Why Attend

Officially supported by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, CompeteFor and the organisations behind many of the UK’s largest projects, UKIS provides delegates and exhibitors with a unique opportunity to engage, connect and collaborate with buyers, planners and decision makers from across the infrastructure space.

UKIS brings together the UK’s largest infrastructure projects and programmes – covering sectors as diverse as transport, healthcare and local government. A major focus of the event is the future opportunity pipelines from the organisations behind these initiatives – some of which are led by the public sector and others from the private sector. At a time when multiple pressures exist on supply chains, understanding where future demand is going to come from – and how this may affect the supply chain for the wider delivery of public services across the UK – is essential.

  • Gain insight into developments across the entire UK infrastructure sector
  • Identify and build relationships with potential supply chain partners
  • Understand the themes and trends that are shaping the future of this sector
  • Learn from other leaders and influencers within this space  
  • Receive free training on key procurement and supply chain topics
  • Explore collaboration opportunities across multiple sectors – locally, regionally and nationally
  • Find innovative new products and services that can transform the way your organisation delivers its services 

As a public sector buyer, visibility of the marketplace is key – increased demand for particular products and services can lead to scarcity of supply and increased costs. Equally, visibility of project and programme pipelines can help buyers identify collaboration opportunities and even to promote their own supply chain as potential partners to support economic activity. With the UK infrastructure sector valued at £800bn annually, understanding what is happening in this sector and the wider impact it has across the economy, communities and the supply chain is essential; regardless of who you are buying for.

  • Identify opportunities to support major infrastructure projects and programmes across the UK ‒ from local authority projects to major nationwide programmes
  • See what is happening nationally, regionally and locally – and where you can engage
  • Gain insight into the future pipeline supporting billions of pounds of investment
  • See which sectors are set for growth and how your organisation can benefit
  • Receive free training on key procurement and supply chain topics
  • Discover what matters to buyers – and how they plan to engage with their supply chains to increase value
  • Uncover the themes and trends influencing how buyers are thinking and planning for the future 
  • Build relationships with senior influencers and decision makers across major projects and programmes 
  • Network with others in the supply chain for potential collaboration, joint venture and partnership opportunities 

Infrastructure plays an integral role in the delivery of public services, and for procurement professionals and supporting staff working within the public sector, UKIS presents the ideal opportunity to hear about the state of play across the UK’s biggest projects, and how those projects will affect public services across the country.

Experts will be delivering skills development sessions throughout the day on topics such as social value, sustainability and supply chain development in procurement and infrastructure, covering projects ranging from transport and utilities to urban regeneration and hospitals. There will also be the chance to meet and connect with suppliers working or exploring ways to work with the public sector.

UKIS will present public sector specific sessions delivered by:

  • Ministry of Justice
  • West Midlands Combined Authority
  • East Midlands Council
  • Liverpool City Region Freeport
  • Crown Commercial Service

UKIS will also be hosted in conjunction with the inaugural Procurement Act Expo, a must-attend for anyone buying for or supplying to the public sector, where delegates will have the chance to learn more about what the new regulations mean for procurement activity, and how they can maximise the opportunities presented by the changes.