Palace and Real-iQ are proud to present The Generation of Change Conference 2019. Get ready to be inspired by international property management industry-leading speakers. Keynote speakers from the UK, Australia and around New Zealand will fly in to share their knowledge, enthusiasm, and experience. We have constructed a diverse line up of professionals from a wide array of disciplines within the industry - making this the conference that supports property management of 2019 not to be missed.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
· International Industry Experts - Sharing Information
· Motivational Speakers
· Real-iQ - Session on Property Management learning and improvement
· Palace Training - Tips and Tricks
· Property Management - The good, the bad and the ugly
· Branding - Q&A Session
· Quiz competition - Test your knowledge against other teams - Be in to win!
· Fully catered lunches and snacks
· Conference dinner - Great opportunity for networking and having some fun
Thursday 21st March 2019
8.30 am - Registration with a yummy morning tea
9.45 am - Conference commences
6.30 pm - Conference dinner at Mac’s Brewbar
Friday 22nd March 2019
9.00 am - Conference commences
3.00 pm - Conference finishes
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Oceania Room - Level 3
55 Cable Street
Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Your ticket includes two full days at the conference, full catering, and a seat at the Conference Dinner Thursday night held at the Mac’s Brewbar with live entertainment.
Group Discount Tickets: Have a group attending? 5-9 tickets receive 5% discount 10+ tickets receive 10% discount For all group tickets, please email Deborah@getpalace.com
For more information on the conference please contact Deborah
Key Note Speaker
Frank is a former real estate and letting agent approaching 40 years’ hands-on experience in the property industry. Latterly Vice-Chairman of the UK’s leading multi-award winning property letting & management agency Finders Keepers (sold to Countrywide PLC) with a reputation for building extraordinary culture, vision and lasting success through and with people. Currently a ‘Trusted Advisor’ with The Property Academy and Business Coach advising CEOs and business owners by focusing on excellent customer delivery, building sustainable relationships, developing brand reliability and providing ongoing business mentorship, helping to design and implement strategies to achieve profitable growth and maximise business value. He has worked with hugely successful estate and letting agency brands both in the UK and overseas. Frank is also a non-executive director of a growing interior & design company providing building and interior design services and strategy for a large number of Oxford Colleges, Property Developers, and commercial businesses. Passionate about the real estate industry, he has tirelessly focused on raising standards in the Private Rented Sector. He was awarded 'Outstanding Contribution to the Lettings Industry Award’ at the industry estate and letting agency of the year awards, which were latterly associated with The Times and Sunday Times. He is regularly asked to share his views to a range of media including the BBC and has spoken at both UK and International property events and conferences including ARPM Property Management conference in Sydney.
Dr Farah Palmer
Director at Te Au Rangahau - Maori Business & Leadership Centre
Few women have had such a positive influence not just in sport, but in breaking glass barriers. Palmer played 35 times for the Black Ferns, and in provincial colours has represented Otago, Waikato, and Manawatu. In 2014 she was inducted in the World Rugby Hall of Fame. In 2007, she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the New Year’s Honours for services to women’s rugby and sport. She broke the glass barrier at the New Zealand Rugby Union by becoming the first female to be on the New Zealand Rugby Board in its 124-year history. By promoting herself for the position, Farah had to look through years of how it's always been, and encourage greater diversity and a different way of thinking and perspective. Dr. Palmer has an amazing story to tell providing insights into leadership and success.
Director at Real iQ
David Faulkner is one of the most popular personalities within the Property Management industry throughout New Zealand and his passion for the industry shines through. He is an industry leader working with REINZ and the NZ Realtors group. With over a decade of experience within the industry, David has done it all, from hands-on Property Management to leading a team of over 40 Property Managers. David has also overseen a number of rent roll acquisitions and is an expert in this field.
Palace CEO at Director and CEO of Palace
Prior to joining Palace, Michael worked as an analyst programmer in both London and Paris. The opportunity to work in the NZ tech space brought Michael back to NZ and to Palace in the mid-2000s. Michael took over as CEO in 2015 and over that time, has seen a huge change in the property management landscape and how it operates in relation to technology. With the software industry changing at such a rapid pace, Michael is excited at the opportunities that exist in the property sector and is driven to simplify the multi-faceted industry that is property management.
Department Manager Peter Backshore, Canberra, Australia at Client and user of Palace Software
Danielle Gavin joined the real estate industry in 2002 and has been perfecting her Property Management skills ever since. Her success can be directly attributed to her desire to provide the most professional property management service possible. Danielle has a strong focus on customer service and believes that the key to success is integrity, as well as a firm commitment to working with owners to build a strong relationship with their tenants. Danielle’s property management awards include Peter Blackshaw Manuka Property Manager of the Year 2014, REIACT Property Manager of the Year 2015 and REIA Finalist 2016. Danielle will demonstrate how a leading Australian company gets the best out of Palace.
Hamish & Caire Wilson
General & Business Development Managers, A1 Property Managers
Hamish and Claire are second generation owners of New Zealand’s largest independent property management company, A1 Property Managers - a family business founded in 1999. The mindset of an investor is critical to understand in order to grow a successful business. Property investment runs thick in their blood with property been part of their lives since childhood. They have built an impressive personal portfolio over the last 20 years. The knowledge gained from this has really made a difference to the success of their business. Come and hear them share a few secrets to success.
Chief of Client Services at Palace
Mandy started working for Palace back in 2008. With 30 years in the Property Management Industry, Mandy has been at the coal face, as well as in the background. Whilst Mandy is very passionate about the industry she is more passionate about offering software that can help improve the lives of Property Managers. Palace has come a long way since Mandy began working with Palace and she's excited to see the software evolve with modern technology. Mandy is enthusiastic about increasing Palace's place in the industry by providing an interactive relationship between its' clients and the software.
Head of Property Management, Ray White
Zac is a long-standing member of the property management industry with over 12 years experience across a number of roles ranging from property manager to owner of his own property management company. Since 2013, he has been the head of Property Management for Ray White New Zealand overseeing more than 140 offices with 400 staff who collectively manage nearly 18,000 properties. Zac is passionate about the industry and its members and sees huge potential with continued legislative change providing a true platform for property managers to shine and show the value of their skills and knowledge to the wider public.
Director & Consultant
Coming into the Property Management industry in early 2018 after a successful career as a Professional Cyclist, Will would say there is little to differentiate between success in sport and success in business. "What you put in, is what you get out". Over the course of 10 years, the journey from 'Property Manager' through to Head of Property Management at Barfoot & Thompson has been challenging and hugely rewarding. Never one to stop pushing his limits, Will is now pursuing a dream of establishing his own business in Property Management while combining it with his desire to improve how we operate, through smart technology and elegant solutions. Partnering with some of the biggest names in the Industry, Will is backed to bring More Minutes to the market during 2019. It is challenging, it is exciting, and it is a dream. The transition has also created the opportunity to learn more about the industry through the consultancy work he has done across provincial New Zealand. Making a business fly in Auckland is easy. Try doing the same in Te Kuiti! Now that is challenging. With all the unknowns in recent times, one thing remained clear for Will. It was his passion for the industry, and determination to improve.
Head of Training at Palace
With Ange's extensive training experience which she gained in Australia and New Zealand, she does an outstanding job at leading the Palace training team. Ange is passionate about helping people, in particular, to make sure they work smarter, not harder. Prior to joining Palace in 2018, Ange worked as a consultant - she even worked for the competition! Ange then saw the light and made the move to join the Palace team and has never looked back. Come and learn from our expert about how you can utilize Palace to work Smarter.
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