East London and Essex Education Conference and Exhibition 2024

Event Dates and Prices

Thursday 1st February 2024



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.

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

Day 2 - Dan Fitzpatrick

Day 2 - Dan Fitzpatrick

The author of the acclaimed book, The AI Classroom: The Ultimate Guide to Artificial Intelligence in Education, Dan imparts invaluable insights and strategies for harnessing AI in education. His work in the industry earned him the esteemed accolade of Tech Champion Award at the Digital Industry Dynamite Awards. Dan is a prominent contributor in the media on all things AI and education, having recently been featured in Time Magazine and on CNN, Good Morning Britain, BBC Radio 4 and ITV News. His former roles include serving as Director for Digital Strategy at Education Partnership North East, and as a senior leader at a secondary school. Presently, he assumes the role of founder of The AI Educator and Director at Thirdbox.org With an impressive educational background, Dan holds an M.A. from Durham University, a PGCE from UCL, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Design Thinking & Innovation from MIT. This robust foundation in academia has endowed him with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the ever-evolving world of AI and education. In 2023 alone, Dan has trained approximately 15,000 educators worldwide, guiding them in the integration of AI into education. Additionally, he has partnered with hundreds of small business leaders and marketing professionals, such as those from Welsh Water and Cleanspec, to enhance their practices using artificial intelligence. Dan Fitzpatrick's unwavering commitment to the advancement of AI in education and his passion for fostering innovation in the field render him a highly sought-after expert, strategist, and thought leader. Dan's extensive knowledge and hands-on experience continue to inspire educators, professionals, and organisations worldwide as they grapple with the challenges and prospects presented by the AI revolution.
Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts

Paul is an experienced Customer Solutions Lead with ACAS and is adapt at working with customers to gain a strong familiarity of their people needs, and diagnosing how ACAS services can be tailored to best support their goals and requirements and to guide them through challenges that may arise. Paul has worked across industries in both the Private and Public sector as well as all sizes of organisations. After several years working as a Conciliation Officer for ACAS on resolving Employment Tribunal claims Paul worked on Collective disputes and providing training for Companies on good employment practice. Paul now assists Customers in providing advice and guidance on a range of areas including Line Management Training, Disciplinary and Grievance, Managing Absence, Behaviours at Work, Equality and Diversity. He also is responsible for the delivery of training to Managers and staff on a range of workplace issues including the above topics plus a number of other areas that the business community require.
Samantha Garner

Samantha Garner

Mental Health and Inclusion Consultant, Founder Balanced People Ltd Sam is a renowned speaker, trainer and author specialising in Mental Health and Inclusion. She has worked in the education sector as a SENCo and the corporate sector in a variety or roles. She is a qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Counsellor and Master Mindset Coach. Sam has also founded a company, Balanced People Ltd, providing mental wellbeing and support to individuals and companies. She is in high demand to speak at conferences and events and provides in-house training for schools and companies, nationally and internationally. Lauded for her humour and ‘telling it like it is’ approach to mental health, Sam has had her book Mental Health in Education published by Routledge, and regularly writes for several publications with more books in the pipeline for publication.
Simon Weston CBE

Simon Weston CBE

When the RFA Sir Galahad was destroyed in the Bluff Cove Air Attack during the Falklands War, in 1982, on board was Simon Weston, Welsh Guardsman. Simon was severely injured, sustaining serious burns to 46% of his body. He has become well-known across the United Kingdom and abroad for his struggle to overcome his injuries and redefine his role in life, and his message is one of achievement, of triumph in the face of adversity, and of seizing the moment and succeeding. Following his injuries, Simon's road to physical, spiritual and mental recovery saw him active in a number of highly successful ventures and his charitable work earned him an OBE in the 1992 Queen's Birthday Honours. Since then he has received numerous awards, including the CBE in 2016 for his charitable work, presented reports for television, written a number of books, been the subject of many documentaries and is a successful businessman, Patron of several organisations, an Ambassador for Changing Faces and an inspiring motivational speaker.
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Event Exhibitors

Active SEN
Community Playthings
Compass Education
Every By IRIS
HBS Group
Playtime by Fawns
Schools Mutual
Speech and Language Link
Supply Desk
The Comms Guys
Wall Art (by Promote Your School)
Zen Educate
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