Show Preview | Housing 2019

Show Preview | Housing 2019

Attend the largest gathering of the housing sector’s most influential stakeholders at Housing 2019, the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual event and Europe’s largest housing festival, in Manchester in June. LABM has all the details.

The industry’s leading housing conference and exhibition returns to Manchester Central from 25-27th June. Major themes for this year’s event include Post-Brexit Britain: A view from leading economists, the economic outlook and how the next recession will impact on the sector. Other key themes up for discussion include housing the ageing population; communities, placemaking and housing the next generation, and how better design can deliver better places. The event will also consider the role technology is playing in enabling housing providers and local authorities change how they operate.

Visitor registration to Housing 2019 is open. With 450 plus speakers, 400 key exhibitors, 12 streams of innovative content and a footfall of over 12,000 decision makers across three days — it is the biggest meeting place for the whole housing sector. Ranked as a global leader for the delegate experience, Housing has taken place for 70 years in the UK and provides a platform for key stakeholders to come together to discuss, debate, partner, learn and improve the lives of the people we house.

In 2019, alongside the Ministerial address, keynotes and masterclasses, there will be a focus on hot topics including affordability, business transformation, leadership, technology, offsite construction, placemaking, fire safety, finance, politics and, of course, housing management, welfare reform and homelessness.

Speakers include Terrie Alafat CBE, Chief Executive of the CIH, Darren Baxter, Policy and Partnerships Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Jo Beck, Homelessness Advice and Support Team Manager at MHCLG, Anne Baxendale, Deputy Director Communications Policy and Campaigns at Shelter, as well as The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government, Simon Clark. Group Director — Housing at Sanctuary Group, David Bogle, Chief Executive of Hightown Housing Association, Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive at Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Sean Escott, Director at Savills.

New features
Housing 2019 is set to be the biggest and best of the Housing editions yet with new, exciting additions such as:

Progress images of new homes being built for the Accord Group in Richards Street, Darlaston.

The MMC stage: Over three days 8,000 attendees will be invited to the MMC stage for networking workshops over breakfast and lunch, seminars with the leading voices, masterclasses and exemplar case studies showing housing professionals the many benefits of wider adoption.

Drag queen karaoke at the alternative street party
Homelessness hackathon
Housing 2018 26-28 June Manchester Central
Picture © Jason Lock Photography

In addition to the new additions highlighted, visitor’s favourite features will be returning 2019. These include Housing’s most provocative and alternative theatre. Unafraid to challenge the industry, the award-winning Fringe hosts creative and fun sessions on the sector’s most pressing issues with strictly no PowerPoint, jargon or cliché. This year’s theme is alternative street party.

TECH@Housing is back
TECH@Housing offers an inspiring programme of content, with two theatres full of expert insight and practical case studies, a tech demo zone, start-up launchpad and networking drinks, to equip housing professionals with the knowledge and contacts to drive forward future strategies. It provides an opportunity for visitors to hear how the human and digital worlds are interacting to improve our lives, homes and workplaces. Meet with market leaders such as Amazon Web Services, Uber, Google Nest, etc.

Housing 2018 26-28 June Manchester Central
Picture © Jason Lock Photography

Networking opportunities
Housing is the largest meeting place for Europe’s housing sector. Make the most out of the show’s 60 plus networking Fringe events, including happy hours, free seminars, PfH Live and TECH@Housing.

Housing 2018 26-28 June Manchester Central
Picture © Jason Lock Photography

Be where your suppliers are
Housing 2019 enables visitors to meet over 350 plus leading exhibitors in one room — from housebuilders to repairs and maintenance contractors, IT specialists to legal partners, to funding, banks and more.

Housing is the must-attend event for local authorities, housing associations, key partners and suppliers, government, housebuilders and developers. It brings the sector together to drive forward collectively.

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