myhomemove unveils 2014 conference

The conference, themed as ‘Brick and Click’, will look at understanding and challenging the part technology plays in the home buying and selling process.

Industry experts such as James Knightley, senior economist at ING, Stephen Ward from the council for licensed conveyancers and Bruce Harryman, senior manager at John Lewis, will be present.

Topics discussed will be the economy, issues of risk and fraud, and how the internet is changing the way businesses operate.

Doug Crawford, chief executive officer of myhomemove, said: “We will be exploring how online property transactions compare to the traditional branch channel and whether today’s housing strategy is working for UK families.

“It will also give the opportunity for industry experts and the audience to share views on how consumer needs and behaviour will change in the future in the buying and selling transaction.

“With over 250 delegates set to attend the event, we expect the day to be filled with passionate discussion and debate.”

The afternoon will comprise of two panel sessions.

The first, which will discuss how the ‘Brick and Click’ business model is affecting the property industry, will include Miles Shipside, co-founder of Rightmove, Adam Day, director of Hatched and Jon Cooke, managing director of Your Move.

The second session, focusing on the UK’s housing strategy, will include Robert Sinclair, chief executive officer of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries, Peter Williams, executive director of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association and Paul Broadhead, head of policy at the Building Societies Association.