Upcoming Events


The Future of Higher Education: Beyond Brexit

January 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This timely conference will explore likely outcomes so that Higher Education Institutions are best placed to prepare, plan and proactively respond to the challenges and opportunities beyond Brexit.


Improving Lives: Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities

January 31 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Post the scandals of Winterbourne View and the subsequent Mazars report into Southern Health NHS FT there needs to be radical transformation in the care of learning disabled people in the UK.


Palliative and End of Life Care: Tackling Variations, Eradicating Inequalities

February 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This conference will seek to address where and why the anomalies arise in the standards of provision and how equity in access, quality and experience can be achieved for all terminally ill people, across all of society.


DigiHealth UK: Enhancing the Patient's Journey

March 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

DigiHealth UK: Enhancing the patient's journey will promote the best practices in digital healthcare innovation along the patient journey as well as the very latest opportunities on the horizon in the health and social care sector.

Coaching Conversations Workshop 7 March 2017

Coaching Conversations Workshop: How to have great conversations with your staff

March 7 @ 12:30 am - 5:00 pm

This half day workshop is aimed at managers and leaders who need to have great conversations with staff, want to help staff to develop, and enable them to take personal responsibility.

Mental Health: Forward Thinking - The Implementation Plan

Mental Health: Forward Thinking – The Implementation Plan

March 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

The fourth annual Mental Health conference will support NHS staff, organisations and other parts of the system in delivering the changes required to improve mental health care for all.


Smart Cities and Communities: Achieving Smart Urban Growth

March 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Smart Cities and Communities: Achieving Smart Urban Growth will explore how to create a city that uses technology to meet the complex needs of its people.

UK Oil and Gas Summit 29 March 2017

UK Onshore Oil & Gas: Policy, Planning and Future Developments

March 29 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This conference will give help, guidance and support to local councils to ensure they have the right and most accurate information to help make good decisions on applications in their area.


Obesity: Tipping Back the Scales of the Nation

April 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:15 pm

An agenda that aims to promote greater understanding of the prevalence of obesity and explore some of the measures that can provide positive solutions.


Dementia 2017: Implementing Better Care

April 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Focusing on practical sessions from leading organisations that will encourage the adoption of key actions to make England the world-leader in dementia care, research and awareness.

Safeguarding Children 11 May 2017 Manchester

Safeguarding Children: Effective Collaboration for Child Protection and Wellbeing

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This conference aims to help all services and agencies on their journey to be better coordinated and inform practitioners how to create a safer, more consistent approach to protecting and safeguarding children and young people.

The NHS Future Plans, 18 May 2017

The Future NHS Plans: Delivering Transformation and Sustainability

May 18 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

As we move through 2017, this event is the ideal platform to discuss some of the very latest measures such as the development of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs), Integration Plans and the use of the Better Care Fund plus the further adoption of the vanguard new models of care.

Children and Young People's Mental Health, 6 July 2017

Children and Young People's Mental Health: Taking Early Action

July 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The agenda will focus on how mental health care for children and young people will be revolutionised by improving access to high quality care, promoting early interventions and driving greater collaborations across the care system and wider public sector.

Our aim is to make public services better

Practical Solutions

Open Forum Events exists to facilitate, through a series of bespoke events, the development and promotion of new thinking and practical solutions in delivering quality, affordable public services and economic prosperity.

Key IssuesKey Issues

We are a leading producer of first-class conferences and events which tackle the key issues facing the public, private and voluntary sectors. We bring people together to learn, shape best practice and share ideas.


Our high-level meetings and networking opportunities offer an outstanding forum for practical analysis, insightful opinion and engaging debate with experts in their field.


Earn CPD hours at our conferences. We are members of the CPD Certification Service, which means that you can earn Continuing Professional Development hours at our events.

Follow us


Follow us on Twitter:

To join the live conversation at our most popular events.

For statistics and tips from our expert speakers.

For announcements of new and exciting events.

Colin Cram, Chairman, Open Forum Events
Open Forum Events takes pride in its ethos of integrity, service, quality and value.

CPD Member logo - Earn CPD hours at our conferences