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Transforming government contracting: Two-day global meeting Open Contracting 2017 to kick off in Amsterdam on 28 November

Over 200 top innovators, activists, and leaders from government, business and civil society will meet in Amsterdam from 28-29th November for the first global open contracting gathering celebrating how radical transparency can transform public procurement – the government sector most prone to corruption and mismanagement.

Open Contracting 2017: ‘Transforming Government Contracting Together’ marks major progress in opening up the trillion dollar world of public contracting. Merging innovative technology with a systematic engagement of  business and citizens to level the playing field for contracts not only reduces fraud and corruption but also tracks how governments spend vital public money.

Organized by the Open Contracting Partnership, Hivos, The B Team, the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST), and Article 19, the event will set out an ambitious strategy to make open contracting the new normal for government business over the next five years.

Highlights at #OCGlobal17:

Gavin Hayman, Executive Director of the Open Contracting Partnership is available for interview.


To welcome Mexico to Contracting 5 – an evening reception, open to the press, will be hosted on 28th November by the Government of Mexico, the current chair.

For further information please contact Georg Neumann on, +1-202-714-4460


About the Open Contracting Partnership

The Open Contracting Partnership connects governments, civil society and business to open up and monitor public contracting. We support the global open contracting community and work with partners across sectors and along the whole process of government contracting. We run a global helpdesk at to support the implementation of the Open Contracting Data Standard, a global schema describing what information to publish at each stage of the contracting cycle. More information at

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