May 20, 2019 Last Updated 8:31 AM, Apr 10, 2019

Celebrating 100 years of housing at Housing 2016

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Housing 2016 is Europe’s largest housing event. From 28 to 30th 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’re at the heart of the debate at Housing 2016.

Speakers include: Andrew Rawnsley, Chief Political Commentator, The Observer and Isabel Oakeshott, Panellist, Sunday Politics Shows, who will share their thoughts on what the future policy and legislative environment will look like. In addition there will be a session on 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 and the event will be 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

Following its very successful launch in 2015, Delegate of the Future returns. 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 1000 housing staff, who have yet to attend the sector’s flagship annual event in Manchester, offered a free conference pass for Thursday 30th June at Housing 2016.

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 Broadcaster, Author and former MP, 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.

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