The Housing Forum
National Conference


Amba Hotel, Marble Arch &


20 October 2021

About the Conference


We look forward to welcoming you on 20 October to The Housing Forum’s 2021 National Conference, ’Fit for the Future’ – a premier housing event.


Amba Hotel, Marble Arch, London

Leading sector figures will cover the full range of issues and opportunities on key themes. There’s an exhibition and networking opportunities culminating in an early evening drinks reception to formally launch the Futures Network – the next generation of leaders supporting advancements in our sector.

We’ve had over 1600 attend webinars so far this year and successfully held hybrid events so whether you are attending in person or online you’ll be able to take part in this premier knowledge exchange.


What’s covered?

Through expert speakers and Q&A the conference aims to inform and inspire to really take advantage of the opportunities across housing.
The whole day event will start with Keynote addresses, followed by four consecutive Streams on Supply and Delivery; Partnering Principles for New Homes and Existing Homes; Quality and Standards in New Build and Asset Management; Decarbonisation Solutions.

In the middle of the day there’ll be an opportunity to attend one of three Break Out sessions on New Ways of Living; Insuring for Risk: Planning and Development; Why is ESG important.

New report launch –  The Housing Forum’s guide to collaborative procurement is the output of the working group comprising representatives from over 20 THF member organisations from across the housing sector. This guide encourages a shift to a value-based procurement process and a move away from reliance on minimum cost and minimum standards.

What will I take away?

INSIGHTS: on the way forward for the housing market; its prospects and challenges from opinion leaders, government and The Housing Forum members

UNDERSTANDING: of the implications of the profound change Decarbonisation will have on the housing sector and what government needs to do to support the significant changes required.

INSPIRATION: take back to your workplace innovative approaches and practical solutions to dealing with the challenges and taking advantage of the opportunities.

CPD pass – The conference is certified with mypropass for easy CPD logging. 

“We are proud sponsors of The Housing Forum’s National Conference 2021. This important event supports the Forum’s collaborative and cross-sector approach to achieving the vision of ‘A Quality Home for All’ through partnership and knowledge sharing.”


“We value The Housing Forum’s cross sector membership and the breadth of the discussions that offers. In particular, we have found it really useful to listen to a range of different voices including Local Authorities, housing associations, construction companies, manufacturers and consultants all around one table.”

Homes England

“We are delighted to support The Housing Forum’s National Conference this year. With so many local authorities declaring climate emergencies, Willmott Dixon with its Now or Never strategy to become a net zero carbon business by 2030, is determined to play its part in ensuring the construction industry leads the way in creating a more sustainable future for everyone.”

Richard DavidsonDirector, Willmott Dixon

“We were delighted to support the conference which seemed to be a roaring success, no surprise as this is what we have come to expect from The Housing Forum.”

Senior Business Development ManagerMurphy Group, Sponsor of 2019 National Conference

“It was a real pleasure for Silver to be a sponsor and associated with this successful conference with such high profile speakers from across the industry. Look forward to working with you again soon.”

Director - Strategy & Business Development, Silver DCC, Sponsor of the 2019 National Conference

“The Housing Forum provides access to a key network of decision-makers from the public, private and third sectors and is a place where views on best practice can be shared and partnerships secured and strengthened.”

Sovereign Housing Association

The Speakers

Keynote & Streams

Speakers will address these important issues throughout the day in
break out streams

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Increase your impact through the only cross-sector membership network for housing and construction.

For Sponsors

We offer a range of packages to suit differing needs and budgets and we are happy to work with your organisation to create a bespoke package.

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For Exhibitors

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The Sponsors

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