OPPLive reveals line-up of 2014 seminars

OPPLive returns to London on Thursday 27th November and has now released its schedule of seminars. The show, the only conference 100 per cent dedicated to property professionals, provides an invaluable opportunity to connect with existing partners and build businesses, but also learn from leading experts.

The two-day event takes place at the Novotel London West Hotel and will include a range of must-see presentations and panel discussions from industry leaders. Experts will give advice across a range of key subjects, including the best ways of using social media and effective marketing strategies.

Considering whether to book a place at the show? Here is the full schedule of seminars at OPPLive London 2014:


Thursday 27th November

11.00-11.30 Panel: OPPortunites Through Emigration In large parts of the world the ability to emigrate to a country is a huge factor in deciding where to buy. Understanding emigration will help you sell property. Chris Nye – Pilar Rubio – Jonathan Eshkeri – Evan Remedios – Peter Esders – Michael Reilly
11.30-12.00 Presentation: Integrating Marketing – What? Why? How? Cost? One policy, one design and one message – across print, digital material and social media. John Howell – Ray Withers
12.00-12.30 Presentation: OPPortunites in Russia – Coming in from the cold 143 million people. Many want to leave the country or, at least, to find somewhere warm to pass the winter. How do you sell to them? Chris Nye – Kim Waddoup
12.30-13.00 Panel: Regulation & Ethics – The new frontier Each year more and more countries make more and more regulations that apply to our industry. The smart players understand that complying with these rules is better than trying to fight them. John Howell – Gareth Fatchett
13.00-13.45 The Big Issue. Sustainability – Why it should matter to you? Building properties that are energy-efficient and use sustainable materials is not only good for the planet, it is good for your business. John Howell
14.00-14.30 Panel: OPPortunites in Southern Europe – Where? What? How? The markets in Southern Europe – Cyprus, Spain, Italy etc. – have had a pretty tough time. How do you make money out of them now the market has turned? John Howell – Paul Childs – Diogo Gaspar Ferreira – Maria Rodil
14.30-15.00 Presentation: Markets Emerging from Crisis – How innovation can help As more markets emerge from the long crisis, making sales often requires innovation… Chris Nye – Stefano Lucatello
15.00-15.30 Presentation: Dubai: has it all turned to dust? Nowhere has been more boom and bust than Dubai but, at the moment, the city bursts with optimism as the real estate market explodes. But is this a good explosion? John Howell – Maria Rodil
15.30-16.00 Presentation: The World of International Property in 2014 – The Rightmove Survey The results of the latest Rightmove survey into our industry and our buyers. What have we all been doing in 2014? Francine Carrel – Valaitis Aimee
16.00-16.30 Panel (?) International Expansion – Why? Where? How? Buyers now come from new parts of the globe and buy different types of property. Should you expand to deal with them? John Howell
16.30-17.00 Presentation: Successful website design in 2015 – what to do and what to avoid! Does it help to follow the latest fashion? What should you avoid like the plague? John Howell – Andy Budd

Friday 28th November

10:30 – 11:00 The new data protection rules – the impact on Electronic Direct Mail Around the world there are new restrictions about what you can and cannot say in email marketing – how should you adjust? John Howell
11:00 – 11:30 OPPortunites in USA & Canada – Hot or overheated? Prices have soared, often past the 2006 highs. Is it now too late to invest? If not, where has the best potential? Francine Carrel – Pilar Rubio – Garrett Kenny
11:30 – 12:00 The CEOs’ view: threats and opportunities. What keeps them awake at night? Most CEOs are used to stress and work with it. However, there are some things that keep even the toughest CEO awake. John Howell – Garrett Kenny – Farook Mahmood – Kim Waddoup – Jose Viqueira
12:00 – 12:30 OPPortunities in the UK – Finding value Will London prices keep on rising or do you need to look further afield for reliable, quality investments? Chris Nye – Paul Childs – Julie Harvey
12:30 – 13:00 Agents & Developers: The Top 10 Mistakes Do your web pages and brochures look stunning or tacky? Does it matter? John Howell – Peter Esders
13:00 – 13:45 The Big Issue: Portals – Friend or Foe? Property portals have changed from being groups of geeks to multi-billion dollar companies. They have the money to take over the world. Will they? Can they? What’s the best way to work with them? John Howell – Simon Baker – Stephen Inscoe
14:00 – 14:30 OPPortunities in China – 63 million buyers 1.4 billion people can’t be ignored, especially when they are now the richest nation on earth. What do they want? How can you sell it to them? Francine Carrel – Adam Wu – Julie Harvey
14:30 – 15:00 The Future of International Property – 2015 & beyond Where is our industry going in 2015 and beyond? We have looked at the numbers. We have spoken to the experts. We are sharing our knowledge. John Howell
15:00 – 15:30 OPPortunites in Northern Europe – Cool or cold? The markets in Northern Europe are often overlooked yet offer great opportunities both for the leisure buyer and the investor. ohn Howell – Robin Barrasford
15:30 – 16:00 Making the most of leads We all need leads. What’s the best way of getting them? How much should they cost? How do you make the most out of them? Francine Carrel – Blake Montague – Dan Johnson
16:00 – 16:30 OPPortunities in India – selling Indian property Lots of Indians have lots of money to spend on leisure and investment properties. Sell to them. John Howell – Farook Mahmood
16:30 – 17:00 Preparing Your Business for a Profitable Sale Now that your business has survived the financial crisis and there is a market upturn, you may think it’s time to look at selling it and pocketing some cash. What do you need to do first? Chris Nye

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