National Housing Summit

Welcome to housing's leading conference. The most important event in housing is back with immersive and inspiring content in a bold new format. Delegates are able to gain inside knowledge of government thinking to help them and their board future-proof their business. They had the space and time to talk to housing association executive teams, consultants, the National Housing Federation and top speakers from outside the sector.

The Project

Missing Link has been involved in the production of the National Housing Federations National Housing Summit for a few years running part of the AV in a purpose-built facility. This year we were approached by the NHF as they wanted a change of location which would mean us taking over all of the AV production in a hotel venue. This was a huge change for the event and one we wanted to be involved with.

The event had multiple rooms across three floors of the venue but as is the case more and more in our capital city we were faced with a load-in challenge. With a huge time constraint on the load-in and working with other teams who needed access as well, we staggered the load-in to make the most of the available time. As planned, we opened the doors to the delegates on time ready for the opening keynote by the Prime Minister.

The main room featured and split room configuration which we have many years of experience in setting up. A central section of stage and stage set is removable allowing for the hotel to bring in the airwall to make two rooms. In each section, we have a full production setup and crew to allow these rooms to run as independent breakout rooms. For the main keynote talks the wall is removed and as the audio, lighting and videos systems are linked, we seamlessly turn it into one large room. This setup gives our clients the flexibility of a large room for main keynotes and breakouts over the course of their event without the need for extra rooms or time where equipment isn’t being used.

As the event was spread over 3 floors of the venue we also installed screens throughout the event space and live streamed the main conference room to those areas. Another conference the client was running in a different hotel was then able to watch the stream of the opening keynotes as part of their event.