Overview

11 Apr 2024 Venue to be confirmed 9.30 – 16.30 Regional Conference

FREE for members

* In response to demand we doubled the size of our conference programme and continue to offer members a free place at an annual National or Regional Conference (exluding #PMOne). Members can also attend a second conference in the same year for the non-member rate of £100 +VAT.

Ticket prices

Members: FREE *
Non-members: £100 (+VAT)

Headline sponsor
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Every year, over 80% of all time spent on property portals in the UK is spent on Rightmove. We want to put the power of our audience and tools behind agents. That way, you can get on with what you do best – making moves happen. We’re also passionate about supporting the industry and making your life easier. That's why we’ve created comprehensive and accredited training for estate and lettings agents. In 2022, we supported over 30,000 agents by delivering over 15,198 hours of CDP. 

Speakers

Christian Balshen

Head of Lettings Proposition, Rightmove

Christian has worked in the industry since 2010 when he founded tenant referencing company Van Mildert. The business grew to working for about 1,000 or so letting agents, carrying out over 200k references a year. Rightmove acquired the business, now known as Rightmove Landlord and Tenant Services (RLTS) in 2019. Since then, Christian has worked for Rightmove as Head of Lettings Proposition and continues to be on the board of RLTS.

Sessions

Rightmove data and insights in your local area Thursday @ 9:30 AM

Timothy Douglas

Head of Policy and Campaigns, Propertymark

Timothy joined Propertymark in July 2015 and leads on the organisation’s policy and campaigns activity across Westminster, the devolved parliaments, and local authorities. He authored Propertymark’s The Future of Renting position paper and wrote Propertymark’s best practice guidance to help agents operate during the pandemic. Timothy also created the policy proposals for the Leasehold: A Life Sentence research report.

Before Propertymark, Timothy worked as a political advisor in Westminster for a former Business Minister and Government Whip and spent a period of time as a Caseworker and Researcher for Members of the European Parliament.

Sessions

Propertymark industry update Thursday @ 3:40 PM

Chris England

Managing Director, PVS Media

Chris is the joint Managing Director of video production company PVS Media.

After a successful 15-year career in journalism and public relations, Chris established his first photography business in 2015 and went on to open his production companies in 2017. 

PVS Media works with both local and national organisations throughout the UK and Europe to provide high quality imagery and production.

Sessions

No video? No personality Thursday @ 3:00 PM

Michael Holden

President, NAEA Propertymark

Vice President of NAEA propertymark, FNAEA (Comm), FARLA and Managing Director of Michael Holden Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants.

Sessions

Presidents’ update Thursday @ 11:50 AM

Alex Jeffery

Partner, Bright Solicitors

Alex heads up the Disputes and Litigation team at Bright Solicitors. He has experience in a wide range of litigation matters and predominately advises clients on contentious property matters such as commercial and residential landlords and tenants in connection with possession claims, dilapidations, and forfeiture. Alex also advises on matters arising from disputed rights of way, boundary issues together with general commercial property matters.

Sessions

Lettings: what to expect in 2024 Thursday @ 11:20 AM

Jason Lee

Head of Commercial, Propertymark

Jason is a vastly experienced sales and auction expert with a demonstrated history of building and growing companies. He worked in agency as both agent and supplier for over 25 years and is passionate about delivering excellent customer service and results. Jason takes pride in development, training and nurturing of all the team and watching them flourish. Multi-award winning in both agency and suppliers’ category from EA Masters, Sunday Times and Negotiator Awards.

James Munro

Head of the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT)

James joined the Trading Standards profession in 1989 and spent many years as an operational Trading Standards Officer working with local, regional and national enforcement agencies. He now leads the National Trading Standards Estate & Letting Agency Team, overseeing the regulation of estate agency work in the UK and the private rented sector in England. James has spoken at many property industry events and conferences over the last 10 years and has been involved in several collaborative projects to improve standards in the property sector. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and a qualified coach and mentor.

Sessions

National Trading Standards Thursday @ 10:05 AM

Elaine Penhaul

Founder, Lemon and Lime Interiors

Elaine is passionate about property staging as a powerful marketing tool and keen to debunk the myth of staging being a ‘nice to have’ service aligned with interior design. Her multi award-winning UK property staging business is utilised by agents such as Knight Frank, Savills and Fine and Country. She aims to help agents, developers and home owners sell for offers up to 15% over guide price, four times faster than comparable unstaged homes.

Elaine is regularly quoted as a thought leader in property marketing. She has spoken internationally at venues from New Orleans to Brisbane and regularly features at UK events. She is has been quoted in publications such as Estate Agent Today, The Times and The Daily Telegraph and contributes to many property podcasts. Elaine launched Stageflow, the first app to evidence return on investment for staging to a worldwide market and 2023 saw Elaine create the first UK training and coaching group for stagers combining her earlier career in business coaching with her staging expertise. Her book Sell High, Sell Fast was published in October 2020 and immediately became an Amazon no.1 best-seller, book no 2 which will cover a wider range of marketing techniques for property is due out in summer 2024.

Sessions

Sell high, sell fast Thursday @ 1:45 PM

Gregory Tsuman

President, ARLA Propertymark

Greg’s lettings experience stretches back to 2002 and includes multiple industry awards including the Sunday Times Gold, The Negotiator and 'best' in the Estate Agent Guide UK.

Sessions

Presidents’ update Thursday @ 11:50 AM

Richard Worrall

President, NAVA Propertymark

NAVA Propertymark Auctioneer of the Year runner-up in 2010, Richard has been selling property for clients since 1986. He has been successfully selling property at auction throughout the UK including collective sales in the South West of England and also at the Network Auction sales in Central London. In addition, Richard has also conducted a number of 'on site auctions' with a wealth of experience and a passion for selling property at auction.

Sessions

Presidents’ update Thursday @ 11:50 AM

Featured session
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Rightmove data and insights in your local area

Christian Balshen | Rightmove

The housing market has seen over three years of unprecedented change. Using the latest sales and rental data, Christian will highlight home-mover behaviour trends and include pricing insights to help manage over-optimistic sellers. He will also use data to help you advise landlords on some of their more common concerns.

Look back at past events

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Exhibitors

I think the ''Baddies'' from Trading Standards, The Property Ombudsman and GDPR updates were the most informative speakers, and had a real enjoyable approach, keeping heavy material quite light. Also meeting lots of like-minded letting agents and property professionals was nice!

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Dan Alsop CGT Lettings

All speakers very good and those who had exhibitions up in the 'mingling room'. Propertymark are doing some really good work now and you can see this has been building for a few years, I especially appreciated the comms during the lockdowns and the panic of Covid. The constant communication and info was very good and really helped.

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Phillip Bishop Perry Bishop

Well organised with excellent speakers and presentations. It was good to catch up with people in the industry too.  

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Andy Goundry

It was the first conference I have been too and took so much away from each speaker. Loved it, great meeting such passionate people.

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Becky Dutton

The talks were not too long and there were good amount of breaks throughout the day. All were very interesting and engaging, especially The Trading Standards and TPO talks. It was interesting to understand what they are doing so we can improve our standards.

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Emma Sanderson
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