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LUPC Conference 2015

LUPC's 2015 conference and exhibition took place on Thursday 26th March 2015 at Senate House, London.

Thank you to all the members and exhibitors who turned out to make the day (and evening) such a success!

If you didn't make the event and want to see what you missed, or just want a souvenir, here's the:

Conference 2015 programme 

Exhibitors' list


Keynote 1: Nicola Dandridge, Universities UK
Efficiency and modernisation: oppression or liberation? 


Keynote 2: Dr Olga Martin-Ortega, University of Greenwich
Socially responsible procurement of electronic goods: why it matters



Workshop slides

HEPA - What's in it for me?

Given by: Caroline Blackman-Edney, Head of Procurement, University of Cambridge


Developing a procurement strategy and making it work for you

Given by: Penny Green, Head of Procurement, London South Bank University


The impact of the new public sector contracts regulations 2015 

Given by: Debbie Metcalfe, EU Public Procurement Trainer and Advisor, Achilles Group Ltd.


Dealing with suppliers in financial difficulty

Given by: Ed Husband, Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards


An introduction to the NEC3 term services contract

Given by: Tim Knee-Robinson, NEC Consultant


Who gives a tweet? Social media and procurement (slide presentation n/a)
Given by: Tania Seary, Founder, Procurious


The PMA journey towards best in class procurement

Given by: Judith Russell, Operations Manager, SUPC Procurement Shared Service


Buying from framework agreements

Given by: Jacquie Devonshire, LUPC Interim Senior Contracts Manager


Influencing skills masterclass (slide presentation n/a)
Given by: Hazel Holder, Voice and Communication Trainer, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama


Why don't regional consortia work together - and other misconceptions

Given by: Dr Andrew Young, Chief Operating Officer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and LUPC Chair


Drinks reception was sponsored by: