Date: 29th March 2017 Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest
09:15 - 09:30
Csanád Csürös, CEO, Property Forum
09:30 - 09:50
Economic outlook for Romania and SEE – A view from London
Macroeconomic overview of the Romanian economy and the Southeast European region. Global and European outlook: our world after Brexit and Trump, and how these challenges will impact the real estate business.
Dan Bucsa PhD, Chief CEE Economist, Unicredit Bank AG in London
09:50 - 10:30
International investors’ roundtable
Discussion topics: CEE and SEE investment outloook for 2017. Potential impacts of Brexit and of de-globalisation trends on the European/SEE/CEE property markets. Low interest rates, relatively easy bank financing: but for how long? New source of capital for Romania and Bulgaria in 2017.
Chair: Mihai Dudoiu, Partner, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii
10:30 - 11:10
Panel discussion: Senior developers, investors
Discussion topics: Outlook for Romania in 2017. How has logistics become one of the sexiest sub-markets? Secondary cities on the rise: opportunities in Cluj, Iasi, Timisoara. Regulation issues in Romania. Local investment/development strategies: exit opportunities, holding strategies, etc.
Chair: Robert Neale FRICS, CEO, Portland Trust
11:10 - 11:30
Coffee and snacks – Networking
RICS Photo Session - All RICS members are welcome to join
11:30 - 12:10
Panel discussion: Opportunities on the housing market
Discussion topics: New developments. Price expectations. The past and the future of Prima Casa. Opportunities in secondary cities.
Chair: Ionut Oprea, Brand Manager, Transilvania Business
12:10 - 12:50
Panel discussion: Office market insights
Discussion topics: Who will be the new office tenants in Bucharest in the future: Shared service centeres, local SMEs, etc? Trends impacting the office market: new needs of Generation Y and Z employees, Outlook for the Bucharest office market: rents, vacancy, new pipeline of office space, etc. Office market and new developments in major secondary cities.
Chair: Ilinca Paun, Managing Partner Romania, Colliers International
12:50 - 13:50
Lunch – Networking
13:50 - 14:20
14:20 - 14:45
Designing for wellbeing – the next office market trend
Changing occupier needs is going beyond traditional project targets such as budget, programme delivery, re-stack and ‘green’ offices. Interior design can be an effective tool in attracting and retaining a talented workforce as well as contributing to sustainable business growth. Elina's talk will highlight the power of good design in office environments, touching upon:
Elina Grigoriou, Chair of the RICS SKA Rating Technical Committee, Grigoriou Interiors
14:45 - 15:30
Panel discussion: Retail trends, new developments, repositioning experiences
Discussion topics: The future of retail – Trends in the US and the UK and how they will be translated into Romania and other CEE/SEE countries. The Impact of e-commerce and the trends in changing customer behavior. New developments in Romania. Successful cases of refurbishment and respositioning
Chair: Silviana Petre Badea, Managing Director, JLL Romania
15:30 - 16:00
Closing remarks and coffee break
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