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Final line-up of speakers confirmed for Annual Property Conference 2016

Following last week’s announcement that Andrew Sentance, a former external member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England, will be this year’s keynote speaker at Harold Benjamin’s Annual Property Conference 2016, the full panel of guest speakers has been revealed.

In what has been billed as one of the strongest-ever line-ups of panellists for the firm’s annual real estate event at Wembley Stadium, Andrew will be joined by Dr Walter Boettcher, Chief Property Economist at Colliers International and, from Harold Benjamin, John Townsend, one of the UK’s most renowned and respected auctioneers with more than 31 years’ experience in the industry and now a Consultant and head of the firm’s Auction Advisory Service; Sarah Paul, a Partner and head of the Commercial Landlord and Tenant Department; and Mina Kakkad, a Director in the firm's Commercial Property Department. Keith Flavell, Managing Partner of Harold Benjamin, will chair the event.

Now in its seventh year, the Conference on Wednesday, 29 June, will be taking place less than one week after the historic EU Referendum when, after weeks of intense campaigning on both sides, the public will finally know whether the UK has voted to stay in the EU or has opted to break away.

Our panel of speakers will look at a broad range of both the legal and non-legal developments of 2015 and how these have affected those involved in the property sector. They will consider the challenges and opportunities that lie in store over the coming 12 months and their practical implications for those working in the real estate industry and, of course, what impact the result of the EU Referendum will have on the UK economy in general and the commercial property sector in particular whether the UK decides to remain in the EU or votes to go it alone.

There is no charge for attending the Conference which is open to anyone involved in the property and finance sectors including leading house builders, commercial development groups, banks, construction companies, private companies, and listed and unlisted PLCs.

Breakfast will be served from 7.30am onwards and the Conference will close around 10.30am.

If you or any of your colleagues would like to attend, please confirm your attendance by emailing us at: by no later than Friday, 17 June.

Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you would like to attend please click on the link below and provide your details. You will then be sent a confirmation request to confirm your attendance.

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