2024 conference

 iProcureNet 2024 Advanced Security Procurement Conference

26-27 March 2024

Creating value and increasing capability for security forces through a robust network of innovation procurement practitioners

Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Slovakia

Over the past five years, the iProcureNet project has developed a trusted network and a community of experts, which will help security forces in Europe increase their capacity while creating value through innovation procurement practices. Embracing innovation in public procurement is at the heart of Member States’ efforts to address common needs and translate them into joint cross-border public procurement initiatives.

High-quality tools and practical advice based on real needs, as well as other key deliverables, will help shape the security market by providing the knowledge for all stakeholders to make innovation procurement a reality. Engaging with potential suppliers to better understand the barriers they face when procuring and showcasing their innovative solutions has also been a priority throughout the journey.

Kindly hosted by the French Ministry of the Interior and the Overseas , this exciting event over two days will let you discover iProcureNet results in the wider context of security services of the future. 


Click on the agenda sections below to learn more about the speakers and access their presentations!

26th March 2024

Welcome & Opening

Jorge Garzon, French Ministry of Interior and Overseas / iProcureNet Project Coordinator

Procurement, Innovation and logistics at the heart of the value chain for security forces in France

  • Pierre Chavy, Director of Performance assessment, Procurement, Finances and Real
    State Directorate / French Ministry of Interior and Overseas.
  • Jean Bouverot, Head of Procurement, Innovation and Logistics department / French
    Ministry of Interior and Overseas.

Introduction to EC/REA

  • Giannis Skiadaresis
    DG HOME (F2– Innovation and Security Research) / European Commission



Introduction to iProcureNet

Jorge Garzon, French Ministry of Interior and Overseas / iProcureNet Project Coordinator

iProcureNet Network + Community

Zoia Ansarimehr, French Ministry of Interior and Overseas / iProcureNet

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Needs and Opportunities for joint Security Procurement

Yantsislav Yanakiev, Bulgarian Defence Institute / iProcureNet

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Roundtable: Responsible AI through public procurement

Expert roundtable with:

  • Asst. Prof. Aris Georgopoulos – Assistant Professor in European and Public Law,
    Head of Defence and Strategic Procurement Research Unit, University of Nottigham

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  • András Hlács – Policy analyst and advisor, OECD-AI Observatory

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  • Guillaume Liegey – Co-Founder and CEO, Explain
  • Dimitri Rodrigues – Account Executive, ivalua

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  • Chair: Mari Ann Simovart, University of Tartu / iProcureNet

JCBPP Feasibility Analysis and Recommendations

Raul Savimaa, Estonian Police and Border Guard Board / iProcureNet

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The iProcureNet Toolbox : Enabling strategic procurement in the Security Sector

  • Filomena Vieira, Legal Consultant for Portugal Criminal Police / iProcureNet

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  • Jozef Kubinec, Ministry of Interior of the Slovak republic / iProcureNet

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In this two-hour interactive training sessions you will learn how to access the iProcureNet
knowledge and tools you need to undertake procurement in a way that delivers better
outcomes for the security sector and society

  • The iProcureNet Toolbox: a practical guide for the security sector
  • Joint Cross Border Public Procurement: Why and how?
  • Innovation procurement: Tools and techniques
  • Joining the iProcureNet community
  • Q/A session

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27th March 2024

Opening & Welcome

Jorge Garzon, French Ministry of Interior and Overseas / iProcureNet Project

Sustainable procurement – Climate change challenges

Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Roberto Caranta, University of Turin, Coordinator of SAPIENS-ITN Project.

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Establishing procurement pathways

Jozef Kubinec, Ministry of Interior of The Slovak Republic / iProcureNet

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Panel discussion – Overview of JCBPP challenges and opportunities to come

Participation from various projects

  • CG. Thierry Hartmann, French ministry of Interior, Shuttle project
  • Céline Lor SNCF, Shield4Crowd Project
  • Bernhard Jaeger, SYNYO GmbH, iProcureSecurity PCP
  • Melissa Campagno, G.A.C. Group

Chair: Jozef Kubinec, Ministry of Interior of The Slovak Republic / iProcureNet

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Practical informations


French Ministry of Interior and Overseas Headquarters, Site Lumière, 40 avenue des Terroirs de France – 75012 Paris, France 


Closest metro station

The closest metro station is Bercy on metro line 14 or 6.


From the airports

From Charles de Gaulle:

  • Taxi transfers will be around 60€ and will take around 45 minutes
  • The best and quickest public transport will be the RER B to station “Chatelet Les Halles”, then Metro 14 to station “Bercy”. Attention: RER B services will be interrupted after 22:45 for maintenance.
  • Click here for Google Map itinerary.


From Orly:

From the main Paris train stations



There are many accommodations in the area, and you may select whichever hotel suits you best. 

Below, a small selection of suggested hotels our partners have previously enjoyed:

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