2018 AGENDA
The RESI Convention 2019 agenda will be coming soon!

Day 1

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Meet your future partner - brought to you by Barclays Corporate Banking

An exclusive networking opportunity for SME developers, landowners and local authorities to meet and connect with the aim of unlocking small sites for residential development. Removing the barriers and empowering SMEs to get building will aid the government vision in seeing an increase in supply and in this session we will bring SMEs up close and personal with key organisations that will help unpack the technicalities of land acquisition, work through the collaborative solutions and highlight live land opportunities. The focus will include:

·         Public land: how can SMEs get on the frameworks and acquire small brownfield sites?

·         Technical advice on planning and master planning

·         Capital, land and delivery: mapping the cycle from start to finish and troubleshooting

·         Partnerships and joint ventures


Participants include:

Justin Carr, Senior Manager, Public Land, Housing & Land, Greater London Authority

Stuart Dawkins, Head of SME – South, Homes England – Investments

Phil Collings, Senior Land Manager, Homes England

Alex Maltby, Senior Specialist SMEs, Homes England

Ian Martin, Head of SMEs Midlands and NW, Homes England

Rico Wojtulewicz, Senior Policy Adviser, National Federation of Builders

Kirsten Durie, Principal Development Manager, Property, Network Rail

Closed event: This event is for SME Developers, local authorities and land owners.  If you would like to attend, please email: yemisi.arewa@propertyweek.com

PM registration opens to hackathon participants

We welcome the participants of the second annual #RESIhackathon, as they prepare to devise innovative solutions to a specific housing need.


Closed event, Invitation only

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16:00-17:30 Trailblazers welcome reception

RESI has joined forces with Cluttons to bring you RESI Trailblazers, a search for the residential sector’s rising stars.

Closed event, Invitation only

Registration opens
Evening official welcome reception

The RESI Convention 2018 welcomes all delegates and sponsors, kicking off the event with drinks, canapes and networking.

Speaker
Speaker and Former International Rugby Player

Day 2


08.00          Registration opens

#RESIHackathon taking place on the exhibition floor 

09.00          Welcome from RESI Chair and Host, Mark Easton, BBC Home Editor               


Debate: The Politics of Housing

09.05          Market Overview

Savills residential research team is the largest of its kind in the UK. In this session, key members of the team will deliver up to date business critical insight on market drivers, dynamics and other variables shaping the delivery of housing in the UK.

Speakers:

Lucian Cook, Director, Residential Research, Savills

Lawrence Bowles, Research Analyst, Residential Research and Consultancy, Savills


09.30          Political Keynote Address

Question Time

10.00          Solving the housing crisis: is this really high on the government's agenda or just a political football?

As an industry, the housing sector is seeking consistency and effective leadership from the government. However, following another cabinet reshuffle and two new MHCLG appointments at the top – many have concluded that no one has been in these posts long enough to drive real change and the issue of housing is languishing in limbo. In this question time style debate, we will assess where we are, where we want to be and what the industry needs from the government to realistically deliver the 300,000 homes a year target. Topics that will be covered include: 

Housing For The Many, A Labour Party Green Paper vs Fixing our Broken Housing Market White Paper

London vs the Regions: How are the metropolitan mayors doing in championing increased supply?   

The perennial planning problem: will the proposed revisions to the NPPF help or hinder housing development? 

Affordable and social housing provision: is this the responsibility of the government or private sector? 

The evolution of joint ventures: public sector land assembly and private capital

The Consumer: Innovation in mortgagees, ownership and tenure 


10.40 – 11.20 Morning Break, Networking and Refreshments

10.55 - 11.10 Proptech 1 

A 15 minute TED Talk-style lecture in the Speaker’s Corner section of the exhibition hall. Interaction will be encouraged from the floor, with short Q&As held after every talk.


Delivery: Masterclasses and Ask the Expert

Pick from one of the following four streams


Stream 1: Land and Planning

Chaired by: Richard Blakeway, Director, Tudor Blakeway

11.20 - 12.05 Masterclass: case studies in land acquisition and gaining planning consent  

Analysing the competitive tension between different tenures and highlighting the opportunities and challenges

Mid-market housing for sale: case study and best practise 

Build-to-Rent: case study and best practise

Housing Association: case study and best practise

Speaker:

Neil Sinclair, Chief Executive, Palace Capital


12.10 - 12.55 Ask the Expert

What are the burning questions you have on land and planning? In this session we bring together a panel of experts to address your questions, queries, conundrums and issues that keep you awake at night.


Stream 2: SMEs and Finance

11.20 - 12.05 Masterclass: The Funding Options 

What is the pathway to growing SME Housebuilders of the future?

Homes England: development finance for SMEs and the Home Building Fund (Homes England)

Putting Finance First: the alternative route to funding Britain’s SME housebuilders (Lend Invest)


12.10 - 12.55 Ask the Expert


What are the burning questions you have on access to finance? In this session we bring together a panel of experts to address your questions, queries, conundrums and issues that keep you awake at night.

Experts include:

Anna Sabine-Newlyn, Chief Executive, Meeting Place Communications


Stream 3: Delivering Housing in a Construction Crisis

11.20 - 12.05 Masterclass: Build and Deliver - Getting Construction Right

Value engineering: capex vs opex

The Developer/Contractor relationship: best practise

New Build Quality: appreciating what a good product looks like and the realities of achieving this

Sustainability of the construction sector: a closer look at contractor margins and re-evaluating the status quo in the wake of Carillion

Skills and labour

Speakers include:

Ian Thomas, Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Lendinvest

Parul Scampion, Chief Operating Officer, Fruition Properties


12.10 - 12.55 Ask the Expert

What are the burning questions you have on construction? In this session we bring together a panel of experts to address your questions, queries, conundrums and issues that keep you awake at night.


Stream 4: The BTR Operational Challenge 

11.20 - 12.05 Masterclass: The reality of Operating Build-to-Rent Schemes in the UK


12.10 - 12.55 Ask the Expert 

What are the burning questions you have on operating a BTR scheme? In this session we bring together a panel of experts to address your questions, queries, conundrums and issues that keep you awake at night.


13.00 – 14.30 Lunch and Networking


13.00 – 13.15 Proptech 2 

A 15 minute TED Talk-style lecture in the Speaker’s Corner section of the exhibition hall. Interaction will be encouraged from the floor, with short Q&As held after every talk.


13.30-13.45 Proptech 3 

A 15 minute TED Talk-style lecture in the Speaker’s Corner section of the exhibition hall. Interaction will be encouraged from the floor, with short Q&As held after every talk.


Debate: Driving Innovation and Productivity


14.30 Keynote address 


Delivery: In Focus Sessions


15.10 – 16.00 

Build-to-Rent: The Next Frontier

The number of BTR homes completed, under construction and in planning across the UK grew by nearly a third in the year to the end of Q1 2018. While London still marginally leads in terms of market share of BTR homes completed or in planning, the UK’s regions now have a significant lead over London in terms of greenlighting developments, accounting for 62% of all BTR homes under construction. As population density spreads from London across the rest of the UK, so the BTR sector should also expand to meet growing occupational demand - Alex Greaves, Property Week 10 May 2018                                      

BTR continues to gain encouraging momentum in the UK, however - it still has a way to go in comparison to mature asset classes such as student accommodation. In this session we get under the skin of the BTR commercial reality and chart the next steps in the long journey to maturity.  


How to Gain the Competitive Edge by incorporating Health and Wellbeing into Residential Schemes

International examples and lessons from the US Multifamily model

Passivhaus: design for health and Wellbeing 

Wellbeing and the role of technology in housing

Generation rent: Savvy consumers with wellbeing at the forefront of their purchases 


Regeneration and the local Community – The Loss of Momentum by Momentum 

The political fallout from the Haringey’s regeneration plans have highlighted the tension between commercial interest and local community. In this session we will examine the issues and debate the way forward, including:

What are the positives and negatives of international money and how do we balance investment with community need?
How do we regenerate housing estates and regain trust post Grenfell? 
Haringey Development Vehicle: What happened and what does this mean for public/private partnerships going forward? 
Viability and Affordability: what do we mean by 35% affordable?


RESI PropTech – in association with Osborne Clarke

Future Proofing the Residential Property Sector – are we ready for the 2020s?

Osborne Clarke’s “Future Proof Real Estate” report, which surveyed 550 leading technology and real estate thought leaders from across Europe, found that 82% of respondents see the tech industry as having an increasingly important influence on the built environment. The growing digital economy, shifting demands of tenants and the convergence of technology within the real estate sector will have significant implications in the coming years. In this session we bring together a stellar line-up of Proptech entrepreneurs to examine and debate the impact on the housing industry and the opportunities as the Proptech revolution gains momentum. 


Show Me the Money!

In this practical and interactive session, we present live funding opportunities and show you how you can get your hands on the money. 


16.00 Afternoon Break and Refreshments

16.15 – 16.30 Proptech 5

A 15 minute TED Talk-style lecture in the Speaker’s Corner section of the exhibition hall. Interaction will be encouraged from the floor, with short Q&As held after every talk.


Debate: Intergenerational Aspirations 


RESI Future Gazing Talk 

16.40 Co-Housing

“Cohousing communities are intentional communities, created and run by their residents. Cohousing communities can be inter-generational, welcoming anyone of any age and any family structure, or specifically to cater for people who are older or are communities of common interest” -  UK Cohousing Network. In this Ted Style Talk learn more about cohousing, the international catalysts and the potential to scale this in the UK. 


Question Time 

17.00 Question Time 

In this question time style debate, we tie together all the topics of the day in what promises to be an interesting roundup and call to action. 


17.45 Chairs Closing Remarks


18.45    RESI Convention Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner

Network, network, network as you enjoy a three-course dining experience with the announcement of the Hackathon

winner, Joint Victories initiative winner, RESI Quiz, and entertainment.

 

22.30    Resi Fest

Relax, unwind and continue networking into the night,  as you enjoy cocktail hour and a late night supper with live

entertainment 

Day 3

Future gazing, new ideas and motivation 

A thought-provoking and inspiring session filled with insights, expertise and entertaining anecdotes you won't want to miss it.

Late quick-fix breakfast
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Welcome from RESI Chair and Host, Mark Easton BBC Home Editor
Speaker
Home Editor
BBC
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RESI Future Gazing Session

Time for a bit of R&R: Retail and Residential 

How residential can help to unlock retail schemes, drive regeneration and create much needed additionality to housing supply.


Speakers include:

Emma Cariaga, head of operations, canada water, British Land

Speakers
Head of Operations
British Land
Director of Residential
Howard de Walden Estate
Square House Consultancy
Residential Director
New River REIT
Partner
Knight Frank
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The Hostage Negotiator

The skills of a hostage negotiator have proved to be equally valuable in the business world – as companies across the globe identify listening as a skill that directly impacts their bottom line. In this session you’ll learn how the intelligence gained from elite-level listening can be used to persuade, influence and negotiate; to revelatory effect!



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Morning Break, Networking and Refreshments
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Barratt Developments and RSPB – A Walk on the Wild Side

In this session find out how the RSPB working with Barratt Developments and Aylesbury Vale District Council set a new benchmark for wildlife-friendly housing.

Speaker
Project Manager
RSPB
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Keynote Address: Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell is a writer and strategist, and former Prime Minister’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy.

Speaker
Writer and strategist, and former Prime Minister’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy
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Chairs Closing Remarks
Lunch and farewell networking
RESI Convention ends