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UKAA Annual Conference, Exhibition & Dinner 2018

Thursday 4th October

This year’s Annual Conference, Exhibition & Dinner will take place at 8 Northumberland Avenue on Thursday 4th October 2018 from 8.30am

The UKAA present to you a day of engaging and thought provoking sessions by experts from within and outside the BTR industry. Join us for an opportunity to network, real world lessons learned from the UK and beyond and explore different angles on BTR information.

There will be an exhibition on show from companies dedicated to the Build To Rent sector. Our exhibitors will present you with their latest innovative products that are currently making a difference in the sector.

The conference and exhibition will be followed by an evening of socialising over delicious food and wine, and captivating entertainment!

Come along to network with like-minded professionals from all levels in the Build To Rent sector with this opportunity to have fun while working.

Following last year’s success and positive feedback of our insightful event, we have created yet another engaging schedule of events.


The UKAA Conference Programme

We have a great programme in store for you covering a number of trending topics in Build to Rent at the moment:

Conference moderator:  Richard Meier

8.30 – 9.00 Registration

9.00 – 9.15 Welcome & Introductions

9.15 – 9.45 Keynote Speaker: Chris Grigg – British Land


9.45 – 10.30 Research Launch: Urban Myths of Renting and the Housing Market

The UKAA launches their research into ‘Urban myths’ of renting and the UK housing market, carried out by Paul Winstanley and Emma Hart of Allsop.

  • Moderator: Richard Donnell, Hometrack
  • Speakers:
  • Paul Winstanley – Allsop
  • Emma Hart – Allsop
  • Panellists:
  • Dr Julie Rugg – York University
  • Rick Snyder – RA Snyder Properties & National Apartment Association


10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break


11.00 – 12.15 Customer Service: The 360° View

Great customer service – what is it and how do we change to deliver it? Views from experts with a global view.

  • Moderator: Lily Newman – Morgan James Consulting
  • Speakers: 
  • Lily Newman – Morgan James Consulting
  • Paula Munger – National Apartment Association
  • Panellists:
  • Annabel Shaw – Four Seasons
  • Simon Pratt – Ballymore Group
  • Brad Williams – Lincoln Property Company & National Apartment Association
  • Charles Stroud – Appliance Warehouse of America & Texas Apartment Association


12.15 – 13.00 Skills: This Is a People Business – How Do We Attract People into the Sector? 

Our panel will discuss the challenges of finding and building great teams, training and diversity.

  • Moderator: Jane Hollinshead – IJD Consulting Limited
  • Speakers: 
  • Andrew Bulmer – IRPM
  • Christopher Laws – urbanbubble
  • Russell Markou – Tipi
  • Andrew Deverell Smith – Deverell Smith


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break


14.00 – 14.45 Alternatives: Beyond Generation Y 

We look outside of the millennial market to new rented sectors including Later Living, Co-Living, Serviced and Short Lets and Rent to Buy.

  • Moderator: Jo Cowen – Jo Cowen Architects
  • Speakers: 
  • Olivia Harris – Dolphin Living
  • Nakul Sharma – Hostmaker
  • Anil Khera – Node
  • Honor Barratt – Birchgrove

14.45 – 15.15 Coffee Break


15.15 – 16.00 Leasing: Lessons Learned

The sector is old enough now for operators to have been through lease up – we hear what went well, what lessons they learned and where we can improve and innovate.

  • Moderator: Stephanie Barbabosa – Lendlease Development Europe
  • Speakers: 
  • Jennie Fojtik – Tipi
  • Stephanie Smith – Atlas Residential
  • Michael Howard – urbanbubble
  • Zafar Bhunnoo – Spaces
  • Sabuj Sarkar – Get Living


16.00 – 17.00 PropTech: Who Is Going To Change Our World? 

4 aspiring PropTech companies pitch to the judges and audience. You choose the company most likely to change the world of BTR – We give them a helping hand on their way to the top!

  • Moderator: Saurabh Saxena – Houzen
  • Pitch From: 
  • Hannah Marsh – HomeViews
  • Nicholas Katz – Acasa
  • Tahir Farooqui – Canopy
  • Savannah De Savary – Build ID
  • Judges: 
  • Philip Evans, RealPage
  • Neal Gemassmer – Yardi
  • John Holzman – Real Foundations
  • Trevor Youens – MRI Software


Book your tickets now to join our conference, exhibition and dinner.

Prices are as follows:

Ticket Type Member Non-Member
Conference delegate pass £225 + VAT £275 + VAT
Dinner ticket £275 + VAT £325 + VAT
Conference delegate pass & dinner ticket £450 + VAT £550 + VAT
Table of 12 at Dinner £2,750 + VAT £3,300 + VAT



We have a number of innovative companies exhibiting this year, it will be a great chance to meet staff members and find out more about products making a difference in the Build To Rent sector:



Why Exhibit?

With the industry’s leading experts attending on the day and UKAA membership representing up to 50% of the Build To Rent market. This is an unrivalled opportunity to network in a business to business environment and learn from the industry’s most knowledgeable professionals. This is an essential date for your diary!

Our attendees represent all levels within the industry. Confirmed attendees joining the event are representatives from the following organisations:

Greystar | RealFoundations | RealPage | Roomservice by CORT | Yardi | CableCom | Networking Ltd | Atlas Residential | Dorrington | Lockton Companies LLP | AWS Access | Essential Living | Mirvac | HTA Design | Amber Energy | Bridge Insurance Brokers |  Urbanbubble | Savills | Get Living | Boyer | Canopy | Cast Consulting | Allsop | Assael Architecture Ltd | Fixflo | IRPM | Fresh PG | CIH | British Land | Help the Move | Cortland Partners | ETG Consulting | Foxtons | FirstPort | Metro Bank | Notting Hill Housing Trust | Homeviews | Houzen | MRI Software Global | Lendlease Development Europe | Quintain | JLL | Precis Management Services Ltd | Romans Group | Woods Bagot Europe Ltd | Chestertons | Livewire | LOFT Interiors | Dukelease Properties | L1 Capital | Red Loft | Inspired Energy | Engage Property Technology | Building Link | Beko | Country Wide | Charles Russell Speechlys | Hyperoptic | NAA

  • One 3×2 curved pop up stand*
  • Two (2) delegate passes
  • Two (2) dinner tickets
  • Logo recognition at the event
  • Pre-and on-site support
  • Logo recognition on the UKAA event web page
  • Use of the UKAA logo on your company web page promoting UKAA supporter status

The cost to exhibit at the UKAA Annual Conference will be:

Exhibitor £2,250 + VAT £2,750 + VAT

If you would like to use your own exhibition stand, the prices are as follows:

Exhibitor £1,850 + VAT £2,350 + VAT

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Headline Sponsors

For tickets, exhibition space or sponsorship packages, please contact Emma Henderson:

ehenderson@ukaa.org.uk or 020 8387 5497


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Conference delegate pass£225.00 Plus VAT

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Dinner ticket£275.00 Plus VAT

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Conference delegate pass & dinner ticket£450.00 Plus VAT

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Table of 12 at Dinner£2,750.00 Plus VAT

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Conference delegate pass for Non-member£275.00 Plus VAT

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Dinner ticket for Non-members£325.00 Plus VAT

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Conference delegate pass & dinner ticket for Non-members£550.00 Plus VAT

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Table of 12 at Dinner for Non-members£3,300.00 Plus VAT

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