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The BIG Question

20 October 2016, Cardiff Marriott Hotel
the BIG Question 2016 - Does Welsh housing need to change to succeed?

The landscape in Wales is as challenging as ever for housing.  With a new Welsh Government in place, the next five years are crucial, and housings role in delivering the programme for government continues to be significant.

An ambitious target for 20,000 affordable homes, public service transformation, regulatory reform, mergers, new legislation, the appetite for risk and an increasing need to demonstrate value for money are just some of the issues housing organisations are grappling with.  Are they ready for the challenge and fit for purpose?  Do we need to change to succeed in this new environment?

Our annual high-level policy symposium will debate the current and cutting edge issues in housing, with time for discussion, debate and networking.

Who's on the programme?

It's a power-packed programme for our most hard-hitting event of the calendar.  Merger chief executive Amanda Davies, insider insight on local government re-organisation from Steve Thomas, and the new (returning) Cabinet Secretary with responsibility for housing, Carl Sargeant AM.  Expect masterful chairing of the event (and some corking chair's first questions!) from our own Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive and director of policy at CIH.

Check out the full programme for the latest line-up.

Exhibition and sponsorship

Exhibit in our busy tea, coffee and lunch area from just £499 + VAT please contact Catherine Nicholas, Conference Organiser on 029 2076 5760 or

Headline sponsorship is still available for The BIG Question at £2,000 + VAT.  A prominent stand is just the start, we'll work with our headline sponsor to ensure maximum exposure through the event.

For further information and to book your exhibition stand, please click here

Booking information

Price schedule:

  • Delegate place (individual non-member): £249 + VAT
  • Delegate place (individual CIH member or partner organisation): £199 + VAT

Bulk booking discount: book two places and get a third half price (cheapest place)

Special discount for partner local authorities - click here for the local authority booking form to access our special offer



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