East London and Essex Education Conference and Exhibition 2022

Event Dates and Prices

Wednesday 27th April 2022



The excellent facilities of CEME, Rainham, have again this year been chosen for the East London and Essex annual Education Conference and Exhibition.

The event, hosted by HES, is open to all Heads, Senior Leaders and Business Managers and will provide delegates with the opportunity to listen to inspirational keynote speakers in education, to visit the wide range of education supplier stands and to share ideas and network with colleagues.

We are pleased to be welcoming Olympian and motivational speaker, Kriss Akabusi, to the 2022 Conference together with Hope Virgo, Dai Durbridge of Browne Jacobson and others still to be confirmed.      

Delegates wishing to attend should please note that entry is free of charge at this event but that they do need to register for a place using the registration button below.

Companies wishing to take a stand and to be put forward for approval by the host at this event should please contact us as soon as possible.


Delegate Registration


Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME), Marsh Way, Rainham RM13 8EU

Event Speakers

Dai Durbridge - Browne Jacobson LLP

Dai Durbridge - Browne Jacobson LLP

Dai is based in Browne Jacobson’s Manchester office and heads up the firm’s education team in the North West. He advises schools, academies and colleges on frontline education matters, including school admissions and exclusions, parental complaints, disqualification from childcare settings and GDPR. He is also a leading expert on safeguarding in education, chairing and speaking at numerous national conferences and writing articles and providing comment for the sector and national press. From supporting schools with allegations made against staff, peer on peer abuse and student mental health issues, to serious case reviews and Ofsted inspections Dai has been on hand to help schools with the full range of safeguarding challenges.
Hope Virgo

Hope Virgo

Author and Mental Health Speaker. Hope is the Author of Stand Tall Little Girl, and a multi award winning international leading advocate for people with eating disorders. Hope helps young people and employers (including schools, hospitals and businesses) to deal with the rising tide of mental health issues which affect one in four people and costs employers between £33 and £42 billion annually. She has been described by Richard Mitchell, CEO of Sherwood Forest Hospital, as "sharing a very powerful story with a huge impact". Hope is also a recognised media spokesperson, having appeared on various platforms including BBC Newsnight, Victoria Derbyshire, Good Morning Britain, Sky News and BBC News. For four years, Hope managed to keep it hidden, keeping dark secrets from friends and family. But then, on 17th November 2007, Hope's world changed forever. She was admitted to a mental health hospital. Her skin was yellowing, her heart was failing. She was barely recognizable. Forced to leave her family and friends, the hospital became her home. Over the next year, at her lowest ebb, Hope faced the biggest challenge of her life. She had to find the courage to beat her anorexia.
Kriss Akabusi MBE

Kriss Akabusi MBE

Olympian, media personality, motivational speaker and businessman. Kriss rose to fame on the athletics track, having begun his international athletics career in 1983 as a member of the 4 x 400 metre relay squad. He will always be remembered for helping Great Britain clinch gold from the mighty Americans at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. Having amassed three Olympic medals, as well as World, European and Commonwealth titles, Kriss was bestowed with an even greater honour in 1992: an MBE awarded by her Majesty the Queen in recognition of his services to the country through athletics. Kriss is also a qualified life coach, having earned his Masters in existential coaching.
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Event Exhibitors

Altodigital - a Xerox Business Solutions Company
Cleantec Services
Cornerstones Education
Every Project Counts
HBS Group
iRock School of Music
New Era Technology
Playtime by Fawns
RM Resources
Speech and Language Link
Suntrap Forest Centre
Supply Desk
Vision Teaching
Zen Educate
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