Housing sector meets again in Manchester

Housing, the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference – and what is said to be ‘Europe’s largest housing festival’ – returns to its normal slot, post-Covid, staged from 28-30 June at Manchester Central. 

In 2022, there is more to talk about in housing than ever before: the levelling-up agenda; professionalism and skills; leadership and innovation; town-centre regeneration; partnerships for the delivery of more affordable housing; sustainability and retrofitting of old housing stock; delivery of safe, high quality housing; funding and driving the economic recovery. 

Say the organisers of “All this sits under the umbrella of what drives us all across this sector: ensuring the needs of tenants and residents are at the heart of our endeavours.”

Housing will bring over 150 hours of CPD accredited content covering the economic landscape, building safety, homelessness, housing delivery, affordability, funding, climate change, plus “lots more of relevance to everyone working in UK housing.” 

From the Government, the Minister of State for Housing, Stuart Andrew MP is one confirmed speaker, who’ll be joined by a range of industry leaders such as:

  • Joanna Averley, chief planner, Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
  • Peter Baker, chief inspector of buildings, Health and Safety Executive
  • Grace Carroll, head of EV charging policy at Department for Transport
  • Kate Dodsworth, director of consumer regulation, Regulator for Social Housing
  • Richard Blakeway, housing ombudsman
  • Michael Wayne Bexton, director of carbon reduction, energy and sustainability, Nottingham City Council 
  • Ellie Horwitch-Smith, assistant director of ‘route to net zero,’ Birmingham City Council
  • Martin Brown, managing director of special projects, McCarthy Stone
  • Alysha Burrell, assistant land and planning manager, Taylor Wimpey 
  • Georgina Patel, decarbonisation strategic lead, Halton Housing
  • Andrew Yuill, director of strategic asset management, Flagship Group


Visitors will have six stages of CPD accredited sessions on the show floor, including the Fringe Festival stage, Connected Futures stage, Unlock Net Zero stage, Knowledge stage, Insight stage, and PfH Live.

There will be a strong focus on meeting net zero targets throughout, including:

  • Expert speakers on the Unlock Net Zero stage
  • A climate change ‘hackathon’
  • An exclusive funding guidance workshop with the Department for Business.

“Visitors will be able to network with the whole supply chain including the main procurement frameworks, key technology providers, contractors, and innovative product solutions,” said the organisers.

The event will provide the opportunity to “reconnect with colleagues, peers, key partners and friends at exclusive drinks receptions and networking events, in-depth breakfast briefings.” Visitors will also be able to share best practice during tailored round-tables.

Housing is the must-attend event for local authorities, housing associations, key partners and suppliers, government, housebuilders, and developers, with “something for everyone.”

Book your place for Housing 2022 at CIHHOUSING.CO.UK/REGISTER

*Visitor passes are free to housing associations, local authorities, public sector, housebuilders, master developers, funders,architects, planners and BTR landlords, student accommodation, retirement living and extra-care providers. Fees will apply to other commercial organisations.