NEUPC Ltd are pleased to be hosting The Conference on University Purchasing 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 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 conference programme is set to be diverse in content, with workshops delivered by experts, covering a range of topics from Career Development to Counter Fraud and from Sustainable Action Plans to Dynamic Purchasing Systems. Look out for our #WednesdayWorkshop posts across LinkedIn and Twitter focusing on a workshop a week and touching on the expertise of the speakers. 


For more information on the programme please visit - 



Along with the sessions we’re excited to be welcoming an impressive line-up of high-profile keynote speakers, including Professor Brian Cox and Dr. Kevin Fong!  


For more information on the keynote speakers please have a read of the articles on the website:

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This year’s Gala Dinner will be taking place at Athena, the inspiring, art deco venue in Leicester, on Thursday 5th September 2019.


For the first time, NEUPC will be hosting the ‘COUP Procurement Awards 2019. 

Recognising excellence and celebrating the achievements of university procurement professionals and teams. It’s your chance to steal the limelight, showcase your practices, inspire others and celebrate your team’s hard work.



We are looking forward to seeing you in Leicester!