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  • NIFHA Finance Conference 2023
    7th December 2023
    9:15 am - 4:30 pm
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NIFHA Finance Conference 2023

Our Finance Conference will take place on Thursday 7th December 2023 (9.15am-4.30pm) in Stormont Hotel, Belfast.

SECTOR GLOBAL ACCOUNTS

Once again our Sector Global Accounts will be a key feature of the event, with a detailed report being presented on the finances of the local housing association sector for the year to March 2023.

CONFERENCE CHAIR: JAMIE DELARGY

Conference topics on the day

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW AND HOW OUR SECTOR HAS PERFORMED IN 2022-23 (sector global accounts)

  • The outlook for the NI Economy- what’s ahead for 2024? – Gareth Hetherington, Director of Economic Policy Centre at Ulster University
  • Presentation of NI Housing Associations Sector Global Accounts 2023-24 – Brian Clerkin, Director, ASM Auditors

DECARBONISATION – THE COST TO DO AND THE COST TO DON’T

  • Buildings decarbonisation from the Scottish Govt perspective – Ciara O’Connor, Social Housing Heat Decarbonisation Team Leader, Energy and Climate Change Directorate, Scottish Government
  • New funding opportunity for NI’s social & affordable housing decarbonisation journey -Alastair Ross, Assistant Director, Head of Public Policy (Scotland, Wales & NI), Association of British Insurers (ABI)

WHAT MAKES SOCIAL HOUSING VIABLE- WHERE ARE THE THREATS AND/OR OPPORTUNITIES IN FINANCE?

  • The direction of travel for financing social & affordable housing – Alexander Morgan, Director, Savills Financial Consultants
  • As costs go up & incomes are static/reducing, will new homes go down? – Paul Fiddaman, Chief Executive, Karbon Homes

UK CASE STUDY – A VIVID ILLUSTRATION OF QUALITY HOUSING DELIVERY – G1 / V1 RATING AND A/A* CREDIT RATINGS

  • Developing new homes, meeting net zero, managing costs – making it all add up! – Mark Perry, Chief Executive, VIVID

THE FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION

  • Where collaboration works and where it doesn’t, the financial challenges – Gemma Bell, Partner, Devonshires Solicitors

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

LENDERS SESSION- PANEL DEBATE ON THE ASKS AND WANTS OF FUNDERS / INVESTORS

  • Dominic O’Neill, Corporate Banking Manager, Danske Bank; Joanna McArdle, Director, Corporate Banking, Barclays Bank; Richard Lusty, Relationship Director, Ulster Bank 

THE CHALLENGES OF MAKING SOCIAL HOUSING A ZERO-CARBON SECTOR: WHAT ARE THE OBSTACLES TO REACHING THAT PLACE?

  • Paul Fiddaman, Chief Executive, Karbon Homes; Brian Reid, Vice Chair, RICS Northern Ireland

BENCHMARKING- WHAT THIS TELLS US & WHAT IT DOESN’T

  • Breege Dolan, Lead Consultant, CCS Consultants; Trudy Creane, Head of Housing Regulation Branch, Department for Communities

The event will attract Housing Association Chief Executives, Board Members, Finance Directors and Finance Teams along with their range of professional partners from the banking, finance and legal worlds.

An event not to be missed.

 

Delegate Prices

Members – £150 +vat (£180)

Associates / NIHE / DfC – £175 +vat (£210)

Non Members – £190 +vat (£228)


NIFHA greatly appreciates the support of our event Sponsors

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