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Scottish Social Housing Annual Conference

Thursday, 06 Sep 2018
8:30 AM - 4:50 PM
200 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5SG
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A unique one day-conference for finance professionals, which showcases the latest thinking and best practice in strategic and technical financial management

 

 

Building on the success of the inaugural Social Housing Conference, which took place in October 2017, the 2nd edition of the Scottish Social Housing Annual Conference will be taking place on Thursday 6 September, in Glasgow.


With the sector working towards the 2021 50,000 homes target, the 2018 conference will explore the latest strategic and financial management issues which underpin this. While also looking at the core theme and challenges that continues to face.

 

Some of the key issues to be discussed include:

  • The future economic landscape
  • Delivery in practice: making the numbers stack up
  • Accelerating construction: achieving the 50,000 homes target
  • How can the sector ensure it is delivering value for money?
  • Balancing commerciality with social purpose
  • How should the sector respond post-Grenfell?
  • Best approaches to risk management

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ian Brennan, director, Scottish Housing Regulator
  • Mike Bruce, chief executive, Weslo
  • Elaine Byrne, managing director, Scottish Housing Network
  • Alan Collett, fund manager, Hearthstone
  • Professor Ken Gibb, director, ESRC UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence and professor of housing economics at the University of Glasgow
  • Steven Henderson, group director of finance, Wheatley Group
  • Ann Leslie, chief executive, LAR Housing Trust
  • John Marr, policy adviser, UK Finance
  • Karen McIntosh, strategic finance director, Hanover Scotland
  • Kevin Scarlett, chief executive, River Clyde Homes and chair, Haymarket Group

  • Elaine Scott, housing development and regeneration manager, Edinburgh City Council

 

 

Book now to secure your place

 

2018 Programme

08:30 Registration


09:00 Chair’s welcome remarks


Luke Cross, editor, Social Housing


09:05 The future economic landscape and the housing market


With Brexit looming large over the UK, our experts will provide much needed insight and analysis on the potential economic fallout and how this may impact on investment, accessing the funding markets and the housing market in general.

 

Professor Ken Gibb, director, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence
John Marr, senior policy adviser, UK Finance


09:45 50,000 homes: moving the target forward


With the sector half way through working towards the 50,000 homes target, this session will bring together leading players behind delivering the target to discuss how the whole of the sector can work together to achieve it.

 

Nicola Barclay, chief executive, Homes for Scotland

Jim Strang, chief executive, Parkhead HA & vice-president, CIH

 

10:25 Delivery in practice: making the numbers stack up

 

Our panel will provide leading practical and strategic insights into how to ensure your development plans are viable and how they cater for needs of the demographics you serve. Expect debate around delivering the right tenures, in the right places, at the right price.

 

Steven Henderson, chief financial officer, Wheatley Group
Karen McIntosh, director of finance, Hanover Scotland
Ann Leslie, chief executive, LAR Housing Trust

Elaine Scott, housing development and regeneration manager, Edinburgh City Council

 

10:55 Refreshment break and networking


11:15 A view from the regulator


As the sector ramps up its development capacity through increased access to the debt markets, Ian will provide an update on the regulator’s position on regulation of sector, as wells as their review of the regulatory framework.


Ian Brennan, director of regulation, Scottish Housing Regulator

 

11:55 The Hackitt Review: next steps for the sector


The Hackitt Review will have far reaching consequences for the sector. Our panellists will explore what it will mean for you and your organisation. Expect debate around investment requirements, relationships with leaseholders and shared owners and the future of valuations.

 

Yvonne Baulk, head of physical environment, North Ayrshire Council


12:40 Lunch and networking


13:40 The future of funding and investment in the sector


To meet the 50,000 homes target, the sector is increasingly seeking alternative sources of finance, including the capital markets and non-bank providers. We’ve already seen an increase in private placements and bond transactions. This trend is likely to increase, but is there continued appetite for this type of investment? This session will bring together a range of funders and investors who are supporting the sector and will provide discussion around why they see the sector as an attractive investment, what factors could change this and will offer their views on how to successfully manage relationships with investors.

 

Alan Collett, fund manager, Hearthstone

Fiona Keogh, fund manager, Canada Life


14:20 Making your balance sheet go further

 

This session will bring together organisations who have recently secured funding and investment to help deliver their development pipeline. They will share how they structured the deal, how they will use the finance and any lessons learned.

 

15:00 Refreshment break and networking


15:20 Ensuring that you are delivering value for money

This session will explore how the sector is modernising services to increase savings, delivery better outcomes and drive a better deal for tenants.

 

Elaine Byrne, managing director, Scottish Housing Network
Kevin Scarlett, chief executive, River Clyde Homes and chair, Haymarket Group

Alison Anderson, director of finance, Loreburn Housing Association

 

16:00 Risk, resilience and business transformation

Our panel will provide much needed debate and discussion around how to balance commerciality and social purpose. It will explore how organisations are strengthening their risk management and governance structures to ensure they are able to manage current and future challenges and opportunities.

 

Mike Bruce, chief executive, Weslo

Peter Martin, group development director, Sanctuary 

 

16:40 Chair’s closing remarks

 

16:50 Close

 

 

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