24th October 2019

Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, United Kingdom


Partners & Associates

Partners & Associates

2019 Networking Guide

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Meet the world’s leading property experts

The natural evolution of the globally successful International Property Awards Summits, IPAX UK & Europe is an exhibition and networking summit that attracts the finest companies and individuals from across the fields of architecture, property development, interior design, real estate and beyond.

The show is a full business-to-business networking environment for all sectors of the property and real estate industry.

The event gives all attendees the opportunity to showcase themselves to some of the finest companies to make connections, form alliances and generate new business.

Connect with the region’s leading companies

IPAX UK & Europe combines the presentations of the world-renowned UK & Europe Property Awards with a full business event designed to connect property companies from different disciplines within the industry, generating sales and association opportunities.

IPAX is a complete platform for business professionals in the property industry to meet, network, learn and connect with each other.


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A Selection of Past Participants

To see full details of participants in 2017


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Nigel Sellars

Global Property Standards, Associate Director – RICS

Nigel leads and manages a range of RICS industry forums, whose function is to monitor market trends/ industry issues, shape industry best practice, raise standards and develop policy; achieved through extensive collaboration with subject matter experts, industry influencers and public consultation. He has joint responsibility for (and input into) the guidance notes, journals, articles and forums produced and managed by these groups.

Nigel is responsible for development of RICS current global conduct related standards, including ‘Conflicts of Interest, UK Investment Agency 2017’- the consultation of which, received a record amount of responses. Nigel was responsible for managing political sensitivities of various interests from industry bodies, member firms and end users to influence and bring about real industry change.

Nigel is responsible for developing strategic relationships with other relevant companies, domestic/international professional, government, not for profit and trade bodies, including Government Property Unit (GPU), HMRC, International Council of Shopping Centers, Investment Property Forum (IPF), Green Property Alliance and Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF).

Nigel has contributed to raising the profile of RICS externally, being published/quoted in a number of industry outlets (Property Week and Estates Gazette) and speaking at a number of international industry / RICS conferences including MIPIM and FIG.

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Kunle Barker

Property Expert and TV Presenter

Co-host of ITV’s ‘Love Your Home & Garden’ with Alan Titchmarsh
Co-host of ‘Renovate Don’t Relocate’ with Sarah Beeny airing in Spring 2019
The soon to be announced face/main host & curator of Grand Designs Live 2019
Property Expert, Journalist & TV presenter Kunle Barker began his construction career whilst studying for a MA at the University of Leeds. In 2004 Kunle set up Illustrious Homes an award-winning construction and design management company, specialising in delivering high profile projects, on time, on budget and on quality.
To date, Kunle Barker has completed over 8000 residential refurbishments, 120 schools and three sports centre refits as well as countless private renovations.

  • Appointed by RIBA as an ‘Ambassador of Architecture and Design to promote the importance of good design management.
  • Part of the UK Construction panel of experts delivering talks and lectures on all aspects of the construction industry.
  • Regular contributor writing construction specials and Q & A columns for Grand Designs Magazine.
  • Appointed as Media 10 resident expert and presenter for Grand Designs Live and Ideal Home Shows.

Kunle speaks on construction and building topics at Grand Designs Live and UK Construction Week alongside Kevin McCloud, and is part of the expert line up for Ideal Home Show with Charlie Luxton & Phil Spencer. This year, Kunle has been selected as the main presenter & curator for Grand Designs Live.
Regarded highly in the industry, he sits on expert panels for construction and property events working closely with Kevin McCloud. He regularly writes for national publications and Grand Designs Magazine offering expert advice on all things property related. Kunle regularly produces video content, which is published on his Kunle Barker TV YouTube channel.

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Evan Maindonald

Founder & CEO at Melt Homes

Evan Maindonald has over 25 years of experience in Property Development and Investment. In the last 17 years, his company MELT Homes has built over 100 properties in London, Gloucestershire and Kent with total end values of over £22m. The projects they are currently working on have end values of over £60m. Over time, their attention has shifted from residential development to mixed use projects and commercial development with a particular focus on the hotel and serviced accommodation market. They have raised over £3m in equity for their current property development projects, £2m of which was crowdfunded, and are planning to raise a further £5m in equity within the next six months.
MELT Homes aim to achieve optimum mixes of complementary use and innovative design that deliver exceptional spaces, individually tailored to those who use them. They believe that the spaces people use should reflect who they are and what they believe. Their  mission is to create inspiring contemporary buildings that enhance and compliment the places they are set in. Their developments win awards for their quality of design and sensitivity to their environment and surroundings and regularly break the price ceiling in the markets for which they are developed.
Evan has a degree in Computer Science and an MBA from IMD in Lausanne. He regularly presents at property events around the UK, appears on a number of different programmes on Property TV and is currently writing a book about how to get started in property development called ‘Getting it Up’. More information about Evan can be found on his website www.maindonald.com.
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Chartered Architectural Technologist & Chartered Building Engineer at CIAT

Graduating from Cork Institute of Technology in the Republic of Ireland having studied Architectural Technology, Niall moved to London to begin his career in the architectural profession in 1986. Working on a variety of commercial interior and high end residential new build and refurbishments Niall gained a wide range of experience at all levels within architectural practice.

Completing an Honours Degree in Architecture at the University of East London 1994, Niall continued to contribute to academic research using artificial intelligence algorithms in the field of generative modeling and co-authored a research paper presented a Eurographics in 1996. Niall founded healycornelius design consultancy limited in 2004 and the practice was a recipient Camden Building Control Build Quality Award in 2007. Currently, healycornelius design consultancy limited has offices in London and the Republic of Ireland offering full architectural services to clients in addition to technical studio services to Architects, Interior Designers and D&B Contractors.

Niall is also a serving member of the Greater London Region Committee and Special Issues Task Force of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology


Stuart Shield

Founder & CEO – International Property Media Group

Stuart graduated from Canterbury in 1981 with a degree in graphic design. He went on to work in London as an art director.

Stuart then spent three years in Spain working in international marketing before launching an overseas property buyers’ protection scheme in 1988. This led him to publish his first magazine listing Spanish property which rapidly expanded to feature properties across the world. Negotiations with some of the world’s leading airlines encouraged them to carry the magazine for their first and business class passengers. In 1994, Stuart launched the International Property Awards. The International Hotel Awards followed in 2011.

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Attila Saghi

Deputy CEO/Head of Development – Varosliget Ltd

Attila Saghi is the Deputy CEO / Head of Development Varosliget Ltd. The company won the 2018 Worlds Best Architecture International Property Award for the Museum of Ethnography based in Budapest Hungary. During his four-year work on the project, he oversaw strategic planning, design and construction that resulted in five finished, three ongoing and three public building projects prepared for launch. Before this role, Attila was the president of the Hungarian Heritage, where he directed the regional company and the activity of over 50 reconstruction projects in the country. He holds a master’s degree in structural design from Technical University of Budapest (Hungary) and Delft (Holland) and also specialises in monument reconstruction and economics.


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James Murray

Deputy Mayor London Development & Housing – London Mayor’s Office

James Murray joined the Mayor’s Office in 2016 as Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, coming from Islington Council, where he held the position of Executive Member for Housing & Development for six years.

During James’s time in Islington, the borough was one of the top building local authorities in the country. He oversaw the introduction of planning policies to raise the proportion of affordable homes in new developments, including a new standard for viability assessments.

In the Mayor’s Office, James is focussing on bringing together a broad alliance – including councils, housing associations, developers and businesses – to support plans to build more new and affordable homes in London. He is advising the Mayor on planning policy, particularly helping to develop and implement new approaches to housing. He is overseeing work at City Hall to improve the private rented sector and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping, in line with the Mayor’s priorities.

James advised the current Mayor during his selection and election campaigns. Before taking a position on Islington Council’s executive, he worked in Parliament and for a management consultancy. He has lived his whole life in London, and currently lives near King’s Cross.

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Tony Morris

Managing Director – The Sales Doctors

Tony Morris is a sales expert and International sales speaker, whose high-energy message leads individuals and organisations to incredible success. He delivers over a hundred talks a year in his unique, energetic style to corporations and at events all over the Globe and has spoken in 12 countries. He has helped organisations like the Luxottica Group (Oakley, Rayban etc.), Viridor, David Phillips, Fairview New Homes to name but a few. Tony shows companies how to increase their bottom line, build long-term customer loyalty, sales, and gain referrals

His presentations are always interactive, motivating, fast-moving, informative, entertaining – even life-changing. Tony presents his ideas with a rare combination of fact, insight and practical advice that delegates can apply immediately for improved results.

Tony is an authority on the world of sales and has published 5 books and created the perfect sales call DVD. He has a monthly column called Dear Sales Doctor for Business Connections (online Evening Standard), Winning Edge (the Institute of sales and marketing’s publication) and many more, where he answers sales people’s most challenging questions.

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Jo Hamilton

Creative director at Jo Hamilton Interiors

Jo Hamilton is an internationally-renowned interior designer, noted for her confident grasp of colour, intelligent use of space and luxury aesthetic. She is also a respected artist, public speaker, writer and columnist, broadcaster and property finder.

She has run her own interior design firm for more than 25 years and has counted high-end commissions from the likes of Miami, Geneva, Ibiza, Dubai, Jeddah and Doha, and of course London and across the UK. Jo Hamilton Interiors works with both private clients and developers, for whom she has helped to achieve record-breaking property prices with her interior designs.

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Ben Newman

Area Sales Manager at SALICE UK.

Ben Newman is the Area Sales Manager for SALICE UK. He has been working in Furniture Components and supporting customer enquiries for in excess of 20 years.


Thursday 24th October

09:00 – 09:30


09:30 – 09:50

Event Opening Welcome Speech

09:50 – 10:15


Nigel Sellars – Global Property Standards, Associate Director RICS


10:15 – 10:35


Stuart Shield – Founder & CEO, International Property Media

Why Press Advertising Doesn’t Work

10:35 – 10:55


Evan Maindonald – Founder & CEO, Melt Homes


10:55 – 12:00

Awards Ceremonies

European Property Awards

Development & Real Estate Categories
Available only to full-access ticket holders

12:00 – 13:10

Networking Lunch

Available only to full-access ticket holders

13:10 – 13:40


Kunle Barker – Property Expert and TV Presenter

The Art of Collaboration

13:40 – 14:00


Attila Saghi – Deputy CEO/Head of Development Varosilget Ltd

Developing of a cultural HUB

14:00 – 14:30


Niall Healy MCIAT MCABE – Chartered Architectural Technologist & Chartered Building Engineer at CIAT

The Technology of Architecture: Developing Trends and Emerging Possibilities

14:30 – 16:15

Award Ceremonies

European Property Awards

Architecture & Interior Design Categories
Available only to full-access ticket holders



Close of Daytime Events

Evening events begin at 19:00

The Property Awards Evening Event

Available only to full-access ticket holders

19:00 – 19:30

European Awards Gala Drinks Reception

19:30 – 21:45

Gala Dinner

European Awards Gala Dinner

21:45 – 00:30

Award Ceremonies

Announcements of the European International Nominees



Goodnight and see you next year!

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IPAX is an opportunity for all winners to network with each other to develop new business relationships with business professionals that are also participating from across the world.

Companies wishing to support the winners and raise their profiles for the goods, materials and services they supply can also participate in IPAX but space is limited. You access some of the leading companies in the property industry. It’s the perfect way to display your services, products and skills to the highest levels in your target audience – CEOs, Owners and senior management. We look for expert companies to exhibit and deliberately limit the number of exhibitors for each industry sector. This reduces competition with similar firms and gives you more time to concentrate on meeting your networking prospects.


The show is a full business-to-business networking environment for all sectors of the property and real estate industry. The event gives all attendees the opportunity to showcase themselves to some of the finest companies to make connections, form alliances and generate new business.


Space is available for high-visibility exhibition stands to present your products or services to this unique captive audience alongside related companies from quality goods, services and related industries.

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IPAX UK & Europe

IPAX is a complete platform for business professionals in the property industry to meet, network, learn and connect with each other.

Please note: Registration does not include access to The UK & Europe Property Awards or The UK & Europe Hotel Awards ceremonies. To access these ceremonies, please contact your awards advisor, or call +44(0) 1245 250981.