Winter Business Insight Day & AGM 2024

7 November 2024

We are delighted to announce that our Winter Business Insight Day and Annual General Meeting (AGM) is taking place on Thursday 7 November 2024 at the exciting venue, Church House, Westminster. 


11am - 6:30pm


Church House
Great Smith St
SW1P 3AZ View Map


£110 + VAT & Fees

We are delighted to announce that our Winter Business Insight Day and Annual General Meeting (AGM) is taking place on Thursday 7 November 2024 at the exciting venue, Church House, Westminster. 


This year’s exclusive member event offers a mix of engaging sessions covering the latest topics in education from a range of influential and inspiring guest speakers, and of course the opportunity to join our House of Lords drinks reception to network with fellow members in this iconic venue. 



11.00 - Arrival and refreshments

11.30 - Welcome

Julia Garvey, Acting Director General, BESA.

11.35 - BESA AGM

Simon Hill, Chair, Executive Council, BESA.

12.00 - Opening keynote: Leading into the future - building resilience

Our opening keynote as we explore strategies for building resilience in the education sector. Discover how leadership and innovation can help navigate challenges, ensuring a robust future for schools and suppliers. Prepare to lead into the future with confidence.


12.45 - Lunch

13.45 - Charting the future: Education priorities of the new government

Join us for an insightful keynote by a senior official from the UK Department for Education, discussing the new government's education priorities. Learn about key initiatives and discover how these priorities will shape procurement needs and collaboration opportunities for education suppliers in the coming years.

TBC, Senior Official, Department for Education.

14.15 - Educators in the House - Order, Order, Order...

Join four former teachers-turned-MPs as they discuss their motivations for entering politics and their visions for educational reform. Gain insights into their legislative efforts, challenges faced in effecting change, and how education suppliers can support and influence their work. Discover the intersection of teaching experience and policymaking in shaping the future of education.

TBC, 4 Members of Parliament.

14.45 - Refreshments

15.15 - New UK Government - What the first 100 days can tell us about the next 5 years?

Join us for an enlightening keynote exploring the new UK Government's first 100 days and their implications for the next five years. Gain insights into emerging education policies, priorities, and potential long-term impacts. Understand how these early actions will shape procurement, curriculum design, and opportunities for education suppliers moving forward.

Warwick Mansell, Freelance Education Journalist.

16.00 - Sustainable Schools: Shaping Procurement and Curriculum for a Greener Future

Explore the future of sustainable education in this keynote session, focusing on how schools' green initiatives are transforming procurement and curriculum design. Learn about the latest trends in eco-friendly products, innovative teaching methods, and government policies promoting sustainability. Discover opportunities for suppliers to support schools in their journey toward a greener, more sustainable future.


16.30 - Closing Words

Julia Garvey, Acting Director General, BESA.

17.30 - House of Lords drinks reception


Headline Sponsor

If you're interested in sponsoring opportunities with this or any other BESA event, please contact eventsteam@besa.org.uk.


You can only purchase three tickets per company in this event due to high demand.


BESA will not be offering refunds for this event. It is possible to transfer your ticket to a colleague at any point from the time of booking to 7 working days before the event.


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