HBF Future Talent Conference 2017

04 July - 05 July, 2017

The HBF Future Talent Conference 2017 (previously the HBF Graduate Conference) is the HBF's main event each year to bring together graduates and other professionals entering the home building industry.  It forms an important part of company graduate and management development programmes for their recruits, who in the round will comprise many of the industry's future leaders.  The conference programme aims to provide learning insights on the main issues and changes for the industry from a national perspective that will enhance the delegates' knowledge and understanding as they commence their careers.

The conference began with a plenary session by Stewart Baseley, HBF Executive Chairman, before delegates were assembled into four smaller groups and rotated around four interactive workshops for the remainder of the day.

The residential event was held at the East Midland Conference Centre (EMCC), part of the Nottingham University Campus and began on 4 July with a networking buffet and evening quiz by John Slaughter, HBF's Director of External Affairs.  As part of the package accommodation was provided in the Orchard Hotel, adjacent to the EMCC, before starting the next day's conference back at the EMCC.

There was plenty of opportunity for delegates to be able to network and share their experiences with like minded peers from within the industry.

For further information please call 020 7960 1630 or email events@house-builder.co.uk


4 July

From 14.00 - Accomodation check in - The Orchard Hotel

From 19.00 - Buffet dinner and evening speaker (John Slaughter) - EMCC Atrium

5 July

East Midlands Conference Centre (EMCC)

From 8.45 - Coffee & registration

9.30 - Conference welcome, John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs, HBF

9.40 - Stewart Baseley, Executive Chairman, HBF

10.15 - Coffee & networking

10.45 - Workshops*

11.45 - Workshops*

12.45 - Lunch

13.45 - Workshops*

14.45 - Coffee on the go

15.00 - Workshops*

16.00 - HBF closing comments

16.15 - Conference close

Workshop topics:

'Drivers of the future/Home consumer of the future' - how the business, work and consumer climate is changing for us,
Paul Flatters, Trajectory

'Homebuildng Skills Partnership' - attracting the people the industry needs,
Jenny Herdman & Sara Cartin, HBF

The housing market past and present' - a look at how the performance of the housing market since 2008 contrasts with markets of the past and how trends in housing affordability have affected market patterns and government policy measures: with thoughts about market and policy issues for the future,
Lucy Greenwood, Savills

'Digital construction' - a new way of working for all involved in the industry

Craig Ferrans, HBF


Welcome - John Slaughter Download Presentation
Stewart Baseley Download Presentation
Homebuilding Skills Partnership Workshop Download Presentation
Housing Market Past and Present Workshop Download Presentation
Drivers of the Future/ Home consumer of the Future Download Presentation
Digital Construction Download Presentation
Spaghetti Houses Download Presentation


John Slaughter
Director of External Affairs, HBF, HBF
Stewart Baseley
Executive Chairman, HBF, Home Builders Federation (HBF)
Paul Flatters
Chief Executive, Trajectory, Trajectory
Jenny Herdman
Jenny Herdman
Director of Home Building Federation Skills Partnership, HBF
Lucy Greenwood
Associate, Savills, Savills
Craig Ferrans
Technical Director, HBF
Gillian Brewin


University Park, Beeston Ln, Nottingham NG7 2RJ