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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 biggest and best housing event and attracts around 200 professionals across two days.

The 2017 event comes at a challenging and unpredictable time, when our role in our communities is more important than ever.

Taking place hot on the heels of the government's announcement that it will conduct a review of social housing and coming just days before the Budget, our packed programme will examine all of the major challenges facing housing organisations and explore how the sector can respond – from how we cope with the implications of welfare reform and changes to regulation, to how we continue to deliver great customer services.

Our North East conference gives you the chance to come together with hundreds of fellow housing professionals from your region to learn from the experts, join the debate and help to shape the sector’s response to the unique challenges we face in the North East.

Conference Dinner

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

Benefits of attending

  • An unparalleled opportunity to join the debate on the unique challenges facing housing organisations in the North East with more than 200 fellow professionals.
  • Meet and network with exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services.
  • Join more than 150 guests at the annual networking dinner with an appearance from after dinner speaker 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.

Delegate of the Future offer

We want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to attend the North East regions premier housing event.

Investing in future housing leaders, is more important than ever. That’s why we are introducing a brand new offer specifically aimed at junior housing professionals. A paying delegate booking either package A, B or C will be entitled to an additional free place on day two, Friday 17 November to bring along a 'delegate of the future'. The free place is only available to someone within your organisation who has never had the opportunity to attend the North East Conference before.

To book you will need to download the booking form quoting the promo code DOF17.


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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