Echelon Conference

EIP hosts an annual conference in London, which is attended by around 250 people from across housing, asset management, construction and related sectors.

It attracts a wide range of external speakers and provides an excellent opportunity to discuss emerging issues, share innovation, make new contacts and connect with existing ones.

An exhibition runs alongside the conference with stands from a range of suppliers and contractors and there is plenty of time for browsing and networking during the day.

The conference is followed by a drinks reception and dinner, with an auction in aid of Herts Young Homeless, offering an opportunity to let your hair down and network in a more informal setting, while raising funds for a worthy cause.

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Echelon Conference 2023

The Echelon Conference 2023, sponsored by Devonshires, Gunite, Fortem, FPM, Ian Williams, QHS, Mulalley, Northgate, Gilmartins, Bell Group, Shellen, Equans, ARC Group, LifeBuild, Checkmate Fire Solutions, Ian Williams, Kier and PAM Building, was held at Wembley Stadium on Thursday 19th October.

It focused on finding collaborative solutions to the issues affecting the housing sector and topics covered included sustainability, and innovation and tech.

An exhibition was held alongside the conference, and exhibitors for this year included Gunite, Herts Young Homeless, Langley, PiLON, Construction Youth Trust, Travis Perkins Managed Services, Shellen, Northgate Vehicle Hire, Q-Bot Ltd, CLM Fireproofing, Global HSE Group, London Fire Solutions, CLC Contractors Limited, Gerda Security Products, D+B Facades, Project Curv, and Office Depot.

The event was followed by a drinks reception and charity dinner, which raised £35,860 for Herts Young Homeless.

Upcoming details on the 2024 conference will be shared shortly.


Previous Conferences

Echelon Conference 2023

The 2023 conference will place on Thursday 19th October at Wembley Stadium in London.

The agenda will cover topics including disrepair, wellbeing, greening our communities, apprenticeships, commercial models, the Procurement Bill, decarbonisation and the Social Housing (Regulation) Act.

Those attending the drinks reception and dinner should arrive at 5.30pm and check in with the Echelon team at Club Wembley reception before making your way to the Wembley Suite. The drinks reception runs from 5.30pm to 7pm, with the dinner, hosted by comedian and presenter Dave Bibby following immediately afterwards. There will also be entertainment from comedian Hal Cruttenden.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Echelon Conference 2022

The 2022 conference, sponsored by Devonshires, Gilmartins, Gunite, Mears, Bell Group, Arc Group, Northgate Vehicle Hire, Fortem, PAM Building, Mulalley, Ian Williams, FPM and Trail Group took place on Thursday 20th October at The Oval in London.

The agenda covered topics including fuel poverty, the cost of living, disrepair, the new procurement regulations, green skills, electric vehicle infrastructure, and the social housing whitepaper.

Speakers included Jon Slade, Director at Campbell Tickell, Peter Smith, Policy Director at National Energy Action, Ben Williams, Head of Zero Carbon Retrofit at Wates, Donna McCarthy, Partner and Head of the Housing Management and Property Litigation team at Devonshires and social entrepreneur Ben Keene.

The day was rounded off with a Q&A where audience members had the chance to put their questions to a panel of experts.

The event culminated in a networking dinner, with entertainment from comedian Paul Sinha, star of ITV quiz programme The Chase.

Echelon Conference 2021

Stamford Bridge was the location for the 2021 event which had a headline theme of sustainability.

Items on the agenda included regenerative sustainability, fossil fuel-free-living, low-carbon energy, the Building Safety Bill, sustainable supply chain solutions, the charter for social housing residents, electric vehicles and remote monitoring for healthy & sustainable homes.

Speakers included Jenny Osborne, Chief Executive of Tpas, Megan Adlen, Group Sustainability Director at Travis Perkins, Phil Pemberton, Director of Assets at Riverside Group and Niall O’Rourke, Director of Safer Buildings at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing.

There was also a Q&A with a panel of sector experts and the event culminated in a networking dinner.