Healthcare Estates 2016

Healthcare Estates 2016 was held on 4th & 5th October 2016 at Manchester Central Convention Centre.

The event was the most successful to date with over 3,800 attendees to the exhibition, conference (462 delegates and 1768 visitors) and the awards dinner (478). Over 380 attendees were from NHS visitors representing senior estate professionals from many of the leading Trusts.

The Conference theme was: ‘Transforming the Estate Through Collaboration’ and featured 4 streams related to this including: Engineering and Facilities Management; Strategy; Design and Construction; and Governance and Assurance.

The keynote speakers for the conference were Professor Timothy Evans, National Director for Clinical Productivity at the Department of Health; David Powell, Development Director at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital; and David Williams, Director General of Finance at the Department of Health.

Alongside this was the Healthcare Estates Exhibition with 210 exhibitors which was free to attend and also included 5 technical theatres covering: Water and Infection Control; Hospital Engineering; Specification and BIM; Energy and Efficiency; and Mental Health and Dementia.

The IHEEM Awards Dinner was a great success highlighting innovation, alongside the dedication, hard work, creativity, and inspiring ideas of professionals working both within estates and facilities roles, and the associated architectural and construction supply chain. Featured Dr Phil Hammond, an NHS doctor, campaigner, health writer, investigative journalist, broadcaster, speaker and comedian as the After-Dinner Speaker and special guest Dame Esther Rantzen who was there for the dinner charity, ChildLine who celebrate 30 years this year. The awards dinner raised £3002.71 for ChildLine, enabling them to answer around 750 calls from children.

Comments from Visitors, Delegates and Exhibitors:

  • I enjoyed it. There were interesting new developments, new suppliers good to be aware of and good catching up with existing suppliers. Bilfinger PPP Facility Management Ltd
  • Another superb show organised by the supportive and attentive team at Step Exhibitions.  We’d recommend the show as the perfect setting for anyone in the healthcare estates and facilities field to find out what’s new in the industry and to keep abreast of new developments. Professional, friendly and an exemplary learning atmosphere.  Well done to all at Step Exhibitions!  Ruth Parry, Haigh
  • We at Kemper UK & Ireland Ltd would like to thank the guys from Step for another very well organised Healthcare Estates at Manchester Central this year. 
    For us as a Public Health organisation, it was great to talk and to demonstrate our latest technology to the right people. It’s not always about the quantity of people visiting the stand, but the quality. This year was no exception, with a very high quality of consultants, designers, Facility Managers etc. visiting our stand. Thank you to all that took the time to visit us, we look forward to another great exhibition in 2017. Chris Rhodes, Managing Director, Kemper UK & Ireland Ltd
  • Excellent venue, great networking and product sourcing platform. Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust


Healthcare Estates Conference IHEEM President and CEO


Healthcare Estates Awards dinner Healthcare Estates Exhibition






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