BPF Annual Conference 2017

Through the Looking Glass: The future for real estate

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15 Jun 201706/15/2017 12:00am 06/15/2017 12:00am BPF Annual Conference 2017 RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD Europe/London public

12:30 - 18:30

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

We are delighted to invite you to join chief executives and senior figures in real estate to discuss the future of our industry and how to plan for it, at our flagship Annual Conference 2017.

Described as a "must-go" by Patrizia Chief Executive Wolfgang Egger, our annual conference attracts decision-makers across the breadth of the UK real estate industry. This year's conference, 'Through the Looking Glass', will offer practical ideas from senior figures and renowned futurologists on how to plan your business in order to respond to future trends.

View a full programme for the conference, with speakers including:

  • William Higham, Founder of the Next Big Thing, and a global authority on how to monetise emerging consumer behaviours
  • Sir Peter Westmacott GCMG LVO, Former British Ambassador to the United States
  • Roger Madelin CBE, Head of Canada Water Development for British Land
  • Susannah Schofield OBE, CEO of Dice Matrix & former Commercial & Innovation Director, Royal Mail 
  • Ray O'Rourke, Chairman and Chief Executive, Laing O’Rourke
  • Dan Gandesha, Founder & CEO, Property Partner
  • Guy Grainger, EMEA Chief Executive, JLL
  • Emma Birchall, Head of Research, Hot Spots Movement
  • Andy Pyle, Head of UK Real Estate, KPMG

Topics for discussion will include:

  • What will customers demand of real estate in the future?
  • How will changing consumer demands affect requirements for investing in and developing all forms of real estate?
  • What are real estate businesses doing to adapt to to these future trends?
  • How could changes to UK policy help the industry respond to these changes?

Who will you meet?

The following companies have already booked places to attend this year's conference:

  • BMO Real Estate Partners
  • British Land
  • ​Cadogan
  • ​Capital & Regional
  • Clearbell Capital
  • Dorrington 
  • Get Living London
  • GSA Group
  • Hammerson
  • Hermes Real Estate Investment Management
  • ​Kier Property Limited
  • KPMG
  • Lazard
  • M&G Real Estate
  • MAG Property
  • Mayfair Capital
  • MEPC
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NEAT Developments
  • Oxford Properties
  • Patrizia
  • ​Sellar Developments
  • Schroders Real Estate
  • Stanhope
  • The Crown Estate
  • Touchstone CPS
  • Travers Smith

What to expect

The BPF Annual Conference attracts some of the most senior executives in real estate investment and development, and promises thought provoking insights from some of the most sought-after speakers in global real estate investment. Feedback from previous conferences included:

  • "I have to say the speakers you had here, the people I met here, is amazing."
  • "The calibre of this audience is truly spectacular."
  • "The quality of the delegates at the conference today is incredible, and it's the people who can really influence and change things."
  • "I genuinely can't remember ever attending a conference where I've so attentively listened to every minute of every session – and I really didn't want the event to end."
  • "I thought it was one of the most thought provoking and engaging conferences I have been to for a long time."

Watch a three minute video from last year’s conference, featuring interviews with the chief executives of British Land, SEGRO, Hermes REIM, Patrizia and more about their perceptions of the event:

Download programme

Book tickets

This event is sold out. Please contact Laura Kozasvili (lkozasvili@bpf.org.uk) to be added to the waiting list. 

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