Programs

TO FIND OUT WHERE THE WORLD AND REAL ESTATE ARE HEADED, WHILE NETWORKING AND HAVING NEW BUSINESS EXPERIENCES

THE LEARNING & THE NETWORKING EXPERIENCES / DAY 1 & 2

THE MEDITERRANEAN EXPERIENCE / EXTENDED PROGRAM

THE ISLAND EXPERIENCE / FOR SPOUSES ONLY

A fresh and unusual proposal especially created for the leading players, both domestic and foreign, of the property industry in Spain with the participation of infrequent world-class speakers.

An event designed to meet, learn, share experiences and network on a different, distended and friendly way in a unique place as Ibiza.

All of the sessions at SQUARE will devote at least 15 minutes to an open and lively debate/discussion between the floor and the dais, so that attendees will be able to not only ask a question but also, if they feel like, give their opinion or make their own statement (“tiny speech”).

* Simultaneous translation in all sessions.

Download the SQUARE program.

THE LEARNING & THE NETWORKING EXPERIENCES

DAY 1 / Wednesday, June 5th

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

SQUARE will devote its first day (June 5th, at 2.00 pm) to give “food for thought” through three world-class Keynote Speakers. They will address “broad issues”, not mere RE issues.  They will tell where the world, our society, is heading in geo-political, macro-economic and sociological terms. And it will be up to the SQUARE participants trying to figure out how this will affect RE and their own companies.

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Welcome Networking Lunch
3.00 pm - 3.15 pm
“Opening Remarks & Conference Focus”
by
Cristina García-Peri
Director of Business Development & Strategy
Azora
Madrid
3.15 pm - 4.00 pm
“Stop Extrapolating! Prepare
for Fundamental Change”
by
Daniel Stelter
Founder
Beyond The Obvious
Berlin
“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten”.
Bill Gates, “The Road Ahead”.When faced with decisions about the future, we tend to rely solely on present data rather than trying to assess and test the unknown. This tendency to extrapolate existing trends of the past may well proof to be dangerous in the coming years. In his talk, Daniel will challenge some of the common believes concerning financial markets and politics.
4.00 pm - 4.30 pm
Networking Coffee
4.30 pm - 5.15 pm
Turning Japanese!
by
Sabina Kalyan
Head of Global Strategy & Research
& Global Chief Economist

CBRE Global Investors
London
As the recent U-turn by the Fed shows, we all live in a world of fixed and permanently low interest rates. How did this Japanification of fixed income occur? Is it permanent or is there an inflation scare on the horizon?  And how do we as rational IRR seeking Investors price and value real estate when the “risk-free rate” has been structurally disrupted?  And… most important, how will consultants, actuaries and fund managers deal with generationally-low risk-free rates, and will investment committees adjust quickly enough to the apparently expensive pricing of long-term real estate cash-flows?
5.15 pm - 5.45 pm
Networking Refreshments
5.45 pm - 6.30 pm
“Global Trends.
A window into the future”
by
Louise Morrisey
Innovation and Trends Director
Ipsos
Madrid
Ready or not, society is changing at top speed; it is more important than ever to be aware of what’s around the corner. “Social Global Trends” affect the future of living, shopping, travelling, working… and therefore the future of real estate.
Ipsos, the largest independent market research company worldwide, is present in 83 countries interviewing over 15M people per year, collecting their opinions, analysing their behaviour and thoughts. All this data allows Ipsos to understand the present and predict the future. Thus, the results that Ipsos will deliver at SQUARE are based on the Global Trends survey, the largest study of its kind, providing a unique snapshot of the world today. The survey explores the attitudes and behaviours of over 18,000 consumers and citizens in 23 key countries around the world and with over 400 questions, covers
everything from tradition to trust, from brands to business, from society to social media and much, much more.
So, get ready for a privileged premiere on what will be the predominant social global trends in the coming years.
6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Networking Drinks
7.30 pm
Visit & Cocktail
at Parra&Romero Gallery
Ibiza’s finest Modern Art Gallery
among pines and fig trees.
Buses will depart at 7.30 pm from Gran Hotel
to “Parra&Romero” Art Gallery (next to Can Pau).
9.00 pm
Networking Dinner at Can Pau
An iconic restaurant in the very heart
of the island.
Buses will depart at 8.30 pm from Gran Hotel
straight to Can Pau.

DAY 2 / Thursday, June 6th

THE DISRUPTERS MORNING
+ ART & RE
+ INNOVATION IN HOSPITALITY
+ MONEY, MONEY, MONEY...

It will start with “The Disrupters Morning”, mainly devoted to the changes taking place, and even more coming, in our ways of living and, thus, in the ways we work, travel, shop, live….

We will then, still before lunch, address a very special and uncommon issue, but probably much more important than many consider, which is “art and RE”.  That is, how art can be a phenomenal trigger for urban redevelopment and for the adding of value at RE projects.

After lunch, we’ll turn the focus on one of the “hottest” segments of RE world-wide: hospitality.  And we’ll make the exercise of trying to anticipate what the industry (and the travel one too) may be like 5-10 years down the road.

And to close, SQUARE will address, of course, what’s king: the money issue.  After having heard for the previous 24 hours all the “warnings” and “forecasts” and “trends” that may affect the world and, consequently, the RE industry, four outstanding investors will share their views on where money will be headed in the next years, both geographically and product-wise.

 

9.30 pm - 10.15 pm
“Ignore All The Doom and Gloom”
by
Howard Saunders
Futurist
22nd & 5th
London
Futurist Howard Saunders considers that our lives are set to improve beyond our imaginations as technology is waiting to open up tremendous opportunities for the way we live. However, there is one almighty stumbling block!
Howard Saunders
10.15 am - 11.00 am
“Disruption in Hospitality,
Living and Working”
Analysts
Charlie MacGregor
CEO & Founder
The Student Hotel
Amsterdam
Reza Merchant
CEO & Founder
The Collective
London
Patrick Nelson
Head of Europe
WeWork – Real Estate
London
Conductor
Bill Kistler
Executive Vice President
ICSC EMEA
London
Bill Kistler
Charlie MacGregor
Reza Merchant
Patrick Nelson
11.00 am - 11.15 am
Networking Coffee
11.15 am - 12.00 am
“Disruption in Retail
and Entertainment”
Analysts
Toby Cooper
Managing Director Europe
Thor Equities
London
Philip Lunn
Chairman
AXIOM
London
Valérie Stern
Director Global Strategic Alliance
Uniqlo / Fast Retailing
Paris
Conductor
Bill Kistler
Executive Vice President
ICSC EMEA
London
Toby Cooper
Bill Kistler
Philip Lunn
Valérie Stern
12.00 pm - 12.45 pm
“If you build it, will they come?”
by
Lara Marrero
Principal & Global Retail Practice Leader
Strategy Director &Trend Forecaster

Gensler
London
The world is at an inflexion point and disruption is becoming an everyday reality. Cities have changed their pulse, their pace, and reach, making the urban scale an interconnected element of a global networked society with new forms of social, cultural and economic life constantly emerging. Lara Marrero will share insights on some of the disruptors that could impact people, business, communities, and cities in the future and will help us understand how we can design for the future when the past is no longer a reasonable guide to it.
Lara Marrero
12.45 pm - 1.15 pm
Networking Refreshments
1.15 pm - 2.30 pm
“Art as A Tool for Urban Redevelopment and Generator of Property Value:
The Wynwood Success Story.”
Speakers
Martin Miculitzki
CEO
The Block Capital Group
Miami
Víctor Rahola
Architect
Ibiza
Analysts
Marc Rahola
CEO
OD Group
London
Guillermo Romero
Owner
Galería Parra Romero
Madrid e Ibiza
Conductor
Joao Albuquerque
Associate and Design Director
BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
Barcelona
Joao Albuquerque
Martin Miculitzki
Víctor Rahola
Marc Rahola
Guillermo Romero
2.30 pm - 4.00 pm
Networking Lunch
4.00 pm - 5.15 pm
“Let’s Imagine Travel and Hospitality
10 Years Down The Road”
Analysts
Walter Lo Faro
Senior Director Southern Europe
Expedia
Barcelona
Arnaldo Muñoz
Global Operations Lead for Innovation Projects
General Manager for Spain & Portugal
Airbnb
Madrid
Oliver Winter
CEO & Founder
A&O Hostels
Berlin
Conductor
George Nicholas
Global Head for Hotels
Savills
London
Walter Lo Faro
Arnaldo Muñoz
George Nicholas
Oliver Winter
5.15 pm - 5.45 pm
Networking Drinks
5.45 pm - 7.00 pm
“And… After All,
Where Will Money Be Headed?”
Analysts
Roberto Cibeira
CEO
Pontegadea
Arteixo
Alexander Gebauer
CEO West Europe
Allianz Real Estate
Paris
Juan María Nin
President
Habitat Inmobiliaria
Madrid
Ali Otmar
Senior Partner – Deputy Head of Investments
Tristan Capital Partners
London
Conductor
Borja Sierra
Executive Vice President
Savills
Madrid
Roberto Cibeira
Alexander Gebauer
Juan María Nin
Ali Otmar
Borja Sierra
7.00 pm - 7.15 pm
“Take Home Value Wrap-Up”
by
Ismael Clemente
CEO
Merlin Properties
MAdrid
Ismael Clemente
7.15 pm - 8.15 pm
Networking Happy Hour
By Savills Aguirre Newman
09.30 pm
Networking Closing Dinner
at Cappuccino Grand Cafe Restaurant
Unique space by the sea and under the stars. An uncommon and unforgettable experience of enjoying while developing business friendships.

THE MEDITERRANEAN EXPERIENCE

DAY 3 / Friday, June 7th

Extended Program

On Friday, June 7th, SQUARE will deliver a “Mediterranean Experience” for those who may want to extend the networking time with their peers.

A little fleet of motor yachts will depart at 1:00 pm from Marina Botafoch to the neighbouring island of Formentera (35 minutes away) to enjoy a couple of unforgettable experiences: bathing in the crystal-clear waters of Illetes beach and lunching with peers at one of the most fashionable spots on the Spanish coasts, “El Pirata Restaurant”.

The fleet is to return to Ibiza around 6:30 pm.

El Pirata Restaurant

THE ISLAND EXPERIENCE

ALL DAYS

For spouses only

For those willing to travel to such an appealing place as Ibiza together with his or her “better half”, SQUARE will deliver a special program to experience different aspects of the island, from lunching at an exclusive beach club to go shopping at the Dalias hippy market in San Carlos, or from visiting the lovely little village of Santa Gertrudis, to shopping around the Ibiza “old town”.