Our theme for 2018 is “Digital Transformation Throughout The Property Lifecycle.”

Our agenda takes a holistic 360° view of how PropTech, Innovation & Digital Transformation is currently being applied by the leading  property companies across different stages of the property lifecycle.

 3 in-depth tracks allowing you to focus on the sector & asset type that is most relevant to you.

  • Commercial sector
  • Residential Sector 
  • Innovation (deep dive into technology types such as Ai, blockchain, big data, automation, robotics, IoT & VR/AR etc ).

01 May 2018

6:00 PM until late

Pre-Event Drinks & Networking.

Pub Crawl through Angel High Street. Meet the International PropTech community. All welcome! Meeting point: The York, 82 Islington High St, London N1 8EQ (directly outside Angel station)

2nd May 2018

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Registration, Coffee & Networking

9:00 AM to 9:10 AM

Welcome Remarks.

Gary Chimwa

Founder & CEO
FUTURE: PropTech

James Dearsley

PropTech Consult

9:10 AM to 09:30 AM

Opening Keynote

Digital Transformation : Why the property industry needs to adapt.

Brendan Wallace

Managing Partner
Fifth Wall

09:30 AM to 11:30 AM


09:30 AM to 10:10 AM

Solving the Housing Crisis : What role can innovation play?

There is very little chance of hitting the Government’s target of delivering a million new homes by 2020, ­which equates to 300,000 per annum, unless radical changes are made. Whilst there is no quick fix, this expert panel will discuss practical & innovative solutions that can be used to deliver more homes.

Dan Batterton

Build To Rent Fund Director
L & G Investment Management

Killian Hurley

Chief Executive
Mount Anvil

Paul Maltby

Chief Digital Officer
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Melanie Leech

Chief Executive
British Property Federation

Susan Freeman

Mishcon de Reya

10:10 PM to 10:30 PM

Digital Street, Open Data & Blockchain - Modernising the Land Registry

John Abbott

Director of Digital, Data & Technology
Land Registry

10:30 AM to 11:10 PM

Housing Developers: How To Unlock Value Through Creativity

Steve Sanham

Managing Director
HUB Group UK

James O’Donnell

Senior Structural Engineer

Nicole Bremner

Co-founder & Director
East Eight

Giles Carter

Co-founder & Director
ilke Homes

Barry Trout

Chief Operating Officer
U + I plc

11:10 AM to 11:30 AM

Mid-Morning Break & Networking

11:30 AM to 13:00 PM


11:30 AM to 12:10 PM

Innovation in the Build To Rent sector

With institutional investors, private equity & governments investing billions into Buy To Rent, how do some of the leading funds view the role of innovation and technology ? Whether its in design, operations, asset management, customer experience or sales & marketing  what additional value can PropTech bring ? With managed combined funds of over £2 Billion, our expert panel will discuss this as well as the current & future trends in the fast growing BTR & PRS sectors.  

Chiara Zuccon

Head of PRS -Real Estate Finance
Natwest & Royal Bank of Scotland

Emma Long

Head of Corporate Strategy, Real Assets
Legal & General IM Real Assets

Alexandra Notay

Build To Rent Fund Director
PfP Capital

Olivia Harris

Chief Executive
Dolphin Living

12:10 PM to 12:25 PM

Use Cases for Artificial Intelligence

A walk through of what AI really is, why it is developing so fast, why you need to think about AI now, and the key use cases for real estate. Oh, and a real answer to that much debated question - could you lose your job to AI ?

Antony Slumbers

Founder & Evangelist
Estates Today

12:25 PM to 13:00 PM

Corporate Innovation in real estate

Dr. Thomas Herr

EMEA Head of Innovation

Sebastien Herzog

Global CFO & COO
AXA IM Real Assets

Zsolt Kohalmi

MD & Head of European Acquisitions
(ex) Starwood Capital Group

Bernard Michel

Chairman, Board of Directors
Gecina (French REIT)

Julia Arlt

Real Estate Innovation, Director

13:00 PM to 14:00 PM

Lunch & Networking

14:40 PM to 15:40 PM


14:00 PM to 14:40 PM

Modernising Your Agency

Ben Taylor

Managing Director, UK
Keller Williams

Charlie Bryant

Chief Executive

Anthony Codling

Managing Director
Jefferies International

Lee Wainwright

Purple Bricks Plc

14:40 PM to 15:20 PM

Case Studies: How Our Agency is Benefiting from PropTech

session brought to you by eMoov

Russell Quirk

Founder & CEO

Debbie Franklin

Head of Multi-Channel Fulfillment
Andrews Property Group

Jonathan Werth

Founder and Managing Director
LiFE Residential

Kristjan Byfield

The Depositary

15:20 PM to 15:30 PM

How AI will help you sell homes faster

Duncan Yardley

UK Director

15:30 PM to 15:45 PM

Closing Keynote : How Technology can Improve the Homebuying Process for Everyone

Babek Ismayil

Founder & CEO

15:45 PM


2nd May 2018

08:00 - 09:00AM

Registration, Coffee & Networking

9:00 AM to 9:10 AM

Welcome Remarks.

Gary Chimwa

Founder & CEO
FUTURE: PropTech

Emily Wright

Features & Global Editor
Estates Gazette

9:10 AM to 09:30 AM

Opening Keynote

Digital Transformation

Michael Beaven

Director, Digital Innovation + Global Taskforce Leader

09:30 AM to 11:00 AM


09:30 AM to 10:10 AM

The Evolution of Real Estate Investment

The nature of how consumers (retail) & occupiers (offices) use real estate is changing. This is creating new business models that don't always fit with traditional methods of valuation. This panel will look at :

  • How are investors using more sophisticated data and innovative digital technologies to make smarter investment decisions ?
  • What valuation metrics are they using ?
  • What types of technology are most relevant ?
  • What can investors do in order to remain competitive and stay ahead of the curve ?

Michael Phillips

UK Editor

Tatiana Tezel

Director & Deputy Fund Manager
Black Rock

Stephen Walker

Deputy Head of Asset Management .
Aberdeen Standard Investments.

Magnus Svantegard

Global CPO

Lisa Shaforostova

Real Estate Investment Director

10:10 AM to 10:45 AM

Emerging Technologies and Automation for Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate (CRE) is the largest asset class in the world. Incumbent CRE businesses are under increasing pressure - from emerging technologies, existing technologies from other sectors such as financial services, new business models and higher customer expectations. The scale of these changes is impacting trillions of dollars in CRE investments. Join Steve Murphy from Altus Group and Dustin Strydom from Open Box Software in an exploration of some of the most promising emerging technologies and business models, with a special focus on how automation is changing the business of CRE today.

Steve Murphy

Channel Sales Manager
Altus Group

Dustin Strydom

Director, Automation Services
Open Box Software

10:45 AM to 11:20 AM

Space As A Service: What Landlords & Investors Need to Understand

Panel Discussion.

Ross Bailey

Founder & CEO
Appear Here

Tushar Agarwal

Co-founder & CEO

Enrico Sanna

Co-founder & CEO
FORA Space

David Kosky


11:20 AM to 11:35 AM

Data in the built environment and GDPR: friends or enemies?

Nick Kirby

Managing Associate
Mishcon de Reya

11:35 AM to 13:00 PM


11:35 AM to 12:10 PM

Focusing on the User Experience

The term “user experience” if often associated with the technology sector. Yet those same principles can and should be applied to the buildings we work and live in. Our panel of architects & developers will discuss how their current and future portfolios are being designed to ensure they are not only future-proof but also offer more productive, efficient and healthier working, living & learning environments.

Richard Reid

Associate Director

Kathryn Malloch

Head of Customer Experience

Jo Cowen

Managing Director
Jo Cowen Architects Ltd. and Jo Cowen Capital Ltd.

Cees van der Spek

Global Corporate Relations Director
Edge Technologies by OVG Real Estate

Dan Hughes

Alpha Property Insight

12:10 PM to 12:30 PM

Responsive Cities > Smart Cities

You wouldn’t build a physical property without a construction master plan… why not treat your digital assets with the same foresight and care?  With urban populations rising, new connected tech promises to make cities more efficient, sustainable and livable. But adapting to a 21st-century world takes more than IoT, big data or arrays of sensors. What if the vision began with people instead of tech? How are we meeting this challenge on projects such as Hudson Yards in NYC, as well as Port Covington in Baltimore, and Link in New York and London?  We’ll explore the vision, platform and the people needed to create a responsive city with a soul.

Max Oglesbee

Head of Client Strategy

12:30 PM to 13:00 PM

Building Cities From The Internet Up!

Panel Discussion

Mikael Sandberg

Executive Chairman
VX Fiber

Dr. Rick Robinson

Director, Digital cities

Oliver Smith

Senior Reporter

13:00 PM to 14:00 PM

Lunch & Networking

14:00 PM to 15:40 PM


14:00 PM to 14:40 PM

The Tech-enabled Brokerage

Panel Discussion

Michael Marciano

Business Development Director
Estates Gazette

Ryan Masiello


Adam Wilson

Executive VP, Capital Markets

Lionel Hill

Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Andrew Miles


Duke Long

Co-founder, PropTech Challenge
Managing Partner, PUR Ventures

14:40 PM to 15:00 PM

Facilities Management - Intelligent Solutions for Property Managers

Case Study. Q&A with John Redfern

John Redfern

Director at Savills

Guy Windsor-Lewis

Founder & CEO

15:00 PM to 15:40 PM

Workplaces For Modern Occupiers

Panel Discussion

Laurence Jones

Head of Asset Management
Trilogy Real Estate

Rebekah Tobias

Head of Investor Relations
Tunstall Real Estate

Dara Huang

DH Liberty

Patrick Morselli

District Technologies

Guy Grainger

EMEA Chief Executive

15:40 PM to 16:00 PM

Blockchain and it's application in real estate

Ralf Glabischnig

Managing Partner
Inacta AG

Marc C. Riebe

Founder & CEO

Prof. Dr. Michael Truebestein

Advisory Board Member

16:00 PM to 16:40 PM

Venture Capital : Investing in PropTech

Panel Discussion

Dominic Wilson

Co-founder & Managing Partner
Pi Labs

Taylor Westcoatt

General Partner
Concrete VC

Jannat Shah

Investment Associate
AXA Venture Partners

Brendan Wallace

Managing Partner
Fifth Wall

16:40 PM to 18:00 PM


What can the real estate industry learn from more innovative sectors such as ecommerce, fintech and the wider technology industry.

16:40 PM to 17:10 PM

Lessons from the FinTech Industry

Manuel Silva Martinez

Managing Partner
Santander Innoventures

Matt Robinson

Founder & CEO

Daniel Hegarty

Founder & CEO

Dr Ricardo Schäfer

Founding Partner
Loric Ventures

17:10 PM to 17:20 PM

Overview of the European PropTech Map & Ecosystem


Wolfgang Moderegger

Founder & Initiator
REIN ( Real Estate Innovation Network)

17:20 PM to 17:50 PM

Lessons from the Technology Industry


Duncan Watts

Industry Manager - Real Estate

17:50 PM to 18:00 PM

Best Agent - Company Launch

Charlie Wright

Best Agent

18:00 PM to 18:10 PM

Closing Remarks,

Hear about our upcoming FUTURE: PropTech events in Berlin & Vienna.

Alex Ubach-Utermohl

Managing Director
Blackprint Booster & GPTI

Gary Chimwa

Founder & CEO
FUTURE: PropTech

Julia Arlt

Real Estate Innovation, Director

18:10 PM till Late

Official Drinks Reception & Networking Sponsored by Best Agent

18:30 PM till late

Post Event Drinks

  • Drinks Reception After Party
  • UKPA Awards > link

2nd May 2018

Get up to speed on the technology types that you need to be familiar with. Technology types include blockchain, big data, Artificial Intelligence, automation, robotics, IoT & VR/AR plus more....

9:30 - 9:50

New Product Launch : Go - OffMarket - Giving the High-street a way back!

The World’s First Property Platform with no Property on it. Not all property for sale is advertised online. Off-market properties are bought and sold every day through good relationships with high street agents. Find out how you can become part of the movement!

Daniel McPeake


9:50 - 10:10

'The Rules of 3: The impact of indoor air quality on health and productivity and why it should be made a top priority on the workplace agenda'

Steve Smith

Global Sales Director
Asset Mapping

10:10 - 10:30


Mark Bruno

Managing Director, UK

10:30 - 10:50

How interactivity can transform commercial property promotion

Rob Small

Creative Director & Founder
Lucid Environments

10:50 - 11:10

Driverless cars and property: how to predict, prepare and profit

Harry Lal

Senior Sales Executive

11:10 - 11:30

Buildings redefined: space as a service

Lukas Balik


11:30 - 11:50

Empowering consumers: How to unlock new dynamics in property management

Bruno Acar


11:50 - 12:10

Transforming distracted visitors into loyal customers

Andy Soloman


12:10 - 12:30

Putting Your Images to Work with A.I

How Image Recognition can help real estate portals:
1) Auto-moderate their content
2) Keep their visitors more engaged
3) Convert more leads

Dominik Pogorzelski

VP of Product

12:30 -12:50

Building a ‘wow’ product for home movers

Rachel Dipper

VP, Marketing & Partnerships

12:50 - 1:10

EyeSpy 360

Michael Valentine

Chief Operating Officer
EyeSpy 360


13:10 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:20

Making Rent Count

How Canopy is including rent payments in credit scores How Hamptons reduced voids from 18 weeks to 13 days Pre-referenced renters

Curran McKay

Director of Business Development

14:20 - 14:40

The rise of short-lets: What opportunities lie ahead?

Michal Kubis

Operations Manager
Guest Ready

14:40 - 15:00

John Weaver


15:00 - 15:20

Property Deck - Launch

Steve Rad

Property Deck

15:20 - 15:40

Optimising user experience in the workplace

15:40 - 16:00


Jeannie Massa


16:00 - 16:20

Property Investing through Walliance Equity Crowdfunding Platform

Giacomo Bertoldi


16:20 - 16:30

Why do we need Real Estate Digital Assets?

Allessandro Del Orto

Senior Architect

16:30 - 17:45

Innovation Challenge - The final presentations


Stage Closes - Drinks Reception Upstairs

 The PropTech Innovation Challenge

FUTURE: PropTech is all about collaboration & sharing of idea’s.

Our Innovation Challenge organised by  DiscoTech, is an open collaboration process where our corporate “Challengers” – CBRE & the Ministry Of Housing, Communities & Local Government –  will  work with some of today’s brightest  startups to solve some of their current business challenges. 

Big companies get access to the latest innovation and & technology, while startups get a chance to validate  their ideas with an established large organisation – a classic win-win!

To get involved please submit your details and we will get back in touch within 48 hours. Click here.

Application Deadline is Friday 20th April


Digital tools for trust in commercial real estate

CBRE is the world leading full-service real estate services and investment organisation, providing a full range of services from investment sales and leasing transactions, to outsourcing and advisory services.

As a global business CBRE acts at the forefront of providing real solutions to assist their clients in achieving high performance of the assets that they own. Part of their goal is to provide forward-looking opportunities to their clients, and CBRE are always seeking insight in to data centric technologies that will help administer the assets that they manage.

The CBRE challenge:

  • Investigate how digital tools can be used to introduce new kind of trust and efficiency to a wide range of services in the commercial real estate life cycle, and enable them to extract and use the data in smarter ways
  • How regulated building fixtures, ones that need to be produced and installed with a certificate and then regularly maintained and inspected by skilled personnel, can be tracked from production to disposal by the multiple stakeholders involved. Regulated fixtures include smoke detectors, fire-bulkheads, fire extinguishers etc. Stakeholders are the building owner, the manufacturer, the installer, the different maintenance companies and public authorities.



It is not uncommon to hear that Britain has a housing crisis, it is a problem that has been around for many years. The reality, however, is that housing availability is very complex problem to address.

While a large part of the issue is the need to improve the speed, raise the quality and achieve tenure diversity of new home delivery, solving the housing crisis requires more than just new homes. It requires changes to the way we plan, deliver and sell.


CHALLENGE 2: Planning of homes

  1. Solutions to speed-up local authority planning services through efficiencies and improvements to submission, review, consultation stages
    • Make submission of planning applications easier, speeding up consideration of proposals, reducing costs, and increasing transparency for citizens and developers
  2. Ways to improve community engagement using digital tools for neighbourhood planning
    • Improve community engagement in plan making
    • Increase accessibility of local planning policies
    • Help improve community engagement with residential planning applications
    • Inform the design of homes to meet the needs of local people
  3. Technologies, digital process and solutions to make strategic local planning more agile
    • Speed up the production of strategic plans e.g. Local Plans, by local authorities
  4. Help local authorities to be more ambitious (e.g. in identifying more land for housing in the right places)


CHALLENGE 3: Delivery of homes

  1. Digital resources to enable SME home builders to be more agile, efficient and effective
    • Reduce barriers to entry for SME builders, and diversify the homebuilding market. E.g. making it easier to find appropriate sites, secure funding, increasing competition etc.
    • Help make land ownership and interests more transparent
    • Make it easier for SME builders to run their businesses. E.g. resource planning and contracting
  2. Tools for local authority post-planning control (tracking of build-out and non-planning related changes)
    • Help authorities model the impacts of development, enabling better informed decisions
    • Enable tracking of build out on permissioned land


CHALLENGE 4: Sale of homes

  1. How to speed-up the home buying process
    • Smart conveyancing to ensure trust
    • Making it easier for householders to collect and share records relevant to searches
  2. Tools for improving home quality through disclosure
    • Gather and collate information about quality of build and make it available to consumers to drive competition in the market

To get involved in any of the above challenges please submit your details and we will get back in touch within 48 hours. Click here

Roundtable Discussions

Join in the discussions as we share ideas and knowledge with the insiders, innovators & senior executives of some of the world’s largest real estate companies. Our Roundtables are hosted by industry thought leaders who ensure that all attendees participate equally and that the discussions remain focused. All the topics will link directly to the content onstage. Allowing you an opportunity to deep dive & contribute in the topics that are most relevant to you.

1 on 1 Meetings

Our dedicated Event App allows you see the entire list of attendee’s and to get in touch directly with them. You will be able to fill your calendar with relevant meetings before the event ensuring that you have a productive day.

Drinks Reception

Everyone’s favourite part of the day! We invite all attending delegates to join us after the conference for an opportunity to relax, network, unwind and meet each other over drinks, nibbles and music.