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Following the EU parliamentary elections and ongoing political disruption in Europe the 2019 EPRA Conference will focus on the rise of populism and how we manage businesses in this new environment.
This edition of the RE-think Conference marks the 20th anniversary of EPRA and we hope to see as many of you in Madrid!
Due to the high number of registrations and limited seats, the registration for the main day is now closed. Should you like to be kept informed in case of potential cancellations, do not hesitate to contact the conference team to get noted on the waitlist.
Registration for the Investors' Day is still open.
Property tours in Madrid - full details of the property tours are now available here
Networking light lunch & Spanish market introduction by Max Nimmo, Research Analyst Real Estate at Kempen, followed by property tours led in parallel by
Inmobiliaria Colonial - Have a look at asset tour their photobook here
Covivio - Have a look at their asset tour photobook here
Merlin Properties - Have a look at their asset tour photobook here
VGP Parks - Have a look at their asset tour photobook here
Various EPRA Committee meetings - exclusive to EPRA members of the respective committees | for specific information, please contact your committee’s EPRA representative
EPRA Annual General Meeting
Keynote speakers - with moderator Stephanie Flanders - Senior Executive Editor at Bloomberg and Head of Bloomberg Economics
Official conference opening and welcome
Interview with Rolf Buch, EPRA Chairman and Dominique Moerenhout, EPRA CEO, moderated by Greg Clark CBE, Senior Advisor on Future Cities and New Industries
European economic outlook keynote
Stephanie Flanders, Senior Executive Editor at Bloomberg and Head of Bloomberg Economics
Yanis Varoufakis, Greek economist, academic and politician, former Greek Minister of Finance in 2015
José Manuel Barroso, Goldman Sachs representative, Former President of the European Commission, from 2004 to 2014
CEO's reponse to socio-economic disruption, moderated by Stephanie Flanders
Méka Brunel, Gecina CEO
Rolf Buch, Vonovia CEO
Helen Gordon, Grainger CEO
Pere Viñolas Serra, Colonial CEO
With moderator Greg Clark CBE - Senior Advisor on Future Cities and New Industries
Why Tech matters, session moderated by Greg Clark CBE
Antony Slumbers, PropAI Cofounder - Real Estate as a service
Matthew Richards, JLL, CEO Capital Markets, EMEA - Practical examples
Spain as an economic model for real estate recovery: the example of global cities Madrid & Barcelona - moderated by Greg Clark CBE
Ignacio de la Torre, Partner and Chief Economist at Arcano Partner
Ismael Clemente, Merlin CEO
José Luis Moreno, Economist. Economy Managing Director, Madrid City Council
David Martinez Garcia, 22@ Commitee Director, Barcelona Town Hall
Does listed real estate behave like direct real estate: updated and broader evidence
Elias Oikarinen, Associate Professor of Real Estate Economics, Aalto University
To REIT or not to REIT - moderated by Cedrik Lachance, Green Street Advisors
Karim Bohn, Patrizia AG, CFO
Steve Buller, Fidelity, Portfolio Manager
Patrick Kanters, APG Asset Management, Managing Director of Global Real Estate and Infrastructure
Stefan Krausch, MEAG, Managing Director Real Estate Portfolio Management
Jeremy Plummer, CBRE Global Investors, Global CIO
Cocktail and Dinner
Dinner with guest interview Javier Solana de Madariaga, former Spanish Affairs Minister & former Secretary-General of NATO - interviewed by Katya Adler, BBC Europe Editor
Party and live concert at Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid
co-organised by Colonial, Lar España and MERLIN Properties
Analyst: Max Nimmo, Kempen
Arima, Castellana, Lar España, Merlin Properties
Analyst: Maria Gillholm, Moody's
Cibus, Citycon, Hoivatilat, Kungsleden
Analyst: Julian Livingston-Booth, RBC Capital Markets
Aldar, Cromwell European REIT, Dream Global REIT, Grit Real Estate
Analyst: Peter Van den Tol, MN Services
alstria, Colonial, Grand City, NSI
Analyst: Ben Richford, Credit Suisse
Icade, Pandox, Tritax EuroBox, Xior Student Housing
Analyst: Cedrik Lachance, Green Street Advisors
Ascencio, DEMIRE, intu, Nepi Rockcastle
Analyst: Jan Willem Van Kranenburg, Cohen & Steers
Gecina, Instone, Kojamo, SBB Norden
Ioannis Georgiou "Yanis" Varoufakis is a Greek economist, academic and politician, who served as the Greek Minister of Finance from January to July 2015, when he resigned. Varoufakis was a Syriza member of the Hellenic Parliament for Athens B from January to September 2015.
Stephanie Hope Flanders is a British former broadcast journalist who was the BBC economics editor for five years. In November 2013 she left the BBC for a role as J.P. Morgan Asset Management's chief market strategist for Britain and Europe. She is now Senior Executive Editor at Bloomberg and Head of Bloomberg Economics.
Antony is a software development and technology strategist in commercial real estate since 1995. Currently he is consulting and working with real estate boards on Transformation, Technology and Innovation. A well known speaker in property, he is a globally recognised expert on PropTech, and #SpaceAsAService.
Javier Solana is the former Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, Secretary-General of NATO, European Union high Representative for Common Foreign and Security policy and Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union. He is now the President of ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics.
Katya is a BBC Europe Editor and has over 20 years broadcasting experience. She has conducted investigative documentaries and covered politics, breaking news and conflicts mainly across Europe and the Middle East. She had many years of experience chairing international debates, moderating and public speaking. She holds two honorary awards.
José Manuel Barroso is the former Portuguese Prime Minister and President of the European Commission from 2004 to 2014. He is now serving Goldman Sachs International as non-executive Chairman.
Matt joined JLL in 1998 after completing his Masters in Land Management. Over the last 20 years he has worked his way across every aspect of Capital Markets, before being promoted to lead the whole European Capital Market’s business in 2017. He also has oversight of JLL in the Nordics and Switzerland.