Manchester Central Convention Complex
Manchester Central Convention Complex, Virtual Event

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Event Date Mon Sep 7 BST - Fri Sep 11 BST (about 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Sep 7 4:00am - Fri Sep 11 11:00am
Location Manchester Central Convention Complex
Virtual Event
Region EMEA

The Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual event and Europe’s largest housing festival, takes place annually in June in Manchester. With 550 speakers, 350 sponsors and exhibitors and 13,000 footfall over the 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.

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.

Why attend as a delegate?
Housing 2020, Europe’s largest and most inclusive housing festival and the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference, will examine and debate the biggest challenges facing the sector, featuring keynote addresses and panels from government officials and leaders in the housing sector.


2020 Speakers

Vimla Appadoo
Head of experience, Culture Shift and co-founder of Honey Badger

Miles Attenborough
Director of sustainable development group, AECOM

Joanna Averley
Incoming chief planner, MHCLG

Ann Bentley
Global board director, Rider Levett Bucknall and supply chain lead Construction Leadership Council

Siân Berry
Co-leader, Green Party

Lord Richard Best OBE
Chair, Affordable Housing Commision

Richard Blakeway
Housing ombudsman, Housing Ombudsman Service

Nicholas Boys Smith
Chair, Building Better Building Beautiful Commission

Chyrel Brown
Chief operating officer, One Housing

Gudrun Burnet
Chief executive, Standing Together Against Domestic Violence

Sally Caldwell
Housing director, FutureGov

Sarah Cary
Executive director of place, London Borough of Enfield

Alice Charles
Lead cities infrastructure and urban services, World Economic Forum

Gillian Charlesworth
Chief executive, BRE Group

Helen Collins
Head of affordable housing consultancy, Savills

Sarah Cooke
Managing director, Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership

Eddie Copeland
Director, London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI)

Tom Copley
Deputy mayor for housing and residential development Greater London Authority

David Cowans
Group chief executive Places for People

Ian Cox

Bruce Daisley
Former EMEA VP, best selling author and technology leader, Twitter

Shereen Daniels
Managing director, HR Rewired

Sarah Davidge
Research and evaluation manager, Women's Aid

Jane Davies
Head of strategic housing and development, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Mike De'Ath
Partner, HTA Architects

Paul Dockerill
Director of energy & programme management, whg

Scott Dorling, Trowers & Hamlins

Steve Douglas
Chief executive, St Mungo's

Dr Nancy Doyle
Chief executive, Genius Within

Joanne Drew
Director of housing and regeneration, London Borough of Enfield

Cym D'Souza
Chief executive, Arawak Walton Housing Association

Ian Dunt

Stephanie Edwards
Architect masterplanner and co-founder, Urban Symbiotics

Aileen Evans
President, CIH and chief executive, Grand Union Housing Group

Debbie Forster MBE
Chief executive, Tech Talent Charter & Computer Weekly's Most Influential Woman in UK IT 2019

Piers French
Director of clients (supported living),

Tara Gbolade
Co-founder, Gbolade Design Studio & RIBAJ Rising Star Winner

Rina Goldenberg Lynch
Founder and CEO, Voice at the table

Paul Hackett
Director, The Smith Institute

Colin Hall
Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

Liam Halligan, Economist, columnist and broadcaster

Michelle Hannah
Director, Cast Consultancy

Liz Haworth
Chief executive, Halton Housing

Maria Heckel
Marketing transformation director, Stagecoach Group

Gaby Hinsliff
Columnisz, The Guardian

Alison Inman
Past president of CIH and housing campaigner

Yoric Irving-Clarke

Kate Jansen
Director of organisation development & learning, Willmot Dixon

The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of state for housing, communities and local government

Indy Johar
Co-founder & executive director, Dark Matter Laboratories

Annalise Johns
Housing lead, Connected Places Catapult

Juha Kaakinen
Chief executive, Y-Foundation

Professor Dr Koen Kas
Health care futurist, HealthSkouts

Lord Bob Kerslake
Chair, Peabody Group

Dr Ahsan Khan
Director of research and innovation, Active Building Centre

Claire Kober
Chair, House by Urban Splash

Joe Lane
Principal policy manager for housing, Citizens Advice

Richard Lankshear
Head of innovation, NHBC

Amanda Leonard
Associate Director, HouseMark Consultancy

Fiona MacGregor
Chief Executive, Regulator of Social Housing

Sue Manns
President, Royal Town Planning Institute

Colette McCormack
Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

Dr Nicola Millard
Principal innovation partner, enterprise CTIO, BT

Elaine Morgan
Principal strategy reform, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Dr Janice Morphet
Visiting professor, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

Christine Murray
Editor-in-chief, The Developer

Gerraint Oakley
Executive director of growth and development, Platform Housing Group

Stephanie Orr
Policy officer - housing, Surviving Economic Abuse

John Palfreyman
Non-executive director, Novus

Mary Parsons
Group executive director - placemaking and regeneration, Places for People

Liz Peace CBE
Chair, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

Caroline Pillay
Senior partner and chair of Councils Building Homes, Airey Miller and interim head of delivery LBN

James Prestwich
Deputy chief executive, Chartered Institute of Housing

Balakrishnan Rajagopal
UN special rapporteur on adequate housing, United Nations

Asad Rehman
Director, War on Want

Emma Richman
Executive director of operations, Peaks & Plains Housing Trust

Pat Ritchie
Chief executive, Newcastle City Council

John Roberts
Founder and chief executive,

Natalia Rogaczewska
Director of public affairs, Danmarks Almene Boliger (Denmark's social housing industry body)

Dr Orna Rosenfeld
Global advisor on housing and research scientist, Former European Commission housing expert

Jon Rouse CBE
City director, Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Christian Schantl
Head of international relations, Vienna Community Housing

Tonia Secker
Partner - head of affordable housing, Trowers & Hamlins

Jonathan Seddon
Chief executive, Seddon

Sophie Seddon
People and culture director, Novus

John Skivington
Group director, LHC

Gavin Smart
Chief executive, CIH

Dave Snowden
Founder, Cognitive Edge

Sonia Sodha
Chief leader writer and columnist, The Observer

Rob Stephenson
Founder, InsideOut

Richard Sterling
National development manager, Willmott Dixon

Mark Stevenson, Futurist, writer and entrepreneur

Stephen Teagle, Vistry Partnerships

Jeni Tennison
Chief executive, Open Data Institute

Hester van Buren
Chairman of the board of directors, Rochdale housing association

Andrew van Doorn
Chief executive, HACT

Ellen Vernon
Programme director, One Public Estate at Local Government Association

Andy von Bradsky
Head of architecture, MHCLG

Mark Washer
Chief executive, Sovereign Housing Association

Trevor Williams
Former chief economist, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Ian Winslet
Director, Ark Consultancy

Chris Wood
Assistant director research policy and public affairs, Shelter

Ian Wright
Managing director, Disruptive Innovators Network

Louise Wyman
Director of strategic growth and development, Manchester City Council

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors

• A2Dominion
• Aico Ltd
• Anthony Collins Solicitors
• ARK Consultancy
• Bevan Brittan
• GasTag
• Liberty
• Mears
• Nationwide Building Society
• Orchard
• Places for people
• Savills
• Seddon
• Trowers & Hamlins
• United Living
• Wates Residential
• Vistry
• Wheatley Group
• Willmott Dixon
• Winckworth Sherwood