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CPD day Newcastle

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

A regional conference for the North East

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Thu 6 Feb 2020
08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, Bottle Bank, Gateshead, Newcastle, NE8 2AR
6 hours formal CPD
£185 + VAT

Why join us

Covering today’s ever-changing market trends, legislation and technical guidance, CPD day Newcastle 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 Newcastle, 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 North 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.

  • Review the economic performance and outlook for the North East and the UK and get a greater understanding of the opportunities and challenges your business may face
  • Tailor your day to best suit your personal CPD requirements and benefit from 6 hours of formal CPD
  • Hear the latest RICS guidance, including International Construction Measurement Standards 2nd Edition, Financial Viability in Planning, as well as an update on changes in firm regulation
  • Sessions include case studies on commercial office markets, development appraisals, property management technology and urban-led regeneration
  • Benefit from the latest information on building surveying technology, ransom strips, modern building defects, damp and invasive species
  • Case law updates will cover the latest in construction, planning, commercial and residential landlord and tenant, environmental and CVAs.

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:

  • Peter Folwell, Director, Plowman Craven
  • Malcolm Donald, Director, Plowman Craven
  • Alan Muse, Global BEG Standards Director – Professional Standards, RICS
  • Robert Fourt, Partner, GeraldEve LLP
  • Clare Bailey, Associate Director - Commercial Research, Savills
  • Chris Pearson, Chair of the RICS North East Regional Board and Partner, Naylors Gavin Black
  • Mauricio Armellini, Agent for the North East, Bank of England
  • Ruth Davidson, Associate, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
  • Jennifer Pearson, Associate, Muckle LLP
  • Paul Flowers, Managing Director, M3
  • Neil Harrold, Partner, Hay & Kilner LLP
  • Carolyn Akerman, Solicitor, Ward Hadaway
  • Melissa Flynn, Associate, Ward Hadaway
  • Richard Kennedy, Managing Director UK, Re-Leased
  • Suki Gill, Head of Investigations, RICS
  • Malcolm Shiels, Director, Summers-Inman
  • Pascal Mc Kenna, Sales Director, Eco Control Solutions Limited
  • Professor Rose Gilroy, Professor of Ageing Planning and Policy, Newcastle University and Chair of Future Homes Alliance
  • Charlotte McMurchie, Partner, Muckle LLP
  • Neil Marsden, Managing Director, Marden Damp Services
  • Jill Dalkin, Solicitor, Watson Burton LLP


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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What previous delegates have said about the event:

  • "First class event!"

  • "I found the whole day very useful and informative. Great venue too."

  • "Very interesting day!"

  • "Overall a successful and well managed event."

  • "Thank you for a great day."

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