The Big Bang Fair 2016 joins forces with the Education Show

The Big Bang Fair 2016 has announced a partnership with the Education Show.

According to the National STEM Centre, STEM graduates have the potential to earn amongst the highest salaries of all new recruits, yet STEM skilled staff remain at a premium. The Big Bang Fair and the Education Show aim to address this by working together to inspire students and teachers.

The Big Bang Fair is an award-winning event that combines interactive workshops, theatre shows and careers information, while the Education Show, as the UK’s largest source of free, peer-led professional development, brings thousands of teachers together to share best classroom practice.  The partnership will see the two events work together to help inspire the next generation of STEM experts.   

Anita Pal, event director at i2i Events Group says: “With the continued importance of STEM subjects a key theme for the Education Show 2016, partnering with The Big Bang Fair was an obvious choice for us. The Fair is inspiring, creative and fun, which is exactly how we want to portray the teaching and learning of the STEM subjects. We’re really excited to be collaborating with the team at The Big Bang Fair to offer more support and guidance in this area than ever before.”

Commenting on the partnership, Camilla Barker, head of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, adds: “We’re thrilled to be working with the Education Show 2016 to highlight the importance of STEM subjects. Together, we will be showing young people what the science and maths they learn in the classroom can mean in real life, through a host of interactive activities, workshops and careers information and resources. The hands-on learning and exciting theatre shows provide visitors with an engaging insight into how science and maths are used in the world around us, inspiring students and teachers alike.”

Despite a slight rise in students pursuing STEM subjects, the numbers are not increasing fast enough - the number of graduates and apprentices entering the engineering sector needs to double to meet employer demand. For more information on how The Big Bang Fair can help inspire students and on how the Education Show can provide collaborative professional development, backed by the Teacher Development Trust, visit and

Notes to Editors

About The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK. It takes place from 16-19 March 2016 at The NEC, Birmingham, and will celebrate and raise the profile of young people’s achievement in science and engineering and encourage more young people to take part in science, technology, engineering and maths initiatives with support from their parents and teachers. For more information, please visit:

About the Education Show 2016

Free to attend, the Education Show is the UK’s largest showcase of best practice CPD, training and educational resources. Each year thousands of education professionals gather to test and compare the latest resources, discuss policy and practice and form vital collaborative links with their peers.  The show takes place from the 19 to 21 March and the vast array of resources, seminars and workshops, product training and demonstrations make this the most useful date in a school’s calendar. For more information, please visit

About i2i Events Group

i2i Events Group delivers world-class exhibitions, large scale events and festivals in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology, media and creative. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes World Retail Congress, Spring Fair, Naidex, BVE, Bett and Pure London. It prides itself on opening up possibilities for its customers and each year brings more than 250,000 decision makers together to network, source, test, buy and sell brilliant products, services, ideas and solutions. i2i Events Group is headed up by Mark Shashoua who joined EMAP as Group MD of EMAP Connect in November 2011 and became CEO of i2i Events Group in March 2012. i2i Events is powered by Top Right Group, formerly known as EMAP International Ltd.


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