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Join all the leading figures in Retirement Living Property on 24th November

Care & Retirement Living Conference

Sell out audience of the Leading players in the Retirement Living Sector expected on 24th November at Annual Care Homes & Retirement Living Conference....

Care Homes Conference November 2020 Agenda

Care & Retirement Living Conference Agenda

The Leading Conference for the Care Homes and Retirement Living Sector takes place on Tuesday 24th November 2020 at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London WC2

  • Returning for an 11th year, the largest event for the sector  - join hundreds of the leading players in Retirement Living Property at the UK's largest Conference as we look at how the Coronavirus pandemic can be the catalyst for significant growth in the sector, where the key future opportunity areas are, and how the key hurdles are being overcome.
  • Following a record audience last year of more than 500 delegates, we are expecting a sell out in 2020 as the sector continues to expand, find out why on 24th November
  • Over the last eleven years this Conference has become established as the must attend event for those operating in, developing in, investing in, or working with, Care Homes and Retirement Living in the UK.
  • The day provides a detailed update on the different Senior Living Markets, looks where investment is coming from, and crucially analyses where the opportunities are for both those investing and operating in the sector.
  • Excellent High level networking opportunities with hundreds of the leading players in the Retirement Living Property Sector attending

This event is likely to sell out again, with social distancing measures in place, so please book early to guarantee your place.

To see who attends please click here

Care Homes & Retirement Living Conference 2020 - Tuesday 24th November
De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, 61 - 65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA

 

Conference Timetable

9.30am Morning Session – Includes Networking Coffee Break

Chairmans Welcome & Housekeeping
2020 - what has been the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the sector and where have the opportunities now emerged?
How can the pandemic be the catalyst for significant growth in the property investment sense, as investors look to new alternative sectors?
How will the pandemic improve consumer sentiment in older people towards to product?
Is this now a real opportunity for the sector to evolve significantly and what do we need to do now to make it happy? The Senior Living Jigsaw – What fits where and which sub sectors are most likely to prosper? How can this all fit together?
Retirement Housing, Assisted Living, Retirement Living Villages, Extra Care and Care Homes – how is the market segmented, how has it evolved and where might it be going?
The Key Factors in the Care Homes & Retirement Living Property Market going forward
How has the Care Home Opportunity and the Retirement Living Opportunity changed?
Have many of the myths, risks & concerns about Senior Living Property now been addressed?

How can we solve the issues with the planning regime?
How do we evolve the middle market and Retirement for Rent?
What could be the impact of Brexit on the Sector, both in terms of construction and staffing?

How can investors get into a sector and how can they deal with the issue of providing care or not?
Housing for Older People – Looking at the Growth in Demand & Need as a Property Investment Opportunity
How large is the market, where does it fit with downsizers and the overall Housing Market?
Where are the opportunities – how can the shortfall of supply be addressed?
Understanding how the needs of the market are evolving & what is needed to meet this demand
Where are the investment opportunities in the market and how is this growing?
Where do we see the long term split for ownership, rental and other models in Retirement Living?

Where do Care Homes now fit in?
How might the market evolve over the next ten years?
What will be the impact of a double hit from Coronavirus and a skills shortage after Brexit and how will the sector confront this? Where does this leave the opportunity?
Where will the scale come from and how can it be achieved?
The Long-term evolution of the Care Home Market – How has it evolved and why?
What is the modern care homes market and who does it target?
Understanding how the product has changed – what was it, what is it, and what will it be in the future?
Building a Care Home Portfolio – How do you deliver it, start up an operation and build an Investment?
How do you get into the market, is there more money than opportunity & where is the smart second tier opportunity?
What modern inventions & technologies might become mainstream and revolutionise the way care is delivered & the needs of older people are met?
Where will off site and modular construction fit into the market and & what other construction advantages should operators & investors be looking at?
What kind of buildings and communities should the forward-thinking operator be building & how might this evolve in the future?
Where are the links between the Care Operator and the Retirement Living Operator?

The Planning System – what is really happening?
How do we get the planning system aligned and where we need for the sector and what are we hearing for Government?
What have we learned from across the Country when it comes to Local Planning Authorities? Where is their real pragmatism?
Which are the most popular regions for submitting new planning applications?
Urban v Rural - what are the market trends?
What are the other key trends in planning for the sector?
Based upon this analysis, how can an operator or investor in the market choose the ideal location and what are the key considerations?
The Evolution of the Retirement Living Business Model
Confronting the realities of the overall Housing Market
How can the sector respond to changes in the Secondary Housing Market?
Moving forward what mix of tenures will be requirement to make retirement living work and how can a business adapt?
Where does an operational business fit in?
Evaluating & Reinventing Regulation & Ownership in the Retirement Living Sector?

How is evolving legislation supporting the Retirement Living Sector and does it need it’s own specific set of regulations?
Where do Event Fees, Ground Rents and Leasehold Reform fit in and what would best serve the sector itself?
Where does the legislative direction of travel with leasehold reform leave the sector, what are the arguments for and against, and does the Retirement Living Sector actually even need it?
Making things clearer - How can overall transparency transform the perception of the product and sector to the consumer?
The Operator View – Event Fee Models, what are the options & how does an operator decide which to use?

1.30pm – Networking Lunch Session

2.30pm – Afternoon Conference Session

Revolutionising the Sales & Marketing strategy of a modern Retirement Living Business
How can we optimise the process and customer experience?
Understanding what the Retirement Living Product is and who the target market are
How large is the market, what do they want, and how do we pitch the product to them?
The Coming Age of Technology – What innovations will we see?
Understanding the Role Technology can play in the future of the Sector & How it can support the needs and lifestyles of older people – how can it boost efficiency & service?
What modern inventions & technologies might become mainstream and revolutionise the way care is delivered & the needs of older people are met?
Will technology play a big role in treatment for older people going forward and how much integration do we expect in future stock in the sector?

Looking at Future Retirement Living Business Model Opportunities – The Middle Market, Retirement for Rent, The Urban Model & The Not for Profit Provider.
How do we create a Middle Market for Retirement Living?
How do we provide a product that is attractive and affordable for the middle market?
How might the middle market develop over the next ten years and what opportunities will it provide?
Uncovering the future of Intergenerational Business Models - how can these work and what is realistic?
Getting the Operational Side of the Business Spot on – what is required and what are the older market looking for in facilities, management & Product?
The Future of a Private Rented & Build to Rent Model in the Retirement Living Sector
Is it now time to deliver an intergenerational rental model?

What are the benefits of such a model to those who live there?
The Urban Opportunity – what is needed to open up the London market?
What is the demand for an urban product & how can this be met?

Who are the buyers and what kind of product are they looking for?
What factors determine London as the key location for Older People?

What is the perception of a high rise, high density Retirement Living product?
Does the Real Opportunity Area in Housing for Older people lie with the Not for Profit Provider?
Can the long term view taken by Not for Profits provide a more secure investment stream?
What does the future of the market hold – what kind of products will providers focus on and what market are they targeting?

What is needed to make a mixed tenure community work?
What opportunities are there for Public and Private Sector Joint Ventures?
Planning, Design & Delivery
Where are we with planning and regulation in the sector & what is needed to deliver more Retirement Housing? Should we expect or lobby for a separate use class?
What should the modern Senior Living provider be designing and what are the key innovations?
How key is adaptability when delivering a scheme in the Modern Market to ensure a secure long term investment?
How do we balance modern innovation and design with the specific needs of older people?
Construction Methods – Traditional v Modern  - how do we confront issues with build costs?
Could Modular build enable a build smarter, build faster approach and what is its future for this market?
The Key Transactions & Investments in the Care Home & Retirement Living Markets

Who are the players, where is the money coming from, and how is the market evolving?
What assets are of particular interest?
Where are the opportunities from a transactional point of view looking forward?
How can a fully operational portfolio be built and should an investor look to construct a care operation/partner with an operator or rent a property on a lease to an operator?

Investor Panel Session – where is the money coming from & what is the appetite for Senior Living Property?
The Future of Investment and Funding into the UK Senior Living Markets, who will be involved and what will attract investment?

What are the key concerns for investors when it comes to Care Home & Retirement Living markets and how can these concerns be confronted and addressed?
Should an investor look to construct a care operation/partner with an operator or rent a property on a lease to an operator? What are the Pros & Cons of each approach?
How does an investor build a strategy to align itself with the right operator?

What assets are currently of particular interest?
Where are investors looking to focus?

Is interest in the Prime and Subprime too dominant?

Considering each of retirement living and care homes, how can the middle market and lower market attract more investment and how can you make it work?
Understanding what the fund managers want
Looking at US Reits and Overseas money and why it is coming in
Where do investors stand on Retirement Living Rental Models? 
Will these become mainstream & how?
How is investment in Retirement Villages evolving and is this an opportunity area?

 

4.20pm
Conference Close & The Annual Retirement Living Property Industry Drinks Reception 

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This event is also eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit 

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