The tenth edition

State of art of green procurement
CompraVerde-BuyGreen Forum, at its tenth edition in 2016, represents an exhibition and conference space dedicated to private and public Green Procurement policies, projects, goods and services.

Two days on the State-of-the-art of Green Procurement through seminars, conferences, workshops, one to one exchanges, will enable the presentation and discussion of the newest legal issues, of national and international best practices, and the opportunities in the field of green procurement.

The CompraVerde-BuyGreen Forum gathers together the most important community of GPP experts, of innovative and virtuous enterprises, the best practices from public administrations.

The event in numbers :

  • Over 230 public bodies, private enterprises and non-profit actors
  • More than 1.150 B2B meetings
  • Over 110 national and international speakers

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Promoters and Partners

The CompraVerde-BuyGreen Forum is an initiative promoted by Fondazione Ecosistemi and by the Italian Association Local Agenda 21, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, of Land and Sea Protection, Unioncamere and ICLEI. Main sponsor: Banca Popolare Etica. Sponsor: Io Bevo.

Minimum Environmental Criteria

The tenth edition of the Forum coincides with the introduction of the rules that oblige the inclusion of environmental criteria in public procurement.

Public administration

The participation at the Forum enables public administrations to improve their green procurement practices.


The participation at the Forum enables companies to understand how to participate in public tenders that will adopt GPP and to upgrade their supply chains with green products and competences.

How to participate

To participate in the CompraVerde-BuyGreen Forum you can download the application form with the pricing list of the event and the general rules of the event for 2016.


The full programme of the CompraVerde-BuyGreen Forum 2016
09:00 - 18:00
Main Room

Calendar Day 1

The full programme of the CompraVerde-BuyGreen Forum 2016 is available here:
09:00 - 18:00
Main Room

Calendar Day 2

The full programme of the CompraVerde-BuyGreen Forum 2016 is available here:
During the event, will be awarded

5 national prizes

Cultural Programme

Discover the Cultural Programme of the Forum 2016

Conferences and Seminars

The conferences and seminars will address GPP in the European context and in the development of circular economy. The meeting of the European Procura+ network, , with the European presentation of GPPbest project will take place. Seminars and workshops will will deepen issues like sustainable mobility and low environmental impact transport, the role of GPP in eco-innovation, minimum environmental criteria in the building sector, sustainable catering, green purchasing in the health care sector, the role of the chamber of commerce system in the process of adaptation to minimum environmental criteria by the small and medium-sized enterprises, social criteria to promote the respect for social and human rights along the supply chains.


The CompraVerde-BuyGreen Forum also hosts the works of the European network of cities for sustainable procurement Procura + (European Sustainable Procurement Network), promoted by ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, involving hundreds of European cities from over fifteen countries, including Copenhagen, Aalborg, Helsinki, Nantes, Rennes, Le Mans, Gent, Monaco, Hanover, Rotterdam, Oslo, Almada, Malmoe, Reykjavik, Zurich, Cremona and Rome. The Procura+ Seminar will also include the presentation of the European LIFE project GPPbest.



GPPbest Best practices exchange and strategic tools for GPP is a project co-financed by EC within  LIFE project. It is realised by Region Basilicata, Regione Lazio, Region Sardinia, the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests of Romania and Fondazione Ecosistemi. The goal of the project is to transfer the “Sardinian model” for the design, management and implementation of a GPP Action Plan to other public administrations, to improve the competences and tools for the verification of green criteria in the phases of evaluation of offers and of management and execution of contracts.


Compraverde Report

The cultural program will also encompass the presentation of Compraverde Report, the 1st report on the state of sustainable production and consumption in Italy, elaborated by Fondazione Ecosistemi with the scientific and methodological supervision of Institute Sant’Anna of Pisa, in collaboration with Unioncamere. The report analyzes the progress of GPP in the central government, in the regions and in metropolitan cities and the degree of diffusion of the minimum environmental criteria in the Italian companies.

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