procurement opportunities

Check open opportunities for public procurement and cross-border tendering for Smart Cities here



closed since 3 Nov 2017
Registration 1 Jun – 3 Nov
Meeting Selection 4 Sep – 10 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 503
Meetings 1480
Argentina 1
Australia 11
Austria 13
Belgium 26
Brazil 1
Canada 4
Chile 13
Croatia 1
Cyprus 1
Czech Republic 2
Denmark 3
Estonia 10
Finland 30
France 35
Germany 17
Hungary 1
India 5
Ireland 1
Israel 17
Italy 22
Japan 2
Korea, Republic Of 2
Lithuania 2
Luxembourg 2
Netherlands 16
Norway 5
Poland 11
Portugal 10
Romania 1
Russia 10
Slovak Republic 1
Slovenia 2
Spain 170
Sweden 9
Switzerland 4
Taiwan 1
Turkey 1
United Kingdom 18
United States 23
Uruguay 3
Venezuela 1
Total 508
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