Seminar program Thursday 17 May

Speakers from left to right and top to bottom: Maxime Kumpen, Bart de Ridder, Jef Van In, Frank Geets, Robin Vincent-Smith, Lionel Andries, Richard Holberton, Wiliam Willems, Xavier van Reeth, Peter Dijkhuis

Reinventing the workplace

11.00 AM - 12.30 PM

Maxime Kumpen, CEO CBRE Belgium & Luxembourg
Bart de Ridder, Country Managing Director Accenture BeLux
Jef Van In, CEO AXA Belgium
Frank Geets, Administrateur-generaal, Het Facilitair Bedrijf, Vlaamse Overheid
Robin Vincent-Smith, Programme, Change & Knowledge Manager, Médecins Sans Frontières
Lionel Andries, Head of Workspace, CBRE Belgium & Luxembourg
Richard Holberton, Head of Occupier Research, CBRE EMEA
William Willems, CEO Regus/Spaces
Xavier van Reeth, Head of Industrial & Logistics, CBRE Belgium
Peter Dijkhuis, Director Masterplanning, CBRE EMEA
by CBRE

Location: Conference Village

The different topics that will be discussed are:

  • Reinventing real estate in today's world
  • Creating the perfect workplace                             
  • CBRE Occupier Survey 2018: technology, wellness & flexible space
  • Agile workplace
  • Logistics 4.0
  • Future cities: changing work/place dynamics

Registration is mandatory for this seminar. You can do this via this link.

Digital applications in retail and real estate

2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

by BLSC 

Location: Conference Village

There are many more digital applications in retail and in the management of shopping centers and retail parks than just e-commerce. Six companies each present their state-of-the-art digital application in 7 minutes, which take effect in various areas of shopping or the realization and exploitation of shopping complexes!

Public support as a key to project development

2.00 AM - 3.30 AM

by City of Mechelen 

Location: City Square 

Is project development in Flanders possible without long standing legal procedures, civil protests, or legal uncertainty? Bart Somers, in 2017 named Best Mayor in the World, is convinced it is possible. He is still showing us the proof in his city Mechelen on a daily basis.

Discover here more.

Investment case and Use reset by Inclusive Buildings (experienced by international implementation of circular and fossil-free principles)

5.00 PM - 6.15 PM

Remko Zuidema, Founder of BRIQS Foundation
by Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen

Location: City Square 

The end user is mostly absent in real estate development because of the time lapse between start and completion of a project. Buildings need to be looked at from the perspective of two clients: the owner of the building (long term client) and the tenant (short term client). The diverging interests of these two owners make it important to treat them separately (two-step housing). Investors in real estate are interested in the “shell” or “core” of a building, not the interior outfit, which is considered more of a liability. An entire industry sector has emerged around the remodeling of homes based on circularity principles.  Interiors can easily be remodeled and components are reused elsewhere.

RES Awards

6.00 PM - 7.00 PM

by RES 

Location: Conference Village 

The RES Awards aims to celebrate Project Development Excellence on Thursday, May 17 during the REALTY fair in Brussels. The competition is open for all real estate developments with a size over 5.000 gross square meters above ground in Belgium, which were delivered between the 1st of January in 2017 and the 1st of February 2018.

During the ceremony three categories will be rewarded:

  • Best (semi-)public development
  • Best residential development
  • Best development for institutional investors

Closing Walking Dinner

7.00 PM - 12.00 PM

By invitation only.



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