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The Big Conversation

22 November 2018, The Arches, Glasgow

Event Information

In partnership with the GEM programme.

Date: 22 November, 2018

Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm

Location: The Arches, 253 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8DL

Take control of the day!

Are you a young and aspiring housing professional looking to develop your career ambitions? If so, you won't want to miss this event! - TO BOOK YOUR PLACE, PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL 0131 225 4544.

Using an innovative and unconventional conference style, The Big Conversation will bring together aspiring housing professionals from all levels and functions to allow you to discuss and debate the housing issues that are most important to you and help you develop your career aspirations and ambitions.

With leading names from the sector, emerging talent, panel sessions, debates and fishbowl sessions, we invite you to discuss your interests on your terms - you call the shots and you make it happen!

So get involved, share your opinions and bring along your best ideas to help us make The Big Conversation!

Programme and Speakers

Speakers include international keynote speaker Gavin Oattes and CIH President Jim Strang, as well as speakers from Shelter Scotland, Stirling University, Wheatley Group, Fife Council and many more.

You can view the latest programme here.

Who is this event for?

This event is aimed at young and aspiring housing professionals and will give you the chance to hear from sector leaders and rising stars to learn from their journeys and get their top tips to help you progress your own career.

Exhibition & sponsorship

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Booking information


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