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Social Housing Annual Conference 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This year’s Social Housing Annual Conference will take place on Wednesday 4 December 2019.


Due to continued growth, the sector’s largest one-day conference for senior leaders across the housing sector has relocated to a larger venue at 155 Bishopsgate and will now take place after the Budget, ensuring that the content is even more timely and relevant.


This top-level networking and thought-provoking event showcases practical examples and business case studies. Meet all housing professionals in the sector’s leading one-day conference, bringing together more than 500 chief executives and finance directors in one place under one roof.


Register your interest for Social Housing Annual Conference 2019



New features for 2019 include one stream focusing on impact investment in the public sector and a second stream on safety and quality, while still continuing to deliver an environment for informed debate and discussion of the latest best practice and thinking around the strategic issues.


This year’s themes include:


• Overview of new Government’s Housing Policies

• The current and future state of housing in post Brexit political and economic environment

• Anticipating and managing risks

• What is on the funders’ agenda in the current Brexit-related uncertainty

• Joint ventures in HAs

• Business strategic insights – successful models of operation

• Regulatory update

• Who are the impact investors in the sector

• Innovations in construction and technology

• Eliminating fire risks.



View a sample list of the 2018 delegates here




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2019 Programme

New features for 2019 include one stream focusing on impact investment in the public sector and a second stream on safety and quality, while still continuing to deliver an environment for informed debate and discussion of the latest best practice and thinking around the strategic issues.


Impact investment


Impact investment is a multi-trillion pound global market. With an increasing number of entrants attracted to the ‘social value’ of social and affordable housing, this stream will look at the opportunities and risks in this market, and what it might mean for UK housing and future funding sources and partners. Social impact investors focus not only on affordable residential and commercial space but supporting infrastructure as well. Investment projects include urban renewal and regeneration, clean energy, infrastructure, housing and SME finance. The purpose of such an investment is to create a social positive impact on communities and environment.


Prospective topics include:


  • Telling the UK social housing story on a global platform
  • Who are the ‘impact investors’
  • The platforms: retail charity bonds, social bonds, impact investment equity/lease funds, ethical banks, homelessness funds, UK government and more.
  • Knowing the pitfalls: lessons from the specialist supported housing sector


Safety and Quality


Following the recent fire related tragedies we will look at the current legislation, innovations in construction and technology to promote safety and quality of living.


  • What are the recent compliance and regulations around fire?
  • What are the local government, housebuilders and housing associations doing to eliminate future fire hazards and mitigate the risks.
  • How can we raise safety awareness among residents?
  • What are the best practices in resident safety?


These are just some of the questions to address at the stream.




Speakers 2018


2018 Speakers included:



Adam Shah, managing director, Blackstone

Alex Notay, build to rent fund director, PfP Capital

Alison Thain OBE, chair, Sage Housing

Brendan Sarsfield, chief executive, Peabody

Brian Cronin, chief executive, Your Housing Group

Chris Buckle, director, residential research, Savills

Claire Kober, director of housing, Pinnacle

Dan Smith, executive director, Fortwell Capital

David Cowans, chief executive, Places for People

Dr Rebecca Harding, Society of Professional Economists

Fiona MacGregor, chief executive, RSH

Gail Teasdale, chief executive, Broadacres

Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive, CIH

Graham Prothero, group finance director, Galliford Try

Helen Collins, head of housing consultancy, housing consultancy, Savills

James Tickell, director, Campbell Tickell

Jamie Ratcliff, assistant director, GLA

Joe Cook, chief executive, Sage Housing

John Williams, property fund manager, Resonance

Karin Erlander, director, international public finance, S&P

Lord Porter of Spalding, chair, LGA

Louise Leaver, Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

Mark Davie, Head of Social Housing, M&G Investments

Mark Perry, chief executive, Vivid

Matthew Bailes, chief executive, Paradigm

Nigel Finney, managing director, Luminus

Oona Goldsworthy, chief executive, United Communities

Patrick Symington, interim chief executive, MorHomes

Paul Phillips, executive director of finance, Notting Hill Genesis

Paul Phillips, Group Finance Director, NottingHill Genesis

Peter Denton, chief financial officer, Hyde

Piers Williamson, chief executive, THFC

Randeesh Sandhu, chief executive, Urban Exposure

Richard Petty, lead director - residential advisory, JLL

Richard Petty, Lead Director-Residential Advisory, JLL

Robert Grundy, head of housing, Savills

Simon Century, head of affordable housing, L&G Capital

Simon Dow, chair, regulation committee, RSH

Steve Collins, chief executive, Rentplus

Susie Rogers, partner, real estate team, Capsticks

Suzanne Wolfe, chief executive, Industrial Dwellings Society

Tim Montgomerie, co-founder, Conservative Home & Centre for Social Justice

Waqar Ahmed, group finance director, L&Q

Will Perry, assistant director, regulation, RSH

Zoe Jankel, vice president, senior analyst, Moody’s Public Sector Europe


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