Conference is an annual event organized by The Moscow Times and providing a common platform for the heads ofprocurement departments, suppliers and government agency representatives to discuss changes to legislation, exchange best management practices and learn about new procurement processes.

The state has defined the mechanisms of procurement market regulation: these are contract systems, trade controls, and placement of purchase orders via electronic trading platforms. Procurement market players ofleading Russian and international companies will gather to discuss whether these measures hinder business development or ensure transparency of the procurement process and improve economic performance in the industry.