ULI Greece & Cyprus to hold Athens conference Nov. 30

ULI Greece & Cyprus invites you to its third annual conference, which will take place as a hybrid event at the Athens Grand Hyatt hotel, on 30 November 2021. International and local delegates can attend the event virtually or in-person.

The theme of the conference is: “Meta-pandemic re-alignment: the user in the epicenter of re-designing space”. It will explore how people and cities will adjust to the post-pandemic 'normal', in the face of climate change, social concerns and the threat of future health crises. We will also present and reflect on the results of the ULI and PwC annual survey ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate®: Europe 2022’.

The conference will be moderated by Stelios Bouras, Journalist and Blogger at GreekGuru.net, and will be hosted in English.


13.30 - Registration and Welcome Coffee

14.00 - Welcome and Introduction

14.15 - Human Behaviour: What Will Change and What Will Stay the Same in the Meta Pandemic Era?

14.45 - interview: The City of Porto Vivo and the City of Athens

Urban Planning: Rethinking strategies – Changing Perceptions

In this interview, we will investigate the impact of the pandemic on cities and urban planning by talking to two experts. Has the experience of the last 18 months provoked a shift in perceptions and a rethinking of strategies?

15.30 - Case study – Presentation: Thinking About Land Uses – New Needs, New Priorities? Blended Uses, Repurposing and Flexibility

Following the coronavirus crisis, the way we use space is shifting. The ESG agenda also has a profound impact on real estate development. What are the new priorities and how do they influence the design of homes, offices, shopping, leisure, and green spaces?

16.10 - Coffee Break

16.30 - Presentation: Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2022®

A presentation revealing the results of the ULI and PwC annual survey on the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe for the coming years.

16.50 - Panel Discussion: Capital Markets in the Meta Pandemic Era – Emerging Trends that will Impact Investment Strategies

The panel will reflect on the results of Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2022®and will discuss the short- and long-term outlook of the real estate markets and the role of developing markets, such as Greece, in future investment strategies.

17.30 - Closing Remarks

17.45 - Drinks, Light Dinner and Networking

Confirmed Speakers:

Albino Pedro Pereira Baganha, Arq, Chairman of the Board Porto Vivo, SRU

Damian Harrington, Head of EMEA Research, Colliers

Eleni Vrettou, Executive General Manager | Chief of Corporate & Investment Banking, Piraeus


Eri Mitsostergiou, Chair, ULI GR&CY | Director of European Research Savills, London

Ioannis Orfanos, Partner Arbitrage Real Estate

Luke Treasure, Director, Design and Construction Management, Hines Spain

Maurizio Grilli, Director, Property Funds Research | Research Fellow, University of Manchester

Nikolas Travasaros, Founding Partner at Divercity Architects

Ricardo Araújo Miguel Cardoso Valente, Dr., Member of the Board Porto Vivo, SRU

Sophie Chick, Vice President, Research & Advisory Services, ULI Europe

Stelios Bouras, Journalist, Blogger, GreekGuru.net

Vasileios-Foivos Axiotis, Deputy Mayor of Urban and Building Infrastructure and City Plan, City of Athens