Conference tracks 2018
SIMI, a key event for protagonists in the French commercial real estate market, will hold 11 themed conference tracks, including two new ones, during the three days of the show.
2 new tracks
- Horizons 2024 / The Acceleration of Grand Paris (3 days) – NEW IN 2018
The 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris will be a showcase for France and provide an exceptional playing field for those involved in building the country’s cities. From the construction of developments needed for the organization of the events to the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic games, the Paris 2024 games are also the promise of accelerating urban projects of the Grand Paris plan and enhancing the region’s attractiveness. What will be the road map for Solideo, the company charged with delivering Olympic facilities? What opportunities await the real estate industry? What dialogue is being held between local authorities and the State to protect the legacy of the games? What are the environmental goals? Get all the answers with this conference track.
- Adaptability / reversibility (3 days) – NEW IN 2018
The question of converting and adapting buildings is making the headlines. The French government is currently planning to facilitate the transformation of offices into housing. Conversion is one response to technological revolutions and the emergence of new uses. As local authorities seek a better mix in their councils, the conversion of buildings can play a role in improving the resiliency of urban spaces. What opportunities will arise by this new way of designing and using buildings? What are the obstacles to the future market of conversions (regulatory, tax, financial, technical)? How will real estate professionals and public representatives prepare for this challenge?
- The Real Estate Market (3 days)
While the real estate investment market has been booming, letting markets – and particularly office markets – are struggling in a difficult economic context. How is take-up going to be affected in the Paris region given the current economic climate? How will rents evolve? Should we expect an upturn or further deterioration? Which business districts are showing the most resilience? How will regional markets react? What are the prospects for sectors and sub-markets? Three days of conferences during which the real estate market in France will be examined from every angle.
- Hospitality / Co-living (3 days)
Hotels, student residences, retirement homes and nursing homes are just a few of the specialized fields of real estate attracting investors. What exactly are the trends affecting these markets? Are they really a new El Dorado? Should we be wary of a bubble?
- Investors (3 days)
With real estate offering an unprecedented risk premium compared to other asset classes, more capital has been earmarked for investment in real estate than ever before. Who are the investors pouncing on property? What type of assets are they looking for? What will they find on the market? And at what price? Is another bubble forming? All these questions and many others will be covered in our series of round-table discussions.
- Retail (3 days)
What is happening in the retail property market? How are shops facing the e-commerce challenge? What are retailers’ latest strategies? What can specialist developers and investors offer them? Three days of conferences that will provide greater insight into the development prospects for and challenges facing this asset class that is in a field of its own.
- CSR (3 days)
CSR moves to the board room. An increasing number of companies are making Social and Environmental Responsibility a strategic goal and a driver for performance. What does CSR encompass in the property industry? What strategies have been introduced by the property industry? What means have been dedicated to it? What are the objectives? What are the expectations? What are the benefits for the real estate industry? This new conference track goes to the heart of a new factor that will not only alter corporate life but also reinvent the way real estate projects are imagined.
- Local Authority / Metropolitan areas Track (3 days)
More than ever before metropolitan areas are the focus of players in the economy. Which cities do investors and users believe have the most vibrant economies? Which cities offer the most potential? What are regional cities doing to reinforce their appeal and convince real estate players to take part in their development? You will find the answers to these questions and many more in this conference track.
- Environmental transition (3 days)
Never before have environmental issues been as important for decision-makers in real estate. Since the Grenelle environment initiative was launched in 2007 and in the working groups it spawned in the Sustainable Building Plan, the question of energy has become crucial both for the design of new buildings and the use of existing buildings.
In addition to the question of energy, the control of our carbon footprint has become a central issue within the sights of large users and institutional investors.
How have energy-frugal buildings become the last word for real estate professionals? What economic models have been set up by professionals? What are the stakes for low-carbon construction? Just some of the themes to be covered by environmental specialists and the industry’s players.
- End-Users (3 days)
What do users want? Are they still interested in rationalizing operational real estate? Do companies still need offices? If so, what kind of offices are needed? What do business leaders think about co-working and third place arrangements? This conference track will give you a better understanding of the challenges facing, and the requirements of, the real estate services of major occupiers.
- Logistics / Industry (1 day)
Buildings play a key role in the operational efficiency of industry in France. At a time when industry is going through a series of upheavals, how will buildings have to be adapted to meet demand from industrialists? Logistics space, light industrial space or business parks… what do companies need? What do developers and investors offer? What is the future for these market segments? Discover all the different facets of these very specific markets during a day of dedicated conferences.