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REGISTER NOW | Trend Talk Q1 at MSP’s Bright Building

Neil Singer, founder of Clicktopurchase, the online auction using AI and blockchain to revolutionise property sales, will present at this special briefing for proptech followers.

Clicktopurchase has provided the platform on which the first commercial and residential assets to be transacted through blockchain. Singer will update on his plans and give his take on the state of proptech adoption today.

PlaceTech Trend Talk Manchester is the first in a series of quarterly breakfast briefings across the UK and Europe exploring the trends and predictions in the market. This first briefing will be held at MSP’s Bright Building on Friday 27 April.

The series will move on to Amsterdam, London and Stockholm in the follow-on events over the course of the next 12 months.


Each event will be accompanied by a special supplement mapping the trends and innovators transforming the sector, distributed to ticket-holders exclusively at the event before being published on, the new website by Place Group to bring property and tech communities together.

PlaceTech Trend Talks Manchester

PlaceTech Trend Talks are delivered in partnership with Bruntwood and Manchester Science Partnerships, OBI Property, Mills & Reeve and Redwood Consulting.

Confirmed speakers:

Neil Singer Clicktopurchase

Neil Singer‘s Clicktopurchase is developing artificial intelligence real-time auctions online where deals are signed electronically in the blockchain data ledger

Ed Bartlett Vp Kykloud An Accruent Company Landscape

Ed Bartlett, who sold the mobile asset management software firm he co-founded, Kykloud, in January to large US rival Accruent, will offer his take on the now, near and next of tech adoption in property. Read Bartlett’s guest comment piece on the steps to take for successful proptech adoption.

Tom Renn MSP

Tom Renn, managing director of Manchester Science Partnerships, will introduce attendees to the Bright Building, completed last year and home to Cisco’s Mi-IDEA accelerator and the CityVerve internet of things collaboration among other tenants. Renn will also offer an overview of how MSP is installing tech in its buildings and discuss the challenges and opportunities open to developers along their digital property journeys.

Nicolas Woods OBI Property

Nicola Woods, workplace consultant at OBI Property, which advises many ecommerce companies from Hut Group and to Rentalcars, will provide a selection of the latest design features tech occupiers are demanding for their offices.

There will be pitch demonstrations from growing tech companies including shopper location analyst Place Dashboard, environmental monitoring system Hark and virtual tour technology Giraffe360.

The event is due to begin at 8am with refreshments and networking and finish around 10.30am. PlaceTech Trend Talks Manchester will be chaired by Paul Unger, publisher of PlaceTech, who will provide an introduction to and share findings from the Q1 2018 PlaceTech Trend Talks report.

Guests have registered so far for this inaugural Trend Talk from Deloitte, Malcolm Hollis, Kier, Hilson Moran and TEM Property.

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