Conference programme

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

Moderator: Marek Wielgo, Editor in Chief,

  • Łukasz Bernatowicz, ekspert prawny Business Centre Club, partner Kancelarii Prawnej BKM
  • Andrzej Kensbok, Vice President, Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.
  • Anna Kicińska, Partner, MRICS, CCIM Lider Grupy Nieruchomości dla regionu CSE w EY
  • Marek Kruchlik, Investment Director, BGK Nieruchomości
  • Jerzy Ptaszyński, Research and Analysis Director
  • Bartosz Turek, analityk, Open Finance

  • 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

  • Adrian Apanel, MM Prime TFI
  • Kirsten Felden, Senior Investment Manager CEE, Union Investment Real Estate
  • Marcin Mędrzecki, Associate Director, CEE Investment Services, Colliers International
  • Hanna Milczarek, Investment Director, Axi Immo
  • John Palmer, FRICS SIOR, Director Industrial Investments & Valuations CEE, BNP Paribas Real Estate
  • Michael Wurzinger, Member of the Board / COO, UBM Development AG, Vienna
  • Bogdan Zasada, Managing Director, Branch Office Poland, STRABAG Real Estate

  • 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

Moderator: Jacek Kolibski, CEO, European Real Estate Institute

  • Rafał Baniak, Vice President, Pracodawcy RP
  • Juliusz Bolek, Chairman of the Board or Directors, Institute of Business
  • Timur Bondaryev, Managing Partner, Arzinger
  • dr Andrzej Dmowski, Managing Partner, Russel Bedford Poland
  • Mariusz Kawczyński, Solicitor and Tax Advisor, Managing Partner, member of the National Examination Authority for Tax Advisors
  • Sergii Krasulenko, Chairman of the Board, Growth Business Management
  • dr Taras Nakonecznyj, Ready Invest

  • 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, President, Poland Asia Research Center (CSPA)

  • Marek Dzikowicz, CEO & Founder, MD PROPERTIES
  • Bartosz Komasa, Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of China
  • Radosław Pyffel, Alternate Director, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Adrian Zwoliński, Expert Poland Asia Association, Expert Business Centre Club
  • Marek Wejtko, Head, Asia and Pacific Unit, Ministry of Economic Development
  • Liu Yixu, Regional Manager, China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC)

  • 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
DEBATE: Hotel properties in Poland

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

  • Hubert Drabik, CEO, yieldPlanet S.A.
  • Izabela Kuszner, ACCA Director, Pekao S.A.
  • Bartłomiej Kordeczka, Partner, Dentons
  • Marek Kuryłowicz, Chairman, Kuryłowicz & Associates
  • Miguel Martins, Development Director Poland, InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Magdalena Sekutowska, Development Director – Eastern Europe, Hilton Worldwide
  • Janusz Mitulski, Director Central & Eastern Europe, Marriott International Inc.
  • Tomasz Ożdziński, Executive Director, EY
  • Andrzej Rogiński, Dyrektor Operacyjny/Prokurent, PORR Polska Construction S.A.
  • Astrid Schafleitner, Motel One Development GmbH, Director Development Germany South, Austria and CEE
  • Valerie Schuermans, Director Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group
  • Ulrich Widmer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, VP Development Europe

  • 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

moderator: Dorota Kaczyńska, Journalist, Puls Biznesu, The City


  • Ivana Bílková, Director, Czech Tourism Foreign Office
  • Krzysztof Brzeski, Owner of the Ski Resort Wierchomla
  • Bartosz Haczkiewicz, Black Mountain Resort
  • Marlena Kosiura, portal
  • Július Vinter, Country Manager, Poland, Tatry Mountain Resorts

  • 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: New investment trends in Poland - apartments for rent, REITs

Moderator: Małgorzata Dankowska, Partner, Tax Advisor, TPA Poland

  • Apartments for rent, student housing, senior housing – as an alternative of commercial real estate for funds?
  • Will REITs allow Polish investors to increase their, previously insignificant, share in the commercial real estate market?
  • Will REITs change the face of the Polish real estate market, or will they serve merely as an addition to previous trends?
Best practices – how to find and keep an investor?
  • Łukasz Goś, Director, Department of Strategy and Investor Services, City of Lublin
  • Artur Habza, Director, Department of Economy and Foreign Cooperation, The Marshal's Office of the Lubelskie Voivodship in Lublin 
  • Krzysztof Kołtyś, Mayor of Janów Lubelski
  • Dariusz Szustek, Mayor of Łuków
  • Dariusz Wróbel, Mayor of Opole Lubelskie
  • Robert Zaręba, Director, Investor Assistance Center, City of Włocławek

  • Promotion of land and investment service. Economic promotion. Attracting and providing services to investments and investors - presentation of best practices.  
  • Offer of cities and regions. Factors that influence investment attractiveness.  
  • How to attract an investor? The role of municipality/commune, region, and central institutions. Prospects, challenges, cooperation.  
  • Tax reliefs and exemptions from local taxes. Investments in special economic zones.  
  • The role of regions in stimulating economic development. How to use local potential?

Revitalization - an opportunity for the investor, a chance for the city

Moderator: Bartłomiej Zgorzelski, Architect, BZB Projekt

  • Marcin Orzeszyna, architect, SUD Architekt Polska
  • Adam Pustelnik, Director, Bureau of Investor Assistance and International Cooperation, City of Lodz
  • Michał M. Styś, Managing Director, OPG Property Professional
  • Challenges for developers, architects and city authorities,
  • Investor needs, architect's concept, city strategy,
  • Do developers treat regeneration as a chance or as a limitation?
  • Łódź as an example of area revitalization.
Debate: Warehouse space for industry

Moderator: Artur Olejniczak, secretary of the "Logistyka" editorial office

  • Robert Dobrzycki, Chief Executive Officer Europe, Panattoni Europe
  • Paweł Przychodzeń, CEO, Operator ARP
  • Katarzyna Pyś-Fabiańczyk, Head of Industrial & Logistics Department, BNP Paribas Real Estate Central and Eastern Europe, founder of Ladies First networking platform
  • Monika Hapter, Head of Business Development Contract Logistics, DB Schenker
  • Jarosław Prasał, Head of Project Management, Blue Projects

  • 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,
DEBATE: Smart buildings



  • 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?
DEBATE: Creation of modern urban space

Moderator: Adam Mikołajczyk, President of the Borad, Foundation Best Place – Europejski Instytut Marketingu Miejsc

  • Adam Grehl, Deputy Mayor of Wrocław
  • Bartosz Guss, Director, Department of Real Estate Management, City of Poznań
  • Tadeusz Krzakowski, Mayor of Legnica
  • Konrad Krönig, Mayor of Skarżysko-Kamienna
  • Piotr Sawicki, Office of Architecture and Spatial Planning
  • Marta Sękulska-Wrońska, Architect, Partner, WXCA
  • 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.
DEBATE: Smart Cities – challenges facing the cities in Central and Eastern Europe

Moderator: Michał Oksiński, Editor, Kompas Inwestycji

  • 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”?
Presentation of 700 hectares of greenfield area in Eastern Malopolska. Meeting with the representatives of the Tarnowskie Agglomeration. Admission free for all participants of trade fairs and conferences interested in the subject.

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