9 December 2015

emfec has announced the first confirmed speakers for its Annual Conference taking place on 8 February 2016 in Nottingham.

We are delighted to be joined by Baroness Sharp of Guildford. Baroness Sharp is a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords and well-known champion of further education in Parliament. She is Vice Chair of the all-party parliamentary Skills and Employment Group and a long term member of the all-party Skills Commission.

The conference will also host a conversation with Nic Dakin MP, the Shadow Schools Minister and MP for Scunthorpe. Prior to his election to Parliament, Dakin was Principal of the award-winning John Leggott College.

Other speakers include Stewart Segal, Chief Executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) and Gill Clipson, Deputy Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges (AoC). See the full line-up.

The conference will also include workshops with Policy Connect, who will explore ways we can be innovative across the sector, and the National Union of Students (NUS) who will focus on how we can engage students and Apprenticeship ambassadors in policy making.

We are also pleased to be joined by a number of sponsors and exhibitors, including AELP, The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and rg+p.

There are a limited number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities still available. To express your interest please email aimeeb@emfec.co.uk.

emfec is offering 15% on all delegate bookings made before the end of December. Please visit the event page to take advantage of this offer. Discount will be applied upon booking.