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29-30 January 2026 | RAI Amsterdam

European Universities Estates Congress

European Universities Estates Congress

29-30 January 2026 | RAI Amsterdam

The European Universities Estates Congress is an exciting new event, to be held on 29-30 January 2026 at RAI Amsterdam, in collaboration with the University Design Forum.

[Photograph of Trevor Wills, Chair of the University Design Forum at Education Estates® 2023]

[Photograph of Trevor Wills, Chair of the University Design Forum at Education Estates® 2023]

The European Universities Estates Congress is concentrated on higher education and aims to bring estates and facilities professionals together from across Europe to inspire, share best practice and discuss approaches to common challenges.

The Congress comprises a biennial conference and exhibition.  It will be free to attend for all those directly employed in universities from across Europe, the UK and the rest of the world. A delegate fee will apply for private sector delegates. The exhibition will be free for all to attend.

Exhibiting Information

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Be part of it!

The Call for Presentations will be open in June.  We're looking for experts to talk about recent projects that will inspire attendees. 

We aim to demonstrate the full design process, hearing from those involved in designing the concept through to the end user. 

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Extend your reach in Europe by making new contacts, generating leads and discovering new projects in need of your products and services.  If you are an architect, consultant, contractor or supplier of products for universities, this is the event for you! 

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Sponsorship is the most flexible way to present your company at the event. It can be tailored to your needs and ensures a direct hit on your target market. Various packages are available for you to choose from in order to meet your unique requirements. 

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The public sector can attend both the exhibition and conference for FREE!

Private sector attendees can choose to attend the exhibition only for FREE or, for access to the conference sessions, there is a delegate fee to be paid.  

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The Organiser

The Congress is organised by Step Connect², organisers of Education Estates®, the leading learning environments event in the UK, held in partnership with the Department for Education.  Step Connect² also organises three more nationally focused education events; Learning Places Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Government, Education Buildings Wales in partnership with the Welsh Government and Education Buildings Ireland in partnership with the Government of Ireland, as well as several conferences that focus on key areas of interest for the sector.  

The Venue

RAI Amsterdam is a modern, purpose-built exhibition venue in the heart of Amsterdam, with easy access by road, train and aeroplane.  Find out more...

Amsterdam is the ideal location for the European Universities Estates Congress, being well connected by various modes of transportation and an easy distance from most main European cities.  Amsterdam is home to several of the continent's most innovative universities, as well as being an attractive city to visit.  We hope many of our attendees will make the most of their time in Amsterdam by visiting a university of interest, meeting with nearby colleagues and clients or simply enjoying  the city's hospitality.

Sponsor Partners

AECOM        Arcadis