Miloš Olejník

Tomáš Veit

Jiří Róžański

Zdeněk Pytlíček

Leona Gergelová Šteigrová

Jakub Váňa

Jan Hirsch

eBF 2023 | eSourcing
Zdeněk Mikeš

Adéla Havlová

Rasťo Kovaľ

Jaroslav Lexa

Alena Ševčíková

eBF 2023 | eSourcing
Jan Janek

Michal Kristiňák

Hana Sušková

Ondrej Kuruc

Peter Kubovič

Martin Zelinka

Jan Zahálka

Kateřina Koláčková

Marek Šmid

Daša Obuch Paláková

Miroslav Knob

Peter Majtán

Milan Kaplan

Michal Hradecký

eBF 2023 | eSourcing
Ladislav Božik

Jana Dubcová

Ivana Zajacová

eBF - Sharing knowledge about digitization of procurement and orders in a unique festival atmosphere
Ostrava - Hotel Imperial, 23 - 26 May 2023

"For almost twenty years we have been meeting in Ostrava for an event that is a set of workshops to share experiences, a professional procurement conference about the future, a relaxing teambuilding, and a networking festival. The main distinction to other conferences is the unique atmosphere and the digitalization in every other sentence. You must experience this to believe that the previous lines are not a recruitment sentence, but a statement of fact. In fact, the whole eBF is a response to the growth in the number of those who can function in professional communities, who can share and who are in favour of digitizing corporate and public procurement processes." -mk-


New trends

register, capture, hear and see!

The eBF is known for its ability to respond to the latest industry changes, discoveries, and events, and to bring you up to date on what's new on the technical tool provider side and state of the art trends changing the environment and conditions for corporate and public procurement.


again, finally live and together!

What has always been common has become exceptional. We missed each other, and the opportunity to see each other, hear each other, or just shake hands has become the biggest draw of this year's festival. It really seems like everyone is eager to see each other!







Friendly, colorful networking, and rooms full of procurement specialists

Plenty of topics, stages, lectures, follow-up discussions and informal meetings in the breaks between blocks mean enough room for networking with leading specialists. You will get inspired, discover new information, and learn the best way to implement everything into your own practice.

„The eBF festival opens with the TOGETHER exhibition on the Tuesday and closes with Friday's CAFFÈ LUNGO.“

festival eBF stages


The uniqueness of the eBF lies in the connection between corporate and public procurement specialists who can influence each other's opinions and draw ideas for solving their own problems. The discussions then motivate innovation in the corporate and public space. However, both worlds will find the best topics in their respective fields within our rich programme.

FSA – Fair Sourcing Awards

FSA – Fair Sourcing Awards

On the Fair Sourcing Awards gala evening prizes are presented. They are awarded for innovative, inspiring or long-term use of digitalisation to increase the efficiency and transparency of corporate and public procurement. The results seen by the winners of using of process solutions, procurement catalogues, eAuctions, eInquiries and other tools are presented. The competition is organized by the APUEN association and every year the three winners are presented with a crystal cube embellished with the FSA symbol. The organizers of the conference also award a GRAND PRIX for outstanding achievement in the field. There is also a cultural element to the evening, with a number of participants presenting their musical talents between the presentations.

Dlouhá káva

Caffè Lungo

The festival culminates with an opportunity for round-table discussions with ten inspirational personalities from outside the procurement world. They will have demonstrated various extraordinary qualities: creativity, responsibility, team-leadership, patience, recognition of the truth, recognition of quality, the ability to serve others. They will include, among others, a senior paramedic, a renowned blogger, a national coach, an inventor, a singer, a renowned winemaker, a well-known cartoonist and caricaturist and a journalist. Following last year's extraordinary success, we have again asked Mr Vladimír Vůjtek, who enchanted us all, to be one of our guests. The other tables are gradually being filled up. This year a bell will ring four times, giving you the chance to move to another interesting table.


The eBF festival will again actually start for the fifth time on the Tuesday evening at 7pm with the opening night of the TOGETHER exhibition, which will feature artworks by the conference participants, the organizers and their friends and associates. A change this year is that even buyers and procurers who are not participating in the festival can exhibit. They can join the painters, photographers, sculptors and ceramists look forward to seeing each other year after year, even though the exhibition lasts for only the four days of the conference. Last year there were 23 exhibitors.




A selection of the most interesting topics, discussions and personalities from this year’s eBF as well as issues surrounding the digitalisation of public procurement.


A selection of the most interesting topics, guests and discussions from all the stages at this year’s eBF covering the digitalisation of corporate procurement.


 Gala award ceremony for effective and inspirational use of digitalisation in corporate and public procurement.


A handful of round discussion tables for meeting with hand-picked motivational speakers from public life in Czechia, Slovakia and Poland.



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