Throughout the two days, the exhibition will be your networking hub and a space to connect, collaborate and learn. You will have the opportunity to meet key sector suppliers, stakeholders and partners, as well as the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and National Housing Federation teams (NHF) - it will be our whole housing community, under one roof.

Event app

You will have access to an event app, your essential networking tool. The app contains the full delegate list for you to make connections and send messages. Plus, you can browse the key stakeholders and partners on the exhibition floor, find details of all the sessions and keep up to date with networking events.

Networking highlights

Sunday 8 September

Pre-event networking reception

6pm – 8pm, Nova Scotia, Unit 25a, 17 Mann Island Liverpool, L3 1BP

The NHF and CIH are delighted to welcome you to a networking reception ahead of the main event at Nova Scotia, an independent bar on Liverpool's waterfront. Spend quality time in a relaxed space with other delegates, speakers and sponsors. All event attendees are welcome.

Monday 9 September

Welcome breakfast at the joint CIH/NHF stand

9am – 9.30am, Exhibition

Drop by the central community networking hub where the CIH and NHF teams will be ready to welcome you to the event. This is a great opportunity to meet the team, ask any questions you have about the Summit or to learn more about the work of the CIH, NHF and our sector partners. The perfect ice-breaker.

Networking reception

5pm – 7pm, Exhibition

Join colleagues in the exhibition to unwind, share your experiences, discuss key session takeaways and to make those all-important connections.

As well as the CIH and NHF hosting a drinks reception, we're delighted sector partners will be hosting fringe events within the space.

  • Communities that Work

  • Placeshapers

  • Rural Housing network

  • Future Housing Leaders

Housing Community Summit fundraising and networking evening

Sponsored by

Join us for the Housing Community Summit Fundraiser Evening, supported by Ark Consultancy, on Monday, 9 September 2024, from 7.30pm till late. The event will be held at Revolution Albert Dock, Liverpool. This unforgettable evening is in support of the CIH Presidential charity, Action for Children.

Enjoy an evening buffet, three complimentary drinks, and an ultimate Beatles concert experience performed by BEATLEMANIA, followed by a DJ. There will also be an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets on the night, with all proceeds going to Action for Children.

Please note, there is limited availability and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Secure your place now to avoid disappointment!

If you have any queries before securing your place, please email us at

Tuesday 10 September

Summit fun run

7.30am – 8am, Meet at the registration desks

Get off to a positive and healthy start to the day by joining colleagues for a 5km jog taking in the sights of Liverpool. All abilities welcome.

Summit net-walk

7.30am – 8am, Meet at the registration desks

Join colleagues for a refreshing morning stroll around Liverpool. Take away refreshments will be provided.

Collaboration Hubs (Housing in Focus attendees only)

These smaller, interactive sessions will put innovation at the forefront, and are the perfect opportunity to discuss ideas with colleagues from across the sector. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. See the agenda for full details.

Inside the business site visits (Housing in Focus attendees only)

A unique opportunity to step outside of the venue and visit two local projects, including Liverpool’s Furniture Resource Centre and a community shop and café with Onward. Limited availability and must be booked in advance. Transport from the ACC and refreshments will be provided. See the agenda for full details.

Fringe events

Join varied, engaging, and tailored events to enable you to meet with like-minded colleagues, including:

  • Homes for Cathy breakfast.

  • Networking breakfast for smaller housing associations hosted by the NHF Smaller Housing Association network and the G320.