Programme 2014


9.00 - 9.50           Delegate Registration and Refreshments

9.50 - 10.00         Welcome and Opening

Conference Chair, Paddy Gray, Professor of Housing University of Ulster


10.00 - 11.10     Plenary Sessions

Raising the Profile of Housing in the British Isles

Olga Clayton, Group Director of Housing and Care, Wheatley Group

Gavin SmartDeputy Chief Executive , CIH

Q&A Chaired by Paddy Gray


11.10-11.30       Refreshments


11.30 - 12.10     Plenary Session

Implications for Housing Policy in Scotland Post Referendum

Professor Ken Gibb, University of Glasgow

Mary Taylor, Chief Executive, SFHA

Q&A Chaired by Paddy Gray


12.10 - 13.00     Plenary Session

How High up the Political Agenda is Housing in the Republic of Ireland?

Kathleen McKillon, Irish Council for Social Housing

John O'Connor, Chief Executive, Housing Agency

Q&A Chaired by Paddy Gray 


13.00 - 14.00     Finger Buffet Networking Lunch


14.00 – 15:00      Plenary Session

Pushing Housing up the Political Agenda Post Referendum

Peter Walls, Chief Executive, Gentoo Group

Alistair McIntosh Chief Executive The Housing Quality Network

Q&A Chaired by Paddy Gray


15:00 – 15.20      Refreshments 


15.20 - 16.30     Closing Plenary

Working within and between Jurisdictions and the Potential for Collaboration

Steve Stride, President, CIH

 Cameron Watt, Chief Executive NIFHA 

Q&A Chaired by Paddy Gray

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