• BALTIC REAL ESTATE
    INVESTMENT FORUM 2019

    Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, Konstitucijos ave. 20, Vilnius
    May 16 - 17
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Main topics:

  • What challenges will macroeconomic trends bring to the RE market?
  • How to create a RE product for future customers?
  • Financing of RE: the limit is reached or are there new opportunities?
  • What lessons have we learned from last crisis and how is the market preparing for a possible economic slowdown?
  • Investment outlook: what can we expect?

Development trends of RE sectors:

  • How sustainable is the office market development?
  • What are the potential alternative niches in the Baltics?
  • Why do investors in the industrial real estate opt for the Baltic region?
  • Hotel market in the Baltics: can we satisfy continuous growth?
  • What factors determine changes in the housing market and development trends?
  • How is the shopping centre market developing in the Baltics: is transformation inevitable?

Special event – Baltic Real Estate Investment Forum golf tournament 2019. Registration

 

If it‘s work, it doesn‘t work

Micael Dahlen, "The Economist's" TOP 10 Economics professor, author of six best-selling books (Sweden)

9 years of growth in Europe: where to next?

Alexander Robinson, Senior Manager at STR (United Kingdom)

Alternative investment - Student housing: how much hidden potential is there?

Samuel Vetrak, Founder and CEO of BONARD (Austria)

"Tripla" Helsinki: how to transform railway station area into prestige quarter of the city?

Juha Kostiainen, YIT Helsinki Executive Vice President, Urban Development (Finland)

Key aspects of how companies are managing site selection process. What happens in CEE countries?

Karel Stransky, "EMEA Corporate Solutions Prague" director, Colliers International (Czech Republic)

New ways of working. Workplace as a service

Dr. Vitalija Danivska, Researcher and lecturer at Aalto and Tampere Universities (Finland)

Speakers

Micael Dahlen
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Micael Dahlen
"The Economist's" TOP 10 Economics professor, author of six best-selling books (Sweden)

Micael Dahlen
"The Economist's" TOP 10 Economics professor, author of six best-selling books (Sweden)
Alexander Robinson
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Alexander Robinson
Senior Manager at STR (United Kingdom)

Alex leads STR's AM:PM platform and is focused on scaling the product across STR’s global supply and pipeline databases. He began his career in New York, gaining experience in fixed income with Lazard, Merrill Lynch, and Scotia Capital. He then moved into the hospitality industry when he joined Expedia’s sales and development team, working in both their New York and San Francisco offices. Alex subsequently moved to London for HotelTonight, with responsibility of managing partnerships with global brands and industry organizations. He joined STR in August 2016.

Alexander Robinson
Senior Manager at STR (United Kingdom)
Chris Igwe
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Chris Igwe
Partner at "More of less", Co-Chair ULI Europe Retail and Entertainment Council (France)

Chris Igwe is one of the world’s leading authorities on global retail and highly sought after for his knowledge and insights. 

Based in Paris, he is special advisor to global brands, owners and investors on strategic matters at his own consultancy firm, Chris Igwe International. He is also Managing Partner at More Or Less, representing exclusively tenants in their lease-related problems. From 2007 to 2015 he was Head of Retail, France and EMEA at CBRE, and before that, Head of Real Estate Europe at Foot Locker and then Gap.

Chris is a frequent international keynote speaker and conference moderator. He is Co-Chair of ULI (Urban Land Institute) Retail and Entertainment Council, Member of ICSC’s European Research Group and Member of MAPIC Steering Committee.

Chris Igwe
Partner at "More of less", Co-Chair ULI Europe Retail and Entertainment Council (France)
Samuel Vetrak
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Samuel Vetrak
Founder and CEO of BONARD (Austria)

Samuel has over 20 years’ experience advising governments, destinations, education providers and student housing investors. Since 2007, under his leadership, his staff of 50 researchers operating in four offices around the world have been providing the highest level of secondary and primary in-field data, making BONARD a leading provider of independent and reliable research and solutions for alternative residential asset classes.

Samuel has studied at City University Seattle. He is a frequent speaker, attending dozens of international education and real estate conferences a year and sharing latest insights backed by long-term industry experience. 

Samuel Vetrak
Founder and CEO of BONARD (Austria)
Malgorzata Morek
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Malgorzata Morek
Poland and Eastern Europe Development Director at "Hilton" (Poland)

Hotelier with 25 years of experience in the hotel industry in the area of ​​operations, sales and development, gained in the InterContinental Hotels and Resorts in the USA and AccorHotels / Orbis in Poland and Eastern Europe. Since 2017 responsible for the development of Hilton brands in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Hungary and Romania.

Malgorzata Morek
Poland and Eastern Europe Development Director at "Hilton" (Poland)
Mantas Katinas
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Mantas Katinas
"Invest Lithuania" Managing Director (Lithuania)

Mantas Katinas
"Invest Lithuania" Managing Director (Lithuania)
Vincent Voute
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Vincent Voute
Senior Research Analyst, "BNP Paribas Real Estate" (France)

Vincent Voute
Senior Research Analyst, "BNP Paribas Real Estate" (France)
Indrė Genytė-Pikčienė
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Indrė Genytė-Pikčienė
Economist (Lithuania)

Indrė Genytė-Pikčienė began her professional career at the Lithuanian Free Market Institute, then continued working closer to business practices at Vilniaus Bankas and as a member of the real estate advisors team “Resolution Advisers”. Before joining DNB she worked as a senior economist at the Bank of Lithuania. Indrė Genytė-Pikčienė has been a valued member of DNB Research (later - Luminor) team since 2007 – for twelve years already. 

Indrė’s work scope at Luminor encompasses the analysis of the global economic trends and financial market processes, macroeconomic and market risk analysis of the Central Eastern European region, monitoring of Lithuanian internal macroeconomic processes and economic activities, close communication with the business community, active participation in a public debate on economic, political and social topics.

Indrė Genytė-Pikčienė
Economist (Lithuania)
Gijs Klomp
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Gijs Klomp
Investment director (CEE markets) of "NEPI Rockcastle" (Czech Republic)

Gijs Klomp is currently investment director of NEPI Rockcastle covering the CEE markets.

Gijs Klomp (41) is a Dutch citizen and specialist in real estate management, who attended the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands. He had his first contact with the Romanian market back in 2000 during an internship. Upon graduation in 2002, he joined ING Real Estate Investment Management (ING REIM) in The Hague as a Research Analyst. After 3 years, Gijs Klomp relocated to Prague and subsequently to Bucharest and later Budapest. He was involved in numerous acquisitions, divestments and also worked in asset management at ING REIM, which later became CBRE Global Investors.

Starting May 2013, Gijs Klomp joined JLL in Romania as Managing Director and in early 2015 returned to CBRE to head CBRE’s Romanian and later CEE capital markets practice.

As of July 2016, he moved to NEPI Rockcastle, a public property company that specializes in retail real estate to become their investment director. NEPI is one of the largest retail property landlords in CEE with assets in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia. 

Gijs Klomp
Investment director (CEE markets) of "NEPI Rockcastle" (Czech Republic)
Raiko Uri
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Raiko Uri
Partner at "Lumi Capital" (Estonia)

Raiko Uri
Partner at "Lumi Capital" (Estonia)
Jeļena Markūne
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Jeļena Markūne
Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (Latvia)

Jeļena Markūne
Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (Latvia)
Milda Dargužaitė
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Milda Dargužaitė
Group CEO at "Northern Horizon Capital" (Lithuania)

Milda Dargužaitė
Group CEO at "Northern Horizon Capital" (Lithuania)
Juha Kostiainen
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Juha Kostiainen
YIT Helsinki Executive Vice President, Urban Development (Finland)

Juha Kostiainen
YIT Helsinki Executive Vice President, Urban Development (Finland)
Aivaras Abromavičius
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Aivaras Abromavičius
"Preses Nams" Chairman of the Board ("Lords Asset Management") (Lithuania)

Aivaras Abromavičius
"Preses Nams" Chairman of the Board ("Lords Asset Management") (Lithuania)
Kaspars Beitiņš
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Kaspars Beitiņš
CEO of SIA "Akropole Riga" and Member of the Board of "Akropolis Group" (Latvia)

Kaspars Beitiņš is General Manager of Akropole, the newest and most modern shopping and entertainment centre in Riga, Latvia, that will open its doors on 4th April, 2019. The development and construction of Akropole has been one of the biggest projects of the last decade in Latvia. Kaspars Beitiņš joined the team in 2012 as Assistant Development Project Manager and was appointed as Project Director in 2016. He has led and supervised all phases of Akropole project – from design and construction through to the opening of the new shopping and entertainment centre.

Kaspars Beitiņš
CEO of SIA "Akropole Riga" and Member of the Board of "Akropolis Group" (Latvia)
Eimantas Kiudulas
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Eimantas Kiudulas
Vicechairman of Lithuanian Free Economic Zone Association (Lithuania)

Eimantas Kiudulas
Vicechairman of Lithuanian Free Economic Zone Association (Lithuania)
Per Thorell
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Per Thorell
Head of Transaction Banking & Markets, Baltic Division at SEB (Sweden)

Mr. Per Thorell has 25 years of experience in International Banking. He has been working in SEB since 1996 and held various managerial positions leading business units in the Nordic countries, Baltics, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom and Emerging Markets.

Per is based in Stockholm but has worked with SEB’s Baltic business since 2008 and is part of the management team for Corporate Banking in the Baltics. He is responsible for Markets, Transaction Services and Real Estate Financing within SEB’s Baltic Division.

Per Thorell
Head of Transaction Banking & Markets, Baltic Division at SEB (Sweden)
Ieva Dosinaitė
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Ieva Dosinaitė
"Ellex Valiunas" Partner, Head of Finance practice (Lithuania)

Ieva Dosinaitė
"Ellex Valiunas" Partner, Head of Finance practice (Lithuania)
Timo Riismaa
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Timo Riismaa
CEO of "Bonava Eesti" (Estonia)

Timo Riismaa
CEO of "Bonava Eesti" (Estonia)
Elina Chodzkaitė - Barauskienė
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Elina Chodzkaitė - Barauskienė
Head of Manufacturing Team at "Invest Lithuania" (Lithuania)

Ms. Elina Chodzkaite - Barauskiene has an experience of over 6 years in site selection, project implementation, negotiation, managing international relationships, sales and marketing, and country branding. She oversees manufacturing investment projects with a focus on developing industries of strategic importance to the national economy, including Life Sciences, Automotive and Industrial Machinery. Her client portfolio includes Thermo Fisher Scientific, Hollister and Continental. 

Elina graduated from the University College London, reading BA Politics and Eastern European studies as well as obtained a Master's degree at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria.  

Elina Chodzkaitė - Barauskienė
Head of Manufacturing Team at "Invest Lithuania" (Lithuania)
Martynas Babilas
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Martynas Babilas
Head of Corporate solutions Baltics at "Newsec" (Lithuania)


Martynas Babilas
Head of Corporate solutions Baltics at "Newsec" (Lithuania)
Brigita Aleksandravičiūtė
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Brigita Aleksandravičiūtė
Development Director for Central and Eastern Europe "Apex Alliance Hotel Management" (Lithuania)

Brigita Aleksandravičiūtė
Development Director for Central and Eastern Europe "Apex Alliance Hotel Management" (Lithuania)
Dominik Piwek
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Dominik Piwek
Marketing & PR Director at "NEPI Rockcastle" (Poland)

Educated at the University of Warsaw in the field of Sociology and at the University of London in the field of Politics and Economics of the East European Countries, Dominik Piwek has been involved in marketing and advertising since 1994. He has gained professional experience working for international advertising agencies such as Publicis, BBDO Worldwide and Edipresse publishing house. Being responsible for media, advertising and marketing strategies, Mr Piwek worked for brands such as Renault, British Airways, Red Bull and others. Since 2007 he was associated with the METRO PROPERTIES company (M1 shopping centres), to later begin his cooperation with the Balmain. Currently holding the position of Marketing & PR Director at NEPI Rockcastle Poland, Dominik Piwek’s responsibilities include management of the marketing department as well as development and implementation of advertising and marketing communication strategies for NEPI Rockcastle’s shopping centres portfolio in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Latvia.

Dominik Piwek
Marketing & PR Director at "NEPI Rockcastle" (Poland)
Karel Stransky
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Karel Stransky
"EMEA Corporate Solutions Prague" director, Colliers International (Czech Republic)

Karel Stransky
"EMEA Corporate Solutions Prague" director, Colliers International (Czech Republic)
Saulius Vagonis
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Saulius Vagonis
Head of Valuation & Analysis at "Oberhaus" (Lithuania)

Saulius Vagonis
Head of Valuation & Analysis at "Oberhaus" (Lithuania)
Bernardas Velikonis
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Bernardas Velikonis
Investor Relations Manager at "Northern Horizon Capital" (Lithuania)

Bernardas Velikonis
Investor Relations Manager at "Northern Horizon Capital" (Lithuania)
Kätrin Liebert
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Kätrin Liebert
Investment Advisor in Estonian Investment Agency (Estonia)

Kätrin Liebert has experience in banking, telecommunications and insurance area. Kätrin Liebert has a passion for innovation and technology.

Kätrin Liebert
Investment Advisor in Estonian Investment Agency (Estonia)
Karolis Adlis
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Karolis Adlis
Vice President at "W. P. Carey" (USA)

Karolis has extensive experience structuring and closing transactions across Europe, especially in the Nordic and Central and Eastern European markets. Karolis has played an instrumental role in more than €700 million of sale and leaseback, net lease and build to suit investments including a complex €190 million joint venture acquisition of a multi-jurisdictional mixed-asset property portfolio in the Baltics.

Karolis Adlis
Vice President at "W. P. Carey" (USA)
Dr. Vitalija Danivska
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Dr. Vitalija Danivska
Researcher and lecturer at Aalto and Tampere Universities (Finland)

Vitalija holds a doctor’s degree in Real Estate Economics from Aalto University, Finland. She specializes in real estate and workplace management studies and her dissertation topic was “From Walls to Experiences. Workplace transformation from physical office space to ‘Workplace-as-a-Service’ model”. At the moment she works in Aalto and Tampere Universities, where she is a main researcher in projects “Flexible space network”, “Development of digitalization strategies to public property management organisations”, and also a researcher in “Digital wellbeing user services in built environment” and “digitalisation of learning environments”.

Dr. Vitalija Danivska
Researcher and lecturer at Aalto and Tampere Universities (Finland)
Jolanta Liukaitytė – Stonienė
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Jolanta Liukaitytė – Stonienė
"Ellex Valiunas" Associate Partner (Lithuania)

Jolanta Liukaitytė – Stonienė
"Ellex Valiunas" Associate Partner (Lithuania)
Mindaugas Strėlis
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Mindaugas Strėlis
“Orion Securities” (Lithuania)

Mindaugas Strėlis
“Orion Securities” (Lithuania)
Vlaho Kojakovic
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Vlaho Kojakovic
Director of the Property and Tourism Team at EBRD (United Kingdom)

Vlaho Kojakovic is Director of the Property and Tourism Team at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development where he has been working for the past 8 years.  He is a seasoned banker and a real estate executive with more than 20 years of experience in the sector.

Before joining EBRD, Vlaho worked as Development Director with the Trigranit Development Corporation, the biggest real estate developer in Central and Eastern Europe. He started his career in investment banking with BNP Paribas in London.

Vlaho ‎holds an MBA from Imperial College, University of London, and an executive education from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

EBRD operates in 38 economies in Central and Eastern Europe and North Africa and has invested over €125 billion in more than 5,000 projects up to date.

Vlaho Kojakovic
Director of the Property and Tourism Team at EBRD (United Kingdom)
Shane Caher
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Shane Caher
„Hollister Lithuania“ CEO (Lithuania)

Shane Caher
„Hollister Lithuania“ CEO (Lithuania)
Nikolai Kobliakov
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Nikolai Kobliakov
"Senior Group" Founder (France)

Nikolai Kobliakov
"Senior Group" Founder (France)
Ron van Bloois
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Ron van Bloois
Partner at HEVO (Netherlands)

Mr R. (Ron) van Bloois, BBE MSc RE, is partner at HEVO having joined the firm in 2011. With a background in development and investment,  Van Bloois is determined to create future-proof solutions in the built environment. He has an extensive track record and has built a large network, especially in the area of (public) real estate. He has also initiated and led numerous developments in (semi) commercial properties.

Ron van Bloois
Partner at HEVO (Netherlands)
Mindaugas Vanagas
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Mindaugas Vanagas
"Citus" Founder and CEO (Lithuania)

Mindaugas Vanagas
"Citus" Founder and CEO (Lithuania)
Jekaterīna Kosmačeva
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Jekaterīna Kosmačeva
Country manager for Baltics and Belarus at IWG (International Workplace Group) (Baltics and Belarus)

Jekaterīna Kosmačeva
Country manager for Baltics and Belarus at IWG (International Workplace Group) (Baltics and Belarus)
Paul Ryan
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Paul Ryan
"Shannon International" International Business Development and Foreign Direct Investment Executive (Ireland)

Paul Ryan
"Shannon International" International Business Development and Foreign Direct Investment Executive (Ireland)
Staffan André
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Staffan André
Head of Real Estate and Facility Management International at SEB (Sweden)

Staffan André
Head of Real Estate and Facility Management International at SEB (Sweden)
Rida Kalvaitienė
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Rida Kalvaitienė
„Newsec“ Property Management (Baltics)

Rida Kalvaitienė
„Newsec“ Property Management (Baltics)
Andrius Švolka
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Andrius Švolka
Head of Transactions at Newsec (Lithuania)

Andrius Švolka
Head of Transactions at Newsec (Lithuania)
Kristjan Tamla
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Kristjan Tamla
CEO at "Swedbank" Investment Funds (Estonia)

Kristjan Tamla joined Swedbank (Hansabank) in 2005 as a senior economist and portfolio manager for Hansa Investment Funds. As a CEO of Swedbank Investment Funds he is responsible for managing the largest fund management company in Estonia with assets under management exceeding 2bio EUR. Of that ca 5% is invested to different real estate funds, primarily in the Baltic region. Before taking his position in Swedbank Investment Funds he worked as a head of Baltic Investment Centre in Swedbank and as a portfolio manager for asset allocation products in Swedbank Robur, Sweden. Kristjan has more than 20 years of professional experience in economics and financial markets. He has worked as an economist at the Central Bank of Estonia and as an intern at the European Commission Directorate for Economics and Finance. Kristjan has an MSc degree in Economics (with distinction) from the University of Exeter (UK).

Kristjan Tamla
CEO at "Swedbank" Investment Funds (Estonia)
Ramon Rask
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Ramon Rask
Lutheri Machinery Hall co-developer, board member of the developer (Estonia)

Ramon is an experienced real estate lawyer, who has used his long term professional expertise to transform an extinct, historical industrial building into contemporary, prize-winning office space. Being a full time lawyer (https://www.rask.ee/team/ramon-rask) he rejects the term „developer“ and rather describes himself as “project based real estate enthusiast”.  And Lutheri Machinery Hall (i.e the project where Ramon acted as a co-developer) is a project where enthusiasm was highly needed, as it was by many described as a legally “toxic” project. Nevertheless, the project was successfully executed. Currently, Lutheri Machinery Hall (https://lutheri.ee/en/) is being noted in Estonia as one of the best examples of sustainable renovation of industrial premises. As a proof of that the Machinery Hall has been awarded as an exemplary restored architectural monument by the authorities of cultural heritage protection, and at the same time as a functional and contemporary office space by the expert’s committee of designers and architects (https://www.arhitektuuripreemiad.ee/#project-20-490). Machinery Hall also received a special prize for the best concrete building and wooden architecture (use of plywood) in 2018.

Ramon Rask
Lutheri Machinery Hall co-developer, board member of the developer (Estonia)
Gediminas Baltakis
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Gediminas Baltakis
„Prosperus Asset Management“ General manager (Lithuania)

Gediminas Baltakis
„Prosperus Asset Management“ General manager (Lithuania)
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Rūta Pulkauninkaitė - Macikė
Hotel "Pacai" General manager (Lithuania)

Rūta Pulkauninkaitė - Macikė
Hotel "Pacai" General manager (Lithuania)
Aare Tammemäe
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Aare Tammemäe
Partner at Redgate Capital (Estonia)

Aare has over 20 years of experience in financial sector. He has extensive banking, real-estate and finance background from various TOP Estonian and Nordic companies. Previously worked as Chairman of the Estonian Compensation Fund, CFO of the Port of Tallinn, Head of Corporate Banking at Nordea Estonia, and CFO and Chairman of the Board of Arco Vara. Aare is responsible for capital raising and real estate advisory projects in Redgate Capital. He has participated in most of the capital raising, M&A and other transactions of Redgate Capital, supporting clients at all transaction stages.

Aare Tammemäe
Partner at Redgate Capital (Estonia)
Dominykas Mertinas
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Dominykas Mertinas
"Akropolis Group" Head of Marketing and Communication Department (Lithuania)

Dominykas Mertinas
"Akropolis Group" Head of Marketing and Communication Department (Lithuania)
Liucija Zubrutė
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Liucija Zubrutė
Editor of RE rubric at „Verslo žinios” (Lithuania)

Liucija Zubrutė
Editor of RE rubric at „Verslo žinios” (Lithuania)
Paulius Navickas
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Paulius Navickas
Senior Real Estate Manager for EMEIA at "Western Union" (Lithuania)

Paulius Navickas
Senior Real Estate Manager for EMEIA at "Western Union" (Lithuania)
Irena Viluma
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Irena Viluma
Head of business development at SIA Z Club (Latvia)

Irena Viluma
Head of business development at SIA Z Club (Latvia)
Arvydas Avulis
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Arvydas Avulis
"Hanner" Member of the Board (Lithuania)

Arvydas Avulis
"Hanner" Member of the Board (Lithuania)
Edgars Ivanovs
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Edgars Ivanovs
Investment Architect at "Ivanovs Investments" (Latvia)

Edgars Ivanovs
Investment Architect at "Ivanovs Investments" (Latvia)

Program

09:00–10:00 Registration & networking breakfast
10:00–10:10
ALFA

Lead-in. Goals of the forum

Rolandas Barysas / "Verslo žinios" editor in chief

I SESSION: ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT / NICHES, HOTELS, SHOPPING CENTRES
1. ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT / NICHES

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