Nara Annual Conference 2018 – Onslaught of Online: what now for property and politics?

Event Date: 17/05/2018

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Conference Speaker Line-up for 2018

Onslaught of Online: what now for property and politics?

We’re delighted to announce our keynote speaker this year as bestselling author and political editor of the Sunday Times, Tim Shipman. Described as ‘one of the best connected” hacks in Westminster, Tim is sure to spark controversy with his latest take on Brexit as well as entertain us with tales from 20 years of journalism.

As well as publishing his two Brexit books, Fall Out: a Year of Political Mayhem and All Out War, Tim’s journalism career has included working as deputy political editor for the Daily Mail, Washington Correspondent at the Sunday Telegraph and political and foreign correspondent for the Daily and Sunday Express. He has covered wars in Kosovo and Iraq and reported on former US president Bill Clinton’s impeachment.

Talking on the theme of challenges posed by the internet to both the property world and political arena, Tim will join the following line-up of top speakers.

Keynote: Tim Shipman – Sunday Times political editor and author of two bestsellers on Brexit, Tim will give up to-the-minute political commentary on British politics, including analysis of the threats posed to democracy by giant data gatherers such as Facebook as well as the latest on what might affect the property sector.

Dr Gordon Fletcher – head of operations and information management at Salford University and expert on digital culture and its impact, Gordon will be looking beyond the woes of the high street retailers to give some unexpected pointers to who may fail next and the knock-on effect on commercial property.

Paul Shamplina – founder and director of eviction and debt recovery specialist, Landlord Action which has had 40,000 cases pass through its books. A recent guest on Channel 5’s Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords, Paul will give a ground level account of the impact of room-letting websites such as AirBNB on London’s property sector. 

Richard Upton – deputy chief executive of regeneration developer and investor U and I Group, responsible for transformational schemes around the country. Richard will challenge the audience with controversial views on why developers have lost “vision and leadership” and could play a part in creating a healthier society. 

Don’t miss out on this inspiring, entertaining and instructive event – so follow this link and return to to secure your booking:  Reserve Your Place

Nara Spring Conference: when and where?

The popular Nara Spring Conference is our flagship event. It takes place on the 17th May from 4pm to 6pm at the historic Haberdashers’ Hall, on 18 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9HQ, and features a series of renowned experts who speak engagingly on the subjects of economics, politics and the property market.

They also join a panel for a lively Question and Answer session open to the floor, which is followed at 6pm by drinks, canapés and valuable networking time.

Nara’s Spring conference attracts members and guests from across the country and representing a wide range of sectors including insolvency, banking, property and legal. And Nara members will be pleased to hear the conference counts two hours towards their annual CPD.


As you would imagine, it books up quickly so please reserve your place as soon as possible by Download Booking Form 


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