The annual conference of the National Association of Estate Agents takes place on February 27 - the date when the future of referral fees may well be decided.
On February 28 2019 - so almost exactly a year earlier than the conference date - the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agent Team announced it would monitor the referral fees market for the next 12 months.
When that year finishes - on exactly the date of the NAEA event - the NTSELAT is to write to ministers reporting on whether the industry has complied with new guidelines on referral fees issued early last year.
James Munro, head of NTSNELAT, will address the NAEA delegates on the issue.
That 2019 guidance - produced with assistance from NAEA Propertymark, The Property Ombudsman, the Property Redress Scheme, the Guild of Property Professionals and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - attempted to improve transparency surrounding the fees.
The guidance suggested that referral fees were permissible, but should be disclosed by agents to sellers and buyers alike.
The then-Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government - Heather Wheeler - said that the government wanted referral fees to be transparent and would consider banning the fees if this could not be achieved by the industry’s voluntary adoption of the guidelines.
Wheeler has moved on to a junior foreign office role in the new Boris Johnson-led administration but the current House Secretary and Housing Minister - Robert Jenrick and Esther McVey - are believed to be committed to the same timetable.
Also speaking at the NAEA event will be Matt Prior, who is home buying and selling policy leader at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, as well as Paul Tenant, chief executive of the Law Society; both are likely to throw light on the latest progress on reforming the house buying process.
The head of UK residential research at Knight Frank, Grain Gilmore, will also be present at the event, which is being chair by BBC News business journalist Sally Bundock.