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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!
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, with Yanis Varoufakis and José Manuel Barroso
Rolf Buch, Vonovia CEO
Pere Viñolas Serra, Colonial CEO
Meka Brunel, Gecina CEO
With moderator Greg Clark CBE - International Advisor on Cities
Why Tech matters, session moderated by Greg Clark CBE
Antony Slumbers, Co-founder PropAI - Real Estate as a service
Matt Richards, CEO Capital Markets, EMEA - Practical examples
Iconic city design: the example of global cities Madrid & Barcelona - moderated by Greg Clark CBE
Ignacio de la Torre, Partner, Investment Banking, Arcano
Ismaël Clemente, Merlin CEO
Does listed real estate behalve like direct real estate: updated and broader evidence
Elias Oikarinen, University Lecturer, Economics
To REIT or not to REIT - moderated by Cedrik Lachance, Green Street Advisor
Karim Bohn, Patrizia CFO
Steve Buller, Fidelity CEO
Jeremy Plummer, CBRE, Global CIO
Patrick Kanters, APG CEO
Stefan Krausch, MEAG CEO
Cocktail and Dinner
Javier Solana de Madariaga, former Spanish Affairs Ministers & former Secretary-General of NATO interviewed by Katya Adler, BBC Europe Editor
Analyst: Max Nimmo, Kempen
Arima, Castellana, Lar España, Merlin
Analyst: Paul May, Barclays
Cibus, Citycon, Hoivatilat, Kungsleden
Analyst: Julian Livingston-Booth, RBC Capital Markets
Brixmor, Cromwell, Dream, Grit Real Estate
Analyst: Peter Van der Tol, MN Services
alstria, Colonial, NSI, Segro
Analyst: Ben Richford, Credit Suisse
Icade, Pandox, Tritax Eurobox, Xior
Analyst: Cedrik Lachance, Green Street Advisors
Ascencio, Demire, Intu, Mercialys
Analyst: Jan Willem Van Kranenburg, Cohen & Steers
Gecina, Instone, Kojamo, SBBNorden
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.