The UHEI Conference 2019

The first comprehensive estate and facilities conference post-Brexit

Cranmore Park, Birmingham – 27–28 November 2019

Why should I register to attend?

The fourth annual Universities and Healthcare Estates Innovation Conference (UHEI) is set against a backdrop of change, challenge and uncertainty. This will be the first comprehensive estates and facilities conference to be held post 31 October deadline and our programme promises to include topical commentary on the UK’s approach to Brexit. We will be offering a comprehensive programme of speakers and you will have the opportunity to meet innovative and highly relevant companies at our exhibition.

As we finalise our conference programme, the news is full of our new Prime Minister’s focus on Brexit, Net Zero Carbon UK, SMART/Intelligent Cities, capital investment into the NHS estate and asset base, and a review of student fees. We will be addressing all these issues in detail, discussing the emergent impacts and the immediate challenges they present to estate, maintenance and construction professionals.

UHEI 2019 is the only national conference to bring together senior decision-makers from both the NHS and HE sectors. This year’s conference promises to deliver more content, more delegates and more ways to network at both the conference and at our popular gala dinner, which now caters for over 160 guests.

The speakers

Take a look at just some of our highly regarded expert speakers at the conference this year:

Trevor Payne, University of Birmingham

Fiona Daly, NHS England & NHS Improvement

Kathryn Dapre, NHS National Services Scotland

Ian Greggor, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Katie Greenhalgh, Nottingham Council

Tim Golding, Tesco

Helena Tinker, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Evangelia Chrysikou, University College London

Claire Igoe, Manchester Uni Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Peter Birch, University of Liverpool

Andrew Smart, Mitie

Stewart Crowe Health, University
of Liverpool Alexandra Hammond,
director, ETL

Ian Strangward, Architectural Wallsz

Lisa Hofen, University of Oxford

Ian Stenton, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen Uni Hospital

Craig Wooton, University of Sheffield

Claire Hennessy, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Matt Morse, Legionella Control Association

Peter Harris, Micad

Our highly relevant conference themes

The intelligent campus

The Brexit challenges for estates & facilities

Innovative approaches to wayfinding and digital mapping

Patient/student experience




Asset centric management

Data/information analytics

Our pedigree

The Universities and Healthcare Estates and Innovation Conference 2019 is now in its fourth year and continues to grow year-on-year. UHEI November 2018 was the largest gathering of NHS and university facilities and estates directors and senior managers ever, with over 500 delegates visiting the conference over the two days. At the conference, they had the chance to listen to the impressive lineup of keynote speakers and see a huge array of innovative products and services in the exhibition space provided by over 40 leading suppliers.

Put simply, the similarities and parallels between the higher education and healthcare estates are striking: both sectors manage large, complex and demanding sites; both sectors manage compliance, deliver projects and control diverse property portfolios.

We tackle many of the same issues, use many of the same suppliers and procure, construct and maintain at scale. The University and Healthcare Estates and Innovation Conference is a must-attend event, giving you a unique opportunity to meet and hear from sector experts and to network and share solutions and experiences.

Universities and hospitals are major employers in many towns and cities in the UK – often neighbours procuring goods and services from the same suppliers and advisers locally and nationally – yet collaboration and networking between sectors is very limited. Joined-up procurement and economies of scale opportunities have huge potential. This conference will get key stakeholders together in the same room and facilitate the opportunity to highlight individual and shared perspectives and themes from both sectors on a range of common but important topics in order to set the scene for a productive and ongoing shared approach to service delivery and estates management strategy.

We are experiencing high demand for this conference, so to secure your place: email us at or register online at or call us on 01892 530027.

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