Shepherd and Wedderburn to host Property 2014

2 September 2014

Shepherd and Wedderburn to host Property 2014

After a break in 2013, Scotland’s leading property conference is back and with a speaker line-up reflective of the quality of the past but very much with a focus on the future. 

The conference takes place at the EICC on 4 November 2014.

Property 2014 is the latest in a series of conferences which over the years has come to be regarded as the premier gathering for property developers, investors, occupiers, lenders and service providers in Scotland. It has achieved this reputation by consistently delivering an outstanding panel of speakers and the highest calibre of delegates. 

The density and nature of city populations are key to generating economic activity and growth, and this is reflected in this year’s conference theme: "The role of cities post-recession".

Throughout the conference, our speakers will discuss the factors required for cities to thrive in the post-recession era and explore the challenges, opportunities and priorities, in what has been described as a "period of transition".

Colin Innes, Partner at Shepherd and Wedderburn and conference chair commented:

"There are undoubtedly many opportunities in Scottish cities ripe for development in the post-recession era. I look forward to participating in this major event, sharing my own insights and perspectives and learning from our eminent speakers about the possible approaches to seizing the emerging opportunities".

Property 2014 benefits from the continued support of the

Scottish Property Federation and media sponsors Property Week as well as past sponsors including Invest in Fife, Click-let and JC Rathbone Associates Ltd.

Whilst the EICC has been home to this event for a number of years, it is the first time for new host Shepherd and Wedderburn who have secured a stellar speaker line-up. Confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Sir Howard Bernstein, CEO of Manchester City Council
  • John Rathbone, Executive Chairman, JC Rathbone Associates Ltd
  • Richard Cook, Head of Residential Development, Lend Lease
  • Professor Sean Smith, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Construction and Professor of Innovation, Edinburgh Napier University

To find out more and to register for the event, go to: