European ESG Property Forum 2022 - Warsaw, Poland

Date: 1st June 2022    Venue: Nobu Hotel Warsaw



09:00-10:50 – SECTION 1

09:00 - 09:20

Welcome speech

Opening words by Csanád Csürös, Founder of Property Forum and Tina Paillet, Senior Vice President of RICS. The host of the day will be Glasgow-based, Italian-born architect and urbanist Riccardo Marini.


09:20 - 09:50

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 climate change report. Diana Ürge-Vorsatz serves as Vice-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 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)

09:50 - 10:10

Data quality – The secret ingredient in real estate investing

Securing accurate, meaningful and timely data for real estate investment deals remains a challenge even today in the age of PropTech, Big Data and the Cloud. A few hands-on tips and observations from an industry veteran.


10:10 - 10:50

Investing in the future – What does ESG mean for Europe’s top investors?

Today, every discussion about a future-proof investment strategy starts with these three letters. Business leaders from diverse backgrounds will discuss what ESG means for them and how they are implanting its criteria in their decision-making process.

Chair: Kevin Turpin, Regional Director of Capital Markets for Central and Eastern Europe, Colliers

Conversation participants:


11:20-12:40 – SECTION 2

11:20 - 12:00

Looking beyond green certificates – Responsible development strategies

Green certificates are becoming the norm in CEE but words like 'excellent' or 'platinum' don't provide enough information about a building's overall environmental impact. Developers, architects and advisors will discuss how we can design, build and operate real estate in a truly sustainable way.

Chair: Oana Stamatin, ESG Chief Officer | CEE & Romania, Colliers

Conversation participants:

12:00 - 12:40

Who’s paying the bill for unused office space? – Sustainable workplace strategies

What does the future hold for offices? This is a question everybody has an answer to. A diverse group of experts will discuss the key drivers of workplace strategies for the future with ESG principles in mind.

Chair: Tamás Polster MRICS, Head of Consulting - Cont. Europe, Middle E., Africa (London), DTZ

Conversation participants:

12:40-13:40 – NETWORKING LUNCH

13:40-14:40 – SECTION 3

13:40 - 14:00

The destruction of Ukrainian cities and their rebirth as people-centred, liveable places that celebrate freedom and democracy

Riccardo believes that people have to be central to the process of creating our future settlements and in our endeavours to rethink our existing ones. As an architect who would define himself as a modernist, he is acutely aware of the destructive nature of architecture, which does not know where it belongs and who it is there to serve. Over the years he has observed the inability of professionals to actually listen and learn from past mistakes and this drives him to ensure that there is proper meaningful engagement and that people come first.


14:00 - 14:40

Ukraine as a future case of building back better - Organised in partnership with Invest in Projects

Experienced real estate professionals will discuss the future of Ukraine as a successful case of rebuilding around the principles of ESG. They will share a unique experience of refocusing the work for the sake of the country and social aspects to motivate the international business community to look at the situation in Ukraine from a different angle and think about opportunities to work on prospects together, sharing the same values.

Chair: Riccardo Marini, Founder, Marini Urbanismo

Conversation participants:

14:40-15:30 – NETWORKING & CLOSING

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