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AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition 2017

AoC’s Annual Conference and Exhibition is the must-attend further education event of the year. Our exceptional programme features distinguished speakers from education, government and business environments coming together to analyse and advise on all the key topics within the sector.

The theme for 2017 is Colleges Mean Business.  Despite the challenges and changes over recent years, colleges are dedicated to succeeding and progressing.  They are at the heart of the local community and the national economy.


Whether you are an experienced further education professional, new to the industry, or interested in learning about the sector, the extensive opportunities for debate, discussion and networking makes AoC’s Annual Conference and Exhibition a perfect platform for attendees to discover more.

After listening to your feedback from the 2016 conference, we’re delighted to announce that this year’s conference will be held over two days with the same great content.

Conference Chair

We’re delighted to announce that Steph McGovern will be the Chair once again this year. Steph has been a great advocate for colleges and received great feedback from her exceptional performance as Chair at last year’s conference.

For over a decade Steph McGovern has reported on business and finance from around the world. She is an established part of the BBC Breakfast team and has presented on 5Live, Radio 4 and on Radio 2. Steph’s Breakfast duties include meeting those on Britain’s business frontline. Speaking to factory workers and FTSE CEOs, Steph’s mission is to uncover and explain what’s going on in the real economy.

Dates and times

Tuesday 14 November

Exhibition and registration open – 09:00

Conference opens – 10:00

Conference closes – 17:30

The AoC Awards Evening – 19:15

Wednesday 15 November

Exhibition and registration open – 08:00

Conference opens – 09:00

Conference closes – 17:30

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If you have any questions regarding this event, please call the conference helpline on 0207 034 9934 or email