Keynote sessions

In the main auditorium, our keynote speakers will be tackling the major challenges facing the housing sector, including an indepth look at the what the Government is proposing, or has delivered, in the six months since the general election and what the recent budget means for social housing. Keynote sessions this year also include a number of international case studies and learning from innovators and disruptors.

Conference facilitator

Gaby Hinsliff

Columnist The Guardian

Just some of our speakers

Mike Amesbury MP

Shadow housing minister

Richard Blakeway

Housing ombudsman Housing Ombudsman Service

Thangam Debbonaire MP

Shadow secretary of state for housing

Steve Douglas

Chief executive St Mungo’s

Ian Dunt


Cym D'Souza

Chief executive Arawak Walton

Aileen Evans

President CIH and chief executive, Grand Union Housing Group

The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP

Secretary of state for housing, communities and local government

Indy Johar

Co-founder and executive director Dark Matters Lab

Lord Bob Kerslake

Chair Peabody Group

Martina Lees

Senior property writer The Times

Fiona MacGregor

Chief executive Regulator of Social Housing

The Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP

Minister of State MHCLG

Sonia Sodha

Chief leader writer and columnist The Observer

Balakrishnan Rajagopal

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing

Trevor Williams

Former chief economist Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

“I found the conference to be extremely insightful. I received a lot of valuable information to help me in my job role, sector and personal development. I would highly recommend the event to others in the industry or who work in conjunction with the Housing sector.”
N Walsh, Torus