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PlaceShapers Conference 2019 Programme  

9.30am - 4.30pm

Please note all timings are approximate 

9.30am - Arrival and refreshments 

10am - Welcome

10.05am - Opening Plenary


Lord Wei of Shoreditch

Mary-Kathryn Adams, HACT

Sinead Butters, Chair – PlaceShapers

11.15am - Comfort Break

11.45am - 1pm Morning Seminars 

Please select which seminar you would like to attend from the list below:

Seminar 1 – Culture for Excellence


Jen Barfoot, Chief Executive (retired), Homes in Sedgemoor

Angela Lockwood, Group Chief Executive, North Star Housing Group

Seminar 2 – Great Places Commission on Regeneration


Kevin Rodgers, Group Chief Executive, Citizen Housing

Katie Teasdale, Head of Member Relations, National Housing Federation

Seminar 3 – Governance


Gemma Bell, Partner, Antony Collins Solicitors

Seminar 4 – Housing and the Climate Emergency


Richard Lupo, Managing Director, SUSS

Rosemary Coyne, Co-ordinator, SHAP

Seminar 5 – Communities in Control


Nic Bliss, Head of Policy, Confederation of Co-operative Housing

Catherine Harrington Joint Chief Executive Officer,  Community Land Trust

1pm - LUNCH

2pm - 3.15pm Afternoon Seminars 

Please select which seminar you would like to attend from the list below:

Seminar 6 – Talking to the Conservatives


Nick Kilby, Chief Executive, Cratus Communications

Seminar 7- Innovation in Housing Services


Alan Keers, Chief Executive, Twenty11 
                    Group Deputy Chief Executive, Red Kite Community Housing
Prof. Ed Ferrari, Sheffield Hallam University

Seminar 8 - Regulation Update 


Fiona MacGregor, Regulator of Social Housing

Seminar 9 – Homes for Cathy


David Bogle, Chair, Homes for Cathy

Chris Hancock, Director of Campaigns, Crisis

3.15pm - Comfort Break

3.30pm - Closing Plenary

Alistair McIntosh, Chief Executive. Housing Quality Network 

Sinead Butters, Chair, PlaceShapers

4.30pm - Close

If you have any questions or queries  please contact Charlotte Kay on 07940 111283 or email

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