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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: Ben Harris-Quinney (Chairman, The Bow Group), Lord Tope CBE (Liberal Democrats), Karen Buck MP (Labour), Alan Benson (Senior Manager – Housing Strategy, GLA), David Montague CBE (Chief Executive, L&Q), Steve Douglas (Partner, Altair), Dr Tim Brown (Senior Research Associate, De Montford University), Helen Cope (Housing Consultant), Terry Stacy MBE (Resident Board Member, Circle 33), Patrick Odling-Smee (Housing Consultant, RedQuadrant), Byron Vincent (Poet)

Our annual conference has been confirmed for Thursday 16th October at the Royal Over-Seas League. The theme for the conference is ‘Vision 2020‘, and asks the question Where will the housing sector be at the end of the next term of Parliament?

The programme for the day is below and more details van be found at our event homepage.

The Connected Housing Conference: Vision 2020
Thursday 16th October 2014
Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, London SW1A 1LR

09:30: Registration Coffee/Tea/Biscuits 

10:00 – 10:05: Welcome

10:05 – 11:05: The Politicos

During the first session politicians and policy experts from the main political parties will explain their vision for the housing market and social housing in 2020 (the end of the next parliamentary term). 

11:05 – 11:25: Refreshments

11:05 – 12:25:The Experts

Expert practitioners, academics and housing leaders debate the points raised by the politicians and give their opinion on what needs to happen.

12:25 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 14:45: Workshops

The afternoon will start with breakout sessions covering best practice.

WORKSHOP: Best Practice for Housing – Scotland does it better for Homelessness, the Right to Buy and Funding Models. Speakers from Scotland and England & Wales debate different approaches.

WORKSHOP: The north-south debate: the private rented sector – what works and what doesn’t? Speakers from across the great divide.

WORKSHOP: The economics of social housing

A panel discussion will follow the workshops.

14:45 – 15:00: Refreshments

15:00 – 16:00: The Home Connections Leaders Debate  

16:00 – 17:00: The Reception – drinks and networking  

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