Esther McVey to give housing keynote speech at MIPIM UK Summit

Cabinet minister to speak at revamped property summit in the City of London

London, 11 September 2019 – Esther McVey, the UK housing minister, will provide the keynote address at the MIPIM UK Summit on Monday 14th October at Old Billingsgate in the City of London.

In her keynote address, McVey will set out how the Government intends to alleviate the housing crisis. Recently, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government announced plans to get more people onto the housing ladder. This included a new national model for shared ownership, plans for people to be able to buy their home in 1% chunks, and changes to Help to Buy.

In July, McVey was appointed housing minister and to attend cabinet by Boris Johnson following his election as PM and Conservative Party leader. Previously, McVey has held a number of government and cabinet positions, including secretary of state for work, deputy chief whip and minister of state for employment.

McVey joins an impressive range of speakers at MIPIM UK Summit – the leading Summit for real estate professionals, from across the investor community, real estate and government. Together, they will look closely at the changing dynamics of property and the investment opportunities for cities and regions across the UK, as well as the critical issues impacting on the future of UK real estate.

In particular, there will be a strong regional and political presence at MIPIM UK Summit, with the Department for International Trade, Department for Communities and Local Government, Scottish Government and a plethora of regional Mayors all due to attend or speak at the conference to promote UK plc.

Rohan Marwaha, UK Regional Director for Reed MIDEM, commented: “The presence of so many political leaders at MIPIM UK Summit, including the housing minister and a number of metro mayors, sends a clear message to the international investor community that UK real estate remains a crucial component of post-Brexit UK plc. With the Summit taking place the same day as the Queen’s Speech, we look forward to hearing from the minister on the important measures the Government will take to generate investment, stimulate housebuilding and deliver the transport and social infrastructure needed to deliver sustainable growth across Britain.”

Key attendees and speakers confirmed so far at this year’s Summit include:

  • Nick Walkley, Homes England chief executive
  • Patrick Nelson, WeWork head of real estate for EMEA
  • Roger Wade, Boxpark director
  • Joanne McNamara, Oxford Properties head of investments
  • Roger Madelin, head of Canada Water
  • Michelle Dix, Crossrail 2 managing director
  • Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool
  • Liz Peace, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation Chairman
  • Tim Bowles, Mayor of West of England
  • Deborah Cadman, West Midlands Combined Authority chief executive
  • Colin Wilson, Cushman & Wakefield CEO
  • Harry Badham, AXA IM Real Estate head of development
  • Lisette Van Doorn, Urban Land Institute chief executive
  • Stewart Wingate, Gatwick Airport CEO
  • James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire
  • David Skinner, Aviva Investors MD for strategy and fund investment
  • Cllr John Alexander, Leader of Dundee City Council
  • Carolyn Dwyer, City of London director for built environment
  • Susan Freeman, Mischon de Reya partner for real estate
See the full Summit programme here: Conference and Events Programme.
MIPIM UK Summit will continue the theme from MIPIM 2019 on engaging the future of real estate, with discussions leading on a broad range of topics at the heart of the real estate agenda, including looking beyond Brexit and mapping out the future UK investment landscape. It will also cover the key challenges facing the industry such as diversity, mobility, housing, digital transformation and developing the right skills for the next generation of property leaders.

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