ACES National Conference 2024


The ACES flagship event of the year will be an in-person event in September 2024 with the usual line up of excellent speakers and great networking opportunities for ACES members and others working in or for the public sector at exceptional value for money.

Theme: Strategic Asset Management through the Net Zero Lens


Venue: Norwich Castle, Norwich

Conference Date: Thursday 19th September 2024 (one day event)

Conference Networking Meal: Wednesday 18th September (evening)

Social Programme: Thursday 19th September (one day)



In September ACES will gather in Norwich for the flagship event of the year, the National Presidential Conference.

ACES are delighted to have secured the following organisations to deliver the sessions:

  • Lambert Smith Hampton
  • Carter Jonas
  • Avison Young
  • Norse Consulting


The 2024 conference is open to everyone who works within the public sector, and there will be many opportunities for open discussions, networking and accruing CPD.

More details of the agenda and speaker biographies will be emailed to members and prospective delegates shortly. For more information email or or phone 07853 262255.

Latest Programme – Thursday 19th September



9.00 – 9.30   Registration and refreshments
9.30 – 9.35   Presidents Welcome address
9.35 – 11.00   Strategic Asset Management and decarbonising the public estate
Speakers: Karl Limbert, Equans
Rachel Moan, Chester & Cheshire West Council
Sarah Butler, Drees & Sommer
Olga Turner-Baker, Ekkist
Panel Chair: ACES Junior Vice President Alan Richards
11.00 – 11.30 Refreshments
11.30 – 13.00 Sustainable Placemaking and regeneration
Speakers: Dr Steve Norris, Lambert Smith Hampton
Carter Jonas
Jackie Sadek, Chair of EG Public Sector Forum & Ingrid Hooley, Local Partnerships
Panel Chair: Saul Humphrey, Building Growth
13.00 – 14.00  Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Future Profession – skills & the next generation property professional
Speakers: Karl Limbert, Equans
Rachel Moan, Chester & Cheshire West Council
Jessie Leung, FACES
Olga Turner-Baker, RICS
15.30 – 16.00  Refreshments
16.00 – 17.30  Excellence in the East
Case studies are being confirmed
Panel Chair: Mike Rigby, founder & host of the Eastern Promise Podcast
18.00 – Drinks and canapes reception in the Castle Rotunda and galleries
19.30 – (Optional departure for informal dinner at Benoli Italian Restaurant)


Note: Day delegates are also invited to the informal evening meal at Benoli’s from 7.30pm.  Cost is £50 a head inclusive of wine, 2 course table d’hote menu. See Social Programme for further details.

ACES Dinner: The Sainsbury Centre, Norwich

This year’s conference dinner will be on the evening before the conference (Wednesday 18th September) at the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich. we have arranged a 3 course meal for guests. Dress code is smart casual, but feel free to wear business attire or fully embrace black tie / cocktail dresses if you wish.

For those staying at the Maids Head hotel, there is a 6pm coach pickup. Drinks reception 6.15,  sit down for dinner 7pm,  coach back to Maids Head 11pm. Bar closes at 11.00 pm.

Delegate Rates (Conference only – not including hotel room)


Conference Delegate Day Rate Dinner
ACES Member (early bird rate) £100 £75
ACES Member £125 £75
Non ACES Public Sector & Commercial £170 £75


We are using Eventbrite this year for the bookings which is a well used, trusted and safe booking and payment environment. Click on the link below to take you to the bookings page where you will find booking options and more information.



See separate webpage HERE for Social Delegate rates and link to the Social Programme booking form.

ACES Presidential Conference, Norwich

Conference Hotel

Rooms, as noted below, have been reserved at the Maids Head Hotel for business and social delegates for Wednesday and Thursday nights. The hotel is located just west of Norwich Cathedral in the Cathedral Quarter of the City.

Maids Head Hotel, 20 Tombland, Norwich, NR3 1LB

Telephone: 01603 272008

Reserved for ACES for both Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th September:

25 classic doubles for single occupancy:   £ 130 per night, b & b

for double occupancy: £ 145 per night, b & b

15 Executive doubles for single occupancy:  £ 150 per night, b & b

for double occupancy: £ 165 per night, b & b


To Book: ‘phone the hotel on 01603 272008, ask for Room Reservations, and when put through quote ACES – for the above room rates.

Car Parking: the hotel has car parking facilities nearby. Delegates planning on driving to Norwich, when booking, should request a space – current charge £ 8 per day

Cash Free: Please note the Maids Head went cash free a few months ago – so please bring with you your debit / credit cards

Dining Area



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