19 June 2023




9:50 – 10:00 Welcome

10:00 – 10:30 The inflation express in Europe and Poland – when will it pull into the depot?

Inflation, both in Poland and the Eurozone, remains at levels not seen for decades. There are as many opinions as there are analysts – some say that it should fall to levels considered harmless and acceptable within two years, while others claim that the double-digit figures are here to stay for years to come. Which scenario should our economy prepare for and what long-term effects can it have on the domestic real estate market?


prof. Przemysław Litwiniuk, Member of the Monetary Policy Council, NBP

10:30 – 11:30 Developers: pushy suitors or real city creators?

Cooperation between city authorities and development companies rarely runs smoothly. We usually hear one side make accusations of greed and disregard for the interests of others, while the other side decries tardiness and lack of goodwill. However, since Polish cities are not building on their own in the 21st century, are developers really their sole builders, executors, when it comes to the housing fabric?

- What is the impact of the development sector on the city's economy?
- Is it possible to develop a model of partnership, instead of one based on claims and orders?
- What else can developers voluntarily contribute to the urban fabric of large Polish agglomerations?


prof. Agata Twardoch, Department of Urban and Spatial Planning, Silesian University of Technology


Jacek Karnowski, Mayor of the City of Sopot

Grzegorz Kiełpsz, president of the management board, The Polish Association of Developers (PZFD)

Jerzy Łużniak, President of Jelenia Góra

Adam Pustelnik, First Deputy Mayor of the City of Łódź

11:30 – 11:50 COFFEE BREAK


11:50 – 12:35 Joint venture, PPP, or perhaps… a merger?

The slowdown in the residential market and the decline in demand for housing, combined with the low availability of new, attractive land for development, may prompt developers to search for new forms of business. The downturn is also a time of opportunity, which favours industry consolidation. How can we make the most of this time to gain the right momentum for a rebound? 

- Successful examples of joint venture developments.
- Municipal housing developed in PPP mode – can it pay off?
- Will the big ones buy the small ones? The current climate for mergers and aquisitions. 


Paweł Sztejter, head of Living, vice president of the Management Board, JLL


Karol Dzięcioł, business development advisor, Develia

Wojciech Karol Iwaszkiewicz, Mayor of Gizycka

Anna Kicińska, partner, EY-Parthenon


12:35 – 12:45 Does it pay off? Conceptual analysis of site capacity using AI and VR tools.

In short: how the latest AI and VR technologies support the site analysis process already at the initial investment design process in accordance with the spirit of BIM. Autodesk Forma and Twinmotion for Revit in the optimization of urban and architectural concepts, i.e. how artificial intelligence and VR support and accelerate decision-making processes even before purchasing a land, taking into account spatial restrictions and urban planning recommendations.


Miłosław Piątek, CAD/AEC BIM Specialist, MAT


12:45 – 13:30 How to design a project that will be a sales success...and avoid going bankrupt? 

The fact that location and price are the basic criteria for making purchases is not disputed by anyone. But what happens when several projects in a similar price bracket are rising in one location? A residential building with balconies, an underground garage and a playground is a core standard beyond which hardly anyone ventured during the market boom. In the face of fierce competition for customers, how do you design a housing project that will appeal to buyers while keeping expenses under control?

- Can a higher standard and a larger package of value-added services compensate the buyer for an inferior location? An attempt at analysis.
- A fitness club, a media library, a solar power station, or perhaps a brine graduation tower? The most interesting amenities for residents yesterday and today.  
- The secret art of intelligent promotions, or how to conduct the sales process amid intense competition for the buyer.


Marcin Krasoń, business growth manager, Otodom Analytics


Sebastian Barandziak, chairman of the board, Dekpol Deweloper

Robert Chojnacki, chairman of the board, Rednet Property Group

Aleksandra Goller, sales and marketing director, Skanska Residential Development Poland

Paweł Komar, chairman of the supervisory board, Vortune Equity Group

Krzysztof Kuniewicz, COO, 3D Estate

13:30 – 13:40 Elevators – heart of a sustainable building.

Find out what impact elevators can have on reducing the emissions of a residential building throughout its lifecycle - from the delivery of new equipment, through construction, operation and modernization.


Piotr Kotowski, member of the board, managing director, KONE

13:40 – 14:30 Energy efficiency in housing, an issue that cannot wait.

The energy crisis triggered by the conflict across our eastern border is certain to have a major impact on the preferences of home buyers, who will now attach more importance to the energy efficiency of buildings. Developers will have to deliver a product with enhanced insulation and lower energy consumption. Additional pressure on this issue comes from the European Union’s requirements that all new buildings constructed in member states should be zero-emission starting from 2030....

- Are property buyers now ready to accept higher prices for a greener, more energy-efficient product?
- Will the amended law on the energy performance of buildings spur developers to be more competitive?
- Are domestic developers introducing decarbonisation strategies in their companies?
- Not just certificates, or the best examples of real efforts by developers to make buildings energy efficient.


Dorota Bartosz, technical director for sustainable construction, Polish Green Building Council PLGBC


Artur Łeszczyński, business development director, Skanska Residential Development Poland

Agnieszka Oskędra, sales director residential projects, Yareal Polska

Alicja Palińska, analysis department of the portal

Błażej Szymczyński, architect, associate director, JW+A

14:30 – 15:10 LUNCH

15:10 - 16:00 The legal environment for real estate in Poland – an assessment attempt

Long-term planning of real estate developments is virtually impossible these days. In addition to the highly volatile economic environment, we are also faced with fast-changing legal and fiscal conditions. Furthermore, we are still awaiting many legal solutions that the market has been demanding for years. The industry is therefore neither over-regulated nor under-regulated. As usual, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. But where?

- The deregulation law, or throwing out the baby with the bathwater
- The taxation of vacancies and package purchases of homes – what impact will these fiscal burdens have on the industry?
- Why are we still awaiting a REIT law in our country? Would it really put Polish capital at a disadvantage?
- The cadastral tax, or political suicide for any ruling camp.


Jarosław Jędrzyński, expert,


Konrad Płochocki, vice president, general director, The Polish Association of Developers (PZFD)

Katarzyna Koszel-Zawadka, legal counsel, partner, Baker Tilly Legal Poland

Paweł Kuglarz, director of the Austrian Law School, Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Piotr Paśko, partner, tax advisor, MDDP

Tomasz Ożdziński, partner, tax advisor, Real Estate Group, EY


16:00 – 16:30 Is underfloor heating an exclusive benefit for the customer or also for the investor?

Radiant floor heating is becoming a standard in many construction projects. We can list a dozen advantages for customers, but do they exist for the investors? Does the underfloor heating generate savings in the overall investment budget? What are the benefits for the investors?


Rafał Bendyk, director of strategy and development, Igloo

Mateusz Przybycień, product manager, TiA




16:30 – 17:30 The rental market 2030 – what does the future hold for rental and PRS?

(presentation of report findings and discussion panel)

The rental market in Poland is evolving rapidly. The effects of the war, the lower availability of credit and rising inflation have shown how essential the stability of this sector is to the functioning of the country. We will talk about the near future of the rental market and possible future scenarios – the wider context of housing policy, the role of PRS, the needs of tenants and the impact of technology.

- What are the future scenarios for rental in Poland and what opportunities and threats does each of them entail?

- What role will PRS and investment funds play in the development of the rental market?

- Where is legislation heading and where should it be heading?

- What rental models can we see in other European countries and which path should be followed?


Przemysław Chimczak-Bratkowski, managing partner, ThinkCo


Wojciech Caruk, chairman of the board, PFR Nieruchomości

Piotr Pajda, co-founder, Simpl.Rent

Ewa Tęczak, real estate expert, Otodom


21:00 – 01:00 BANQUET in White Marlin (al. Wojska Polskiego 1)


* topics and times of individual panels and lectures may change, version  02.06.2023