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CIH South West Regional Conference & Exhibition

16 & 17 May 2018, Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

About the conference

The biggest and the best housing event in the South West

The CIH South West Housing Conference is the largest of its kind in the region and attracts over 350 attendees throughout the event. This two day conference has established itself as the essential forum for housing professionals to discuss and debate the hottest topics affecting the industry.

This years conference will once again take place at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel – an excellent venue which allows for great networking prospects with the conference and exhibition taking place in one area. The 2018 programme has been designed to give delegates the opportunity to hear from thought leaders, take part in interactive sessions and network with fellow housing professionals in the South West.

Join the conference and learn from leading experts, engage in debates and discuss the latest topics, including:
• Tenancies of the future
• Finding solutions to the skills gap
• Regeneration
• Tackling homelessness
• Innovation in the sector

The full programme is now available - here’s just a few of our key speakers:

UPDATE: 8 May - Day one (Wednesday 16 May) is now SOLD OUT

The event was a sellout in 2017 and with a packed and interactive programme this year it’s one not to miss. We look forward to seeing you in May! 


Booking Information

 Delegate Prices

Delegate Packages Non Member Price CIH Member Price

FULLY BOOKED A - Full delegate: Attendance on both days 

£375.00 £295.00
FULLY BOOKED B - Day 1: Attendance on Wed 16 May £255.00 £175.00
C - Day 2: Attendance on Thurs 17 May £255.00 £175.00





*All prices exclude VAT


Please see our full terms and conditions before making your booking

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Exhibition & Sponsorship

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

Download the South West Media Pack
South West 2018 Exhibition Manual
Ginger AV booking form
Ginger furniture booking form
RAMS template
Simple risk assessment template

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 or ring the events team on 024 7685 1722.


Conference Care have secured preferential rates at the Mecure Bristol Grand Hotel. To view availability and rates, and to book your accommodation, please visit the dedicated booking site.

Please note only those who are attending the CIH South West Housing Conference 2018 may access the special accommodation rates.


Networking Drinks Reception

Sponsored by      

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Join us on Wednesday afternoon at 17.30 in the exhibition suite to discuss the highlights of day one and unwind with colleagues at the networking drinks reception.

Who should attend?

This two-day mixed-content conference is ideal for housing professionals at all levels. Senior members of staff including chief executives, directors and managers will find support for developing new strategies to overcome the challenges within the region, whilst those on the front line will have the opportunity to learn about the latest policies and developments across the sector.

Joining Instructions

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