November 12th, 2020








As well as investing in infrastructure, we want to create green jobs. This is going to be a green recovery, with concern for our environment at its heart. As part of that, I’m announcing today a new £2 billion Green Homes Grant.

From September, homeowners and landlords, will be able to apply for vouchers to make their home more energy efficient and create local jobs. The grants will cover at least two thirds of the cost, up to £5,000 per household. For low income households, we will go even further, with vouchers covering the full cost, up to £10,000.

- Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak (June 2020)

These unprecedented times have called for unprecedented actions. A government aiming for a tailored recovery, as it seeks to improve housing in a bid to continue the environmental gains created by lockdown.

With the UK economy shrinking by a record 20.4% in April, the future of housing asset management is largely unclear. How will the sector manage under a new recession and large scale unemployment?

At Salford Professional Developments’ Housing Asset Management conference 2020, high-caliber industry speakers will discuss the changing landscape, strategic asset management, environmental approaches and much more!

Highlights of the Housing Asset Management Conference include:


Please note timings/speakers/topics are subject to change

29th September 2020


Conference Opens: exhibition and networking


Opening Keynote: Housing Asset management – Yin and Yang

A walk through of the darker and lighter issues effecting Housing Asset Managers

Jesse Meek
Head of Property Asset Management, Sovereign Housing Association



How to deliver the future of heat

The future of heat is happening now! Join Kensa Contracting’s Iain Carr to discover how the decarbonisation of the electrical grid, combined with ground source heat pumps, can provide the lowest-carbon and lowest lifetime cost heating solution. Hear about live projects that will provide a blueprint for future low-carbon heating schemes as well as alleviating fuel poverty for current social housing tenants. Plus, a glimpse into a post Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive funding model.

Iain Carr
Sales Manager, Kensa Group.



Building the Next Generation of Asset Managers and Leaders

In a world where there is a growing demand for asset management skills how can we attract people to be part of the journey?

Chris Bradley
Asset Wisdom Ltd – Co-Founder & Director





How can technology achieve Hackitt’s Golden Thread

A case study on adapting technology to respond to Hackitt and fire safety measures, and in turn assist with good asset management.

Emma Richman
Executive Director of Operations, Peak and Plains Housing Trust



The Future of Asset Management

Substantial change is on the horizon – why we need a skills evolution

Rose Bean
Director of Asset Management and Regeneration, Abri





Managing through the pandemic, the opportunities, what next for Asset Management?

In this session Russell will take us through a Thirteen perspective in managing services during the pandemic, the learning and opportunities that have arisen and understanding the new landscape and using the learning and opportunities to develop our approach in asset management. He will share his experiences from Thirteen and how these may help colleagues rethink how their future asset management decisions.

Russell Thompson FCIOB
Executive Director of Assets, Thirteen Group



The Power of People

Assets are more than just buildings, they are people’s homes. Discusses the link to providing places where people want to live and how opportunities for employment helps people to thrive, leading sustainable communities.

Heidi Thompson
Executive Director of Homes and Investment, First Choice Homes Oldham





Is Net Zero Carbon affordable?

Discusses the Raven’s net zero carbon plans, discuss the challenges of planning and financing the programme and the work that we have been doing to find a way to make delivery of net zero carbon possible for us.

Joanna Hills
Director of Assets and Services, Raven Housing Trust



Promote Consistent Housing Asset Management Strategies

Discusses the need for assurance alongside continuous improvement and understanding value

Kevin Aspin
Programme Director – MSc Real Estate and Property Management, University of Salford



Live Event Ends

The Auditorium Sessions & Resource Center are available until December 12th, 2020. Come back and watch the sessions you missed or download/share any of the materials.

Who Should Attend


  • Acting Investment Manager
  • Area Manager
  • Asset and Contracts Officer
  • Asset and Data Manager
  • Asset Data Manager
  • Asset Graduate
  • Asset Management Officer
  • Asset Management Officer
  • Asset Management Surveyor
  • Asset Manager
  • Asset Officer
  • Asset Surveyor
  • Asset Team Manager
  • Capital Projects Officer
  • Commercial Property Information Officer
  • Deputy Director of Asset Intelligence
  • Director of Assets
  • Director of Housing Services
  • Director of Investment & Maintenance
  • Director Strategic Asset Management
  • Fire Safety Officer
  • H&S Compliance Officer
  • Head of Asset Management
  • Head of Asset Strategy
  • Head of Compliance
  • Head of Property & Portfolio Management



Frequently Asked Questions

vFairs can be accessed through all devices without installing any software. However, our webinars are powered through zoom. You will not need a zoom account to access the webinars, but your device must be zoom compatible. Devices provided from your workplace may not be zoom compatible, and in this case we recommend use of a personal device.
To visit booths, and chat with exhibitors you can click the “Exhibition Hall” button and that will take you directly to the exhibit hall.
This event is designed specifically for professionals working within the housing management sector. If you are a supplier or sales representative and would like to enquire as to how to attend the event, please give us a call on 0161 295 300
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add all of the documents available to the online swag bag in your account and then email them to yourself at the end of the event.
Yes, the majority of our content will be accessible for 30 days post event where you can listen to content on-demand.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event, if you haven’t received this please do check your junk mail.