"Housing the Nation" - The Housing Forum National Conference

  • Location: Hotel Russell, London
  • Date: 02/04/2014
  • Time: 08:30 - 16:30

Description

The National Conference marks the beginning of The Housing Forum’s 2014 event year. A prestigious event that brings together Chief Executives and senior decision makers from across the housing and construction industry. A chance to network with your peers from across the industry and listen to high profile speakers from Government, Industry and the City advancing debate and giving informed viewpoints highlighting the current issues such as finance, infrastructure, quality in design of new housing, and Government initiatives for 2015-2018.

Programme

Registration:  The Bedford Suite

Refreshments & lunch: The Wharncliffe Suite
 
Main Conference Room: The Woburn Suite

08:15:  Registration, coffee & networking (Bedford Suite)

09:15:  Conference opens "Housing the Nation" - Ben Derbyshire, Chair, The Housing Forum
 
09:45:  KEYNOTE SPEECHES
 
A Triple Keynote Speaker Session
 
"The Prospects for Housing"
Emma Reynolds, Shadow Housing Minister, Labour MP
Mark Clare, Group Chief Executive, Barratt Developments plc
3rd speaker (TBC)
 
10:45:  Coffee & Networking (Wharncliffe Suite)
 
11:15:  WORKSHOPS - SESSION 1

Workshop 1 - "HOW TO BUILD MORE HOMES" -  Room: Virginia Woolf's
Priorities from "Building Homes for the Future" - and "The ABC of Housing Growth & Infrastructure"

Workshop Leaders: Philip Pamment, PRP and Dr Nicholas Falk, URBED

Workshop 2 - "ASSETS, PROCUREMENT & PEOPLE" - Room: Kensington & Chelsea
Investment Challenges in the Existing Housing Stock
Preparing for public sector procurement
Working for the house building industry
 
Workshop Leaders: Jeremy Kape, Affinity Sutton, Katie Saunders, Trowers & Hamlins LLP and Jim Martin, Martin Arnold Associates

12:30:  LUNCH IN THE WHARNCLIFFE SUITE
 
13:30:  WORKSHOPS - SESSION 2
 
Workshops 1 and 2 - AS ABOVE
 
14:45:  "Membership Matters" - Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

15:00:  PRACTICE PANEL:
 
"INNOVATION AND THE CUSTOMER"
Peter Hansford, Government Chief Construction Advisor, Department for Business, Industry & Skills
Ben Derbyshire, Managing Partner, HTA Design LLP
Dame Helena Shovelton, Chairman, NHBCs Consumer Committee
 
15:45:  "GETTING ON WITH 2015 - 2018" - The HCA View
Margaret Allen, Executive Director - Change Programme, Homes & Communities Agency
 
16:30:  CONFERENCE ENDS

Venue

Hotel Russell
Russell Square
London
WC1B 5BE

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