Why Exhibit

The Public Sector Show is a must attend event for those looking to enter into, or grow their share of, the £223bn UK public procurement market. Engage with over 1,500 public sector budget holders and decision makers as they seek to find value for money and the tools to deliver 21st century public services through the best solutions available in the marketplace.

Who Attends

2017 Visitor Sectors

Local Government 38%

Central Government 27%

Wider Public Sector 22%

Other 13%

2017 Visitor Seniority

C-Level/Director/Head of/Councillor 30%

Manager/Team Leader 51%

Officer/Exec/Assistant 19%

Six Reasons to Exhibit at the Public Sector Show:

Create a lasting impression

The Public Sector Show is the ideal place to ensure that your brand is viewed positively in the sector, and make a lasting impression on your potential customers. Whether it is on your stand or through a speaking session, you can 'recruit' champions for your brand within your target customer organisations.

Generate new, highly targeted business leads

With 4 targeted zones matching the Show’s core themes, along with dedicated theatres and content, exhibitors can showcase their brand and solutions to the most relevant budget holders and influencers from across central government and the public sector.

Stay ahead of sector trends

As a supplier, you need to know the public sector as well as, or better than, the people who work in it in order to be accepted and to be credible; PSS allows you to learn about the sector first-hand, as well as position your brand and business.

Improve your chances

Being on a framework can improve your chances of securing business but is no guarantee of success; if you aren’t already part of the discussion, it’s going to be a lot harder to win tenders – can you afford not to be at PSS to meet the people that matter?

Engage all of your stakeholders

You need to know the individual people you’re hoping to sell to — the budget holders, the influencers and the decision makers. People in the sector move around a lot so it is important to know a few of each of the above categories, as well as senior people in the department or authority.

Showcase your expertise

It is a myth that councils cannot talk to suppliers about their requirements before launching a formal procurement process; in reality it is good practice, endorsed by the Government, for them to undertake pre-procurement market engagement. PSS is an ideal opportunity for them to meet you and discuss their specific needs.

Who Will You Meet?

Finance & Corporate
  • Chief Procurement Officers
  • Heads of Procurement
  • Procurement Managers
  • Commercial Directors
  • Heads of Commercial
  • Directors of Finance
  • Directors of Corporate Resources
  • Heads of Commissioning
  • Category Managers
  • Senior Buyers
  • Business Development Managers
  • …and many more
Digital & Technology
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Digital Officers
  • ICT Directors
  • Heads of IT
  • Heads of Shared Services
  • Category Leads – Technology
  • Information Security Managers
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Network Managers
  • …and many more
Workforce & Leadership
  • Directors of HR
  • Heads of Workforce Management
  • Heads of Skills & Engagements
  • Equality & Diversity Managers
  • Learning & Development Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Workforce Planning Managers
  • Resource and Capability Managers
  • Heads of Training
  • Reward Managers
  • …and many more
Estates & Infrastructure:
  • Estates Directors
  • Commissioning Directors
  • Strategic Directors for Growth & Homes
  • Heads of Infrastructure
  • Heads of Planning and Regeneration
  • Heads of Transport
  • Heads – Major Infrastructure Delivery
  • Estates Managers
  • Property Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Buildings Managers
  • Energy Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Environmental Officers
  • …and many more

Here are Some of the Organisations Which Attended in 2017

Local Government

83% of Metropolitan Districts
Over 80 Local Authorities including:
> Manchester City Council
> Birmingham City Council
> Lancashire County Council
> Leeds City Council
> Derbyshire County Council
> Wigan Borough Council
> Newcastle City Council

83% of Metropolitan Districts
Over 80 Local Authorities including:
> Manchester City Council
> Birmingham City Council
> Lancashire County Council
> Leeds City Council
> Derbyshire County Council
> Wigan Borough Council
> Newcastle City Council

Central Government – Ministerial Departments

> Cabinet Office
> Ministry of Justice
> Home Office
> Department for Transport
> Department for Communities and Local Government
> Department of Health
> Department for Work and Pensions
> Department for Education

> Cabinet Office
> Ministry of Justice
> Home Office
> Department for Transport
> Department for Communities and Local Government
> Department of Health
> Department for Work and Pensions
> Department for Education

Central Government – Non-Ministerial Departments

> Land Registry
> HM Revenue & Customs
> HM Passport Office
> Crown Prosecution Service
> Food Standards Agency
> Ofsted
> The Water Services Regulation Authority

> Land Registry
> HM Revenue & Customs
> HM Passport Office
> Crown Prosecution Service
> Food Standards Agency
> Ofsted
> The Water Services Regulation Authority

Central Government – Agencies, NDPB’s

> Crown Commercial Service
> Government Digital Service
> Homes and Communities Agency
> Highways England
> Environment Agency
> HM Prison Service
> NHS Digital &
> NHS England
> Public Health England
> HM Courts & Tribunals Service

> Crown Commercial Service
> Government Digital Service
> Homes and Communities Agency
> Highways England
> Environment Agency
> HM Prison Service
> NHS Digital &
> NHS England
> Public Health England
> HM Courts & Tribunals Service

Wider Public Sector

> North Yorkshire Police
> Greater Manchester Police
> Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
> Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service
> University of Manchester
> University of York
> Metropolitan Housing Association
> Trafford Housing Trust

> North Yorkshire Police
> Greater Manchester Police
> Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
> Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service
> University of Manchester
> University of York
> Metropolitan Housing Association
> Trafford Housing Trust

Third Sector

> British Council
> Together Trust
> Diabetes UK
> The Children’s Society
> Mancap
> Citizens Advice Pennine West
> Victim Support

> British Council
> Together Trust
> Diabetes UK
> The Children’s Society
> Mancap
> Citizens Advice Pennine West
> Victim Support

Maximise Your Presense with Sponsorship

Use sponsorship to stand out from the crowd. We offer a range of sponsorship opportunities – your Account Manager can discuss a bespoke package with you that will help meet your specific objectives, needs and budget