International Housing Summit

Review, Refresh, Reboot - Housing in a Post-Covid World

  • Virtual Summit
  • 05 May 2021 09:00 - 08 May 2021 18:00


New challenges need new solutions, new thinking, new ways of working. We've teamed up with the CIH is to  stage The International Housing Summit - the world’s first virtual housing conference.

This two-day event is packed with innovative and practical content that reflects the very challenging circumstances we currently face, in a range of formats to put you as a housing professional at the heart of the experience - and in control of what and how you learn.

Our exciting new online platform gives you lots of opportunities to participate; to listen, question, share, learn and real-time network with speakers and fellow professionals.

We haven’t just taken a traditional conference programme and dropped this online – that wouldn’t provide the delegate experience you’ve told us you’re after. Instead we’re offering you ways of engaging and sharing ideas that have never been tried in the housing sector before.

Over the two days we’ll tackle two main themes.

  • Covid-19 the response - capturing the learning
  • Rebooting housing - what comes next

Expert, engaging speakers will stimulate discussions about:

  • The impact on policy and delivery
  • Financial, regulatory and legal issues
  • Tenant voice and customer experience
  • Business operations
  • Leadership, culture and people
  • Tech and innovation

Sessions have been selected to focus on the topics that you’ve told us that you want to hear about in the current climate; and as you’d expect from us and the CIH, there’s a great line-up of innovative and inspiring speakers from across the sector and beyond, including big names from disruptor sectors.

You can select what sessions work for you, building an entirely personal experience and programme of learning. You can drop in and out, and no two sessions will be running simultaneously, meaning you can take in every bit of the summit you want.

We’ll also record all the sessions, so you can catch up on anything that you had to miss at a time that better suits you.


What can you expect at the virtual summit?

The event layout allows you to virtually sit with other delegates, interacting in real time, providing a very real human connection.

On arrival at the summit, you’ll enter the Networking Lounge, a virtual space with a main stage and tables of six delegates. Select a table. Here you’ll all start your summit journey; getting to know each other, starting to share ideas and knowledge. Each table uses video, audio and chat to allow you to interact naturally in real time. You can move around the tables to make new contacts or reconnect with fellow housing professional and share ideas, all the while getting the full benefit of the presentations from the main stage.

Of course we’ll have all the tried-and-tested elements such as:

  • Keynote addresses
  • Leadership panels
  • Breakout sessions

Sessions will use a range of interactive tools. There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved, with our ‘raise your hand’ feature whiteboards, live chat and the opportunity to ask questions and share your own thoughts as if you were in the room. But if you’d rather just listen, that’s OK as well.

Back in the Networking Lounge, we’ll be bringing you the opportunity to have discussion-led groups via table video chats. There’s even a whiteboard for you to write down your collective ideas.


It doesn't stop there

We are the home of housing professionals. We know you’ll be continuing your learning after the summit, and we want to support you with the tools to do just that. As part of the summit package you will also get:

  • Access to a pre-event collaboration hub where you can meet and discuss key issues with fellow attendees in advance of the event.
  • A summary report listing the key outcomes from the summit


Booking information


SPECIAL OFFER: Bulk booking – book more than 5 places and receive 25% discount*

*All bookings must be made at the same time for the discount to be applied

Standard rate* £325
CIH and DIN member rate* £225

* All rates are subjected to VAT of 20%
Please see our full terms and conditions before making your booking.

When you register you will be sent a full itinerary with links to join the individual summit sessions. We will also send you a series of diary invites – simply confirm the ones you want to attend to build your own programme.

Please do not share the links with your colleagues. Anyone who attends the summit without pre-registering will be charged the full fee for attending.

If you have any questions, please contact or call 024 7685 1722.

Please note: delegates will be able to participate throughout the summit. Please ensure that you are in a noise-free environment; we recommend using a microphone and speaker headset.

If you’re interested in disruption and innovation then to find out more about DIN membership click here.



We are delighted to bring you a brand-new promotional branding product as part of our virtual summit, with opportunities to create sponsorship adverts, branding opportunities and host real-time networking.

For further information please download the media pack or email