About the Event

The Conference on University Purchasing (COUP) is the leading national procurement event in the UK Higher Education Sector calendar.

Firmly established as the must attend event for procurement professionals and key decision makers from the sector, COUP provides a unique and unrivalled opportunity to increase brand awareness and promote your products and services. Additional benefits include opportunities for suppliers to lead on specific programme items, and to book accommodation on campus, thereby increasing scope for networking and socialising.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Give your brand a noticeable edge with one of our sponsorship opportunities at this year’s COUP Conference. With a range of opportunities this great chance to set your brand apart and make a lasting impression on the delegates.

If you have something in mind please email the team coup2017@swansea.ac.uk with your suggestion. 

Further Information 

We are now accepting bookings for extras not included in the exhibitor package like on-site accommodation and extra tickets. If you are interested in booking any extras please click here

Do you have any questions about exhibiting at COUP2017? Please see our Exhibitors FAQ for general information or if you have any specific questions please email coup2017@swansea.ac.uk 

Who Can Exhibit?

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are by invitation only to those suppliers of goods and services under framework agreements awarded by one of the consortia listed below, or to organisations that have an involvement with the sector’s procurement community. 

  • APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges
  • HEPCW (Higher Education Purchasing Consortium, Wales)
  • LUPC (London Universities Purchasing Consortium)
  • NEUPC (North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium)
  • NWUPC (North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium)
  • SUPC (Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium)
  • TEC (The Energy Consortium)
  • TUCO (The Universities Caterers Organisation)
  • CPC (Crescent Purchasing Consortia) suppliers on agreement approved by the HE Sector.

HEPCW reserves the right to seek confirmation from the Exhibitor, the relevant consortium or institutions regarding any framework details. Please contact the COUP 2017 Team on 029 2087 4016 or 029 2087 9201 for further information.

Why Exhibit?

Exhibiting at COUP 2017 offers exhibitors a wide range of benefits including:

  • Access to key buyers and decision makers from within the Higher Education Sector
  • Opportunities to lead delegate focused sessions (further details will be available in due course)
  • Meet with current and potential customers
  • Excellent branding and sponsorship opportunities
  • Enjoy face to face time with delegates at social activities
  • The opportunity to enjoy ensuite accommodation in the same facilities as delegates (there is an added cost for bed and breakfast at Swansea University Bay Campus – costs to be confirmed)

The Exhibition

The supplier exhibition will be held in a large marquee located adjacent to the Great Hall building.

All stands are charged at £550 + VAT per metre squared. Standard exhibition stands are 3m x 2M (£3,300 + VAT), although different sizes may be considered upon request.

Book your exhibitor package here.

Standard Exhibitor Package

The standard exhibitor package costs £3,300.00 + VAT & includes: 

  • A 3M x 2M shell scheme, name board, electrical power and spotlights
  • Listing in the conference delegate brochure, including 60 word company profile
  • Listing on the COUP 2017 Website
  • Access to 200+ procurement professionals from the Higher/Further Education sectors
  • Two exhibitor passes including
  • Food on arrival of night of 5thSeptember 2017
    • Lunch, Tea and Coffee on both full days of the conference (6th/7th September 2017)
    • Dinner with delegates 6th September 2017
    • One complimentary ticket to conference formal closing dinner on 7th September 2017. Please note that due to space constraints only one space is available. Further spaces may be available to purchase at a later date.

Book Your Exhibitor Package Now

To book your exhibition space at COUP 2017 click here.

If you would like to book any extras not included in the exhibitor package like on-site accommodation and extra tickets please click here