First Annual Conference Hotel Splendid:

• Conference- Montenegro New Horizon
• Program

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• Accommodation [ doc 99KB ]






October 29, 2007. Hotel Splendid, Becici, Montenegro

Ekonomist Media Group - General sponsor UEP Montenegro
Program of the First Annual Conference

Real Estate Market in the Adriatic Region:
Montenegro - New Horizon

Under the Auspicies of the Government of Montenegro and Municipality of Podgorica
08:00 - 09:00 Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:10 Welcoming speech of the Prime Minister of Montenegro and official opening of the conference

09:10 - 11:10

Panel 1 :Real Estate Market in the Adriatic Region - tendencies, law regulations, questions and challenges of the infrastructure

* Legal framework
* General economic environment: advantages and drawbacks
* Ownership issues – how to protect domestic and foreign investors
* Regional tendencies: financial boom or boomerang
* Montenegro: Investment and real estate boom – what next?
* Real estate insurance – legal framework for foreign investors insuring real estate transactions
* Infrastructure: current projects and plans
* Potentials for linking attractive projects: marinas, cableways and heliports

* Zeljko Sturanovic, Prime Minister, Montenegro-confirmed
* Branimir Gvozdenovic, Minister for the Economic Development, Montenegro-confirmed
* Andrija Lompar, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Telecommunications, Government of Montenegro-confirmed
* Miomir Mugosa, Mayor of Podgorica-confirmed
* Marek Lorinc, Head of EBRD Office for Montenegro - confirmed
* Peter Munk-invited
* Oliver Corlette, Executive Director, Adriatic Marinas, TRIGRANIT-invited
* Aurel C. David, CEO, INVEST BANK MONTENEGRO - confirmed
* Karim Habra, Managing Director for CE, GE REAL ESTATE-invited
* Ana Kolarevic, Advokat, Advokatska kancelarija Kolarevic- confirmed
* Darren Mooney, Director of operations for UEP in England-confirmed

11:10 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:00 - 13:00

Panel 2 : Investing into developing markets: investment alternative or an adventure

Moderator: Petar Petrovic, Consultant, Kreata Consulting - confirmed

* Investments in commercial space and infrastructure – is tourism the only thing that matters?
* Investments in Montenegro: how long will the investors' interest last?
* Regional experiences: which strategies are to be applied in order to maintain the investors' attention?
* Growth of the commercial space market: are the investments in business-parks and shopping centers attractive?
* Analysis and projection of real estate prices in the Adriatic Region market - problem of the market saturation
* Financing strategies – how to maximize the profit?
* Country risk – researches, assessments and projections
* Overview of regional tax issues with a focus on Montenegro
* Real estate loans and leasing products and their role developing the market
* Indirect investments – is transparency possible

* Petar Ivanović, CEO, MIPA-confirmed
* Igor Lukšić, Minister of Finances, Government of Montenegro-confirmed
* James Thornley, Partner KPMG Montenegro - country head. Invited by the sponsor, UEP
* Elisabeth Mayer, owner and director of EKO BEACH RESORT and MONTEREAL d.o.o. -confirmed
* Bernd Achatz, Member of the Board, Hypo-Alpe-Adria Leasing and Hypo Developement-confirmed
* David Allen, Managing Partner, Chayton Capital UK- confirmed
* Ben Mason, Partner, SOMEPLACEELSE-invited
* Margaret Rajkovic, Director, Raiffeisen Leasing Montenegro- confirmed
* Dragana Radević, MSc Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) – confirmed

13:00 - 14:00 Coffee break

14:00 - 15:30

Panel 3 : Tourism and development of the hospitality and leisure industry-current and future projects

* New projects in Montenegro and the region
* Luxury resorts vs. mass tourism
* MonteCarlo-MonteNegro?
* Low End Retail - the next investment story in Montenegro?
* Mountain tourism, connection between the sea and the mountains - how to use all the potentials of the country
* Linking Albania, Croatia and Montenegro – road infrastructure and regional linking of the Adriatic zone
* Enriching of the tourist offer: how to make the tourist season last longer
* Improving waterways and sewerage systems – a precondition for modernizing the Montenegrin tourist sector

Moderator: Giovanni Daniele, Resident Representative, IFC Belgrade, (Serbia)-confirmed

* Žarko Radulović, Co-Owner, MONTENEGROSTARS HOTELS GROUP- confirmed
* Harry Handelsman, CEO, MANHATTAN LOFT CORPORATON-confirmed
* Goran Hanzek, Director, CLUB ADRIATIC CROATIA-confirmed
* Nofre Siquier, Expansion Director, IBEROSTAR HOTELS and RESORTS -invited
* Marco Julia-Eggert, Managing Director, HMS International Consulting Group-confirmed
* Justin Faiz, Managing Director, PLUTO CAPITAL-confirmed
* Srđan Vujičić, Director for Serbia‚ KING STURGE-invited
* ATLAS GROUP-invited

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 - 17:00

Panel 4 : Ecology, urbanism and architecture:

* Urban look of the seaside: how to protect the authentic look and at the same time meet the demands of the interested investors /li>
* How to use ecological and geographic advantages of the Adriatic zone
* Historical and cultural monuments: integrating a new architecture in the existing landscape
* National parks: how to revive the existing and open new national parks

* Elisabeth Mayer, owner and director of EKO BEACH RESORT and MONTEREAL d.o.o.-confirmed
* Svetlana Jovanovic, direktor, Republički zavod za urbanizam i projektovanje AD, Podgorica-confirmed
* Mihajlo Burić, Member of the State Council for the Spatial Planning Estimation, Montenegro -invited
* Thomas Waldraff, Director for Montenegro, GTZ - confirmed
* Marek Lorinc, Head of EBRD Office for Montenegro - confirmed
* Garret Tankosić Kelly, Chief of Mission, UNDP Montenegro - invited


18:00 - 19:30 Gala dinner