RESI 2011: The Countdown Commences
August 15, 2011
Young Group’s gearing up for Property Week’s RESI 2011 conference, which I’m pleased to say we’ll be sponsoring once again. But we’re not the only ones looking ahead. Here, Alicia Alvarez, Conference Manager of arguably the most important date in the UK residential calendar, gives us the latest lowdown on the preparations…
The fifth anniversary of RESI is rapidly approaching and everything is in place for what promises to be the biggest and best show yet. On the 15th and 16th September over 1,000 residential professionals will descend on the Celtic Manor for 2 days of high level debate, the latest resi information, fantastic networking and of course, the chance to play on the top class golf courses that hosted the Ryder Cup.
There’s a lot to pack in at RESI this year varying from an ‘economic overview’ keynote address from HSBC’s Global Head of Asset Allocation and a panel debate on Helping First Time Buyers to a break-out session on Solutions for Distressed Assets and an inspirational session from Ben Kay, England Rugby World Cup winner.
There’s a new feature this year that we’re very excited about ‘RESI Dragons Den’! Bruce Ritchie, Tony Pidgley, Nick Candy and James Caan are going to be our RESI dragons and will be judging who deserves the accolade of RESI’s Next Big Thing (and potentially even some investment). All the submissions are in and we will soon be compiling the shortlist.
Delegates this year will have more of a chance to get involved than ever before. From choosing one of 6 break-out sessions, to interactive voting, to responding to surveys and even joining networking drinks receptions and the RESI dinner, there will opportunities for everyone.
The final speaker has now been confirmed, our chair – newsreader George Alagiah OBE – has been briefed and the golf courses are being readied.
Let the countdown commence…