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LUPC & SUPC Conference 2018

LUPC & SUPC Conference 2018


A huge thank you to all the exhibitors, delegates, speakers and consortia staff who made this year's conference a success!


Our exhibiting suppliers make this event possible every year and we would like to thank them for their continued support.  Thanks, in particular, go to VWV for their continued event sponsorship (this was the third joint conference they sponsored!).


This year's conference brought together over 300 delegates from 120 institutions/organisations for a vibrant exchange of ideas, information and expertise.  Below are some of the day's presentations - please check back for updates over the coming days.



Keynote 1

The Procurement Factor: Thriving in the Face of Sector Challenges


Breakouts - Session 1

Operating Outside the EU Directives: Sector Trends and University Experiences

Making Supply Chains More Sustainable with ISO 20400

Using Effective Communication Techniques to Improve Framework Supplier Implementation

Supplier Session: Working Effectively with Consortia and our Members


Breakouts - Session 2

Engagement with Contractors on Major Projects in Your Institution: An Insurance and Risk Management Perspective

Getting the Most from Frameworks


Breakouts - Session 3

The Student Mental Health Crisis: How Will Procurement Need to Support Change?

Estates Session: Evolution of NEC3 to NEC4 Contracts

Fraud: Have You Managed Your Risks?

Member Case Study: Procuring Marketing 


Keynote 2 

Supercharge Your Brain: The Science of Soft Skills Success