Conference 2020 timetable

Monday 20 January

19.30
Buffet Style dinner and networking (Pavilion)
21.30
Ends (Pavilion)

Tuesday 21 January

09.00
Registration (Hotel reception)
10.00
Welcome (Queens Room)
10.15
Plenary 1: Asset management - looking to the future (Queens Room)
Speakers:
Martin Hilditch, Editor, Inside Housing
Aileen Evans , Vice-President, Chartered Institute of Housing
Karl Linder , NHMF Chair & Head of Asset Compliance, Anchor Hanover
11.00
Refreshments (Exhibition area)
11.40
Speakers
Caroline Lester , Relationship Manager, MCP Property Services
Sonya Russell , Head of New Business, AD Construction Group
Melissa Woodall,
1B: Fitness for Habitation legislation & the Housing Act 2018 (York Room)
Speakers
Phil Pemberton , Director of Assets, The Riverside Group
Michael McGowan , Sustainability Manager, Asset Services, The Riverside Group
Josephine Morton , Partner, Brabners
1C: Cavity walls (Surrey Room)
Speakers
Colin King, Director, BRE
Adrian Blythe, Building Surveyor, Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE)
Speakers
Simon Ayers , Chief Executive Officer
Peter Rickaby , Principal Research Associate, UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings at UCL
Speakers
Jeremy Bevan , Policy Manager, HSE
Eleanor Eaton, Chair, Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP)
12.30
Lunch (Exhibition area)
13.20
Plenary 2: Apprenticeships - the benefits to the bottom line (Queens Room)
Speakers:
Sharon McGrath , Head of Corporate Services, City Building Glasgow
14.30
2A: M3NHF Schedule of Rates & contracting for compliance (Arden Room)
Speakers
Dominic Higgins , Director, Rand Associates
David Miller , Director, Rand Associates
2B: Doors & compliance (York Room)
Speakers
Chris Pritchard, National Accounts Director, CLC Contractors
2C: Wealden DC - an integrated IT solution for a multiple SME delivery model (Surrey Room)
Speakers
Mathew Baxter , Managing Director, echelon Consultancy
Julie Wilkins , Property Services Manager, Wealden District Council
Roxanne Roberts , Property Services Team Leader, Wealden District Council
Speakers
Tom Jarman , Senior Transformation Consultant, Waterstons
Speakers
Andrew Kingscott , Head of Public Administration, Education & Volunteers (PAEV) Sector Engagement & Policy Directorate (EPD)
15.20
Refreshments (Exhibition area)
15.45
Plenary 3: Can data really transform asset management? (Queens Room)
Speakers:
Tommy Collins, Policy Manager, National Housing Federation
Varun Soni, Associate - Bid Manager, Calford Seaden
Gary Bellenger , Assistant Director of Property Services, A2Dominion
17.00
NHMF AGM (Arden Room)
18.00
Group photos (York Room)
19.00
Pre-dinner drinks (Exhibition area)
20.00
Conference Dinner & Awards (Queens Room)

Wednesday 22 January

09.00
Registration (Hotel reception)
10.00
Plenary 4: New building & safer regulatory systems - existing buildings & digitised building information (Queens Room)
Speakers:
Tom Gilbert , Head of Fire Safety, Lendlease
11.00
Refreshments (Exhibition area)
11.40
3A: Procuring to deliver quality (Arden Room)
Speakers
Mark Robinson , Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
Katie Saunders , Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
3B: Innovation in compliance - Orbit’s story of culture change (York Room)
Speakers
Neil Yeomans , Head of Property Compliance, Orbit Group
3C: Modular builds (Surrey Room)
Speakers
Yogesh Vadgama, Head of Technical Services, Magna Housing
Craig Demanuele, Managing Director, CAMS
3D: Social inclusion using technology - Alexa (Norfolk Room)
Speakers
Kathryn Trainor , Adaptations Manager, Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE)
3E: The skills shortage & gender pay gap in asset management (Dorset Room)
Speakers
Amy Boothman , Bid Manager, Ian Williams
Kim Newman , Managing Director, PML Group
Claire Elston, Human Resources Manager, Ian Williams
12.30
Lunch (Exhibition area)
14.30
Closing address & prize draws (Queens Room)
14.35
Conference closes (Queens Room)
Room Key Theme
Queens P Plenaries
Arden A Contract management and procurement
York B Compliance
Surrey C Asset management
Norfolk D New technology and innovation
Dorset E Skills shortage and worker health

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- Nigel Chapman, Business Development Manager

"Undoubtedly the best maintenance conference within the UK. The work of the NHMF and its committee together with support from M3 Housing must be highly commended."

- Steve Downing, Director and Quantity Surveyor

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