Kick Off

SpeakerMs Knapton-Vierlich (European Commission),Ms Stöttinger (WU EA), Mr Ledolter (BBG)
Duration8 hours


The Kick Off Event is split into two parts; the morning session and the afternoon session. The content of these sessions is as follows:

Morning Session

  • Welcome and Introduction of Project Partners
  • Opening Address by Ms Knapton-Vierlich
  • Country Speed Dating
  • Panel Discussion on Modern Centralised Public Procurement – Challenges & Opportunities
    • Ms Katharina Knapton-Vierlich, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW), European Commission
    • Mr Franz Staberhofer, Head of Department Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
    • Mr Jürgen Unger, Head of Operative Procurement & Customer Management, Bundesbeschaffung GmbH

Afternoon Session (participants and project team)

  • Essentials of the Programme
    • Introduction of Project Team
    • Organisational Aspects
    • Icebreaker Activity
  • Evaluation and Setup of Business Projects
  • Prospects & Networking