NIFHA Annual Conference 2023
ROE PARK HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE, LIMAVADY
NIFHA’s 2023 Annual Conference will take place on Wed 21st & Thurs 22nd June 2023 at the beautiful venue of Roe Park Hotel, in Limavady, Co Derry/Londonderry.
4 Star Luxury Hotel in Northern Ireland | Roe Park Resort
Join us for an exciting day and half of topics on the issues impacting the social housing sector across UK and Ireland. We look forward to a great two-days of discussion and debate and equally important- the personal catch-ups that our sector always enjoys at Annual Conference
WED 21st JUNE
9.45am – Welcome / Conference Opening
9.55am – Keeping a Roof Over our Heads
- Foresight on what lies ahead from a Welsh perspective- Stuart Ropke, CEO, CHCYMRU
- Housing in NI – system pressures and budget update- Grainia Long, CEO, NIHE
- Building Homes, Building Relationships- JP Coleman, Head of Treasury & Markets, Danske Bank
10.55am – The challenges housing leaders are concerned about
- How one social landlord has addressed multiple challenges and grown in the process- Marie-Claire Delbrouque, CEO, Samphire Homes
- What local leaders see as our hurdles, current and future- Tom Doran, Chair, Ark Housing & Geraldine Gilpin, CEO, Abbeyfield & Wesley Housing
12.15pm – Staying on top of all things compliance and governance
- Ensuring housing is safe, decent & efficient, where do HAs make the common mistakes- Ryan Dempsey, CEO, TCW
- Keeping your governance right- the risks and problems of non-compliance- Tony Smith, The Housing IT Guy
1.00pm – Why and where are there more mental health challenges post-pandemic than pre-pandemic and what can employers do about it?
- David Beeney, Founder, Breaking the Silence (back by popular demand from 2022!)
2.25pm – 4.10pm BREAK-OUT SESSIONS
How to create a kinder culture & optimise employee energy in post-pandemic times
- David Beeney, Founder, Breaking the Silence
- Emma Langton, Leadership & Wellbeing Coach
Experiences as tenants of Apex Housing – tenant voices at the higher levels of an organisation and the benefits tenant engagement brings
- Tallas Miller and Eilis Gill, Apex Housing tenants
- Radius Housing
What housing leaders need to plan for, avoid & be good at to minimise complaints?
- Marie Louise Lowry, Partner, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Elliott Duffy Garrett
- Olga McCloy, Acting Snr Investigating Officer, NI Public Services Ombudsman
ESG Reporting- what’s there to care about most?
- Andy Smith, Head of Housing Impact Services, The Good Economy
- James Ross, Assistant Director for Portfolio Strategy, Thrive Homes
Professionalism in the Housing Sector – developing skills, culture, customer service
- Niall Sheridan, Chair, CIH NI
- Caroline McKeever, Curriculum Hub Manager, NW Regional College
Regulation- where are we now and where are we going?
- Anthony Carleton, Head of Regulation Unit, DfC
- Steven Sheridan, Head of Performance and Communication, Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority, Rep of Ireland
4.45pm – Housing for All – how good housing contributes to a healthy society and economy
- Colum Boyle, Permanent Secretary, Dept for Communities
- Nicole Lappin, Chair, NIHE
- Hazel Bell, Chair, NIFHA
5.30pm – Conference Day1 end
8.15pm – Conference Drinks Reception
8.15pm – Conference Dinner / Entertainment / Networking
THURS 22nd JUNE
10.30am – Welcome / Conference Opening
10.35am – Diversity in Housing- how reflective of society are we?
- In My Shoes- the importance of racial diversity in the housing sector – Lara Oyedele, President CIH
- Women in Leadership in Housing – What Could the Positive Impacts be of Equal representation? – Agnes Crawford, CEO, Grove Community Housing
11.25am – Helping Tenants Prosper- innovative projects on our doorstep
- Spotlight on Triangle Housing’s Prosper Project – Norman Sterritt, Progression to Employment Service Manager & Victoria Redmond, Employment Programme Manager, Triangle Housing
- More than Bricks and Mortar- enhancing lives, supporting communities – Dr Robert Sugden, Head of Communities, HACT
12.45pm – Council’s Views- How can social housing shape communities across NI
- Shaping local places, sharing social goals – councils as a key partner in delivery – Alison Allen, CEO, NILGA
- The big issues for social and affordable housing for local councils- Siobhan Fearon, Head of Placeshaping & Regeneration, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council
1.30am – Conference End
The event will attract Housing Association Chief Executives, Board Members, Senior & Middle Management Teams, Tenant Representatives plus HA partners from a range of supply sectors. It will also attract representatives from NIHE and DfC.
An event not to be missed.
PLEASE NOTE- HOTEL BOOKINGS AT ROE PARK ESTATE ARE NOW CLOSED AS ALL ROOMS HAVE BEEN TAKEN UP. OTHER LOCAL HOTELS ARE AVAILABLE
The Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly (3 miles from conference venue)
The Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly – Northern Ireland // tel 028 7772 2121. Payment is taken at the time of booking, and refund is up to 48 hours prior to arrival .
B&B Single £79, Double/Twin £95
Best Western White Horse Hotel, Campsie (12 miles from conference venue)
Hotels in Derry | Hotels in Londonderry with Swimming Pool (whitehorsehotel.biz) // tel 028 7186 0606. To confirm a reservation a valid credit or debit card would be required, cancellation policy would be 48 hours prior to arrival & payment would be on arrival.
B&B Single £145, Twin/Double £159 (quote NIFHA on booking).
NIFHA greatly appreciates the support of our event Sponsors
LUNCH SPONSOR DINNER SPONSOR
NIFHA CORPORATE PARTNERS