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Who and what to see at this year’s Healthcare Estates…

Healthcare Estates is only a matter of days away, with several exciting incentives and plans being made by our exhibitors. Held alongside the IHEEM conference and the annual dinner and awards, Healthcare Estates will take place on 8 and 9 October at Manchester Central, and over the two days the conference programme and exhibition theatres will have something of interest for everyone, whether an Estates and Facilities Director, an apprentice, or any professional level in between; the learning opportunities are many and varied and this year, and with the event hosting the International Federation of Hospital Engineering, experts from all over the world are attending and speaking at the conference..

This year sees several interesting offers and incentives for visitors to the event; our show Director trawled through social media to pick a few of the fun one’s you can find in the show during your visit.

Roth UK @uk_roth are running a Prize draw for attendees to stand win a modular Kayak, visit them on stand B54 to guess the number of safety clips in a jar for a chance of cruising the waterways in your very own Kayak!!

Vanguard @VanguardHS_ will once again have their mobile unit in the show, They  will be showcasing their mobile Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD) unit, book your free tour here: http://ow.ly/nTJ550w6B8L

The Hulley & Kirkwood Team @HulleyKirkwood is looking forward to exhibiting at @HCEstates for the first time! Visit them on STAND F43 they say they have prizes and candy…I’ll certainly be paying them a visit, see you there!

Pennington Choices @PenningtonCh are looking forward to the event and say ‘We’re extremely excited to be exhibiting and speaking at this year’s @HCEstates! We’ll be answering all of your asbestos, fire safety management and compliance questions at stand B5, along with something very eye-catching… now that’s just teasing us but I will pay Stand B5 a visit now!

TroupBywaters+Anders @TroupBywaters will for the 3rd year in a row be sponsoring the #ApprenticeZone at Healthcare Estates @HCEstates @IHEEM Exhibition. To get invaluable advice turn up for a free consultation and a bit of fun with their interactive table… meet the team and a whole host of expert advisors.

Gordon Pringle @Jugtastic67 tells me the HASL stand, B63 are offering all those visiting their stand have the opportunity of being the lucky winner of one of our new Continuous Corrosion Monitors!

STJ Projects tell us they are building a reception desk which will be on the stand at Healthcare Estates and raffled off at the end of the show for one lucky trust. To be in with a chance of winning visit stand C6.

Demo VR-EP at Healthcare Estates 2019. What is VR-EP? Want find out? Visit the Tarkett VR-EP Booth on Stand G55 to book your immersive demonstration.

So just a snapshot of some of the fun and clever incentives companies are promoting this year. The organisers are also joining in, 250 lucky visitors will receive a complimentary thermo travel mug and delicious barista coffee for completing the onsite survey. Authorising Engineer Services are sponsoring this year’s Healthcare Estates event survey. Visit stand H8, fill out your questionnaire and the travel mug + coffee is yours… and I hear IHEEM will have a golf putting competition on their stand E14 so go check out if you are a budding Rory McIlroy!

If you have already registered seek out the interesting and unusual in the show and tweet about it using our #HCEstates and @HCEstates and we will like and retweet your comments…

Registering for the event

If you have yet to register you still can and may even qualify as one of our VIP’s. Registering is easy and takes 2 to 3 minutes ensuring you have a badge ready and waiting for you when you turn up on site.


Are you a VIP?

VIPs are attendees either employed directly by the NHS or private medical provider, members of IHEEM or Architects for Health. VIPs are entitled to free access to the VIP area at Healthcare Estates, sponsored by Wandsworth Healthcare.  The VIP area has refreshments and seating for those important meetings with current and potential suppliers, VIPs are also entitled to free parking while they are at the venue – just get your parking ticket from the NCP car park underneath Manchester Central validated in the VIP area. Registration is very easy with access to the exhibition and exhibition theatres free to all attendees, to register for the all areas, book a delegate place, or a seat at the dinner, please go to Register Now

During your visit to the VIP area why not relax and chat with Wandsworth Healthcare and one of their design specialists over a coffee.

This year Wandsworth are bringing the famous twists and turns of the Isle of Man TT race course to Healthcare Estates 2019.

Clinging to the back of a massively powerful motorcycle will either totally terrify you or thrill you beyond belief.  Either way, doing the real thing is both expensive and incredibly dangerous.

But don’t worry; because our Manx TT motorbike simulator is the next best thing, throwing you round the curves and hurling you along the straights at break-neck speed, without actually risking breaking your neck! You don’t even need to wear a helmet.

If your feeling competitive we have 2 arcade simulators for head to head racing or alternatively come along and see if you can set the best time.

There will be prizes for the quickest lap times!



Exciting plans for Healthcare Estates 2020

While at the show why not pay our Healthcare 2020 team a visit on stand H2 and hear about a host of exciting improvements and new initiatives for next year’s Healthcare Estates which takes place on the 6 & 7 October 2020.

Steve Webb, Director of healthcare Estates said, ‘We have re-modelled the layout of the exhibition and made some radical changes including new areas, new theatres and this year moved the conference to the purpose-built Cobden Rooms at the front of the venue. The location of the conference in another part of the venue has always been a slight issue with exhibitors as delegates had to leave the exhibition in previous years; using the Cobden Rooms and the rooms at the front of the venue allows us to contain what is now the largest Healthcare event in the UK in the main hall of Manchester Central giving delegates, visitors and exhibitors a unique experience over the two days with everything accessible from the hall and main entrance maximising the time visitors and delegates can spend with their colleagues and clients.

Further innovations and improvements are promised over the coming months, with a larger exhibition with 250+ companies, our new dinner venue at The Principal Manchester and allowing shortlisted companies to present in the main theatre on the exhibition floor. Watch out for more announcements on Twitter and the healthcare estates website.