by Property Forum | Report

Property Forum and RICS are organizing the seventh edition of CEE Property Forum this September. Just like in previous years, leading decision-makers in real estate will come together in Vienna to discuss the future of the industry. CEOs, influential investors, bankers, developers, fast-growing proptech start-up founders, architects and valuers will analyse the potential of the CEE property market from a global perspective, providing an excellent networking opportunity.


The two-day (18 & 19 September) agenda of CEE Property Forum will cover a wide range of topics. The first day will be fully dedicated to the digitalization of the property industry. Keynote speaker and global proptech guru James Dearsley will present how technology is completely transforming the property business, a group of influential investors will discuss digitalization strategies at a European level and a number of innovative companies will show how you can achieve international success starting out in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

The professional programme of the first day will be followed by an informal pre-conference party. This exclusive event at Erste Group’s Vienna HQ will provide a unique networking opportunity with amazing foods and drinks.

The second day of the conference will kick off with a serious topic that will profoundly impact the property business during the next decades. RICS’s Global Head of Sustainability, Ursula Hartenberger will provide an overview of the potential effects of climate change on the built environment.

The morning of the second day will focus on the big picture with presentations and panel discussions dedicated to the CEE property investment market. A number of high-profile investors, bankers and advisors will take the stage to share their expectations for the coming year.

After lunch, individual sections will be dedicated to all asset classes. Regional and European experts will take a deeper look at how owners and managers of office, retail and logistics assets will be affected by new technologies and rapidly changing user expectations. A special session will be dedicated to two emerging asset classes, hotel and student housing, that have attracted significant investor interest in the recent period.

The final section of the day will look at CEE & SEE markets individually. Diverse groups of panellists will analyse the potential of the Romanian, Hungarian, Czech and Slovak markets with a special session dedicated to emerging countries in Southeastern Europe.