Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29 October 2020

In response to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to adapt this year’s CIPS UK Conference, into a two-day online event from the 28-29 October 2020. Creating a more accessible event for the whole of the global procurement profession to access.

We are committed to delivering an interactive experience which will tackle the challenges and questions your organisation currently faces head on.  With many workforces still working from home, we appreciate you may have other work or family commitments to focus on. Therefore, we believe delivering this event online will give more people the opportunity to attend and take advantage of the learning and networking opportunities available.


The deadline to register is 23:59pm, Monday 19 October. After this date it will no longer be possible to register to attend the event or access the content on-demand after the event.

Non-members: if you would like to take advantage of the early bird discount, please book before 23:59pm, Thursday 10 September. After this date you can book at the full priced rate. Ticket prices

Conference sessions are not pre-bookable for an online event

Yes, the event is free to attend as a member of CIPS, but please note you must book your place online by the registration deadline.  Your membership number will be checked and verified by CIPS. Delegates with expired or suspended memberships will be contacted by CIPS to renew membership. Please note that delegates who do not renew their membership within 10 days of being contacted by CIPS will be charged the equivalent non-member rate. Please note that we must receive full payment prior to the event start date.

As a virtual event, all payments should be made via credit card.

Cancellations received a minimum of 30 days prior to the first day of the event (28 September) will be refunded. Please note: a £45 administration fee will be incurred to process all ticket refunds. It will not be possible to cancel bookings with less than 30 days notice to the first day of the event. Substitute delegates are welcome at no extra charge. Any ticket cancellations that still have payment outstanding will be liable for either the administration fee or the full registration fee, dependent on the date and time of the cancellation.

Yes. Please email conferences@haymarket.com with your colleague’s name, email address, job title and we will substitute them in your place

Once you have made your conference registration, a booking confirmation will be emailed directly to the delegate. Please check your junk mail to ensure this email has not been blocked.

You will receive joining instructions one week prior to the event with the final details. Please check your spam folder for an email from conferences@haymarket.com if you have not received it before the event.

If you have chosen to pay by invoice, this will be emailed to you within 7 working days. Please email us at conferences@haymarket.com should you require a copy via email.

You can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer, using the option to charge the international transaction fee to the recipient. Your invoice will have full instructions on how you can pay.


No. You only need access to the internet

Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge


Yes, sessions will be made available to access on-demand for 30 days after the event until 29th November.

Yes, you will be able to ask questions during the scheduled session time via the online Q&A functionality. This will not be possible if you’re viewing the session on-demand.

The online platform will provide attendees the opportunity to reach out and connect with other attendees. This includes other conference delegates, speakers, sponsors and the CIPS. You’ll be able to arrange 1-on-1 meetings via video conferencing and an online chat functionality.

The conference will be available in English with English subtitles only.


We do not disclose our delegate lists in advance or after the event.

Please email conferences@haymarket.com with information about the subject you would like to speak about, the name of the conference and some background information on yourself.


To find out more about how to become a sponsor and to hear about our customised packages which offer you a full range of promotional opportunities, including pre-event brand exposure, please email sylvana.malachias@haymarket.com or samantha.johnson@haymarket.com