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Habia Conference Scotland, 5 September 2011

Posted: Tuesday 21 June 2011

Habia will be hosting a conference in Scotland later this summer for educators and training providers in the hair and beauty industry.

Taking place in Glasgow on 5 September 2011 at The Marriott Hotel, the conference will focus on changes to qualifications, funding and the future challenges facing further education in Scotland.

Last year's Scotland Conference attracted speakers from some of the leading agencies in Scotland including Skills Development Scotland, Alliance of Sector Skills Councils Scotland, the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council and conference sponsor VTCT, as well as some of the leading training providers in the sector.

Speakers confirmed for the 2011 conference are:

  • Jacqui Hepburn, Director, Alliance of Sector Skills Councils (ASSC) Scotland
  • Dr Andre Reibig, Skills and Funding Policy Group, Scottish Funding Council
  • Dr Stephen Vickers, Chief Executive Officer, VTCT
  • Hazel Mathieson, Head of National Operations, Skills Development Scotland
  • David Wright, Habia Employment Law Consultant
  • Andrew Darby, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Habia
The conference will be followed by an evening show featuring the Habia Skills Team, offering delegates free of charge - the chance to see up close the latest cutting edge techniques on how to improve staff skills. Their Habia Live roadshows have proven extremely popular throughout the UK, performing in sold-out venues to enthusiastic audiences across the country.

Alan Goldsbro, Habia Chief Executive, said, "It is important for us to make sure that educators and training providers across the UK are kept up to date and well informed of the numerous changes that are happening to various parts of the education and training system right now. The conference in Scotland will cover the most pressing issues in our sector and offer some insight into the challenges ahead and how best to deal with them.

Dr Stephen Vickers, VTCT CEO, said, "VTCT is pleased to be working with Habia in Scotland. We fully support public and private training providers in Scotland and we are sponsoring this event to raise awareness of how the organisations are working together to raise the standards in hair and beauty qualifications.

Tickets for the Habia Conference in Scotland cost £195 including VAT, and includes a free VIP pass to the Habia Live show in the evening.

Additional tickets for the Habia Live show cost £15 (including VAT).

To order, call 0845 6 123 555, email or go to

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