Former Housing Minister, Mark Prisk, set to speak at TPO’s 2018 Conference

Published on Thursday, 29 March 2018. Posted in Press Releases

Agents and property professionals have been signing up for their tickets to this year’s TPO Conference ‘Raising Standards’ on Wednesday 13th June, to be held at the National Conference Centre in Solihull, where Mark Prisk, former Housing Minister and local government minister, will be a guest speaker.

As a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and former Minister of State Housing, Mark is a regular commentator on housing, planning and property matters. He is currently engaged in the scrutiny of Government policy, including the draft Tenant Fees Bill – a much debated subject matter currently within the sector.

TPO can also now confirm that Declan Curry (journalist, speaker and presenter), best-known for his role as a Business Correspondent for BBC Breakfast, has joined the conference line up. As well as speaking about business prospects for 2018 and the outlook for 2019, Declan will also be facilitating this year’s event.

Alongside Mark and Declan, James Walker, Founder of Resolver and column writer for a number of national newspapers, will also take to the stage to provide guidance and commentary on consumer issues. Other presenters include; Ryan Hampson from Brief Your Market who will be talking about GDPR and Rob Symes from Rightmove.

Commenting on the 2018 Conference, Gerry Fitzjohn, Chairman of the TPO Board, says: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Mark, Declan and James to the TPO Conference. Mark’s previous role as Housing Minister and current membership of the Commons Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, Declan’s work for the BBC and James’ experience in helping millions of consumers get their problems sorted, makes them great assets to the conference.”

Declan Curry comments: “I’m honoured to be invited to speak to such an illustrious conference. These are challenging times for business. It’s not just Brexit, Trump and austerity; companies also have to adapt to technological transformation and demonstrate they are good corporate citizens. I am delighted to share my perspectives on how to thrive in these times. Businesses have to be at the top of their game, and I look forward to guiding the delegates in their discussions on how to protect consumers and raise industry standards. And, most importantly of all, what a treat to be back in Solihull!”

TPO’s interactive sales and lettings workshops are also back this year providing delegates with real-life case examples of consumer complaints, led by Ombudsman Katrine Sporle and Deputy Ombudsman Jane Erskine.

The full 2018 Conference programme is now available to download.

To book a place at the 2018 TPO Conference, visit TPO’s ticket website.