Selvan Govender Selvan Govender Chief Executive Chief Executive Officer

Please join us

After two years of restricted contact between Higher Education professionals, and between buyers and suppliers, we are very pleased to invite you to join us at GO CONNECT, the 2022 PURCO SA Annual Conference and Exhibition.

Businesses and education institutions are moving swiftly to include physical engagement at events locally and around the world. In concert with this trend our higher education community and supplier partners have sent a strong message that they are ready and eager to re-engage and re-connect.

Our Members tell us their executives, buyers and financial decision-makers will attend GO CONNECT 2022 in numbers. Our suppliers are equally eager to re-connect.

Held under the auspices of the Purchasing Consortium Southern Africa, GO CONNECT 2022 will follow the successful template established in previous years: a high-engagement collaborative Conference, an embedded Supplier Exhibition, and fun Evening functions that enable attendees to connect and engage with friends, colleagues and business partners in one collaborative 3-day get-together.

Don’t miss out – our last pre-Covid event in 2019 sold out and we expect 2022 to be oversubscribed.

The annual PURCO SA Conference and Exhibition provides an irreplaceable opportunity to learn, engage and grow meaningful relationships within our community, while helping our higher education buyers identify and engage with the best suppliers for each of the commodities and services managed by PURCO SA.

We look forward to seeing you in Sandton in August, and answering any of your questions beforehand. Don't hesitate to contact our Conference Organising Team at

Selvan Govender
Chief Executive


Date and Venue

Annual Meeting: 23 August
Conference: 24-26 August 2022
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre.


Education institutions:
65 universities, TVET colleges, and allied institutions.


60+ exhibitors

Typical higher education delegates:
Buyers, Heads of Procurement, Heads of Finance, Finance staff, IT Executives, Facility Managers, Commodity and Strategic Sourcing Managers.