CEE Summit 2017 – Program

Investing in New Europe – cities, sectors, development and capital markets

28th – 29th June, Sofitel Warsaw Victoria Hotel
28th June, Evening Cocktail in the Courtyard of Szucha Palace

Day 1: Wednesday 28th June

Urbanisation, Development & Investment

Registration & Networking Lunch



Richard Betts, Publisher, PropertyEU

Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor, Poland Today


Keynote: CEE in a Global context – macro economy, politics and the outlook for real estate

Professor Witold Orlowski, Chief Economic Advisor, PwC


Panel: How sustainable is the current economic growth in CEE?

His Excellency The Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Poland, Ovidiu Dranga

Professor Witold Orlowski, Chief Economic Advisor, PwC

Wawrzyniec SmoczyńskiManaging Director, Polityka Insight

  • Moderator: James Shotter, new Financial Times correspondent for Poland & CE, Financial Times

Presentation: Key Drivers of Investment in European Cities – CEE in a Global Context

Yolande Barnes, Director of World Research, Savills (London)

Building Successful Cities: Collaborate or compete? Collaborate to compete?

Country Case Study: Scottish Cities Alliance

Stuart Black, Director of Planning and Development, Scottish Cities Alliance


Coffee & Networking


Panel: Creating investment ready cities – human capital, vision and opportunity. What creates a successful city for investors?

Yolande Barnes, Director of World Research, Savills

Stuart Black, Director of Planning and Development, Scottish Cities Alliance

Tomasz Potkanski, Deputy Director, The Association of Polish Cities

Dan Zakai,Co-founder and CEO, MINDSPACE

Anna Walkowska, Biz Dev & Partnerships, HUBHUB

  • Moderator: Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor, Poland Today

Panel: Investment Opportunities in CEE cities – what is the outlook for investment? What are the next big drivers for city investment?             

Tomasz TonderaSenior Partner, Griffin Real Estate

Lila Pateraki, Chief Investment Officer, Zeus Capital Management

Michal Miecinski, Counsel, Linklaters

Adrian Karczewicz, Head of Divestments CEE, Skanska Commercial Development Europe

Anna Duchnowska MRICS, Senior Director – Asset Management, Head of Polish Operations, Invesco Real Estate

  • Moderator: Richard Betts, Publisher, PropertyEU

Key Takeaways – Day 1


End of Conference Day 1


Cocktail Reception, SZUCHA Palace
The last real estate COCKTAIL PARTY before the Summer at the historic SZUCHA Palace
(corner of Szucha and Litewska streets)


End of Cocktail party

Day 2: Thursday 29th June

Capital Markets, Investment & Opportunities

Keynote: What do the investors need?         

Maurits CammeraatDirector of Professional Standards, INREV (Amsterdam)

Non-listed real estate funds are a major driver in the market. What do investors need to know in order to spend?


Presentation: Global Capital Sources – who is targeting CEE and why?

Richard Divall MRICS, Head of Cross Border Capital Markets EMEA, Colliers International (London)

The CEE in Sectors: Market Trends and Outlook


Panel: Outperforming the market: Which sectors and locations offer the best returns in CEE?

Richard Divall MRICS, Head of Cross Border Capital Markets EMEA, Colliers International

Robert Sztemberg, Head of Berlin Hyp Warsaw Office, BERLIN HYP

Otis Spencer MRICS, President, Peakside Polonia Management

Adam Konieczny, Development Director Eastern Europe, Louvre Hotels Group

Ian Firla, Chief Operating Officer, OSTC Group

  • Moderator: Richard StephensFounder & Editor, Poland Today

Coffee Break


Panel: Sector in Focus: Logistics – The Industrial Revolution – can CEE be the driving force of European logistics?

Robert Dobrzycki, CEO Europe, Panattoni Europe

Daniel Franke, Board Member, ROHLIG SUUS Logistics

Ben Bannatyne MRICS, President, Prologis Europe

Tomasz Kasperowicz, Partner & Director of Industrial and Logistics Agency, Colliers International

Bartek Mierzwiak, MD, Central & Eastern Europe, Logicor

  • Moderator: Richard Betts, Publisher, PropertyEU

Presentation: Phoenix from the Ashes: Revitalization & Regeneration

One of Europe’s most experienced and internationally-recognized architects presents a history and review of Revitalization & Regeneration projects in Poland, CEE and around the world – rooted in his home city of Warsaw

Marek Tryzybowicz, Founding Partner, Bose Architects


Closing Keynote: The CEE real estate market from the perspective of arguably the region’s most experienced investor

Martin Sabelko, Founder, HOI International


Networking Lunch


End of Conference

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