Show Zones


The Business & Finance Zone sits at the heart of the exhibition floor and provides visitors with the opportunity to meet a wide range of suppliers that provide specialist procurement advice, financial management systems, payroll services, insurance and legal advice, accountancy and much more.

With school finances and funding one of the most critical topics and areas of interest across the sector, the Business & Finance Zone will also include a dedicated theatre which will provide visitors with the opportunity to hear from best-practice case studies, key suppliers and education leaders on how to manage their budgets, procure efficiently, generate income and manage their school to ensure improved outcomes for pupils.


The Recruitment & Workforce Zone, sponsored by Randstad, is dedicated to tackling one of the biggest challenges schools have faced over the past few years. This zone provides visitors the chance to meet suppliers that can help overcome these challenges and you will meet like-minded peers facing the same obstacles around staff retention and wellbeing.


EdTech is possibly the most exciting part of education and one of our fastest growing zones within the exhibition, with companies breaking ground with AI and interactive tech like VR and AR. Plus, the zone includes a dedicated theatre with real-life examples of tech being used in schools and advice on how to embed IT across your curriculum, making individual ICT lessons a thing of the past.


The PE, Sports & Healthy Pupils Zone, sponsored by Community Playthings, will provide innovative medical monitoring solutions, nutrition and affordable catering services all the way through to the latest in playground equipment, extra-curricular activities and PE curriculum advice.


With estates being the most visible asset of any school, The Buildings & Estates Zone will provide visitors with a wide range of suppliers that ensure efficient buildings, energy savings and innovative furniture solutions whilst also providing policy updates from the Education & Skills Funding Agency on the Condition Improvement Fund.

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