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News - 24/09/2014

Sir Edward Lister to address Lambert Smith Hampton Ski Challenge

Sir Edward Lister, the deputy mayor of London, has been confirmed as the key note speaker for the Lambert Smith Hampton Ski Challenge and Business Forum, which returns to Courmayeur in the Italian Alps from Thursday 29 to Saturday 31 January 2015.

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The speakers

Sir Edward has served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning since May 2011. He is responsible for coordinating implementation of the Mayor’s priorities, strategy and policy work, and leads on budgets and administration. Prior to coming to City Hall, Sir Edward served as leader of Wandsworth Council from 1992 to 2011.

Tom Bloxham MBE, chairman of Urban Splash, will speak alongside Sir Edward.  Tom founded Urban Splash in 1993 and currently serves as chairman of the award winning regeneration company.  He is also Chancellor of the University of Manchester.

UK commercial property market insight

Ezra Nahome, CEO of Lambert Smith Hampton, said: “The Ski Challenge and Business Forum will provide an invaluable insight into how the economic recovery is shaping the UK commercial property market.  Sir Edward Lister will share the knowledge acquired over two decades of working at the highest levels of local government in London, offering a unique perspective on what the future holds for the capital.  Meanwhile, Tom Bloxham will provide his perspectives on the regional recovery.”

What's in store

The Lambert Smith Hampton Ski Challenge and Business Forum is one of the commercial property industry’s premier gathering, with over 250 attendees in 2014. Delegates include owners, occupiers, fund managers and managing directors from some of the largest property companies in the UK.

The event, which is now in its 28th year, takes place over three days and comprises a number of networking opportunities and a series of ski and snowboarding races.

A CPD accredited two-hour Business Forum kicks off proceedings, with leaders from across the industry discussing key issues affecting commercial property.

Friday afternoon is dedicated to racing. In 2014, more than 100 people competed in various ski and snowboarding, individual and team competitions.

The event is sponsored by Estates Gazette, and law firms Wedlake Bell and DWF.

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