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Preparing for an uncertain future
Tue 12 July 2016, 13:30 – 17:00 BST
With medium-long term prospects for UK and world economies fragile, long-held political assumptions fragmenting and rapidly advancing technologies disrupting assumptions about business structures and employment markets, forward looking businesses are increasingly looking to understand and plan for the challenges they will face over the coming 5-10 years.
Over the next 12 months HACT will be hosting a series of exclusive workshops, seminars and scenario-planning events for senior housing leaders and those with responsibility for strategic planning and risk management to explore the medium-long term impact of this unprecedented level of change and uncertainty on housing provider businesses.
These interactive seminars and workshops will bring together expert commentators and analysts with those responsible for change within housing businesses in Chatham House-style format to explore how they can start to plan for an uncertain and challenging forward outlook.
The first event, happening only a few weeks after the outcome of the Brexit referendum, brings together an outstanding panel of speakers setting the scene for a collaborative exploration of some of the biggest issues facing housing businesses preparing their businesses for a very different future:
Steve Toft (award winning blogger and tweeter @FlipChartRick) on future prospects for public spending, the outlook for welfare, the radically changing structure of the UK employment market and what this might mean for demand and funding for affordable homes
Neal Hudson (influential housing market analyst and Associate Director, Savills Residential Research Department, tweeting as @resi_analyst) setting out current prospects for the UK housing market, and long term risks and opportunities for the social housing sector
Jules Bickers (Director of Housing and Consultancy at Capita) on the emerging future shape of housing organisations and radical options that are emerging as businesses develop thinking on how they can balance business imperatives and social mission in an increasingly challenging future.
Matt Leach (CEO, HACT) on the disruptive impact on businesses and society of accelerating technology-led change, and what it means for housing providers, residents and and increasingly unstable external political environment.
The event is free for a very limited number of attendees, with tickets available exclusively to senior housing leaders and those with responsibility for strategic planning and risk management within their businesses. Book early to secure your place.