Annual Workshops

As part of our commitment to continuing professional development and monitoring global markets, McKay’s regularly attend international conferences and technical trade fairs.

In January 2020 we attended IGW Berlin, a global forum for the Food & Agri sectors, described as the Davos of Agribusiness. There were approximately 1,800 exhibitors from 72 countries and a visitor footfall in the region of 400,000. The expo focused on farm to fork sustainable food processes for the future and exhibited agricultural and horticultural machinery.

Messe Berlin

Later in January 2020 we visited the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference in Citywest Dublin, where we interfaced with many of our industrial clients.

In March 2020 we attended the RICS Valuation Conference, again held at 30 Euston Square in London, participating in lectures on new Global Valuation Standards which came into effect early this year.

2020 RICS Valuation Conference


During September 2019 we visited both  the Recycling Aktiv and Triefbau Live expos in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Held over a period of 3 days from 5 to 7 September at the Messe Exhibition Centre, Recycling Aktiv focused on multi stream recycling machinery especially for construction site waste and metals. Triefbau provided a vast range of road construction plant.

There was an extensive indoor exhibition area and a vast external arena, with live demonstrations of machinery held in very pleasant weather conditions.

A prime focus was on zero emissions machinery and environmental control plant.


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.


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) the Australian Property Institute (API)  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. __________________________________________________________________________________________________