Programme
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    FAB 2018 Conference, Awards and Exhibition

    Come and be a part of a world-class industry. The most important conference on the future of UK qualifications and assessment in years

    Be more informed and better connected.

  • Hero1

    FAB 2018 Conference, Awards and Exhibition

    Come and be a part of a world-class industry. The most important conference on the future of UK qualifications and assessment in years

    Be more informed and better connected.

Please note that the agenda and timings are subject to change. 

Further speakers will be announced imminently for day 2 and seminar information will be available soon.

11.00 Welcome
  Tom Bewick, Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies
  Chair's address
  Paul Eeles, Chair, Federation of Awarding Bodies
 11.20 Keynote speakers
  Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State (Education)
  Questions chaired by Nick Linford, Editor, FE Week
  Keynote speakers and panel session hosted by Branwen Jeffreys, BBC Editor
  Phil Beach, Executive Director for Vocational and Technical Qualifications, Ofqual
  Philip Blaker, Chief Executive, Qualifications Wales
  Jo Maher, Principal, Boston College
  Aileen Ponton, Chief Executive, Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
12.45 Lunch and exhibition
13.45 Competing in the global skills race - international models of awarding and assessment - sponsored by VTCTITECLogo 3
  Hosted by Branwen Jeffreys, BBC Editor
  Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education, OECD
  Sharon Blyfield, Coca Cola Head of Apprenticeships and HR Business Partner
  Carina Fagan, Chief Academic Officer for VTCT and ITEC 
  Rob May, Chief Executive, ABE Qualifications and FAB Director
14.15 Day One Seminars
15.15 Refreshment break and exhibition
15.45 Day One Seminars Repeated
16.45 Keynote speakers
  Jennifer Coupland, Director, Technical Education, DfE
  Tom Bewick, Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies
17.10 FAB Annual General Meeting
19.00 FAB Dinner and Awards
08.30 Breakfast fringe sessions
09.30 Opening remarks and reflection on day one
  Tom Bewick, Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies
09.35 Keynote speaker
  Gordon Marsden MP (invited)
  Questions chaired by Tom Bewick, Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies
 09.55  Keynote speakers and panel session 
  Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief Executive, Institute for Apprenticeships
  David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges
  Eileen Milner, Chief Executive, Education and Skills Funding Agency
11.00 Refreshments
11.30 Day Two Seminars
12.30 Lunch and exhibition
13.30 Day Two Seminars Repeated
14.30 Close of conference
  Tom Bewick, Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies