National Conference: Building the Future - Programme Announced

11 April 2018

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The programme for our 2018 National Conference will explore the theme ‘Building the Future’; with a range of expert speakers from across the sector. 

 

We're delighted today to announce the programme for the day, which will also include a walking tour around the fascinating new built environment at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, followed by a networking drinks reception.

 

The four main elements of the national conference will focus on:

  • Housing Supply

  • Housing in a Digital Future

  • Quality, Skills and Procurement

  • Placemaking and Integrated Communities

 

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Full Programme:

 

 

08:45

Registration, coffee and networking

   

09:30

Building the Future

 

Welcome

 

Andy von Bradsky, Chairman, The Housing Forum

 

 

 

We Build the Future

 

Richard Harral, Founder and Trustee, We Build the Future Charity 

 

 

09:45

Session One – Keynote Address

 

Ambitions for Housing Delivery and for Integrated Communities

 

Isobel Stephen, Housing Supply Director, MHCLG

 

 

 

Followed by discussion chaired by Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

 

10:15

Session Two – Into the Future!

 

Chaired by Mike De’Ath, Partner, HTA Design LLP 

 

 

 

Creating the Conditions for a Successful Future

 

Tom Kelly, Corporate Affairs Director - HS2  

 

 

 

The Internet and Things

 

Richard Blackburn, Business Development Manager, Bosch Thermotechnology 

 

 

 

Place Making in a Build to Rent Future

 

Alex Notay, Build to Rent Fund Director – Places for People

 

 

11:15

Networking Coffee Break

   

11:45

Session Three –Setting Our House in Order

 

Questioning the Scenario

 

Andy Tookey, Managing Director - Baily Garner

 

Nigel Ostime, Project Delivery Director - Hawkins Brown

 

Conclusions from The Housing Forum’s Working Group

   

 

Panel contributions

 

Tackling the Skills Shortage with the Place & Making Institute

 

Gill Steward, Chief Executive, London Borough of Bexley

 

 

 

Home Grown Talent  

 

Mike Turner, Development Director, Ian Williams Ltd.

 

 

 

Partnering through Procurement

 

Rebecca Rees, Partner and Katie Saunders, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

 

 

 

Concluding with the launch of The Housing Forum’s latest report“Stopping Building Failures”

 

 

12:45

Concluding Address

 

Homes England’s expanding land enabling role to accelerate housebuilding

  Stephen Kinsella, Executive Director for Land, Homes England
   
 

Summary of the Day

  Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum
   

13:15

Lunch and networking

   

14:15

Coaches depart for walking tour

   

15:00

Session Four –Placemaking for integrated communities

 

Walking tour of housing schemes in Hackney Wick and Chobham Manor at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford

 

Hawkins/Brown and PRP

   

17:00

Networking drinks reception