Conference Programme - 12th April 2018 - Berlin

The 40 Percent Symposium 2018 - The PropTech Conference

 Our focus for the 2018 conference is on technology and disruption, so where better to hold the Symposium than Berlin, one of the technology hubs of Europe.  The positive industry disruption which technology brings will be a key factor in shaping our agenda for the 40 Percent Symposium 2018 in Berlin but investors need to see the value in cognitive buildings where tenants share space and no one knows what their business will look like in 5 years time.


The 40 Percent Symposium 2018 will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin. Delegates receive a discounted accomodation rate once they have reserved their place at the Symposium. 

Please note, the event is delivered in English.

To register your place - please click here.


Conference Programme

8.30am - Networking Breakfast/Conference Registration

9.30am - Welcome from 40 Percent Symposium Founder, John Pike

9.40am - Keynote Address: Disruption in the real estate industry and the part that building automation and information technology will play.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Wulf Bauerfeld, Professor of Building Automation & Information at the University of Applied Sciences - Berlin.

10.10am - After the Paris Agreement: Innovative Instruments for the Risk and Return Assessment of Commercial Real Estate from an Investor’s Perspective.

Speaker: Jan Von Mallinckrodt - Union Investment

Speaker: Martin Bornholdt - DENEFF

10.40am - The Investment Value in Connectivity.    

Discussion with presentations from a developer and an operator in one of the world's most connected buildings.            

Speaker: Donal Campbell - Deka

Speaker: Martin Rodeck - OVG

11.15am - Networking Break

11.45am - Is the Internet of Things and AI the new Sustainability?

Capitalising on sustainability through connected buildings. Focusing on what really matters to end users in buildings can drive meaningful impact on our industry, and do so at a scale using sustainable technologies. 

Speaker: Benjamin Kott, CEO - EnergyDeck Ltd.

12.05pm - Is the Building Industry Going Round in Circles?  

The circular economy and how to adapt our buildings.

Speaker: Dr. Christine Lemaitre - German Sustainable Building Council

Speaker: Prof. Dr.Michael Braungart - Leuphana University Lüneburg and CEO of EPEA


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12.45pm - Networking Lunch

1.45pm - Disrupter Round Table Session.

Listen to some of the most innovative European entreprenurial start-ups in the real estate industry today, and how they are tackling; effective energy management, data management, methods of connectivity, tracking and managing space, the circular economy and many other aspects of leading edge technology.

To find out more about our Disruptive Thinkers please click on the relevant logo...




3.00pm - Networking Break

3.30pm - Health & Wellbeing...Simply a trend, or is there added value for your tenants and investments behind the hype?

The latest thinking on the delivery of a healthy and sustainable office environment.

Speaker: Philippa Gill, Verdextra

Speaker: Hermann Horster - BNP Paribas

4.00pm - The Future of Work and Commute.  Technology, the impact of robots and a multi-generational workforce.

Speaker: Frank Beckmann - ParkingPropertyPartner

Speaker: Paul Sutcliffe - EVORA

Speaker: Dieter Siebert - Deutsche Bahn


4.45pm - Closing Remarks, John Pike

5.00pm - Networking Reception

Many thanks to our Sponsors & Partners...




To register, please click here. 


If you are interested in speaking, attending or showcasing your innovations please do contact us.