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COUP 2019 Delegate Bookings Now Open!

COUP 2019 Delegate Bookings Now Open!

Booking for the 2019 Conference on University Purchasing is NOW OPEN!



COUP 2019 will be held between the 3rd – 5th September 2019 at the University of Leicester. The conference provides a unique opportunity for Heads of Procurement, Category Managers and buyers from across the UK to meet with colleagues from other institutions and suppliers to the sector.

The conference programme is set to be diverse in content, and we’re excited to be welcoming an impressive line up of high profile keynote speakers, including Professor Brian Cox and Dr. Kevin Fong!

The inspiration for the theme of the conference, Mission Ready: HE Procurement for the Next Generation, has been taken from our Wednesday night venue, The National Space Centre and the University of Leicester’s role as a key contributor to UK space research. The HE sector can learn a lot from the greatest of minds striving to overcome the barrier to space travel and exploration, whether they be physical, political or financial. 

At the Space Centre, guests will be invited to venture up the rocket tower and be taken to the edge of the universe in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium. The COUP Gala Dinner is set to take place at the inspiring, art deco venue, Athena and for the first time, will include the University Procurement Awards - celebrating HE procurement excellence! This programme highlight will be presented by Rory Bremner who will also be our MC for the evening. 


A programme for the conference can be found here >>



  • Full package tickets; (£395.00 + VAT)
  • Day delegate tickets; (£120.00+ VAT)
  • Evening tickets; (From £50.00 + VAT)

The COUP 2019 full package offers great value for money at £395.00 + VAT - including 3 nights accommodation, 2 full days of procurement workshops, keynote sessions and supplier exhibition plus attendance at the welcome dinner, networking dinner and Gala Dinner and Awards. 


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