The EXPO REAL has a significant increase in exhibitor numbers and thus impressively demonstrates the strong development in the real estate industry. New this year is „REIN“ – Real Estate Innovation Network.
It will highlight the digital transformation and its opportunities for the real estate industry in its own forum, as well as the EXPO Real City Leaders Summit, which addresses cities and regions and enables them to exchange views. „More than 1,900 companies, cities and regions from 35 countries will exhibit at EXPO REAL this year, a significant increase compared to 2016 with 1,768 exhibitors from 29 countries,“ says Klaus Dittrich, CEO, Messe München. „These numbers reflect, on the one hand, the positive development on the real estate markets, but also the effort of Messe München to make EXPO REAL increasingly attractive to the international real estate industry.“
New exhibitors & shared booths
This attractiveness is demonstrated on the one hand by the many exhibitors who come back every year, on the other hand by a series of ’newcomers‘ who will be exhibiting for the first time, including many international companies, including Blackrock, Hilton, Nakheel. The joint stands, which have geographical or thematic priorities, also contribute to this success.
Premiere of the Real Estate Innovation Network (REIN)
REIN is the result of cooperation between European PropTech initiatives and has set itself the goal of bringing together EXPO REAL start-ups and established real estate companies in the REIN forum and to inform them about the development and opportunities in the area of PropTech. This includes a panel discussion on „Disrupting Real Estate – Proptech, Accelerators and Venture Capital“, which features international investors in PropTech start-ups such as Aaron Block, co-founder and Managing Director, MetaProp NYC, Taylor Wescoatt, General Partner, Seedcamp / Concrete VC, and Brendan Wallace, Managing Partner Fifth Wall.
Why a focus on Asia-Pacific?
One focus of the Investment Locations Forum this year is „The Asian Century: Real Estate capital cross flows Asia-Pacific / Europe“. About half of all investments in Europe come from the Asia-Pacific region and, conversely, large European investors are looking for investment opportunities in the Asia-Pacific countries. Japan, China, South Korea and Australia are at the center of discussions, with representatives from one direction and another.
Real-Estate: Information and Orientation
In general, the versatile conference program of the EXPO REAL offers information and orientation on general issues of the international real estate industry, individual areas and segments such as virtual data rooms and a range of investment markets. A highlight will be the opening round of the EXPO REAL Forum, in which Professor Clemens Fuest of the Ifo Institute analyzes the current economic situation and on the last day of the fair the assessment of Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz on „Uncertainties in Economics and Politics: What Matters? What is the influence for real estate? „. Both events are addressed to all participants of the EXPO REAL – regardless of the respective professional orientation.