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CPD Day, Bournemouth


Your regional conference is packed full of focussed CPD within land, property and the built environment.

The 2017 conference has now taken place. Register your interest to be the first to hear once the 2018 programme and date have been confirmed.

“Excellent day overall, thank you everyone who had a part in putting it together.”

If you’d like to learn the latest updates and technical guidance across built environment, land and property then this is a date to put in your diary. In 2017 we packed together even more relevant training, content and speakers to provide you with the best six hours formal CPD (and you didn’t have to travel to London to get it).

Always popular, the conference gives you essential solutions you can apply to your daily practice. To make sure you get exactly what you need, your day is structured around six breakout sessions.

The idea of the breakout sessions is to let you tailor your day to best meet your particular requirements in terms of your own professional development.

Everyone has different areas they are particularly interested in, so whether your focus is built environment, land or property there is a varied selection of topics designed specifically to help you.

Ensure that you are working to best practice standards with sessions, case-studies and legal updates relating to empty property rates, consumer protection regulations, RICS international standards work, legal updates, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) and much more.

As well as breakout sessions, your day also covers an essential round up of key developments in your region. This will help you to explore the potential challenges and opportunities facing your business in the next 12 months.

Key sessions included:

  • Benchmark the economic performance of the region against the UK as a whole
  • Hear an update on adoption of RICS international standards
  • Gain essential insights on strategic land, empty property rates and concrete degradation
  • Listen to experts on a range of key issues including adverse possession, valuation of new build property and collateral warranties

Not just a day of CPD


As well as bringing industry leading speakers to your doorstep to help enhance your career, your day also provides you with some dedicated time to network.

We all know networking is a vital part of working in our sector, but as a busy professional we can find it struggle to find the time to do this effectively.

With this in mind, we have set aside time to give you a chance to catch up with your peers in your region. One of these is a two-course hot lunch (which is included free for anyone attending the whole day) while you connect with colleagues old and new.

Conference app

This year we are introducing RICS conference app to all CPD Days to enhance your event experience.

With it you can:

  • Interact with the speakers via polling and live Q&A sessions to ensure your burning questions as answered.
  • Get access to all the speaker presentations and save these to your desktop for future reference. This means you’ll miss nothing important on the day.
  • View up-to-the-minute session details, including full speaker bios.
  • Add your own notes while the session is being delivered.
  • Use the advanced networking feature to interact and engage with fellow attendees. The app provides a great way to catch up and follow up if you miss them during the networking sessions.
  • Use it on any device. It’s built to work on laptops, tablets and smartphones so no matter how you choose to interact you can be certain it will work for you.

Is this right for me?

We have put a lot of work into creating a day we are confident will add great value to your career and business, but we’re not expecting you to just take our word for it.

Every year we ask attendees to let us know what they thought of the day. Here are a few of their comments:

“An excellent day with good relevant topics and speakers.”
“Excellent day overall, thank you everyone who had a part in putting it together.”
“Informative and worthwhile day, which offered great value for money”

Group Discounts

We’ve also got some great group discounts when you book your seats together with your colleagues:

  • Book 3 or more places and get 10% off
  • Book 5 or more places and get 15% off
  • Book 7 or more places and get 20% off

We can only offer one discount per person. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS Conferences.

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2017 Programme

08:30 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Chair’s opening comments
Marcus Andrews, Chairman of the South Wessex Local Association of the RICS and Associate Director, Goadsby

09:40 Keynote address
Opportunity and uncertainty in the local economy

  • The local economic context
  • Emerging and historic challenges
  • Outlook and forecasts

Professor Nigel Jump, Professor of Regional Economic Development, Bournemouth University

10:15 -11:00 Breakout session 1:

Built Environment and Land 1A – Local infrastructure case study

  • An introduction to the case study: The Bournemouth International Growth project
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • The impact on the surveying profession

Gordon Page, Chair, Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership

Property 1B – Money laundering and bribery: Legal compliance

  • Money laundering legislation
  • The Bribery Act 2010
  • Penalties

Alex Ktorides, Partner and Head of Ethics & Risk Management, Gordon Dadds

11:00 – 11:20 Networking refreshment break

11:20 – 12:05 Breakout session 2:

Built Environment and Land 2A – Planning promotion and strategic land in Wessex

  • Strategic and tactical planning considerations
  • Opportunities unique to Wessex
  • Planning and viability
  • Community infrastructure levy strategic issues

Mark Axford, Development and Planning Policy Manager, Bournemouth Borough Council

Property 2B – Empty property rates

  • Impact of the business rate revaluation
  • Regulatory update
  • Reliefs explained
  • Case law examples and case studies

Simon Price, Partner, Alder King

12:05 – 12:45 Breakout session 3:

Built Environment and Land 3A – Concrete degradation and deterioration

  • Causes
  • Visual indicators
  • Remedies

Paul Russell, Product Manager Concrete Repair and Composites, Mapei UK Ltd
Paul Marland, Specification Manger – South West, Mapei UK Ltd 

Property 3B – Consumer protection regulations for property professionals

  • Information accuracy
  • Misleading omissions
  • Complaints procedures
  • Penalties

David Smith, Partner, Anthony Gold Solicitors and Director of Policy, Residential Landlords Association

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 An update from LionHeart

14:00-14:35 Afternoon keynote: RICS international standards work

  • Building on our reputation as the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction
  • Why is this important to members?
  • A summary of work undertaken to produce a truly international suite of standards
  • International Property Measurement Standards – progress so far

Matt McDermott, Programme Director – International Standards, RICS

14:30 – 15:15 Breakout session 4:

 Built Environment and Land 4A – Adverse possession

  • Factual possession and necessary intention explained
  • Limitation periods
  • Prescriptive easements

Kate Stewart, Partner, Lester Aldridge

Property 4B – Risk management in valuation

  • Current market challenges 
  • Update on latest case law for PI valuations
  • The steps you can take to mitigate your risks 

Senior representative, Howden


15:15 – 15:30 Networking refreshment break

15:30 – 16:15 Breakout session 5:

Built Environment and Land 5A – Collateral warranties and third party rights explained

  • Assessing necessity and benefits of use
  • Step-in rights explained
  • Recent case law

John Chittenden, Managing Director, Humphries Kirk
Michelle Dixon, Managing Director, Humphries Kirk

Property 5B – Procurement for facilities managers

  • Selecting appropriate procurement procedures
  • Measuring procurement performance
  • Reviewing, developing and evaluating strategies and processes

Chris Jeffers, Partner and Head of Facilities Management Consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall

16:15 – 17:00 Breakout session 6:

Built Environment and Land 6A – Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

  • The Green Deal
  • Exemptions
  • Enforcement and penalties
  • Practical implications

Martin Hoyle, Managing Director, PMBC Limited
Alexandra Holsgrove Jones, Professional Support Lawyer, TLT

Property 6B – Probate practice: Essentials for surveyors

  • An introduction to probate law
  • Probate valuation
  • Sale subject to probate explained
  • Probate fees explained

Lauren Day, Partner, Ellis Jones Solicitors

17:00 Close of conference

Price excl. VAT

TBC for RICS members

TBC for non-members


Full day