Cost: Member £150 / Associate £160 / Non-Member £190
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NIFHA'S 2018 Finance Conference takes place Wednesday, 5th December, in the Welllington Park Hotel, Belfast. This year's event will address the key issues impacting on the Finance & Treasury teams across the housing association network. It's promising to be another packed event with plenty of lively debate and an excellent networking opportunity. The programme will include a range of plenary and break-out sessions with speakers from local and further afield that are specialists in their field with a strong social housing background. The conference will offer excellent opportunities to share experiences and ideas and to network with the key financial influencers within the social housing sector.

Here's a taste of what's on offer:

- Outlook for the economy and for the sector

  • Financial review and outlook - Neil Gibson, Chief Economist, Ernst & Young
  • Presentation of sector Global Accounts - Price Waterhouse Coopers

- Getting your finances lined up for future challenging times

  • The impacts of welfare reform on the finances of social tenants and their landlords - Emma Owens, Head of Customer Accounts, Curo Housing
  • How robust and accurate financial reporting has been crucial to effective management: a UK example, Michael Newey, Chief Executive, Broadland Housing
  • Financial modelling - how to make this work for you

- Sector scorecards, KPIs and VFM statements: their value and use

  • The value in measuring performance
  • Putting VFM in the driving seat
  • The UK Sector Scorecard: observations for Northern Ireland - John Wickenden, Research Manager, Housemark

- Property Portfolio diversification: rent, part buy, property sales … where next?

  • The challenges in setting rent & service charges in social housing - Nicola McCrudden, Senior Associate Consultant, Campbell Tickell
  • A fresh response to changing demands in housing - Maple & May
  • How mixing rental and co-ownership developments can work - Mark Graham, Chief Executive, Co-Ownership

- Lenders Panel: let’s talk with the bankers

  • Discussion and Q&A with Danske Bank, Ulster Bank, Barclays Bank, UCIT & Charity Bank – what are banks looking for? what are their respective offers and what do borrowers need to bring to the able?

- Being financially astute in uncertain times

  • Is your business plan stress tested to take the stress out of our financial planning?
  • How is the credit worthiness of NI Housing Associations impacting on growth? - Pete Redman, Managing Director, Traderisks

- Financing Options: the traditional and the new funding methods

  • What are the borrowing options for housing associations?
  • The new appetites from equity funders and institutional investors in social housing assets - Addleshaw Goddard
  • Making the most of cashflow capacity
  • Community development
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Rural development
  • Dept for Communities
  • Social and affordable housing
  • housing assocations
  • housing finance
  • risk management
  • community development
  • community planning
  • global sector accounts
  • economic development

Date and Time

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Wellington Park Hotel
21 Malone Road
United Kingdom

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6c Citylink Business Park

Albert Street

Belfast BT122 4HQ

Thanks to our sponsors - Gold: Danske Bank and Traderisks - Bronze: Campbell Tickell and EDG - Lunch: Barclays - and to our Media Partner; 24housing.