Conference Schedule

Day One: 4 February 2019

Feb 4

Global Capital Markets Forum

The Forum will bring together leading real estate capital market players from Europe, the United States and Asia, to discuss, explore and compare opportunities. Participation is by invitation only with all 25 places going to decision-makers…

Monday, February 4, 2019 12:30 PM – 4:15 PM TBC By Invitation Only
Feb 4

ULI Europe Governing Trustee Meeting

Monday, February 4, 2019 05:00 PM – 7:15 PM TBC By Invitation Only
Feb 4

ULI Europe Governing Trustee Dinner

Monday, February 4, 2019 07:30 PM – 10:30 PM TBC By Invitation Only
Feb 4

ULI Young Leaders Forum Welcome Drinks

ULI UK Winter Drinks

Monday, February 4, 2019 06:30 PM – 09:00 PM TBC Young Leaders

Day Two: 5 February 2019

Feb 5

ULI Europe Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 07:30 AM – 10:00 AM Venue TBC By Invitation Only
Feb 5

Young Leaders Forum

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 08:00 AM – 10:30 PM Young Leaders
Feb 5

European Product 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, February 5, 2019 09:00 AM – 6:30 PM Various Locations Product Councils
By Invitation Only
Feb 5

Site Tours

Take part in one of four exciting site tours across the UK capital. Divided into key themes affecting the real estate industry, there promises to be something of interest to everyone! Limited places for the site tours are available and only open to ULI Europe Conference 2019 delegates.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 01:00 PM – 05:00 PM Various Locations (Meeting Point: Royal Lancaster Hotel)
Separate Ticket Required
Feb 5

ULI New Members Drinks

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 06:00 PM – 7:00 PM Royal Lancaster London Open to All Attendees
Feb 5

Conference Reception and Dinner

Join the Conference Dinner at the Natural History Museum. A highlight of the conference programme, the dinner will gather all attendees under one roof to strengthen existing relationships and build valuable new connections.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 07:30 PM – 10:30 PM Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 5BD Open to All Attendees

Day Three: 6 February 2019

Feb 6

ULI Europe Chairman’s Breakfast

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 07:30 AM – 8:30 AM Royal Lancaster London By Invitation Only
Feb 6


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 08:00 AM – 08:45AM Royal Lancaster London Main Conference
Feb 6

Welcome and Introductions

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 08:45 AM – 09:00AM Royal Lancaster London Main Conference
Feb 6

Setting the Scene: The European Political and Economic Situation

Against a backdrop of protectionism and populism, the risks facing today’s global economy extend further than shifts in the financial markets. The tensions related to international trade between the US and China – the world’s two largest economies - are rising, while Europe’s growth rate is expected to slow, exacerbated by the uncertainty provided by Brexit and broader political instability. Will the increase in downside risks hasten the end of this economic cycle? What will be the effect of the reaction against globalisation from populist movements in the markets? What will be the impact on financial markets, including real estate?

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 09:00 AM – 10:15AM Royal Lancaster London Main Conference
Feb 6

Interview: Evolving Business Models and their Impact on Real Estate

As one of the real estate industry’s biggest occupiers, the financial sector is an important customer for offices and on the high street. To understand more about how one of its leaders will transition from a financial company into a tech company, Jes Staley, Group Chief Executive Officer of Barclays, is interviewed by Jon Zehner (Global Co-Head of Client Capital Group, LaSalle Investment Management). How will technology transform the banking world, and what does this mean for the property industry?

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:15 AM – 11:00AM Royal Lancaster London Main Conference
Feb 6

Coffee Break

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 11:00 AM – 11:30AM Royal Lancaster London Main Conference
Feb 6

How Can We Achieve Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the 21st Century?

In a world led by new technology, do we have the right economic system in place to help innovation thrive? Or does capitalism need an overhaul to focus on a tax and regulatory environment that fosters research and innovation for the long-term rather than short-term profiteering? And with the challenges caused by climate change, what risks are societies and cities facing? How is energy use impacting on them? How should we factor these issues within urban planning, especially in developing countries? Which actions can we take for a sustainable development?

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 11:30 AM – 12:35PM Royal Lancaster London Main Conference
Feb 6

Inspiring Our Future: Urban Plan in the World

Hear from the teachers and students benefitting from ULI’s realistic and engaging programme to bring the discourse of urban regeneration to the classroom.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:35PM – 12:45PM Royal Lancaster London Main Conference
Feb 6

Meet the Speakers Lunch

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:45 PM – 2:15 PM Royal Lancaster London Main Conference
Reservation Required
Feb 6

Networking Lunch

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:45 PM – 2:15PM Royal Lancaster London Main Conference
Feb 6

Disruption in Business Models: New Entrants vs. Traditional Real Estate Players

Business models are being disrupted by technology, and new routes are being explored to adapt to the future. Is the real estate industry truly ready to innovate, or will it be transformed by outsiders? Do existing players have the ability to innovate from their traditional skill base, or does the future belong to young tech-driven companies with new ideas for bricks and mortar?

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 02:15 PM – 15:10PM Royal Lancaster London Main Conference
Feb 6

The Role of City Leadership in Urban Development: How Can We Develop Sustainable, Diverse and Inclusive Communities?

As cities face the increasing challenges of attracting talent and innovation, housing their citizens and re-imagining their retail and leisure offer, how can city leaders help drive inclusive and sustainable change? How can city leadership and the real estate industry align to match the aims of building communities with investment viability? Who should lead, what role will technology play and where will the money come from?

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3:10PM – 3:55PM Royal Lancaster London Main Conference
Feb 6

Trends in Capital Markets

With caution entering the markets as the end of the cycle looks ever closer, where are investors finding value around the globe? And how does such a competitive market impact on fees and margins? How will investors hedge against potential interest rate rises and an uncertain geopolitical backdrop for investing? As the provision of affordable housing rises up the agenda, along with a focus on social as well as financial value, what appetite do investors have for this style of investing and how does it fit with their fiduciary responsibilities?

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3.55PM – 4.55PM Royal Lancaster London Main Conference
Feb 6

Closing Remarks

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 4.55PM – 5.00PM Royal Lancaster London Main Conference
Feb 6

Farewell Drinks Reception

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 05:00 PM – 6:30 PM Royal Lancaster London Main Conference
Open to All Attendees