Why attend?


An all-inclusive event aimed across our industry and at every level, the ACE Skills Summit: Future-proofing consultancy and engineering, will not only tackle the big skills issues relevant for the future of our sectors, but provide practical opportunities to improve leadership and management skills, as well as business, commercial and industrial awareness.

We’ve programmed an informative and engaging agenda whether you’re a CEO, HR professional, member of ACE’s group for emerging leaders, the Progress Network, or an apprentice in the industry which, as well as providing a better understanding of major skills issues, will offer opportunities for learning additional skills and networking with your peers.

Uniquely, our summit offers innovative initiatives and ideas to upskilling existing staff and attracting new talent, to help solve the skills shortages facing our businesses.

In the afternoon we focus on three specific streams.

Progress Network 

For members of ACE’s Progress Network, the Summit’s breakout sessions on key leadership themes – persuading and influencing others and client management will provide you with the tools to be more effective and better recognised for your efforts.

Of course, the Summit is also a great opportunity for networking with your peers and making new contacts within the industry.

The findings from the Progress Network’s nine-month industry pilot on reverse mentoring will also be unveiled at the event. All attendees will receive a free copy of the report.


For apprentices who are learning their trade in our sector, we’ve focused sessions on their upcoming end-point assessments, as well as presentation skills, team work and the importance of professional registration and continuing professional development in your future career.

The event also offers opportunities to meet other apprentices and hear from those who started out their careers as apprentices.

Human Resources

For those working in HR, our programme offers the chance to explore the big issues with your peers in terms of developing and future-proofing current skills within the workplace and establishing and recruiting the skills-set of the next generation.

The Summit will also provide the opportunity to hear from and engage with the next generation of emerging industry leaders and to network with your peers.

In the evening, the Consultancy and Engineering Awards celebrates the best that our industry has to offer.


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