A security pass is required at all times to attend events in either of the secure Conference venues, Manchester Central or The Midland Hotel.


14.30 ConservativeHome in partnership with NHBC

Manchester Central : ConservativeHome Marquee

UK housing: how do we deliver for homeowners and address the critical challenges ahead?

Housing Minister, Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, will be joined by industry leaders to discuss delivering more good quality new homes in the UK.


NHBC and ConservativeHome are pleased to be joined by the newly appointed Housing Minister, Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, to discuss how we can work together to deliver more good quality new homes for the country and for homeowners. With emerging policy areas such as the forthcoming New Homes Ombudsman and Modern Methods of Construction breaking through, panellists will consider their potential effect on new build quality and supply as Government aims to achieve 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s.

16.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Federation of Master Builders, CPRE – The countryside charity and National Housing Federation

Manchester Central : ConservativeHome Marquee

Housing and the economy: How do we invest in the homes we urgently need?

An unexpected alliance of bodies representing builders, housing associations and the countryside discuss how to invest to build the homes we need


Beyond Brexit, housing will be a top policy priority for the new Prime Minister. This fringe session brings together an unexpected grouping of panellists representing builders, housing associations and countryside campaigners. Coming from different perspectives they will discuss how we can invest in building the homes communities need, by empowering SME builders and providing more social housing whilst protecting and enhancing our countryside.

16.00 DevoConnect

Midland Hotel : Fairclough

Are Cities Leaving Our Towns Behind?

Bringing together senior figures for a substantive discussion on the growing problem of geographic inequality between our towns and cities


The Government has indicated that one of its key priorities will be addressing the growing divide between our towns and cities. But what will it mean in practice to shift our focus from the city to places in general? How might we imagine growth models which focus on the needs of people outside cities? These questions are especially important after the Brexit vote, which drew many London-based observers’ attention to smaller towns and rural areas. What next for the highly centralised UK?

18.00 Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and Crest Nicholson

Manchester Central : Exchange 2 & 3 Combined

How do we deliver homes quickly and within high-quality communities?

Creating high-quality homes and great places


This event will explore the challenges and opportunities of delivering high-quality housing quickly while also creating great places.

20.00 Blue Collar Conservatism

Midland Hotel : Fairclough


Join us for a classic Blue Collar Conservatism event. Please email contact@bluecollarconservatism.co.uk to request an invitation.


Join Esther McVey MP, Minister for Housing, Ben Bradley MP, PPS to MHCLG, and special guests for a classic Blue Collar Conservatism event with interactive and lively discussion. To request an invitation please email contact@bluecollarconservatism.co.uk.


12.30 Centre for Policy Studies

Manchester Central : Centre for Policy Studies, The Gallery

Are We Solving the Housing Crisis?

There is a crisis in housing and home ownership. Are we doing enough to fix it? See CPS website or conference app for speaker info.


The UK needs an ownership revolution. There has been a collapse in home ownership across the country, particularly among the young. Join CPS experts and policymakers to discuss how to restore mass ownership.

14.00 Policy Exchange and the National Housing Federation

Manchester Central : Cobden Rooms 3 & 4

Is fixing the housing market an election winner for blue-collar Britain?

Housing has become not just a policy priority but a political one


With housing tenure one of the strongest indicators of how people voted in the 2017 General Election, housing has become not just a policy priority but a political one. The aspirations of many in younger generations is still to achieve home ownership. Any party aspiring to government must answer the question: what housing policies will win the next election?

15.15 The TaxPayers' Alliance

Manchester Central : The Think Tent

In conversation with...Rt Hon Esther McVey MP

Join us for a one-on-one interview with a high profile figure from the world of Conservative politics. This fringe event won't disappoint!


Join us for a one-on-one interview with a high profile figure from the world of Conservative politics. This fringe event won't disappoint!

17.30 The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce : Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WD

RICS Residential Reception

oin our annual reception for an opportunity to speak to industry and Government about how we can address the issues facing the residential sector.


Marking the close of the successful Housing Hub expo, the RICS Residential Reception will give you an opportunity to engage with key figures from the housing industry as well as hear keynote speeches from: Matthew Howell, Managing Director RICS Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, Minister of State for Housing (Invited) For further information on this event please contact khadjimina@rics.org Information on the Housing Hub visit rics.org/HousingHub

18.00 Network Homes, Riverside, L&Q and Sovereign

Manchester Central : Exchange 2 & 3 Combined

The Housing Fringe

Chair: David Blackman, Freelance Journalist


Speakers: Luke Hall MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Housing (tbc) Andrew Boff, Deputy Chair of Housing Committee, GLA Helen Evans, CEO, Network Homes Carol Matthews, Group CEO, Riverside David Montague, CEO, L&Q Mark Washer, CEO, Sovereign

20.30 Thakeham Homes

Midland Hotel : Chester Suite

Housing the next generation - solving the intergenerational housing gap

A panel debate on the generational challenges facing housing.


A panel debate on the generational challenge facing housing. Topics discussed will include how we help young people onto the housing ladder, encourage property ownership, and are the baby-boomers blocking housing for young families.


20.00 Planning Futures in partnership with Countryside Properties

Midland Hotel : The Tea Rooms

People who Plan Drinks Reception

A reception for all stakeholders involved in the planning and delivery of new development across the country


This reception is open to all people who plan: from local Councillors involved in making Local Plans and deciding on planning applications, to developers, planners and architects involved in their delivery. The event will provide an opportunity for networking with leading figures from across the sector.

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