Events > Annual Conference > 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. 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 workshops that will provide space to discuss topical issues. 

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 , live cook along and the AUDE Awards. 

All sessions will be recorded, so don't worry if you see two sessions you want to attend which are on the same time. The recording of the webinars will be made available the next day 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

Professor Andy Westwood, Professor of Government Practice and Vice Dean for Social Responsibility, University of Manchester

Julie Hickton, Head of Executive Coaching and Development, Natures Coaching 

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


For further details about the conference and what you can expect, please click on the individual day menu tabs above to see the programme for the 5 days of our conference. 





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