HBF Future Talent Conference 2016

6 July, 2016

The HBF Future Talent Conference 2016 (previously the HBF Graduate Conference) is the HBF’s main event each year to bring together graduates and other professionals entering the home building industry. This residential event is being held at the East Midland Conference Centre (EMCC), part of the Nottingham University Campus and begins on the 6 July with a networking buffet and evening speaker (speaker tbc) from 7pm.  As part of the package, delegates will then reside in the brand new Orchard Hotel, adjacent to the EMCC, before starting the next day’s conference back at the EMCC, rested and ready to face the day. The conference begins with a plenary session of keynote industry speakers, before delegates are assembled into four smaller groups and rotated around four interactive workshops for the remainder of the day.  

At what will be an enjoyable and rewarding event, delegates will also be able to network and share their experiences with like-minded peers from within the industry.



From 14.00   Accommodation check in – The Orchard Hotel

From 19.00  Buffet dinner and evening speaker (speaker tbc) - EMCC Atrium


East Midland Conference Centre

From 8.45  Coffee & registration

9.30  Conference Welcome, John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs, HBF

9.40  Brandon Lewis MP, Housing Minister (invited)

10.00  Peter Andrew, Deputy Chairman, HBF

10.20  Coffee & networking

10.50  Workshops*

11.50  Workshops*

12.50  Lunch

13.40  Workshops*

14.40  Coffee on the go

14.55  Workshops*

16.00  Conference Close


Ticket prices are based on accommodation (sharing a twin room), breakfast, buffet dinner, full day conference place and networking refreshment breaks.  A single supplement ticket price is available for those delegates wishing to book a sole occupancy bedroom.  

HBF Member (based on sharing a twin room)  £150.00+VAT per person  Non HBF Member (based on sharing a twin room)  £205.00+VAT per personHBF Member (with single supplement)  £190.00+VAT per personNon HBF Member (with single supplement)  £245.00+VAT per person

(Please contact 020 7960 1646 if you are unsure whether your company has HBF membership)


Please contact the events team on 020 7960 1646 and events@house-builder.co.uk with any questions. To attend this event all bookings must be made in advance, by completing and returning the booking form to events@house-builder.co.uk.

Please click here for the booking form and once completed return to the events team with payment.

How to get there

East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel
Beeston Lane
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Set in 330 acres of The University of Nottingham's landscaped parkland.
With excellent transport links by road, rail and air, the EMCC and Orchard Hotel benefit from a great central location. Only 2 miles from Nottingham city centre with access to Midland Mainline Rail Services, 4 miles from the main M1 motorway network and 10 miles from East Midlands Airport.

Please visit the website for full travel details and directions.

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