1. Day 1
  2. Day 2
  1. 09:00 - 09:00 (1 second)

    Registration and networking in the Housing Exhibition

    Housing Exhibition

  2. 10:00 - 10:10 (10 minutes)

    Chair's opening remarks

    Helen Collins, Head of Housing Consultancy, Savills

    Hall 5

  3. 10:10 - 10:40 (30 minutes)

    Developing a strategic approach to asset management

    Rob Young, Group Chief Executive, Torus

    Hall 5

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    • Understanding the changing operating environment and exploring why efficient asset management and maintenance are now so important
    • Changing how asset management is perceived
    • Integrating change in asset management and maintenance with wider business transformation to achieve efficiencies
    • Linking efficient asset management with the delivery of development ambitions
  4. 10:40 - 11:10 (30 minutes)

    Assessing and demonstrating efficiency and value in asset management

    Alex Willey, Head of Regeneration Projects, Clarion Housing Group
    Jennifer Scarlett, Benchmarking Manager, Home Group

    Hall 5

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    • Quantifying the contribution of efficient asset management and maintenance to achieving overall efficiency and value for money
    • Developing the sector’s ability to compare performance while driving value for money
    • Financial efficiency versus social value – creating a wellbeing valuation tool to apply a monetary wellbeing value to repairs, retrofit and regeneration
    • Exploring the effective asset management efficiency indicators within the Sector Scorecard 
  5. 11:10 - 11:40 (30 minutes)

    Refreshments and networking in the Housing Exhibition

    Housing Exhibition

  6. 11:40 - 12:30 (50 minutes)

    Delivering active asset management

    George Paterson, Group Director of Property Services, Together Housing Group
    Wayne Gethings, Managing Director, The Wrekin Housing Trust

    Hall 5

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    • Responding to cost pressures by releasing value from existing stock
    • Understanding the changes to the disposals regime following de-regulation and exploring the new notifications scheme
    • Tracking net present values, disposing of the poorest performing stock and reinvesting
    • Alternative approaches to assessing stock condition and performance
    • Should we be swapping tenures rather than just selling on?
  7. 12:30 - 13:00 (30 minutes)

    Achieving best value through efficient procurement and contracting

    Michael Williams, Relationship Manager, Asset Management, Procurement for Housing
    Andrew Van-Doorn, Chief Executive, HACT

    Hall 5

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    • Under what circumstances is individual procurement and contracting a better option?
    • Using an evidence based approach to determine the most appropriate procurement model
    • Prioritising safety over savings
    • Achieving greater savings through better negotiation and scrutiny of supply chain costs
    • Local versus national procurement – what are the benefits and drawbacks of each?
    • The future of competitive tendering in a post Brexit world
    • Creating new contract management systems
  8. 13:00 - 13:30 (30 minutes)

    Asset management in mixed tenure developments

    Hall 5

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    • Exploring equity in relation to maintenance and repairs in mixed tenure developments
    • Designing out high maintenance and management costs in new developments
    • Developing a level of service appropriate to each development
    • Balancing the provision and management of leaseholder services and costs and developing a successful leasehold management strategy
    • Ensuring successful recovery of expenditure for major works
    • Exploring the administration of sinking funds
  9. 13:30 - 14:30 (1 hour)

    Lunch and networking in the Housing Exhibition

    Housing Exhibition

  10. 14:30 - 15:30 (1 hour)

    How best to respond to the Grenfell Tower tragedy and ensure the safety of tenants


    Wayne Gethings, Managing Director, The Wrekin Housing Trust

    Hall 5

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    Following the tragic fire in West London this session provides the opportunity to hear from experts and reflect on how asset management and maintenance teams can meaningfully respond to the landscape changing events and ensure that your tenants are safe in their homes.

    • Exploring a range of short, medium and longer term responses to ensuring the safety of tenants and raising the quality and standards of stock
    • Identifying best practice in fire risk assessment
    • Ensuring fire protection measures are correctly designed, specified, installed and inspected to make buildings safer for everyone
    • Evaluating the need for large scale investment in retrofitting fire safety equipment in high rise buildings
    • Understanding current fire safety requirements and looking to potential changes to regulatory frameworks
  11. 15:30 - 16:00 (30 minutes)

    Refreshments and networking in the Housing Exhibition

    Housing Exhibition

  12. 16:00 - 17:00 (1 hour)

    Innovative solutions to increase energy efficiency and prevent fuel poverty


    Richard Mellish, Deputy Director – Home and Local Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
    Richard Twinn, Policy Advisor, UK Green Building Council
    John Barnham, Head of Programmes and Planning, Orbit Group

    Hall 5

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    • Placing sustainability at the heart of your asset and stock management strategy
    • Preventing fuel poverty by meeting ECO programme targets
    • Exploring the funding available to address poorer performing stock
    • Integrating large-scale retrofit into the regeneration agenda - developing and testing new models
    • Using smart meters to deliver energy efficiency
    • Innovative solutions to tackle condensation and mould
    • Delivering decarbonisation – creating a strategy to take gas out of homes over 30 years
  13. 17:00 - 17:45 (45 minutes)

    Delivering Energiesprong in the UK

    Nicholas Doyle, Market Development Team, Energiesprong UK

    Hall 5

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    • Stimulating a ‘game-changing’ housing refurbishment sector in the UK
    • Making net-zero energy housing a reality by delivering innovative, retrofitting of homes and super insulated panels
    • Creating a unique financial model which generates cashable savings to reinvest in further installations
  14. 17:45 - 18:30 (45 minutes)

    AGM and drinks reception

    Housing Exhibition

  15. 18:30 - 22:30 (4 hours)

    Regional drinks reception

    Brindley Place