Nicholas Niggli, Head, Economic, Finance, Science & Innovation Section, Embassy of Switzerland, Chairman of the Association of Economic Representatives in London and Former Chairman of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement.
As sovereign states usually spend around 15-25% of GDP on government procurement, this is a massive global market where British companies will be seeking the maximum possible mutual benefit. Nicholas Niggli is an extremely well qualified expert on the topic: it was under his chairmanship that the decade-long negotiation to improve internationally agreed disciplines for this key sector of the world economy, the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), was successfully concluded in 2011. The Agreement resulted in a much friendlier regime and an expansion of the GPA's market access of an estimated 100 billion $ per year.
This will be a key event not only for international government relations specialists, but also for any business leader interested in developing global government procurement business.