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
Karl Linder , NHMF Chair & Head of Asset Compliance, Anchor Hanover
Aileen Evans , President, Chartered Institute of Housing

Chair: Craig Oosthuizen
11.00
Refreshments (Exhibition area)
11.40
Speakers
Sonya Russell , Head of New Business, AD Construction Group
Melissa Pearce , Client Relationship Director, Wates
Caroline Lester , Relationship Manager, MCP Property Services

Chair: Steve Downing
Speakers
Phil Pemberton , Director of Asset Strategy and Delivery, The Riverside Group
Michael McGowan , Sustainability Manager, Mears Group
Josephine Morton , Partner, Brabners

Chair: Phil Pemberton
Speakers
Adrian Blythe , Quality Improvement Manager, Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE)

Chair: David Miller
Speakers
Peter Rickaby , Principal Research Associate, UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings at UCL
Phil Mason , Compliance Manager, Trustmark

Chair: Andrew Burke
Speakers
Jeremy Bevan , Policy Manager, HSE
Eleanor Eaton , Chair, Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Ltd

Chair: Julian Ransom
12.30
Lunch (Exhibition area)
13.20
Plenary 2: Apprenticeships - the benefits to the bottom line (Queens Room)
Speakers:
Arslan Akthar , Plumbing Instructor, City Building Glasgow
Gavin Hay , Training Manager

Chair: Paul Wenham
14.30
Speakers
Dominic Higgins , Director, Rand Associates
David Miller , Director, Rand Associates

Chair: David Miller
Speakers
Kieran Binnie , Associate, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
Victoria Moffett , Head of Building and Fire Safety Programmes, National Housing Federation
Graham Smith , Associate Director, Jacobs

Chair: Mike Turner
Speakers
Mathew Baxter , Managing Director, echelon Consultancy
Roxanne Roberts , Property Services Team Leader

Chair: Andrew Burke
Speakers
Tom Jarman , Senior Business Consultant, Waterstons

Chair: Stephen Chalmers
Speakers
Emma Madeley , HM Inspector of Health & Safety, Health & Safety Executive

Chair: Julian Ransom
15.20
Refreshments (Exhibition area)
15.45
Plenary 3: Can data really transform asset management? (Queens Room)
Speakers:
Tommy Collins , Policy Officer, National Housing Federation
Gary Bellenger , Assistant Director of Property Services, A2Dominion

Chair: Paul Flowers
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: External Walls Fire Safety Review – EWS1 (Queens Room)
Speakers:
Joe Taylor , Principal Consultant – Fire Risk Management, Hydrock

Chair: Neil Watts
11.00
Refreshments (Exhibition area)
11.40
Speakers
Katie Saunders , Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
Mark Robinson , Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

Chair: David Miller
Speakers
Neil Yeomans , Head of Property Compliance, Orbit Group

Chair: Karl Linder
Speakers
Craig Demanuele , Managing Director
Yogesh Vadgama , Head of Asset Management, Magna Housing Limited

Chair: Stephanie Lloyd-Foxe
Speakers
Kathryn Trainor , Adaptations Manager, Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE)
Ciaran Downey , Media Technician, Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE)

Chair: Simon Lowe
Speakers
Amy Boothman , Development Manager, Ian Williams
Claire Elston , Human Resources Manager, Ian Williams
Kim Newman , Managing Director, PML Group

Chair: Mike Turner
12.30
Lunch (Exhibition area)
14.30
Closing address & prize draws (Queens Room)
14.35
Conference closes (Queens Room)

COVID safe events:

We are working closely with the venue to ensure the conference runs as safely as possible. Please take a moment to read the following guidelines prior to attending.

Day before

Even if you are not showing any symptoms or have previously had COVID please take a lateral flow test as late as possible before attending the conference - ideally within 12 hours. We would recommend everyone attending on day 2 completes a second test if possible.

On arrival

Please show your NHS COVID Pass to the reception team to confirm you have been vaccinated, have completed a negative lateral flow test, or are exempt.

During the conference

Face coverings must be worn in all communal areas unless you are seated or eating. Please maintain social distancing as far as possible and make use of the hand sanitizers situated throughout the venue.

Our mission statement

The centre of excellence for improving property performance

The NHMF is the leading body representing housing providers, committed to championing innovation to deliver excellence in maintenance and asset management