We are delighted to announce the launch of the National Housing Federation Housing Finance Conference and Exhibition, the conference will explore the latest developments in housing finance and provide a national forum to the best of the best from housing associations and their partners across the UK.

We are therefore on the hunt for the best examples of excellence in housing finance. Whether you want to suggest a topic that needs to covered, shout about a great case study, or nominate a speaker on a specific subject, we want to hear about your experiences and insights.

While we are interested to learn what you think are the current priorities for your organisations, we are particularly keen to showcase examples and case studies of excellence and innovation in the following key areas:

Business transformation - Investing in technology and innovation - Development finance - Funding and investment - Managing risk - Financial viability and sustainability

We are primarily seeking contributions and case studies directly from housing associations. However, where commercial organisations working with the sector wish to be involved in the event, we are currently seeking a limited number of content partners for the conference. This provides a chance to play a role in shaping the agenda for the event and an opportunity to deliver thought leadership at the conference. Please get in touch if you would be interested in learning more about these commercial opportunities.

YOUR SUBMISSION

This conference is designed to be of value to the broad range of professionals and suppliers working in the field of housing finance. It will be an exchange for diverse ideas, opinions, skills and experience. Before you submit your idea ensure you have outlined the following:

Content 
What is the context of your session. Be clear about your objectives and what you hope to achieve.

Format 
Tell us how you want to communicate your message. Is it a presentation, a case study? Part of a discussion? A workshop?

Speakers 
Who will be delivering it at the conference? It’s important we know the names of those who will be involved.

Audience 
Who are you pitching this to? From front-line staff to chief executives – who will your submission be relevant to?

How to apply

1.     Fill in this application form. We can only accept submissions which are made via this online submission form.

2.     State the ‘big idea’ – You should be able to do this in about 10 words. In essence, this should be the title of your submission.

3.     Give us the detail – You have 500 words to make your case. At the submission stage we cannot accept supplementary documents.

4.     Tell us who will be presenting the idea – Ensure that all names and job titles on the form have agreed to participate. You will also need to submit a biography for all speakers.

Deadline for submissions is 1 September 2017
You will have the option to submit additional contributions after this one. All submissions will be reviewed by the Housing Finance Conference 2017 Conference Programme Committee and the events team will be in touch with you by the end of September.

When will I receive a response?

We give every submission thorough consideration, so please be patient with us. The events team will be in contact with you again by October.

What happens if my submission is successful?
A member of the events team will contact you to discuss further. You will then receive confirmation of the session and attendance details.

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