Scrum down for another must-attend ACPME Annual Conference

The 2024 ACPME Annual Conference
including the ACPME Creative and Print Awards

Vale Resort, Cardiff 13–15 May 2024

For 2024 registration fees, the Early Bird Offer and what’s included see below.

An amazing conference venue

Hensol Castle

About the 2024 theme: Collaborate. Communicate. Create.


Effective collaboration is essential for our teams to get things done, on time, on budget and on brief. Collaboration within our own internal teams, across our universities and with external partner stakeholders is critical to delivering top class projects and campaigns.

Our collaboration enables: procurement teams to award contracts to the most appropriate creative and print related suppliers, our estates teams keep people safe and to work towards institutional sustainability targets, our marketing colleagues to attract visitors and to ensure they leave our campuses with the right impressions in mind, and provides our acadmics with the resources they need to deliver first-class teaching.

We must collaborate.


Producing effective visual communications is what unites us. Engagement with prospective students, sharing important messages with staff, producing clear exam scripts, or appealing to our alumni for donations – everything we do is to communicate a message.

Our in-house teams look for innovative ways to deliver our communications clearly, consistently, and most attractively, while providing best value. Whether it’s adding metallic inks and unique finishes, crafting engaging copy or creating captivating photography for our innovative designs, our role is to reach our institutions’ target audiences in the most effective ways possible.

To work efficiently we need to communicate with each other. We need our jobs to flow seamlessly, in a well-designed and effective workflow that means both staff and technology communicating for maximum impact.


As Universities we create life changing experiences for our students, and ground-breaking research that helps to change and improve the world we live in. To create, is to produce something new, imaginative, and unique, it is a journey of transformation that bridges the gap between design, print and photography, with each contribution we have the power to innovate, inspire and impact the core values of our institutions.  

We’re in this together

Amidst the cost of living crisis people are having to make tough financial decisions. Funds have to go further, and as teams we are having to demonstrate our value like never before. As pivotal cogs within large institutions, we are all working with colleagues who are also facing challenges. We need to support them in their roles and cultivate collegiate working. Within ACPME you are part of a broader family. Across our network you have a plethora of encouraging peers and dedicated suppliers with whom to share best practice and fuel positivity. 
As part of ACPME you are never alone. We’re in this together.
Scrum down at #ACPMEConf24. Vale Resort, Cardiff, 13–15 May 2024.

Here’s what a couple of last year’s delegates had to say

Back to work today after an amazing 4 days at the ACPME conference. I went to it very sceptical thinking it wasn’t for me as a designer …. I was very wrong! 

If you deal with print, design, video and photography at a college, council or university it’s worth checking out ACPME.

Craig Lee
Graphic Design Team Lead
University of Aberdeen

Thanks again for a great first ACPME conference for me. I gained so much from the overall experience especially engaging with suppliers and yourselves over the highs and lows we all experience each day. The workshops were really useful, and everyone was so welcoming. Really looking forward to our next one

Tom Standeven
Print & Logistics Supervisor
University of Derby

The ACPME Creative + Print Awards – Tuesday 14 May 2024 at Hensol Castle

The highlight of the ACPME calendar

As always, we’ll be celebrating your excellence and your added value with the 2024 ACPME Creative + Print Awards. 

The ACPME Creative & Print Awards are an excellent opportunity for you to promote the work of your team, showcase your creativity, your best printed work, any innovations you have implemented and to tell us just how amazing your service and team are.

New categories for the 2024

  • Service of the year: total staff 1 to 5 FTE
    (winner only)
    Service of the year: total staff 6+ FTE
    (winner only) 
  • Most innovative use of print
    (winner and highly commended)

  • Most innovative use of wide format
    (winner and highly commended)

  • Best in-house photography 
    (winner and highly commended)
  • Best in-house digital design
    (winner and highly commended)

  • Creative campaign of the year
    (winner and highly commended)

  • Team member of the year (winner only)

  • Sustainability hero of the year (winner only)

    Find out more

2024 delegate registration fees

ACPME Member *
Non Member**
3-night Conference Package   (Sunday – Wednesday)
2-night Conference Package   (Monday – Wednesday)
Day Delegate – 1 day package (Monday OR Tuesday)

* The ACPME Members rate is available to any employee of the member institution whose subscription has been paid in full prior to 1st December 2023.

** Non-member rate is available to anyone working within a public sector print or creative department eg councils, emergency services or NHS.

What’s Included:

3-night Conference Package includes access of all Conference sessions with tea/coffee during the breaks and lunch, as per the programme, 3 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) including entertainment and drinks packages, where applicable.

2-night Conference Package includes access of all Conference sessions with tea/coffee during the breaks and lunch, as per the programme, 2 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation (Monday and Tuesday) including entertainment and drinks packages, where applicable.

 Day Delegate – 1 day package is based on attending either Monday OR Tuesday and includes access of all conference sessions, tea/coffee during the breaks and lunch.

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities for suppliers

We’ve attended the ACPME for the last two years now and we find this event to be incredibly well organised and meticulously run. Our experience has been marked by great success, fostering valuable connections with new delegates and strengthening relationships with existing customers. Being part of this fantastic network has provided us with some invaluable opportunities.


The event’s structure strikes a perfect balance, seamlessly blending impactful business meetings during exhibitions with casual networking and entertainment.

The fantastic support from the ACPME starts from the moment of sponsorship booking and extends throughout the event and beyond. We eagerly anticipate the 2024 conference, and we are confident that it will uphold the high standards set by previous years…’

Joanne Bass
Owner, XL Dsiplays Ltd

We’d like to thank our 2024 sponsors

Find out more

To discuss membership, sponsorship opportunities or annual conference please contact 
Jennie Mort, ACPME Administrator: 01527 893675 |
Contact address: Seven Elms, Dark Lane, Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcestershire B96 6HB

Or feel free to contact members of our Board
Details here

The Association of Creative and Print Managers in Education, a not for profit private company, limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales No. 10244428. Registered address: Seven Elms, Dark Lane, Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcestershire B96 6HB