Celebrating 100 years of Housing

Housing 2016 is Europe’s largest housing event. From 28-30 June, housing professionals from across the UK and beyond will converge on Manchester for three jam-packed days covering all things housing.

Falling just days after the EU referendum, there’ll be a lot to talk about with big changes both within and outside the industry affecting the way we operate in the future.

2016 is going to be a huge year for housing. How will the sector deal with the affordable housing rent reduction, the extension of right to buy and deregulation – and what does the future hold? How do we improve the ‘housing’ brand? Join Housing 2016 in its centenary year to explore the biggest questions our industry is facing and make sure you are at the heart of the debate at Housing 2016.

Speakers include Andrew Rawnsley, Chief Political Commentator, The Observer and Isabel Oakeshott, Former Sunday Times Political Editor who will share their thoughts on what the future policy and legislative environment will look like. In addition there will be a session depicting eight years after the global financial crisis from Simon Rubinsohn, Chief Economist, RICS.

In addition to the main housing conference there are many other additional informative features at Housing 2016.

New for 2016 is the Housing Management Theatre, where delegates will focus on the more practical side of key issues facing the sector, such as income management, resident involvement and estate regeneration.

Health, housing & social care conference

Returning to Manchester and aimed at professionals from social care, local authorities, extra care and housing, this conference will be focusing on solutions around the integration of health and housing, inviting organisations to showcase the good work they are doing in this area. This year the conference will run alongside the main programme on all three days and will be fully accessible to all delegates at Manchester.

Delegate of the Future is supported by Affinity Sutton, Incommunities, Stockport Homes, Wheatley Group and Wolverhampton Homes. Following its very successful launch in 2015, delegate of the future returns this year. To ensure younger housing professionals from all housing disciplines have the chance to explore new ideas and hone their thinking, this ground-breaking initiative will see up to 1,000 housing staff, who have yet to attend the sector’s flagship annual event in Manchester, offered a free conference pass for Thursday 30 June at Housing 2016.

Step back inside #thetreehouse16 fringe, in partnership with Wheatley Group. Back by popular demand, this year’s treehouse fringe will once again provide a platform of innovative sessions delivered through the art of drama, music, debates and networking. The fringe will be located on the exhibition floor and is free to attend for all delegates and visitors.

2016 also sees the launch of a new partnership with the CPD Certification Service, which means all sessions at Housing will be CPD certified, so everyone who attends the sessions can use the hours as part of their CPD requirement.

As usual the week will be kicked off on the Monday evening with the welcome to Manchester dinner, incorporating the Housing Heroes’ awards. This year’s event will be hosted by Gyles Brandreth. In addition to programme content, the exhibition promises to be busier than ever with over 300 suppliers present and taking part in a series of informative seminars through the Ideas Exchange.

Attending Housing 2016 will be the most useful three days housing professionals will spend out of the office, to listen and network with leading experts to help shape the housing conversation and debate a new reality.