One of the key sectors for eShare and our online board portal, BoardPacks, is the housing market. We work with a number of housing associations all over the UK, helping them improve governance, board level transparency and manage their meetings better.
So one of the most important dates in the housing calendar each year, is the National Housing Federation’s Annual Conference. It is where the great and the good of the housing sector meet to discuss the hot issues of the day, the year ahead and to listen to some of the most influential speakers in the country.
This year’s conference is almost upon us, and eShare is gearing up to be ready for the event to be held at the ICC in Birmingham, between 21 and 23 September. We’ll be at stand 71, and will be joining more than 2,000 housing professionals over the three days, with the conference’s expert speakers set to include: political editor at ITV News, Robert Peston; new Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell MP; Chief Executive, National Housing Federation, David Orr; and HRH The Princess Royal, the Patron of the English Rural Housing Association.
Spreading the word about BoardPacks
With such a compelling line-up of speakers, it gives us the chance to get to grips with the issues that really matter in housing right now. The show also gives us the opportunity to spread the word about BoardPacks, and demonstrate the value it can bring to housing associations.
The networking at this conference is always good, and there are hundreds of delegates in attendance that work at housing associations, so we are hopeful of making some interesting connections. We will be showing off our brand new exhibition stand, created by our graphic designer Atul, and Quadrant2Design, and will share some pictures of the new stand in our post-event blog post towards the end of the month.
In addition to the chance to mix with housing association key figures during the event itself, there is also the Conference’s networking dinner hosted by comedian Mark Watson, which will give us a further opportunity to connect.
Dominic Colella believes the National Housing Federation Annual Conference is one of the most important events of the year for eShare:
“We have such a strong track record in the housing sector – BoardPacks is a tool that could almost have been designed especially for it, such is the success with which our users have deployed it. Each year the delegates at the National Housing Federation Annual Conference are tailor-made for us – interesting, informed and passionate about housing and the right tools make their organisations run smoother and smarter. BoardPacks very much falls into that category, so we can’t wait to tell everyone about it – roll on the 21st September!”
If you’d like to come and say hello at the National Housing Federation Annual Conference – we’ll be stand 71 – or would just like to learn more about BoardPacks, then please contact us here.