Preview: Education Estates 2016

Join your peers at the UK’s leading education buildings exhibition and conference

Whether your school, college or university is planning to add new buildings, considering refurbishing existing buildings or carrying out ongoing maintenance work, Education Estates is here to help you source the information, solutions, and ideas that you need.

Held at Manchester Central on 18-19 October, the two-day conference programme will provide you with advice, inspiration and guidance, while the exhibition will help you to source the organisations, products, and services that can help you achieve your objectives.

Education Estates is the only event of its kind in the UK, covering the primary, secondary, further, and higher education sectors (the entire education sector under one roof for two days).

Why should you attend?

  • To source organisations in the exhibition, that can help you achieve your development, refurbishment, or buildings maintenance objectives
  • To take advantage of the FREE* TWO-DAY CONFERENCE PROGRAMME and benefit from the advice and expert opinions from industry leaders
  • To receive tailored advice and guidance for education projects
  • To listen, network and share best practice with your industry peers
  • To receive CPD points/hours, as all content is CPD accredited

*The conference is free for those directly employed in schools, colleges, universities and local authorities (includes governors and independent schools).

Those responsible for designing, building, maintaining and funding our schools, academies, colleges and universities face huge challenges. But wherever they are in the project lifecycle, the solutions can be found at Education Estates 2016. 

The conference features over 90 speakers, with specialist content streams for schools, colleges and universities. Lively and authoritative, it’s THE professional gathering for everyone concerned with education’s built environment. New for 2016 will be a dedicated conference stream for maintenance and FM professionals supported by the Education Funding Agency.

Hear from leading industry speakers including:

  • Mike Green, Director of Capital, Education Funding Agency
  • Lindsay Harris, Deputy Director of Strategy and Intelligence, EFA Capital
  • Trevor Payne, Estates and Facilities Director, Birmingham University
  • Rachel Stephenson, Programme Director for Priority School Building Programme, Education Funding Agency
  • Will Wareing, Deputy Director, Education, The Girls’ Day School Trust
  • Professor Colin Bailey, Deputy President & Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Manchester
  • Hilary Moon, Headteacher, Brentwood School
  • Marcus Fagent, Education Sector Lead, Arcadis LLP
  • Oliver Milton, Partner, Hawkins Brown
  • Stuart Eatock, Managing Director and Head of Education, ECE Architecture
  • Chris Fenner, Director of Property Services, University of West London
  • Matt Isherwood, Director of Estates, Brooke Western Trust

Exhibitors include; Carillion, Sports Facilities Group, Faithful+Gould, Hamworthy Heating, Pegasus Group, Galliford Try, Built Offsite, Collinson, The McAvoy Group, Saint Gobain Ecophon, Novus Property Solutions, Forbo Flooring, Legrand, AECOM, Playforce, Elliott Group, Salix Finance, Fordingbridge, Learnstor® and many more.

The annual Education Estates Awards Dinner is a fantastic networking opportunity for exhibitors, speakers, visitors and delegates – and a great night out, too! This year, it will be held in Manchester’s prestigious Hilton Hotel.

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