Recap: ULI Netherlands Annual Conference 2019

The 2019 ULI Netherlands Annual Conference brought together over 150 real estate professionals to discuss the main topic of ‘Towards a Balanced Urban Society; An Inclusive Approach’. The event was held in the incredibly charismatic Arminius Church, Rotterdam on 22 May 2019.

Chris Choa, ULI UK Chairman and Managing Director, AECOM, moderated this year’s conference and began by acknowledging the meaning behind the main themes of the conference and asking the all important question of “How do we achieve re-balance and create certainty in our lives through our built environment?”

The focus of an ‘inclusive approach’, is about bringing people together to re-balance and discover equilibrium between global and local needs – having diversity, but also solidarity.

The programme consisted of a world-class line-up of industry experts of all ages and professions, including Rieneke van Noort who is currently a student at Delft University of Technology. Other speakers included;

  • Shamez Alibhai, Head of Community Housing, Man Global Private Markets
  • Nicolas Bearelle, CEO, Re-Vive
  • Erik Bichard, Co-Founding Director, RealWorth
  • Peter Calthorpe, Urban Designer and Founder of Calthorpe Associates
  • Eva Gladek, Founder and CEO, Metabolic
  • Kristian Koreman, Co-Founding Partner, ZUS
  • Graeme Craig, Director of Commercial Development, Transport for London
  • Morten Nielsen, CEO, International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP)
  • Walter Ligthart, General Director, Theater Rotterdam

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