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COVID-19 coronavirus: information for our customers


Ocean Media Group commitment to your safety and peace of mind

Ocean Media Group has been a trusted partner to the housing sector for decades and we will continue to be a responsible media organisation throughout these unprecedented times for our community. Please be assured that our number one priority is to protect the wellbeing of all our speakers, stakeholders, visitors, exhibitors, delegates and staff members and ultimately those we provide homes for. With this in mind, we have taken the difficult decision to reschedule Housing 2020 to 2-4 September 2020.


We are disappointed at having to reschedule what was on track to be a very successful event, but we feel this is the responsible action to take under the current circumstances. No-one knows how the situation will develop over the coming weeks and we did not want to delay this move and cause further concern to our loyal audience. Housing 2020 will now take place on 2-4 September 2020, and we look forward to welcoming you all to Manchester.  Don’t worry we will automatically transfer all delegate, sponsor, visitor and exhibitor bookings to the new dates. Visit Manchester are working with all the hotels and accommodation providers and anyone who has booked through these official channels have the option to transfer to these dates of course (subject to availability). Please contact Laura Mason on 0161 238 4513 or email


Thank you for your support for Housing 2020. I am sure you share our disappointment but agree that this is the right decision to make under these very difficult circumstances. The team are all available with any queries you may have and can be contacted as follows:


  • Exhibition Jordana Bedworth 020 7772 8407 or Rick Dove 020 7772 8340 or Anita Pal 020 7772 8329
  • PfH Live or NHC pavilion Craig Nickeas 020 7772 8349
  • TECH exhibition and sponsorship Nik Utne 020 7772 8466
  • Sponsorship Sarah Payling 020 7772 8350
  • Conference Roberta Henry 020 7772 8508 (working days Tuesday to Thursday)
  • TECH, Future of Living and Fringe speakers Julie Williams 07741 140538 (working days Monday – Thursday)
  • Delegates Andrej van Oudgaarden 020 7772 8336 and visitors Assad Akhtar 020 7772 8385


We are also aware these dates now overlap with Total Housing in Brighton, unfortunately this was unavoidable. Some organisations may have places at both Housing and Total Housing so do call us with any queries and we can assist you with your booking.


HOMES UK, housing’s second largest event, will continue as planned on 25-26 November in London. In the meantime, our colleagues on Inside Housing and Social Housing will do their utmost to keep you abreast of what is happening through our print and digital formats.