We are excited to announce that the UKUPC Conference 2023 (formerly known as COUP) will be taking place 6 - 7 September 2023 at the University of Exeter. LUPC and SUPC are working in collaboration to deliver this event for all members of UKUPC, bringing together procurement professionals from across the sector to a conference that cannot be missed!

What is the UKUPC Conference?

  • The only HE-specific national conference on procurement,
  • An exciting line-up of professional development sessions and insights,
  • An exhibition of 80+ framework suppliers,
  • Opportunities to connect with attendees through the conference CPD programme and social activities.


Delegates will be able to arrive on Tuesday 5 September 2023 from 3pm, ready for the start of the conference at 9am the next day. The conference will finish at 1.30pm on Thursday 7 September.

A range of ticket options offering exceptional value will go on sale to members in Spring 2023 including:

  • Full Conference Package: 2 nights DBB*, 1.5 days of conference sessions
    Early Bird Rate £299+VAT, £339+VAT thereafter
  • 1.5 Days + Wednesday night: 1 night (wed) DBB*, 1.5 days of conference sessions
  • Wednesday day only: Access to conference sessions on Wednesday (excludes dinner)
    £129 + VAT
  • Virtual: Access to key sessions livestreamed online and virtual exhibition
    £99 + VAT

*Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

More information will be provided in due course, but for now please save these dates in your diary!


***Exhibitor bookings are now open***

The conference exhibition, open to UKUPC framework suppliers, will provide access to 200+ HE procurement professionals. A range of 2m x 2m, 3m x 2m and 3m x 3m stands (£3,150 - £3,850 + VAT) are available.

We have sent full booking details via email to framework suppliers. 

For any queries, please contact Suzanne Picken, head of membership, marketing and communications, LUPC.