Poland Today at MIPIM 2018

Tuesday 13 March

16.00 – 17.00


At a time of great political, economic and societal changes, what are the main issues facing Central & Eastern Europe? How is the region meeting the challenges of the modern world, such as the tug of war between globalization and insularism, the hunt for talent and the lack of skilled labour? How much potential is there in initiatives such as One Belt One Road? And we pose the question: while much of the world polarizes, can CEE pull together and cooperate more closely?

  • Jacek Jaśkowiak, Mayor of Poznań
  • Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kiev
  • Robert Dobrzycki, CEO Europe, Panattoni Europe
  • Olga Melihov, Country Head, BNP Paribas Real Estate Romania
  • Andrew Wrobel, Head of Content Strategy and Publishing, Emerging Europe (moderator)
17.00 – 17.30

THE CEE COCKTAIL PARTY – Networking for professionals active in the CEE region

Hosted by Montenegro.

Guest of Honour:

Pavle Radulović, Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism, The Government of Montenegro

Wednesday 14 March

10.30 – 11.30


The generation of Poles entering the workforce is unencumbered by complexes of the past and is demanding its place in the country’s ‘Industry 4.0’ economic future. Well-travelled global citizens, they view the world as theirs for the taking. Unlike their parents & grandparents, they feel the equals – even the betters – of their peers in the west. Confident, ambitious, proud – and disruptive – can their potential be channeled so that the next stage of Poland’s ongoing economic transformation will be the greatest yet?

  • Tadeusz Kościński, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Enterprise and Technology
  • Tomasz Rudolf, Co-Founder & CEO, The Heart
  • Adam Pustelnik, Director of Investor Service and International Cooperation Bureau, City of Lodz
  • Otis Spencer MRICS, President, Peakside Polonia Management
  • Courtney Fingar, Editor in Chief, fDi Magazine (part of the FT group) (moderator)
12.00 – 13.00


Real estate is a fast-changing industry but the ultimate aim remains the same – attracting the best tenants who, in turn, must entice the best talent. 2017 marked a turning point as more and more companies in Real Estate market understood how to harness disruptive technologies. Have you? Learn how your company can benefit from the Industry 4.0 tsunami rolling over the market. Understand how digital transformation will help you optimize your internal processes, attract best tenants and build new revenue streams – and hear from the company building Europe’s most advanced office building. Catch up on the latest global trends in Proptech and improve your company’s tech strategy right away. 

  • Bartosz Dobrowolski, Founder, Proptech Poland
  • Tomasz Trzósło, Managing Director, JLL Poland
  • Aaron Block, Co-Founder & Managing Director, MetaProp NYC
  • Erik Fossum Faerevaag, CEO, Disruptive Technologies
  • Sascha M. Donner, LL.M, Co-Founder and Head of Product, EVANA
  • Julia Arlt, Innovation Real Estate Director, PwC Europe, and StartUp Mentor, MetaProp NYC (moderator)
13.00 – 13.30


Hosted by SIOR

SIOR, The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, is a leading global professional commercial and industrial real estate association. With more than 3,200 members in 685 cities and 36 countries, SIOR represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. The SIOR European Regional Council is hosting its second SIOR International European Conference in Warsaw, June 27 – 29, 2018.


Del C. Markward, President/CEO/Broker at Markward Group and President of SIOR

Renata Osiecka, Managing Partner at AXI IMMO Group and President of SIOR European Chapter

The following session is the official City of Warsaw panel, which is not part of the official Poland Today programme, but is a key part of the Poland content at MIPIM. The panel is moderated by Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor of Poland Today, and the session will start with the premier of Poland Today’s film ‘The Future of Warsaw’.

14:30 – 15:30


With its vast opportunities and a dynamic investment market, Warsaw draws both international players and talented architects. The city reclaims its post-industrial areas: former ports, mills, river banks and railway stations, to create a truly dense quality. Sustainability, innovations and global trends in urban planning are crucial for the city. Come and see Warsaw as the capital of multiple poCEEbilities.

  • Marlena Happach, Director of the Architecture and Spatial Planning Department, The City of Warsaw
  • Marcin Mostafa, Chairman of the Board, WWAA
  • Thomas Pucher, Founder, Atelier Thomas Pucher
  • Aleksandra Wasilkowska, Founder, Pracownia Architektoniczna Aleksandra Wasilkowska
  • Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor, Poland Today (moderator)

The panel is followed by the City of Warsaw Cocktail Party on the Warsaw stand R8.D1 at 16.30 – all are welcome

Event Partners

Future of Warsaw Film Partners and Projects

Key speakers

  • Julia Arlt

  • Aaron Block

  • Bartosz Dobrowolski

  • Robert Dobrzycki

  • Courtney Fingar

  • Jacek Jaśkowiak

  • Vitali Klitschko

  • Tadeusz Kościński

  • Del C. Markward

  • Olga Melihov

  • Renata Osiecka

  • Adam Pustelnik

  • Pavle Radulović

  • Tomasz Rudolf

  • Otis Spencer

  • Tomasz Trzósło

  • Andrew Wrobel

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