Agenda

Registration & Exhibition Opens

  • 09:00 - 09:30
  • Auditorium

Nexus Media Group: Welcoming Address

  • 09:30 - 09:40
  • Auditorium

Keynote: Setting the scene – investing in education in a post-pandemic world

  • 09:45 - 10:15
  • Auditorium
  • Recent education deal trends
  • Structural changes on the sector post-COVID
  • Implications of a high inflationary environment on the sector

Keynote: UK Economy – between a rock and hard place?

  • 10:15 - 10:45
  • Auditorium
  • Explore the outlook for the UK and what that means for your sector
  • Provide insight into economic growth, inflation and the labour market
  • Address predictions of how high interest rates are likely to go

10:45

11:00

11:15

11:30

11:45

12:00

12:15

12:30

12:45

13:00

13:15

13:30

13:45

14:00

14:15

14:30

14:45

15:00

15:15

15:30

15:45

16:00

16:15

16:30

EducationInvestor

Presentation

Insight into market trends and what can be expected in the coming years

  • 10:45 – 11:15
  • Auditorium
  • Evaluation of the trends in recent years
  • New market opportunities
  • Future proofing and what will the market look like in 20 years
Presentation

Global opportunities: The future of pathways businesses

  • 11:15 – 11:45
  • Auditorium
  • The changing nature of international student demand
  • Proven new domestic and international models
  • The rising demand for online and hybrid learning
Presentation

Funding impact of economic increases and forecasting

  • 11:45 – 12:15
  • Auditorium
  • Directly addressing prices increases
  • Avoiding passing the cost on to the customer
Panel Discussion

Investor models that deliver value in the Education Sector

  • 12:15 – 13:15
  • Auditorium
  • Explore different models and approaches in the industry
  • Where are the next opportunities
  • Provider recovery and changes the pandemic brought to the operating model
Presentation

Increasing presence of private equity funds in the education sector, flourishing of PE-backed platforms, aggregation and consolidation across the sector

  • 13:15 – 13:45
  • Auditorium
  • Venture Capital rounds
Presentation

International best practice: Growing your business through acquisitions

  • 13:45 – 14:15
  • Auditorium
  • Alternative approaches to securing investment
  • Navigating different requirements for different regions
Interview

Investing in diversity

  • 14:15 – 14:45
  • Auditorium
Presentation

Current M&A trends and themes

  • 14:45 – 15:45
  • Auditorium
  • Main deals across the market
  • Possible deals/exits in focus
  • Internal and external reasons for increases/decreases the valuation

Early Years

Panel Discussion

Early Years business trends

  • 10:45 – 11:15
  • Room A
  • The Early Years business landscape
  • Emerging ways of working
  • Making an informed impact
Interview

How a Child Centred Approach is good for business

  • 11:15 – 11:45
  • Room A
  • Children are your best advert – happy, thriving children will increase demand
  • Better home-setting collaboration – less time dealing with difficult parents
  • More satisfied staff – less turnover
Panel Discussion

What changes are ahead and what this means for Early Years Education.

  • 11:45 – 12:30
  • Room A
  • Changes ratios and what this means for the industry
  • Lobbying efforts of early years support organisations
  • Latest DfE guidance
  • Navigating through the regulations and where it has been falling short for early years providers.
Presentation

Lending landscape for Early Years Education

  • 12:30 – 13:00
  • Room A
  • How banks reassess terms and lending criteria to mitigate risk.
  • Calculating realistic projections for the future.
  • Support to find the right lender for your financial plans.
Presentation

Early Years nutrition and optimising your nursery food offering

  • 13:00 – 13:30
  • Room A
  • The importance of good nursery nutrition
  • Food safety: managing allergies, special diets, choking hazards
  • Efficiency: cutting wastage and working to budget
Presentation

Considerations for new build and expansion

  • 13:30 – 14:00
  • Room A
  • Modular vs traditional construction
  • The journey to Net-Zero buildings
  • How biophilic design improves outcomes and well being
Presentation

Property Management

  • 15:15 – 15:45
  • Room A
  • Investor interest and sustainability
  • How to go about an extension
  • How to raise capital
Presentation

Consolidation of businesses within the sector

  • 15:15 – 16:00
  • Gallery Atrium
  • Strategy after acquiring a new setting and staff.
  • Evaluating whether to keep a brand or merging completely

K-12

Presentation

Operational trends within K-12

  • 11:15 – 11:45
  • Gallery Atrium
Presentation

Preparing for inspection and what does outstanding look like

  • 11:45 – 12:15
  • Gallery Atrium
  • Achieving and understanding the ratings process
  • Preparing for inspection
  • Process for objecting ratings
Presentation

Female leaders in independent school management

  • 12:15 – 13:00
  • Gallery Atrium
  • Exploring the benefits of a diverse leadership team
  • What are the main challenges faced by independent schools at the moment?
  • Is public perception changing?
Case Study

International best practice case study in K12

  • 13:15 – 13:45
  • Gallery Atrium
Presentation

Techniques for expanding Client base (sales and marketing strategies)

  • 13:45 – 14:15
  • Gallery Atrium
Presentation

Masterplanning: how to develop schools creatively, sustainably and efficiently for current and future needs

  • 14:15 – 14:45
  • Room A
  • Establishing the brief to review, rethink and preprogramme the school setting
  • How a school can be adapted and improved in a phase as coherent manner
  • Identify where you can make existing buildings work harder, better and more efficiently
Presentation

Building your brand to attract new business

  • 14:15 – 15:15
  • Gallery Atrium
  • Creating a clear message and recognisable brand
Presentation

Addressing changes in pricing and valuations

  • 15:45 – 16:15
  • Gallery Atrium
  • How covid and inflation is impacting pricing and valuations
  • Evaluating price sensitivity Vs value delivered
  • Insight into market, income and cost approaches to valuations

FE/HE

Presentation

Operational trends within Further and High Education

  • 10:45 – 11:15
  • Rooms F & G
  • Evaluation of the trends in recent years
  • What will be required for the coming years
  • Addressing the move to vocational education
Panel Discussion

Upskilling and Reskilling

  • 11:15 – 12:15
  • Rooms F & G
  • Panellists will bring examples for where this has been done in their organisation
  • How to get staff buy-in in a changing market
  • Analyse different approaches to ensure cost efficiency
Presentation

Insight into investment trends within specialist care

  • 12:15 – 12:45
  • Rooms F & G
  • How are expectations changing
  • Are students meeting modern requirements
  • What is needed from early years and K-12 to meet HE standards
Panel Discussion

Impact Investing in Education

  • 12:45 – 13:15
  • Rooms F & G
  • Benefits of influencing social change
  • What securing the funding gap means for FE and HE
  • How impact investing increases chances of profitability and growth
Case Study

How to grow internationally and utilise a more connected world

  • 13:15 – 13:45
  • Rooms F & G
Presentation

Achieving International Growth

  • 13:45 – 14:15
  • Rooms F & G
  • How to attract pupils (and parents) to international education
  • How to access and international talent pool
  • Establishing new revenue streams
Presentation

Accessibility V’s Quality in Education

  • 14:15 – 15:15
  • Rooms F & G
  • How to create a model that works for economic variations
  • How to build a platform that works across Geographies
  • How to maintain standards and expectations
Roundtable

Successfully Securing Investment for Female founders:

  • 15:15 – 16:15
  • Rooms F & G

(BWIE) what investors look like, what your deck should look like and top tips to pitching for:

  • Early Years M&A Landscape (NMT)
  • Wellbeing (Staff)
  • Wellbeing (Students)

Innovation

Keynote

You can’t be what you can’t see: 8billionideas leading the way to leadership and management

  • 10:45 – 11:15
  • Rooms E & D
Panel Discussion

Equality, diversity and inclusion – What is holding us back and why are we still talking about this?

  • 11:15 – 12:15
  • Rooms E & D
  • What steps can we take today to influence change?
  • Ideas for policy and processes that can create a move inclusive environment
Presentation

Data and Cyber protection

  • 13:45 – 14:15
  • Rooms E & D
  • Cyber threat landscape and challenges for the Independent school sector.
  • Advice for implementing a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity.
  • practice for protecting remote students & staff for remote working and learning.
Panel Discussion

Digital transformation: Have business models fundamentally changed? (BWIE)

  • 14:15 – 15:15
  • Rooms E & D
Presentation

Raising investments in the ed tech space: how to collect funding from VCs to fuel expansion and how to successfully scale up an ed tech startup

  • 15:15 – 15:45
  • Rooms E & D
Presentation

E-learning for the future and not just now

  • 15:45 – 16:15
  • Rooms E & D
  • How Covid accelerated the demand for e-learning but to what extend will be it used in the future?
  • Implementing hybrid learning for a flexible and future-proof environment

Networking & Exhibition

Spotlight

Sponsor Spotlight

  • 10:45 – 11:45
  • Gallery Atrium
  • 10:45-11:00 – Session 1
  • 11:05-11:20 – Session 2
  • 11:25-11:40 – Session 3
Networking

Networking Zone

  • 11:45 – 13:15
  • Gallery Atrium
Spotlight

Sponsor Spotlight

  • 13:15 – 14:15
  • Gallery Atrium
  • 13:15-13:30 – Session 4
  • 13:35-13:50 – Session 5
  • 13:55-14:10 – Session 6
Networking

Networking Zone

  • 14:15 – 15:15
  • Gallery Atrium

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