The 2011 agenda
9.00 Registration and continental breakfast
9.20 Introduction and welcome
Harry Hyman, Publisher, Investor Publishing
Mark Jeynes, Partner, Parthenon Group
9.30 Ministerial interview – Rt Hon David Willetts MP
The policy climate: Opportunities and challenges for providers and investors
Jonn Elledge, Editor, EducationInvestor (Q & A)
10.00 The Business of Education: The role of the business community in transforming and fulfilling the potential of UK Education
Panellists: Mark Jeynes, Partner, Parthenon Group
James Fothergill, Head of Education and Skills, CBI,
Professor Sir Drummond Bone, Chairman i-Graduate and advisor to Laureate International Universities
We explore how education institutions are seeking more innovative approaches to maintain and grow their provision and examine the emergence of a greater diversity of learning models supported by the business sector.
10.55 Refreshments (exhibition area)
11.15 Investment in the future: Financing and delivering key projects in schools, further education and higher education
- Meeting the challenge of a demand-led education market
- The role of business – Effective collaborations in further and higher education
- The growth of internationalism and global franchising
- Academies – what next?
Panellists: Tim Byles, Chief Executive, Partnerships for Schools
Paul Clark, Director of Policy, Universities UK
Nicholas Barr, Professor of Economics, LSE
This section identifies the current and most comprehensive financing routes in education, encompassing school finance and the tertiary sector. This forum predicts future educational finance trends and the broader political, economic and social issues that education administrators, practitioners and business managers need to understand.
12.00 New directions in procurement
- Ensuring wider and fairer student access in tertiary education – at what cost?
- The school estate; the role of private investment and parent power in securing improvement
- How would the ‘free schools’ model be financed and are the programme time-frames achievable?
- The future of university funding
This section explores new and evolving opportunities in the procurement and provision of education spaces and skills provision. Expert speakers examine how procurement legislation can be used to promote better outcomes, and provide a balanced understanding of the inherent risks and opportunities in these diverse procurement models.
Panellists: Ray Barker, Director, BESA
Sir Bruce Liddington, General Director, E-Act
Jack Salter, Commercial Policy, Department for Education
12.45 Lunch (exhibition area)
2.15 The future of the education estate
- The role of e-procurement
- How will procurement evolve?
- Facilitating improved procurement in FE and HE institutions
A modern and effective estate is crucial to successful education delivery. This section examines new directions in planning and financing and how to work in partnership to deliver more productive and sustainable buildings and learning spaces for the future.
Panellists: Derry Caleb, Chairman, AUDE
Sebastian James, Group Operations Director, Dixons
Dr Alexi Marmot, Director, AMA, and Professor, University College London
3.15 Refreshments (exhibition area)
3.45 The future role of technology
- Maximise investment opportunities: how to release greater value from the estate
- Student accommodation as a strategic investment
- How the education and construction sectors can work more effectively with local authorities, education trusts, parents, and charitable trusts
- The role of local partnerships in school refurbishment schemes: improving performance in poor socio-economic regions
- The outcome of a successful school refurbishment – looking at the wider community implications
As the demand for efficiencies intensifies, so the speed of innovation increases. From software to hardware to cloud, the critical relationship between technology companies and schools, colleges, universities and further education providers will need to both strengthen and deliver. The role of e-learning is just one area that will grow substantially in the next decade. In the changing knowledge economy e-learning will boost competitiveness and productivity. This section examines how better ICT/e-learning planning and provision can be integrated within an institutions overall expenditure and the results it can achieve.
Panellists: Danny Arati, Education Manager Europe, Intel
Rachel Ager, Chair, Management Board, NAACE
Jill Attewell, Technology for Learning Manager, LSN
4.45 Event summary and closing remarks
- The future of e-learning
- New developments, risks and opportunities
- Securing greater efficiencies in education
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