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GROUP • EVENTS Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE GREAT DEBATE

THE GREAT DEBATE

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This year’s Completely Trade, Industrial & Logistics Marketplace is going to feature a full and frank debate between property providers and occupiers.
The point for discussion is whether the property business is really giving occupiers what they want.

In a debate chaired by Estates Gazette, four major occupiers will go head-to-head with four property providers in what should prove to be an absorbing session.

Matthew Whittaker of DHL who will be on the occupier panel commented: “Ultimately, the needs of occupiers and property providers have to be aligned. Any opportunity to further the conversation as to what that relationship looks like in today’s market is to be welcomed”.

Now in its second year, the ground-breaking one-day marketplace event aims to bring occupiers and the property sector together in an intensive format which provides an extremely efficient means of discussing mutual interests and promoting property opportunities.

Simon Millar of Completely Group comments: “After the success of last year’s marketplace, we’ve broadened the scope of the event to encompass the trade counter and logistics sector.

“With the UK economy on the move again, it will be a fascinating opportunity to gauge where occupier demand is coming from and what that means for the property sector”.

Chancerygate, Cushman & Wakefield and Travis Perkins are among the sponsors for the one-day event at Old Spitalfields Market on June 17th.

Another of the panellists at the debate will be Chancerygate Property Director, Alastair King. For nearly 20 years the company has been one of the most prolific providers of industrial space. arly 20 years the company

King comments: “The businesses which occupy what is generically called ‘industrial’ space today are so diverse that there is a very broad base of demand. Occupiers represent a huge range of workplace requirements with everything from major logistics operations to food preparation and the storage of fine art.

“Because of that, you have to be very attuned to what occupiers need whether they are leasing from you or looking to buy freehold – as many of our customers do. We’re currently looking to acquire new development sites throughout London and the South East and you always have to have the end-user in mind when you’re assessing what could be created on a site.

“You have to keep listening because occupier demand is changing all the time. This debate will be a great opportunity to share views from both sides of the equation and get a perspective on what some leading

Speakers include:

  • Chancerygate – Alastair King 
  • DHL – Matthew Whittaker
  • Graftongate – Henry Angell-James
  • Travis Perkins – Philip Joyce 
  • Verdion – Mike Hughes

Date: June 17th
Venue: Old Spitalfields Market, London E1
Who should attend: Trade, industrial and logistics occupiers/developers/ investors/agents
Details: tradeandindustrial. completelyevents.co.uk Shelley Batey  
on 08433 937729 937729