Keynote speakers at SAPOA Convention offer a diversity of views on land and property

A packed programme awaits delegates at the annual SA Property Owners’ Association (SAPOA) International Convention & Property Exhibition later this month, with hard-hitting topics being tackled by a line-up of global and local experts. 

Richard Quest

Richard Quest

Sponsored by gold partners Liberty Properties, Growthpoint Properties and JHI, this year’s convention will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a plenary sessions, workshops and seminars as well as plenty of networking opportunities.

CNN’s international business correspondent Richard Quest will be the master of ceremonies at the three-day event.


The keynote speakers alone offer a breadth and depth of insight into land and property issues, across the globe and in SA, from entirely different perspectives.

Here’s a taste:

  • ·        The Honourable Judge Dikgang Moseneke, deputy chief justice of the Constitutional Court of SA will speak on SA’s Constitution that has embraced land reform and property rights.
  • ·        Patrick Sumner, head of global indirect property at Henderson Global Investors in London, will speak to international and local trends in listed property investments.
  • ·        The question of whether or not the City of Cape Town functions more efficiently than other major cities will be tackled by the Honourable Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille.
  • ·        For retail investment trends, Jeremy Kelly, director of global research programmes at Jones Lang LaSalle in the UK will be elaborating on global real estate futures in his keynote address.

Part of this sector-wide focus is the presentation of two much-anticipated awards at the Convention: the annual SAPOA Property Journalism Awards, which recognize excellence in property journalism; and the SAPOA Innovative Excellence Awards, which showcase exceptional property developments. The beach party at the Valley of the Waves provides informal networking with industry colleagues.

The 45th annual SAPOA International Convention and Property Exhibition will take place on 14-16 May 2013 at Sun City.

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