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Propel by Mipim
The event known last year as Mipim PropTech Europe has both a new name and a new date. Under its new name of Propel by Mipim, this gathering will not take place at the beginning of July as lat year, but has been rescheduled to September 14-15 due to concerns related to the coronavirus.

Propel by Mipim is described by Reed Midem as an event that brings together real estate executives, tech experts, innovators, investors, public authorities and thought leaders to develop new business opportunities, discover projects, share ideas and celebrate creativity in the property and urban development sectors.
FR - Paris  
14-09-20 - 15-09-20

Towards Smart Cities
The ‘Urban Transformation Platform’is the participative event for real estate professionnales to gathered and discuss innovations, the challenges of urban transformation and opportunities.
The experts’ talks will be related to future-proof, energy-neutral, smart and accessible cities. How do we shape territorial development in order to ensure cities remain liveable and healthy for residents and users in the future? What is the role of the government in this?

Keynote speakers

- Jo De Wolf, CEO, Montea
- Davy Demuynck, CEO, ION
- Adel Yahia, Chief Development Officer, IMMOBEL
- Christian Rapp, Master architect, Antwerp city
- Peter Vanden Abeele, Masterarchitect, Gent city
- Dirk Lauwers, mobility expert and lecturer, Antwerp University
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BE - Horta, Antwerp  
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City transformation seminar
Management Productions are to hold another major seminar on March 31st in the Van der Valk Business Center, Antwerp. This will bring together 80 final deciders to reflect on the ‘City Transformation Programme’ and the new projects and opportunities this gives rise to. The experts will in particular be talking about energy-neutral and accessible cities. How does development have to be handled with relation to mobility, and what is the role of the government? The city transformation, the organisers point out, involves communicating with city-dwellers, companies.
Jo de Wolf of Montea speaks of retail needing to adapt to the notion of consumer as king, wanting to have shorter delivery times, and of retail and e-trade needing to work hand in hand. New technologies, in particular the Internet of Things, will of course play a part in all this.
Among speakers, from the private and public domains, will be:
- Adel Yahia, Chief Development Officer, IMMOBEL - Jo De Wolf, CEO, Montea - Joachim De Vos, CEO, Living Tomorrow and President, Smart Cities Flanders - Christian Rapp, Mayor of Antwerp
BE - Antwerp, Van der Valk Business Center  
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‘Scheldt’ seminar
Big is beautiful! is the theme of this14th edition. Port areas are the logical hubs for the future.
To be discussed: How can the scale of our adjacent Scheldt ports and the proximity of large clusters be strengthened by innovation, sustainability and connectivity?

Keynote speakers

- DaanSchalck, CEO North Sea Port
- Véronique Goossens, Chief Economist, Belfius
- Pascal Vranken, CCO H. Essers
- Erik Klönhammer, COO Euroports Group
- Philippe Beaujean, Shippers & Forwarders Manager, Port of Antwerp
- Raphaël De Winter, Director Business Development & Innovation, Fluxys
- Stephan Windels, CEO Eoly Energy
- Peter Caluwaerts, Project Director , Parkwind
- Silvia Lenaerts, Lecturer, Sustainable Energy, air and water technology, Antwerp University
- Professor Luc Van Liedekerke, Antwerp University
The debate will be moderated by Ann de Bie, reporter for VRT

BE - Martinushoeve, Antwerp  
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Flanders energy platform
Following a very successful edition last year, a 2nd edition will take place on Thursday October 21st in Antwerp.
The hot topic is the energy transition: the balance between energy supply and demand, further flexibility and digitalization.

Keynote speakers

- Marie Christine Marghem, Minister of Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development, Belgian Federal Government
- Johan Martens, Professor, KU Leuven
- Didier van Osselaer, Manager, Energy Development, Port of Antwerp

BE - Antwerp  
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UPSI Seminar : Territorial and Real Estate Strategy of the City of Mons
Real Estate professionals’ organisation UPSI is to hold a seminar on March 24th in Mons, entitled ‘Territorial and Real Estate Strategy of the City of Mons’.Speakers will include the Mayor of Mons, Nicolas Martin, and three of the city’s most involved civil servants – planning councillor Maxime Pourtois, architectural engineer Francesaca dal Zovo, delegated councillor Cedric Dresse, along with Aubry Lefèbvre of UPSI.
To be held in the magnificent gothic hall of the town hall, right in the centre of the Grand’Place of Mons, the topics to be covered are as follows:
- Mons, 3rd largest development hub in Wallonia
- the real estate dynamic in Mons
- regional tools available for development
- sites for development in the commune
Registration is required by March 17th.
BE - Hotel de ville de Mons  
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MIPIM 2021
MIPIM’s originally planned on March 10-13 has been reschedueled in June due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The annual Mipim exhibition in Cannes continues to be the most important real estate trade show in the world. It attracts exhibitors and visitors from the four corners of the globe, to such an extent that the ‘Palais des Festivals’ is no longer big enough, and many huge marquees are erected on and around the Croisette to host entire cities’ or countries’ exhibitions.
FR - Cannes, Palais des Festivals  
16-03-21 - 19-03-21
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We Are Real Estate
We Are Real Estate is bringing the real estate industry together in its hotspot Brussels. With a new and innovative approach, based on extensive market research among key real estate professionals, We Are Real Estate focuses on these 3 main elements:Learning,Investing and Networking.
B - Brussel, Brussels Expo  
19-05-21 - 20-05-21
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