40 Percent Symposium at Expo Real 2017

Thu 12 Oct 2017

40 Percent Symposium Founder John Pike, visited Expo Real 2017 with our 2018 Symposium host Dr. Birgit Memminger-Rieve from ES EnviroSustain.  Here John tells us about their visit to the show, and shares some exciting news about the forthcoming 40 Percent Symposium 2018...


  Birgit and I spent a great couple of days at Expo Real last week in Munich. We were able to touch base with many of the people speaking at the Symposium next April in Berlin, including Benjamin Kott of Energy Deck. As ever Benjamin pushed the boundaries of what we might be talking about. We shall find out more in April at the Symposium, along with Benjamin’s latest IoT gadget, the connected kettle!

We had some very good discussions with Marcus Herget, CEO of DGNB and some of his colleagues including Hermann Horster, Board Member and Head of Sustainability at BNP Paribas Real Estate.  We are delighted to announce DGNB as one of our content sponsors for the Circular Economy and Health & Wellbeing presentations at the 2018 Symposium. 

It was great to catch up with Thies Grothe of ZIA, a regular supporter of our event, as well as Chris Bennett of Evora and  Christine Ciampa of the RICS, again a long-time supporter of the Symposium.  Birgit also managed to catch up with Maria Hill of ECE who has kindly confirmed that she will speak at the Symposium in April 2018. 

We are putting the finishing touches to the exciting and diverse 2018 conference programme, and look forward to sharing the finalised agenda with you soon.  For now, you can view the outline agenda here.  

Save The Date - 12th April 2018, Berlin.