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The Eleventh Annual International Conference on Real Estate Development


The Eleventh Annual International Conference on Real Estate Development


The Eleventh Annual International Conference on Real Estate Development was held on April 15 & 16, 2015 at the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, hosted by Filipović Business Advisory Ltd.

At the Conference there were 56 German and international speakers and altogether more
than 350 participants from 19 countries. On 10 interesting panels these main topics of the Conference were discussed:

• RE Landscape Triptych / Croatia / SEE Region / EU
• Reprogram Triathlon / Development / Financing / Investment
• XI Conference / Tradition / RE Business Platform / Trust

At the opening ceremony of the Eleventh Conference was the Asia-Pacific Investment, Vultural and Business panel. The moderator was Don Markušić, Solicitor and President of Asia-Pacific Chamber of Commerce, and speakers were Ambassadors of Republic of Azerbaijan, Australia, Indonesia, Korea, Kazakhstan and Iran, First Secretary from Malaysia and Counsellors from China and Japan. We are honored that this incredibly strong and important group of high diplomats from Asia and Australia participated in this Conference. It was extremely important and helpful to listen to them because those were the messages of great and important countries. Their Excellencies discussed a range of issues such as the possibility of Asian and Pacific countries to invest in Croatia, enhance business activities between the countries, which are the comparative advantages of Croatian Investment and business environment, and also what companies from their countries have already invested in Croatia or do business with Croatian, and if there is interest from other companies from their countries to invest or do business with Croatia and in which areas.

On the second panel, titled Real Estate Development Trends in the World, Harald Steiner and Reinhard Winiwarter spoke about the importance of development of the brand in Real Estate Business, as well as measuring and managing brand value, and the challenge of converting locations into destinations and the process of brand positioning. After the opening speech of the Moderator Marija Noršić, member of the Management Board of Filipović Business Advisory Ltd., Ms. Irena Matković, Principal of the Croatian Institute for Spatial Development, presented the strategy of spatial development of the Croatia, and Renata Suša, CEO of HŽ Infrastruktura, presented one of the largest real estate portfolio in the Republic of Croatia.

Additional topics that were discussed during the Conference were: Regional Real Estate Market Comparison, Real Estate Development Projects, Real Estate Market Movements in Croatia, Regional Investment Hotspots, Investment Completion in Croatian Tourism, Retail Opportunities in Croatia, Re-Kaleidoscope perspectives, views and visions and Housing.

We would especially like to thank our Main Institutional Patrons - Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning and Ministry of Economy, Patrons - Advantage Austria, American Chamber of Commerce in Croatia, Asia-Pacific Chamber of Commerce, German-Croatian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Association of Cities in the Republic of Croatia and Croatian County Association, Institutional Partner - EBRD and Industry Partner - MIPIM.

Also, a big thanks to all the speakers, sponsors, participants and media partners for their personal approach and commitment and with that, for their contribution to the overall success of the Conference.



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