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RICS Rural Mid-Session Conference

Get up-to-date with the latest market conditions and changes in Scotland’s rural sector

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Date:
Thu 29 Nov 2018
Time:
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Venue:
SNH Battleby , Redgorton, Perth, PH1 3EW
CPD:
5 hours formal CPD

Book before 14 September to benefit from the Early Bird discount

From
£90 + VAT

Overview

This year’s Rural Mid-Session Conference comes back at the SNH with a refreshed agenda and will equip you with the right knowledge to leverage current opportunities for growth and resilience. Delivered through presentations and case studies, the event will focus on key sessions and latest guidance and research published in the last six months so you can be better prepared to mitigate any risks to your business.

Understand how land is occupied and owned in Scotland with practical tips and hint from our speaker on how to register land ownership. Sessions such as the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act will take a closer look at the devolution of forestry and what this could mean for Scotland. Further topics will look at the application of GIS in the rural sector, succession planning, energy storage and many more.
 
Attend this full-day conference to network with colleagues from across the region and take away crucial lessons learned from our expert speaker line up.

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Sessions

Highlights of the conference include:

Succession planning and safeguarding the future of farm businesses

Managing a farm family business can be very complex as there are various things to consider such as rules of inheritance, wills, trusts and trustees amongst many others. Our speaker will address these key considerations so that a farm business can continue to contribute to the future viability of Scotland’s agriculture.

Application of GIS in the rural sector
Discover the latest trends in the GIS framework and how smart maps and spatial analysis can be used to effectively and efficiently manage natural resources. Join ESRI UK as they delve further in the topic with practical examples and case studies and enhance your understanding of GIS.

Assessing the costs of decommissioning and restoring wind farm sites
This session will look at the steps involved when assessing the costs of decommissioning wind farm sites, why valuation matters and what happens in the event of bankruptcy.

Energy Storage
Scotland’s energy sector is likely to undergo some changes in response to pressures to deliver clean energy. This session will shed light on the energy storage market while looking at the future of the capacity market and key points for success.

Speakers

  • John Hillis, RICS Rural and Geomatics Professional Group, Scotland
  • Alix Storrie, Partner, Turcan Connell
  • Shane Bermingham, Engineering Design Lead, Natural Power
  • Senior representative, ESRI

Other speakers are to be confirmed

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Price

  • Early bird price RICS professionals £90 + VAT
  • Early bird price Non-RICS professionals £121.5 + VAT
  • RICS professionals £115 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £155.25 + VAT
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Build your surveying network

You’ve told us that networking is an important part of your conference experience. So, we’ve set aside times in the day to give you a chance to network with like-minded professionals, including your peers and our expert panel of speakers.

A two-course networking lunch (included in the price of your ticket) provides a great opportunity to refuel, catch up with colleagues, and make new contacts operating in your area of expertise.

As part of our conference exhibition, sector-specific exhibitors will introduce the latest products and services to you to add value to your business.

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