Property Technology Forum Europe 2018 - Warsaw, Poland

Date: 6th November 2018    Venue: The Heart


Section I: A new era in the world of real estate

09:00 - 09:20

Technology and its effect on the real estate profession

Tina Paillet is the Global Head of Projects and Technology at Generali Real Estate and she is also Chair of the RICS Europe Board. Her opening speech will summarise the key issues concerning the future of the real estate business.


09:20 - 09:40

PropTech: The big picture - Key trends influencing the industry

James Dearsley is a global speaker on the topic of proptech and is one of the most influential people in the business. His presentation will show how technology is completely transforming the property business.


09:40 - 10:20

Is the European property sector ready for a digital transformation? - Interdisciplinary discussion

Some companies have already invested a huge amount of capital in innovation, while for others the largest step taken towards digitisation is using Dropbox. This diverse panel will discuss strategies that can take European property companies to the next digital level.

Chair: James Dearsley, Consultant and Board Advisor, Unissu

Conversation participants:

10:20 - 11:00

Disruptions and their impact on the profitability of property investments

In the current market environment, it is difficult enough to find quality investment product but it’s even more challenging to determine how future-proof an investment is. This panel will talk about how new technologies and disruptive business models impact the long-term profitability of investments

Chair: Csanád Csürös, CEO, Property Forum

Conversation participants:

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

Section II: Changing demand – End-users write the rules

11:30 - 12:10

Should the workplace be like your home?

The concept of the ideal office space has changed tremendously in recent years. New ways of working and new technologies are giving landlords a run for their money. Our experts will talk about what makes an office space attractive in 2018 and what it will take to secure new leases and keep existing tenants happy in the years to come.

Chair: Dorota Osiecka, Director of Workplace Innovation, Colliers International

Conversation participants:

12:10 - 12:50

The shopping destination of tomorrow

The global retail landscape is shifting rapidly. Changing consumer habits are making not only retailers but developers and owners of retail property rethink their strategies. This panel will look at how retailers can react to disruptors by improving user experience.

Chair: Walter Wölfler, Senior Director, Head of Retail Austria & CEE, CBRE

Conversation participants:

12:50 - 13:50 Lunch break

SECTION III: The human factor

13:50 - 14:10

The new era of transactions - Blockchain and its application in the real estate sector

Jo Bronckers has been investigating blockchain technology since 2014 with specific focus to its applicability to real estate processes. His speech will reveal what one of the most popular buzzwords of today really means for the future of real estate transactions.


  • Jo Bronckers, Co-Founder & Vice President, Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise

14:10 - 14:50

Will robots replace valuers? - The future of valuation

The automation and digitisation of valuation (and the entire investment process) can pose a threat to valuers and agents. This expert panel will show how real estate professionals can tackle innovation in this field.

Chair: Maciej Wojcikiewicz MRICS, Senior Director Valuation Department, CBRE

Conversation participants:

14:50 - 15:30

Start-up pitches

These proptechs will have 7 minutes each to show how their product can take your business to the next level.


15:30 - 16:00 Closing & coffee break

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