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CHOVA 2016

DRAFT PROGRAMME

September 1st and 2nd

Events in London for those delegates needing to have a longer stay

Study Tours and associated seminars to the Tate Modern Museum and the Olympic Park. This will include a journey on the “Sky Train”

A reception at the RICS London Global Headquarters.

September 5th and 6th am

Delegates who wish can visit Edinburgh arrangements will be made for specific visits if numbers are sufficient.      These trips will include a visit to Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish Parliament.

Tuesday September 6th

Delegates arrive at Crieff Hydro Hotel and register

11am Golf Competition Crieff Golf Club. Registered delegates will be formally invited.

7pm Welcome Reception and Dinner at the Glen Turret Distillery, the home of Famous Grouse Whiskey. Transport will be provided from the Crieff Hydro hotel. 

Wednesday September 7th

09.00           Conference Registration and Coffee

09.30           Conference Welcome and Opening Address

Alasdair MacTaggart, President, Scottish Assessors Association

09.45           Customer Experience Maturity in the State Valuation Service (SVS) in Queensland

Neil Bray, Valuer General, Queensland, Australia

10.45          Ministerial Welcome

Derek Mackay MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution 

11.00           Managing Change in the Administration of Land and Property

Colum Boyle, CEO, Land and Property Services, Northern Ireland

John O’Sullivan, CEO, Valuation Office Ireland

11.40          Refreshments Break

11.50           Assessing Ontario’s 2016 Assessment update – Perspectives from  Customers, Stakeholders and Industry

Antoni Wisniowski, President and CAO, MPAC, Canada

12.40           Lunch

13.15           Natural Resources – A legitimate target for property tax - for or against?

Philip Glenwright, Chair, Joint Professional Institutions Rating Valuation Forum, United Kingdom

13.45           The opportunities and challenges in running a large property tax organisation  

Niall Walsh, Valuation Office Agency, England and Wales

14.15           The Valuation of Public Buildings for Property Tax

Jim Gallagher, Valuation Office Agency, England and Wales

14.45           Open Data: Transparency, Accountability and Collaboration

Cheryl Fenerty, Manager IT Services,Property Valuation Services Corporation, Nova Scotia, Canada

15.15           Refreshments Break (and opening of IRRV Scotland Performance Awards Village 2016)

15.45          Valuing Visitor Attractions for Property Tax

Bill Gillies, Assessor & Electoral Registration Officer, Highland & Western Isles Valuation Joint Board, Scotland

16.15           The Valuation of Sporting Estates for Property Tax - Issues and Concerns

Peter Wilkinson, Ayrshire Valuation Joint Board, Scotland

16.45           CHOVA DELEGATES ARE INVITED TO THE RECEPTION IN EXHIBITION AREA AND IRRV STUDENTS PRESENTATION

17.00           CHOVA DELEGATES ARE INVITED TO THE OFFICIAL WELCOME TO THE EXHIBITION BY THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT

19.15           SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT’S CONFERENCE RECEPTION

20.00           CONFERENCE DINNER  

After Dinner Speaker :   Sandy Strang  

Band :    The Lost Boys

Thursday 8th September

09.00           Refreshments

09.30           Self-Assessment and Ratepayer Assisted Valuation : the International Experience

Paul Sanderson, President, IPTI, United Kingdom

10.00           Compensation, Regeneration and the London Olympics

Geoff Fisher, Consultant, Inform CPI, England

10.30           Streamlining the Statutory Appeal Process in the Valuation Office, Ireland – Challenges and Opportunities for Stakeholders

Declan Lavell, Chief Valuer, VOI, Ireland

11.15          Refreshments Break

11.30           The Frequency of the Revaluation Process

Alan Bronte Commissioner for Valuation, Land and Property Services, Northern Ireland

Brian McClure, Rating Policy Division, Department of Finance and Personnel Northern Ireland

12.00           Valuation Standards

Ben Elder, RICS Global, United Kingdom

12.30          Lunch

13.30           Community and Empowerment in Scotland

Alistair Watson, Valuation Office Agency, Scotland

14.10           The Impact of Brexit on the Valuation Profession  

Richard Harbord, Consultant, United Kingdom

Roger Messenger, Partner, Wilkes Head and Eve, United Kingdom

15.15           Revaluation 2017

Mary Hardman, Chief Valuer, VOA, England

15.45           Refreshments Break

16.00          Certification of Property Tax Valuations

Russ Adams, VP Enterprise, Risk and Quality Services, Property Valuation Services Corporation, Nova Scotia, Canada

16.45          Conference Themes  :  Discussion on emerging conference themes  

A Panel Session – CHOVA members

17.30           Close of Conference                                                    

19.00           Farewell Dinner in the Loggia, Crieff Hydro Hotel

Friday September 9th

Delegates leave