Bringing facilities into focus

Time is running out to secure your place at this year’s two-day Education Facilities Forum, say organisers

Now in its twelfth year, the Education Facilities Forum is returning in November, with a two-day event taking place at Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire. As in previous years, the forum will bring together key business managers, bursars, facilities managers and estates directors to network, review potential suppliers and increase their knowledge of why, how and where to invest. It’s a chance for those across the education sector to gain a better understanding of the reasons why they should invest in new or updated methods and technology and to find the most appropriate solutions for their education facilities. Attendees can keep up to date and find the answers to their current problems by meeting with companies which can offer the best solutions designed to help an institution reduce costs, improve communications, create awareness and increase sales.

The leading service providers at the forum will cover an array of products and services which are tailored to the needs of attendees and their upcoming projects. Such areas of interest will include furniture, security, maintenance, lighting, cleaning, information and communications technology, flooring, halls of residence, catering, building initiatives and many more.

Over 12 years, the concept of the event has proved itself to be popular with and relevant to all those involved in creating and maintaining educational facilities. All attendees are provided with a personalised itinerary which only targets services selected in advance and which gives a highly focused 36 hours of face-to-face meetings with relevant suppliers. This leads to an efficient and well-structured use of time for all concerned.

Throughout the event the delegates will also have the opportunity to attend industry-related CPD-certified seminars presented by leading professionals. These inspirational, motivating and educational 45-minute sessions will cover topics that are pertinent to their role.

Just some of the topics discussed at this year’s forum include: ‘How to design your perfect learning environment’: moderated by Michál Cohen, director, Walters & Cohen Architects; and ‘Replacing old prefabs or needing temporary space? A survey of options”: moderated by Philip Clayden, director and co-founder of Green Unit Limited

Delegate attendance is totally free of charge and that includes accommodation, seminar attendance, all meals and refreshments plus a place at the evening gala dinner followed by entertainment.

Key service providers will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with key decision makers from leading organisations including Petchey Academy, Faringdon Academy of Schools, Northgate High School, Bassingbourn Village College, Bristol Grammar School, Bromsgrove School, Dawn House School, Dwight School, Oxford Brookes University, Ifield School, Goldwyn School, Redbourne Upper School, New College Oxford University, North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, St Edwards School, Radley College, with many more being added all the time. 

The Education Facilities Forum takes place at Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire on 17 and 18 Nov. For more information, contact Emma French T: 01992 374100 E:


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