Conference Schedule

Day One: 30 January 2018

Jan 30

Young Leaders Forum

The Young Leaders Forum is an opportunity for real estate professionals under 35 to gain insights on current industry issues.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 08:00 AM – 6:00 PM Young Leaders
Separate Ticket Required
Jan 30

Council Day

Council Day is a chance for industry leaders to meet, exchange ideas, share best practices and foster thought leadership in specific sectors of the real estate market.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 09:00 AM – 6:00 PM Product Councils
By Invitation Only
Jan 30

Conference Dinner

Included in the price of a conference ticket is the Conference Dinner at the Deutsches Historisches Museum, one of the most prestigious buildings in Berlin.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 07:30 PM – 10:30 PM Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin Open to All Attendees

Day Two: 31 January 2018

Jan 31

ULI Europe Chairman’s Breakfast

By invitation only.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 07:30 AM – 8:30 AM By Invitation Only
Jan 31

Welcome and Introductions

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 08:45 AM – 9:00 AM Main Conference
Open to All Attendees
Jan 31

Opening Keynote

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 09:00 AM – 9:15 AM Main Conference
Open to All Attendees
Jan 31

Setting the Scene: Geopolitics and Macroeconomics

Today’s economic climate is marked by a profound disconnect between the real economy and the performance of investment markets. While Europe’s overall economic recovery has been slow, growth is picking up on the continent. Meanwhile, the UK economy has started to feel the impact of Brexit. Amidst this economic climate, real estate investment markets are moving full steam ahead. When and how does this cycle come to an end?

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 09:15 AM – 10:15 AM Main Conference
Open to All Attendees
Jan 31

Coffee Break

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Main Conference
Open to All Attendees
Jan 31

Global Cities: Who is Taking the Risk in the Next Development Cycle?

Lately, we have seen an increase in the number of significant urban redevelopment projects in cities around the world. At the same time, investors are less willing to take development risks due to growing uncertainty in their income streams caused by rapidly evolving tenant preferences for shorter leases and more flexibility. With these dynamics at play, how can these projects attract investors?

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Main Conference
Open to All Attendees
Jan 31

Debate: The Future of Retail

Today’s retail customers demand experience and convenience above all else. How can traditional shopping centres survive in this climate? Are newer retail models better equipped to serve customers’ changing needs? And how does online shopping fit in to this retail ecosystem?

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Main Conference
Open to All Attendees
Jan 31

Networking Lunch

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 12:45 PM – 2:15 PM Main Conference
Open to All Attendees
Jan 31

Meet the Speakers Lunch (reservation required)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 12:45 PM – 2:15 PM Main Conference
Separate Ticket Required
Jan 31

Keynote: The Pitch Doctor

Christoph Sollich—known as “The Pitch Doctor” in Berlin and beyond—has worked with over one thousand startups to help them refine their pitches. Hear Sollich make his case for why Berlin is the hottest startup city in Europe.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 02:15 PM – 2:30 PM Main Conference
Open to All Attendees
Jan 31

Pitching PropTech: How to Wow Investors

Why does PropTech matter? How is the industry responding to tech innovations? And what kinds of business models are destined for success?

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 02:30 PM – 3:30 PM Main Conference
Open to All Attendees
Jan 31

Capital Markets Panel

The real estate investment landscape is transforming rapidly, influenced by technology, demographics, climate change, and new lifestyle preferences. While economic growth has started to become positive again, the investment markets seem close to the top. In this environment, where do investors find value?

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 03:30 PM – 4:30 PM Main Conference
Open to All Attendees
Jan 31

Closing Remarks

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 04:30 PM – 4:45 PM Main Conference
Open to All Attendees
Jan 31

Drinks Reception

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 04:45 PM – 5:30 PM Main Conference
Open to All Attendees