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Our Changing World

Annual conference, annual meeting and 150 + 15 party

Get insights into the challenges and opportunities Real Estate and Construction sectors will face. Meet the British Ambassador to Switzerland and the 27 newly RICS qualified professionals during the Annual Meeting. Celebrate 150 years of RICS shaping the world and 15 years of RICS in Switzerland.

The most memorable day of the year in Switzerland

Wed 19 Sep 2018
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Kochergasse 3 - 5, Bern, Switzerland, 3011
4.5 hours formal CPD
Annual Conference

Annual Conference

Paid event

9:00 - 14:30

Our Changing World

Swiss and global experts will discuss the key trends and issues driving the real estate market and the challenges andt he opportunities we will face in the coming years and how we can help achieve positive change.

The Annual Conference will be translated into French and German.

Annual Meeting

Free event

15:00 -17:00

Special Guest: Jane Owen, British Ambassador to Switzerland

During the Annual Meeting, not only those questions to the board are welcome, but also the new members who have qualified since last Annual Meeting.

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Celebrating 150 + 15

Free event

17:30 - 21:00

Our 150th year is an important milestone. It is a time to celebrates RICS past achievements but also a unique opportunity to look to the future and work to promote pride in the profession, inclusion and diversity and to inspire the next generation. Coincidentally, RICS in Switzerland celebrates its 15th anniversary.

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Annual Conference Speakers

  • Moderator: Marie Seiler MRICS, Leader Real Estate Advisory, Director at PwC Switzerland and Member of the Board of RICS in Switzerland
  • Keynote speaker: Andrea Gmür Schonenberger, Nationalratin
  • Mark Callender, Head of Real Estate Research, Schroders
  • Marco Feusi MRICS, Partner and Chairman of the Executive Board, Wüest Partner
  • Ursula Hartenberger, RICS Global Head of Sustainability
  • Fredy Hasenmaile,  Head of Real Estate research, Credit Suisse
  • Oliver Hofmann FRICS, CEO Wincasa AG and Member of the Executive Board of Swiss Prime Site
  • Prof. Manfred Huber
  • Cornel Widmer, Global Head of Real Estate and Managing Director, Zurich Insurance

Conference insight

The property market: cyclical, political or technological?

To understand the context, listen to the views of the leading Swiss Real Estate research team. We will hear their insight on the current situation, perspectives for the coming 12 months as well as their views on the longer-term trends we will all face.

The CEO Panel

An analysis of how a wide range of changes are affecting the built environment and therefore the world in which we live and work. How is this affecting our markets and how do investors and their asset managers handle the challenges?

How will the SDGs affect construction and Real Estate?

What does the UN Sustainable Development Goals mean for sector stakeholders? We will look at practical examples from RICS collaborative projects in the areas of capacity building, strengthening of the business case, data capture and management and development of green financing tools.

Will Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) help us?

After a quick review of the recent past, the current and future tools available for the design and construction of our built environment will be reviewed alongside an analysis of the challenges and opportunities on the horizon.

Annual Conference Prices

  • RICS Professionals RICS, MRICS, FRICS CHF275
  • Non-RICS Professionals CHF420
  • Students
    Currently studying CHF150
  • Unemployed CHF150
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