Events > UN International Procurement Seminar: Copenhagen 2023

UN International Procurement Seminar
Copenhagen 2023


Denmark: 6-8 March 2023

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International Procurement Seminars, also known as Multi-Agency Business Seminars, are opportunities for UN Buyers and Vendors to meet in person. Selected UN Agencies participate and typically deliver a brief presentation of their Agency as well as take part in workshops and panel debates.

The Seminar programme is being organised by the trade team in the British Embassy in Denmark, together with trade promotion partners from Enterprise Ireland and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and will involve access to the conference and a networking reception.

Who should attend?

This opportunity is aimed at new and experienced exporters who are based in the Midlands region and interested in UN Procurement, as well as businesses who already supply to the UN.

As the world faces an unprecedented series of health, conflict and humanitarian crisis, international organisations work tirelessly on development and relief assistance programmes. The private sector plays an active part in providing relevant and innovative solutions that can save lives and help the ones in need. The global humanitarian and development sector allows unique commercial opportunities for UK companies, across a wide range of sectors, to win overseas business from worldwide aid funded agency programme.

The following sectors will benefit most from attending, but this is not an exclusive list:


  • Medical and Pharmaceutical
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Power Generation
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Shelter and Basic Domestic Supplies
  • Transporation and logistics
  • Security Equipment and Services
  • Corporate Training
  • Management and Consultancy Services
  • Supply Chain

Confirmed UN Agencies Attending


United Nations Secretariat (UN Secretariat)

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

World Food Programme (WFP


United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

World Health Organization (WHO)


The 2 day seminar programme will include procurement updates by the UN Agencies, presentations, panel discussions and workshops.

1-2-1 meetings with the UN agencies can be requested but are not guaranteed.

A full programme will be confirmed upon registering your interest. The details below are subject to change.


Monday, 6 March 2023
Travel to Copenhagen, Denmark
Embassy Reception

Tuesday, 7 March 2023
First day at the UN Procurement Seminar
1-2-1 Meetings (upon approval)
Reception for conference delegates at UN City
Networking dinner for mission delegates

Wednesday, 8 March 2023
Second day at the UN Procurement Seminar
1-2-1 Meetings (upon approval)
Evening flight back to the UK or option for extended programme


There is a cost of just £165 + VAT. Places are limited to 1 per company and delegates must arrange and pay for their own flights and accommodation.


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  UN International Procurement Seminar  
  6-8 March 2023  
  Location: Copenhagen, Denmark  
  Application deadline: 9 January 2023  

Contact DBT Midlands

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  email: ditmidlands@trade.gov.uk  
  call: 0300 303 8955  
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Register your interest

Places on this visit are limited. So, use the link below to register your interest in joining us today, free and without obligation.




Please note that businesses must be based in the Midlands region. The final closing date for all mission applications is 9th January 2023, and your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from us.

For any other export related enquiries contact the Department for Business and Trade in the Midlands at ditmidlands@trade.gov.uk or call our export support service on 0300 303 8955.

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The Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is the Government Department that helps UK based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy, acknowledged as Europe’s best place in which to succeed in global business.