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Business transformation – taking flight 2

  • Type HQN Event
  • Venue Alton Towers Resort
  • Address Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB
  • Start 22 Mar 2018 10:00
  • End 22 Mar 2018 16:00


Business transformation – taking flight 2

Get out of your comfort zone.

Following the success of our first business transformation conference at the i360 in Brighton last October – HQN is taking flight once again in the Spring this time at the world famous Alton Towers in Staffordshire.

This special one-day event, held in association with ROCC, will bring together some of the country’s top change pioneers in a truly unique setting.

Delegates will have the chance to hear about the latest business transformation trends from inside and outside the housing sector while exploring the wonders of the Alton Towers Resort including its theme park rides and picturesque scenery.

Housing providers all over the country are embarking on business transformation journeys. Some are focusing on very specific areas while others are recalibrating their entire organisation – or merging with others. And while millions of pounds are being spent on new technology, it is buy-in from colleagues and residents that is most fundamental to a successful change programme.

Our Taking flight conference will touch on many aspects of business transformation, with sessions covering the following:

  • Successful business transformation strategies from beyond the housing sector
  • Digital services and customer channel shift
  • Implementing system change in the real world
  • The use of IT and data
  • Staff development and culture change
  • Capturing, costing and modelling transformation
  • GDPR – what housing providers need to know
  • Putting it right when things go wrong.

Rob McWilliam heads a top line-up of business transformation experts confirmed to speak at Alton Towers Resort on 22 March. The former Chief Financial Officer for Asda and Amazon – who received rave reviews from delegates at our first major business transformation conference last year – will be the key note speaker at Taking Flight 2 in March. Other speakers confirmed are:

  • Samantha Young, HQN associate and former Director of Business Transformation, New Charter Housing Group
  • Matt Skinner, Delivery Director, Future Gov
  • Elly Hoult, Business Improvement Director, Notting Hill Housing Trust.

More to be announced soon...

PLEASE NOTE: A pass for the Alton Towers Resort, providing access to the theme park rides and grounds, is included in the delegate  price.

Hotel rooms are available at the resort with a special price for Taking Flight delegates. Please ask the HQN team for more information.

Free parking is available.

What delegates said about our first Taking Flight conference:

'Really good day giving me lots to think about'

'Really thought provoking and very relevant to where we are as an organisation'

'A diverse agenda with lots of thought-provoking content and practical tips for achieving success via business  transformation'

'It was great to be somewhere different with a unique experience as part of the day'

About Alton Towers Resort

HQN's Taking Flight event will take place in the Emperor's Suite at the prestigious Alton Towers Resort Conference Centre.

First opened as a theme park in 1980, Alton Towers has delivered over 1 billion rides to thrill-seeking guests throughout its 37-year history.

Based north of the village of Alton in Staffordshire, it is situated in the grounds of a semi-ruined gothic revival country house of the same name, and the former seat of the Earls of Shrewsbury.

About the event sponsor

ROCC specialises in providing proven, comprehensive and configurable IT housing systems and solutions that enable simplicity and efficiency.

ROCC are innovators in the housing sector, with more than 30 years’ experience and over 200 complex projects delivered for housing associations and local authorities.

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Delegate fees:
Full price: £289.00 *
Members of any HQN network: £209.00 *
Early Bird: £259.00 *

* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Please call 0845 4747 004 for more information. Early bird ends Friday 23 February 2018.

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