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CIH Eastern Region Conference & Exhibition 2017

1 & 2 November 2017, The Cambridge Belfry Hotel, Cambourne


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About the conference

CIH’s Eastern Conference, the region’s leading housing event, is back and better than ever. 

Social housing continues to face significant challenges and recent events have put the work of housing organisations firmly in the spotlight. There has never been a more important time to learn, share, debate and network. So what are the specific challenges in the East of England and how can housing professionals meet them?

Our packed programme features high-profile speakers from the housing sector and beyond, with a mix of keynotes, active learning and unconference sessions giving you the chance to hear from the experts and join the debate.

New for 2017! Fishbowl session

Focus in on stories and a group discussion.You sit in concentric circles around our group of kick-off speakers, but as discussion progresses you can join in by taking an empty seat in the fishbowl - check out our video explanation!

View the full programme here

Is the conference for you?

The conference will explore the economic, social and political context for housing and the challenges facing the sector – both nationally and regionally. Our packed programme includes sessions on everything from delivering homes and reducing homelessness to channel shift and welfare reform.

Where will the conference take place?

The Cambridge Belfry, Back Lane, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6DW
The conference will be held at the Cambridge Belfry hotel. This four star hotel is a short distance from the historic city of Cambridge and the nearest train station is Cambridge located 10 miles away from the hotel.

To book accommodation for the conference please call the central reservations team on 0845 0740060 and quote ‘Chartered Institute of Housing’ to receive the special rate of £151 Bed & Breakfast for the night of the 1st November and £157 Bed & Breakfast per night for stays including the 31st October and the 1st November. These rates are only available to book until 25th October 2017.

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities

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 wide 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

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 at

Download the media pack to explore your options

Delegate options and rates

Don't miss the early bird discount - 10% off untill 30 August 2017

A. Full two day delegate and conference dinner - attendance on both days of the conference and conference dinner
CIH Member rate: £300 +VAT
Standard rate: £380 +VAT

B. Two day delegate - attendance on both days of the conference
CIH Member rate: £240 +VAT
Standard rate: £300 +VAT

C. Day delegate - attendance on Wednesday 1 November
CIH Member rate: £140 +VAT
Standard rate: £220 +VAT

D. Day delegate - attendance on Thursday 2 November
CIH Member rate: £140 +VAT
Standard rate: £220 +VAT

E. Conference dinner ticket
Rate: £70 +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.

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