The event is being held at the Westbury Hotel in London on Thursday, October 24 and registration is complimentary for members, as well as non-members who are interested in joining the Association.
Intermediaries are currently signed up at no charge, whilst those who fall into other categories may be subject to a nominal annual membership fee.
Hosted by the AOBP’s new chairman, Rob Jupp of Brightstar Financial, the line-up is set to tackle the industry’s hot topics and stimulate debate amongst attendees.
The AOBP AGM 2013 speakers and topics are:
- Welcome address from new AOBP Chairman, Rob Jupp of Brightstar Financial
- Mark Posniak, Dragonfly Property Finance – Bridging: How to do right and long do we have left?
- West One Loans – Following the collapse of the Connaught Fund, should UCIS and peer-to-peer lending be avoided at all costs?
- Marc Goldberg, Blemain Finance – Commercial finance LTVs: Rescuing the high street?
- Alan Cleary, Precise Mortgages – Would you sell a bridge to your grandmother?
- Colin Sanders, Omni Capital – Why London and the South East are so important in STL
The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session from the AOBP member audience – which will include intermediaries, lenders and business service providers – and will be subject to strict guidelines in their responses.
Rob Jupp commented: “The AGM is a crucially important event for the AOBP and this year’s event is our most ambitious to date. Not only do we have a stunning venue in the heart of our nation’s capital, but we have some of the most talented individuals from the short-term lending community talking about subjects that advisers will want to listen to.”
Earlier in the day, the Executive Committee and the newly-formed AOBP Lender Committee will meet to consider a topic which is close to the heart of every bridging professional: bridging fears – past, present and future.
The aim is for the two groups to come up with a collective response to the difficulties posed for those working in the sector; their combined experience, knowledge and specialism will present a united front in a bid to aid the continuation of the industry’s current success.
Speaking on the upcoming meeting between lenders and loan distributors, Rob Jupp said: “I am a great personal believer that strong, robust dialogue helps to improve any relationship. It’s important that as a community work closer together to ensure sustainability as well as best practice. I look forward to seeing what can be achieved within such a positive and proactive environment.”