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North East Regional Conference and Exhibition

16-17 November 2017, Life Meetings and Events

About the event

The CIH North East conference is the region’s premier annual housing event and attracts up to 200 professionals during the two days.

The housing sector is currently facing a number of challenges but housing professionals are a passionate and resilient workforce. This conference will examine the challenges but also look to the future to find the right solutions.

The North East of England lacks economic, institutional and professional unity which holds back regional development. This conference will focus on how organisations and their people can work together to strengthen links and unite the region.

2017 has been a momentous year, with Article 50 being invoked and a General Election being called. This conference will provide an opportunity to reflect on what this means for housing providers and what the impact will be on local businesses and housing in the North East. Delegates will have the opportunity to share their challenges with their peers and discover ways to overcome them.

As always, a shortage in suitable housing and government budget cuts are combining to make it difficult to support the industry.

Speakers will look to the future and share their thoughts on how challenges can be embraced and what leadership strategies can be employed to drive the region forward.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner is a great opportunity to network with people in the industry in a relaxed atmosphere. This is an unmissable chance to entertain your most important clients. Entertainment this year will be provided by Guy Browning.

Benefits of attending

• Listen to keynote speeches from influential leaders from across the housing industry including the Homes and Communities Agency

• An excellent opportunity to discuss challenges with over 200 colleagues working in the housing industry in the North East

• Meet and network with exhibitors showcasing the products and services your organisation needs

• Join over 150 guests at the annual networking dinner with an appearance by Guy Browning

• Gain eight hours towards your continuing professional development if you are a CIH member

Who should attend

If you're a housing professional in the North East then you should be at this event! There will be topical content for all levels and the conference offers a great opportunity to network with like minded peers.


In these top level strategic sessions, we will consider the state of the North East and what we as an industry can do to improve. Other sessions will cover:

• Regeneration
• Development
• Regulation
• The economic landscape
• Delivering excellent customer service

Master classes

On each day a selection of interactive master classes will offer delegates the opportunity to hear best practice from organisations who are celebrating success in the North East region. Interactive sessions will include:

• Legal update
• The leadership of the future
• Supported housing
• Approaches to poverty

This year we will also be featuring more ‘unconference’ sessions, which will give delegates the opportunity to lead debate and foster discussions in the areas they want to know more about. These sessions are very much led by delegates, though some starting points will include:

• Welfare reform

• Asset/repairs

• Maintenance issues

• Customer issues

• Poverty

• Customer data

Exhibition & sponsorship

With a wide range of delegates attending, this conference is an ideal opportunity for your organisation to develop new professional relationships and gain brand recognition. With exhibition packages available and a range of sponsorship opportunities which have been designed to provide your organisation with:

• a platform to promote your products and services

• exposure to your target market across a range of channels and potential touch-points

• an opportunity to establish trust and build a rapport with potential clients

• multiple opportunities to grow your networks and build your contacts

Download the media pack to explore your options

If you’d like to talk about exhibiting or if you’d like us to create a bespoke package for you then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kirsty (02476 851766) or Sean (0131 221 7753)

Booking information

Delegate type

CIH Member

Standard rate

Option A: Non-residential both days of the conference with no accommodation or attendance at the conference dinner

– Attendance on both days with no accommodation or attendance at the conference dinner

£199 + VAT

£299 + VAT

Option B: Non-residential day one only -

(16 November) with no accommodation or attendance at the conference dinner

£169 + VAT

£269 + VAT 

Option C: Non-residential day two only  -

(17 November) with no accommodation or attendance at the conference dinner

£99 + VAT

£199+ VAT

Option D: Conference dinner ticket -

on the evening of 16 November

£90 + VAT

£90 + VAT


How to book

Book online by clicking the 'Book' button at the top and bottom on the page.


Download a booking form and return to us at

Further information please contact CIH events team on 024 7685 1722.

*Please read our terms and conditions before making your booking.


We have negotiated a special rate for delegates at the nearby Jurys Inn Hotel for the evenings of Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November.

To access this rate of £70 B&B per night (inc VAT), please visit the Conference Care website.

Please note that bookings must be made by 13 October.


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