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The Fifth Annual International Conference on real estate market in Croatia


The Fifth Annual International Conference on real estate market in Croatia


The Fifth Annual International Conference on the Real Estate Market in Croatia
March 30 & 31, 2009, The Westin Zagreb Hotel, Croatia

Ladies and gentlemen,

I am inviting you to the Fifth Annual International Conference on the Real Estate Market in Croatia. I am exceptionally pleased that we have jointly all made it to our first jubilee - five years of continuous conference holding. During the past four years in our conferences we have achieved the following:


As one of the French philosophers recently said „we live in the time of the screen", meaning - computer, TV, cell phone, DVD, cinema ... and that is absolutely correct. We are constantly getting bombarded with infinitive amount of information through screens. And that is inevitable. But with that in mind, the need and interest that are made through face to face contact, personal communication, conversation, exchange of opinion, participation in a gathering of people with same or similar line of business, where you can feel that special rhythm and energy did not cease. And that is the reason why we believe that Conference is a place where that need and interest can be fulfilled.

Every year we think about the Conference concept and the main Conference topics. Unfortunately, this year we don't have any dilemma. The main Conference issue will be the economic crisis. All the topics, which are usually present on our Conferences, will be presented considering the existing economic crisis.

Therefore, the subtitle of the Fifth Conference, with few basic issues under discussion, could be:


The terms of business in the economic crisis



We think that in the crisis period, business people need to meet, talk, exchange their mutual experiences, recommend and suggest new ideas of business collaborations and business activities and jointly think about the crisis coming out models even more than in the regular periods. By using this method, it is possible to come out of the crisis faster and even more effective. Nevertheless, sometimes a crisis allows (rare, creative and brave people) a greater business success, because crisis opens certain possibilities which are nonexistent in regular business conditions.We consider that in the crisis periods it is necessary to find additional resources of energy, decision, creations and to seek new solutions.

Therefore we, especially this time, are inviting you to the Fifth Conference. In presentations of the individual topics, discussions with speakers and participants and discussions with all participants, together we will seek the answers to the questions regarding to the crisis analysis, crisis duration prognosis, models of crisis mitigation or crisis consequences avoiding and the models of business and results improving in the conditions of somewhat difficult business activities.


Program of the Fifth Conference


Conference program will be divided into three thematic areas:

I. General Overview of the Croatian Real Estate Market

General Overview of the Croatian Real Estate Market will be shown through 5 market segments:

  1. Retail
  2. Tourism
  3. Residential Development
  4. Office Space
  5. Logistic parks


II. The Role and the Significance of Real Estate Development in Croatia

Real estate market depends on many disciplines which in the process of property development are mutually intertwined and dependant one on the other. In order to create and maintain balanced development with successful structure, there is a need for mutual coordination of public and private activities. Following topics will be discussed:

  1. Real Estate Financing
  2. Legislative frame for spatial planning of tourist zones within the protected coastal area
  3. Legislative frame for spatial planning of shopping centers
  4. Architecture
  5. Croatian Real Estate Law and Construction Law
  6. Public-Private Partnership
  7. Real Estate Business in Tourism
  8. Urban Revitalization


III. City of Zagreb

City of Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb is cultural, scientific, economic, politic and administrative centre of Republic of Croatia.
Therefore, one Conference panel is dedicated to Zagreb and its development strategies and individual projects.

A large number of renowned and distinguished local and international speakers will be invited to the Conference. We hold strong belief that at least 500 local and international businessmen and real estate experts will be present at the Conference.

Conference languages are Croatian and English.

The speakers are invited to present in the language of their own choice in English or Croatian language and are to be accompanied by simultaneous translation to the other language. The participants of the Conference can ask questions in any of the two mentioned languages.


ArtRoom Exhibition
At First Glance – Allegory of Face


The Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb together with Filipovic Business Advisory Ltd. have realized their first joint project – exhibition called “Na prvi pogled” (“At First Glance”), held in premises of Zagreb Architects’ Association, Ban Josip Jelacic Square 3, Zagreb from December 4 to December 6, 2008. Exhibition displayed works of students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Exhibition Catalogue is available at The best evidence for our common pleasure is the fact that we have decided to continue this cooperation.

During the Conference, at 17. floor of the Westin Zagreb Hotel in room Opera, there will be held an exhibition “At First Glance” – Allegory of Faces, at which students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb will represent their artwork. Filipovic Business Advisory Ltd. is the initiator, organizer and sponsor of the Exhibition. We are honored that the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb is the patron of the Exhibition. Exhibited work can be bought directly from the students.

We are inviting you to visit the Exhibition, to enjoy the artwork of young authors and therefore give them the support in their professional development!


Gala Reception at the Croatian National Theater


Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb is one of the most expressive cultural institutions in Croatia. The neo-baroque building of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb is surrounded by numerous buildings that have a great monumental value and which represent the Croatian architecture of the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.

The blueprints were ordered from the famous Viennese architects Ferdinand Fellner and Herman Helmer, authors of forty more European theatre buildings. After only 16 and half months of construction works, the theatre building was finished according to plans and it was ceremoniously opened on October 14, 1895.

For the guests of The Fifth Annual International Conference on the Real Estate Market in Croatia, the Croatian National Theatre Ballet in Zagreb will, immediately after the premiere which will be held on March 27, 2009, stage the ballet 4 Reasons of famous and modern choreographer Edward Clug. Although it is an artist who is well known to Zagreb audience by his accomplished ballet roles on Zagreb scene and visiting plays of the Slovenian National Theater from Maribor, this will be the first Clug's author play made for the Zagreb Ballet Ensemble.
As author of several very successful and popular ballet shows, Clug is included among the most interesting choreographers of modern dancing expression.
Often rewarded on International ballet competitions (Japan, Serbia, Bulgaria, Russia, Germany, Slovenia), acts often in Slovenia and foreign countries as a dancer and as an author of ballet shows. Several times was pronounced as the best choreographer on various ballet festivals or parades in country and abroad.




Conference is among other an excellent and special opportunity for promotion of your company.

Until today, we have organized and held four Conferences on the Real Estate Market in Croatia which have proven themselves as the professional and significant event for the Croatian Real Estate Market participants.

According to the sponsorship fee and the type of promotion, there are the following types of sponsors:


Therefore, we are inviting you to express your interest into sponsorship. We shall be more than glad to send you Conditions and Terms of Sponsorship, as well as to hold a meeting during which we can further discuss all sponsorship conditions.




The Fourth Annual International Conference on the Real Estate Market in Croatia was held on May 5 and 6, 2008 in the Westin Zagreb Hotel. More than 500 people from 15 countries took part: Croatia, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Netherlands, USA and Estonia
Participants included local and foreign developers, investors, bankers, representatives of a variety of government bodies, architects, urban planners and other designers, professionals in the field of construction, real estate, legal and advisory services and experts were also present. Report from this Conference can be seen at Croatian Real Estate Newsletter Vol.26.

For all of the above mentioned reasons, we also expect The Fifth Annual International Conference on the Real Estate Market in Croatia to receive the significant interest of the participants.


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