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3 - 4 APRIL 2020
2 - 3 OCTOBER 2020

THE SEMINAR PROGRAMME

The largest and most comprehensive seminar programme presented at any UK property event is a major show feature. We take great care to ensure that these are truly informative sessions – with speakers/panel hosts carefully vetted to ensure attendees gain real insight and understanding from each session. The programme is designed to cater for the needs of the novice to the veteran, thus includes a broad spectrum of topics. By show opening there will be around 85 sessions published on the show website. Typical examples from recent shows include…


BUYING AT AUCTION – HOW TO IDENTIFY THE DEALS THEN BID FOR THEM

As the shortage of new build property remains a reality in parts of the UK, many investors have identified the auction room as a sensible source of available property. For the unfamiliar the auction room can seem a forbidding place – but this should not be the case. This session will remove the myths and mystique surrounding auction practice and protocol.

PRESENTER: David Sandeman, Essential Information Group


HOW TO USE FINANCE TO MAKE YOUR PROPERTY PORTFOLIO WORK HARDER FOR YOU

This session will explore what has changed within both the property and lending markets over the last 6 months, the different types of finance available in the market and what property opportunities suit each option. It will summarise how investors can utilise finance to grow a portfolio quicker than they may think

PRESENTER: Stephen Johnson,
Shawbrook Commercial Mortgages Division


5 MAJOR PROPERTY PURCHASE MISTAKES – AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Author of several titles in the Which? Essential Guides series, Kate Faulkner has spent the last 13 years helping tens of thousands of property buyers to either buy correctly or to rectify bad property decisions. She has a no nonsense, independent approach to property but continues to be startled by the errors that even professional investors make.

PRESENTER: Kate Faulkner, Designs on Property


DUE DILIGENCE WHEN BUYING INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE

Buying a property abroad safely & securely in any international location is not the same as doing so in the UK. Accordingly anyone thinking of buying a foreign property should prepare properly. This session will review the do’s and don’ts – and provide tips and case studies to guide buyers safely through the research & legal maze of proper due diligence. Ayse Ozcan will be joined by the AIPP’s Managing Director Peter Robinson.

PRESENTER: Ayse Ozcan, Founder,
Acacia International Legal Services


THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY OF AMERICAN PROPERTY

America is possibly the most undervalued real estate market in the world right now. Yet, the streets are certainly not paved with gold in this land of opportunity. This seminar will cover the benefits and also the pitfalls of every aspect of US property investment, whilst teaching investors a few essential tricks to instantly decrease investment risk without compromising investment returns.

PRESENTER: Lachlan McPherson,
Chief Investment Advisor, US Invest


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA’S REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

The furthest many investor will look to in Africa is Egypt or, at a push, maybe Morocco. Few will dare think about investing in sub-Sahara Africa. Africa showed 10 of the fastest growing economies in the world in 2012 and 2013. With a growing middle class, political stability and the discovery of oil and gas in commercial quantities in many countries, Africa’s stock is on the rise – and so is its real estate industry.

PRESENTER: Douglas Oppong, Director, PiA