Members' Login +-
Email:
Password:
Register
Forgot your password?
Back to home page
NIFHA | Events | NIFHA Annual Conference 2017
page.php

NIFHA Annual Conference 2017

Click here to book places

NIFHA’s 2017 Annual Conference returns for the 2nd year running to the beautiful seaside venue of Slieve Donard, Newcastle, Co Down at the foot of the Mourne Mountains.

This year’s event will deliver a series of keynote presentations and panel discussions on the key strategic issues that will be impacting on the social housing sector over the next 12 months including:

  • The Challenges of delivering Universal Credit
  • Where from here for Supporting People?
  • Transformation in practice – the digital evolution and the structural evolution
  • Developing new homes in times of uncertainty
  • Leading growth and excellence
  • The changing face of PR and communications in housing
  • Housing safety, accountability and regulation – what board members need to know
  • Leading Organisational Change

Conference Dinner

Nikki Bradley on the summit of Errigal in Donegal

The inspirational Nikki Bradley will deliver this year’s keynote address, “Overcoming Adversity” at the conference dinner on Thursday night.

Diagnosed at the age of 16 with a rare form of bone cancer, Ewing’s Sarcoma, Nikki had to undergo not one but two total hip replacement operations by the time she was 26. Undeterred, Nikki decided to raise awareness of the condition by setting up the Fighting Fit for Ewing’s charity and taking on daunting physical challenges to highlight the importance of exercise for rehabilitation. She’s scaled an Icelandic glacier on crutches, abseiled off a lighthouse in Donegal, attempted Guinness World Record for the fastest woman to complete a 5k on crutches and finished the gruelling Winter Fan Dance, a 24km trek across the Brecon Beacons in Wales, also on crutches.

In recognition of her achievements, Nikki has been nominated for an Outsider Magazine and a World Women of the Year Award: previous winners of the latter include Tina Turner, Nicole Kidman and Julie Walters.

Conference Programme (additional sessions to be confirmed)

  • Getting Ready for Universal Credit
    Universal Credit: The Challenges for Landlords – Heather McLaughlin, River Clyde Homes
    Universal Credit: The Challenges for Tenants – Rhiannon Sims, Citizens Advice Scotland
    Overview of Universal Credit – Paul Armstrong,  NIFHA
  • Where from here for Supporting People?
    How Supporting People is affecting delivery on the ground – Fiona McAnespie, Radius Housing
    Impact of Supporting People on Homelessness – Ricky Rowledge, CHNI
  • Developing new homes in times of uncertainty
    Tom Barclay – Wheatley Housing Group
  • The changing face of PR and communications in housing
    Katie Doran, Lanyon Communications
  • Housing safety, accountability and regulation – what board members need to know
    Local experiences following Grenfell Tower tragedy, common problems encountered – Geoff Somerville, NIFRS
    How do we ensure we have effective tenant and community engagement where we listen, not hear – John Giesen, TPAS

Booking Information:

Full Conference (Two days plus Thursday Evening Conference Dinner)
complimentary evening drinks reception on Wed 27th Sept 7pm-9pm for early registrations
Housing Association/Jt Managing Partner £320
NIFHA Associate £400
Non Member £425


Thursday Only (Excludes Dinner) NB: Dinner bookings for one-day delegates to be booked separately
Housing Association/Joint Management Partner £230
NIFHA Associate £290
Non-Member £305


Friday Only
Housing Association/Joint Management Partner £120
NIFHA Associate £150
Non-Member £170


Thursday Dinner
Housing Association/Joint Management Partner £55
NIFHA Associate £70
Non-Member £75

Click here to book places

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Accommodation: special rates

  • £85 single occupancy B&B
  • £60 per person sharing B&B (double or twin room)

Booking on 028 4372 61010, quote NIFHA Annual Conference.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Conference Sponsors

Gold Sponsor – Danske Bank

Silver Sponsors – Elliott Duffy Garrett , Habinteg Housing

Dinner Sponsor – Ulster Bank
Lunch Sponsor – Campbell Tickell

Drinks Reception Sponsor – A&L Goodbody

 


Website design by Legato, Belfast
Time to load: 0.35629