Young Leaders Forum

June 08, 2023 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM (GMT+01:00) Central European Time Torre Cristal (Paseo de la Castellana 259C, 31st floor) Young Leaders

Please make sure that you also register for this event session, ‘Young Leaders Forum’, as part of your registration for the Europe Conference on your ULI profile if you would like to attend.

The Forum in Madrid will bring together over 100 Young Leader real estate professionals to share insights and expertise on a wide range of topics. The theme of this year’s forum is “Hard times, hard questions: how will our industry innovate to solve the problems of today and tomorrow.”

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08:30 – Networking Breakfast
10:00 – Welcome & Introductions

  • Ron Pressman, Global CEO, Urban Land Institute
  • Lisette van Doorn, CEO, ULI Europe
  • Thibault Weston Smith, ULI Europe Young Leaders’ Chair & Managing Director, Realty Corporation

10:10 – Keynote – Hard times, hard questions: where do we need to innovate to solve the problems of today and tomorrow

  • Julia Simet, Co-Firm Managing Principal at Gensler

10:30 – Fireside chat – Key challenges and innovations: a look to the future
11:00 ­– Panel Discussion – Groundbreakers and Placeshakers: innovations in land use and Materials

  • Markus Wiedenmann, Managing Director | CEO, Art-Invest Real Estate Management GmbH & Co. KG
  • Rasmus Grosen Olsen, Sustainability Manager, Urban Partners

11:45 – Debate – Digital Frontiers: where does innovation in tech sit in the future of real estate?

  • Brad Dockser, Chief Executive Officer, Green Generation
  • Ruxandra Iancu Bratosin, Lead Researcher, the IE Center for Sustainable Cities

12:15 – Networking Lunch
13:30 – Debate – Working Together: the importance of the public sector in setting targets for Sustainability

  • Elena Corredor, Sustainability Business Development Manager Spain & Portugal, Arcadis
  • Miguel Hernández, Corporate Development Director, Crea Madrid Nuevo Norte

14:00 – Presentations and Q&A Session – Show Me the Money: green funding, financing, circular economies, and credits

  • Franc Mouwen, EIC Program Manager, European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
  • Brett Ormrod, European Net Zero Carbon Lead, LaSalle
  • Jakob Norman-Hansen, Head of Global Networks, BLOXHUB

14:30 – Coffee Break
15:00 – Round Table – Responsible capitalism: community and social benefits vs. financial gains

  • Zara Walsh, Head of Valuations and Performance Reporting, IPUT
  • Rik Eertink, President – EMEA Real Estate Division at CBRE Investment Management
  • Deepa Deb, Global Head of Investment, DWF

15:45 – Panel Discussion – Innovations in Infrastructure

  • Francisco Rocha Antunes, Founder and Executive Chair, MOME; CDO, +urbano
  • Flavio Tejada Gorraiz, Strategic Planning and Advisory Services Director, Arup
  • Javier Dorao, Head of Innovation, Crea Madrid Nuevo Norte

16:30 – Closing Conversation – Back to the Future

  • Alberto Valls Martínez, Partner, DELOITTE FINANCIAL ADVISORY, S.L.U., ULI Spain Chair
  • Marta Velasco Izquierdo, Head of Legal & Compliance Iberia, OHAI Outdoor Living & Vice-Chair of YL Spain
  • Thibault Weston Smith, ULI Europe Young Leaders’ Chair & Managing Director, Realty Corporation
  • Dominic Ramos Ruiz, Senior Advisor, the Conduit & ULI Advisory Board Member; Executive Co-Chair, Young Leaders Group

17:00 – Networking Reception
18:00 – Close

The Forum’s moderators

  • Imogen Thompson, Director, Planning & Development, Deloitte LLP; Member of ULI Europe Young Leaders ExCom
  • Pablo Alonso-Patallo de la Torre, ULI Spain Young Leaders Chair

For more information on how to register, click here


Thank you to our ULI Europe Young Leaders Programme sponsors