Doing Business with the United Nations

Event Information

U.S. Commercial Service

Ted Weiss Federal Building, New York, NY

Wed., May 24, 2023, 9:00 am - 4:45 pm EDT

Join the U.S. Commercial Service New York and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations for this all-day seminar.

The seminar will be held in New York City and provide participating American companies an overview of the UN’s more than $29 billion procurement market. Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the UN procurement process and learn tips and best practices to help win UN tenders.

Who Should Attend

American companies interested in doing business with the UN Secretariat and other UN entities. This seminar will be informative for suppliers who have bid on past tenders and for companies who need help getting started. Senior representatives from U.S. firms in the following industries are encouraged to attend:

  • Aviation/Fixed and Rotary-Wing Operators 
  • Crisis Recovery/Energy/Environment 
  • Construction/Engineering Services/Building Materials 
  • Food & Fuel/Food Logistics 
  • Freight Forwarding/Logistics
  • Health Services/Medical/Laboratory Equipment & Supplies 
  • Information Technology/Communications Equipment, Software & Services 
  • Pharmaceuticals 
  • Security/Safety Services & Equipment 
  • Vehicles

Preliminary Agenda

  • 8:30 am EDT - Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am EDT - Welcome Remarks by U.S. Commercial Service and U.S. Mission to the UN
  • 9:15 am EDT - UN Operations: The Big Picture and How It Impacts Procurement
  • 9:30 am EDT - Mission Priorities and Upcoming Procurement Opportunities
  • 11:00 am EDT - Question and Answer Session with UN Procurement Officials
  • 11:30 am EDT - Case Study: Trade Places With A Procurement Officer – Ten Tips to Win a Tender
  • 12:30 pm EDT - Networking Lunch
  • 1:30 pm EDT - U.S. Company Success Story
  • 2:00 pm EDT - UN Global Market Place and Vendor Registration
  • 2:45 pm EDT - Workshops and Industry Discussions with UN Procurement Officials: 
    • Aviation & Transportation 
    • Healthcare & Medical 
    • Information Technologies & Communication
    • Construction, Engineering, Security, Water & Sanitation
  • 4:45 pm EDT - Event Concludes


  • $70

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