About the Conference

Our fast-expanding flagship event is the premier cross-sector housing event in the UK.

An annual one-day event which shapes the housing agenda

The 2020 National Conference comes as a unique set of events reshapes our future – the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, the resetting of safety obligations, and the post-Brexit housing market.

The whole-day online event, which is CPD certified, will start with a Plenary, followed by four consecutive Streams on Productivity; Partnership Working; Procurement; and Quality and Standards. Log on for the whole day or join at set times for each Stream.

Eminent and influential speakers from across the sector will fill the day, providing compelling direction for today’s housing agenda. Most speakers will be professionally filmed at the Cavendish centre and broadcast to delegates online.

Results from the new Member Status Survey will be discussed across the day. The survey gives our membership’s perspective on:

• Productivity and performance
• Government policy and Brexit
• Partnership working

Innovative on-line networking at your virtual table

As well as Q&A sessions there are virtual conference tables where delegates can network online – an opportunity for you to participate throughout the day.

When you join the Conference you will automatically be allocated a place at a table and have the option to move to other tables and invite people to your table.

At breaks, you can also have roundtable discussions.

Outline agenda

Plenary. 9 30 am 01

The Future of Housing

Chaired by Stephen Teagle, Chief Executive of Vistry Partnerships and Chair, The Housing Forum

Key figures in housing policy will open the Conference with an overview on plans for housing and how they will be delivered. The impact of The Housing Forum manifesto and how its key objectives are being followed through will also be discussed.

Minister’s address – The Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, provides the keynote address.

UK Market View – Simon Rawlinson, Head of Strategic Research & Insight, Arcadis, with a challenging assessment of the resilience of the housing industry.

The Housing Forum member sector status survey – reflecting investment sentiment for the next 18 months and giving depth and measure to our commitment to partnership working through supply, partnership working and quality and standards.


Plenary timings: 9 30 am – 10 30 am

Online table networking: 10.30 am – 11.00 am

About The Housing Forum

The Housing Forum – As a cross sector not-for-profit, independent organisation, The Housing Forum is uniquely placed to influence policy and inform practice in the way projects are procured and delivered. With a growing membership of 150+ organisations, from both the public and private sectors, are determined to drive quality in design, construction and maintenance of housing in UK housing. All members of The Housing Forum have a commitment to partnership working and share in our vision of ‘A Quality Home for All’.
Our members represent more than 1m Homes Managed, 75k Homes in the construction pipeline and more than £15b combined annual turnover.

“We value The Housing Forum’s cross sector membership and the breadth of the discussions that offers. In particular, we have found it really useful to listen to a range of different voices including Local Authorities, housing associations, construction companies, manufacturers and consultants all around one table.”
~ Homes England


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