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Why attend


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.


2019 key themes included:

  • Post-Brexit Britain: A view from leading economists
  • Better design for better places
  • The view from government
  • What technology is enabling housing providers and local authorities to change how they operate
  • Communities, placemaking and housing the next generation
  • The economic outlook and how the next recession will impact on you
  • Rethinking allocations
  • Homelessness
  • Housing the ageing population
  • The impact of welfare reform and what next for Universal Credit
  • In conversation with the political commentators

Housing will return to Manchester Central, 23-25 June 2020.


You can view the Housing 2019 conference programme here.



Click to view 2019 sample delegate list Register your interest as a delegate for Housing 2020

84% of Delegates consider it Very Important to attend*

93% of Delegates of the Future classified Housing as Market Leading*

80% of 2016 Delegates plan to attend Housing in 2017*


*Post show research by Fusion Insight & Strategy from Housing 2017.

It’s all about networking at Housing 2020

Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships all begin in Housing week – an event that delivers unparalleled networking opportunities for the 8000 people that attend.

Over 30 official fringe events take place within the four walls or in the Convention Quarter at Manchester – including a welcome dinner for 750 people, drinks receptions for 800, round tables with the Housing Minister and policy dinners within the Town Hall.


It is the only event in the housing calendar you can guarantee you will bump into the people you need in your network.


Housing Heroes Awards

Taking place the day before Housing 2020 on Monday 22nd June, the Housing Hero Awards attract more than 750 of the sectors key leaders. The highly prestigious awards ceremony serves to highlight the individuals and teams that are leading the way in housing.

Click here to find out how you can be involved.


Event Happy Hours

Relax with friends, colleagues and peers for the final hour of each day – live music and games will ensure people leave Housing each day excited, reinvigorated and richer (at least in terms of knowledge) than when you arrived!


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