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The ultimate meetings & networking event giving you access to key decision makers

A real opportunity to do business

Being part of the higher education estates forum gives you unprecedented access to a host of key decision-makers involved in the design, build and management of higher education estates and facilities. Over one and half days you’ll benefit from a tailored schedule of one-to-one meetings with your chosen university and college estates professionals, architects, contractors, project managers, FF&E consultants and student accommodation developers.

Estates growth…

Capital expenditure in UK university estate reached £3bn a year for the first time, with funds spent on refurbishing old buildings and also on building newer, more carbon efficient premises to decrease running costs long-term. Continuing investment in infrastructure is essential as the sector has increased its estimation of the amount needed to upgrade its non-residential estate to a sound ‘baseline’ condition. Universities are managing an additional half a million square metres, now 21,900,000m2  at  the same cost of £2bn as three years ago . Four institutions spend £100m each a year; Cambridge, Imperial, UCL and Edinburgh.

Goals for estates departments

Driving efficiency, reducing costs, improving the estate, raising service levels and increasing the commercial income from the estate remain key areas of focus for estates teams.  Our project delegates attending the hee forum are all looking for the solutions, the partners, products and services that help them meet these goals.

Ambitious infrastructure spend plans in higher education makes for a great opportunity for suppliers

In the face of challenging financial conditions, the HE sector wants to invest over £17.8 billion in infrastructure projects over the next four years, according to new figures from HEFCE. If achievable, this would represent an average annual investment of £4.5 billion, 51% higher than the previous four-year average.

Previous registered delegates

Our project delegates are keen to connect and want to meet with suppliers of…

Access & entry systems, acoustic walls, cubicles, doors, energy systems, fitness equipment, flooring, furniture, HVAC, ICT, lighting, lockers, modular buildings, roofing & cladding, security, shelters & canopies, sports buildings, sports surfaces, windows and many more.

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What previous delegates said...

“I would happily recommend this event to future clients. All aspects of the event are well organised, and the speaker content is relevant to all.”

HARLEQUIN FLOORS

“Without doubt, these are great events to establish, develop and maintain contacts in our key target markets. They provide the opportunity to identify real projects and "open doors" that otherwise may not be accessible.”

KNIGHTSBRIDGE FURNITURE

“Very good, I always recommend these events to colleagues.”

PORTAKABIN

“This has to be one of the best events I have been to for organised networking. The overall event was first class as the Project Delegates who we came to see were decision makers which makes the event worth attending for all suppliers. The venue, the layout, the food and all those connected with the day made it a pleasure to be there.”

EUROCELL

“The event was a great success and we will be looking at attending more over the coming months.”

LANGLEY DESIGN

“A very useful and interesting blend of face to face meetings and presentations. A very worthwhile 2 days.”

DAVID PHILLIPS

“Good overall event where networking and client meetings form the basis of potential new business for suppliers.”

COLLINSON CONSTRUCTION

“Fantastic forum to connect with specifiers and contacts you might not normally get in front of, combined with the friendliness of the attendees makes this for me the best event we could go to.”

JAYMART

“I very much enjoyed attending the Higher Education Estates Forum 2019 and found that I was able to actively engage with a variety of project delegates working in the HE sector.”

LUC

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