08.00 - 09.00

Registration & breakfast

09.00 - 09.10

Conference Opening – Welcome and introduction

09.10 - 09.30

2017 Global Real Estate Market Outlook - Economic growth to prevail over policy uncertainty

Keynote speaker

  • Kim Verdonck

    Kim Verdonck Executive Director, Head of Research, IT & Marketing CBRE

09.30 - 09.40

The Luxembourg RE industry: ALFI Real Estate Funds Survey 2017

09.40 - 10.30

Finding a safe haven for Real Estate Funds

A deep dive perspective of 3-4 case studies from different types of RE asset managers on stage, showcasing their solutions to seizing market opportunities, RE type strategies, through innovative structuring of their respective fund.



  • Dr. Pamela Hoerr

    Dr. Pamela Hoerr Managing Director PATRIZIA Real Estate Investment Management S.à r.l.

  • Christian Ostbringhaus

    Christian Ostbringhaus Financial Manager, (Investment Advisor to Greenfinch Global Invest Fund SCA, SICAV-FIS) GCG S.A.

  • Pierre Sémont

    Pierre Sémont Head of Middle Office, Real Assets AXA Investment Management

  • Alexander Taft

    Alexander Taft Managing Director, Structured Finance, Europe Invesco Real Estate

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 - 11.20

Pillars to Ensure Open End Fund Liquidity

Presentation and discussion on the most recent INREV paper which concentrates on the creation of liquidity in open end fund structures, by describing best case scenarios where investors and fund managers can go on to further successful investments in follow-on or new funds.

The report compares behaviours in a number of different European countries and identifies five pillars upon which a liquid open-end fund should be built. This clear framework sets out investor rights together with manager responsibilities and aims to create realistic expectations for open-end fund investments and to avoid conflict between the parties involved.

This study has been updated in 2016 to reflect latest guidance for exceptional circumstances such as Brexit. Local best practices section has been also extended with highlights from Switzerland and France.

Presentation of the INREV Open Ended funds Survey followed by an interview with the INREV WG Chairman

Interviewed by:

11.20 - 12.05

Building innovation and digitalisation in RE operating platforms

Setting the scene with an overview of the digital opportunities in the RE world, a panel discussion with leading RE players will explore the digital opportunities in RE operating models, focusing on the current digital priorities for real estate, the challenges and opportunities and what this means for investment decisions and business models.


  • Kees Hage

    Kees Hage Partner, Luxembourg Digital Real Estate Leader PwC


  • Ilse French

    Ilse French Partner, Global Real Estate Digital leader, Real Estate Advisory Practice Leader PwC

  • Neeral Patel

    Neeral Patel Managing Director, COO, EMEA Real Estate BlackRock

12.05 - 12.10

Chairman's wrap up & closing remarks

12.10 - 14.00

Lunch in the exhibition area kindly sponsored by Societe Generale Securities Services

13.15 - 13.45

Short & Sharp Stage kindly sponsored by PwC

Fit for the Future

  • Ilse French

    Ilse French Partner, Global Real Estate Digital leader, Real Estate Advisory Practice Leader PwC

  • Kees Hage

    Kees Hage Partner, Luxembourg Digital Real Estate Leader PwC

14.00 - 14.30

A regulator’s perspective on current regulatory hot topics and the potential game changer for the Real Estate

Interviewed by:

14.30 - 15.30


14.30 - 15.30

Real Estate Debt

Starting with an overview of the current state of the Real Estate Debt realm followed by a roundtable discussion


  • Anthony Shayle

    Anthony Shayle Managing Director Head of Real Estate Debt EMEA, Senior Portfolio Manager UBS-PREMF Real Estate & Private Markets UBS Asset Management


  • Catriona Coyne

    Catriona Coyne Vice President, Senior Product Manager BNY Mellon Corporate Trust Product Group

  • Matthew Keogh

    Matthew Keogh Investment Management Partner, Global Head of Investment Management Group Linklaters LLP

14.30 - 15.30

Risk Management in the RE world

  • RM Governance and substance requirements in times of CSSF on-side inspections and increasing European pressure
  • Deeper dive: Risk Management and Risk Measurement, adequate Board reporting; increasing demands for RE Risk professionals
  • Future Outlook – challenges & chances



15.30 - 16.30

Platform design and innovation – A drive for operational Efficiency


  • Brian McMahon

    Brian McMahon Managing Director - Global Head of Alternative Sales, Asset Servicing BNY Mellon


  • Jean-Paul Vignac

    Jean-Paul Vignac Continental Europe Finance Director LaSalle Investment Management

16.30 - 16.45

Wrap up Q&A and closing remarks by the RE Chairman with the 3 streams’ hosts

and a closing drink in the exhibition area