Events Programme

75 Years of IHEEM - Celebrate with Us this August

This August marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the IHEEM and to celebrate this key milestone, IHEEM would like to invite you and your colleagues to join in the celebrations at two key events.


All aboard for celebrations in Portsmouth

The first of these is a special anniversary drinks reception on Friday 17 August in the head office city of Portsmouth on board HMS Warrior on the waterfront at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

The evening will celebrate the heritage and innovation of the Institute as IHEEM sets the scene for its next 75 years. There will also be an opportunity to explore the engineering marvel of HMS Warrior, Britain's first iron-hulled armoured battleship which was launched in 1860 and was the pride of Queen Victoria's fleet, and experience life on board.

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, local dignitaries, members of the Institute, key stakeholders from across the sector, specially invited guests and the IHEEM head office team will be attending.

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Regional Conference & Exhibition featuring the IHEEM 75th Anniversary Dinner & Drinks Reception

In July we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the NHS which was founded by Welshman Aneurin Bevan in 1948 who grew up in south Wales, the setting of our second anniversary event this month.

Now in its third year, the IHEEM 2018 Regional Conference and Exhibition, 'IHEEM 2018', has grown and this year will extend over two days featuring a panel of over 20 speakers from across the healthcare estates sector.

The conference and exhibition will be held at the impressive City Hall in the heart of Cardiff and will challenge delegates to consider 'How to Keep the Patient Safe in Your Hospital?'.

IHEEM 2018 takes place the same week as IHEEM celebrates its 75th anniversary, having been founded on 28 August 1943. To mark this special occasion, there will be a black-tie and evening dress formal dinner held on the evening of 30 August at the five-star St David’s Hotel on the waterfront in Cardiff Bay. Find out more >


How you can become involved 

  • Join in the celebrations on board HMS Warrior in Portsmouth for just £30 +VAT per person - partners are welcome. Why not make it into a mini-break and stay over in Portsmouth, the ‘great waterfront city’. Have a look at to discover more about Portsmouth, the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, D-Day Story, Spinnaker Tower, hotels and more.
  • Book your two-day delegate place for the IHEEM 2018 Regional Conference and Exhibition in Cardiff from just £89 +VAT – includes complimentary refreshments, lunch and your IHEEM delegate bag.
  • Celebrate the 75th anniversary at the evening dinner and drinks reception in Cardiff on 30 August for just £95 +VAT.
  • Become and event sponsor

The IHEEM 75th anniversary is not just about us, it’s also about showcasing the members of the Institute and the work being undertaken across the sector. IHEEM company affiliates are invited to support the anniversary by becoming an official sponsor of one or both of these key anniversary events.

Sponsorship packages for the drinks reception onboard HMS Warrior in Portsmouth are £2000 +VAT. To sponsor the anniversary evening dinner and drinks reception in Cardiff on 30 August as the exclusive event sponsors, the package is £3500 +VAT.

For further details on these events or to book your place, contact IHEEM head office on 02392 823186 or email 

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