`Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly is to be the keynote speaker at `Resi 07’, the conference for the residential property, housebuilding and agency worlds being organised by Property Week for September.

`Kelly joins developers Tony Pidgley and Nick Candy, investors Duncan Owen and Rupert Dickinson and economist Roger Bootle among the big name that will be speaking at the September 11-12 event.

`Resi will be exploring all aspects of residential property, from development to investment to management, and is expected to attract an audience of more than 700. Hundreds of delegates have already signed up, and places are selling out, so to book your place go to www.resi07 or call 01462 490609.

  • The Property Week/ CMP Information team that is behind Resi was last week presented with the award for `Best non-exhibition event’ at the 2007 Association of Exhibition Organisers Excellence awards in front of 1,100 people at the City’s Old Billingsgate market.