We’ll hear from industry leaders and future thinkers across our three speaking zones. Content streams will cover topics focused on procurement reform, net zero, future homes thinking and building safety. All our sessions are CPD certified! Following the event you’ll receive CPD certificates for each session you attend. 

09:50 - 10:30

Welcome to SEC2024: A Call For Action


Welcome to SEC2024 – Marc Baines, CEO, South East Consortium

Opening Keynote from the Housing Ombudsman – Richard Blakeway, Housing Ombudsman, Housing Ombudsman Services

The Role of the Next Generation – Halisua Kaur, Chair, Chartered Institute of Housing Futures

10:45 - 11:30

Improving our Housing Service

Session Host: Matt Baird, Founder, The Social Housing Roundtable


An out of sector view on Customer Service Standards – Speaker to be confirmed, Institute of Customer Services

Improving how we are are structured, how we operate and how we interact with our residents – panel discussion including;

    • Becs Wilcox, Chief Housing Officer, Medway Council
    • Chrishanti Shah, Director of Finance and Resources, CCHA
    • Gavin Cansfield, CEO, Settle Housing

12:00 - 12:45

Rebooting the Economy and our Supply Chains

Session Host: Michaela Wain, Founder of Design & Build UK and Chair of Women in Construction


Rebooting the London Economy – Antonia Jennings, Chief Executive, Centre for London 

Achieving diverse supply chains – panel discussion including;

    • Amos Simbo, Founder, Black Professionals in Construction
    • Adwoa Owuso-Banahene –  Procurement Lead, London Legacy Development Corporation
    • Katie Williams – Head of Commissioning, Southern Housing
    • Dennis Weeks, London Board Member, Federation Master Builders

13:45 - 14:30

The Wellbeing Benefits of Better Housing

Session Host: Sonny Cook, Associate, Baily Garner


Building Defects and Your Health- Professor Mike Parrett, Author, Broadcaster and Building Pathology Expert

Mike is author of the as title book, Building Defects & Your Health, available here. 100% of proceeds go to charity.

15:00 - 15:45

The Impact of Fewer Homes on our Communities

Session Host: Brian Horton, Chair, Kent Housing Group


The GLAs Temporary Accommodation Report- Sue Edmonds, Chief Executive, Capital Letters

Innovatively Meeting Housing Demands – panel discussion including;

    • Tom Chance, Chief Executive, Community Led Housing Trust
    • Sem Lee, Chair, Forest Community Land Trust
    • Jeremy Sweetland, Project Director, Housing Festival
    • Tom Casey, Exec. Director of Development & Asset, Golding Homes

15:50 - 16:50

Applying the Change Mindset


Mark Rhodes, Published Author and Public Speaker

Mark is a renowned public speaker who has supported global industries and other public sector services with applying a change mindset. Mark is pleased to be with us today and will share his reflections on the conference and provide you the tools to apply action and change post today.

10:45 - 11:30

Following the Procurement Yellow Brick Road

Session Host: Rebecca Rees, Partner and Head of Procurement, Trowers & Hamlins


The new procurement regulations will now come into force a week after SEC2024. The landscape for procurement professionals and those buying public products will change significantly. We’ll discuss the changes and their lasting impact with our practitioners’ panel discussion including: 

  • Sangeeta Fitzpatrick, Senior Procurement Policy and Compliance Manager, Clarion
  • Emma Briggs, Director of Procurement and Sustainability, Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing
  • Sarah Monaghan, Associate, Trowers & Hamlins and Winner of their Rosie Choueka Memorial Essay Prize

12:15 - 13:00

Healthy and Safe Homes for All

Session Host: To be confirmed


Next Steps for Building Safetypanel discussion including;

    • Jean Kikaya, Special Projects Manager, Newlon Housing Trust
    • Additional speakers to be confirmed

13:45 - 14:30

Getting Repairs Right

Session Host: Dr Matthew Scott, Policy Lead, Chartered Institute of Housing


A panel discussion sharing the outcomes of the Better Social Housing Workgroup 3. The cross-sector group has been working together for the past 12 months to explore how we can improve our repairs and maintenance services.  

Panel members include;

  • Jenny Osbourne, Chief Executive, TPAS
  • Liane Sheppard, Director of Property Services, LiveWest
  • David Taylor, Executive Director of Operations, Midland Heart
  • Emma Brooker, Head of Maintenance Services, L&Q

15:00 - 15:45

Economic Direction of Sustainability

Session Host: Dr Samer Bageen, Technical Director, Arcadis


Sustainability Loans at Scale – Gloria Yang, Finance Director, Moat Homes

Homewise Tool – Jamie Browne, Senior Business Development Manager, Energy Savings Trust

10:45 - 11:30

Scaling Up Retrofit

Session Host: Ian Childs, Client Relationships Director, K&T Heating


CIOB Retrofit of Building Report – Professor John Edwards, Board Member, Sustainable Traditional Building Alliance

Retrofit Forward – panel discussion including; 

    • Ben James, Sustainability Manager, Moat Homes
    • Russell Smith, Founder and Managing Director, Parity Projects
    • Richard Ellis, Director of Sustainability, Peabody

12:15 - 13:00

Housing as a Political Priority

Session Host: Anna Clarke, Director of Policy, The Housing Forum


A fantastic panel of informed and passionate individuals set on making sure housing is a political priority for the current administration.

A Panel Including;

  • Rachael Williamson, Head of Policy and External Affairs, Chartered Institute of Housing
  • Tanvi Joshi, Strategy Manager, L&Q
  • Darren Baxter, Principal Policy Advisor – Housing and Land, JRF

13:45 - 14:30

Digitalising Housing

Session Host: Dave Loudan, Founder, Digital Bark


Digital Twin – Dr Bola Abisogun OBE, Founder and Chief Excitement Officer, Digital Twin Skills Academy CIC

Digitalising our Data – panel discussion including;

    • Annmarie Roberts, Iki’Den Consulting
    • Sheila Starr, Independent 
    • David Shepherd, Project Manager, Houses of Parliament Restoration & Renewal

15:00 - 15:45

Inclusive Thinking for a Better Performing Workplace

Session Host: Dewbien Plumber, Strategic Lead for Housing Complaints, Lewisham Council Housing Services


Leading the Change – Mushtaq Khan, Chief Executive, Housing Diversity Network

Benefits of the Voice for All – panel discussion including;

    • Lucy Malarkey, Managing Director, WISH
    • Ellie Carswell, Chair, G4C
    • Mushtaq Khan, Chief Executive, Housing Diversity Network

Registration now open

Tickets are free for delegates from Registered Providers – this includes Local Authorities, Housing Associations, ALMOs and Charities.

Commercial delegate tickets are currently £195 +VAT. Commercial delegates are colleagues from contractors, consultants, suppliers and legal providers. This year we’re offering an early bird discount for commercial delegates until one month before the event. After 16 September a commercial delegate ticket will increase to £250 + VAT. We’ll also provide lunch and refreshments throughout the day for all delegates.