There has Never been a More Critical Time for the Coming Together of Estate Professionals Working in the Education and Healthcare Sectors

University and Healthcare Estates and Innovation Birmingham 24th & 25th Nov

The last 18 months has prevented any large gatherings in particular conferences and exhibitions but for the last year the Ascent Events team has been collaborating closely with our partners, supporters, sponsors, and media partners as there has never been a more critical time for the coming together of estate professionals working in the education and healthcare sectors.

As Anchor institutions in our communities, we must together drive forward and address challenging issues such as, Net Zero, Infection Control, Maintenance, Space Design, BIM, Data, Adaptability, Partnerships and Collaboration in our cities and for our whole environment.

We would like to thank our event partner University of Birmingham and supporting associations IEMA, IWFM and NHS Improvement and NHS England and our main sponsors Tetra Consulting, Clarke Energy and Schneider Electric for all helping us bring together the 5th UHEI conference.

The event has been a resounding success for the last 4 years and has grown and developed in size and includes a well-supported gala dinner. The event continues to go from strength to strength.

This timely and highly relevant conference will address a broad range of topical estates and facilities issues that are relevant for estates professionals from NHS Healthcare Trusts as well as Universities and councils this will provide delegates with an unparalleled insight into those perspectives.

The UHEI event encourages the Estate Directors of the NHS and the Universities to meet, collaborate and to share best-practice and innovations – the conference is also supported by an exhibition featuring leading providers and suppliers to both sectors. The standard of this event is so high primarily due to the calibre of delegates that it attracts (In 2019, the event in Birmingham received over three hundred visitors from over 50 Trusts and 40 Universities).

Ascent events have worked diligently to put together an agenda of topics for discussion that are both relevant and interesting.

The structured programme of presentations and discussions based on a range of topical and timely themes which are integral to the smooth running of both NHS and University Trusts. Each presentation will promote a viewpoint from both sectors and allow for extensive audience participation in Q&A sessions – including a great line up of expert speakers from NHS Trust, Universities and private companies which include the likes of:

University of Birmingham, NHS England and NHS Improvement, Majenta Solutions, Nottingham City Council, ESG, Manchester Metropolitan University, Micad, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, WMA Consultancy, Kew Gardens, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Hysopt, Goldsmith University, Schneider Electric, SmartNE, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, MyMynd, Coventry University, Tetra Consulting, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, Clarke Energy, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust, Nottingham University, Portsmouth University, Breath Energy and lots more.

Topics that are being discussed Day 1

The Intelligent Campus, The Post Pandemic Hospital, The Post Pandemic University, Enhancing the Patient and Student Experience, Space and Adaptability – Reopening the Workplace and Future Safe Systems, Design in a Post Covid World, Partnership Working to Delivery Innovation, Recovering our Mental Health – Getting ahead of Mental Health in our New Work Environment, Providing a Sustainable Efficient & Compliant Flexible 21st Century Estate with SFG20, Procurement’s role in a net Carbon Zero Pathway, How we Built a Nightingale Hospital and NHS Gearing up for Focussed Development and Capital Investment – What can be Learned from the HE Sector.

Topics that are being discussed Day 2

The Green Plan, our Strategy and Reconfirming our Commitment to Delivering a Net Zero Campus, Engaging with our Communities to Shape our 2030 Strategy for Sustainability, Net Zero Generation – Do I really need to turn off my CHP, Our Commitments to NZC – NHS, Our Commitments to NZC – University, Decarbonisation & Net Zero Carbon Thanks for Nothing, Space & Data – The New Currencies, BIM – Digital Building – Rethinking the Operation and uses of Buildings via Digital Models, Infection Control – Design and Operation.

Event Details:

Cranmore Park, Conference Centre, Cranmore Avenue, Shirley Solihull B90 4LE

Day 1

Doors open 8:30am

Conference starts at 09:15

Conference ends at 17:00

Day 2

Doors open 8:30am

Conference starts at 09:15

Conference ends at 17:00

Free for Public Sector visitors 

Free Lunch & refreshments for all visitors

Please see the website for all other official sponsors and the exhibitor list and full programme and links about registering your place.