Property Quick Picks

If you don't know that 'honeypot' is a real estate term, you better get yourself down to the annual Sapoa Convention.

It’s the key meeting-place for players in the South African commercial and industrial property marketplace and is being held at the International Durban Convention Centre in Durban on 17 May 2006

Delegates who haven't visited Durban in a while should take the opportunity to view the city from the luxury boat cruise being laid on by the City of Tshwane on the first day of the Convention. And there's always the annual Sapoa golf tournament for those who like to network on the green.

But for those who want to get straight to business and are pushed for time, here are a couple of quick-picks.

To set the global stage, find out how FutureWorld International CEO Wolfgang Grulke sees South Africa confronting the Chinese Dragon and what that means for local property markets.

Then target one of Thursday’s focused interactive sessions.

If you're one of those investors who opted for listed - instead of direct - property, hotfoot it to the panel discussion on whether or not the listed property party is coming to an end. Market cap has grown from R15 billion to R72 billion in less than three years, but can the trend continue?

The hotly contested topic of development will be spotlighted during the session on property economics. It's being chaired by the Financial Mail's hard-hitting property editor Ian Fife and promises to pull no punches.

If you have a yen for the more creative property disciplines, a panel of architects will be unpacking the question of spatial identity.

On Friday morning, it’ll be worth getting up to hear how urban skylines are being used as city branding tools, followed up by a session debating the South African property charter.

And 'honeypots' for those in the know are the clean, new, secure – and popular - business parks springing up along South Africa's major highways and airports.

For further information, please contact:

Neil Gopal
T. 011 883 0679


Sandy Davey
Marketing Concepts
T. 011 783 0700
C. 083 453 6668

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