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CIH South West Regional Conference & Exhibition

10 & 11 May 2017, Mercure Grand, Bristol

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What is the conference all about

Please note - the conference is now SOLD OUT on both days. We will keep you posted throughout the event on the great things going on!
If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email  

2017 will be an exciting year for the CIH South West conference, with a new venue and reinvigorated programme. This year’s event will take place in the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel – an excellent venue which will allow for the conference and exhibition to take place in one area, offering additional networking prospects and easier access to all of the conference sessions.

The annual conference is the largest of its kind in the region, attracting over 300 attendees from across the South West and beyond. The two-day event is the essential forum for the sector to engage in discussions with experts on their latest thoughts on the sector, the context we are working in and how to tackle the challenges ahead.

This year’s conference will feature many opportunities to learn and network, with a consultants’ corner, bite-size skills sessions and a drinks reception, plus a content-rich programme of high profile speakers tackling the key issues impacting the South West.

Join the conference and learn from leading experts, engage in debates and discuss the latest topics, including:

• How to increase housing delivery

• Integrating services with health and social care for older people

• New methods of responding to government policy

• The importance of having a strong commercial focus

• What the spring budget will mean for providers

Tweet your questions and comments before and during the event to @CIH_Events #CIHSW17

NEW conference venue

Mercure Bristol Grand, Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2EL   

The conference will be held in a brand new venue for 2017 – Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel. The hotel is a 4-star Victorian hotel with 182 bedrooms, perfectly located in the centre of Bristol. The hotel has a multi-storey car park onsite and is free of charge for all attendees. The nearest railway station is Temple Meads located 0.80 miles away from the hotel.

Accommodation during the conference

To book accommodation for the conference please register online.

Alternatively you can book over the phone or via email:

02476 369726 or

All bookings must be completed prior to 12 noon on 4 April 2017. All booking are subject to availability.


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.


Exhibition and sponsorship

With a wide range of delegates attending, this event is an opportunity for your organisation to develop new professional relationships and gain brand recognition. Both shell scheme and space only stands are available, along with a range of sponsorship opportunities that will:
  • Help you to be seen as dependent and supportive to your target mark
  • Allow you to build trust and establish a rapport with potential clients
  • Provide access to your target market on various platforms
  • Demonstrate value and support with your target audience
  • Support your marketing and organisational strategy
  • Help you to promote your products and services

For more information on exhibiting and/or sponsoring please contact

Booking information

Please note - the conference is now SOLD OUT on both days.
If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email


Joining Instructions

To download your joining instructions, please click the following links:

Joining Instructions - Information Pack
Conference programme
Pop up workshop schedule

Please contact us on 02476 851 722 or email if you have any enquiries.

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