Realty 2023 Conferences

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The biggest B2B gathering for Real Estate leaders, and political authorities, during 19th and 20th of September, in Gare Maritime on the Tour&Taxis.


19 September (10:00 am – 9 pm)
20 September (10:00 am – 9 pm)


Gare Maritime, Brussels, Tour&Taxis, Belgium

Dirk Paelinck

CEO Interoffices/Workero, Chairman European PropTech Association - PropTech House
In 2018 Dirk Paelinck founded Workero, a digital service provider organizing Coworkings within companies who want to monetize their underused workspaces and to attract innovating business partners. The same year he started organizing, with Finnova Foundation, the PropTech StartUp Europe Awards, supported and promoted by the European Commission. He co-founded the EU PropTech House in October 2018. He is also founder & CEO of Interoffices (2015), the second largest network of business centers/coworking spaces in Belgium. He has 12 years of flexible office real estate experience of which 7 as a Director for Regus, where he was awarded Area Director of the Year (2010).

Patrick Luysterman

Economic journalist and real estate specialist
Patrick Luysterman (June 23, 1956). TEW KU Leuven (1978), MBA KU Leuven (1979). Professional journalist since 1986. Editor of De Tijd, Entrepreneurship cell (1992-2021). Focused on construction and real estate. For many years he produced Market Analysis for De Tijd and the Real Estate Guide of Netto and Mont Argent, the personal finance magazine of De Tijd and L'Echo. Retired (65) as of July 1, 2021. Writes freelance today. Organizer and moderator of real estate debates.

Aurel Gavriloaia

Head of Business Development AG Real Estate
I am a Civil Engineer of the University of Bucharest, further educated in the field of real estate at the KULeuven, also teaching in RE masters at KULeuven (until 2018) and at UCLouvain-Saint-Louis (as of 2023). More than 30 years professional experience in Investment and Development, offices, residential, logistics with major companies like Cofinimmo and AG Real Estate in Belgium, France and Eastern Europe.

Georgios Maïllis

Bouwmeester Charleroi
Georgios MAILLIS graduated from ISACF-LA CAMBRE Architecture in Brussels in 2000. He has built up his professional experience in internationally renowned architecture firms: Zaha Hadid architects, Foster and Partners, Elia Zenghelis architects, Brisac-Gonzalez and Aris Zambicos. In 2007, he founded RESERVOIR A, an architectural practice based in Charleroi and Brussels. The office develops public and private projects of all scales: masterplans, public spaces, cultural centers, industrial buildings, hospital complexes, offices, public housing, private homes and furniture. Since 2013, it has managed the Charleroi Bouwmeester office.

Sunita Van Heers

Managing Director & Co-founder SuReal
Sunita Van Heers, sustainability expert, founder and managing director of SuReal, the reference in sustainability consulting in the real estate sector. She is also sustainability coordinator at Université Saint-Louis and guest lecturer at KUL and Solvay. SuReal has written a book on Net Zero Carbon Buildings.

Maarten Van Acker

Full Professor Urban Design at the University of Antwerp
Maarten is full professor Urban Design and director of the Research Group for Urban Development at the Faculty of Design Sciences at the University of Antwerp. His research focuses on healthy urban design and integrated infrastructure projects. He coaches several cities, project developers and architecture offices with the realisation of complex urban developments, infrastructure projects and organising international urban design competitions and workshops. Maarten is also partner at B-juxta and strategic adviser at B-city. He serves as vice-president of Europan Belgium, an international urban design competition of ideas and projects, to develop innovative strategies for sites in transformation. Maarten is present in the public debate and featured in several media. He serves as a columnist for the Antwerp newspaper and member of several editorial boards.

Idriss Goossens

Founder & CEO PropTechlab
With over 10 years of experience in the PropTech space, Goossens is the founder and executive chairman of PropTech Lab, a real estate innovators network in Belgium and Luxembourg representing 280 company members. PropTech Lab helps startups raise capital and advises large real estate corporations on their innovation strategy. In 2019, Goossens co-founded the European PropTech Association, organizing the PropTech StartUp & Scale-Up Europe Awards. European PropTech Association is supported by the European Commission and by the 26 national proptech hubs, representing 3.200 PropTech startups. In 2020, Idriss founded RELEVATION, the digital fundraising summit for proptech. This digital event was created as the pandemic greatly accelerated the adoption of PropTech and the need arose for a digital solution to connect startups and investors. RELEVATION facilitates investments in the proptech space, by connecting founders to VC’s, GP’s to LP’s, and ease the access to talents with a digital job fair. He also co-founded RECAP.World, a resilient cities accelerator for corporate, facilitating the creation of Resilient and Sustainable cities. He is Co-Chair of the ULI Real Estate Technology Product Council.

Hakima Darhmouch

Communication consultant
With almost 20 years of experience in front of cameras or behind the scenes of broadcasting companies, the Belgian media dynamics and politics have no secrets for Hakima. On top of her insatiable interest for all aspects related to societal issues, Hakima is actively involved in board rooms of cultural institutions, including BOZAR and Atomium. ​Former news anchor, deputy chief editor and chief of the political cell at RTL Belgium, she also operated during 3 years as chief culture at public broadcaster RTBF. ​Since her arrival at akkanto end-2021, Hakima was involved in several projects relating to public affairs, stakeholder engagement and reputation management in a variety of economical sectors.
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