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Hear from over 30 leading experts

Building for tomorrow is back and to celebrate its 30th anniversary, this year’s event is digital. It gives us the perfect opportunity to make the event bigger, better and bursting with even more inspiring new ideas and discussions.

We have an exciting line-up over three days featuring some of the industry's leading speakers. All are expert in their respective fields and will share content sure to engage, inform and inspire you. Join them to make sure you don’t miss these engaging conversations across the house-building sector.


Meet our keynote speakers - thought leaders in our industry

Inspiring quality, safety and change in new home building, our esteemed keynote speakers have been carefully selected to bring their knowledge and expertise to our packed three day agenda. Expect them to inform, challenge perceptions and provide solutions. Join the conversation!

New Homes Quality Board

Douglas Cochrane

Session name: Quality and Quantity
Tuesday 23 March 9.00-9.45

Douglas retired from Lloyds Banking Group in July 2020 having completed an illustrious career spanning 40+ years. For the last 18 years Douglas has led LBGs retail housing relationship.

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Steve Evans
Head of Technical Operations

Session name: Building a safer future
Tuesday 23 March 14.15-15.00

Steve leads NHBC's Multi-Disciplinary Technical Teams across the UK including the Major Projects Teams based in London. Making regular contributions to industry publications.

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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Tara Deshpande
Clean Heat Directorate

Clean Growth Strategy – The future impact on new homes
Wednesday 24 March 09:00-09:45

Tara leads a team that is developing policies to support the electrification of heat in buildings as part of the transition away from tradition fossil fuel heating.

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Cast Consultancy

Mark Farmer
Chief Executive Officer

The future of MMC in UK Housing
Wednesday 24 March 13.30 - 14.15

Mark has 30 years’ experience in construction and real estate and is a recognised international commentator on a variety of industry and policy related issues.

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Rettie & Co.

Dr. John Boyle
Director - Research and Strategy

Housing Market Insights (Scotland Only)
Thursday 25 March 9.00 - 9.45

John leads the Rettie & Co. Research Team. His work informs clients on sales, lettings, investment and development opportunities. Over the last 18 years, he has worked for all major house builders in Scotland, the Scottish Government, many local authorities and investors.

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Homes England

Stephen Kinsella
Executive Director

The future of housing
Thursday 25 March 9.00 - 9.45

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Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Mark Dawson
HM Principal Inspector

High rise - building a safer future
Thursday 25 March 13.15 - 14.00

Mark is a very experienced regulator who has performed several roles for HSE in both frontline and policy roles over the last 24 years. He currently works in HSEs Building Safety and Construction Division leading a team looking at the operational implications around the development and assessment of safety cases.

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23 - 25 March. Visit our booking page to secure your event pass for £149 +VAT.

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