Features and Initiatives

Regulars to the RESI Convention will know that there’s so much more to the event than the conference. For RESI 2018 we’ve lined up a packed schedule of sessions, workshops, new initiatives and fresh formats as well as popular returning features for you to get involved with.

New for 2018!

RESI Trailblazers and RESI Senate initiative

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RESI is launching its search for up–and-coming residential property professionals who have been dynamic and innovative.

The newly appointed RESI Senate of experienced industry figures will select from the nominated entrants.  Those who make the list will be invited to attend RESI and benefit from heightened exposure.

Entries are now closed and we thank everyone who entered.  The list of Trailblazers is being judged by the RESI Senate and the list will be revealed soon!

Joint Victories - Best Community JV project

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Joint Victories is an all new award open to developers, house builders, local authorities and housing associations. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain promotion to the RESI delegates and wider industry via Property Week.

The industry decides! Delegates at the RESI Convention will be given the opportunity to both nominate and vote for their winning JV project that was completed within the past 5 years. The top 10 schemes will be showcased at the event before the winners are voted for by RESI event attendees.  One large scheme and one small scheme winner, as voted for by the industry, will be revealed on Thursday night at the Gala dinner.

Find out more and nominate your winning scheme today >>


#RESIhackathon is an eight-hour hack designed to develop innovative solutions for residential schemes.  Taking place on the exhibition floor, the hack brings together start-ups, developers, designers, trainees, apprentices, agents and graduates to collaborate during the RESI Convention, with delegates invited to contribute to the solution. The winning team will have the chance to present their prototype to the top decision makers in the UK residential sector.

Popular returning features

RESI Twitter Debate

RESI and Savills Twitter Debate: 1pm on 21 June

To set the scene ahead of RESI Convention in September, make sure you join Lucian Cook (@LucianCook), head of residential research at Savills, resi experts from the event (@RESIevent) and journalists from Property Week (@PropertyWeek) on 21 June between 1pm and 2pm, to debate and challenge participants to ‘reimagine the housing market’…in 280 characters.

To join this year’s top-level conversation, all you need to do is tweet your questions using #RESIdebate in advance or on the day.


The Proptech stream will keep you up to date with the latest tech for the industry. TED Talk style presentations and product demonstrations will allow delegates to get hands-on with new tech. 

Market Place
Visit the RESI Market Place to meet with leading suppliers and solution providers to the residential sector, as well as to relax and refresh in-between sessions at the food hub and lounge.
Find out more about exhibiting here >