Healthcare Estates

Join us at Manchester Central on 10-11 October 2023 for Healthcare Estates, the annual event for healthcare engineering and estates and facilities professionals.
Registration, and more details about the event including the full Conference Programme and Exhibitor List can be found at:

Healthcare Estates is the flagship event of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering & Estate Management (IHEEM). It is the UK’s largest event for the healthcare engineering and EFM sector and presents attendees with two days of high-value learning, networking, and discovery. As such it is a vital hub for new business development, professional relationship building and personal development for professionals and organisations from across the sector.
Healthcare Estates is one of a range of CPD opportunities provided by IHEEM to its members. The MyIHEEM CPD platform gives members a quick and user-friendly way to record their lifelong learning and evidence compliance with requirements of their professional registrations.
Healthcare Estates is comprised of:
The IHEEM Conference – multi-stream conference featuring 50+ top-name speakers from the public and private healthcare sectors.
The Healthcare Estates Exhibition - the largest trade exhibition of its type in the UK.
The IHEEM Awards (10 October) – Gala dinner featuring the presentation of the prestigious IHEEM Awards in 12 categories recognising outstanding teams, individuals, products and projects.

The IHEEM Conference: the place to hear from leading experts on the key topics impacting the healthcare EFM sector
The Conference programme features over 50 experts and industry leaders, providing insight, opinion and information on the critical subjects affecting the sector.
The Keynote and Conference presentations are organised under five key themes:
Implementing Digital Technology & Innovation into the Healthcare Estate
Keynote Speakers:
Professor Billy Hare, Deputy Director BEAM Research Centre, School of Computing Engineering & Built Environment- Glasgow Caledonian University, and Professor Grant Mills, Professor of Healthcare Infrastructure Delivery and Faculty Lead for Health - Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London.
Governance, Assurance & Compliance of the Healthcare Estate & Infrastructure
Keynote Speakers:
Simon Corben, Director and Head of Profession of NHS Estates and Facilities - NHS England Commercial Directorate; Julie Critchley, Director of NHS Scotland Assure, Procurement Commissioning and Facilities - NHS National Services Scotland; Stuart Douglas, Director (Specialist Estates Services ) - NHS Wales
Health & Social Care Planning
Keynote Speakers:
Natalie Forrest, Senior Responsible Owner - New Hospital Programme; Suzanne MacCormick, Clinical Planner and Global Healthcare Consultant
Medical Engineering & Healthcare Engineering
Keynote Speakers:
Dr Manjula Meda, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor - Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, and Professor Catherine Noakes, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings - University of Leeds.
Operational Delivery of the Healthcare Estate - Fiona Daly, National Deputy Director of Estates - NHS England, Gary Naylor, Managing Director- gbpartnerships manage, and Malcolm Twite, Executive Director Property and Operations - Community Health Partnerships.
These themes will also be addressed by speakers from a range of influential public, commercial and academic organisations, including: NHS England; NHS Property Services; Procure Partnerships Framework; Health and Safety Investigation Branch; New Hospitals Programme; University of Leeds; and University of Cambridge.
Conference delegates can also benefit from specialist content provided by the IHEEM Technical and Advisory Platforms:

  • IHEEM Strategic Estate Management Advisory Platform
  • IHEEM Diversity & Inclusion Working Group
  • IHEEM Electrical Technical Platform
  • IHEEM Fire Safety Technical Platform
  • IHEEM Ventilation Technical Platform
  • IHEEM Decontamination Technical Platform

The Conference will close with an address from the President of the IFHE, Steve Rees, and an appearance and talk from celebrity guest Perry McCarthy, who will share tales from his time as a Formula 1 driver and as the original “Stig” on BBC’s Top Gear. 
The Healthcare Estates Exhibition – the “one stop shop” for EFM buyers and specifiers

The Exhibition is free to attend and is the place for healthcare engineering and EFM professionals of all levels to discover the products and services to help them meet current and future challenges, as well as to take advantage of the free learning opportunities presented by the Exhibitor seminar programme.
Attendees will be greeted by over 200 leading suppliers to the EFM sector, covering every discipline related to designing, building, managing, and maintaining healthcare estates and facilities.
View the most up-to-date exhibitor list here.
Visitor feedback from last year’s event has been acted on and as a result visitors can look forward to having more space for networking, relaxing and eating, plus more break-out space and room to circulate and enjoy everything on offer across the two days.
IHEEM members also benefit from access to the IHEEM Members Lounge, an informal place to relax, take some refreshment, network with other members and find out about the work the Institute is undertaking.  Visitors can also meet the Head Office team at their stand and discuss the many benefits across the wide range of IHEEM membership packages.
The free-of-charge Exhibitor seminar programme delivers information and insights from leading suppliers to the sector, and covers five key areas:

  • HVAC & Engineering
  • Infection Control & Water
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Design & Construction
  • Facilities Management

VIP visitors, speakers and Conference Delegates are invited to enjoy complimentary refreshments in the VIP Area sponsored by Wandsworth Healthcare and HSL Compliance, where they can also benefit from car park validation courtesy of Wandsworth Group, and the opportunity to go head-to-head on a state-of-the-art Scalextric display provide by HSL Compliance.
The Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards – celebrating excellence in the healthcare engineering and EFM sector
The annual Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards will be held on the evening of 10 October at the iconic Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Manchester, and will once again recognise outstanding teams, individuals, products and projects in the healthcare sector.
The Awards are the centrepiece of the annual IHEEM Dinner, a popular evening providing an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues, peers and major names in the healthcare engineering and EFM sector. This year’s guest speaker is Nigel Owens MBE, the most capped referee in world rugby.
Tickets include pre-dinner drinks and a three-course meal with wine. Bookings can be made at:
Awards entries are judged by experts with extensive experience and achievements within the NHS and commercial healthcare sector and cover 12 categories:

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Estates & Facilities Champion of Champions
  • Staff Wellbeing Initiative of the Year
  • Architectural Practice of the Year
  • Consultancy of the Year
  • Estates & Facilities Team of the Year
  • New Build Project of the Year
  • Product Innovation of the Year
  • Refurbishment Project of the Year
  • Sustainable Achievement
  • Healthcare Supplier of the Year
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award

Healthcare Estates is brought to you by IHEEM and Step Exhibitions.

Oct 10 2023 to Oct 11 2023
Manchester Central and The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel

Event Diary

Join us at Manchester Central on 10-11 October 2023 for Healthcare Estates, the annual event for healthcare engineering and estates and facilities professionals.
Registration, and more details about the event including the full Conference Programme and Exhibitor List can be found at: