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RICS Rural Conference, Wales

This year’s Rural Conference comes back in Wales with a refreshed agenda and will equip you with the right knowledge to leverage current opportunities for growth and resilience.

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Tue 4 Dec 2018
08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
The Metropole Hotel, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5DY
5.5 hours formal CPD
£115 + VAT


Delivered through presentations and case studies, the event will focus on key sessions and latest guidance and research published in the last six months so you can be better prepared to mitigate any risks to your business. 

As the Welsh Government launches its consultation on Post Brexit Land Management Programme, this conference will provide you with the opportunity to discuss how the Welsh rural sector might look like and how to leverage and what mechanisms might be put in place to replace the Common Agricultural Policy. Further sessions will look at the forestry sector in Wales and will consider some of the challenges and opportunities the industry will face over the coming decades. Benefit from guidance and timely updates on taxation, planning, the Electronic Communications Code, valuation and many more.

Attend this full-day conference to network with colleagues from across the region and take away crucial lessons learned from our expert speaker line up.


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  • Valuation of assets in the commercial renewable energy sectors
    This session will be looking at valuation challenges, principles of valuation as applicable to renewables and key information required in order to undertake valuation of renewable energy installations.
  • Flooding, Valuation and Land
    The environmental challenges we face are unprecedent and the resulting implications and impact on property and land are quite significant. Find out how to undertake valuation in the face of environmental challenges and value considerations arising from flood risks.
  • Forestry in Wales
    Discover the main forestry statistics for Wales and outlook and challenges and opportunities over the coming years and how can you make the best of current market conditions.
  • Taxation update
    Saffery Champness will join us to deliver crucial and timely taxation updates, including the latest on land transaction tax in Wales.
  • Planning in Wales
    Our speaker will shed light on the current planning policies in Wales and will look closely at the latest development plan and housing land supply progress in Wales.
  • The Electronic Communications Code
    Get to grips with the provisions and operations of the new code, intended solutions and what to consider when applying for new connections in buildings.


Industry leading speakers include:

  • Ryan Williams, Senior Consultant, McCartneys
  • Philip Wilbourn, CEO, Wilbourn & Co
  • Graham Taylor, Managing Director, Pryor and Rickett Silviculture
  • David Sedgwick, Director, Saffery Champness
  • Charles Cowap, Principal Lecturer, Harper Adams University
  • Louise Taylor, Managing Director, Taylor Millbrook

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Build your surveying network

You’ve told us that networking is an important part of your conference experience. So, we’ve set aside times in the day to give you a chance to network with like-minded professionals, including your peers and our expert panel of speakers.

A two-course networking lunch (included in the price of your ticket) provides a great opportunity to refuel, catch up with colleagues, and make new contacts operating in your area of expertise.

As part of our conference exhibition, sector-specific exhibitors will introduce the latest products and services to you to add value to your business.


Group discounts:

  • 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

Only one discount available per booking. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS.

  • RICS professionals £115 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £155.25 + VAT
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