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Conference on University Purchasing (COUP) 2019

Conference on University Purchasing (COUP) 2019

Exciting news as planning is now well underway for the 2019 Conference on University Purchasing, and this looks set to be the best event yet!

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 looking forward to publicising an amazing speaker line-up very shortly.

The inspiration for the theme of the conference, Mission Ready: HE Procurement for the Next Generation, has been taken from Wednesday night's 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!

Register your interest in attending here and we'll be in touch when delegate bookings open in January. But for now, please save the date!