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NHS ConfedExpo 2023

Thank you for being a part of this year’s NHS ConfedExpo. We are delighted that you are able to join us on 14 and 15 June 2023, at Manchester Central.

The following pages contain all the details you will need to prepare for your session at NHS ConfedExpo.

We hope that everything you need to know will be here. However, if you do have any questions, queries or issues regarding your session, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Speaker profiles on the NHS ConfedExpo website

As part of the content development process, session leads were asked to provide the first name, last name and email address for each speaker and/or facilitator involved in their sessions. The central programme team have used this information to contact those speakers and request profile information for display on the event website. 

The programme continues to be updated with new speakers on a daily basis, but we ONLY publish speakers who have a completed profile. This includes job title, organisation, a current profile photo and a short biography. 

If your speakers do not appear on the website listing for your session, it is exclusively because we haven't received their profile information. 

To support speakers in completing their profile info, please encourage them to visit asap to update their profile information. 

Adding new speakers to Lineup Ninja

Session leads must update Lineup Ninja with any new or missing speakers and/or facilitators for their sessions by the end 5pm on Wednesday 17 May. When you have updated the information on Lineup Ninja, please hit the 'Submit' button, which will then let the programme team know that all information is present and correct. 

To complete the final updates on your session, you can access Lineup Ninja via the link below: 

Update your submission

Information for speaker registration

All speakers are entitled to a two-day complimentary place at NHS ConfedExpo and are required to register ahead of the event. 

All speakers are presented with the details for how to register when they log in to the Lineup Ninja speaker portal. However, if you also wish to prompt your speakers and remind them that they need to register, then you can share the following link with them:

We kindly ask that all speakers are registered as soon as possible, but no later than 2 June 2023.

NHS Impact

Get prepared for NHS ConfedExpo and join this learning session to find out about NHS Impact and how you can embed the new, single, shared NHS improvement approach into your session.

NHS Impact ‘Improving Patient Care Together’ has been launched following a review into how the NHS can both deliver effectively on its current priorities and continuously improve quality and productivity. It is made up of five components that form the ‘DNA’ of all evidence-based improvement methods, which underpin a systematic approach to continuous improvement: Building a shared purpose and vision; Investing in people and culture; Developing leadership behaviours; Building improvement capability and capacity; and Embedding improvement into management systems and processes.

Find out about how you can incorporate and embed these principles into your sessions in this webinar and Q&A with the NHS Impact team.

Register for this presentation and Q&A, led by Jody O’Brien and Michael Anderson NHS Impact team on either:

Friday 19th May 11-11:30am or Monday 22nd May 12-12:30pm

Slides & Briefing templates

Please use the official NHS ConfedExpo 2023 slide template for your slides, which is available to download below. However, if you do choose to use your organisations template, we kindly ask that you include the NHS ConfedExpo twitter information in the footer @ConfedExpo #NHSConfedExpo. Please be aware the slide format must be 16:9. Any videos being used in slides should be embedded in the slides, or uploaded to YouTube and linked to there. 

Download slide template


To support our AV teams on site, you are asked to upload a session run sheet for each session that you are leading. You can download the run sheet template below. You are required to upload this through the Lineup Ninja Portal by 5pm, Wednesday 7 June 2023.

Download session run sheet template


If you plan to use slides in your session, then it is your responsibility as the session lead to upload a complete slide deck to the Lineup Ninja Portal for your session. Please note only one slide deck can be uploaded per session. Therefore, if the session has several speakers’ slides, you will need to collate and upload them as one deck. It is the responsibility of the session lead to put them into one deck in the correct order and send us the final version. 

Please make sure your title your slides with a short title to help us identify your presentation. An example slide title could be 'George Webster keynote slide deck'.

The deadline for submitting presentations is 5pm, Wednesday 7 June 2023

Upload your slides & briefing template



Room set up

Main stages


Both main stages are set up in theatre style (rows of chairs). This is a fixed room set up and cannot be changed. The Exchange Auditorium stage has has a lectern and seating available for up to 5 speakers.

The Exchange Hall does not include a lectern, but also includes seating for as many speakers that are participating in a panel. 

Each main stage will have headset mics for speakers, lectern mics, and handheld mics for audience Q&A. There will also be a large projection screen for presentations.


Cabaret workshop

All Cabaret Workshops are set up in a cabaret layout (round tables seating 10). This is a fixed room set up and cannot be changed.

As well as cabaret style seating for the audience each room has a stage with seating for up to 6 speakers. 

The following AV equipment comes as standard in all cabaret rooms:

  • 2 x Speaker PA
  • 1 x Lectern
  • 1 x Lectern Microphone
  • 4 x Handheld radio mics for speakers
  • 3 x Handheld radio mics for Q&A
  • 1 x HD Projector
  • 1 x Laptop (with clicker & audio feed)


Case study theatres 

All case study theatre rooms (which are also used for breakfast sessions on day 2) are set up in theatre style. This is a fixed room set up and cannot be changed.

As well as theatre style seating for the audience each room has a lectern and top table that will seat maximum 3 speakers. If you have more than 3 speakers in your session, we will reserve additional seating on the front row.

The following AV equipment comes as standard in all case study theatres:

  • 2 x Speaker PA
  • 1 x Lectern
  • 1 x Lectern Microphone
  • 3 x Table microphones for speakers
  • 1 x HD Projector
  • 1 x Laptop (with clicker & audio feed)


Exhibition theatres

Feature Zone Theatres, Learning Theatres and the In Conversation with theatre are all set out as theatre style. This is a fixed room set up and cannot be changed.

All theatre stages include a lectern and seating for all panellists. 

The following AV equipment comes as standard in all exhibition theatres:

  • 4 x Speaker PA
  • 1 x Lectern
  • 1 x Lectern Microphone
  • 5 x Handheld radio mics for speakers
  • 1 x Handheld radio mic for audience Q&A
  • 1 x 86" TV screen
  • 1 x Laptop (with clicker & audio feed)

Additional AV

If you require additional AV equipment beyond the standard listed above, please email stating your session date, time, title and your requirements. All additional AV requirements must be requested by Friday 2 June 2023.

Please note that there may be a cost to this, but we will always make this known before confirming any order.

Promoting your sessions

Your promotion of your sessions is the best way in which you can make sure your session is well-attended. There are over 140 content sessions across the core programme, feature zones and learning theatres, so your communications are vital to the success of your session at the conference.

If you are leading an NHS ConfedExpo 2023 session, please promote your own session/s and speaker/s through your usual communication channels and networks across social media, bulletins, and face-to-face events and meetings.

Using Slido in your session

Slido will be available for use by session leads across all the different content platforms. Slido will be used as standard in all sessions on the Exchange Auditorium and Exchange Hall main stages. 

If you plan to use Slido in your session, please confirm by contacting the team at to discuss your requirements. 

About Slido 

Slido (pronounced as Sly-doe) is an easy-to-use Q&A and polling platform. All participants will be able to access Slido through the event app, or by using the code NHSConfedExpo23

There's no need to download anything or register to Slido, the audience just uses their smartphone, tablet or laptop connected to the internet to participate. 

Slido is a great way to engage your audience. It allows session chairs to: 

  • Crowdsource top audience questions 

  • Maximise the Q&A time by letting people vote up their favourite questions

  • Engage participants with live polls and quizzes 

  • Collect instant feedback with surveys 

  • Brainstorm ideas with upvotes about selected topic 

Session chairs can moderate incoming questions so they have full control over what is being displayed on the presentation screen, as well as activate polls and ideas topics. 

How moderation works 

  • Delegate comments and questions are held in the moderator portal when they are received. 

  • The moderator backstage will have access to the moderator portal and simply clicks the green tick to feed the comment or question through to the public interface, or the red cross to prevent a comment or question feeding through to the public interface. 

  • The session chair will see the public interface, and can choose the questions to put to speakers. 

  • The AV team will be able to toggle between your session slides and the Slido interface, so that it is shown on the stage screen and will do this at the direction of the Chair and/or session lead 

  • No moderation is needed for pre-loaded polls. 


Submit your Slido questions and polls 

If you plan to use Slido in your session, then you will need to submit your questions / polls by Friday 7 June for review by the ConfedExpo team. 

You can submit all of your slido information through the portal on Lineup Ninja. 

You will also be asked to name the person who will moderate questions and comments during the session.