28 Sep 2021 Titanic Belfast 9.00 – 16.00 National Conference

Why attend?

Our conferences are an ideal place to network with like-minded professionals, stay up to date with current legislation, learn business skills as well as providing you with the latest thinking on industry best practice. Propertymark members can also record their attendance as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Ticket prices

Members: £80 (+VAT)
Non-members: £99 (+VAT)

Offer: receive a 50% refund on your second ticket when buying two tickets.

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Keynote speakers

Department for Communities
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The Private Tenancies Bill follows on from the Department for Communities’ consultation on firm proposals for change and will include measures to improve the safety, security and quality of the Private Rented Sector. The Department put in place The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Regulations (NI) 2021 which temporarily ensure private tenants are protected from eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic. A speaker from the Department for Communities will be on hand to discuss the legislation in more detail.


All speakers

Lindsey Archibald

With ten years working in digital marketing, former TV Presenter and Journalist Lindsey Archibald created one of the largest social media content hubs for property professionals in the world. Each piece of content is tested within her own estate agency business to make sure it generates leads.

Lindsey now helps more than 150 agents worldwide to leverage their social media content, allowing them to build stand-out brands, positioning them as local experts, and ultimately generating leads that turn into clients.

Pat Davitt

CEO, Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV)

Pat founded Davitt & Davitt Auctioneers now known as Davitt Davitt & Partners in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath in 1981. He became a Member of IPAV in 1983, was elected to National Council 1984, became a Fellow of the Institute in 1987 and served as President from 1987–1989 and 2002–2003. Now in his current position as IPAV's CEO, Pat oversees the Educational and Industry requirements of IPAV’s 1,400 members and manages the Institute’s daily affairs.

Pat was elected to The European Group of Valuers Associations (TEGoVA) Board of Directors in April 2017. He is also a member of TEGovA's European Valuation Qualifications Board (EVQB) and a member of their Recognition Committee. TEGoVA unites some 70,000 valuers from 71 National Valuer Associations in 37 countries.

He played a major role in taking the European Valuation Standards of the 'Blue Book', the Recognised European Valuer (REV) and the TEGoVA Residential Valuer (TRV)  status to IPAV valuers and Ireland in 2013 and is a Recognised European Valuer himself.

Niall Hargan

Senior Associate, Carson McDowell

Niall obtained his professional qualification at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) at Queen's University, Belfast where he represented Northern Ireland at the World Final of the Louis M. Brown International Client Counselling Competition held at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. The Northern Irish team claimed first prize in the competition and Niall was also presented with the IPLS Owen Catchpole prize for Solicitor Advocacy.

In November 2011, Niall received the Junior Solicitor of the Year Award (3–8 years PQE) from The Law Society of Northern Ireland. He is a member of the Belfast Solicitors’ Association and advises clients on all aspects of commercial property (including acquisitions and disposals) and landlord and tenant law specialising in licensed premises. Niall also offers advice on the licensing, betting and gaming laws of Northern Ireland.

Alex Hegenbarth

Deputy Director for Policy and External Affairs, The Property Ombudsman

Alex has a background in political campaigning and local government. He has extensive experience working with a wide range of stakeholders from across the political spectrum to develop new ways of thinking to reach key goals and objectives.

Matthew Sampson

Property Adjudicator, TDS

With a background in Property Management, Construction and teaching, Matthew has been working as a Property Adjudicator for TDS for over four years, resolving more than three thousand disputes between landlords and tenants from across the UK. More recently Matthew has been delivering workshops both online and in person, helping equip landlords and agents to better handle deposit disputes and navigate the common pitfalls. 

Stewart Thompson

Director, European Data Protection Program (EDPP)

Stewart is a highly experienced and qualified data protection practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in ICT, data governance, privacy and security. He has spent the last 14 years working in lead privacy, data protection, information governance and compliance roles and leading GDPR compliance programs for large multi-national web and mobile app companies.

Stewart has been a regular contributor as a subject matter expert at Irish, UK and European privacy conferences as well as delivering awareness programs and training throughout Europe and America.


You will come away with new ideas or find out things you weren’t aware of beforehand either from listening to speakers, talking to other delegates or browsing exhibition stands.

Tim Wakelin

Delegates can benefit from attending a conference in a number of ways. There is a lot to learn from a day like this.

James Wyatt

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