A global community.
One goal.

Open Contracting 2017
Amsterdam, 28-29 November

A global community. One goal. Transforming government contracting together.

Open contracting is vital to modernizing government, fighting corruption, reforming markets and fostering business innovation and entrepreneurship. Better, smarter and fairer government contracting – enabled by the active participation of citizens and businesses – can improve lives everywhere.

Join influencers and innovators from dozens of countries to take open contracting to the next level.


Open Contracting 2017 is organized by the Open Contracting Partnership, The B Team, CoST, Hivos and Article 19. Learn more about how we work on open contracting.
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In the lead up to our global meeting in November, this blog series kicks off a conversation to explore successes, lessons, and gaps in government contracting innovation.

The potential for connecting open data and procurement is endless.
Using open data, open source, and an open standard is key to rebuilding trust.
Opening up contracting data will only be as impactful as the capacity to transform it into actionable information.



Two days of sharp and snappy sessions with lots of interaction, co-working, networking and peer exchange. No long presentations, definitely no manels, but practical, hands-on activities driven by participants.

Together with our design and facilitation partner Reboot, we will involve participants to co-create an agenda that will help accelerate your work and advance us collectively as a community. Check back soon for a detailed agenda.

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    Share what’s working, what isn’t & how to overcome common challenges
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    Discuss how to turn data into impact on people’s lives
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    Surface the best and brightest tools to track and improve procurement
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    Determine how to meet user needs, build long-term alliances and overcome blockers
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    Share innovations in key sectors from infrastructure to health to extractives
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    Learn from inspirational open contracting leaders from government, business and civil society
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    Determine how governments, companies, civil society and journalists can work together to make open contracting a success and expand its impact across the globe


Registration closed August 15.

We will review and confirm all participants by early September. We recommend holding off on arranging travel until your participation is confirmed.

Open Contracting 2017 will gather 200 of the best and brightest open contracting leaders, practitioners and champions from across the globe. Opportunities to attend are limited to keep the event focused and intimate.

We are seeking a diverse and vibrant crowd to attend the event through our open call for expressions of interest. Are you currently working on open contracting? Do you have an exciting project to share? We welcome your application. Limited sponsorship is available.


The beautiful De Nieuwe Liefde in Amsterdam


Fortunately, De Nieuwe Liefde is located in Oud-West in the center of Amsterdam and can be easily reached by public transportation. Participants can choose from the many options to stay in the beautiful city of Amsterdam.

The following hotels at different price points are close to the event venue:

Hotel Espresso, 1.2 kmMarriot Hotel, 1.3 kmNH Amsterdam Centre, 1.3 kmHotel Parkview, 1.5 km
Join the growing community of open contracting champions and innovators. Register to receive all information on Open Contracting 2017.