Conference programme

11.00 - 11.30
Fair Opening Ceremony
12.00 - 13.00
DEBATE: European economy and its meaning for the real estate market

Speakers:
  • Łukasz Bernatowicz, ekspert prawny Business Centre Club, partner Kancelarii Prawnej BKM
  • Bartosz Turek, analityk Open Finance
  • Jacek Furga, prezes zarządu AMRON
  • Anna Kicińska, Partner, MRICS, CCIM Lider Grupy Nieruchomości dla regionu CSE w EY

  • Challenges facing the European economy,
  • Factors influencing the real estate market,
  • Uncertainty in the market,
  • Impact of BREXIT on the Polish office market,
  • Competitiveness of European markets,
  • Forecasts for Poland.



13.15 - 14.15
DEBATE: Investment attractiveness of Central and Eastern Europe

Moderator: Andreas Schiller, Journalist: Real Estate, City and Regional Development, Schiller Publishing House

Speakers:
  • Mateusz Skubiszewski, dyrektor w Dziale Rynków Kapitałowych, BNP Paribas Real Estate
  • Hanna Milczarek, Investment Director, Axi Immo
  • Matthias Brodeßer, Head of Transaction Management International, Warburg-HIH
  • Markus Wolf, Managing Partner, Axxus Capital

  • Perception of CEE countries,
  • Demand on real estate on the part of investment funds,
  • Attractiveness of real properties in Poland and CEE countries,
  • Transactions in the real estate market,
  • Most attractive cities to invest in.
14.30 - 15.30
DEBATE: Poland - Ukraine - Investments in the neighborhood

Speakers:
  • Mariusz Kawczyński, Radca prawny i Doradca podatkowy, członek Państwowej Komisji Egzaminacyjnej do Spraw Doradztwa Podatkowego
  • Sergii Krasulenko, Chair of the Board, Growth Business Management
  • dr Andrzej Dmowski, Managing Partner, Russel Bedford


  • Economic situation of Ukraine,
  • Activity of Polish entities in the Ukrainian market,
  • Directions of Polish-Ukrainian cooperation,
  • Is Ukrainian capital visible in the Polish investment market?
11.30 - 12.10
DEBATE: Chinese investments in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe

Moderator: Patrycja Pendrakowska, Sociologist and Sinologist, Project Coordinator, Poland Asia Association

Speakers:
  • Marek Dzikowicz, CEO & Founder, MD PROPERTIES
  • Adrian Zwoliński, Expert Poland Asia Association, Expert Business Centre Club

  • What are the benefits of building the new Silk Road,
  • Types of deals – company acquisition, share deal, asset deal,
  • Expectations of Chinese investors regarding the object of investment, legal regulations and procedures,
  • Obstacles and limitations in establishing business relations between Poland and China.
27 APRIL 2017 - SALA A
10.00-11.30
DEBATE: Hotel properties in Poland

moderator: Alex Kloszewski, MRICS, Managing Partner, Hotel Profesionals, Hotel Professionals Management Group

Speakers:
  • Magdalena Sekutowska, Development Director – Eastern Europe, Hilton Worldwide
  • Miguel Martins, Development Director Poland, InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Valerie Schuermans, Director Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group
  • Janusz Mitulski, Director Central & Eastern Europe, Marriott International Inc.
  • Astrid Schafleitner, Motel One Development GmbH, Director Development Germany South, Austria and CEE
  • Takuya Aoyama, Vice President Acquisitions & Development, Hyatt International (Europe Africa Middle East) LLC
  • Ulrich Widmer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, VP Development Europe
  • Bartosz Kordeczka, Dentons
  • Andrzej Rogiński, Dyrektor Operacyjny/Prokurent, PORR Polska Construction S.A.
  • Tomasz Ożdziński, Executive Director, EY
  • Hubert Drabik, CEO, yieldPlanet S.A.

  • Forecasts for hotel developments for the coming 5 years,
  • Future of the hospitality segment in Poland,
  • Impact of BPO investments on the hotel market,
  • Why are some cities in Poland unattractive?
  • Can REIT funds accelerate the development of the hotel market?
  • What brands are attractive for the new generation of customers,
  • Financing hotel projects.
11.45 - 12.45
DEBATE: Sports infrastructure in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia

Speakers:

  • Krzysztof Brzeski, właściciel ośrodka narciarskiego Wierchomla
  • Július Vinter, Country Manager na Polskę, TMR (Szczyrk, Tatrzańska Łomnica, Chopok, Szpindlerowy Młyn)
  • Marlena Kosiura, portal Inwestycjewkurortach.pl
  • Ivana Bílková, Director, Czech Tourism Foreign Office
  • Limitations in development of ski resorts in areas covered by Natura 2000 programme,
  • How can investments in skiing infrastructure revive local markets,
  • Is it easier to develop skiing infrastructure projects in Slovakia or Czech Republic?




13.00 - 14.00
DEBATE: Investments in the form of REITs

Moderator: Małgorzata Dankowska, Partner, Tax Advisor, TPA Poland
  • How will REIT funds change the face of the Polish real estate market; will they serve only as an addition to current trends?
  • Will REITs allow Polish investors to increase their currently slight share in the commercial real estate market?
  • Will the Polish real estate market have an increasing importance in the investment sector?

14.30-15.30
Debate: Industrial space

  • Robert Dobrzycki, Chief Executive Officer Europe, Panattoni Europe
  • Markus Wolf, Managing Partner, Axxus Capital


  • Interest of manufacturers in industrial space
  • Advantages of leasing industrial space,
  • Expectations towards leased space, 
  • Limitations related to the labour market, infrastructure and location,
  • Advantages of moving production to Poland,
  • Competitiveness of Special Economic Zones,
  • Most attractive locations for manufacturing,
 
10.00-11.00
DEBATE: Smart buildings

Moderator:
  • Dariusz Stasik, President of the Management Board, W.P.I.P.
  • The commercial real estate sector is keen to use modern technologies and innovations: Developers construct increasingly advanced intelligent office buildings, which can be managed e.g. via smartphone applications. The developing e-commerce market, on the other hand, affects not only the fit-out and marketing communication of regular shopping centres, but also of warehouses.
  • Buildings of the future: what changes can we expect in the design of commercial assets?
  • What technologies have become invaluable in office buildings, shopping centres or warehouse facilities?
11.45-12.45
DEBATE: Creation of modern urban space

Moderator:
President of the Borad, Foundation Best Place – Europejski Instytut Marketingu Miejsc
  • Demographic forecasts of cities and consequences for the real estate market,
  • City spatial planning - optimal city size, pace of development, costs of territorial development,
  • Creation of new urban tissue with the participation of private investors
  • Revitalization of existing urban spaces and buildings,
  • Determinants of the attractiveness of the city,
  • Competing cities in Poland and abroad.
13.00-14.00
DEBATE: Smart Cities – challenges facing the cities in Central and Eastern Europe  
  • Wojciech Życzyński - Dyrektor Sprzedaży do Sektora Publicznego, Microsoft
  • Wojciech Przybylski, prezes zarządu, Krakowski Park Technologiczny
  • Nowadays, practically every element of life is subject to automation and digitalisation; hence the idea of smart cities which are to serve their residents. It gives them access to an ever improving quality of public services, which is possible owing to modern technologies and efficient management.
  • How can technology be used in modern cities?
  • How does the “smart city” concept develop in Polish cities?
  • What are the greatest challenges for Polish cities and municipalities pursuing the idea of a “smart city”?
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