The IDHEE has announced the new date of its 2017 Annual Conference, after the original date was moved due to the Prime Minister's call for a general election.

Originally scheduled to take place on 8 June, the Institute of Domestic Heating and Environmental Engineers (IDHEE) Conference will now take place on Tuesday 20 June.

David Matthews, chief executive officer of the Institute of Domestic Heating and Environmental Engineers (IDHEE), said: "Moving the date provides a real opportunity, with a new government in place, to discuss and review where the domestic heating sector goes over the coming years; and what messages we need to take forward with the government and the heating industry. So much is happening with the growth of smart and low carbon technologies and changes to apprenticeships. If we as a country change our approach to the buildings we use, then we can have warmer, fresher and cheaper-to-run accommodation."

Under the theme: 'The Smart Future', the conference will look at how the latest smart technology will impact on the domestic central heating market; and how heating engineers can ensure they are well-placed to provide their customers with the best service.

Speakers include representatives from BEIS and Every Home Counts, who will join senior representatives from the controls, metering, storage, certification and skills sectors to share their views and highlight how the industry can benefit from; and work with the next new generation of technology.

An open forum led by the speakers will give delegates the opportunity to ask questions and raise issues affecting the industry, to gain further insight into the future of domestic heating in the UK.

The 2017 annual conference and exhibition will be held at the National Conference Centre (NCC) near the NEC in Birmingham on Tuesday 20 June.

Tickets cost £36 incl-VAT for IDHEE members, and £60 incl-VAT for non-members. They can be purchased online at