What’s on at Housing 2018?

For over 60 years Housing has been the place to meet the largest and most diverse audience of sector professionals, stay connected, discuss political and economic challenges, and connect with influential business leaders.


eginning with an awards ceremony for over 800 people, followed by 10 streams of excellent learning and unrivalled networking opportunities, Housing is bursting with relevant, innovative content and networking including; a free leadership programme, over 150 seminars, over 60 fringe events, an award-winning fringe, the largest housing procurement event, an off-site demonstration village and a business transformation and technology event. Supported by the Chartered Institute of Housing and a firm fixture in the housing minister’s calendar – Housing 2018 is where the sector meets.

What’s on at Housing 2018?

1. Europe’s largest gathering of housing professionals
Join 11,000 attendees over three days for the largest event in the housing calendar.

2. Be where your suppliers are
Meet over 300 of the leading exhibitors/suppliers, ranging from house-builders, contractors, repair and maintenance, energy, technology, tenant services, legal, IT, software and more.

3. Gain knowledge
Free learning sessions are located across the exhibition and offer the chance to update knowledge, build skills and gain practical tips to take back to the office and implement straight away.

4. Be part of the evolution
Launching at this year’s Housing 2018, TECH@Housing is a brand-new event where visitors can discover the latest innovative business transformation and future-proofing technologies.

5. Off-site 2018
Working with Homes England, GLA, MHCLG, NHBC, BRE, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and other leading organisations, Housing 2018 is building an off-site village for 2018.

6. The fringe
Be part of Housing’s most provocative and alternative theatre that is unafraid to challenge the status quo and ask the difficult questions. Expect cutting-edge sessions that will explore leadership, ending homelessness and managing change.

UK Delivery Stream at Housing 2018

Dedicated to building the homes we need to fix our broken housing market, UK Delivery Stream looks at best practice and innovations in construction, examining the quality and safety of housing stock and exploring the future of the industry and funding. This stream is targeted at delegates, local authority housing companies, housing association development directors, house-builders, architects and consultants.

Topics include

  • In conversation with the disrupters
  • The ingredients of place
  • Construction skills: the future of the industry post-Brexit
  • Quality at the heart of all we build
  • Building better faster
  • Shared ownership: funding the fourth tenure
  • Mixed-tenure development: the perfect mix
  • We love Build to Rent
  • Building out homelessness.


• Andy von Bradsky,
Design and Delivery Advisor, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

• Cllr Clare Coghill,
Leader, London Borough of Waltham Forest

• David Cowans,
Group Chief Executive, Places for People

• Jacqui Daly,
Director of Residential Research and Investment, Savills

• Mark Farmer,
Founding Director and Chief Executive, Cast

• Kate Kennally,
Chief Executive, Cornwall Council

• Peter Murray,
Chairman, New London Architecture

• Alistair Parvin,
Co-Founder, Wiki House

• Paul Smith,
Cabinet Member for Homes and Communities, Bristol City Council

• Isobel Stephen,
Director of Housing Supply

• Sue Riddlestone,
Chief Executive and Co-Founder, BioRegional

• Nick Walkley,
Chief Executive, Homes England.


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