Annually attendees from across the UK come to Education Estates®. This year is the 10th edition of the event and will feature a comprehensive networking programme aimed at bringing together clients, educational professionals, architects, contractors, consultants and the wider supply chain for two days under one roof.

We have made it easier for you to meet and connect with your peers including an enhanced event app. Don't miss out on these unique opportunities to join your peers and make new connections.


Join your peers at the hugely popular EduFest Drinks Reception. EduFest brings together all delegates, visitors, exhibitors and speakers in a social environment in the central catering area.

Complimentary drinks are provided from 17:00 to 18:00 on Day 1 of the event.

EduFest sponsored by:




Pre-Event Party

All our ambassadors, exhibitors, sponsors, delegates and speakers are invited to join us at the complimentary Education Estates® Pre-Event Party. 

This will take place Monday 17 October 2022, 18:30-20:00 to celebrate the 10th edition of the event at Manchester Central.


Post-Event Party

All attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers are invited to join us at the Education Estates® Post-Event Party. Our MD & Founder James Lee will put £500 behind the bar to get the party started!

This will take place Wednesday 19 October 2022, 16:45 onwards to celebrate the 10th edition of the event at Albert Schloss, 27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR (a few minutes walk from Manchester Central).

Albert Schloss post event party

New for 2022



Open to delegates, speakers and chairs to attend before the event official opens for its 10th edition at 09:00.

Timing: Tuesday 18 October 08:00-09:00 | Manchester Central

EduBreakfast sponsored by:

Sir Robert McAlpine



Take 15 minutes to chat and network with your peers and enjoy a barista made coffee.

A complimentary coffee or tea will be provided to all delegates and speakers arriving before 10:00 each morning.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the EduCafe CLICK HERE for more information.



Take 20-30 minutes to chat and network with your peers and enjoy a drink.

Before 12:00 each day stop by the bar for a smoothie, fruit juice or some water. From 12:00 the bar will be open for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks until the close of the event each day (normal UK licensing rules apply).

EduFest sponsored by:

Camfil | FM North | Jangro | Steroplast Healthcare | Wow Now Hire



Network with peers, catch-up on emails or a chance to rest your feet!

Available to use exclusively for attendees directly employed in schools, colleges, universities, government and local authorities – including governors and independent schools.

Complimentary water, seating and workstations provided (including power sockets).



EduHour takes place at the EduBar on Day 2. Take the opportunity to chat and network with your peers and enjoy a drink.

Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided to all attendees from 13:00 to 14:00 on Day 2.

EduHour sponsored by:

FM North & Members

EduNetworker Trail

EduNetworker Trail

Open to all public sector attendees from schools, MAT’s, colleges, universities or local authorities. To enter into the competition to win the £1,000 prize and also the social media recognition of being the Education Estates® 2022 EduNetworker, qualifying attendees will need to have visited at least 10 exhibitor+ stands over the course of the day or day(s) as well as having attended at least 1 of the above networking opportunities.

The £1,000 prize for the winning school, MAT, college, university or local authority will help their organisations journey to Net-Zero!



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