Returning this year to Manchester Central on 18-19 October for its 10th anniversary, Education Estates® is the annual gathering of the education community in partnership with the Department for Education.

Celebrating 10 Years of Education Estates®
The event will be celebrating 10 years of the show in style at the dazzling Central Hall at Manchester Central. All shows have taken place at Manchester Central, with the continued success of the event allowing it to grow into filling the Central Hall, where the show will be located for the fourth consecutive visit.
A truly unique event, Education Estates® showcases the best the sector has to offer by bringing together manufacturers, distributors, and service providers to engage with senior education professionals who are focused on planning, designing, funding, construction and managing the UK’s learning spaces.
By bringing together over 2,000 delegates under one roof, the Exhibition has created the perfect platform to enable meaningful networking opportunities for people within the education sector.
A key aspect of creating an environment that enables exhibitors to gain knowledge and improve their network, is providing an engaging and insightful conference programme that is relevant to the education estates sector throughout the event.


The Conference is showcased superbly over 5 different sponsored stages.
Main Stage
Construction & Delivery Stage
Design Stage
Estates & Facilities Management Stage
Sustainability Stage

These stages will host over 120 speakers and more than 60 presentations across 30 diverse sessions covering a range of themes that are relevant to the past, present, and future of Estates in the education sector. Encompassing areas of zero carbon and inclusive learning to international design and digital modelling, this year’s conference is informative, inspiring and a reflection of all that is going on in the sector.

Awards Dinner
The sold-out Awards Dinner is a prestigious night where the education sector gets together to celebrate excellence & achievement in the industry. Categories recognise consultants, contractors, architects, clients, projects as well as innovation and sustainability. It is an uplifting evening, with this year’s entertainment provided by comedian Ed Byrne!

EduFest: The hugely popular EduFest Drinks brings together all Delegates, Visitors, Exhibitors and Speakers in a social environment in the central catering area of Manchester Central.

Plus, new networking opportunities for 2022:

The show is environmentally conscious and hopes to reflect the industry it represents by becoming a net zero event organiser. This year they have partnered with environmental organisation Ecologi and pledged to plant a tree for every attendee at this year’s event to help offset their carbon footprint.
The event is always a reflection of the individuals in attendance, so we spoke to a diverse set of delegates to gather their experiences of the show.
‘This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into what is happening across education.’ Ann Allen, Executive Director Campus Innovation and Development, University of Leeds
‘The Education Estates® conference is my favourite of all such events. I have attended year on year, and it just gets better. It acts as a lightning rod for what it is current and this what is likely to follow.’ Tim Warnerford, Academy funding consultant, Warneford Consulting
‘It is genuinely the leading event in the sector – always well attended and supported from both private and public sectors and a forum where ideas, innovation and insight can be shared in a supportive and friendly environment.’ Mark Dolling, Business Development Director (Local Government & Education), Mitie.

Education Estates® is free to register for all employees in the education sector. For more information visit:

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