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Sharing knowledge and experience and socialising with colleagues both from within the association and in the wider healthcare sector is a significant advantage of membership, and we are now looking forward to the most important networking date in the HefmA calendar.
The 2014 HefmA National Conference & Exhibition took place from 14th-16th May, building on the success of last year’s event with its contemporary theme of Hands Across the Water to signify the increasing incidence of partnership working, and lineup of inspirational speakers chosen in part with this international theme in mind.
This year, in addition to keynote speakers including Will Whitehorn, the man behind the Virgin Galactic commercial space programme, and renowned journalist and broadcaster Kate Adie, delegates enjoyed wide ranging presentations both on the main stage and in breakout sessions covering innovative service transformation projects, as well as subjects dear to all our hearts such as sustainability in the NHS, improving the patient experience and best practice.
Being able to celebrate members’ achievements in the annual awards ceremony was, as ever, another highlight of the event and the quality of this year’s nominations was outstanding. And with more exhibitors and bigger stands than ever before, the entire Brighton experience was proof, if any were needed, that the association continues to go from strength to strength.
There can be no denying that HefmA is the UK’s leading member association representing Estates and Facilities professionals operating within the NHS to enable that great institution to deliver its services at the highest level.
Next year’s National Conference & Exhibition, which will take place in Blackpool on 14th & 15th May 2015, is eagerly anticipated and, with the conference team already at work on the 2015 programme, full details will be available shortly.
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