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Housing 2020: the virtual festival - is now closed.

The biggest ever Virtual Housing Festival gave organisations the opportunity to share learning, networking and opportunities with more of their teams than ever before. Attendees included board-level, senior management teams, executives, communications teams, future leaders, tenants and residents.


View the full attendee list here


Attendees took part in Keynote and Housing Management sessions, joined the all new Future of Living stage plus engaged with our TECH@Housing, Fringe, Innovation Hubs, round table ’Huddles’, heard from over 280 high level sector speakers and our Housing Heroes awards!


Read the event summary



Our excellent virtual platform allowed for enhanced networking before, during and after the five days of the Virtual Housing Festival - don't forget the event is still available to view sessions on demand and view and interact with the showfloor until 9 October:

  • 275,000+ interactions through the platform
  • 33,000+ interactions on the showfloor
  • 6500+ attendees on the platform
  • 17,000+ logins over the week

The showfloor

We are delighted that so many of our exhibitors and sponsors joined us on this virtual journey! The whole supply chain were available to meet up virtually and those interactions have already garnered masses of follow up calls, meetings and discussions about future working:


  • 4000+ passport stamps for exhibitors
  • 8500+ searches on the exhibitor directory
  • 13,000+ chat messages

Climate change hackathon - congratulations to the winning idea!


Our climate change hackathon, brought together people from across the housing sector to find solutions to address the climate emergency. We were joined be energetic and engaged participants working hard to try to rapidly build and design solutions to improve the climate-readiness of our housing.


Read about the winning idea and how it will be taken forward



Attendees got all this and more!

  • 100 hours of CPD learning live or on-demand for four weeks
  • 1 secretary of state
  • 1 shadow secretary of state
  • 3 ministers
  • 280 speakers
  • 130 key partners on the showfloor
  • 2 socials - National Pet Show and Cake and Bake @ Housing
  • 1 awards ceremony
  • 3 morning health and wellbeing sessions
  • 15 huddles (roundtables)
  • Opportunity to connect with all the other delegates through a secure platform
  • Over 150 key partners on the showfloor sharing innovative new ways of working, solutions to climate change and learnings around compliance and procurement


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It really was a fantastic festival and we look forward to welcoming you all back in the physical world in Housing 2021!

Market leading event for networking opportunites
9 in 10 thought the programme was vital to keep them up to date with trends
Nearly half of our delegates stated that Housing was their only industry event in 2 years
The prime minister, secretary of state and two ministers spoke in 2019
Overall delegate satisfaction was even higher in 2019
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