The Homes for North conference agenda is still evolving and will be updated in the near future.

8.30: Conference opens for registration & networking

9.30: Welcome and chair's opening remarks

Carol Matthews Homes for the North chair and CEO of Riverside Housing

9.45 - 10.15: Key note speaker

Lord Kerslake UK 2070 Commission

10.15 - 11.00: Re-balancing the economy - Panel Discussion

Henri Murison Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Christina Gaskell Vice Chair, NP11

Nigel Wilson Group Chief Executive Officer, Gentoo

11.00 - 11.30: Refreshments, exhibition and networking

11.30 - 12.30: AM Breakout sessions

#1 Our Modular Homes in the North  H4N Research -  MCC -Gateshead Innovation Village

Speakers: Simon Williams Home Group, Helen Spencer Great Places Housing Group

Tim Hall Off Site Build, Steve Coffey Torus

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#2 Future Proofing Skills Construction apprenticeships

Speakers: Graham Curtis Incommunities, Sean Anstee

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12.30 - 1.30: Lunch, exhibition and networking

1.30 - 1.45: Key note speaker - Making the case for housing in the North

Kevin Hollinrake MP for Thirsk and Malton and member of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee

1.45 - 14.30: The Role of Housing in a Transformed North  - Panel Discussion

Fiona Howie  Chief Executive, Town & Country Planning

Paul Dennett Salford City Mayor, GMCA Portfolio holder: Housing, Planning & Homelessness

Danielle Gillespie Director, Homes England

Charlotte Carpenter Executive Director Business Growth and Development, Karbon Homes

Bronwen Rapley Chief Executive at Onward Homes

14.30 15.30: PM Breakout sessions 

#3 The Homes That We Live In Regenerating our communities

Dave Proctor Together Housing, Katie Teasedale National Housing Federation,

Sharon Thomas Thirteen Group

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#4 Sustainable Homes in the North

Peter Jordan Together Housing, Patrick Berry Together Energy

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15.30 16.00: Refreshments, exhibition and networking

16.00 16.15 Key note speaker

John Cridland  Chair, Transport for the North

16.15 16.30: Closing remarks

Carol Matthews & Nigel Wilson

16.30 17.45: VIP Networking drinks reception

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