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CIH North East Conference

8-9 November 2018, The Vermont Hotel, Newcastle

CIH North East 2018 – be part of something bigger

The CIH North East conference is the biggest and best housing event in the region and the only event of its kind. It gives you the chance to come together with professionals in your region, explore the challenges you face and join the debate on how we move forward.

Like many areas of the country, the North East is gripped by a housing crisis and in the region it manifests itself in ways which add an additional layer of complexity.

While the lack of affordable housing in some of our big cities remains a major challenge, there are also significant issues with the quality and location of housing across the North East. And there are long-term questions about how we breathe new life into areas of the region with an attractive housing offer.

So how do we move forward and make sure we are meeting these challenges and the many others we face?

CIH North East is your chance to be part of something bigger. It’s a chance to take time away from your day job, gain a sense of the bigger picture, make crucial contacts and come back with lessons that you can implement from day one.

Who should attend?

The conference is aimed at housing professionals working in the North East of England. Our programme has been designed so that there is something for housing professionals at every level, from directors to people working on the frontline.


Our packed programme will feature:

Keynotes – in which experts from the sector, the region and beyond will explore the big picture and major challenges housing organisations face, including:

  • An overview of the major housing challenges in the region
  • A detailed look at the economic climate and how it relates to housing organisations
  • The role regeneration can play in solving our housing crisis
  • The challenges and opportunities resulting from digitalisation
  • What should customer excellence look like in housing?

Masterclasses - which give you the opportunity to get to grips with the challenges you face and take practical lessons back to your organisation.

The interactive masterclasses give you the chance to join the debate and there are three overriding themes:

  • Housing management – focusing on practical, day-to-day challenges including everything from Universal Credit to customer service
  • The big picture – exploring key strategic areas of housing from asset management to supported housing
  • Innovation – taking a look at cutting edge solutions to challenges housing organisations face.

Conference dinner


Our conference dinner is an excellent opportunity to meet with fellow housing professionals and network in a relaxed atmosphere. Taking place at The Vermont Hotel in Newcastle, the activities will get under way with a drinks reception, followed by a three-course dinner and after dinner speaker.

Tables of ten are available to book at a cost of £900 + VAT, or individual tickets at £90 + VAT.

Exhibition and sponsorship

Our compact exhibition floor gives you the chance to showcase your organisation’s work to housing professionals from across the North East region.

We also offer a range of excellent sponsorship opportunities.

For full package details, prices and to view the exhibition floorplan contact

To help you get the most out of the event, exhibitors will also have access to our full conference programme as well tickets to the conference dinner included in the price of your exhibition stand.

Delegate prices

All CIH members will receive a 20% discount on various packages available, also book before 31 August to receive the early bird discount of 10%


Delegate rate* Member rate*
A. Full delegate – attending both days of the conference   £315 £252
B. Day one delegate- attending Thursday 8th November £240 £192
C. Day two delegate – attending Friday 9th November £205 £164
D. Conference dinner - individual ticket  **Sold out**    
E. Conference dinner - table of 10  **sold out**    
(* All rates are subjected to VAT of 20%)

How to book

Book online by clicking on the book buttons at the top and bottom of this page.

Please review our Terms and Conditions before making a booking.


We have negotiated a special rate @ £85.00 per room at The Vermont Hotel for delegates and exhibitors who are staying the night 8 November.  To take advantage of the special rate contact the hotel directly.  To avail of this special rate all bookings must be completed by 4 October 2018. 

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