HOMES 2018 is the premier event dedicated to residential development, strategic asset management and procurement solutions. Housing sector professionals from housing associations, local authorities and the commercial sector will meet to discuss how to build more homes and ensure a high quality standard of housing.
With the widespread change and uncertainty prevalent in the housing sector, it has never been more important to attend. The Hackitt Review, the Social Housing Green Paper, Brexit and the 300,000 homes delivery target have all raised questions for housing professionals. In order to help the housing sector to move forward, Over 150 experts will speak across two days, with six theatres of packed content. In addition, there will be 120 exhibitors showcasing leading housing solutions.
As Brexit draws near, residential development of new homes remains a clear focus for the housing sector. HOMES will help provide housing professionals with the innovative thinking necessary to build more homes and ensure high quality standard of living by discussing Home England’s strategic partnership deals, post-budget housing delivery priorities, and how Build to Rent can work for the social housing sector.
Over 4,000 housing sector professionals are expected to attend, hoping to find the answers they need to help fix the ‘broken housing market’, together with access to some of the highest-quality content in the sector.
A key benefit of attending HOMES 2018 is that you can catch up with all your key suppliers in one room. Over 120 exhibitors, 40 sponsors and 10 key partners will be attending with key focuses on innovation, product launches, hospitality areas and pioneers.
What to expect this year
Visitors will meet leading suppliers to the housing sector on the exhibition floor, as well as benefit from a range of interactive features. Highlights of this year’s event include:
- MITIE Solution Street
- Higgins Regeneration theatre
- Fusion21 Buy Smarter theatre
- Knowledge Centre silent theatre
- Fortem Local Authority lounge
- New partnerships with RIBA, UKAA, RTPI and more to broaden your networking with housebuilders, architects, Build to Rent specialists and planners
- National Leasehold Group conference (Weds)
- National Sales Group conference (Thurs)
A key subject under discussion will be how procurement benefits housing professionals. Sessions will explore methods of procurement, and what works best for their organisations, as well as achieving social value from procurement, and whether procurement stifles innovation. Attendees to the show will also explore the latest thinking and best practice around repairs and maintenance in the housing sector, including strategic asset management in a post-Grenfell world, implementing the Hackitt recommendations, and the need for a review of the Decent Homes Standard.
Delegates from the National Leasehold Group Annual conference, National Sales Group conference, and HOMES will be able to attend certain sessions in each other’s theatres. In addition, Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing, will appear at HOMES 2018,
giving the keynote at Kier Theatre Two on 29th November.