After more than 20 years in Paris, the ULI Europe Conference will rotate among other leading European cities. The first stop on this new journey will be Berlin, where top players in European real estate and beyond will gather for the conference on January 30 and 31.
“Berlin is a leading example of urban and economic development, making it a perfect choice for our first conference outside of Paris,” says Lisette van Doorn, chief executive of ULI Europe.
“Despite past challenges, the city is now a hub for innovation and culture. Its booming startup scene, inviting public spaces, and affordable housing options have created an ideal environment for attracting talent. We want ULI members to experience these outstanding examples of urban development firsthand.”
The main conference day will include sessions on geopolitics and macroeconomics, global cities, retail, “proptech” (where technology and real estate come together), and capital markets. Confirmed speakers include Stephan Bone-Winkel, founder of BEOS AG; Regula Lüscher, city building director of Berlin; Roger Madelin, head of the Canada Water development in London; Scott
Malkin, chairman of Value Retail; Alexander Otto, chief executive officer of ECE; and startup guru Christoph Sollich, known as “the Pitch Doctor.”
The conference will also feature a dinner at the Zeughaus, a 300-year-old former armory that has been repurposed as one of the two main buildings of the Deutsches Historisches Museum. Those attending will also have the chance to sign up for site tours around Berlin, attend their product council meetings, and—for participants under age 35—join in the Young Leaders Forum.
For more information and to register, visit europeconference.uli.org.