Programme Realty 2019

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Thursday 19 September


PropTech Breakfast

The best 20 startups (selected by the jury) are invited to pitch during the PropTech Pitch Battle, sponsored by BESIX. This is an open door event, where you can discover the “crème de la crème” of the BENEFRALUX PropTech startups.


Niche Lab

Explore the boom of new and exciting niche markets in real estate. How can they impact the future of real estate? The following experts will get you up to speed:

Koenraad Belsack
CEO Upgrade Estate
Dirk Bakker
CEO Colliers International Hotels EMEA
Michel Vanstallen
CEO Imoya, Gedelegeerd bestuurder Dorian Groep
Philip Borremans
Head of Real Estate PMV
Lucia Marcuzzo
General Manager Central Europe at Levi's


  • Construction et Mobilité dans la Cité ou les antagonismes convergents ?
    Comparaison entre Bruxelles et Londres.
  • Bouw en mobiliteit in stadscentra – Zijn het convergerende tegenstellingen?
    Vergelijking tussen Brussel en London
Christophe Vanoerbeek
Hoofd Brussel Mobiliteit
Michael Barratt
Development Impact Assessment Mgr - Transport for London


City Flash
Koen Anciaux
Laurence Leclercq
Maxime Pourtois
Benjamin Cadranel


Capital Markets
Craig Huges
Global Real Estate Leader PWC
(on invitation only)



Publication of the results of the study on mobility of Prof. A. D’Hooghe

Prof. Alexander D'Hooghe
Partner Design Firm ORG


The big Real Estate Debate

Hosted by De Tijd / L’Echo

mediafin logo realty debate


RES Awards Ceremony

1. Best residential Development
2. Best (semi-)public development
3. Best development for institutional investors


Realty Networking Evening

You can discuss the future and the knowledge you gained at the exclusive networking evening in a unique setting. Come and enjoy the food, the drinks and the entertainment.

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Friday 20 September


Coworking Breakfast

Will co-working disrupt Corporate real estate?

Philippe Jaeken
Director DXC Belgium
Andre Convent
Innovation Manager, Procter  & Gamble
Jean-Philippe Charon
Head of Office Agency Knight Frank Belgium
Rudi Aernoudt
Chief Economist European Commission
Dirk Paelinck
CEO & Founder at Workero
Professor Juanma Revuelta
CEO Finnova


Coastal Cities

Future-proof coastal cities: is high-rise AND waterproof the answer? 
Debate organized by UPSI/BVS about ‘The future and opportunities of real estate at the coast.’ The guests will be:

Count Leopold Lippens
Mayor of Knokke-Heist
Dirk De fauw
Mayor of Bruges
Bart Tommelein
Mayor of Ostend
Serge Fautré
CEO AG Real Estate
Kathleen Cools
Journalist & moderator


Congress hosted by Colliers
Dirk Bakker
CEO Colliers International Hotels EMEA
Valerie Schuermans
VP Business Development, Radisson Hotel Group


Inspiring sofa session
Rik Vandenberghe
CEO Besix


Smart Cities
Arjan Dingste
Director & Senior Architect UNSTUDIO
New mobility: a game
changer in real estate?
“Location, location, location”, is the classic real estate motto.
But will today’s top locations still be top locations tomorrow?
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The future of coastal cities:
is high-rise the answer?
Belgian coastal cities in 2030.
What will they look like and what challenges will they face?
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REworks: how to attract
the future leaders in real estate?
The war for talent rages harder than ever.
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Property technology:
who is the next PropTech unicorn?
Smart buildings, digitalisation, ... the tech trend has clearly
found its way into the real estate business.
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Niche lab: how can niche markets
impact the future of real estate?
Project developers and promotors are constantly having
to reinvent themselves to come up with answers to new needs.
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Will coworking disrupt
corporate real estate?
The growing co-working trend
on the (inter)national office market appears unstoppable.
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