As part of our commitment to continuing professional development and monitoring global markets, McKay’s regularly attend international conferences and technical trade fairs.
In April 2018 McKay’s attended Hanover Fair, which this year incorporated CeMat intralogistics & supply chain management. Hosted at the Hannover Messe and opened by Angela Merkel and the Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, this is one of the world’s leading industrial technology expos, with some 5,800 exhibitors from 70 countries attracting in the region of 210,000 visitors. The facility is vast extending to 496,000 Square Meters under cover with an internal shuttle bus system and excellent external transport links provided by the U Bahn.
Under the motto of “Integrated Industry – Connect & Collaborate” topics included machine learning, artificial intelligence, industrial IT platforms, the expansion of power grids for e Mobility and robots & autonomous systems in production and intralogistics.
On 1 March 2018 we attended the RICS Specialist Valuation Conference in London.
The full day conference, despite the adverse weather was attended by in excess of 150 delegates from four disciplines including Machinery & Business Assets, Trade Related Properties, Fine Art and Business Valuations. The morning session addressed all delegates with an Economic update, Valuation Risk, Liability & Insurance, Red Book Changes, Valuation Technology addressing Big Data, Blockchain, AVM & a highly impressive Report Visualization presentation.
In the afternoon, the conference separated into breakout groups for each of the four disciplines. Topics for the Machinery & Business sector included GDPR, Marine Vessel Surveying, Intellectual Property in Insolvency and MBA Valuations for inclusion in Financial Statements. http://rics.org/ie/
The 10th International Conference on Industrial Valuation (ICVOME 2017) was held in Sydney Australia 4 – 6 September with the theme “how technology is impacting on valuation”. The conference which was co-hosted by by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) www.appraisers.org/and the Australian Property Institute (API) http://www.api.org.au/ which attracted global representation addressed topics including Automated Valuation, IVSC Standards, The Oil & Gas Market, Banking, a review of Asian practices and the harmonization of valuation approaches from West to East. ICVPME_Brochure_March_2017
The Machinery & Business Assets (MBA) Faculty of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) holds annual workshops in the UK and international conferences every two years, previously in St Petersburg, Russia and Tokyo.