Informed and inspired by leading speakers from Great Britain and Ireland, this year’s annual conference sought to prepare housing associations for the key challenges that lie ahead. The forthcoming introduction of new financial reporting standards is likely to be one of those challenges and this was certainly a hot topic being discussed at and around our stand. Managing the transition from SORP 2010 towards the inclusion of the FRS 102 international reporting standard will not be without its challenges, but as we were reassuring our clients who attended the event, the process does not need to be a daunting one.
The programme played host to various presentations, seminars, debates and discussions and the event seemed to create a lot of thought provoking questions which certainly left us with food for thought.
To sum the conference up in one word would be inspiring; each and every delegate, board member and housing professional was there to make the future of the housing sector a better one.
Will we see you there next year?