Face-to-face at the forum

The Education Facilities Forum returns to Oxfordshire later this month for a packed two days of seminars and one-to-one meetings

‘Learning needn’t be painful’ and ‘Building future education’ are among the topics to be discussed at this year’s Education Facilities Forum. The forum, which is now in its twelfth year, takes place Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire on 17 and 18 November, and will bring together key business managers, bursars, facilities managers and estates directors to review potential suppliers, network with each other and increase their knowledge of why, how and where to invest. As well as discussions on the subjects above, delegates will also be able to attend sessions on ‘Top tips for SHE procurement’ with Louise Hosking of Hosking Associates, ‘Replacing old prefabs or needing temporary space? A survey of options’ with Green Unit Ltd’s Philip Clayden and ‘How to design your perfect learning environment’ with Michal Cohen of Walters & Cohen Architects. Presented by leading professionals, these 45-minute seminars are CPD-certified and promise to be inspirational, motivating and educational, covering topics pertinent to delegates’ roles.

In addition, leading service providers 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.

Key service providers, meanwhile, 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.

Over its 12-year history, 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.

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.

Above all, though, The Education Facilities Forum is a chance for those working 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 Education Facilities Forum takes place at Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire on 17 and 18Nov. For more information, contact Emma French T: 01992 374100 E: eff@forumevents.co.uk

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