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Previous work experience has been different roles within sales and sales management as well as Sr. Management roles in Norwegian and international companies within Telco, IT, Consultancy Services and premium consumer goods.
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.
Marius Jakulis Jason, lawyer, investor, moved from NYC to Vilnius in 1992, to live and work in Lithuania, owner of the hotel enterprises: Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square Vilnius, Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel Vilnius, Park Inn by Radisson Vilnius Airport Hotel & Business Centre, Nordic Airport Hotels Fund
Marek is a co-founder and CEO of EstateGuru. Marek has been actively engaged in real estate business since 2002, having carried out development and investment projects in several European markets. Marek is also a co-founder of a leading residential property development group Invego (invego.ee). In 2014, EstateGuru.co was launched and is now lending in 8 European markets. EstateGuru is currently in the middle of an equity raise (A-round) which will be the first round for institutional investors. Aside from developing EstateGuru, Marek is a passionate squash player, as he has represented Estonia in various international competitions among the national squash team.
- Director of Leasing and Business Development, Linstow Center Management 1998 – now
- 1997 – 1998 Managing Director of DMB Marketing
- 1996 – 1997 Large/corporate client manager Unibanka (current SEB)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Riga Business School
- BA Degree in Business Management, Marketing – Concordia University Wisconsin
- Member of ICSC, previously:
- Chair of Baltic Committee of ICSC for more than 5 years
- Member of European Advisory Board of ICSC Europe for 3 years
Kasper Fabritius academic background consists of a master’s degree from the Aalto University with major in construction economics and management and a minor in real estate management. Further Mr Fabritius have a minor in organization and management from the Hanken School of Economics.
During his almost 20 year professional career Kasper Fabritius has been engaged in management consulting, real estate development and sales and marketing tasks in Scandinavia as well as in German Speaking Europe.
For the past 10 years Mr. Fabritius has worked at Senate Properties, the real estate company of the Finnish government, with responsibilities in the field of leasing, facility and consulting services as well as operative managerial tasks and business development tasks. At the moment Kasper Fabritius is responsible for the Senate Properties solution sales nationwide.
I am a serial entrepreneur of aged-care domain. I've started a couple of successful Long-Term-Care facilities networks ("Senior Group" in Russia and "Senior Baltic" in Latvia). My objective is to rise the senior care in Europe to the level when nobody will be afraid of aging. Hope to reach this objective before my generation enters to the third age.
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.
Guido Wolf is Investment Director at KS Holding, a company developing core real estate for Kesko-Senukai in the Baltic States. He has been involved in property investment, development and management across the Baltics for the past decade.
Janusz Mitulski (MRICS) is Director of International Hotel Development at Marriott International. He is responsible for the hotel chain’s growth across Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic Countries.
Before joining Marriott International in 2015, Janusz was a partner at the consultancy Horwath HTL Poland, where he headed up the Hotel and Tourism Consultancy Team for over 6 years. Before this he worked for the Qubus Hotel chain in Poland, where he served as General Manager of two hotels, and later Sales and Marketing Director for the entire chain for over 5 years. He has extensive strategic and operational experience within the growing Polish hotel market.
Over the past 15 years, Janusz has been intensely involved in developing and championing the Polish hotel industry. He was a Vice President and member of the Supervisory Board of the Chamber of Polish Hotel Industry for last 7 years and has been a guest lecturer at multiple hotel schools. He has authored a Hotel Guidebook and co-founded the Hotel & Tourism Trends industry conference. Janusz Mitulski is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and studied MBA from the University of Economics in Poznań. Janusz is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Domuss, Ltd. www.domuss.lv, the Real Estate Development arm of the US investment fund NCH Capital www.nchcapital.com. € 500+ million have been invested since 1996 in Latvia, including shopping center ‘Riga Plaza’, residential developments Gypsum Factory www.gipsafabrika.lv, Mezaparka Rezidences www.mezaparks.lv, Felicity Apartments www.felicityapartments.lv (first BREEAM residential building in the Baltics), Nordic Villages www.nordicvillages.lv (middle-class village program in Riga Metro area), and many other projects.
Svetlana manages investment into the most ambitious private capital real estate project in Latvia - ‘”Z Towers”. She is an experienced Chief Financial Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the FMCG production and real estate industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, Risk Management and Corporate Finance. Her passion lies in performance improvement which she pusues since working for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Eimantas has been the CEO and a Board Member of Klaipeda FEZ since 2001.
He is a pioneer in developing successful free economic zone practices in the Baltics – Klaipeda FEZ was the first operating special free economic zone in Lithuania and the first in the Baltic states to be recognised by the Financial Times (as early as 2010). Eimantas was actively involved in all stages of Klaipeda FEZ’s development and the establishment of its strategic line, which stands out for the added value it offers investors. He also initiated the establishment of the Free Economic Zones Association in Lithuania and led the organisation until 2017.
Mr Kiudulas is an active partner for public institutions in developing an attractive business environment for investors in Lithuania and fostering regional change. He was a key player in preparing investment offers to bring worldwide market leaders to Klaipeda FEZ, including the top PET producer in the world – Indorama, the top global manufacturer of wiring harnesses – Yazaki, and many others. A forward-thinking and pragmatic approach, international experience and leadership have made him a Board Member at several leading companies in Lithuania.
Head of the leading residential real estate developer in Latvia. More than 20 years experience in residential real estate and construction business in Latvia.
Mr Virtanen career at the international hotel sector spans over 25 years, and he has been leading the Christie & Co Nordic operations since 2008 from the Helsinki office, and has been involved with over 300 hotel projects & hotels in the Nordic region and elsewhere in Europe, assisting owners, investors, operators and developers with Market & Feasibility Studies, Valuations, Due Diligence, Strategic Consulting and Brokerage. He has wealthy of operational experience in operations, but also from banking sector. He also helds three university degrees in the sector.