Another year, another CIH conference! Meet the Localpad team at the annual CIH Housing Conference and Exhibition in Manchester this week (June 23rd - 25th), the biggest event in the UK housing sector. Hosted by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), one of the largest and most influential housing organisations in Europe, the conference attracts thousands of professionals every year who convene in Manchester Central to discuss the latest trends in all areas related to letting, renting, and managing accommodation. The event's central themes are the current state (and future) of private rented sector housing, social housing, and the impact of digital technologies.
This year's CIH conference offers again a great number of exciting lectures, seminars, and workshops on these issues and more, where you'll have to chance to meet and chat with some of the most important thought leaders and trend setters in the sector: for example, Manchester City Council's Paul Beardmore, Mike De-Ath from HTA and Jerome Geoghegan of L&Q will discuss the current state of private rented sector housing. In another panel Google's Alex Lowe, Richard Bundell of Housing Partners and Housemark CEO Ross Fraser will outline how housing organisations can get the best out of "big data" and modern information technology. Further topics on the conference's agenda include market trends, the future of social housing, and the impact of housing policies.
We also join the debate and invite you to visit our Localpad team at stand G43 to learn more about our efficient and flexible IT solutions for the council- and social housing sector:
• Localpad can help to prevent homelessness and increase access to affordable housing.
• Lettingspad allows you to set up your own local lettings agency: the software automates a wide number of tasks, including the generation of tenancy agreements, agent/landlord agreements, and financial transactions. In sum, the system can help you to manage or set up a social lettings agency or residential lettings scheme.
• Safety Shaun helps you to communicate important health and safety information efficiently. Safety Shaun is the main character in a series of 12 info videos on housing issues, with a focus on health and safety. These short, highly informative yet entertaining clips can help you to deliver key health and safety messages to your clients in an original, refreshing way and cover a wide range of subjects, including electrical and gas safety, tenancy agreements, and unfair contract terms.
• We are also proud to present Homefinder.uk.com, which received the CIH Midlands Award in 2014.
You will have the chance to get some first-hand experience with our products and services and discuss their value for your organisation in detail with our staff, who is always happy to answer all your questions. There's also the Pad Group game on the touch screen and prize competition: be the highest scorer and win a Kindle Fire!
The conference is a wonderful opportunity to expand professional networks and to have great time with clients, partners, and friends.
We look forward to meeting you at the CIH Housing Conference and Exhibition 2015!