Tuesday 29th October



A real estate tour of Warsaw for international journalists, influencers, thought leaders, special guests and international participants of the CEE Summit.

Starting with a presentation by Colliers International at their office, the tour will visit key schemes (new & under construction) in Warsaw's dynamic property market, finishing at the Radisson Collection Hotel for the CEE Summit Welcome Lunch.

For more information please contact Richard Stephens at richard.stephens@poland-today.pl or +48 694 922 898.


Registration & Lunch



Richard Betts, Group Publisher, Real Asset Media
Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor, Poland Today


Keynote Presentation: Poland and CEE real estate in a global context

Where does the Polish & CEE real estate market stand on the global map? Which global trends and issues are influencing the market? Sharing key findings from the recent World Built Environment Forum in New York, and taking from RICS's own reports, the RICS Global Chief Executive will put the Polish & CEE real estate market in the context of global markets and trends.

Sean Tompkins, Global Chief Executive, RICS 


Keynote Presentation: global capital flows, capital trends and the influence on Poland and the CEE region

What are the key drivers in global capital flows, where is the capital heading? Which regions, which countries, which cities and which sectors? Where do Poland and the CEE sit within the global perspective, which sources are actively targeting future investment in the region and why?

Simon Mallinson, Executive Managing Director, EMEA & APAC, Real Capital Analytics (UK)


Keynote Panel: Poland and CEE the international investors' view

Get behind the headlines and access the investment committee. What drives the decision to invest in Poland & CEE? What factors are taken into account, and how are the different sectors and locations viewed from the perspective of key investors from a range of countries? Which sectors and locations are being targeted by the various funds and finance sources and what are the challenges and opportunities?

Robert Martin, Founding Partner, Europa Capital (UK)
Ingo Martin, Head of International Real Estate & Structured Finance, Deutsche Hypo (Germany)
Dorota Latkowska, Partner, REINO Capital Partners
Artur Mokrzycki, Head of Capital Markets Europe, Panattoni Europe
Piotr Mirowski,
Senior Partner, Head of Investment Services Poland, Colliers International 

Richard Betts, Group Publisher, Real Asset Media (moderator)


Speed Networking Session – meet potential business partners in your sector

In-depth, focused discussions combined with networking on latest trends and alternative sub-sectors that are having a rising influence on the real estate market. Exchange views on the key topics with industry peers and connect with new potential business partners.

(coffee & refreshments served throughout)

1. Newcomers: The Asian perspective

Chan Woo Bin, Associate Partner, JP Weber

Ki-Young Do, President, SKC

2. Accessing the market: Listed Real Estate

Małgorzata Kośińska, President, REIT-Polska Association

3. Flexible offices: over-hyped or ahead of the curve?

Jerzy Brodzikowski, Team Lead, Business Development and Partnerships Manager, HubHub

4. Resi to rent: what are the returns?

Peter Noack, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Zeitgeist Asset Management

Maximilian Mendel, Head of Residential Investment, JLL Poland 

5. Student Housing: how deep is the market?

Rainer Nonnengässer, CEO, International Campus GmbH

Tomasz Bojęć, Managing Partner, think co. 

6. Wellbeing: how much impact on employee productivity?

Ewa Stelmasiak, Founder & Owner, The Wellness Institute

7. The Hotel sector - which segments, which locations?

Marta Abratowska-Janiec, Manager, Asset Management and Development Hotels Poland, UBM Development

8. Future Trends affecting real estate

Anna Staniszewska, Knowledge Director, Real Estate, Hospitality, Construction at EY GDS

9. Proptech: progress report

Martina Tararuj, Business Development Manager Poland, Spaceflow

Anna Walkowska, co-Founder & CTO, Propergate


Presentation: Wellbeing and its growing influence on commercial real estate

Those involved in commercial real-estate recognize the importance of offering a good environmental fit for people and customers. A healthy and productive work environment can be both a strategic business advantage and way to increase the quality-of-life of all involved. Learn how to build a well-being culture that brings out the best in your people. Examine the role of leadership support, social norms, shared values, organizational policies, peer support and social climate in creating a thriving commercial real-estate business. Learn how to systematically build a well-being culture that will delight your employees and your customers.

Judd Allen, President, Wellness Culture Coaching, Vermont, USA (via video link)


Film: Future of Poland - Nation of Cities

Today’s world stands on urban areas. In this perspective, Poland is in a favourable situation as not just one city, but several, have an international profile. The largest Polish cities are the headquarters of global corporations and centres for international, sometimes global, decision making. At the same time they are places of not only technological innovations, but also of new cultural patterns, lifestyles and values.


Panel: Revitalisation projects - Generating the Return on Investment

Revitalization projects are complex and time-consuming from start to finish, and present an entirely different financial model than new-build projects. Looking at two Warsaw projects in particular, what are the key learnings from the developers / investors who have carried them out, plan to, or are currently in the process - and what do the financiers and the investors think? And how do global trends in urbanization permeate down to the projects on the ground? Real insights from senior leaders active in the region; avoiding the pitfalls and creating success.

Sean Tompkins, Global Chief Executive, RICS
Tomasz Trzósło, Managing Director Central Europe, JLL

Kinga Nowakowska, Member of the Management Board & Operations Director, Capital Park
Anna Celichowska,
Member of the Board, Virako
Herman Kok
, Head of Research, Meyer Bergman

John Banka, Managing Partner, Project Partners International, and Founder of ULI Poland (moderator)



From Warsaw and Poland’s regional cities, through mature markets like Prague, Budapest and Bucharest, to discussion about Baltics states and SEE. What are the challenges, risks, returns and the opportunities for cross-border investment? Discuss the trends influencing each market with both local and international investors in these interactive sessions.

Participants choose to take part in one of these two sessions. 

The capitals of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary have seen considerable investment from international capital and continue to be the focus for many institutional investors. What are the key drivers in each market and what is the outlook? Are all three cities attracting the human capital vital for success in the coming years? Which sectors are likely to outperform? What is the outlook for office, retail, logistics, residential, hotels and leisure? Are development or redevelopment opportunities the most attractive – where and how to invest? How to access the market, risks, challenges and solutions.

Regional cities in Poland are gaining strength with investment increasing significantly. At the same time, investors are looking beyond Warsaw, Prague and Budapest to Bucharest, Sofia, Bratislava and other capital cities in the region. What is driving capital into the regional cities of Poland? How does each market compare and what is the outlook? Which cities in the CEE region offer the best opportunities for international and cross-border capital? Will capital continue to flow into these markets? How does international capital view the opportunities? What are the key trends across the region and which sectors are likely to outperform? What is the outlook for office, retail, logistics, residential, hotels and leisure, student housing? Is development the main way to access these markets – where and how to invest? How to access these varied market opportunities, risks, challenges partnerships and solutions.

Peter Noack, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Zeitgeist Asset Management
Robert Martin
, Founding Partner, Europa Capital (UK)
Simon Mallinson, Executive Managing Director, EMEA & APAC, Real Capital Analytics (UK)
Ingo Martin, Head of International Real Estate & Structured Finance, Deutsche Hypo (Germany)
Phil Williams, Executive Vice President, Building & Human Performance, Delos (California, USA)
Sean Tompkins, Global Chief Executive, RICS 
Marcin Juszczyk, Board Member, CIO & CFO, Capital Park
Natalie Breen, Global Real Estate Legal Leader, Head of Asia Real Estate Desk, PwC (UK)
Martin Erbe, Head of International Real Estate Finance Continental Europe, Helaba
Georg Blaschke, Origination Poland, Helaba
Piotr Kaszyński, Managing Partner, CRESA Polska
Tomasz Kozłowski, Finance Manager, TriGranit
Yaron Shoma, Head of Commercial Department, OKAM Capital
Charles Taylor, Executive Partner, Head of Poland, Cushman & Wakefield Polska
Tomasz Marsz, Corporate Clients Director, AXI IMMO
Michał Kornacki,
Manager of the Investor Service Department, Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency
Mateusz Sipa,
Vice Director, Business Development and International Relations Bureau, City of Lodz Office


Networking Cocktail 



Honouring the legendary heroes & breathtaking achievements of Poland’s mountaineering tradition.

Keynote speech: Krzysztof Wielicki, Mountaineer who, amongst numerous other achievements, led the first winter ascent of Mount Everest in 1980.

Introduction by Marcin Juszczyk, Board Member, CIO & CFO, Capital Park

Discussion and Q&A with Krzysztof Wielicki and friends, led by Marcin Juszczyk,a lifelong mountaineering enthusiast, featuring Kasia Biernacka, extreme outdoors photographer and an organizer of the famous Ladek Mountain Festival, and Wojciech Grzesiok, active mountain climber.

Wednesday 30th October



Registration & Networking Coffee


Presentation: Assessing the new political landscape in Poland

What do the results of the national elections that have just taken place mean for business in general and international investors in particular? What could be the short, medium and long-term effects? What will be the influence on the international business, finance and investment sectors? And what do the results specifically mean for the real estate markets and your business?

Marek Matraszek, Chairman, CEC Government Relations


Q&A with the Deputy Minister of Finance: Poland’s Economic & Business Future

Poland’s economic performance goes from strength to strength, but how does the government view the country’s economic performance and perspectives going forward? What are its aims and priorities? As the largest economy in Central & Eastern Europe, how does Poland view its role in the region and how will this influence real estate markets?

Tadeusz Kościński, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance


Panel Discussion: The CEE Market – Unlocking the Opportunities

Leading figures from the international market share insights on the opportunities, challenges, and strategies for success for both international and pan-regional investors in the CEE & SEE markets. How best to access the market, make key partnerships and work with local and national governments to create successful projects or investments. Unlock the opportunities and the value.

Peter Noack, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Zeitgeist Asset Management
Samuel Vetrak, CEO, Bonard (Austria) 
Justyna Kędzierska-Klukowska, Head of Warsaw Office, Berlin Hyp
Leszek Sikora, Managing Director Poland, ECE Projektmanagement

Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor, Poland Today (moderator)


Presentation: Why Coventry University chose Wrocław for its Branch Campus

Coventry University is opening a branch campus in the city of Wrocław. What is the aim of setting up this campus, and why did they choose Wrocław?

John Dishman, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Coventry University (UK)


Networking Coffee


Breakout Session 2: SECTORS - Seeking out performance

(Participants choose to take part in one of these sessions)

Participants: representatives from all ‘urban’ sectors: office, retail, residential, hotels, leisure, public spaces Cities are having to adapt to changing demands from citizens and businesses, as well as satisfy new lifestyle preferences which favour mix, choice, proximity and opportunity. And fast-growing cities have learnt that density doesn’t work so well if introduced for single use purposes. Are CEE cities - especially capitals - ready to utilize this new approach for their advantage to create life-sized cities attractive for residents and newcomers alike? Topics: Examples of mixed-used schemes in CEE that are appreciated both by the citizens and the investors that stand behind the projects The future of key single-use districts in CEE (like Mordor in Warsaw) A new approach to retail in cities (including high street) Building cooperation between different types of developers and operators - a new approach to investment?

The value of e-exports from Poland could rise from the current c. PLN 27 billion to PLN 110 billion in the future, according to a report by PwC for the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology. At present only 4% of Polish firms sell products and services online to other countries, against an EU average of 7%. The Poland figure could rise to 16% if barriers to the export of digital goods and services are lifted. Can e-export be the next market driver for warehouses developers? Are the global logistics trends - especially the appetite of Poland and CEE countries to engage more in two-way trade between Europe and Asia - something that local warehouse and logistics players take into account in their development strategies? What are other new forces will come into play for the warehouse sector? These topics and more will be discussed during this breakout session, including: 2019 in a snapshot: the biggest transactions, the newcomers, rents, investment market What is the profile of today's warehouse tenants and how will they look in the future? Poland’s market is closely tied to Germany. How will the upcoming downfall in the EU - and Germany in particular - affect the Poland and CEE markets? City logistics: how big is the demand in CEE?

What are the most responsible forms of long-term investment in the Polish market which give the best long-term yields. How can Polish capital be more readily incorporated, and what position and importance does the stock exchange play? What is the latest on REITs in Poland, especially after the recent election?

Kazimierz Kirejczyk, Vice President of the Board, JLL Poland
Dorota Wysokinska-Kuzdra, Senior Partner, Head of Corporate Finance CEE, Colliers International
Iain Leyden, Senior Manager, CMT
Renata Osiecka, Managing Partner, AXI IMMO
Małgorzata Kośińska
, President, REIT-Polska Association
Maciej Żukowski, Director, Ministry of Finance, and President of the Supervisory Board, PFR Nieruchomości
Natalie Breen, Global Real Estate Legal Leader, Head of Asia Real Estate Desk, PwC (UK)
Carsten Loll, Partner, Linklaters (Germany)
Francesco Coviello MRICS, Head of Acquisitions, Italy, Spain & Central Europe, LaSalle Investment Management (Germany)
Samuel Vetrak, CEO, Bonard (Austria)
Justyna Kędzierska-Klukowska, Head of Warsaw Office, Berlin Hyp
Paul Kuśmierz
, Founder, Master Management Group (MMG)
Agnieszka Jachowicz
, Member of the Board, PINK
Kasia Steiner
, Finance Director, Central Europe, SEGRO, Member of the Board, PINK


Panel Discussion: INTERNATIONAL & ASIAN INVESTMENT - what are the dynamics behind the new wave of international capital?

Asian capital has burst on to the CEE real estate landscape recently, making a significant impact, particularly on the warehouse and logistics sector. Is this only the beginning? Will the flow of capital continue to grow and spread across the region? With many Asian and international capital sources targeting the region, what are the different perspectives, drivers for investment and aims of new and established investors?

Natalie Breen, Global Real Estate Legal Leader, Head of Asia Real Estate Desk, PwC (UK)
Chan Woo Bin, Associate Partner, JP Weber
Carsten Loll
, Partner, Linklaters (Germany)
Adrian Karczewicz
, Head of Divestments CEE, Skanska Commercial Development Europe
Junsik Yoon
, President, Yoon Group

Richard Betts, Group Publisher, Real Asset Media (moderator)


Panel: Responsible real estate investment in Poland

What are the most responsible forms of long-term investment in the Polish market which give the best long-term yields. How can Polish capital be more readily incorporated, and what position and importance does the stock exchange play.

Małgorzata Kosińska, President, REIT-Polska Association
Maciej Żukowski
, Director of the Income Taxes Department, Ministry of Finance
Dorota Latkowska,
Partner, REINO Capital Partners
Tobias Steinmann
, Director Public Affairs, EPRA
Karolina Sulma
, Head of Legal Department, Skanska Property Poland 


Closing Remarks

Richard Betts, Group Publisher, Real Asset Media

Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor, Poland Today


Networking Lunch & Close of Conference