The Luxury Property Show 2017 has sold out its exhibition stands, event director Eddie Sikora told EN. The organiser commented that demand from real estate companies for the show has remained high over the years.
“The market fluctuates depending on the global economy and geopolitical issues such as Brexit. However, London being a prime place for potential buyers to meet we have decided to run the show again this year,” Sikora explained.
According to a report by Christies International Real Estate, the world’s top ten reported property sales were all priced above $100 million for the first time in the year to May 2017. Riding the wave of excitement surrounding this market, the Luxury Property Show returns to London Olympia for the 11 outing on 27-28 October.
Sikora co-founded the event in 2006, however it has changed owners over the years. Two years later, he established the company Luxury Property Show Ltd to acquire the brand and has been running the show ever since.
Based in Chester, Sikora has a long-standing career in the events ndustry. “I have launched a number of events over the last 10 years that I have subsequently sold, both B2B and B2C in the fields of urban regeneration, recruitment, and a 450 stand Christmas fair in Harrogate in 2009 and 2010,” he told EN, adding that he works with a team of 10, and that sales and marketing of the show are outsourced.
“The Luxury Property Show is a niche consumer show that only attracts high net worth individuals. For this reason, we need to be very careful in the number and quality of exhibitors at the show,” he explained. Commenting on the footfall, Sikora said that on average, the show has attracted 15,000 visitors over the two-day event.
EN understands that more than 50 companies from around the world will be at the event this weekend. The exhibitors and sponsors lists include St James Place Wealth Management, Remax, Almanzora, Baker Woods, Mansion Global, Yamaha Music, Corcoran Group, Prime Properties, and the International Property Awards, to name but a few.
Exhibitors will be presenting investors with opportunities ranging from Mediterranean villas to beachside apartments in Thailand via alpine retreats in Northern Europe to luxury lofts in New York.
The organiser has also announced that the show includes an in-depth schedule of seminars offering real world investment advice for investors ranging from those exploring the market for the first time to seasoned professionals with global portfolios.
The seminars will tackle key questions around the market including where to find the next global property hotspot to how to mitigate political risk and uncertainty. Among those delivering seminars are key industry figures and property funds.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the organiser hosts the event at the venue in West London. Previously, the show was held at the Hurlingham Club in London.