Events > Annual Conference > 2021 Programme


The 2021 programme will be spread across five days and will feature a fantastic line-up of challenging, informative, and entertaining speakers from the estates and facilities world and beyond.

The theme and programme details of the conference is work in progress and will be finalised in the coming weeks. Please keep an eye on this page as it will be updated regularly as new sessions and details are confirmed. 

For now I can let you know that typically the conference days will run from 09:00 - 17:00, some days will have evening socials/events which will go onto 18:00. Each day is split into five timeslots – a plenary first thing in the morning, followed by multiple business sessions before lunch. Then after lunch there will be the second plenary of the day, followed by multiple business sessions and then at 4pm there will be opportunities for informal discussion sessions and director only sessions. Our 4pm sessions are smaller, informal, and moderated discussions that will provide space to discuss the issues raised earlier in the day in more detail, and under Chatham House rules.

While each day will hopefully have ‘something for everyone’, more of the sessions on Thursday and Friday will tackle the most strategic-level issues. On Thursday and Friday the conference will be compered by Simon Fanshawe OBE. The additional morning and  evening social events, included wellness programmes, a quiz and the AUDE Awards. The conference will conclude with a final social on Friday at 4pm.

All sessions will be recorded, and made available for all delegates for repeat watching, or if you weren’t able to make it to the live timeslot.

If you have any questions about the sessions, contact Corinne.  

Speakers include: 

Professor Ivan Robertson, Director, Robertson Cooper Ltd

Linda Hausmanis, CEO, IWFM

Jim Tudor, Founder, Future Index

Thimon de Jong, Founder, WHETSTON

Emma Deraze, Senior Data Scientist, Times Higher Education

Gary Jebb, Director of Place, The University of Edinburgh

Professor John Cole, Independent Consultant  

Dawson Stelfox, Consultant Conservation Architect, Consarc Design Group

Gordon Parker, Managing Director, Coretex International

Simon Burgess, Project Developer, Siemens


Further details about the programme will be available shortly.... 



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