What Next? Conference 2019

The Number 1 conference in the Retirement Community sector

10 & 11 July 2019, London

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Now in its fourth year, the ARCO annual conference is the ‎largest conference and main forum for debatenetworking and the exchange of ideas in the retirement community sector. 

With interest in the housing-with-care sector continuing to expand significantly, this year’s conference will again look at the key developments and considerations for high quality operations and growth of the sector, including:

  1. Rethinking the distribution of risk, reward and responsibility
  2. Retirement communities and the changing policy landscape for health and social care
  3. Defining the ‘care’ in ‘housing with care’
  4. Recruitment challenges for a growing sector
  5. The middle market awakens
  6. Healthspans vs. Lifespans

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In 2018, we welcomed over 500 delegates over 2 days, including approximately 50 CEO's and Managing Directors from across the industry.

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Confirmed Organisations

With confirmed attendees approaching 450 over two days already, we are once again expecting the event to sell out. Organisations that have confirmed their attendance include:


24 Housing

IAC Group Ltd.

2x2 Development Ltd.

IBI Group

A2 Dominion

Imperial College Health Partners


Inspired Villages Group

Active Living International

International Longevity Centre


Irwin Mitchell LLP

Age UK

James Underwood & Associates

Ageing Asia Alliance


Alcove Limited

Just Group

Amber Energy

The King’s Fund

Amber Infrastructure Ltd

Knight Frank

Anchor Hanover

Kingsbury Hill Fox

Anthony Collins Solicitors

Laing Buisson


Law Commission

Archadia Architects

L.E.K. Consulting


Leasehold Advisory Service

Audley Group

Leasehold Consultancy Services

Avison Young UK

Legal & General Capital

Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt

LifeCare Residences Ltd.

Badenoch & Clark

Lockton Companies LLP

Bank Leumi

London Fire Brigade

Bevan Brittan

McCarthy & Stone


McLaren Property

BNP Paribas Real Estate UK



Middleton Hall

Brio Retirement Living

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Govt.

British Property Federation


Brundell Property Group

National Care Forum

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Nicol Thomas

Capital Care Villages

Norfolk County Council


Norse Care

Care Choices

Notting Hill Genesis


Nourish Care


Octopus Healthcare

Care Quality Commission

One Housing

Central Bedfordshire Council


Centrus Financial

Partners Group

Clydesdale Bank

Pegasus Planning Group Ltd.

Commercial & Residential People

Pinsent Masons


Pollard Thomas Edwards

Charterpoint Senior Living


Choices Housing Association Ltd.

Probitas Developments Ltd

Christie & Co

ProMatura International

ColladoCollins Architects

Puma Investment Management Limited

CREFC Europe

Radian Group

Cryer & Coe Architects

RE Projects Development

Cushman & Wakefield

Rangeford Villages

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Retirement Villages

David Phillips Furniture

Richmond Villages

Department for Communities & Local Govt.

Ridgelift DM Ltd.

Department of Health & Social Care

Riverstone Living



ECE Westworks

Royal Hospital Chelsea

Eclipse Nursecall Systems

Royds Withy King

Elysian Development Management Ltd.

SAV Development Limited

Enterprise Retirement Living Limited


Eversheds Sutherland

SAY Property Consulting LLP

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust

Saunders Boston Limited

Fairhaven Housing Association


Faithful + Gould



St. George’s Park


St. Monica Trust

The Fremantle Trust

Standards Wise

Friends of the Elderly

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Gerald Eve

Stride Treglown Ltd.


Tetlow King Planning

Gowling WLG

The Community Housing Group

Greater London Authority

The Consultant Connection

Hallmark Care Homes

The Optimal Ageing Programme

Harrison Carloss

The Planner

Health Innovation Network

The Relatives & Residents Association

Health Property Consultants

The Tooley & Foster Partnership



Hoare Lea

Trowers & Hamlins

House of Commons


House of Parliament

Tunstall Healthcare (UK) Ltd

Housing 21

Urban Edge Architecture

Housing LIN



Wrekin Housing Trust

Hydrock Consultants Limited

Your Housing Group

Ian Williams Limited



"There's only one conference where you hear not just about what's happening now in the sector, but also about where things are headed in the future - and that's the ARCO conference.”

Philip Smith, Chief Executive Officer, St. George's Park

"It's the best annual forum for the UK Retirement Community sector - invaluable for existing and potential new operators."

Nigel Sibley, Chief Executive, LifeCare Residences Ltd. 

"For innovative takes and meaningful content, the ARCO What Next? Conference is a must. You will always hear something new."

Angela Harding, Executive Director Operations, Extra Care Charitable Trust