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20 May 2014

Congress Day 1
Building Humanity
09:00 (30′) Door opening & registration
09:30 (30′) Opening words by
Carlo Hein - President, FIABCI Luxembourg and Director, FIABCI 65

Carlo Hein

President, FIABCI Luxembourg and Director, FIABCI 65

Carlo Hein is active in the Luxembourgish construction sector and in the renewable energy sector since 1996 when he joined Becolux SA as administrator. Carlo is also president of FIABCI Luxembourg. He covers all competencies related to the development and management of a real estate project: from the beginning to the end of the project through financing and marketing reviews including an offer to manage building operations.
His assets lies in the vertical integration of all necessary skills for managing and developing a real estate portfolio providing custom made solutions to both investors and tenants while promoting the integration of the latest technologies to substantially reduce their operating and energy costs. His computer science background enabled him to reconsider how to implement building infrastructure management systems with cloud computing solutions.
Carlo believes that the third industrial revolution has already impacted the real estate industry and that building infrastructure management systems, the Internet of things, big data and digital factory are the concepts who will reshape the real estate industry.
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Flavio Gonzaga Nunes - FIABCI World President

Flavio Gonzaga Nunes

FIABCI World President

Flávio Gonzaga Bellegarde Nunes has practiced law since 1974 in the areas of Real Estate, Corporate and Environment. Flávio acted in several sophisticated operations involving significant assets such as Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), acquisition of asset s and equity control; acquisition of real estate development portfolio among others. Flávio also advised on a number of transactions involving structured real estate development, collateral in general, lease, purchase and sale of property and the like.
10:00 (60′)
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Keynote address by
Jeremy Rifkin - President of the Foundation on Economic Trends

Jeremy Rifkin

President of the Foundation on Economic Trends

Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the bestselling author of nineteen books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. His books have been translated into more than thirty five languages and are used in hundreds of universities, corporations and government agencies around the world. His most recent books include The Third Industrial Revolution, The Empathic Civilization, The Hydrogen Economy, The European Dream, The End of Work, The Age of Access, and The Biotech Century.

Jeremy Rifkin has been an advisor to the European Union for the past decade. Mr. Rifkin advised the government of Spain during its presidency of the European Union (January 1st - June 30, 2010). Mr. Rifkin also served as an adviser to President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Prime Minister Jose Socrates of Portugal, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain, and Prime Minister Janez Janša of Slovenia, during their respective European Council Presidencies, on issues related to the economy, climate change, and energy security. He currently advises the European Commission, the European Parliament, and several EU heads of state.

Mr. Rifkin is the principle architect of the European Union's Third Industrial Revolution long-term economic sustainability plan to address the triple challenge of the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change. The Third Industrial Revolution was formally endorsed by the European Parliament in 2007 and is now being implemented by various agencies within the European Commission as well as in the 27 member-states.

Mr. Rifkin is also the founder and chairperson of the Third Industrial Revolution Global CEO Business Roundtable, comprised of 100 of the world's leading renewable energy companies, construction companies, architectural firms, real estate companies, IT companies, power and utility companies, and transport and logistics companies. Mr. Rifkin's global economic development team is the largest of its kind in the world and is working with cities, regions, and national governments to develop master plans to transition their economies into post-carbon Third Industrial Revolution infrastructures.

Since 1994, Mr. Rifkin has been a senior lecturer at the Wharton School's Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania — the world's #1 ranked business school— where he instructs CEOs and senior management on transitioning their business operations into sustainable Third Industrial Revolution economies.

Mr. Rifkin's monthly column on global issues appears in many of the world's leading newspapers and magazines, including The Los Angeles Times in the United States, The Guardian in the U.K., Die Süddeutsche Zeitung andHandelsblatt in Germany, Le Soir and Knack in Belgium,L'Espresso in Italy, El Mundo and El País in Spain,Kathimerini in Greece, Informatíon in Denmark, De Volkskrant in the Netherlands, Hospodárské Noviny in the Czech Republic, Wort in Luxembourg, Eesti Päevaleht in Estonia, Trud in Bulgaria, Clarín in Argentina, and Al-Ittihad in the U.A.E.

Rifkin has been influential in shaping public policy in the United States and around the world. He has testified before numerous congressional committees and has had consistent success in litigation to ensure responsible government policies on a variety of environmental, scientific and technology related issues.

He has been a frequent guest on numerous television programs, including Face the Nation, The Lehrer News Hour, 20/20, Larry King Live, Today, and Good Morning America. The National Journal named Rifkin as one of 150 people in the U.S. that have the most influence in shaping federal government policy.

Mr. Rifkin holds a degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Rifkin speaks frequently before government, business, labor and civic forums. He has lectured at hundreds of the world's leading corporations as well as more than 300 universities in some thirty countries in the past four decades.

Mr. Rifkin is the founder and president of The Foundation on Economic Trends (www.foet.org) in Bethesda, MD. The Foundation examines the economic, environmental, social and cultural impacts of new technologies introduced into the global economy.

Topic :
Leading the way to the Third Industrial Revolution
11:00 (35′) Coffee Break
11:35 (25′)
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World Economic Outlook by
Carlo Thelen - CEO, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

Carlo Thelen

CEO, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

As Chief economist and board member of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Carlo Thelen is in charge of economic affairs , analysis and studies, reports and statistics. He is the author of statements and opinions on bills and socio-economic regulations, including the Chamber of Commerce's statement on the State Budget.

In order to manage these missions, a national and international dialogue and coordination with private and public actors and partners are required.

Carlo Thelen also manages the International Department of the Chamber of Commerce, aiming to assist companies on foreign markets and to promote economic and commercial relations with foreign countries.
Apart from his activities as an economist, Carlo Thelen is involved in charity, notably as Secretary general of Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte.
12:00 (120′) Lunch
Real Estate Opportunities
14:00 (5′) Opening words
14:05 (30′)
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Keynote adress by
Robert James Oliver - International Asset and Property Management Professor, Master’s Programme, Department of Economics, SciencesPo

Robert James Oliver

International Asset and Property Management Professor, Master’s Programme, Department of Economics, SciencesPo

Robert James Oliver is a dual national (US and France) 30 year veteran of the New York City real estate market. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Pace University majoring in International Corporate Finance. In addition, he attended graduate studies at Teachers College of Columbia University and the Real Estate Institute at New York University.
A career-long member of the Real Estate Board of New York, he was a Senior Vice President of Joseph P. Day Realty Corp., a 100+ year old owner-management firm. Mr. Oliver held a broad power of attorney to represent the owners in all facets of property ownership, his signature empowered to bind to owner to all contracts of leasing, management, union negotiations, court settlements as well as all contracts dealing with vendors, contractors, and professionals. His skills and expertise were used both on ownership representation in leasing and marketing as well as management of the property and office staff. He personally directed the promotional brokerage staff reviewed potential portfolio acquisitions and managed the sale of assets at the appropriate time.
In addition, he designed and was the course coordinator and Adjunct Professor of Finance for the Real Estate program at Long Island University, New York City, and Assistant Adjunct Professor of Finance for Real Estate Finance at Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University, New York City. A sought after expert on International real estate Professor Oliver most recently taught Advanced International Corporate Finance to the International MBA class and Organizational Behavior to the MBA and MSc classes at the Paris School of Business, Paris France and has also designed and taught Sciences-Po Paris’ first ever graduate course on International Real Estate in the Masters in Economics program.
In addition to the Real Estate Board of New York, Prof. Oliver was a member of the Brooklyn Board of Realtors, The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (Board Member), Downtown Brooklyn Management Association, founder of the Hudson Heights Owners Coalition (Manhattan neighborhood improvement association founded in 1994), Board member of three New York City Business Improvement Districts and Chairman of Two).
Prof. Oliver also holds a New York Insurance Broker’s license and has an active affiliation with Marsh &McLennan, one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the world. He holds a special New York State license to sell ‘Obamacare’ worldwide.
Robert James Oliver decided to leave his career behind and use his dual national status to apply his business acumen in the European market. True to his roots from his teaching experience at Stern College for Women, in 2014, Professor Oliver organized and moderated a panel discussion on "Executive Women in Real Estate: A Discussion NOT For Women Only", the first of its kind in Europe and hosted by the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce.

Topic :
Executive Women in Real Estate


Side conference by

François Biltgen - Judge, European Court of Justice

François Biltgen

Judge, European Court of Justice

Born 1958; master's degree in law (1981) and diploma of advanced studies (DEA) in Community law at the University of Law, Economics and Social Sciences, Paris II (1982); graduated from the Institut d'études politiques, Paris (1982); lawyer at the Luxembourg bar (1987-99); Deputy in the Chamber of Deputies (1994-99); Municipal Councillor of the town of Esch-sur-Alzette (1987-99); Deputy Mayor of Esch-sur-Alzette (1997-99); Alternate Member of the Luxembourg delegation to the Committee of the Regions of the European Union (1994-99); Minister for Labour and Employment, Minister for Religious Affairs, Minister for Relations with Parliament, Minister with responsibility for Communications (1999-2004); Minister for Labour and Employment, Minister for Religious Affairs, Minister for Culture, Higher Education and Research (2004-09); Minister for Justice, Minister for the Civil Service and Administrative Reform, Minister for Higher Education and Research, Minister for Communications and the Media, Minister for Religious Affairs (2009-13); Joint President of the Ministerial Conference of the Bologna Process in 2005 and 2009; Joint President of the Ministerial Conference of the European Space Agency (2012-13); Judge at the Court of Justice since 7 October 2013.

Topic : Directive sur les marchés publics

14:35 (35′)
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Forum – World Council of Brokers
Topic : Changing the landscape of real estate marketing1 ;
Robyn Waters - FIABCI World President Elect

Robyn Waters

FIABCI World President Elect

Currently not available
Kirkor Ajderhanyan - President, FIABCI World Council of Brokers

Kirkor Ajderhanyan

President, FIABCI World Council of Brokers

A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Armenian by origin, Kirkor Ajderhanyan joined the family construction and land development business at the age of 18, and since then he has been actively participating in all phases of real estate development from conception to sales. The family business was relocated to Nice, France in 1978, where Kirkor continued to work until 1999 when he, with his wife Karine, created “107 Promenade International Real Estate Agency,” currently a prominent market leader specializing in seafront apartments in Nice and throughout the French Riviera, as well as luxury properties in France and worldwide through selected international partners. Following their tradition, Kirkor and Karine’s children are today all involved in the “107 Promenade” Agency.

Actively participating in the real estate organizations, Kirkor has been a member of the French National Real Estate Association (FNAIM), since 1999. In 2006 he earned the professional designation of Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), conferred upon him by the US National Association of Realtors, and soon after the professional certification of TRC (Transnational Referral Certified).

Kirkor was instrumental in the formation of an International Relations Department at FNAIM, which organizes annual international congresses, attracting attendees from more than 40 countries worldwide. He currently serves as the President of FNAIM French Riviera International Relations Committee. In 2009 Kirkor initiated the creation of the Global Real Estate Think Tank, a forum where forward-thinking industry leaders gather to discuss the real estate global development issues and industry responses. He serves as Coordinator of the Think Tank.

In 2010 Kirkor was elected as President of the FIABCI World Council of Brokers whose mission is to provide valuable and well-tailored services to its members, enabling them to do more business. Kirkor is a regular speaker at major industry events – speaking as a highly successful broker/owner and representative of the FIABCI World Council of Brokers. He is one of the industry’s leading voices for global alliances and industry leadership.

Lily Chang - President, Taichung City Real Estate Association

Lily Chang

President, Taichung City Real Estate Association

Education & Background:

1. Min-Chuan University Business Administration
2. U.S.A.Lowell University Business Administration
3. Treasure Dragon Corporation-President
4. M J Construction Company--President
5. Galerie Pierre—President

Milestones:

1. Taichung Real Estate Development Association-12th President
2. Taiwan Real Estate Development Association-Executive Director
3. The Real Estate Association Of Taiwan R.O.C-Executive Director
4. Taiwan Architectural Aesthetics Cultural Economics Association-Vice President
5. Taichung City Urban Development Bureau-Credential Committee
6. Taiwan Walking Budah Students Aiding Association-Executive Director
7. Taichung City Industrial and Commercial Development and Investment Promotion Committee-Member
8. Arts Development Association of Taiwan with disabilities-Executive Director
9. Taichung City Cultural and Educational Foundation-Director
10. Dr.Chang Foundation Assisting Committee-Vice Director
11. Lecture Of Architectural Ecology-One Of The Founder
Etienne Reuter - President, Agora

Etienne Reuter

President, Agora

Etienne Reuter studied Business Administration at the University of Chicago. He worked for the Chamber of Commerce of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg as Head of Foreign Trade Department during 9 years. After this, he worked 5 years for Arthur Andersen & Co, first as manager and then as partner of Business Consulting. In 1995, he worked for Ministry of Finance. Between 1995 and 2001, he worked as Government Commissioner to BIL. Since 2002, he has worked as Advisor to the Government.
Mr. Reuter hold others functions such as Chairman of the development company “Agora”, Chairman of the Luxembourg Export credit Agency “Office du Ducroire Luxembourgeois”, and Vice-chairman of “Société Nationale de Crédit et d’Investissement”.
15:10 (30′) Coffee Break
15:40 (20′)

Workshops

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BDO
Topic : Corporate and tax efficient structuring to leverage your real estate marketing offering


Speaker :

Joseph Hobscheid - Audit Partner, BDO

Joseph Hobscheid

Audit Partner, BDO

Joseph is a Luxembourg approved statutory auditor (“réviseur d’entreprises agréé”) as well as chartered accountant (“expert-comptable”). He is a member of the Real Estate Commission of the Luxembourg Institute of Registered Auditors.
Joseph has an experience of 18 years in audit in Luxembourg.
Almost half of his time was dedicated in the last few years to the audit of regulated and non regulated real estate structures of renowned international groups as well as on real estate portfolios which are held by HNWY.
The rest of Joseph’s client portfolio is split between audit assignments for commercial companies and professionals of the financial sector.
His audit experience guarantees in-depth knowledge of Luxembourg specific issues for such entities and provides pragmatic and flexible solutions in line with the Luxembourg legal environment and relevant GAAP.
Licensed in business administration he is fluent in English, French and German.
Gerdy Roose - Tax Partner, BDO

Gerdy Roose

Tax Partner, BDO

Gerdy Roose is a tax partner of BDO in Luxembourg. Before joining BDO, Gerdy worked more than 20 years in the financial sector. He has more than 25 years of experience in international tax. He advises on the setting up, running and exit of real estate investment structures.
Gerdy is a member of the tax committee of AFLI (Luxembourg investment fund association) and of ABBL (Luxembourg bankers association). He’s also a member of IFA (International Fiscal Association) and is a lecturer at the University of Nancy.


PwC Luxembourg

Topic : Sustainability and marketing – the new demands of an evolving concept

Speaker :

John Ravoisin - Audit Partner operating in Real Estate and Infrastructure, PwC Luwembourg

John Ravoisin

Audit Partner operating in Real Estate and Infrastructure, PwC Luxembourg

Positions: John Ravoisin is an Audit partner operating in Real Estate and
Infrastructure at PwC Luxembourg.

Duties: John Ravoisin is a partner in the Audit Practice specialised in Real Estate
and Infrastructure mandates. He is deeply involved in the management of the
Real Estate practice of PwC Luxembourg and he is also one of the leaders of the
Infrastructure ALFI working Group.

Working experience: John Ravoisin has more than 15 years of experience in
audit, mainly Real Estate, Infrastructure and Securitisation.

Qualifications:
• Graduated from Solvay Business School (ULB), Belgium
• MBA in Finance at Warwick Business School, UK
• “Réviseur d’Entreprises” in Luxembourg

Memberships: John Ravoisin is member of several ALFI working Group and
INREV Reporting Committee’s board.


Cushman & Wakefield


Topic :
BREEAM : More than a Green word


Speakers :

Olivier Lebrun - Head of Property & Asset Management, Cushman & Wakefield

Olivier Lebrun

Head of Property & Asset Management, Cushman & Wakefield

Olivier Lebrun is leading the Property & Asset Management team in Luxembourg. Olivier is technical engineer in IT and in building techniques; he worked 5 years within a maintenance company ensuring the day to day maintenance and the special projects. He also acted as Facilities Manager in a fund management firm.
Thierry Debourse - Head of Luxembourg Office & Head of Retail Agency Belgium & Luxembourg, Cushman & Wakefield

Thierry Debourse

Head of Luxembourg Office & Head of Retail Agency Belgium & Luxembourg, Cushman & Wakefield

Thierry Debourse heads the Luxembourg office and the Retail Agency team of Belgium & Luxembourg. He is advising a wide range of clients, from the small retailers/owners to large development companies (Codic, Ageas, Citymall, Atenor, Pylos, Cactus) for their shopping centre and high street developments.
16:00 (20′)

Workshops

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Solum Real Estate
Topic : Current international real estate marketing strategies


Speaker :

eLfy Pins - Manager Concepts & Design, Solum Real Estate Luxembourg

eLfy Pins

Manager Concepts & Design, Solum Real Estate Luxembourg

Strategic, multidisciplinary designer & art director with an eye for innovation and centimeter perfection. Graduated from University of Strasbourg in France and later from Parsons School of Design in New York, eLfy spent 3 years teaching Architecture Design and Communication before starting working in 2 years in New York and 1 year in Milan in Real Estate and Architecture.
Arrived in Luxembourg in 2010, she has now a deep knowledge of the local market, that allows her to use her multidisciplinary skill set to deliver the best creative and qualitative approach to Solum Real Estate’s projects and campaigns as a Manager Concepts and Design.


Sales Lentz

Topic: How can an innovative public transport e-mobility concept contribute to a carbon free city?


Speaker :

Mike Van Kauvenbergh - Marketing Director, Sales-Lentz

Mike Van Kauvenbergh

Marketing Director, Sales-Lentz

Currently not available


Reding, Avocats à la Cour


Topic:
Why lobbying for real estate owners and investors is vital for our future

Speaker :

Roy Reding - Lawyer and Member of Parliament of Luxembourg

Roy Reding

Lawyer and Member of Parliament of Luxembourg

Currently not available


17:00 (150′) 3 cities Tour


Kirchberg “roundabout”

19:30 Medal Holders’ Dinner – Cercle Munster
Address : Cercle Munster 5-7 r. Münster 2160 Lëtzebuerg

Dress Code – Black Tie

21 May 2014

Congress Day 2 :
Cities & Technologies
09:00 (30′) Door Opening & registration
09:30 (5′) Opening words by
Aimé Shyirambere - Senior Project Manager, Solum Real Estate

Aimé Shyirambere

Senior Project Manager, Solum Real Estate

Graduate in Civil and Environment Engineering, Aimé worked as a project manager in charge of infrastructure projects in Belgium before extending his experience into the fascinating world of construction by undertaking the development, from A to Z, of both residential and commercial real estate projects in Luxembourg.

His endless global interest in real estate led him to broaden his approach with a practical investigation of the specific methods of financing large scale real estate projects, especially public-private partnership and real estate funds domiciled in Luxembourg.
09:35 (30′)
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Keynote address by
Zhang Yue - Chairman, BROAD Group

Zhang Yue

Chairman, BROAD Group

Zhang Yue, Chairman and President of BROAD Group, was born in Changsha in
1960 and graduated in 1980 with a college degree in fine arts, working as a teacher
and librarian. He founded BROAD with 3,000 USD in 1988.

Ever since its inception, he has had an innate passion for creative thinking into
technology. He has obtained over 200 patents for his inventions, for example, in 1989 the pressure-free hot water boiler, in 1992 the non-electric air conditioning, in 1999 the cooling, heating and power (CHP) system, in 2005 the air purification technology with electrostatic cleaner, in 2007 heat recovery fresh air unit technology, in 2009 the factory-made sustainable building (BSB), each of his inventions has revolutionized its industry, making BROAD a globally recognized technological leader.

Facing the imminent situation of climate change, Zhang Yue dreamed of his
non-electric air conditioning to completely replace its electric one, saving energy by 2 times more. However, Zhang’s greater dream is to popularize BROAD sustainable
buildings worldwide, for its energy efficiency is 5 times more than that of
conventional buildings. In 2011, Zhang Yue was awarded as the Champions of the
Earth by the United Nations.

Topic :
The mission of architects
10:05 (30′)
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Forum – World Council of Managers

Zhang Yue - Chairman, BROAD Group

Zhang Yue

Chairman, BROAD Group

Zhang Yue, Chairman and President of BROAD Group, was born in Changsha in
1960 and graduated in 1980 with a college degree in fine arts, working as a teacher
and librarian. He founded BROAD with 3,000 USD in 1988.

Ever since its inception, he has had an innate passion for creative thinking into
technology. He has obtained over 200 patents for his inventions, for example, in 1989 the pressure-free hot water boiler, in 1992 the non-electric air conditioning, in 1999 the cooling, heating and power (CHP) system, in 2005 the air purification technology with electrostatic cleaner, in 2007 heat recovery fresh air unit technology, in 2009 the factory-made sustainable building (BSB), each of his inventions has revolutionized its industry, making BROAD a globally recognized technological leader.

Facing the imminent situation of climate change, Zhang Yue dreamed of his
non-electric air conditioning to completely replace its electric one, saving energy by 2 times more. However, Zhang’s greater dream is to popularize BROAD sustainable
buildings worldwide, for its energy efficiency is 5 times more than that of
conventional buildings. In 2011, Zhang Yue was awarded as the Champions of the
Earth by the United Nations.
Pooran Desai - Co-founder BioRegional & International Director One Planet Communities

Pooran Desai

Co-founder BioRegional & International Director One Planet Communities

Pooran studied at Oxford and Cambridge Universities before co-founding environmental organisation, BioRegional in 1994. BioRegional is now an international network with offices in UK, Canada, South Africa and Australia.
He has worked in sustainable farming, forestry, recycling & eco-housing. In 1998, he drew together the partnership to construct Beddington Zero (fossil) Energy Development (BedZED), the UK’s foremost eco-village development where he lives and works.
In 2002 he coined the term ‘One Planet Living’. He has led BioRegional teams creating sustainability action plans for major mixed-use projects including Mata de Sesimbra in Portugal and Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. ‘One Planet Communities’ include Hollerich Village in Luxembourg proposed by Schuler Group.
In 2004, Pooran was awarded an OBE by the Queen for services to sustainable development and in 2007 was made an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Martin Von Hauff - President, FIABCI World Council of Managers

Martin Von Hauff

President, FIABCI World Council of Managers

Currently not available
Wolfgang Feist - Fouder, Passivhaus Institute

Wolfgang Feist

Fouder, Passivhaus Institute

Dr Wolfgang Feist, a physicist by training, came into contact with the problems of energy supply early on in his career and soon dedicated his work to the development of systematic solutions. Feist saw the answer he had been seeking in energy efficiency. Working tirelessly on the improvement of energy efficient in buildings since 1980, Feist developed and constructed the first Passive House in 1991 and played a key role in the development of the Passive House Standard. He was awarded the German Environmental Award in 2001 and the Göteborg International Environment Prize in 2003. In 2013, he was awarded the Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Practical solutions have always been the focus of Dr Feist’s work. With the founding of the Passive House Institute in 1996, he created an independent research institution that aids architects, engineers and component manufacturers in the development of highly efficient buildings and components.

In addition to heading the Passive House Institute, Dr. Feist is a professor of building physics at the University of Innsbruck where he has worked with the department of Energy Efficient Construction since 2008 to spur development in the region of Tyrol, Austria.
10:35 (35′) Coffee Break
11:10 (20′)

Workshops

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vyzVoice
Topic :
Democratization of data : Unlocking the value of industry

Data are currently spread in every single machine without interconnection. The democratization of data will allow us to have a better understanding of our assets and will provide new opportunities to gain greater values from our industry.


Speaker :

Gaétan Holderbeke - Chief Technical Officer, vyzVoice

Gaétan Holderbeke

Chief Technical Officer, vyzVoice

Currently not available


PROgroup


Topic :
Buildings like Trees, Cities like Forests – the First Cradle to Cradle Country

Speaker :

Michael Braungart - Chemist

Michael Braungart

Chemist

Currently not available


CRP Henri Tudor / Neobuild (IFSB)


Topic :
BIM strategy in practice

More and more practitioners involved in both construction projects and built facilities management see the added value of BIM. However, the benefits of BIM become visible only if actors rigorously collaborate to its development and when both contractual and operational expectations are federated in a common vision.


Speaker :

Sylvain Kubicki - Senior Research & Development Engineer, CRP Henri Tudor

Sylvain Kubicki

Senior Research & Development Engineer, CRP Henri Tudor

Sylvain Kubicki is a Senior Research & Development Engineer at the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor in Luxembourg, and an associate researcher at CRAI laboratory (Architecture School of Nancy, France). He graduated as an architect from the Architecture School of Nancy (France). He received his PhD in Architecture Science from the University of Nancy.
His main area of research is related to the development of Building Information Modelling for construction and infrastructure projects. In particular he targets the improvement of collaboration in construction projects (design of CSCW/BIM IT services, modeling of exchange processes, BIM strategy), mobile applications for construction management, and 4D CAD construction simulation.
He manages the delivery of advisory support services related to BIM and IT for construction projects and companies. He also teaches IT for construction management in architecture schools and supervises PhD students.
11:40 (20′)

Workshops

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CRP Henri Tudor / Neobuild (IFSB)
Topic : BIM in Luxembourg : case study and discussion

The NeoBuild Innovation Centre construction in Luxembourg is a good example of how BIM can help to organize facility and operations management of buildings.


Speakers :

Francis Schwall - Industrial Engineer, Neobuild

Francis Schwall

Industrial Engineer, Neobuild

Industrial Engineer from Zenobe Gramme Insitute, Liége, Belgium.

12 years of experience in control and technical assistance for all kinds of buildings and sustainable buildings, from particular houses to construction engineering.

Specialist in sanitation of hazardous products like asbestos and lead since 2003.

Specialist in ITC thermography and airtightness since 2008.

ISO 17020 quality assistant for 5 years.

Safety coordinator for 8 years.

Participation to the development of a certification system in sustainable building.

In charge of the setting up of Neobuild, Innovation Technical Cluster for Sustainable Building since January 2012.
Sylvain Kubicki - Senior Research & Development Engineer, CRP Henri Tudor

Sylvain Kubicki

Senior Research & Development Engineer, CRP Henri Tudor

Sylvain Kubicki is a Senior Research & Development Engineer at the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor in Luxembourg, and an associate researcher at CRAI laboratory (Architecture School of Nancy, France). He graduated as an architect from the Architecture School of Nancy (France). He received his PhD in Architecture Science from the University of Nancy.
His main area of research is related to the development of Building Information Modelling for construction and infrastructure projects. In particular he targets the improvement of collaboration in construction projects (design of CSCW/BIM IT services, modeling of exchange processes, BIM strategy), mobile applications for construction management, and 4D CAD construction simulation.
He manages the delivery of advisory support services related to BIM and IT for construction projects and companies. He also teaches IT for construction management in architecture schools and supervises PhD students.


JLL

Topic : Introduction to the Luxembourg professional real estate market.
Reasons to invest in this exciting European market.


Speaker :

Jean-Philip Vroninks - Head of Capital Markets Group Belux

Jean-Philip Vroninks

Head of Capital Markets Group Belux

Jean-Philip Vroninks started his career at Citibank as a Relationship Associate, preparing and presenting client services/solutions. Later, he moved o London to work at KPMG where he assisted in year-end audits for different internationally renowned clients.

As from October 2003, he joined King Sturge Belgium, providing strategic real estate advice to institutional, corporate and private clients, i.e. acquisition, disposal and restructuring of real estate assets or property companies. He worked on business development and maintaining relationships with clients and investors (bevaks, pension funds, insurance companis, private equity funds, private investors, ...) and managed a team of 30 persons after becoming managing director in 2009.

Following the merger of King Sturge and Jones Lang LaSalle, Jean-Philip Vroninks became head of the Belux Capital Markets team assembling former King Sturge and Jones Lang LaSalle professionals. Jean-Philip has international experience with numerous key corporate clients such as AG Real Estate, Commerzreal, UBS, GLL, AEW, etc, and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


One Planet Communities

Topic : Using Sustainability to Reduce Financial Risk and Enhance Returns – experience from around the world

Speakers :

Pooran Desai - Co-founder BioRegional & International Director One Planet Communities

Pooran Desai

Co-founder BioRegional & International Director One Planet Communities

Pooran studied at Oxford and Cambridge Universities before co-founding environmental organisation, BioRegional in 1994. BioRegional is now an international network with offices in UK, Canada, South Africa and Australia.
He has worked in sustainable farming, forestry, recycling & eco-housing. In 1998, he drew together the partnership to construct Beddington Zero (fossil) Energy Development (BedZED), the UK’s foremost eco-village development where he lives and works.
In 2002 he coined the term ‘One Planet Living’. He has led BioRegional teams creating sustainability action plans for major mixed-use projects including Mata de Sesimbra in Portugal and Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. ‘One Planet Communities’ include Hollerich Village in Luxembourg proposed by Schuler Group.
In 2004, Pooran was awarded an OBE by the Queen for services to sustainable development and in 2007 was made an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Ben Gill - International Technical Manager, One Planet Communities

Ben Gill

International Technical Manager, One Planet Communities

Ben is the International Technical Manager of the One Planet Communities Programme. He works closely with the partners of the Singita Grumeti, Villages Nature and Hollerich Village projects to support them implement their One Planet Action Plans, as well as growing and developing the network. He was previously Director of BioRegional Consulting where he worked on a diverse range of projects for clients, including Defra, Nokia, Lend Lease and B&Q.
Ben graduated in Earth Science and completed an MSc in Environmental Technology. He draws on experience from working in a broad range of environmental fields; designing energy efficient schools; urban renewable energy; running environmental education programmes in schools and running the technology department of an off-grid education centre in Spain. He has also planted and manages a small woodland. He is a Chartered Environmentalist with IEMA and lives in Athens, Greece.


12:00 (120′) Lunch – Blind speed dating (1h)
Finance & Tax
14:00 (5′) Opening words
14:05 (30′)
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Keynote address
Nicolas Mackel - CEO, Luxembourg for Finance

Nicolas Mackel

CEO, Luxembourg for Finance

As of July 1st 2013: CEO LuxembourgforFinance, Luxembourg’s financial center development and promotion agency
2011-2013: Consul General of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Shanghai and Executive Director Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office Shanghai
2007-2011: Deputy Chief of Mission, Luxembourg Embassy in Washington, USA
2002-2007: Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the European Union, Bruxelles (various functions over the five year period)
1999-2002: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs department
1998-1999: legal clerk for Advocate general Jean Mischo at the European Court of Justice
1997: Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Luxembourg, European Affairs Department
1995-1996: Teaching Assistant, Law Department, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium

Education:
September 1996 to January 1997: Cours complémentaires en droit luxembourgeois (first bar exam)
September 1994 to June 1995: Llm in European law, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium
October 1993 to June 1994: Masters in European and Community Law, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
September 1989 to June 1993: Degree in legal studies (maîtrise en droit), Centre universitaire de Luxembourg and Université Aix-en-Provence, France

Languages:
Luxembourgish, French, German, English, Italian

Topic : The Luxembourg financial centre – Embracing the future
14:35 (35′)
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Forum – World Council of Experts
Topic : Dealing with regulations and transparency policies – Thinking critically about valuation

Opening : Serge Kranceblum


Moderator :

John Howell - Editorial Director, OPP Media

John Howell

Editorial Director, OPP Media

Widely recognised as an expert, leader and opinion-former in the international real estate industry.

Over 30 years a specialist in international property, property business and property law. By training a lawyer and formerly senior partner in two respected UK law firms. Now editorial director of OPP (Overseas Property Professional) - the voice of the international property industry.

Practical, realistic, down-to-earth and widely travelled. A good motivator and communicator - both orally and in writing.

Current Role

2012-PRESENT: Editorial director, OPP Media – London.
Responsible for editing and producing a stable of 6 b2b print and/or digital magazines and newsletters aimed at the international property industry around the world. These include OPP and OPP China - in Mandarin. Total circulation about 110,000 in over 90 countries. Also partly responsible for the OPP Connect website (www.opp-connect.com); the OPPLive conferences and the OPP Awards for Excellence.

Publications & Presentations
The author of over 20 books about international law and property including 8 volumes in the Sunday Times® series “Buying a Property in XXX” and the two international law volumes of the prestigious UK legal textbook “LexisNexis/Butterworths Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents"
Until the crash of 2007, hosted a daily TV show about international property.
Speaks on all aspects of international property to audiences (both professional and the general public) all over the world. In 2013: China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Germany, Spain, UK & US.
Also regularly chairs and moderates sessions on these subjects.

Panellists :

Serge Krancenblum - CEO, SGG

Serge Krancenblum

CEO, SGG

Serge has a 30 year career in transnational solutions for institutional investors, entrepreneurs and family offices. He has been educated both in France and in the USA. He is CEO of SGG Group, a multi-family office, corporate and fund service provider based in Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, the USA, China, India, New Zealand and other 9 countries. Prior to heading SGG, Serge held various managerial positions at KBL European Private Bankers and partner with Arthur Andersen. Serge acts as an independent director on the boards of several public and private companies and investment funds.
Serge is the president of the Luxembourg Association of Family Offices.
Terry Dunkin - President, FIABCI World Council of Experts

Terry Dunkin

President, FIABCI World Council of Experts

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mr. Dunkin has over thirty five years of real estate valuation and consulting experience. Prior to establishing his own consulting firm in 2012 he was a Managing Director for Grubb & Ellis Landauer, Mr. Dunkin spent twenty seven years as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Cassidy Turley’s (formerly Colliers Pinkard) Valuation Advisory Services Group where he managed market valuations and consulting projects, both foreign and domestic.
Prior to joining Cassidy Turley, Mr. Dunkin spent five years as an Assistant Vice President at Maryland National Bank in Baltimore, where he provided real estate valuation services to various departments of the bank including the Mortgage Department, the Trust Department, the Corporate Services Department and the Special Assets Department.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS

The Appraisal Institute:
Member/MAI (1985-present)
National President (2007)
International Committee (2008 to 2010)
National Executive Committee (2004 to 2008)
National Board of Directors (2000 to 2008)
Counselor of Real Estate / CRE (accredited 2004)
Certified Commercial Investment Member / CCIM (accredited 1997)
The Appraisal Foundation – Board of Trustees (2010-2012)
American Real Estate Society (ARES) Board of Directors (2008-present)
Appraisal Institute Education Trust (AIET) – Board of Directors (2009-present)
International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) – Board of Directors (2010-present)
Union of Panamerican Associations of Valuation (UPAV) – Board of Directors (2010-2012)

STATE & REGULATORY LICENSURE

Pennsylvania: State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License No. GA-001670-L
Maryland: State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License No. 1186
Maryland: State Certified Associate Real Estate Broker License No. 3942991

EDUCATION

Mr. Dunkin is a graduate of Towson University where he received bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration (Marketing) and Geography & Environmental Planning.
Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University Real Estate Masters Degree Program

QUALIFIED BEFORE COURTS & ADMINSTRATIVE BODIES

Qualified Expert Witness before the United States Bankruptcy Court
Qualified Expert Witness before the United States and State of Maryland Tax Courts
Qualified Expert Witness before various County Circuit and District Courts in the State of Maryland
15:10 (30′) Coffee Break
15:40 (20′)

Workshops

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SGG
Topic :
Luxembourg, the hub for Real Estate investment structures


Speaker :

Christoph Kossmann - Industry Leader Real Estate Clients, SGG

Christoph Kossmann

Industry Leader Real Estate Clients, SGG

Currently not available


KPMG Luxembourg


Topic :
Luxembourg’s response to Real Estate trends


Speaker :

Pierre Kreemer - Real Estate & Infrastructure Leader, KPMG Luxembourg

Pierre Kreemer

Real Estate & Infrastructure Leader, KPMG Luxembourg

Pierre Kreemer has over 20 years experience in diversified international tax advisory services. After graduating from a Business Degree from University of Liège (Belgium) and qualifying as a tax adviser under Luxembourg law, « Expert Comptable », he joined KPMG Tax in 1993. He was promoted partner in October 2006. He leads the Real Estate & Infrastructure Tax Group since 2009 and KPMG Luxembourg Real estate & Infrastructure Line of Business since 2012.

Pierre has an International Corporate Tax background and is regularly involved in large transactions and reorganizations for high level international client base with a focus on corporate reorganizations and the structuring of real estate / infrastructure funds (both regulated and unregulated) and transactions. Since the crisis in 2009 he also leads several initiatives on the restructuring / work outs of distressed real estate funds and also assists in the set-up of debt funds. He is also part of the international team of KPMG servicing pension funds and sovereign wealth funds. He is also closely involved in analyzing the tax aspects of the EU AIFM Directive.

He is member of the INREV Tax Committee and co-chairs the Strategy Working Group for Real Estate of the Luxembourg Investment Fund Association (ALFI).

Contact details:

pierre.kreemer@kpmg.lu; follow me on LinkedIn and Twitter or read our blog posts on Real Estate: http://blog.kpmg.lu/


LuxembourgforFinance


Topic :
Luxembourg : Leading European domicile for Real Estate Investment Funds

Speakers :

Keith Burman - Partner - Real Estate & Private Equity, ManagementPlus Luxembourg

Keith Burman

Partner - Real Estate & Private Equity, ManagementPlus Luxembourg

Keith Burman is a partner in ManagementPlus, a corporate governance firm providing independent directors and management company services to cross-border investment funds, responsible for Private Equity and Real Estate Clients.
Formerly, Keith was SMD for State Street's European PERE Fund Administration business, SVP for BBH's Global Alternative Investment Fund Services, and an investment surveyor with LIM and JLL, in London and Luxembourg.
Mr. Burman works with several professional bodies (ALFI, INREV, EVCA) and is a chartered Fellow of the RICS.

Johan Terblanche - Partner, Loyens & Loeff

Johan Terblanche

Partner, Loyens & Loeff

Johan Terblanche is a partner of Loyens & Loeff. He specialises in advising both managers and investors of collective investment funds with special focus on alternative funds and has been practising in the area of collective investment. In addition to his experience in Luxembourg, Johan spent five years in the British Virgin Islands where he also focused on investment funds and regulated business.

Johan regularly speaks at conferences and funds events, has published articles in several industry publications and is a member of several working groups of ALFI (Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry), LPEA (Luxembourg Private Equity Association) and ILA (Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs).
16:00 (20′)

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LuxembourgforFinance
Topic :
Luxembourg, AIFMD ready for your Real Estate structures

Speaker :

Kai Braun - Luxembourg Alternatives Advisory Leader, EY

Kai Braun

Luxembourg Alternatives Advisory Leader, EY

Kai has more than 10 years experience as a consultant at Ernst & Young in the alternative investment sector. He also gained significant hands-on experience while working as head of operations for a leading German service provider both in terms of administration and custody in Luxembourg. In this position, Kai was in charge of accounting, transfer agency and reporting for 25 PE and RE funds and 80 Luxembourg domiciled companies and SPVs.
He is a member of the ALFI Risk Committee for Alternative Investment Funds.


Baker & McKenzie


Topic :
Negotiation of Luxembourg Real Estate deals: tricks, traps and legal points of attention.


Speaker :

Jean-François Findling - Managing Director, Baker & McKenzie

Jean-François Findling

Managing Director, Baker & McKenzie

Currently not available


Loyens & Loeff


Topic :
Real estate practice in the Benelux : overview of the financial, tax and other aspects of a Real Estate transaction


Speakers :

Lonne Rooseboom - Real Estate Acquisition Practice Group in the Netherlands, Loyens & Loeff, Netherlands, Loyens & Loeff Netherlands

Lonne Rooseboom

Real Estate Acquisition Practice Group in the Netherlands, Loyens & Loeff, Netherlands, Loyens & Loeff Netherlands

Lonne M. Rooseboom MRE MRICS (1976), attorney at law, is a member of the Real Estate practice group. He specialises mainly in transactions with regard to commercial real estate, acquisition of (real estate) companies, turnkey projects and project development. He has experience in commercial real estate transactions, the setting up of joint ventures and investment structures and provides general advice to companies and government bodies on commercial real estate and commercial real estate-related tax issues.

Lonne is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and member of the Master of Real Estate Alumni Association (MRE).
Georges Simon - Associate in the Tax Department, Loyens & Loeff, Luxembourg

Georges Simon

Tax lawyer, Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg

Georges Simon is an associate in the Tax department of Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg. Georges joined the Tax Department of Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg in September 2009. He specialises in corporate tax law and tax litigation, with a special focus on tax structuring of inbound/outbound real estate investments, on tax advice on real estate development, acquisition, refinancing and strategies regarding investment exit.

Georges Simon is a member of the Luxembourg Bar. He is also a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).
Christophe Laurent - Head of Real Estate Practice Group, Loyens & Loeff, Belgium

Christophe Laurent

Head of Real Estate Practice Group, Loyens & Loeff, Belgium

Christophe heads Loyens & Loeff’s Real Estate Practice Group in Belgium and is a member of the General Tax Practice Group.
Christophe advises on real estate investment structuring and leads negotiations on real estate transactions (both asset and share deals), including sale and lease back and real estate asset management. He has acquired a reputation for excellence in tax aspects of real estate investments in Belgium, at fund level (fund structuring, tax forecasts, financing) as well as at local level (due diligence, deal structuring), including tax and accounting aspects related to developments and public-private partnerships.

Christophe has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1998.
19:30 FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards Dinner – Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette
Address : Rockhal 5 Avenue du Rock’n'Roll 4083 Esch-sur-Alzette
Dress Code : Business

22 May 2014

Congress Day 3
Architecture & Urban Design
09:00 (15′) Door Opening & registration
09:15 (60′)
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Speaker :
Rudy Ricciotti - Architecte et ingénieur, Grand Prix National d'Architecture and Médaille d'or de l'académie d'architecture

Rudy Ricciotti

Architecte et ingénieur, Grand Prix National d'Architecture and Médaille d'or de l'académie d'architecture

Architecte et ingénieur, Grand Prix National d'Architecture en 2006, Médaille d'or de l'Académie d'Architecture, Rudy Ricciotti est représentatif de cette génération d'architectes qui allient puissance de création et véritable culture constructive. Auteur de réalisations marquantes en France, avec notamment la salle de Rock Stadium de Vitrolles, le Centre Chorégraphique National d'Aix-en-Provence d’Angelin Preljocaj, la restructuration des Grands Moulins de Paris pour l’Université Denis Diderot Paris VII, le Musée des Civilisations d’Europe et de Méditerranée à Marseille, l’aile des Arts de l’Islam pour le Louvre ou encore le Stade Jean Bouin à Paris. Il construit également à l’étranger : la passerelle pour la Paix sur le fleuve Han à Séoul, la Philharmonie de Potsdam en Allemagne, le Palais des Festivals de Venise, le Musée d’Art Contemporain de Liège ou encore la Philharmonie de Gstaad pour le festival créé par Yehudi Menuhin.
10:15 (30′)
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Forum – World Council of Developers

Topic :
Building Tomorrow’s Cities
Joao Crestana - President, FIABCI World Council of Developers/Investors

Joao Crestana

President, FIABCI World Council of Developers/Investors

João Crestana, Production Engineer by Escola Politécnica da USP Universidade de São Paulo (The São Paulo University Politechnical School), Master degree (MS) in Industrial Engineering by Stanford University, California, USA. Owner of Torrear Incorporações e Planejamento Imobiliário Ltda, a real estate planning and development company.

Past experience in planning and financial markets. Executive and past consultant for important multinational companies and also for some important Brazilian companies. Since 1985 is in the real estate market. As a developer, João Crestana was directly or indirectly responsible for planning, developing or building many residential and office buildings.

Member of Secovi, the most important South American real estate association since 1985. Founded in 1946, represents more than 13,000 real estate companies in the state of São Paulo. Past Secovi Director of Real Estate Operation (2000 – 2004). Past Secovi Vice President (2005 – 2007). Past Secovi President (2007 – 2009 and 2009 – 2012), Current Secovi Advisory Board Chairman, National President of the Real Estate Industry Commission, a division of Brazilian Chamber or Construction Industry since February of 2007, actual Member of Febraban´s Board of Trustees, Member of WTC´s Board of Trustees, and President of the Fiabci World Congress of Developers and Investors.

As the Chairman of the Real Estate Industry Commission, he set affordable housing as a priority. His goal is to provide the federal government support to develop a project for a permanent and sustainable public policy for social housing for low income families.

João Crestana defends the free enterprise, free competition in the market, house opportunities for everyone and less bureaucracy.
Nils Kok - Executive Director, GRESB, and Associate Professor in Finance, Maastricht University

Nils Kok

Executive Director, GRESB, and Associate Professor in Finance, Maastricht University

Dr. Nils Kok is the executive director and co-founder of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB); a premier investor-driven initiative to assess the environmental and social performance of the global real estate investment industry.

Nils also holds a position as an Associate Professor in Finance and Real Estate at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He is the recipient of a prestigious three-year grant from the Dutch National Science Foundation for his work on the intersection of energy efficiency and finance in the real estate sector.

Claude Turmes - Member of the European Parliament and Vice-President of the Green Group in the EP

Claude Turmes

Member of the European Parliament and Vice-President of the Green Group in the EP

Since 1999 member and since 2002 vice-president of the Greens/EFA Group in the EP

Member of the committees on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)

Coordinator on energy issues for the Green Group

Rapporteur of the Energy Efficiency Directive

Previously Rapporteur of the Directives on renewable energies and on the liberalization of the energy market
Tatiana Fabeck - Architecte, vice-présidente du Conseil d’Administration de la Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’Ingénierie

Tatiana Fabeck

Architecte, vice-présidente du Conseil d’Administration de la Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’Ingénierie

Tatiana Fabeck, luxembourgeoise, née en 1970, est lauréate du prix du meilleur diplôme à l’Ecole Spéciale d’architecture de Paris en 1994 sous la présidence de Paul Virilio et Christian de Portzamparc. Elle démarre sa vie professionnelle au sein du bureau de Cuno Brullmann S.A. à Paris. Depuis 1996, elle est architecte indépendante au Luxembourg. En 2006, elle devient membre du Conseil d’Administration et du Comité de Direction de la Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’Ingénierie au Luxembourg. De 2006 à 2014, elle participe à la Biennale d’Architecture de Venise dans le cadre de la Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’Ingénierie en tant que membre du jury, co-curatrice ou co-commissaire. De 2008-09 elle enseigne le master en architecture à la ‚Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes’ à Saarbruck.
En 2012, elle change de structure de bureau en fondant « FABECK ARCHITECTES ». Depuis 2013, elle est vice-présidence du Conseil d’Administration de la Fondation de l’Architecture de l’Ingénierie au Luxembourg. Son bureau a obtenu de nombreux premiers prix à des concours d’architecture et d’urbanisme internationaux et réalise des projets publics et privés, résidentiels, tertiaires, universitaires et scolaires.
Rudy Ricciotti - Architecte et ingénieur, Grand Prix National d'Architecture and Médaille d'or de l'académie d'architecture

Rudy Ricciotti

Architecte et ingénieur, Grand Prix National d'Architecture and Médaille d'or de l'académie d'architecture

Architecte et ingénieur, Grand Prix National d'Architecture en 2006, Médaille d'or de l'Académie d'Architecture, Rudy Ricciotti est représentatif de cette génération d'architectes qui allient puissance de création et véritable culture constructive. Auteur de réalisations marquantes en France, avec notamment la salle de Rock Stadium de Vitrolles, le Centre Chorégraphique National d'Aix-en-Provence d’Angelin Preljocaj, la restructuration des Grands Moulins de Paris pour l’Université Denis Diderot Paris VII, le Musée des Civilisations d’Europe et de Méditerranée à Marseille, l’aile des Arts de l’Islam pour le Louvre ou encore le Stade Jean Bouin à Paris. Il construit également à l’étranger : la passerelle pour la Paix sur le fleuve Han à Séoul, la Philharmonie de Potsdam en Allemagne, le Palais des Festivals de Venise, le Musée d’Art Contemporain de Liège ou encore la Philharmonie de Gstaad pour le festival créé par Yehudi Menuhin.
10:45 (25′) Coffee Break
11:10 (20′)

Workshops

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Global Compact Cities (60′) 


Topic :
To be confirmed


Speakers :

Paul James - Professor & Director of the Global Cities Institute (RMIT) and Director of the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme

Paul James

Professor & Director of the Global Cities Institute (RMIT) and Director of the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme

Currently not available
Michael Jeffery - Major General the Hon. Michael Jeffery, former Governor General of Australia Chairman, Future Directions International

Michael Jeffery

Major General the Hon. Michael Jeffery, former Governor General of Australia Chairman, Future Directions International

Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO(Mil), CVO, MC (Retd) was born in Wiluna, Western Australia in 1937.

He graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon into Infantry serving operationally in Malaya, Borneo, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam, where he was awarded the Military Cross and the South Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He retired from the Army in 1993 and was appointed Governor of Western Australia until 2000.

Post retirement as Governor, he established in Perth, a not for profit strategic research institute – Future Directions International (FDI).

From 2003 to 2008 he served as Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia where his key interests were in youth, education and food security.

Upon his retirement as Governor-General, he accepted Chairmanship of FDI, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Outcomes Australia and Soils for Life, along with patronages of a number of other not-for-profit organisations.

He is the Australian Chairman of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and has recently been appointed the National Advocate for Soil Health by the Prime Minister.

Married to Marlena, he enjoys golf, cricket, fishing, reading and music.
12:10 (20′)

Workshops

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INOWAI

Topic : Green certification : Building Humanity !

Speakers :
Guillaume Perrodin - Senior Advisor - Environment & Energy Efficiency Consulting, INOWAI

Guillaume Perrodin

Senior Advisor - Environment & Energy Efficiency Consulting, INOWAI

Currently not available
Vincent Bechet - Managing Director & Partner, INOWAI

Vincent Bechet

Managing Director & Partner, INOWAI

Currently not available


Paul Wurth

Topic : Project management in construction projects: an added value

Speakers :

Jacques Margue - Head of Sales, Paul Wurth

Jacques Margue

Head of Sales, Paul Wurth

Currently not available
Eveline Beck - Head of Project Management, Paul Wurth

Eveline Beck

Head of Project Management, Paul Wurth

Currently not available
12:40 (20′)

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OAI (Ordre des Architectes et des Ingénieurs-Conseils, Luxembourg, www.oai.lu)

Joint presentation of international and local architects

Topic : Reflexion on the concept of fortress (from physical to virtual) and how to handle the unique topography of Luxembourg City


Speaker :

Christine Muller - Architecte, membre du Comité des Architectes de l’OAI (Ordre des Architectes et des Ingénieurs-Conseils Luxembourg)

Christine Muller

Architecte, membre du Comité des Architectes de l’OAI (Ordre des Architectes et des Ingénieurs-Conseils Luxembourg)

Currently not available
Rodolphe Mertens - Architecte, délégué OAI (Ordre des Architectes et des Ingénieurs-Conseils Luxembourg)

Rodolphe Mertens

Architecte, délégué OAI (Ordre des Architectes et des Ingénieurs-Conseils Luxembourg)

Currently not available


Length :
30 minutes


PROgroup


Topic :
Smartdesign by an integrated and integral approach


Speaker :

Jeannot Schroeder - General Manager, CSD sa

Jeannot Schroeder

General Manager, CSD sa

PhD in Sciences ( Physics) and six sigma master black belt, joined PROgroup in 2011 as partner.
He has a 15 year long international experience in many different leading positions in the chemical industry. His industrial know-how is the basis for a more industrial approach to the construction business at all levels.
This is a source of innovation for the way of operating of PROgroup today by improving the different process steps. So for example PROgroup has int he recent past implemented a new integral project management tool.
In addition Jeannot has a major passion for the Cradle to Cradle concept,that he is implementing in an existing economic and industrial area.
13:00 (60′) Lunch – Marketing session (1h)
Hendrik Nelde - President, FIABCI Belgium

Hendrik Nelde

President, FIABCI Belgium

Currently not available
14:00 (60′) City Panorama
Eva Beleznay - Private Consultant, Budapest

Eva Beleznay

Private Consultant, Budapest

Eva Beleznay has an architectural and urban planning study and work experience from Hungary and the USA. After having worked as an urban planner and consultant in both the private and public sectors, she became the Head of the Deputy Mayor’s Office responsible for urban development of the City of Budapest. In her role as the main advisor for the Mayor and his Deputy, and later as the Chief Architect of Budapest she was responsible for providing leadership and policy direction in the areas of the capital’s regional and urban development, planning and design, urban regeneration, architectural quality control as well as for project development. Most important projects included the Heart of Budapest Program, City Hall Forum, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), Danube Strategy and its projects, Kelenföld-Etele intermodal subcenter, Olympics 2020, Csepel-North development program. Her priorities are urban regeneration, sustainability, and community actions for liveability.
Since 2010 she works as a private consultant. She works to strenghten the coexistance of top-down policy-making and the bottom-up implementation and awareness processes. She has been a member of several working groups of the Chamber of Hungarian Architects (CHA). She is a Board Member and the Head of the Public Affairs Working Group of the Hungary Green Building Council. She is a BREEAM expert and a national Certified Real Estate Broker and Appraiser.
Jason Hu - Mayor, Taichung City Government

Jason Hu

Mayor, Taichung City Government

Mayor Jason Hu studied at National Cheng-Chi University of Taipei, Taiwan. He received his Master of Sciences from University of Southampton and Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University in England.

After his studies, he worked as the Deputy Director of the First Bureau for the Republic of China in 1991 and the minister of Government Information Office in the same year. In 1996, he was a member of the National Assembly and was appointed R.O.C Representative to U.S.A. One year later, he became the Minister of Foreign Affairs during 3 years. In 2000, he worked as Director General at the Culture & Communication Affairs Committee in Kuomintang Party and he has become the Mayor of Taichung since 2001.

Mayor Hu has received the following honors:
- One of the ten freshest movers and shakers in urban politics worldwide, which chosen by British magazine ‘MONOCLE’ in 2010.
- The Top Seven Intelligent Communities in 2012.
- Special Contribution for National Development in Property Construction Award -- FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Award in 2012.
- Recognition of Excellence Award of Arts and Sciences in University of South Carolina in 2013.
15:00 (30′)
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Forum – International Property Measurement Standards
Ken Creighton - Director of Professional Standards, RICS

Ken Creighton

Director of Professional Standards, RICS

Ken Creighton directs RICS’ contribution to the development of international standards. He also oversees our education and qualification standards and the technical standards developed in RICS’ 17 professional groups.
Ken Creighton

Ken joined RICS in November 2011 from the IFRS Foundation, where he was director of Content Services. In this role Ken worked with countries adopting IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) as issued by the IASB (International Accounting Standards Board). As well as supporting adoption of the standards internationally, Ken led the Foundation’s content dissemination processes, which included translation, licensing and product sales.

Before joining the IFRS Foundation in 2005, Ken was a senior manager at Ernst & Young. During his tenure there Ken led a number of international projects while based in its Washington DC, Madrid and London offices. Previous to joining E&Y, Ken was an associate analyst at Prudential Securities' Washington research office and also a legislative correspondent in the United States Senate.

Ken holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley. Originally from Seattle, Ken has lived in London with his family for over a decade.

In his current role with RICS, Ken's responsibilities include:

- Working with leading industry bodies to create and develop international standards
- Managing the development of technical guidance and policy through RICS’ 17 professional group boards
- Setting and maintaining RICS’ membership standards and competencies through our Membership and Education Standards boards
Tony Grant - Past World President, FIABCI

Tony Grant

Past World President, FIABCI

Tony Grant was born in London, UK in 1942 and has spent a lifetime in the real
estate profession. He founded Grant & Partners (Property Advisers, Appraisers,
Surveyors and Estate Agents) in London in 1965. The firm initially specialized in
industrial and warehouse agency, but later diversified into office property, development
and investment consultancy as well as project management and property
management.
By 1987 Grant & Partners had grown to a total of 12 partners and 140 support
staff. In that year, Tony Grant was invited by one of his firm’s major clients, Ladbroke Group PLC (later
Hilton PLC), to head up their United States property subsidiary, London & Leeds Development Corporation.
He ended his executive involvement in Grant & Partners and moved to New York on a five year contract.
He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of London & Leeds with direct responsibility for a
4.7 million square foot office development program in Boston, New York, Washington D.C. and Miami
representing approximately $1.5 billion of investment.
Tony Grant returned to London at the beginning of 1993. In June of that year he joined the Board of Olives
Property PLC as Chairman & Joint Chief Executive, having purchased a substantial interest in the
company. Olives was a small UK based public property investment and development company whose
shares were quoted on the main London Stock Exchange.
During the subsequent five years the gross assets of Olives Property grew from approximately £5.6 million
to £58 million. Olives was sold to Hemingway Properties by means of an agreed takeover transaction
in May 1998 and Mr. Grant left the Board to take up the World Presidency of FIABCI (the International
Real Estate Federation) for a one year elected term.
Between 1999 and 2002 Tony Grant was active in the UK as a real estate investor and developer utilizing
his private family funds.
This activity was transferred to South Carolina in January 2003 when he moved to the USA as a permanent
resident and continues to the present time. He became a U.S. Citizen in 2007.
Claudine Speltz - President, CEPI

Claudine Speltz

President, CEPI

In 1971, Claudine Speltz left Belgium for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
In 1986, Claudine Speltz set up as an accounting and tax advisor, and managing agent of co-ownerships. She has been a member of the CIGDL (Real Estate Chamber of Luxembourg) since 1994 and director since 1997, became President from 2005 to 2011 and Honorary President in 2012. She was a founding member of a number of associations, including the Association of Professional Managing Agents of Luxembourg (GSPL), the Association of Accounting and Tax Advisers (ALCOMFI), and the President founder 2004-2010 of the Women entrepreneurs’ Federation of Luxembourg (FFCEL) and Honorary President since 2011.
She was chosen as “Manager of the year 2004” by the economic editorial team of the daily “Tageblatt”.
In 2006, she received the European trophy awarded by the European Council of Women, Enterprises and Commerce (CEFEC), presented by Simone Veil and Renaud Duteil, French minister for SMEs, Commerce, Crafts and Liberal Professions.
In 2011, she was elected president of the European Council of Property Managers (CEAB)
Since 2012, she took a new turn in her career towards consultancy and mediation relating to co-ownerships and relaunched her activity in accounting and taxation activities relating mainly to property and she was elected as director of the clc (Luxembourger confederation of commerce and services), and CEPI’s President (European Council of Real Estate Professions).
Terry Dunkin - President, FIABCI World Council of Experts

Terry Dunkin

President, FIABCI World Council of Experts

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mr. Dunkin has over thirty five years of real estate valuation and consulting experience. Prior to establishing his own consulting firm in 2012 he was a Managing Director for Grubb & Ellis Landauer, Mr. Dunkin spent twenty seven years as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Cassidy Turley’s (formerly Colliers Pinkard) Valuation Advisory Services Group where he managed market valuations and consulting projects, both foreign and domestic.
Prior to joining Cassidy Turley, Mr. Dunkin spent five years as an Assistant Vice President at Maryland National Bank in Baltimore, where he provided real estate valuation services to various departments of the bank including the Mortgage Department, the Trust Department, the Corporate Services Department and the Special Assets Department.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS

The Appraisal Institute:
Member/MAI (1985-present)
National President (2007)
International Committee (2008 to 2010)
National Executive Committee (2004 to 2008)
National Board of Directors (2000 to 2008)
Counselor of Real Estate / CRE (accredited 2004)
Certified Commercial Investment Member / CCIM (accredited 1997)
The Appraisal Foundation – Board of Trustees (2010-2012)
American Real Estate Society (ARES) Board of Directors (2008-present)
Appraisal Institute Education Trust (AIET) – Board of Directors (2009-present)
International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) – Board of Directors (2010-present)
Union of Panamerican Associations of Valuation (UPAV) – Board of Directors (2010-2012)

STATE & REGULATORY LICENSURE

Pennsylvania: State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License No. GA-001670-L
Maryland: State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License No. 1186
Maryland: State Certified Associate Real Estate Broker License No. 3942991

EDUCATION

Mr. Dunkin is a graduate of Towson University where he received bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration (Marketing) and Geography & Environmental Planning.
Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University Real Estate Masters Degree Program

QUALIFIED BEFORE COURTS & ADMINSTRATIVE BODIES

Qualified Expert Witness before the United States Bankruptcy Court
Qualified Expert Witness before the United States and State of Maryland Tax Courts
Qualified Expert Witness before various County Circuit and District Courts in the State of Maryland
15:30 (60′) Startup demos
16:30 (60′) Closing Ceremony
Investiture of new FIABCI World President, Robyn Waters
17:30 (90′) New Board Meeting (FIABCI Board Members Only)
19:30 Farewell Dinner
Address : Centre Drosbach Impasse Drosbach L-1882 Luxembourg
Dress Code : Black Tie

Opening Speech by
Maggy Nagel - Ministre du Logement, Luxembourg

Maggy Nagel

Ministre du Logement, Luxembourg

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Dress Code : Black Tie