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CIH Homes & Communities Conference 2018

20 - 21 September, Crowne Plaza, Dundalk

Creating healthy neighbourhoods

CIH Homes and Communities 2018 builds on the health and housing theme of our recent conferences to look at the broader issues and challenges in developing homes and sustainable communities across the island of Ireland. The event offers the opportunity to come together with fellow housing professionals from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain.

What will we be covering?

Join us on 20 and 21 September and hear from experts in housing and communities through a mixture of plenary and breakout sessions.

Day one will consider the built environment including housing and infrastructure and the impact this can have on people's quality of life. We will hear how collaboration and partnership working can impact on reducing homelessness.

Day two will focus on the economy and current and future issues including around Brexit. We will consider what the future of social housing might look like as the sector embraces new practices, including changes to workplace culture and its impact on residents and improved efficiencies.

Plenary sessions will include:

  • Rethinking social housing
  • Place-making
  • Reducing homelessness through partnerships and collaboration
  • The economy in focus
  • Future gazing
  • What does a 21st century provider look like?

Breakout sessions will include:

  • Reclassification - the big issues, north and south
  • Regeneration and development
  • Understanding housing aspirations: expectations and choice
  • Approaches to meeting client needs
  • Domestic abuse: it's your business
  • Personal reflections - leading teams
  • Securing your systems
  • Why diversify?
Find out more about these sessions and the speakers.

Reasons to attend

Join the debate on the unique challenges and opportunities facing housing providers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Network with fellow housing professionals and find out more about the products and services in an exhibition featuring organisations at the cutting edge.

Gain 12 hrs of CPD if you are a CIH member.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner is a great opportunity to network with people in the sector in a relaxed atmosphere at the Crowne Plaza Faranheit Grill.

Sponsorship and exhibition

Headline sponsor Conference dinner sponsor Conference drinks reception

With a wide range of delegates attending, this conference is an ideal opportunity for your organisation to develop new professional relationships. Exhibition packages and a range of support opportunities have been designed to provide your organisation with an opportunity to promote your products and services.

View the sponsorship packages and find out more about exhibitors by contacting Trevor Wright – or 028 9077 8222.

Booking information

All CIH members will receive a ten per cent discount on various packages available.

Package  Delegate rate (GBP)*   Delegate rate (EUR)* Member rate (GBP)*       Member rate (EUR)*
A - Residential including two conference days, conference dinner and accommodation in the Crowne Plaza on the night of 20 September
£375 €425 £337.50 €382.50
B - Non-residential two conference days only £225 €254 £202.50 €228.60
C - Non-residential conference day one
£160 €181 £144.00 €162.90
D - Non-residential conference day two
£128 €145 £115.20 €130.50
E - Conference dinner £60.00 €68 £60.00 €68

F - Delegate of the future - a one-day rate for people who are under the age of 35 or who have been working in housing for less than three years, proof may be required - contact to avail of this rate

£50 €56 £50 €56

* Prices exclusive of VAT.

To book a Euro package contact Trevor Wright at, otherwise please book online via the book buttons at the top and bottom of this page.

Please review our terms and conditions before making a booking.


Accommodation is provided in the full residential package. Delegates will be staying in the Crowne Plaza, Dundalk.



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