25 March, 2014

New housing minister Kris Hopkins is confirmed to speak at the conference.


The annual HBF Policy Conference will as always focus on the key issues facing the housebuilding industry today and the challenges for 2014 and beyond.
It is ten years since Kate Barker published her important review of housing undersupply so it is most apt that she will return this year to update delegates on the situation and any progress, or otherwise, made in the past decade.

New housing minister Kris Hopkins is confirmed to speak at the conference, reflecting on a year in which the government has been active in attempting to revitalise the housing market throughout the country. Have the policies had the desired effect and what can be expected in 2014 and beyond?

And with a general election just over a year away, the views of the new shadow housing minister, Emma Reynolds, will be keenly sought, clarifying the Labour party position on Help to Buy, landbanking and other aspects of the industry and wider economy.

With the housing market picking up, the relationship between the housebuilder and the material supplier will be an extremely important one – can the supply side keep pace with the increase in demand for new homes and how can the parties work together to make the supply chain efficient and profitable for all concerned? Geoff Cooper, chairman of the Construction Products Association, will give delegates his view. 

Investment banker Mark Aedy of Moelis & Co proved to be an extremely popular speaker last year and will return in 2014 to give his analysis of the market and the structure and financing of the industry.

In addition key HBF speakers will present on their areas of expertise – executive chairman Stewart Baseley will give an industry overview, director of economic affairs John Stewart will look at the economy and the housing market in detail, and Andrew Whitakerwill focus on the planning challenges.

With other speakers also set to join the line up, the HBF Policy Conference will again be an invaluable source of key industry information and debate in another important year for the sector.

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