Abu Dhabi – MENA Herald: The seventh edition of the International Real Estate and Investment Show (IREIS 2015), currently underway at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, hosted an international conference to highlight key global and regional real estate market trends by convening panelists and experts from leading real estate firms across the region.
The day-long conference was headlined by key speakers from Bloom Holding, Abu Dhabi Finance, CBRE Middle East , JLL MENA, Prof Estate, Core – Savills, and Morningside.
The conference opened with session titled ‘Market Trends in Global Investment’, led by Simon Townsend, Director of Strategy, CBRE Middle East. This was followed by a panel discussion on ‘Key Trends in the UAE Property Market’ moderated by Dr Hani Shammah, Managing Director, Morningside and headlined by eminent speakers including Sameh Muhtadi, CEO, Bloom Holding, John Kim, Partner at ae-7, David Dudley, International Director, Jll MENA and Anthony Mallows , Director, MASDAR CITY
The conference concluded with a panel discussion on ‘Fiscal and Business Considerations in Today’s Global Property World’ moderated by David Godchaux , CEO CORE – SAVILLS and headlined by Murray Strang, Director, Head of Investment and Agency, Cluttons, Chris Taylor, CEO, Abu Dhabi Finance, Andrzej Olejnik, CEO, Prof Estate and Carine Souaiby, Managing Partner, Knowledge Vision Consultancy
Dr Nick Coles, Director, DOME Exhibitions, said: “This international conference provides delegates and visitors with an opportunity to gain vital insights into key trends in the UAE property market and beyond in low oil price economy, greatly enhancing the stature of IREIS 2015. I am confident that the experience and knowledge earned from the conference will help them make informed investment decisions from their broadened perspective of the current market situation.”
Dr Coles added: “The highly-focused conference agenda and excellent line-up of speakers articulate IREIS’s priority to identify key opportunities and facilitate productive networking among the delegates seeking to collaborate on mutually beneficial real estate projects and investment opportunities.”
Simon Townsend, Director and Head of Valuation and Consultancy, CBRE Middle East, said: “We are delighted to participate in IREIS 2015. The world-renowned exhibition has helped us meet a group of global investors with the common goal of gaining further insights and discussing local, regional and international real estate markets. This year’s conference co-located with the main show is already attracting much interest for the topical insights it provides.”
He added: “The changes in dynamics of global real estate markets are affecting investment decisions and the conference serves as an effective platform to share common experiences and explore future opportunities with like-minded industry experts. With all prevailing real estate challenges, access to reliable and accurate information to assist the decision making process is the critical game changer.
“CBRE is keen to leverage our outing at IREIS as an opportunity to meet and discuss several of these challenges with investors to ensure that where possible, such decisions are made as knowledgeably and prudently as possible to optimise returns whilst minimising risks.”
The only dedicated real estate event that targets investors and end-users rather than trade visitors, IREIS 2015 has attracted many leading exhibitors and investors from the region who showcase a diverse array of property investment opportunities within the UAE and worldwide.
IREIS 2015 also hosts the first-ever Pakistan Property Exhibition that aims to encourage international and Pakistani expatriates to invest in the real estate sector in Pakistan. The event has brought together developers, real estate advisers, private and institutional dealers from the Middle East, Europe and Asia Pacific regions under one roof.
DOME Exhibitions, organisers of IREIS 2015, hosts exhibitions in the emirate of Abu Dhabi to help UAE businesses extend their reach and enhance their visibility in the global marketplace.