Keynote Speakers Announced for North West Housing Conference 2015

Organisers of the North West Housing Conference 2015, accountants Mitchell Charlesworth and law firm Brabners, have announced the keynote speakers at this year’s event which takes place on Thursday 15 October 2015 at Liverpool’s BT Convention Centre.

Leading figures from the housing sector will give their expert views on the wide-ranging changes being
faced by social housing providers, with keynote speakers confirmed as Gill Payne, Director of Policy and External Affairs, National Housing Federation; Colette McKune MBE, Deputy Group Chief Executive, ForViva; Deborah McLaughlin, Chief Executive, Manchester Place; and Carol Rogers MBE, Director of Education and Visitors, National Museums Liverpool. The event will be chaired by Derek Long, Director, arc4.

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Pictured: Speakers from NWHC2014

The conference will review the latest developments in policy and strategy and explore the economic realities facing the sector following the Summer Budget and the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review in November.

Current and emerging housing issues will be explored through a programme of keynote presentations and practical workshops presented by housing specialists. Topics include improving the links between health provision and housing, catering for an ageing population and empowering communities.

The annual conference, which is aimed at registered providers, housing professionals, local authorities and other related businesses, is returning following the resounding success of last year’s event which saw more than 180 delegates and 22 exhibitors attend from across the UK.

Brabners and Mitchell Charlesworth are hosting the conference with support from a project group made up of ForViva, Liverpool Mutual Homes, Riverside, Symphony Housing Group, The Regenda Group and Your Housing Group – and additional sponsorship from Procure Plus.

The North West Housing Conference, now in its thirteenth year, will take place at Liverpool’s BT Convention Centre, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront on Thursday 15 October 2015.

For more information about booking a place as a delegate, please contact Reta Madgin at Brabners on 0151 600 3401 or  For those interested in exhibiting at the conference, please contact Cara Bartlett at Mitchell Charlesworth on 0151 255 2300 or email

Twitter: @NWHousingConf (#NWHC2015)

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