Speaker Welcome...

We are delighted to have you on board as a speaker at our Planning For Housing - Northern Edition Conference.

Please find below all of the information you should need in preparation for the day.

Event Info
> Venue
> Timings
> Speaker Discount 
> Accommodation

Speaker Brief
> Main Feel Of The Event
> Audience
> Briefings Before / On The Day
> Presentations
> Feedback


The Lowry Hotel - 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Manchester, M3 5LH
Map and directions to the venue


Registration and morning refreshments will be from 09:15 with opening remarks at 10:00. The conference will conclude at 17:15.
View the latest programme

(Please note that timings are subject to change between now and the event date.)

Speaker Discount

As part of the speaker faculty, your contacts and colleagues are entitled to a 10% discount off the current prices to attend the conference. All they need to do is quote SPK39 at the basket page when booking online.


The Lowry Hotel currently offers single occupancy rooms at £155 Bed & Breakfast until 27 January. To book please call the reservations team on 0161 827 4000 and mention Haymarket.

For a full list of accommodation at preferential rates please  click here and enter the event code  pfhn .

Main Feel Of The Event

The Planning for Housing Conference – Northern Edition follows the success of our first edition in the North, and the third edition of Planning For Housing London in September. This Northern Edition is set to be a key gathering of senior planning, regeneration and housing professionals to address the most pertinent planning challenges related to housing in the Northern region, and will discuss how we can deliver enough housing to meet the growing demand for new homes in areas where we need them most.

During the research for the event, there was high demand for it to address this challenge in great detail through practical and engaging sessions, but also with the chance to debate and discuss some of the most recent planning and housing policy changes. As such, the day has been split into main room and breakout sessions. Main room sessions will allow for debate and thought leadership. The breakout sessions will allow for practical, take-away advice and sharing of on-the- ground experiences. Please bear this in mind when preparing for your session.


The conference aims to bring together about 60 senior public and private sector planning and housing professionals from key organisations such as Cheshire East Council, Cheshire West and Chester, DAC Beachcroft LLP, Planning Potential, Randall Thorp LLP and Sunderland City Council.

Briefings Before/On The Day

If you would like to discuss your speaking session in more detail before the event, please arrange a convenient time with Aziliz Du Fay. On the day, the Event Manager and/or Event Producer will meet with you during registration/the break before your session to brief you and ensure you are all set. Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time and send us your slides (if applicable) in advance as well as bringing a copy on a USB just in case.


If you are showing slides in your session, please send them to Gemma Wilkinson by Tuesday 21st February. Please ensure that your slides are in 16:9 format ratio. If you wish to use video or audio files, please provide these as separate files for the on-site AV team.


There will be evaluation forms circulating on the day on which delegates will score and chart their thoughts on your session. You will be sent your scores after the event, once all of the forms have been collated and analysed. Please also complete one yourself to let us know your thoughts on the event.


Please send all items to Gemma Wilkinson by the deadline date.

Your photo (high resolution headshot) and biography
(100-200 words written in third person)
DEADLINE: Tuesday 7th February 2017

Completed speaker details form 
DEADLINE: Tuesday 21st February 2017

Your presentation (if applicable) in Powerpoint format, 16:9 ratio
DEADLINE: Tuesday 21st February 2017

Key Contacts:

Event Content 

Aziliz Du Fay

Aziliz Du Fay 
Senior Conference Producer 
+44 (0)20 8267 4281 

Event Operations 

Gemma Wilkinson

Gemma Wilkinson 
Senior Event Operations Coordinator 
+44 (0)20 8267 4067

Commercial Partnerships 

Heather Lynn

Heather Lynn 
Account Director
+44 (0)20 8267 4785