FUTURE: PropTech Shows Gender Balance is Possible as it Announces Speakers for 2019

  • FUTURE: PropTech announces an equally split roster of speakers will join the event to discuss this years conference theme of ‘Open Collaboration’
  • Leading speakers joining the event include Tania Bontemps, President at Union Investment; Susan Freeman, Partner at Mischon de Reya; and Eugenie Teasley, Head of Cities - South & East of England at Uber
  • The show will see 2000+ attendee’s, 80+ brand showcases, 100+ speakers, 700+ companies from 50+ countries

London, UK, 20th March 2019: Setting an industry event first for a male-dominated property sector, FUTURE PropTech has today unveiled its roster of speakers - with the gender split being exactly 50 percent. Taking place on May 14th at the Business Design Centre in London, the event promises to be the most comprehensive PropTech conference to date, with a theme focussed on ‘Open Collaboration’.

Gary Chimwa, Founder & CEO, FUTURE: PropTech commented: “While diversity and inclusion is increasingly being championed in the sector, there’s a big difference between talking about diversity and taking action. I’m thrilled that in our fifth year we have found a balance. I’m delighted to welcome industry experts such as Hendry Group CEO Emma Hendry, RBS Innovation Programme Manager, Jo Saunders, and Dara Huang, Founder of DH Liberty and Co-founder of Viva House, to join us as speakers for this event.

Chimwa continued: “This landmark for diversity is a result of our commitment to excellence and creation of the most extensive PropTech network globally. We’re extremely proud to be championing the change the best we can and we hope that other events across industries can take note of what is possible. This is a great moment for addressing gender inequality at conferences and a strong step to further improve the diversity of our speakers in the future. Many thanks to RE: Women and Women Talk Real Estate for the awesome help so far.”

Across the stages, the conversations will explore the fundamental changes taking place in people’s living, working, and recreational lives. These are changes driven by global shifts such as urbanisation, demographics, and technology, and how the real estate industry should adapt to meet these challenges. With the currently uncertain investor market, FUTURE: PropTech will address where investors should allocate their capital for the highest return. The focus will also lay on occupiers, modern workplaces and the tenant experience. With such an array of topics, diversity of opinion is welcome at the conference.

Andrea Carpenter, Director, Women Talk Real Estate commented saying, “We are delighted that our industry partner Future:PropTech has shown real commitment to gender diversity with a 50/50 line-up of male/female speakers. It demonstrates that with forward planning and a thoughtful approach, the result can be an amazing array of female leaders on stage sharing their expertise.”

The show will be full of forward-thinking real estate executives and property industry figureheads. The event is set across two zones, the International Zone and the Residential Agent Zone, associated with Spark Energy. The packed agenda sees 30 hours of content, with a further 121 meeting opportunities through the booking app. FUTURE: PropTech has partnered with over 80 companies, of which, exhibitors include Aberdeen Standard Investments, Asset Mapping, Arup, CBRE, Cherre, GetRentr, Hub Hub, Innogy, Mishcon de Reya, Re-Leased, Stokr, Spark Energy and W-Tech.

After the event, all speakers and exhibitors are invited to a complimentary afterparty.

For more information, go to https://futureproptech.co.uk

To get tickets, go to https://futureproptech.co.uk/tickets

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About FUTURE: PropTech

FUTURE: PropTech is the world’s number one PropTech Event! It is established as the leading, most diverse and most well attended global event dedicated to the technology innovation and digital transformation occurring in the wider Real Estate sector.

Founded in 2015 by Gary Chimwa, it has expanded to three countries, growing their database, community and attendee's to over 10,000 real estate professionals. FUTURE:PropTech works with hundreds of startups and technology companies to connect them with established real estate companies such as asset managers, institutional investors, private equity, owners, operators, property developers, brokers, estate agents, landlords, professional services (legal, accounting, advisory), facility managers, architects, VC's, PR, media and more.

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