Sessions 2018

Changes, challenges, choices

Our 2019 Conference Agenda is being developed, but to give you an insight into how the Conference can help you, the 2018 agenda is detailed below.

The Conference always covers the key issues facing agency with sharing of expert knowledge from some of the UK’s top specialists and business leaders. It is aimed at giving delegates the clarity to make the right business decisions in this uncertain and challenging of times. The event gave delegates positive direction and market insight for the coming year and a host of great ideas to boost revenues.

Presented by The Negotiator, this exciting annual event is carefully crafted to stimulate, inform and inspire property professionals from businesses large and small, traditional or evolving. You could not spend a more productive and useful day for your business and future, than coming to The Negotiator Conference & Expo.

The Conference Agenda

This unmissable event brings a packed agenda of keynote speakers and lively and revealing panel sessions covering:

CHANGES: The Power of Proptech

The impact, positive and negative, of innovations in property technology on our industry. Experts from both sides presented; those who use proptech effectively in their businesses and those who can see the bigger picture of where new technology is taking our industry. Delegate takeaways were how proptech is shaping our industry and how you can benefit from the right proptech in your own business.

This was supported by the Proptech Sessions – a series of short TED-style presentations of innovatory products which can bring savings and smooth-running to your business, freeing you up to concentrate on what is important.

CHALLENGES: How regulation and legislation is affecting our industry

The Tenant Fees Bill, anti-money laundering, estate agent and letting agent regulation. These measures, supported across all political colours, are bringing changes which directly affect your revenues, the way your conduct business and effectively the shape of your business and your industry. Keynote speakers will paint a clear picture of where we stand and where we are going. Our panel session will highlight analyse and debate the issues.

Your takeaways will be an understanding of where the industry – and with it, your business – is going in the coming months and years and how best you can prepare for it and meet the challenges head-on.

CHOICES: making the right decisions

You’re faced with a future full of opportunities and change. There are technologies which are disrupting the traditional business model and presenting new ways of running estate and letting agency. Which are the right paths to follow, given so many options? Our afternoon sessions will feature speakers and a panel, who are already on those journeys and will share their experience and insights into the right directions to follow.

Your takeaways will be an appreciation of the evolving shape of the industry, ideas for the development of your business, how to manage and take advantage of this rapidly changing business model.

Your presenter and host for the day

Last year and in 2017 our conference sessions was hosted by Justin Webb, BBC senior reporter and presenter of Radio 4’s Today programme.

The event provides a unique opportunity to meet the speakers, the exhibitors and other delegates..

We like to hear your views as well as those of our panellists – so if you have a burning question you can submit it to us before the event and we will do our best to have it discussed on the day.

During lunch, a gourmet buffet is laid out for you to serve yourself in the Expo area throughout this period. There is a coffee and bacon brioche breakfast, mid-morning canapes and snacks and afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes. Soft drinks and wine is available on the catering tables, along with delicious desserts and coffee/tea.