Homes 2012 Launched
Published by CarysSamuels for Acceleris Marketing Communications in Housing and also in Communities, Environment
Ocean Media and CIH have launched Homes 2012, a new exhibition and conference for those involved in asset management, repairs and maintenance, retrofitting and sustainability in housing. Industry challenges including the Green Deal, driving sector improvements and VFM in repairs and strategic procurement will take centre stage at the event which will take place at London’s ExCel on 14 – 15 November 2012.
Launched by the team that manages the annual CIH conference, this new event will address key issues within asset management and repairs and sustainability, exploring the latest thinking and solutions around funding, business planning, regulation and policy. Homes is supported by leading organisations including BRE, RICS, NHMF and the Institute for Sustainability.
One key issue to be discussed is the impact of the Government’s Green Deal initiative on housing. As part of the Energy Bill, introduced last year, the coalition Government has introduced its £90billion Green Deal, which is due to be launched in October 2012, with the aim of achieving retrofit of 14 million homes across the UK.
Homes will ask whether social landlords can make the Green Deal work for their business and take the lead in turning it into a success.
Shaun Aldis, Director of Property Services, Wolverhampton Homes, said:"This event is vital to all sectors of asset management and stock investment! This new integrated conference and exhibition in London brings together a wealth of experience from all sectors of housing and offers VFM. In times of diminishing revenue/capital funds and increased demand, resource allocation becomes even more difficult. With the wide knowledge and opportunity for networking, delegates will be able to see how other providers are further delivering efficiencies and cost savings, whilst generating innovative ideas needed to deliver more with less in a more customer focused way of working."
Speakers will include Deputy Director of Green Deal Demand at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, David Thomas, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council, Paul King, Geoff Pearce, Director of Development and Asset Management at East Thames Group and Tracey Lees, Chief Executive of The Barnet Group and will be chaired by BBC Home Editor Mark Easton.
Included in the impressive line-up of exhibitors for this year’s conference are Mears, Morrison, calfordseaden, Kier, Breyer, Wolseley, Willmott Dixon, and M3. The 6000sqm exhibition, conference and seminars will welcome almost 100 exhibitors and 3,000 expected visitors.
Homes is the only conference to bring the teams driving the planning and delivery of asset management, repairs, maintenance and sustainability together over two dynamic days of learning and networking.
For more information about Homes 2012 or to book, please visit www.homesevent.co.uk