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PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED! Development & Procurement Conference – Book Now

The programme for this year’s SFHA Development & Procurement Conferences taking place on the 12 & 13 of February in Glasgow has now been announced.

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This year’s SFHA Development & Procurement Conferences are taking place on the 12 & 13 of February at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central.

The Development Conference, which takes place on 12 February, will look at how housing associations can build on their successes to ensure that they meet Scotland’s housing needs today, and in the future. 

The conference will see Sarah Buchanan of Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and Lorna Wilson of SFHA give a session on Innovation and What the Future Looks Like. Delegates will also hear from Tony Cain from ALACHO; Sarah Boyack from SFHA and Ken Gibb from CACHE on what is Beyond 2021. Graham Collie from SPA, Andy Milne from SURF and Sarah Buchanan will also give a talk on the Support and Resources for Housing Associations.

Other highlights of the conference include workshops on New Build Frameworks, Collaborative Development, Developing Homes for an Ageing Population and Building Sustainably. Both conferences are also a great opportunity to network with our commercial associates within the exhibition.

The Procurement Conference, taking place on 13 February, will look at the main strands of work to improve public sector procurement and how this has affected housing associations. 

Iain Ross from the Scottish Government will give a session on the Review of Procurement in Public Construction Review. Lauren Little from TC Young and James McMorrow from Harper MacLeod will lead the Legal Surgery and answer any legal questions there may be on procurement.

The conference will also introduce the SFHA Community Benefits Guidance with Colin Taylor from Scotland Excel, Shona Mitchell from SFHA, Lesley Anderson from SPA and Kate Christie from Lintel Trust there to answer your questions and talk about Delivering Benefits for Tenants and Communities.

Workshops include Maximising the Benefits of Frameworks, Framework Lot Guidance and Delivering Benefits Longer Term.

McTaggart Group's Gail Galbraith - who are sponsoring the lunch, said; "SFHA conferences are a great way to engage with our housing community colleagues.” 

Both conferences take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central - with the Development Conference on the 12 February and the Procurement Conference on the 13 February. Delegate fees start at £219 for SFHA members for both conferences or why not book to attend both the Development Conference and the Procurement Conference for just £375 – a saving of £63!

To view the programmes, for more information on the event or to book a place please visit www.sfha.co.uk/whats-on

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