Seminar Programme

As well as the exhibitors in the main hall, an informative and engaging seminar programme will be running throughout the day.

Industry experts from across all facets of the property business will offer advice and information in a relaxed and informal environment. The full seminar schedule is as follows:

10.15am: Welcome to Croydon – London’s home for the next generation

Speaker: Cllr Alison Butler, deputy leader, London Borough of Croydon

11am: Helping Croydon’s first-timers get a foot on the property ladder

Owning your own home need no longer be an unachievable dream. City-living pioneers Pocket Living discuss the benefits of living in a smaller, community-focused space and how their schemes help first-time buyers get a step on the property ladder.

Speakers: Lucian Smithers, Sales and Marketing Director, Pocket Living

12pm: Croydon – Why here and now?

Croydon property prices are currently far below the London average, but are tipped to rise sharply, thanks to a £5.25bn regeneration plan, its new Westfield-Hammerson shopping centre and first-rate train links to London and Gatwick. Find out why and how to invest in Croydon right now.

Speaker: Richard Plant, Partner at SHW and chairman of Develop Croydon

1pm: Mortgages Matter

Buying a home is the largest purchase you’re likely to make. Before you arrange your mortgage, make sure you know how to get the correct deal to suit you. Our experts from Mortgage Bureau will explain where to find the best deals, the different types of mortgage available and how the process works.

Speakers: Alex Hyde, National Key Account Manager and Seb Litty, Mortgage and Protection Consultant, Mortgage Bureau

2pm: Buy-to-Let Fundamentals, Mistakes & Changes

If you are looking to Buy-to-Let, get the best tips in the business from Paul Mahoney, Founder & Managing Director of Nova Financial Group. This seminar will cover the key fundamentals when selecting locations and properties for investment, some of the biggest mistakes Paul has seen people making and how to deal with the recent changes in the market to continue to invest in property successfully.

Speaker: Paul Mahoney, Founder & Managing Director of Nova Financial