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.

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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.

Programme

11.00 Welcome
  Tom Bewick, Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies
  Overview of skills policy
  Nick Linford, Editor, FE Week
  Ensuring public confidence in the UK's skills and qualifications system
  Keynote speakers & panel session facilitated by Branwen Jeffreys, BBC Education 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
  Questions to the panel
 12.30 Lunch and exhibition
 13.30 Competing in the global skills race - international models of awarding and assessment - sponsored by VTCTITECLogo 3
  Panel session facilitated by Branwen Jeffreys, BBC Education Editor
  Video from Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education & Skills, OECD
  Panel Session
  Sharon Blyfield, Coca Cola Head of Apprenticeships and HR Business Partner
  Carina Fagan, Chief Academic Officer for VTCT and ITEC
  Rob May, FAB Director
14.00 Day one seminars
15.00 Refreshments
15.30 Day one seminars repeated
16.30 Taking forward a world class industry
  Chair’s address
  Paul Eeles, FAB Chair
  Keynote speech 
  The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills
  Questions chaired by Nick Linford, Editor, FE Week
17.15 FAB AGM (members only)
19.00 FAB Awards and Dinner
08.30 Breakfast fringe sessions
09.30 Setting the scene for day 2
  Tom Bewick, Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies
  EQA/EPAO panel session
  Facilitated by Charlotte Bosworth, FAB Director
  Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director, NOCN Group
  Gary Tovey, Head of Assessment Services, Babcock International
  Paul McCloskey, Senior Product Manager, BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
  Sam Taylor, Head of the Assessor's Guild
  Working with our key strategic partners
  Keynote speakers and panel session facilitated by Sarah Edmonds, FAB Director
  Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief Executive, Institute for Apprenticeships
  David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges
  Eileen Milner, Chief Executive, Education and Skills Funding Agency
  Questions chaired by Sarah Edmonds, FAB Director
11.00 Refreshments
11.30 Day two seminars
12.30 Lunch and exhibition
13.30 Day two seminars repeated
14.30 World class skills and close
  Paul Eeles, Chair, Federation of Awarding Bodies

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