BPF Annual Conference 2011


Our annual conference will be held on 25 May 2011 at The Northumberland, just off Trafalgar Square.


We have confirmed that Business Secretary Vince Cable MP will be our keynote speaker, and David Blanchflower, formerly of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee, will be our lunchtime speaker, making this an event not to be missed.


Other confirmed speakers include:


Truett Tate, Lloyds Banking Group

John Walker, Federation of Small Businesses
David Church, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Chris Grigg, British Land Company
Adam Avigdori, BlackRock

Roger Madelin, Argent plc

Richard McCarthy, CLG

Stephen Tapper, Planning Officers Society


To reserve your place, download our booking form.


Investment in the Age of Austerity is sponsored by BNP Paribas Real Estate, CB Richard Ellis, Jones Lang LaSalle and MHP Property.




12.00-12.30    Registration and reception

12.30-2.00    Seated pre-conference lunch

Speaker: Professor David Blanchflower CBE, Economist

2.00-6.00   Conference sessions

Sarah Montague, Journalist, BBC

2.00-2.30   Keynote address

Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade

2.30-3.30 Session One: Restoring lending levels to small businesses

Truett Tate, Group Executive Director, Wholesale, Lloyds Banking Group
John Walker, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses

3.30-4.00    Break

4.00-5.00    Session Two: Investing our way out of austerity

Adam Avigdori, Director and Portfolio Manager, BlackRock
David Church, Head of Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging IBK, EMEA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Chris Grigg, Chief Executive, British Land Company

5.00-6.00    Session Three: The policy and built environments

Roger Madelin, Joint Chief Executive, Argent Group plc
Richard McCarthy, Director General for Neighbourhoods, Department for Communities and Local Government
Stephen Tapper, President, Planning Officers Society

6.00    Close



Event report


Over 280 delegates attended our conference at 8 Northumberland Avenue, a tremendous turnout.


The conference was covered by Property Week and Estates Gazette, who produced a podcast of Business Secretary Vince Cable MP's keynote speech.







8 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5BY
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