Tuesday 29th October

CONFERENCE DAY 1

12.00

Registration & Lunch

13.00 

Welcome

Richard Betts, Head of Events & PropertyTV at PropertyEU
Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor, Poland Today

13.15

Keynote Presentation: Assessing the new political landscape in Poland

With national government elections in Poland in October 2019, benefit from an early assessment of what the results mean for Poland’s future, and the influence on the international business, finance and investment sectors? What do the results mean for the real estate markets and your business?

13.45

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

Where does the CEE real estate market stand on the global map? Which global trends and issues will be influencing the markets in the CEE region? What are the key drivers in global capital flows, which sources are actively targeting future investment in the CEE and why?

14.15

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?

15.00

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
2. No longer the newcomer: The South African perspective
3. Accessing the market: Listed Real Estate
4. Flexible offices: over-hyped or ahead of the curve?
5. Resi to rent: what are the returns?
6. Student Housing: how deep is the market?
7. Senior Housing: is this the next trend?
8. Healthcare real estate: prospects & opportunities?
9. Wellbeing: how much impact on employee productivity?
10. China’s Belt & Road Initiative: what has changed one year on?

16.15

Presentation: Presentation: Wellbeing and its growing influence on commercial real estate

Productivity and employee engagement have always been fundamental to a company’s performance and results, and the working environment is increasingly seen as a major driver in this regard. What are the trends and latest developments in this key area of design and implementation in the commercial real estate sector? How to keep ahead of the curve and future-proof investment and new development.

16.35

Film: Revitalizing CEE! Profiling leading schemes in the region

As prime land plots become scarcer, and local government places ever more value on local heritage, developers and investors are increasingly turning to brownfield and industrial sites to realize their ambitions. With a significant number of major urban revitalization projects planned or in process in the CEE, get an in-depth briefing and insight on leading projects across the region. 

16:45

Panel: Revitalisation projects - do the returns stack up?

Revitalization projects are complex and time-consuming from start to finish, and present an entirely different financial model than new-build projects. Analysing key projects across the region, what are the key learnings from the developers and investors who have carried them out, plan to, or are currently in the process - and what do the financers and the investors think? Real insights from senior leaders active in the region; avoiding the pitfalls and creating success.

17.30 

Breakout Session: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

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)

1. Poland
2. CEE

18.30

Networking Cocktail 

19.30

Celebration Dinner: REACHING THE SUMMIT Gala Dinner

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

Create and build on relationships with the legendary celebration dinner attended by participants, speakers and key figures in the Polish & CEE markets.

Wednesday 30th October

CONFERENCE DAY 2

09.00

Registration & Networking Breakfast

09.30

Keynote Speech: Poland’s Economic & Business Future, and the wider CEE Region

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?

Polish Government Minister

10.10

Panel Discussion: The CEE Market – Unlocking the Opportunities

Leading figures from both government and international investment 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.

11.00

Networking Coffee

11.30

Breakout Session 2: SECTORS - Seeking out performance

Residential, retail, warehouse and hotels are seeing significant growth alongside an increased focus on alternatives sectors - each sector has its own dynamics and creates its own development and investment opportunities. Pick up on the new global trends influencing these sectors and discuss the strategies to boost performance and returns in these interactive sessions.

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

1. Retail, Warehouse & Logistics
2. Hotels, Leisure & Hospitality
3. Living: Residential, Student, Senior & Co-Living

12.15

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?

13.00

Keynote: Putting Capital to Work – Private Equity & the CEE

Fireside chat and masterclass with leading private equity capital active in the region. After 10 years investing in the region, what are the strategies that have created success.

13.25

Closing Remarks

Richard Betts, Group Publisher, Real Asset Media

Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor, Poland Today

13.30

Networking Lunch & Close of Conference