AGBIS regional events are gaining popularity and we are keen to maintain this momentum. A typical meeting will take place in the early evening at a host school. The programme is based on two or at the most three short, sharp presentations on topical subjects, usually followed by open forum discussions and a networking session over drinks. Your school may have recently opened a new building and this is a good chance to show it to other schools. From start to finish the meeting will last either side of three hours and provides a perfect chance for governors from neighbouring schools to meet at the end of the working day and discuss matters of mutual interest. AGBIS provides substantial administrative support and will publicise the event, take bookings and arrange speakers on topics of interest to the host school’s governing body. We ask that the host school provide a suitable venue, sandwiches on arrival and a drink on completion. Sponsorship of such events is easier to find than one might think with professional firms happy to be involved. Caterers are also happy to be involved and show off their wares to governors from other schools. It is hoped that once an event has happened in an area, that a group might form and administer itself, rather as has happened with Bursars all over the country and Chairmen of Governors in a few places. Interested and want to find out more? Then contact the Training and Membership Secretary at email@example.com or call the AGBIS office on 01438 840730.