Countdown is on to the Lancashire Property Conference

More key speakers have been announced for the much-anticipated Lancashire Property Conference which will take place later this month.

Simon Quin of the High Streets Task Force and Emily Handslip of Urban Splash will join designer and housing developer Wayne Hemingway as keynote speakers at the event hosted by Lancashire Business View.

The conference will take place online on Tuesday, October 20, 10am-12pm staged via Zoom. It will examine the red rose county’s property sector and its challenges and opportunities in the future.

Simon will speak on the future of the county’s high streets and city living, while Emily Handslip will take a look at the offices of the future.

Simon has worked in both the UK and the USA in the private sector and on behalf of the government and will share his decades of experience to explore what lies ahead for the county. Emily will draw on her day-to-day role managing and wide-ranging commercial property portfolio to examine how workplaces are likely to evolve.

Wayne Hemingway will speak on his experiences of founding Hemingway Design in 1999, which has since gone on to win multiple awards for its design, positive impact on local regeneration and its market-leading sustainable initiatives.

He will also share his thoughts on the future of Lancashire’s property markets and explore how the county can capitalise on emerging trends.

In addition to the key speakers, there will be roundtable debates focusing on a variety of key themes. Panellists will represent local councils, developers and other property professionals.

Confirmed contributors so far include Blackpool Council and the Blackpool Housing Company, Lancashire County Council, Trevor Dawson, Campbell Driver, Harrison Drury, Barker Proudlove, EKM and 10ACIA.

The event is being supported by sponsors Harrison Drury and Blackpool Council.

The conference is to be hosted by Lancashire Business View in support of its popular Property Report which regularly gets under the skin of new developments around the county. The event is being supported by sponsors Harrison Drury and Blackpool Council.

Places can now be booked online at and attendees to the event will also be able to network once the feature presentations have concluded.

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View, said: “We’re delighted to announce two more high-profile speakers are joining the event.

“We’ll be looking at the challenges and opportunities for the Lancashire property sector, and using national and regional experts to share insight, experience and ideas.”

There are still a number of sponsor opportunities available in association with the Lancashire Business View property conference. Contact Stephen Bolton, commercial director on 07966 090 175 or