Date: 20th - 21st September 2021 Venue: Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere - A Concept By Hyatt
The first day of the conference with high-profile keynote speakers and big picture presentations about the future of work, climate change's impact on the property industry and the post-COVID investment landscape. The presentations are followed by our traditional warm-up networking party with a unique selection of drinks and meals – and with the best views in Vienna.
17:50 - 18:00
18:00 - 18:20
The new normal of working in cities – How will employers adjust their footprint and locations?
Tamás Polster MRICS, Partner and Co-Founder, Urbanite Advisors
18:20 - 18:40
A global perspective of climate change and energy outlook: Implications for property
Paul Toyne, Practice Leader Sustainability, Grimshaw
18:40 - 19:00
European property investment update – Which markets will attract dealmakers?
Andreas Trumpp MRICS, Head of Research & Strategy Europe, Savills Investment Management
The Warm-up Party is an exclusive networking event taking place on the evening of the 20th of September on the rooftop of Erste Campus. Join us to enjoy our unique food and drink offer, including our Oyster Bar, Campari Bar, selection of Austrian wines and Champagne Bar.
A casual morning run with fellow real estate runners starting from Hotel Andaz. The run will be led by Viennese runner and personal trainer Verena Ullmann. We will start from Hotel Andaz and will go through the neighbouring Schweitzergarten and the breathtaking Belvedere Park. You can either go for one lap (5km) or two laps (10 km) with the group.
08:30 - 09:00
Registration & breakfast
Registration starts at 8:30 with welcome smoothies and a selection of French pastries.
09:00 - 09:05
Welcome remarks by Property Forum
Opening talk by Csanád Csürös, founder of Property Forum. The host of our morning sections will be London-based global proptech and innovation guru James Dearsley. He is also the co-founder of Unissu, the leading proptech hub worldwide and the long-term strategic partner of Property Forum.
09:05 - 09:15
Welcome speech by RICS
A few welcoming words on behalf of RICS, our long-term event partner. Sewerina Afanasjew is the chair of RICS advisory Board in Poland and also a member of RICS World Europe Board.
Seweryna Afanasjew MRICS, Head of Asset Management Poland, GTC / Chair of RICS Advisory Board in Poland
09:15 - 09:40
Economic outlook for 2022 – Are we out of the woods?
Juraj Kotian, Head of CEE Macro / Fixed Income Research, Erste Group Bank AG
09:40 - 10:20
Money talks – Financing strategies for the new normal
Is high inflation a risk for the real estate industry? How are sustainability implications affecting financing and investment decisions? Do banks see alternative financing as a threat or more as an addition?
Chair: Tim Wilkinson MRICS, Chairman, RICS in Romania
10:50 - 11:30
The biggest winners of the crisis – Logistics developments in CEE
The clear winner of the pandemic is logistics. The demand for logistics space is fueled by skyrocketing e-commerce and nearshoring. Is this a gold rush? Developers, logistics companies and e-commerce players will discuss the bright future of this sector.
Chair: Harry Bannatyne, Partner, Head of Industrial Agency CEE, Colliers
11:30 - 12:10
Buy or sell? – Post-COVID-19 investment and asset management strategies
Investment strategies in a post-covid world discussed by leaders of large European and CEE players. Which are the preferred asset types and which assets are the black sheeps at the moment? How is sustainability reshaping the investment and asset management decisions?
Chair: Kevin Turpin, Regional Director of Capital Markets for Central and Eastern Europe, Colliers International
12:10 - 12:50
Local & cross-CEE investment update – Dealmakers of a maturing market
CEE capital plays an increasingly important role in our markets with more and more cross-border activity. Czech investors have been active for a while but Hungarian players are also catching up with recent company acquisitions, portfolio deals and single-asset acquisitions. Shall we expect Polish and Romanian companies to follow suit?
Chair: Stuart Jordan FRICS, Managing Director & Head of Investment, Savills Czech & Slovak Republics
13:50 - 14:10
Final warning? - The lessons of the UN's climate report for the property industry
Climate change is widespread, rapid and intensifying. Our guest speaker is one of the authors of the UN's recently published climate change report. Diana Ürge-Vorsatz serves as Vice Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She is also a Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at the Central European University (CEU). She holds a PhD from the University of California (Los Angeles and Berkeley).
Diána Ürge-Vorsatz, Vice-Chair, Working Group III, IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
14:10 - 14:50
Green is the new black – ESG strategies under the spotlight
The UN’s recent IPCC report just confirmed what we knew already: we need to change the way our economies work and we need to change it quickly. What needs to be done differently in the real estate industry? Bankers, developers and asset managers will talk about their ESG strategies.
Chair: Hajo Engelke, Managing Director, Westbridge Advisory International
14:50 - 15:30
Flex is the keyword – Workplace strategies post-COVID-19
The future of office space: collaboration space, event center or conventional workplace? Office locations within cities: city centers remain the winners? Do our experts expect secondary cities to gain importance in a post-covid world? Can CEE attract jobs thanks to flexible recruitment and the popularity of remote work? What are the hidden consequences of WFH from a legal and tax perspective?
Chair: Tamás Polster MRICS, Partner and Co-Founder, Urbanite Advisors
13:50 - 14:00
Europe’s next holiday destination: Romania’s Black Sea Coast
Alexandru Mihai, Managing Partner, Nordis Group
14:00 - 14:20
Intelligent pricing management system - The next standard in residential real estate development
Sergii Stoliarchuk, CEO, Maxify
14:20 - 14:50
European living investment outlook
Filip Vagner, Business Development Manager, Bonard
14:50 - 15:30
Becoming a core asset class – CEE residential & student housing update
Chair: Martin Varga, Head of Real Estate Business Development, Bonard
16:00 - 16:20
Footfall anchors post-corona – 5 propositions for the new future of retail
5 challenges and 5 propositions about post-covid retail by one of the leading hypermarket chains in Europe. The keywords are revitalization, mixed-use developments, digitalization, localization, sustainability.
Dr. Angelus Bernreuther, Head of Investor Relationship Management, Kaufland
16:20 - 17:00
Evolution or revolution? – The future of retail
Stakeholders of the retail industry gather to discuss the recent experiences of the lockdown economy and the most important challenges in the new normal.
Chair: Jolanta Wawrzyszuk, Group Head of Leasing, Atrium European Real Estate
16:00 - 16:40
SEE property investment update
Chair: Maja Ostanek MRICS, Director, Real Estate Transactions, KF Finance d.o.o.
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