EXPERTS will gather at a conference in Newcastle in January to discuss ways to drive investment in the North East, drawing upon the experiences of regions elsewhere in the world.
Some 16 local and international experts will speak at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) North East Summit on January 25, 2013, at the Centre for Life.
Sessions will bring together the latest information from economic forecasts, real estate investment, facilities management, legislation and the Government estate.
Speakers will include Rics chief economist Simon Rubinsohn, analyst Guy Sheppard of Prupim, one of the world’s leading real estate management funds, Robin Worthington and former group property director at Cadbury plc.
Delegates will also hear from some of the region’s top property experts about projects such as Quorum Business Park and DurhamGate which are succeeding in the face of huge economic challenges. The thorny issues of planning and funding will be picked up by speakers Neil Robson, partner and head of property and planning at Ward Hadaway, Philip Barnes of planning consultancy NLP, Paul Woods, director of finance and resources at Newcastle City Council, and Craig McNaughton, of Lloyds TSB Commercial.
Summit chairman David Furniss, senior director and head of office at BNP Paribas Real Estate, Newcastle said: “This is going to be a superb day in which we will all gain practical insights into the region’s property and construction goals.
“It is also an excellent opportunity to network with industry peers from across the North East.
“If you are involved in any area of land, property and construction, and interested in the region’s future regeneration, this is a must-attend event.”
Further information and booking is available online at www.rics.org/nesummit or through the Rics booking office on 0207 695 1600.