Regional Conferences 2018

Each of the regional conferences are planned to allow for a small exhibition to run alongside the one-day event. The number of stands available at each conference varies dependent on the selected venue.

ISBL Approved Partners are given priority booking at all regional conference events .


2019 DATES

London - 6 February 2019

Manchester - 7 March 2019

North Wales - 9 April 2019

Bristol - 2 May 2019

York - 22 May 2019

Cardiff - 5 June 2019

Watford - 13 June 2019

Northampton - 11 July 2019

Exhibition space at all the regional conferences is offered, as a priority, to our approved partners ahead of us sharing the opportunity with other organisations. If you would like to be notified when the events become available to book and added to our waiting list.  Please email

Information about the exhibiting opportunities:

 There are 25 stands – 2m x 1m space only exhibition stands, which include a table and 2 chairs in London

 There are approximately 15 stands – 2m x 1m only exhibition stands, which include a table and 2 chairs at the remaining conferences.

 Delegates will be able to visit the stands during registration, coffee/tea breaks and lunch.  The fee is £930 + vat for London where we would expect in excess of 100 delegates and £810 + vat for those outside of London where we expect around 60 delegates.

 All of the delegates that attend the events are school business professionals and the majority are either the decision makers or influence the procurement process.

There are a number of exhibiting opportunities that exist each year across both the regional conferences and annual national conference. Further details relating to each of these are detailed below.

National Conference 2018

The conference is being held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1PP on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November 2018.  

Around 350 delegates are expected to attend the event, which will be inaugural event as ISBL. The delegates are predominantly school business professionals, who will be served refreshments and lunch in the exhibition area allowing plenty of opportunity for exhibitors to promote their products and services. 


This year there will be 13 4m x 2m premium stands in prime locations and 81 3m x 2m stands with fees as follows:-

  • Premium Exhibition Stand - 4m x 2m in a prime location - SOLD OUT

  • Standard Exhibition Stand - 3m x 2m - SOLD OUT


The fees include:-

  • Space only stand including a trestle table, table cloth, 2 chairs and a 3 amp power point socket.

  • Delegate list with full postal addresses (which is issued at the event and not in advance)

  • Refreshments and lunch on both days for up to two stand representatives

  • 100 word entry with company logo in the exhibitor guide


Please note that stand sharing is not permitted.


Click here to view a plan of the exhibition area. 

If you wish to request an exhibition stand in a particular area please enter the numbers of the requested stands in the special requirements box. 
Stands will be confirmed once payment is received.  







Additional Options available:-

  • Insert in Delegate Conference pack - £250 + vat  (only 10 available)

  • Gala Dinner - £99 + vat pp

  • Entry into the Exhibitor Competition - £50  + vat A maximum of 25 exhibitors will be  on a competition entry form which will be included in all delegate packs.  Delegates will be required to get a stamp from a representative of each exhibitor on the form for entry to win High Street Voucher prizes


Sponsorship Opportunities*:-

Headline Conference Sponsor                      Sponsored by Zenergi

After Dinner Speaker                                     £1000 + vat

Pre Dinner Drinks                                          Sponsored by telephone europe

Conference Pens                                           £750 + vat

Delegate Name Badges                               Sponsored by InVentry

Conference bags                                           Sponsored by School Business Services 

Gala dinner wine                                           Sponsored by forbessolicitors 

Gala dinner entertainment                            £1500 + vat

Conference opening event                           £500 + vat


*Please email  if you wish to sponsor any of the above. Sponsors will be acknowledged in the conference programme and the company name, logo and/or website address will be printed on items where appropriate and space permits.





Bed and breakfast is available to book directly with the venue at £130  - please click here to book. 


If you have not exhibited at one of our conferences before please take a look at previous year's conference exhibitor feedback by clicking on the video below: