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CPD day Kent

Hear essential technical and legal updates relevant to you and your business

A regional conference for the South East

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Thu 30 Jan 2020
08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Ashford International Hotel, Simone Weil Avenue, Ashford, TN24 8UX
6 hours formal CPD
£185 + VAT

Why join us

Covering today’s ever-changing market trends, legislation and technical guidance, CPD day Kent focuses on the specific knowledge and practical skills you will need over the next 12 months.

Stay relevant
By keeping pace with the levels of competency expected of RICS professionals, it ensures you remain competitive and able to provide the best possible service to your customers, clients and wider community.

At CPD day Kent, you will gain six hours of valuable CPD to ensure you stay professionally competent. Tailor your day to best meet your development needs through a choice of 18 breakout sessions relevant to land, property and the built environment.

Stay ahead in business
The conference also carefully incorporates key economic and industry updates relevant to the South East region. This mix of local and national context will help you to identify potential challenges and opportunities facing your business. 

The Programme

We’ve put together a carefully structured programme, delivered by leading industry professionals, to ensure you leave with a toolkit of practical solutions which can be implemented immediately into your daily practice.

  • Hear an update on the performance of the region’s economy in the context of the overall national picture
  • Consider the future of business rates, two years on from the last revaluation
  • Better understand how to “Brexit-proof” standard form construction contracts
  • Review the government’s land disposal strategy, five years on from implementation
  • Learn more about developing approaches to fire safety engineering

What else to expect

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

So, as well as bringing industry leading speakers to your doorstep, we’ve planned dedicated networking time throughout the programme to give you a chance to make new contacts and catch up with peers.

A two-course hot lunch is included in ticket price – and again, seize the opportunity to network. 

Don’t miss a single detail - thanks to our App
To enhance your event experience, all the resources you will need are available via our dedicated Conference App. We will send you details of how to install it (on your smart phone, tablet or laptop) just before the event takes place.

Use it to:

  • Interact with the speakers via polling and live Q&A sessions to ensure your burning questions are answered.
  • Access all the speaker presentations and save these to your desktop for future reference, meaning you won’t miss anything 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.
  • Network using the special feature to interact and engage with fellow attendees, which is also a great way to follow up if you miss them during the dedicated networking breaks.

And if you are an RICS professional…
You can complete over half of your annual formal CPD requirement in one comprehensive and constructive day away from the office.


Breakout sessions let you tailor your day to best meet your particular requirements in terms of your own professional development. To present the sessions, we have invited industry leading speakers, including:

  • James Roberts, Member, RICS South East Regional Board
  • Phil Eckersley, Agent – South East and East Anglia, Bank of England
  • David Manning, Development Director – Lower Thames Crossing Project, Highways England
  • John Richards, Managing Director, Thames Laboratories
  • Kate Jardine, Senior Associate, Thomson, Snell & Passmore
  • Steven Thompson, Associate Director – Built Environment Professional Standards, RICS
  • Simon Clennell-Jones, Divisional Director, Delta-Simons
  • Geoff Wright, Senior Director, CBRE UK
  • Carolyn McDonald, Fundraiser, LionHeart
  • John Fletcher, Director of Alternative Dispute Resolution Product Group, RICS
  • Simon Green, Partner, Gerald Eve
  • Aileen Murphie, Director – MHCLG and Local Government VFM, National Audit Office
  • Dan Sherlock, Partner, Rix & Kay
  • Nick Lee Evans, Senior Architect and Specialist Conservation Architect, Lee Evans Partnership
  • Emily Williams, Associate Director, Savills UK


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.

  • Standard Rate RICS professionals £185 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £249.75 + VAT
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