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VI SEE Real Estate Exhibition & Conference

17-21 June 2013 XIX i XXV floor, Business center Ušće, Belgrade, Serbia

Program of REBEC 2013 Conference

DATE:REBEC 2013 RE Conference is taking place from 17th to 19th June 2013
VENUE:Business Center “Ušće”, XIX and XXV (with direct TV streaming) floor
TOPICS:The development of Real estate industry in Serbia and the region

RE Conference

13:00Opening ceremony at 13h, XXV floor
13:15 - 13:45I) With “E-kapija“ business portal:
Presentation of the web - statistics of the investment projects for the last year
13:45 - 14:00Break, networking
14:00 - 15:00 II) Panel dedicated to tax policy in Serbia
Current changes and amendments of tax laws;
Tax-related problems in Real Estate;
VAT treatment in civil engineering;
Tax-related charges;

Alexander Samonig, Ecovis Confidas, Managing Partner, Srbija

Slobodan Mihajlović, Rödl & Partner, Direktor, Srbija
Mr Ljubomir Drekić, VIG plaza Real Estate, direktor, Srbija
Tomislav Popović, senior lawyer, law firm Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss
15:15 - 15:30Break, networking
15:30 - 16:30 III) Flexible working environment - business center, incubator and coworking - Quo vadis?

Alexander Samonig, Ecovis Confidas, Managing Partner, Srbija

Alexander Varendorff, Bena Business Services, Director, Austria
Tamara Blagojević, Youth office of Belgrade, Head, Serbia
Marko Radenković, NOVA Iskra design Incubator, General Manager
XIX and XXV floor (direct TV streaming)
09:00Registration of the participants, delivery of the working material
09:30 - 10:45 I) Institutional panel
What is the position of Serbia today?
How comprehensive and up-to-date are the current laws?
What additional changes should be made in Serbia in that domain?
What is the perspective of foreign investors regarding Serbia?
According to the investors, what should be improved?
Does the date of the beginning of EU accession negotiations make the situation any better?

Aleksandar Opsenica, FESTLENT, Director, Serbia

Alexander Samonig, Ecovis Confidas, Managing Partner, Serbia
Alexander Varendorff, Bena Business Services, Direktor, Austria
Edwrad Jervis, REED Midem, MIPIM & MAPIC regional manager, France
Moritz Fried, Moritzeis, Enterpreneur
10:45 - 11:00Coffee break, refreshments and networking
11:00 - 12:15II) The development of the Real Estate Market in Serbia
What is the current status of office space development?
What are the expectations coming from the retail market?
Is there an increase in the demand for hotel-oriented projects?
What projects are most wanted and most cost-effective?

Craig Smith, Europa, founder and publisher, Poland

Milica Nikolić, CBS International, Serbia
Boško Tomašević, JLL d.o.o, Associate director, Serbia
Luke Dawson, Colliers d.o.o, Managing director, Serbia
Đorđe Pavković - Bugarski, Executive Director, Hauzmajstor, Serbia
12:15 - 12:30 Coffee break, refreshments and networking
12:30 - 13:30III) The development of retail parks in Serbia, the current status and perspectives
Are retail parks the most wanted goods in Serbia?
What is the standpoint of financial institutions regarding the development of retail parks
What are the most common risks in their development and how can they be solved?
What are the greatest problems the developers have to solve?

Alexander Samonig, Ecovis Confidas, Managing Partner, Srbija

James Brodie, Poseidon property, general manager, Serbia & Croatia
Claus Graggaber, Erste Grupa Immorent, general manager, Serbia
Thomas H. Villadsen, MPC properties, general manager, Serbia
13:30 - 14:30 LUNCH
14:30 - 15:30IV)The current state of the real estate development in the region
To what extent are the markets of Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia different?
What connects the differences of these markets?
Is the apparent diversity attractive enough for the foreign investors to have a unified standpoint and performance on these three markets?

Aleksandar Opsenica, Festlent, General manager, Serbia

Jože Pogoršek, FIABCI Slovenija, President, Slovenia
Anton Kožar, FIABCi Slovenija, Vice President, Slovenia
Vladimir Filipović, Filipović business advisory, President of Board, Croatia
Dubravko Ranilović, Kastel nekretnine, Founder and Director, Croatia
Nenad Đorđević, Klaster nekretnine, President, Serbia
Damir Borić, president of the “Group of real estate agents“, Serbia
15:30 - 15:45Coffee break, refreshments and networking
15:45 - 16:45V)The current state of the hotel industry in Serbia
Is the market of the hotel industry the most attractive one in Serbia?
What are the basic problems investors can expect?
What are the expectations of the hotel developers and what can be achieved in Serbia?
What is more cost effective: to start from the beginning with the development or change the purpose of and reconstruct the existing object?

Marko Obradović, Horwath HTL, Project Manager, Serbia

Alexander Petritz, ISD, General Manager, Austria
Aleksandar Bajc, Urbis Design, Founder and CEO, USA/Serbia
16:45 - 17:00Coffee break, refreshments and networking
17:00 - 18:00VI) A successful hotel development case study in the region
Successful hotel development in the SEE-region in cooperation’s with PKF

Jeffrey Scott, PKF Hotelexperts, Managing consultant, Austria
Clemens Schranz, Soravia Real Estate Development, Managing Director Serbia
20:30Cocktail party
9:00Registration of the participants, delivery of the working material
9:30 - 10:30VII) Investments in Serbia and the region
What are the impressions of foreign investors regarding the market of Serbia
How competitive is it when compared to the region?
What are the state incentives in Serbia?
Can they become more cost effective and more attractive?

Srđan Vujičić, Coreside, Director of Real Estate Operations, Serbia

Dušan Rakitić,Managing Partner, Specht Böhm Strategic Advisory, Serbia
Uroš Vukomanović, UniCredit banka, Serbia (invited)
10:30 - 10:45Coffee break, refreshments and networking
10:45 - 11:45VIII) The development of logistics and industry in Serbia and the region
Is the development of logistics projects in Serbia the most attractive one?
How contemporary are these projects in Serbia today?
What is the lessor policy of these premises?
What do the operators of these projects expect from Serbia?

Alexander Leko, LEKO Architects International, Serbia

Sebastian Grundmann, SEE Bussines Solutions, Industry
Siniša Mauhar, Lafarge, Beočin Busines park, Technical manager, Serbia
Nebojša Dragičević, IGB Automotive, general manager, Serbia
11:45 - 12:00Coffee break, refreshments and networking
12:00 - 13:15IX) Legal topics with lawyers
What are the most common problems the lawyers have to deal with when engaged by their clients in the domain of real estate development?
Has there been any improvement in the processes of the construction permit issuance?
What is the current situation with the conversion of land?

Vladimir Đelić, Božović, Đelić, Ivković, Attorney at law, Partner, Serbia

Stojan Semiz, CMS - Reich-Rohrwig Hainz, Partner, Serbia
Slaven Moravčević, „Moravčević, Vojinović & Partners“, Attorney at law, Partner, Serbia
Branislav Živković, Živković Samardžić, Attorney at law Partner, Serbia
Ivan Petrović, “Janković, Popović, Mitić”, Attorney at law, Senior Partner, Serbia
13:15 - 13:30Coffee break, refreshments and networking
13:30 - 14:45X) Banks and uncollectible placements and receivables
To what extent are the banks ready to deal with these problems?
What are the basic obstacles to solving these problems?
Are the solutions still difficult?
Are the solutions to these problems new investment incentives?

Alexander Samonig, Ecovis Confidas, Managing Partner, Serbia

Branko Bukvić, founder of the
George Bobvos, Regional Partner SEE & Hungary EPIC Financial Consulting GmbH, Austria
Pavle Vlajičić, Bisnode Serbia / Solvent Point, Managing Partner, Serbia
15:00Farewell cocktail of the 2013 event and the announcement of the 2014 events
Announcement of the program for the next day on Public-private partnership (20th June) and the day on Energy Sector (21st June).

DATE:REBEC PPP Conference will take place on June 20th
VENUE:Business Centre “Ušće”, XIX and XXV floor (with live stream)
TOPICS: Development of PPP financial models in Serbia and Region

PPP Conference

XIX and XXV flour (live stream)
09:00Registration of the participants, delivery of the working material
09:30Conference Opening Ceremony PPP day, XIX floor
09:45 - 10:45 I) Institutional - Introductory panel
An overview of legislation / institutional solutions in Serbia and the Region
Advantages / incompleteness of the current legislation
Freedom of local authorities in the PPP development initiatives
Misunderstanding of the nature of the PPP, problems with ownerships
Concerning PPP development what is a position of present Financial Institutions

Slađana Sredojević, Ph.D, the Association of Serbian Banks, Special Advisor for International Cooperation, Financial Markets and Education; Head of Bank Training Centre

Nenad Ilić, Legal adviser in the Cabinet of the Minister of Finance and Economy of the Republic of the Government of Serbia,
Zoran Obradović, Ph.D, Banker-Public Segment Advisor to the Board of Managers, UniCreditbank
Slađana Grujić, Secretary of the Committee for Local Economic Development, Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities
10:45 - 11:00Coffee break, refreshments and networking
11:00 - 12:15II) Practice in Serbia and region
Most important challenges that adorn the PPP financial model
Research on potential private partners
Immediate problems in attracting private Partners
Assistance to the Local Authorities in initiating PPP projects
How best to solve the funding of feasibility studies

Kamilo Vrana, Energovizija, founder

Dragan Pušara, “Veletržnica Beograd” d.o.o., Director
Igor Momčilović, Ekonomski institut a. d. Beograd
Velibor Pešić, Center for PPP and project management, Belgrade Chamber of Commerce
12:15 - 12:30Coffee break, refreshments and networking
12:30 - 13:30 III) Case Studies
Displaying of implemented four PPP projects
Serbia, Hungary, Croatia, Austria

Kamilo Vrana, EnergoVizija d.d., founder

Marcell Pintyőke, KÉSZ Holding Zrt., International Marketing Director,
Bouygues-Construction Representative
Sara Penđer, Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW), Associate
Slađana Sredojević, the Association of Serbian Banks, Special Advisor for International Cooperation, Financial Markets and Education; Head of Bank Training Centre
13:30 - 14:30 LUNCH

DATE:REBEC Energy Day will take place on June 21st
VENUE:Business Centre “Ušće”, XIX and XXV floor (with live stream)
TOPICS: Energy development in Serbia and Region

Energy Day

09:00Registration of the participants, distribution of the working material
09:30Conference Opening Ceremony, Energy Day XIX floor
09:45 - 11:00Institutional framework in Serbian Energy sector
Review of the regulatory framework in Serbia and its prospects for attracting investments
How to increase productions capacity and provide energy independence?
Do investors perceive the current regulatory regime in Serbia as incentive?
What are the problems and how to overcome them?
How financial institutions perceive country risk and regulatory risk?
What are the experiences of major suppliers of technology?
Is there any interest for them to be co-investors, through technology transfer and delivery of the equipment?

Dušan Vasiljević, Business Regulation and Economic Governance Team Leader on the USAID Business Enabling Project

Hranislav Stojković, Minister Assistant, Department for planning and management in environment sector, Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia
Vojislav Kandić, Ph. D, International Finance Corporation
Miodrag Jelisavčić, General Manager at Alstom Serbia
11:00 - 11:20Coffee break, refreshments and networking
11:20 - 12:40II) How to achieve 27% from Renewable energy sources by 2020?
The Action Plan for RES: How the Government sees the fulfillment of the international obligations?
What is the real potential? Where investors see the opportunity to invest?
Is the current level of incentives (feed-in tariffs) stimulating and what can we expect in the future?
Is round up financing still possible in Serbia for renewable energy projects?
Maja Turković, Expert in renewable energy sector

Nikola Milivojević, Adviser to the Minister, Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia
Aleksandar Savić, Head of public sector and specialized lending department at ERSTE Bank a.d. Novi Sad
Miodrag Jelisavčić, General Manager at Alstom Serbia
Massimiano Capobianchi, Expert Coordinator for Renewable Energy Source in the Energy Block of NIS – Gazprom Neft
12:40 - 13:30Glass wine sponsor, XXV floor
13:30 - 14:45 III) Selected examples of completed RES projects
Four project presentations:
Mini Hydro power plant
Wind farm
Biomass plant

Andrija Cerović, Ekoenergo Inženjering
Miro Međugorac, Mirotin Energo
Ana Brnabić, Continental Wind Serbia
14:45 - 15:00Coffee break, refreshments and networking
15:00 - 16:00IV) Regional development of Energy Efficiency projects
Where is Serbia compared to the average regional developments, their implementation and, in general, adherence to usage of Sustainable Energy?
To what extent certification of buildings affects their price and increase the value of the property?
What is the most acceptable solution for Serbia from the existing certificates?
Where are the financial resources to finance further implementation of EE in Serbia?

Bojan Kovačić, Energy efficiency expert

Ljiljana Gojnić, Solution Manager, Green Technologies – Logo d.o.o
Mladen Vukanac, Vice President of Serbia Green Building Council
16:00 - 17:00Farewell cocktail and refreshments; announcement of 2014 events.

Platinum sponsors

REBEC - SEE Offices REBEC - Ecovis


REBEC - PKF REBEC - PKF REBEC - Mapic REBEC - Mipim REBEC - FIABCI REBEC - Dimedia Nekretnine REBEC - Ekapija


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