CONFERENCE PROGRAM

08:30 – 09:00 Registrations, Light Refreshments & Networking

09:00 – 09:10 Opening to “Welcome Annual International Real Estate Investment Conference in Latvia” with Conference moderator second year in a row Adriana Roze, Media professional

GLOBAL TRENDS

09:10 – 9:40 Hakan Frisen, SEB Head of Economic Forecasting
“The Global Business and Credit Cycle: Implications for Interest Rates and Real Estate Markets”

09:40 – 10:10 Michael Schonach, Northern Horizon Capital Group CEO
"The Baltic Markets from an International Investors' Perspective"

10:10 – 10:50 A Panel Discussion "City and Real Estate" with Elita Moiseja, NP Properties Chairwoman of the Board.

  • How Riga will look like in 5-10 years?;
  • Obstacles for new development and new investments;
  • How to improve Riga competitiveness.

Panelists:

  • Andris Ameriks, Riga City Council Vice Mayor of Riga;
  • Guntars Grīnvalds, National Real Estate Development Alliance Member of the Board;
  • Arvydas Avulis, Hanner Chairman of the Board, Member of the Board of Lithuanian National Real Estate Development Association;
  • Pēteris Bajārs, Architect.

10:50 – 11:10 Re-Energizing Coffee Break and Networking

INVESTMENTS: VIEW FROM THE TOP

11:10 – 11:40 Paolo Michelozzi, Pro Kapital Grupp CEO
"The Art of Making the Right and Timely Decisions"

  • History and Experience;
  • Comparison of the Three Baltic Countries;
  • Future Trends and Opportunities;
  • Case Studies.

11:40 – 12:10 Andris Reņģītis, CBL Asset Management (Citadele Group) Head of real estate department
"Alternative Investment Funds in Current Real Estate Market Environment"

  • What are the Alternative Investment Funds (AFIs) and How They Operate;
  • Who can be a manager and who can be an investor for AFI;
  • Difference compared to other legal forms (in resect to RE industry);
  • How AFI is developing in all 3 Baltic countries;
  • AIF' s typical investment markets.

12:10 – 12:40 Ülo Kallas, Colonna Capital CFO
"Property Acquisition vs. Corporate Acquisition: Discoveries Made"

  • You can sell the same cash flow with a 100% premium just by naming it better;
  • Tenant risk can be assessed reliably in 5 minutes time;
  • How 5+5 can be less than 5 when we talk about real estate investments.

12:40 – 13:20 A Panel Discussion "Similar, But Not the Same: Comparison of Investment Markets in Three Baltic Counties" with Kęstutis Adamonis, Sorainen Partner

  • Product Availability;
  • Financing;
  • Investor Focus;
  • Long Term Prospects.

Panelists:

  • Nils Styf, Citycon Chief Investment Officer;
  • Tarmo Karotam, Northern Horizon Capital Fund Manager;
  • Jekaterina Kolosova, Nordic and Baltic Property Group Managing Director Baltic Region;
  • Angela Kolesnikova, Colliers International Advisors, Senior Investment Consultant.

13:20 – 14:30 Its Lunch time and Networking: Bon Appétit!

ZOOM IN THE OFFICE SEGMENT

14:30 – 14:50 Monika Rajska-Wolinska, Colliers International Poland Managing Partner
"Why CRE Market Should Keep an Eye on Occupational Shift"

14:50 – 15:30 A Panel Discussion "Evolution in Office Development" with Jan Brink, Bauplan Nord

  • Changing requirements for office space;
  • Supply vs demand in Riga;
  • Office standard: developers and tenants experience in the past and today.

Panelists:

  • Monika Rajska-Wolinska, Colliers International Poland Managing Partner;
  • Mindaugas Valuckas, Hanner Group CEO & Member of the board;
  • Antons Marčenko, ABLV Bank;
  • Inga Zvaigzne, Country Workplace Lead, Accenture;
  • Jevgenija Gricenko, Colliers International Advisors, Associate Director Brokerage Department.

ZOOM IN THE RESIDENTIAL SEGMENT

15:30 – 15:50 Olga Lielkalne, Chief Economist, Financial Stability Department, Latvijas Banka
"Obstacles to Finance Future Demand of Residential Real Estate"

15:50 – 16:30 A Panel Discussion "Build to Sell V.s. Build to Rent" with Andris Kovaļčuks, Managing Director of Ektornet Real Estate Latvia

  • Expected returns from residential development;
  • Potential market size for years to come;
  • Residential rental case studies in Riga.

Panelists:

  • Oskars Ozoliņš, Merks Member of the Board;
  • Avi Karavani, Top Asset Management;
  • Aigars Šmits, Arco Real Estate Member of the Board;
  • Pētris Stepiņš, Director of Swedbank's Investment Management Company in Latvia;
  • Jeļena Gavrilova, Head of Real Estate Financing Department SEB bank.

16:30 - 16:50 Re-energized Coffee Break and Networking

ZOOM IN THE RETAIL SEGMENT

16:50 - 17:20 Stephan Jung, Global retail trend expert, Chairman of the Retail Innovation Group, ICSC Europe
"The Retail (R)Evolution: What Investors Should Learn to Make Sustainable Returns"

17:20 - 18:00 A Panel Discussion "Future of Shopping Centres in the Region" with Mārcis Budļevskis, Linstow Center Management Director of Lease and Business Development

  • How SC in Baltic region will change in next 3-5 years and how global trends can influence that;
  • Are we ready for and is there space for newcomers in the market;
  • What are the tenant requirement and how they adjust to current market realities.

Panelists:

  • Stephan Jung, Global retail trend expert, Chairman of the Retail Innovation Group, ICSC Europe;
  • Irma Marcinkiene, Apranga;
  • Andrejs Paupers, Member of the Board, Viastor;
  • Gawein Minks, Development Director Multi CEE;
  • Allan Remmelkoor, Pro Kapital Grupp Member of the Board.

18:00 - 18:10 FAST FORWARD: the best ideas we got from the conference

18:10 - .... Networking at SkyLine Lounge

 

*The agenda is still to be updated and minor derogation's may occur.