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LONDON – 9 November 2015 — Over 330 market participants are gathering today and tomorrow for CREFC Europe’s Autumn conference, at etc. Venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London. A diverse programme brings together participants from areas across the commercial real estate finance spectrum and includes professionals from the property-owning, lending, debt investing, servicing and professional services communities, as well as trade/regulatory bodies.

Walk-in registrations are available on site.

Our traditional pre-conference educational morning will begin at 09:30. Over 210 delegates are registered for these sessions, which will focus on lending against retail property and lending across the cycle.

The Autumn conference will kick-off this afternoon with a networking lunch at 12:30. Following lunch, we will screen an exclusive, pre-recorded video address to the conference by highly regarded global economist Dr Pippa Malmgren, who will provide her insights into macro factors affecting all aspects of the real estate industry. 

Immediately following Pippa, join the day’s keynote address from Fabio Balboni, European Economist at HSBC Global Banking and Markets.  After a spot of afternoon tea, the feature panel of the two day event will be led by Omni Capital’s Dan Smith as a group of Borrowers and Lenders go head to head.  A cocktail reception will wrap up day one.

Tuesday will begin with the screening of another exclusive pre-recorded address to our conference, this time from Dame Alison Carnwath, non-executive Chairman of Land Securities.

The first session of the day will explore the question “What’s causing the boom in development?”  Subsequent panels and presentations will focus on NPLs, Pan European Lending, Emerging markets as the new “core” and “Debt Funds – from soup to nuts” Join Mike Phillips, Editor at EuroProperty, on the sofa as he interviews Ellen Brunsberg, President and CEO at GE Capital Real Estate Europe.

To round off the event, join the conference co-chairs as they pull together the key themes of the conference. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our conference co-chairs, Madeleine McDougall – Lloyds Commercial Banking; Tamara Box – Reed Smith and Lisa Williams – Situs who have created a superb Conference Programme.  We are also delighted to announce that Madeleine takes over the role of CREFC Europe chairman of Andreas Wuermeling effective Monday 9 November.  "The timing of the conference could not be more perfect in coinciding with Madeleine's stepping into the chair role and the CREFC Europe's renewed efforts to reach more deeply into the constituencies it serves", said Tamara Box. "The high numbers of registrants following a broadening out of the subject matter suggests CREFC Europe are getting it right". 

Peter Cosmetatos, CEO, CREFC Europe commented “Madeleine, Tamara and Lisa have done a fantastic job as conference co-chairs, giving our flagship event a stronger borrower presence, some great innovative features and generally a fresh feel.  I’m looking forward to an excellent event and the opportunity to catch up with existing friends and make some new ones”

CREFC Europe will provide ample networking opportunities for conference participants.

Take advantage of the CPD accreditation if you join us.

Registered delegates, don’t forget to download the conference App (login with the email you registered with), which will allow you to vote on questions posted by speakers throughout the event, as well as giving you access to the agenda, delegate list and other information.

For a complete look into the next 2 days, please view our programme detailing the topics, panellists and moderators who will lead them.


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