Join us at Housing 2022!

Join Us At Housing 2022!

Join us at Housing, the award-winning Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference and Europe’s largest housing festival, which will take place 28-30 June at Manchester Central. 

Here’s what to expect from us:

We’re excited to be exhibiting on stand D35 along with sponsoring the Keynote Theatre. You can expect lots of discussions, debates and learnings with key stakeholders during speaker sessions and round tables.  We are also working to make Housing more sustainable and will be carbon offsetting the attendance of speakers at the event.  

Tuesday 28th June - Keynote Theatre Session at 15.30-16.30

In this session, we explore what impact new legislation will have on the sector, and how the sector and its supply chains can prepare for the changes ahead. 

The Public Procurement Reform Bill will mean fundamental changes to how the Housing Sector procures its strategic goods and services. The wide-ranging changes encompass new procurement processes, greater transparency, social outcomes, supply chain engagement, new obligations for organisations in the Housing sector, and more.

Hear from four perspectives Alan Heron - Director of Procurement, Rebecca Rees - Head of Public Procurement at Trowers & Hamlins, Lindsay Maguire - Head of Engagement at the Cabinet Office, and Chris Farr - National Head of Frameworks at Willmott Dixon. 

Wednesday 29th June – The Fringe Festival Stage at 14.00-14.45

Procurement Hub is proud to sponsor this session with anti-modern slavery charity Unseen. Director, Justine Currell will give a unique insight into one of the most complex and hidden crimes we face in the 21st century.

Do you know what your role is in tackling modern slavery and worker exploitation? Do you know how it can affect you and what you can do about it? Hear more about the increasing legislative requirements being placed on businesses to know, understand and mitigate the risks of modern slavery from occurring, and about the role that housing associations and other businesses can play in reducing risks to organisations and individuals.

What to expect at Housing:

In 2022, there is more to talk about than ever before: the levelling-up agenda; professionalism and skills; leadership and innovation; town-centre regeneration; partnerships for the delivery of more affordable housing; sustainability and retrofitting of old housing stock; delivery of safe, high-quality housing; funding and driving the economic recovery.  All this sits under the umbrella of what drives us all across this sector: ensuring the needs of tenants and residents at the heart of our endeavours.

Housing remains the must-attend event for local authorities, housing associations, key partners and suppliers, government, housebuilders, and developers.

Come and join us, you can get your free guest pass here. We hope to see you there!