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Social Housing Annual Conference

Thursday, 09 Nov 2017
7:40 AM - 5:25 PM
200 Aldersgate, City of London, EC1A 4HD
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The Social Housing Annual Conference on 9 November 2017, is the sector’s leading one day conference which brings together over 350 senior housing professionals from across the sector. It provides delegates with an opportunity to debate, discuss and grapple with the latest strategic challenges that are facing the sector.

 

This years themes include:

  • The current and future economic environment
  • What does a 21st century housing association look like?
  • Fixing the broken housing market
  • Risk: friend or foe?
  • Regulatory update
  • Re-setting priorities after the Grenfell Tower tragedy
  • Housing associations and local authorities: forging effective partnerships
  • Keeping costs down
  • Supported housing: the funding conundrum
  • New money and new models

 

View this years delegates here

 

 

Speakers at this year’s conference include:

 

  • Waqar Ahmed, group finance director, L&Q

  • Julian Ashby, chair, regulation committee, HCA
  • Matthew Bailes, chief executive, Paradigm
  • Jenny Brown, chief not for profit operating officer, director, audit,Grant Thornton
  • Chris Buckle, director, residential research, Savills
  • Cllr Sean Coughlan, leader, Walsall Council
  • David Done, chief executive, RHP
  • Phil Glanville, mayor, LB Hackney
  • Robert Grundy, head of housing, Savills
  • Jeanne Harrison, vice-president, senior analyst, Moody’s
  • Susan Hickey, executive director of finance, Peabody
  • Bjorn Howard, chief executive, Aster
  • Paul Rogers, director, Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive, CIH
  • Barbara Spicer, chief executive, Plus Dane
  • John Taylor, managing director, housing management, Mears
  • Martin Waters, head of homes and communities, Tees Valley Combined Authority
  • Paul Weston, chief financial officer, Housing and Care 21
  • Ken Youngman, chief finance officer, Resi REIT

 

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Programme

 

 

07:40 – Registration for Breakfast Briefing

 

08:00 – 08:50 – Breakfast Briefing – Winckworth Sherwood

 

08:30 – Conference registration

 

09:00 – Conference opens

 

Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive, CIH

 

09:05 – The current and future economic environment

 

Paul Johnson, director, IFS

 

09:30 - What does a 21st century housing association look like?

This session will explore the benefits and challenges of adopting innovative technologies for residents and housing providers. Themes to be discussed include: financial security and Universal Credit, to HA efficiency and integration.

 

Paul Rogers, director, Microsoft Dynamics 365

 

10:10 - Keeping costs down

This session is going to focus on the role of business transformation in driving efficiency. It will showcase how to maintain low operating costs.


Matthew Bailes, chief executive, Paradigm
Jenny Brown, chief not for profit operating officer, director, audit, Grant Thornton
David Done, chief executive, Richmond Housing Partnership

 

10:50 – Morning break

 

11:15 – Risk: friend or foe?

The sector is facing an unprecedented level of risk to sustain services and deliver new homes.
We hear what sector leaders identify as the biggest risks, what levels of risk not-for-profits should be prepared to take and how their adapting their group structures to mitigate these.

 

Waqar Ahmed, group finance director, L&Q

Jeanne Harrison, vice-president – senior analyst, Moody’s

Susan Hickey, executive director of finance, Peabody

Bjorn Howard, chief executive, Aster Group

 

 

11:45 – Regulatory update

 

Julian Ashby, chair, regulation committee, HCA

 

12:15 – Re-setting priorities after the Grenfell Tower tragedy

The tragic events at Grenfell Tower have shaken the sector to the core. Five months on, what has it meant for how social housing providers run their organisations: including organisational structures, assurance, protocols and business plans.

 

Philip Glanville, mayor, London Borough of Hackney

 

12:45 – What do housing providers need from policy?

 

Chris Buckle, director, residential research, Savills

Robert Grundy, head of housing, Savills

 

13:05 - Lunch

 

14:05 – In conversation with Homes England and the GLA

This session will see both Homes England and the GLA explore how they are going to work with the sector to increase the supply of new homes around the country. Themes to be discussed include: rationalising funding streams to facilitate acceleration of supply in the housing market; and creating an environment which promotes smarter investment to increase the number of social rented homes.

 

14:35 – Housing associations and local authorities: forging effective partnerships

What does the election of metro mayors mean for regional housing markets and how will combined authorities, local councils and housing association work together in the future? This session will examine and explore how they can work together to accelerate supply of housing, through a variety of methods.

 

Cllr Sean Coughlan, leader, Walsall Council

Barbara Spicer CBE, chief executive, Plus Dane & Mayoral adviser, social housing growth, Liverpool Combined Authority

John Taylor, managing director, housing management, Mears

Martin Waters, head of homes and communities, Tees Valley Combined Authority

 

15:05 – Afternoon break

 

15:30 – Fixing the broken housing market

 

From growing levels of homelessness and growing financial pressures on the poorest families to the struggle faced by many wishing to own a home – the UK government’s admittance that the UK housing market is broken feels very real. So how are we going to fix it?


Kate Davies, chief executive, Notting Hill Housing

 

16:10 – Supported housing: the funding conundrum

 

Paul Weston, group finance director, Housing and Care 21

 

16:50 – New money and new models

Do we need new treasury models or strategies? Our panel will debate and discuss future funding streams and models.

 

Ken Youngman, chief finance officer, ReSi REIT

 

17:20 – Chair’s closing remarks

 

17:25 – Conference close

 

 

Book now to secure your place

 

Venue Information

200 Aldersgate
St Paul’s
London
EC1A 4HD

 

Tel: 020 3735 7700

200 Aldersgate is conveniently located in the heart of the City, right next to London Wall and the Museum of London. Just 5 minutes from both Barbican and St Paul’s tube stations, and 10 minutes from Farringdon and Moorgate.

 

By Underground, St Paul’s - Central line

On exiting the station follow St Martin Le-Grand north towards Aldersgate Street and the Museum of London.
The venue is located on the left.

By Underground, Barbican - Circle,Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines
On exiting the station turn right on to Aldersgate Street. Follow Aldersgate Street south towards London Wall and the Museum of London. As you arrive at the roundabout for Museum of London the venue is on the right.

 

By Train
Aldersgate Station is located near Moorgate and Farringdon railway stations, and is around a 10 minute walk from both.

 

By Bus
The closest bus stop is at the Museum of London and is served directly by the number 4 and 56. Other services also serve Barbican and St Pauls and our venue is a short walk from both these locations.

 

Parking
The closest car park is located next to the venue at 158 – 170 Aldersgate Street.

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