Annual Conference and Exhibition

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The PURCO SA Annual Conference and Exhibition provides a platform where procurement, finance and other higher education professionals come together to share ideas, practical experiences and challenges.

The 2023 conference will be hosted in Cape Town from 24-26 October.

Team 2023
24-26 October 2023
Century City Conference Centre
Cape Town

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2023 Conference

The 2023 conference will be hosted in Cape Town in October 2023 at the Century City Convention Centre.

Who attends

The conference is attended by delegates from almost every higher education institution in South Africa and Namibia. Typical attendees include decision makers and senior personnel from Procurement, Finance, ICT and Facilities Management.

The 2022 Conference was attended by 602 participants, from 46 Member institutions and 61 exhibiting companies. 

The last two Annual Conferences, hosted in Cape Town in 2019 and Sandton in 2022 (after the Covid19 break) were both sold out.


The parallel Exhibition provides an unparalleled opportunity for suppliers to connect with higher education buyers throughout South Africa and Namibia. The event is specifically designed to deliver value to Members and exhibitors, providing maximum collaboration with the procurement, finance, facilities and ICT decision-makers and influencers who attend.

The 2022 Conference attracted 61 exhibitors, listed at