RICS UK Telecoms Conference

Sat 23 Nov 2024 00:00 - 00:00 GMT 6.0 Hours Formal CPD

etc.venues St Paul's, 200 Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4HD


From £30 + VAT

The recordings of the conference will be made available to subscribers of the development package. Anyone wishing to attend the conference face to face, whether they have a development package or not, will need to purchase a ticket.

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The Telecoms industry is a very dynamic environment, often impacted by regulatory, legal, and technological changes. Professionals working within this industry must constantly adapt to new trends, such as 5G capabilities, green IoT solutions, network security and resilience.

It is essential to keep on top of all these changes to be able to build a sustainable future for the industry. Our annual UK Telecoms Conference provides an expert view on how regulators, government, and telecoms professionals are building plans for advancing the market, improving connectivity, and supporting innovation.

Join us in person to engage with leading speakers from the property and telecommunications sectors and explore practical solutions through case studies and panel discussions. Take the unique opportunity to collaborate with the UK's brightest innovators, while gaining valuable insights into the future of the sector, its regulatory landscape, and emerging opportunities.

Why join us?

  • Gain a unique opportunity to hear comprehensive updates from various facets of the telecoms sector, including planning, legal, technology, and government policy.
  • Explore the use of emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the increased use of 5G. With thoughts on how these technologies can be leveraged to save resources, unlock new markets, and gain a better understanding of industry dynamics.
  • Investigate the implications that changes to environmental legislation will have upon the telecoms sector. Hear how to adapt plans to ensure sustainability in design and create projects fit for the future.
  • Take advantage of the networking opportunities between delegates in both the planning and telecoms industry.

Programme highlights

  • A greater understanding of the evolving landscape of telecommunications – covering legal, regulatory and planning developments.
  • The Future for 5G, Artificial Intelligence and taking advantage of emerging technologies in telecoms.
  • Adapting and responding to the challenges of small cell deployment.
  • Updates on progress in Fixed Line and Full Fibre Broadband.
  • Energy Solutions, ESG standards and the responsibilities of the telecoms sector.


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Speaker Opening Address: Exploring the commercial property market and economic trends and the impact on dilapidations

Gary Strong FRICS

Global Building Standards Director, RICS

Gary leads the Global Building Standards department of Professional Groups. As a Chartered Building Surveyor, Arbitrator, Chartered Loss Adjuster and Chartered Building Engineer, he has over 38 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial property matters.

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Featured speakers

  • Graham Payne, Executive Chairman, Freshwave
  • Senior Representative from DWF Planning Team
  • Andy King, Director DAS & Private Networks, Wireless Infrastructure Group
  • Caroline Gabriel, Research Director, Rethink & Analysis Mason
  • Ali Akhtar, Head of Acquisition, BT Enterprise
  • Shaen Catherwood, Barrister, Devereux Chambers
  • Chris Stratton, FRICS MRTPI, Chair RICS Telecom Expert Working Group, Head of Property Services, MLL Telecom Limited



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Our telecommunications team is one of the largest in the UK with recognised and sustained expertise. Our work covers all aspects of telecoms law, including network infrastructure projects, industry specific commercial work, regulatory and competition advice, health and safety, environmental law, corporate and M&A transactions, dispute resolution, real estate, employment and pensions.

Whether you’re a network operator, service provider, equipment and infrastructure vendor, industry investor or large-scale user of networks, systems and services, we have a network of specialists with a commitment to providing decisive, sustainable direction. We provide sector-relevant advice and innovative solutions grounded in clear technical knowledge and are trusted by many of the leading names in the global telecoms industry.

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Group discounts

Book 3 to 5 places and get 5% off

Book 6 to 7 places and get 10% off

Book 8 to 25 places and get 15% off

Book 26 to 50 places and get 20% off

Book 51 to 100 places and get 25% off

Book 101 and more and get 30% off

Any subscriber to the Development Package or Qualification Package receives 15% discount on conferences that are not included in either package.

Only one discount available per booking. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS. Please note the group booking discount will not be applicable with the Early Bird rate.

To benefit from the group discounts, please email training@rics.org or call +44 (0) 2476868584

Price Summary


£276 + VAT


£358.80 + VAT

Early Bird (Until 7th September)

£30 + VAT

From £30