Selvan Govender Selvan Govender
PURCO SA Chief Executive Officer

More than 600 attendees from universities and colleges and their supplier partners in South Africa and Namibia attended our last three events.

We expect the next event to draw even more participants.

Our typical delegates include procurement executives and buyers, as well as senior decision makers from Finance, ICT and Facilities Management. These professionals are looking for information, products, and services to optimise their current environments and plan for the future.

Held under the auspices of the Purchasing Consortium Southern Africa, PURCOCON is high-engagement conference and exhibition with associated evening functions that enable suppliers to cost-effectively reach these valuable prospects in one collaborative three-day get-together.

Our last three events in Cape Town and Johannesburg were oversubscribed.

The event is specifically designed to deliver value to each of our exhibitors, providing maximum collaboration with the buyers and decision-makers and influencers who attend the event. In addition to the integrated exhibition, the conference offers a compelling programme of keynote addresses, concurrent breakaway sessions and social activities that include our exhibitors.

The event provides an irreplaceable opportunity to build and grow profitable relationships with our buying community, while helping our higher education members to identify and engage with the best suppliers for each of the commodities and services managed by PURCO SA.

If you have any questions contact our Conference Organising Team by email at


Selvan Govender
PURCO SA Chief Executive Officer


Date and Venue
Date: 17-20 September 2024 
(Pre-conference Annual Member Meeting on 17 September)
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre


Higher Education institutions:
65 Member institutions (universities, TVET colleges, and allied institutions).


60+ exhibitors

Typical higher education delegates:
Heads of Procurement, Finance, ICT, and Facilities Management, and their Managers, Buyers, Decisionmakers and support staff.