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by Property Forum | Report

Introducing the first of its kind, RICS World Built Environment Forum – Europe is taking place at the Procuratie Vecchie in Venice on 19-20 October 2023. At this two-day forum, organised by RICS in collaboration with Generali Real Estate, over a hundred professionals from across the region are taking part, offering a unique opportunity to network, collaborate and exchange industry best practices. Property Forum is proud to be joining the event as a Media Partner and readers have the chance to secure tickets with a 10% discount using the WBEFPF code.

Sander Scheurwater, RICS Head of Public Affairs AEMEA says: “This is an excellent opportunity for our members and anyone who has an interest in the built and natural environment to get together in this beautiful location to network with people who are passionate about sustainability and future-proofing our industry, trading best practice methods as well as hearing the latest industry thinking and innovative solutions to our biggest challenges.”

The event will bring together industry thought leaders, academics and policymakers, who will engage in discussions centred around the theme, Decarbonizing the Built Environment in Europe: a sustainable approach for people, planet and profit. The discussions will provide exclusive insights on the current trends, future advances, and action plans to move towards a more sustainable, resilient, and prosperous Europe.

Key topics to be explored

  • Decarbonisation of the built environment
  • Key legislative and regulatory frameworks impacting the built environment
  • Sustainability investment practices and ESG strategies
  • Impact of ESG on valuation
  • Latest European Union sustainable finance policies
  • Circular economy in Europe
  • Climate-resilient cities and infrastructure
  • Relationship of ESG, data and tech and its role in the transformation of the urban environment
  • Sustainable placemaking in a resilient, net zero world

Featured speakers

  • Hubert Abt FRICS, CEO and CDO of New Work and workcloud24
  • Robert Adamczyk MRICS, Senior Environmental Advisor, Environment and Sustainability Department, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Benno Albrecht, Rector, Università Iuav di Venezia
  • Roger Baumann MRICS, COO, Zurich
  • Luca Bertalot, Secretary General of the EMF-ECBC
  • Sven Bienert MRICS, Director, Competence Center of Sustainable Real Estate, University of Regensburg
  • Prof. Monica Billio, Full Professor of Econometrics, University Ca' Foscari of Venice
  • Jens Böhnlein MRICS, Global Head of Asset Management and Sustainability, Commerz Real AG
  • Gloria Brocchi MRICS, Head of Sustainable Investing Management, Southern Europe Region, Generali Real Estate
  • Alessandro Costa, Director General, Venice Sustainability Foundation
  • Susanne Eickermann-Riepe FRICS, Chair of the European World Regional Board, RICS
  • Carolien Gehrels, Global Director Energy Transition, Arcadis
  • Dr Jens Hirsch, Chief Scientific Officer, BuildingMinds
  • Frank Hovorka MRICS, Board member and Chair of Sustainability Panel, RICS
  • Erik Landry, Director of Climate Change, GRESB
  • Lonneke Löwik, Chief Executive Officer, INREV
  • Aldo Mazzocco FRICS, CEO of Generali Real Estate
  • Dominique Moerenhout, CEO, EPRA
  • Michele Monterosso MRICS, Managing Director and Global Construction Lead, ING
  • Dr. Andreas Muschter FRICS, CEO DACH, EDGE Technologies
  • Aleksandra Njagulj, Managing Director, Global Head of ESG, Real Estate, DWS
  • Philippe Parlange, Head of Client Delivery and Member of the Executive Committee, Deepki
  • Linda Zeilina-Cross, CEO, International Sustainable Finance Centre (ISFC)
  • Sander Scheurwater, Head of Public Affairs AEMEA RICS
  • Joël Scherrenberg MRICS, Chair of the RICS Dutch Advisory Board
  • Caterina Fosci, Partner, Head of infrastructures asset management and construction, PWC Italy
  • Hermes Redi, Civil hydraulic engineer & General Manager of Consorzio Venezia Nuova
  • Adam Targowski MRICS, Group Head of ESG Management, CTP
  • Massimiliano Pulice MRICS, CEO, Arcadis Italy
  • Ádám Banai, Executive Director for Monetary Policy Instruments, Financial Stability and Foreign Reserve Management, Magyar Nemzeti Bank
  • Jaap van der Bijl, CEO, Altera Vastgoed
  • Dr. Kavitha Muthu, Space Applications Engineer, European Space Agency
  • Richard Hamilton-Grey, Head of Sustainability, Real Estate, Europe, Nuveen Global
  • Laura Danzig, Head of Sustainability & Wellbeing, Southern Europe, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Sara Jane Viereck, Vice President, ESG, Europe, Prologis