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

 

 

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

 

 

10:30

Session Two – The Future’s Digital!

 

Connectivity and Major Infrastructure Opportunities - changing the way we will live

 

Tom Kelly, Corporate Affairs Director - HS2  

 

 

 

Smart Cities and Thermotechnology

 

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

 

 

11:30

Networking Coffee Break

 

 

12:00

Session Three –Setting Our House in Order

 

Questioning the Scenario

 

Andy Tookey, Managing Director - Baily Garner

 

Nigel Ostime, Project Delivery Director - Hawkins Brown

 

 

 

Summary of the Housing Forum Working Group Issues

 

 

 

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”

 

 

13:00

We Build the Future

  Richard Harral, CEO We Build the Future Charity
   
  Closing Address
 

Andy von Bradsky, Chairman, The Housing Forum and 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