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News - 17/09/2013

2014 Ski Challenge dates announced

The pinnacle of the UK’s property events calendar, our Ski Challenge 2014, will take place on Thursday 30 January to Saturday 1 February 2014, in Courmayeur, Italy.

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Networking and competitive skiing

The event hosts excellent networking opportunities and culminates in a ski and snowboarding race day. One of the highlights of the event is the exclusive invite-only Business Forum, which brings together leaders from across the industry to discuss key issues affecting the property market.

This year, Martin Moore will be speaking about his experience as chairman of M&G Real Estate, which he grew into one of the largest real estate investors in Europe, with over £16bn of property under management.

Martin will also talk about his latest venture with one of the world’s largest private equity firms, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Real Estate (KKR). At a time when US firms like KKR are increasing their investment activity in the UK and Europe, Martin’s role as Senior Advisor will bolster its investment team as it looks to expand its property business.

Joining Martin will be David Camp, Chief Executive of Stanhope plc. Under David’s leadership, Stanhope has transformed the London skyline through landmark developments such as Tate Modern, Broadgate, the Royal Opera House and most recently the £200m purchase of the BBC’s Television Centre.

Our CEO, Ezra Nahome, will join the panel debate concluding the Business Forum to face questions from an audience of more than 100 property professionals. Ezra is the driving force behind some of the country’s highest profile projects and has advised on deals with a value in excess of £4bn over the past five years. The debate will be chaired by Damian Wild, Editor of Estates Gazette, ensuring all the challenging questions are put to the panel of speakers.

Giant Slalom clinic

For those considering racing for the first time or the more experienced racer looking to sharpen their skills, we will be holding for the second year-running a giant slalom ski clinic with racing gates on Friday 31 January. This clinic is a must for anyone looking to perfect their racing technique ahead of our race day on the Saturday.

Race day: Saturday 1 February

The final day is dedicated to racing. In 2013 more than 100 people competed in various ski and snowboarding, individual and team competitions. To reserve your place to race please complete the race entry form or contact Momentum Ski at or call 020 7183 6096.

Race categories will include:

Lambert Smith Hampton cup (ski): Fastest team of three individuals who are all from the same property company.

Estates Gazette cups (ski): Fastest individual male and female skier.
Mixed gender cup (ski): Fastest team of three individuals including at least one male and one female competitor. Competitors do not have to be from the same company.

Fund & investment cup (ski) (Sponsored by BDO): Fastest team – whose members must be from a property fund or investment company. Competitors do not have to be from the same company.

Commercial property master cup (ski): Fastest team whose members are all 45 years or older. Competitors do not have to be from the same company.

Newcomers award (ski): Fastest team of newcomers. Competitors do not have to be from the same company.

Open team competition: Overall fastest team whose members are not from the same company.

Snowboarder race (Sponsored by Snow & Rock): Awarded to the fastest individual male or female snowboarder.

Dual parallel slalom race (sponsored by Wedlake Bell): Teams of three race against each other in a dual slalom knock-out style event. The last team standing wins. Competitors do not have to be from the same company.

27th year of event

Ezra Nahome commented: “The Ski Challenge is the longest running event in our industry and remains a fixture for those focussed on networking and competitive skiing. Our event in 2014 will be more significant than ever with market recovery making it an exciting year for industry leaders focused on business generation."

Event sponsors

The event is supported by Estates Gazette, with Wedlake Bell, BDO and Snow and Rock as event sponsors.


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