Request for proposals: Conference host for the 21st TCI Global Conference 2018

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 12 February 2017

The TCI Network is in the process of selecting candidate organizations to host its 21st TCI Global Conference, TCI 2018. TCI is looking for a host who demonstrates creative capabilities to make a unique and interesting proposal, with a proven record in working with competitiveness and cluster issues and in organising world class events in this field. Please note that TCI will only answers organizations that actively support programs on competitiveness and cluster development.

Please find more informtion on TCI conferences here.

Submission of Proposals:

  1. Write to Patricia Valdenebro, CEO TCI Network, pvaldenebro [at] She will send you the full RFP document with complete information about the requirements to host the conference. It is the responsibility of the Proponent to obtain further information and clarification of the requirements, prior to submitting a Proposal. Please note that we will only answer organizations that actively support programs on competitiveness and cluster development. Requests from convention bureaus will not be replied.  
  2. Proponents must send Patricia Valdenebro a proposal signed by an authorized official by 21 April 2017 (by email). All submissions must include the complete information required in the RFP. TCI will review this information and might ask for clarification/revision of certain items.  
  3. TCI will communicate the selected Host on 31 May 2017. The venue will be officially announced and presented at the 20th TCI Global Conference on 8 November 2017 in Bogota, Colombia.

Important dates:

  • Open call for proposals: 31 January 2017
  • Deadline for submissions of proposals: 21 April 2017
  • Clarification period (if required): 15 May 2017
  • Notification of selected host: 31 May 2017
  • Cooperation agreement signed: 30 June 2017
  • First payment to TCI: 31 July 2017
  • Site visit & meeting with conference hosts: September-October 2017
  • Official announcement of the 2018 venue: 8 November 2017 in Bogota, Colombia


Friday, 21 April, 2017

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