A Covid-secure Housing returns


Housing 2021, the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference, returns to a Covid-secure Manchester Central from 7-9th September to tackle key issues including post-pandemic housing, and the climate crisis

Housing 2021 is returning to Manchester Central in September after a year of virtual discussions, debates and dialogue. With 8500+ attendees, 10 theatres, 500+ speakers, and 400+ sponsors and exhibitors over the three days – the event’s hailed by its organisers as the biggest meeting place for the whole housing sector.

The housing sector has arguably collaborated more strongly than ever to show its resilience in 2020, with strong leadership and effort to deliver for those living in our communities. Ranked as a global leader for the delegate experience, the event has been staged for 70 years in the UK. This year, more than ever, will provide a platform for key stakeholders to come together to discuss, debate, partner, learn and improve the lives of residents.

Housing 2021 is aimed at local authorities, housing associations, key partners and suppliers, government, housebuilders, and developers, and is set to unite all these under one roof to discuss, debate, partner, and learn.

Why attend?

Covering post-Covid living, housing’s role in the climate emergency, digital connectivity, the future of work, the economic landscape, building safety, homelessness, housing delivery, affordability, funding and lots more, you will not want to miss out!

Alongside roundtable sessions and Chatham House-style discussions, with delegates able to meet with peers and sector leaders at this key networking event, there will be over 150 hours of accredited CPD content available at the show.

Government speakers already confirmed include the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), the Minister for Housing and Planning, and the Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility. You’ll also hear the latest updates from industry leaders such as:

  • Joanna Averley, chief planner, MHCLG
  • Peter Baker, chief inspector of buildings, Health and Safety Executive
  • Richard Blakeway, Housing Ombudsman
  • Lord Deben, chair, Climate Change Committee
  • Kate Dodsworth, incoming director of consumer regulation, Regulator of Social Housing
  • Gavin Smart, chief executive, Chartered Institute of Housing
  • Bishop Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop for Housing
  • Kate Henderson, chief executive, National Housing Federation
  • Lord Bob Kerslake, chair, Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping
  • Fiona MacGregor, chief executive, Regulator of Social Housing
  • Polly Neate, chief executive, Shelter
  • David Olusoga, historian, broadcaster and film-maker
  • Jenny Osbourne, chief executive, TPAS.

Aside from these offerings, the exhibition is notable too for covering the entire housing supply chain, the show being a ‘one-stop-shop’ to see the latest business-critical developments and solutions from the UK’s entire housing community.

A message on Covid from the organisers: Your health and safety is incredibly important to us, so we want to reassure all attendees that we’ll be continuing to monitor government advice and guidelines so you can be confident in your attendance.

Book your place at cihhousing.com and read the latest updates on health and safety at Housing 2021 at: cihhousing.com/healthandsafety