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New Minister to Address National Housing Conference

New Scottish Housing and Welfare Minister, Margaret Burgess MSP will be the keynote speaker at the Harper Macleod National Housing Conference on the 8th November 2012.

Now in its 13th year, the National Housing Conference brings together the key stakeholders and decision makers in the sector to discuss issues and legislation updates, while sharing information and experiences.

This year's programme will focus on '10 key questions' around housing policy, regulation, funding, renewables and innovative models for service delivery.

Other speakers and break-out group members include Kay Blair, Chair of the Scottish Housing Regulator, David Jepson, Deputy Chief Executive of Riverside Group, the Scottish Government's Rachel England, Michael Leslie from JC Rathbone Associates and Alan Hobbett from Berwickshire Housing Association. Other speakers taking part in the conference will be announced shortly.

The National Housing Conference will be held at the Doubletree Dunblane Hydro and to secure your place please contact Alice McKinlay on 0141 227 9437 or alice.mckinlay@harpermacleod.co.uk.

Derek Hogg, Partner and Head of Public Sector at Harper Macleod said:

"We are delighted that the Minister will join us at National Housing Conference and that she recognises the importance of the event.

"The affordable housing sector remains in a period of significant change as it reacts to a number of policy and regulation developments including the impact of welfare reform, new funding models, energy-efficiency and renewables, all of which will be covered in this year's conference. I am confident that it will prove to be informative and thought-provoking for all who attend."