Amann Wolfgang Wolfgang Amann, Director, IIBW – Institute for Real Estate, Construction and Housing Ltd., Austria

Wolfgang Amann is managing partner of IIBW, one of the leading research and consultancy organisations on housing finance, housing legislation, housing policy and real estate in Austria and Central Eastern Europe. Over the last 20 years he has conducted projects for national and local governments, international organisations and the private sector with altogether around 250 scientific publications. Reference projects are numerous studies on the Austrian system of social housing and housing finance, housing profiles and housing market surveys on several CEE/SEE countries, a comprehensive new Housing Law for Romania or the implementation of a social rental housing sector in Montenegro. Dr. Amann is legally accredited expert for real estate, Associate Professor at FHW – University of Applied Sciences, Vienna, University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neustadt, and at the Centre for Architecture, Construction and Environment at Donau-University, Krems, expert consultant for the Austrian Parliament, member of the UNECE “Real Estate Market Advisory Group (REM)” and (sub)coordinator of the working group „Legal aspects of building, land and planning“ of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR). He holds the Decoration of Merit in Silver to the Republic of Austria.


Andoura 100x120 Ahmad Andoura, Managing Partner, Noble Soap Co., Austria
Ahmad Andoura is born and raised in Damascus, Syria, and lives currently in Vienna.Ahmad Andoura has an extensive international experience working with international
organizations and corporates, like UN-ESCWA and Lafarge, in fields of governance, business, communications, management, marketing, sales & distribution and public relations. He was an establishing member of the National Agenda for the Future of Syria program "NAFS" in Beirut, Lebanon- the United Nations program, implemented to provide policy support for the transition, recovery and rebuilding phase in Syria. The program covers 56 different sectors and consists of a network of more than 300 working experts.
Ahmad Andoura's business values rely on Trade, Communication and the Soap Industry. He is a co-establisher of the family business "Noble Soap Co.". The corporation produces and exports Natural Olive Oil Soap, presenting the authentic Syrian profession in modern
business style. Mr. Andoura is a humanitarian political activist, his work focuses on several different humanitarian political initiatives and programs, with emphasis on supporting Syria transition to a democratic country.


 BauerJohannes 100x120 Johannes Bauer, Asset Management CEE, S+B Gruppe AG
Joining S+B Gruppe AG, which is active as a real estate developer and investor, Johannes was appointed to S+Bs Leading Team for the CEE countries. This team guides a number of major developments currently underway in Poland, Czech Republic and Romania. While in this position, Johannes furthermore participates in the leasing and transaction process of office, retail and hotel projects and heads the companies’ acquisition activities in Poland. Being the Managing Director of the operating company, he is responsible and enjoys the great success of the new 300 rooms Hampton by Hilton Warsaw City Centre Hotel and works on the development of the hotel and office project Aviators Park in Bucharest at the international Airport.


 Blandow 100x120 Kay-Uwe Blandow, Managing Director, CORESTATE Capital Developments GmbH, Germany
Kay Blandow is Managing Director of CORESTATE Capital Developments GmbH and responsible for planning, building construction and development of residential real estate with a focus on student living projects in Germany and Austria. This includes planning and construction of new buildings as well as conversion of existing portfolio properties.
Kay has more than 20 years of experience in all stages of project development of commercial and residential real estate as well as Asset Management. Prior to joining CORESTATE, Kay was Executive Director Development of IVG Asset Management GmbH in Frankfurt, where he implemented developments all over Europe. Lately he directed a hotel conversion project in Amsterdam. Before that, as Branch (Country) Manager Hungary he completed eleven office buildings in Budapest inter alia. Kay is Dipl.-Ing. Architect and member of the Official Chamber of Architects in Hesse.


Bassis 100x120 Janicka Bassis, Founder of WWIRE World Women in Real Estate, France
Janicka Bassis, daughter of Czech and Slovak immigrants, was born in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Bassis attended Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan at the age of 17 and lived and worked in Japan for over 4 years. Her experience lead her to an executive career in Sales and Marketing, first in the fashion industry working for Promostyl, then Luxury Hotel Industry for many leading hotels of the world, and then later in European Commercial Real Estate Investment market when she had started her career at Cogedim in 1987 and sold her first building 3 months later to a large Japanese group. Janicka was one of the first Women Directors in France to sell commercial French Real Estate to the international market. She opened the way to Japanese, German, and American investors into France in the 90's. She created  and directed the first real estate transaction department in a French bank for the Credit Lyonnais from  1993-2002 where she sold the largest shopping center in France at the time, the Forum De Halles. In 2003 she created for the Group Foncia their Real Estate Investment department. In 2008 she crossed the borders and developed  with her sister a family real estate investment fund in Austria. In 2011 she had entered the Internet world developing the internet Real Estate Social Network Belbex and since 2012 has been developing WWIRE World Women in Real Estate and recently creating an internet platform www.wwire.eu to help women in the real estate profession. Janicka Bassis has  been a real estate advisor to  international institutional and private  investors for over 4 billion euros and has been responsible for the sales of over 1.5 billion euros of commercial real estate throughout Europe. She has followed in her mother's Melanie Everet foot steps (One of the first women in America in commercial real estate from 1956-2006 ) and has been enjoying helping women enhance their real estate careers for the past 25 years.


Beyerle 100x120 Dr. Thomas Beyerle, Managing Director, Catella Property Valuation GmbH, Germany
The graduate geographer rer. nat. Thomas Beyerle was head of department at Dresdner Bank’s subsidiary Lübke Immobilien GmbH in Stuttgart from 1995 to 1999. From 1999 until the takeover by Allianz 2002 he was director and head of Research & Consulting at the Dresdner Bank real estate group and by way of transition since 2003 at DEGI German Society for Real Estate Funds. With the takeover of DEGI by Aberdeen Property Investors plc in 2008 he became Head of Global Research for the Aberdeen Group. Most recently he was responsible for sustainability activities and research as Managing Director with  IVG Immobilien AG.
Since 2014 Beyerle is Managing Director with Catella Property Valuation GmbH, he is also Head of Group Research where he is responsible for international research activities at the Catella Group. Beyerle has been teaching at ebs and various other real estate related univerrsities and training institutions for more than 15 years.
He is on the board at gif. e.V. society for real estate research, member of ZIA working groups while at INREV he is committed to the sustainability committee. He is speaker at renowned real estate congresses and author of many articles and books.


Brockhuis 100x120 Dr. Jörn Brockhuis, Member of the Management Board, ETL Holding Polska
Jörn Brockhuis is member of the management board of ETL Holding Polska and partner-founder of BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak. He is head of the real estate practice group and specialises in advising on all legal matters related to real estate transactions, project development, construction projects, loan security as well as commercial leases. Among his clients are well-known international real estate funds and banks, retail enterprises and property development companies. Jörn Brockhuis is a visiting professor at the Economic University of Vienna (Polish Real Estate & Construction Law). He is also an arbitrator for the Arbitration Court of the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw and an arbitrator for the Arbitration Court of the Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Warsaw. He has published numerous articles in legal journals and is co-editor of the "Wirtschaft und Recht in Osteuropa (Economy and Law in Eastern Europe)" handbook, published by C.H. Beck. He is also a co-author of "Praktikerhandbuch Auslandssicherheiten: Hereinnahme von Kreditsicherheiten aus dem europäischen Ausland und den USA", published by Finanz Colloquium Heidelberg. 


 brodessermatthias 100x120 Matthias Brodeßer, Head of Transaction Management International, Warburg-HIH Invest, Germany
Matthias Brodeßer ist seit 2009 bei der Warburg-HIH Invest im Bereich Transaction Management International tätig. Er verfügt über umfangreiche Erfahrung in den europäischen Immobilienmärkten. Die von ihm verhandelten und realisierten Immobilientransaktionen liegen bei circa 2,5 Mrd. Euro. Vor seinem Eintritt bei Warburg-HIH Invest war er für eine Hamburger Privatbank sowie für eine private Vermögensverwaltung in New York tätig. Zuvor war er bei der Analyseplattform Scope beschäftigt sowie bei Engel & Völkers Commercial, wo er die Key Accounts für Projektentwicklungen, Büroanmietungen und Investments betreut hat. Nach seiner Ausbildung im Verlagswesen wechselte Matthias Brodeßer Ende der 90er Jahre in die Immobilienbranche.
Herr Brodeßer ist Immobilienökonom der BBA, Berlin und der European Business School (ebs) und Absolvent des Executive Real Estate Finance and Investment Program der New York University (NYU). Ferner ist er Mitglied bei Immoebs, RICS und Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).


Bullinger 100x120 Dieter Bullinger, Managing Director, debecon GmbH, Switzerland
Debecon specialises in the development of new shopping centres and restrucuring/updating existing shopping centres and major trade real estate in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. They offer practical consulting on operation and management of trade real estate, with main focus on shopping centres, as well as solutions for asset and transaction management for theses objects, provide services for rental of trade areas, and offer solutions for trade related urban development for communities. Dieter Bullinger previously worked as project developer and asset manager for a number of shopping projects centres in several European for  countries, ECE project management Hamburg/Germany (1990-2001) for more than 22 years and for SPAR Austria group /SES Spar European Shopping Centres (2001-2012). Before that he was consultant for public institutions for issues related to local and regional economy development at AG Basel/Switzerland (1978-86) and was head of the business promotion office in in Freiburg i.Br./Germany (1986-1989). Dieter Bullingersociet member in various organisations (ULI, ICSC etc,),a member of  the competence group redevelopment of the gif society for real estate research and helped to develop the gif „redevelopment – guide on how to deal with previously used real estate and buildings “.


 Oleg Chestnov 100x120 Dr. Oleg Chestnov, Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, World Health Organisation WHO

was appointed Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health in February 2012. Prior to that, Dr Chestnov was the Deputy-Director for International Relations at the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation, a post he occupied from 2005.During his career at the Ministry, Dr Chestnov acquired broad technical experience in public health at both the national and international level. Dr Chestnov held high-level posts as Coordinator for health during the G-8 Presidency of the Russian Federation and Chair of health-related expert groups. Dr Chestnov participated with WHO in the organization of the 1st Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Noncommunicable Diseases Control, which resulted in the Moscow Declaration on NCDs, endorsed by the World Health Assembly in May 2011.A national of the Russian Federation, Dr Chestnov earned a degree in Medicine in 1979 from the Saratov State Medical Institute and a doctorate of Philosophy in Medical Sciences from the Russian Federation in 2008. Dr Chestnov began his career as a physician and worked for 10 years at the primary care level in various states within the former Soviet Union. On joining the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in 1987, Dr Chestnov worked in several countries affected by conflict as well as natural and technical disasters (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, the Russian Federation, the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and Ukraine), where he was engaged in managing the delivery of humanitarian aid assistance.


 Costescu Manuel100x120 Manuel Costescu, Secretary of State for Trade and Investment, Romania
Manuel Costescu wurde Anfang 2016 zum Staatssekretär und Chef des Departements für ausländische Investitionen und öffentlich-private Partnerschaften in Rumänien ernannt. Vor dieser Zeit war Costescu Exekutivdirektor der amerikanischen JP Morgan Bank in London. Er fungierte als Berater, auch mit seinem eigenen in London ansässigen Unternehmen, und konzentrierte sich dabei auf Unternehmensführung. Er sammelte mehrjährige Erfahrung bei MCKinsey and Company in New York. Zuvor engagierte er sich für The Brattle Group, einer Energieberatungsfirma in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Darüber hinaus arbeitete er als selbständiger Berater für Unternehmen und Entwicklungsprojekte in Australien, Südafrika, Tansania und Peru. Der nunmehrige Staatssekretär Costescu erwarb einen Master in Business Administration von der Sloan School of Management am Massachusetts Institute of Technology, einen Master in International Development von der Kennedy School of Government an der Harvard University und einen Bachelor of Arts in Wirtschaftswissenschaften von der Brandeis University.


 Drexler Gregor 100x120 Gregor Drexler, Divisional Director Asset Management, CA Immo


 Eichinger Walter 100x120 Walter Eichinger, Managing Partner, Silver Living GmbH, Austria


 CA Immo Ettenauer 100x120 Dr. Bruno Ettenauer

Kompetenzen im Bereich Immobilien und Hypothekenfinanzierung erwarb er  u. a. bei der P.S.K. Bank, der Österreichischen Länderbank und im Bankhaus Feichtner. 1999 wechselte er in die Creditanstalt AG (Financing und Consulting), wo er im November 2000 zum Bereichsvorstand des österreichischen und zentralosteuropäischen Immobiliengeschäfts der Creditanstalt und Bank Austria ernannt wurde. Von 2006 bis 2016 war Bruno Ettenauer Mitglied bzw. seit 2009 Vorsitzender des Vorstands der CA Immo und in dieser Funktion für die Unternehmensstrategie und die Bereiche Immobilien (Investment- und Assetmanagement), Development, Technik, Personal, Organisation und IT verantwortlich. Zur Umsetzung dieser Aufgaben kann er auf mehr als 20 Jahre Erfahrung im Bereich der Immobilienfinanzierung sowie als gerichtlich beeideter Immobiliensachverständiger aufbauen. Unter anderem ist er Mitglied der CRE, Chicago (Counselors of Real Estate).


karinfuhrmann 100x120 Karin Fuhrmann, Tax advisor & Partner, TPA Horwath, Austria
TPA Horwath offers the full range of tax consulting, accounting, balancing, auditing and business consulting services for different branches and service providers. TPA Horwath Group is among the leading consulting companies for Central and South Eastern Europe with locations in Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary and continues to expand further. TPA Horwath is a member of the international network Crowe Horwath International, a global association of legally self-governing and independent tax consultants, auditors and business consultants. The network has 191 members with 680 offices in more than 100 countries and approximately 29,400 employees.


 griss 100x120 Dr. Irmgard Griss, Supreme Court Judge, 2016 Candidate for the election of the Austrian Federal President, Austria
Dr. Irmgard Griss, former member of the Austrian Supreme Court, the Singapore International Commercial Court, former president of the Supreme Court for Patents and Trade Marks, of Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union, of the board of inquiry “Hypo Group Alpe-Adria“, honorary professor for private and trade law.
Her electoral movement demonstrated a new style of politics. More than 800.000 voters appreciate her explicit pro-European and cosmopolitan orientation, a strengthening of democracy and an active civil society.


 Haas Eva 100x120 Eva Haas, MRICS, Transactionmanager, BUWOG, Austria


 Hofstaetter100x120 Dr. Valentin Hofstätter, Head of Bond Market/Currency Research, Raiffeisenbank International, Austria

Raiffeisen Bank International considers Austria and the CEE countries its home market. In Austria it is the leading commercial and investment bank for the top 1.000 commercial customers in the countries. In the CEE countries its affiliates cover the entire region: 14.8 million customers are taken care of in approximately 2,900 branches in the commercial and private customer business as well as in Investment Banking. RBI also addresses affluent private customers by offering services in Premium Banking and Private Banking in different countries. The direct bank ZUNO covers the market for online products in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Mr Hofstätter completed the CFA programme in 2003 and became head of the department for national economy, interest rate and currency analysis at RZB in 2005.


 Hoefler Hedwig100x120 Hedwig Höfler, Investment Management CEE, CA Immo
In her function as Investment Manager CEE for CA Immo, an Austrian-based listed international property company, Mrs. Höfler is responsible for the evaluation and realization of real estate transactions in the CEE and SEE region. Since her beginning of work in 2002 for Europolis GmbH, a former subsidiary of Volksbanken AG and since 2011 part of CA Immo Group, her field of activity has focused in the property markets of Czech Republic, Romania and Poland, where she has a profound and long-term expertise. Mrs. Höfler has an academic degree in Spatial Planning of the Technical University Vienna and has a Post Graduate Degree in Retail Real Estate (EBS, Germany). CA Immo specialises in office properties in Central European capitals. The company covers the entire value chain in the field of commercial real estate, from lettings and management to project development based on a high degree of in-house construction expertise. Founded in 1987, CA Immo – which is listed on the ATX index of the Vienna Stock Exchange – controls property assets of around € 3.6 bn in Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe.


 Karg Andreas 100x120 Andreas Karg, Crowdinvesting Real Estate, Conda AG, Austria
Andreas Karg MSc MAS ist selbständiger Immobilien-Unternehmer und verantwortet seit Beginn 2016 die Immobilien Crowdinvesting Projekte der Conda AG.
Andreas Karg war über 12 Jahre in verschiedensten Führungspositionen der Rhomberg Gruppe aktiv, unter anderem als Geschäftsführer der vplus GmbH, einem führenden Immobilien-Dienstleistungsunternehmen in West-Österreich und als Geschäftsführer der Rhomberg Bau GmbH. Er ist gerichtlich beeideter Sachverständiger für Immobilienwesen und Unternehmensberatung.


 Kaufmann Philipp Philipp Kaufmann, Founding President of ÖGNI (Austrian Sustainable Building Council)
For several years already the Austrian Sustainable Building Council has been playing a major role in the paradigm shift towards sustainability in construction and real estate. 300 market leaders in the sector have signed up as members to date. They are committed to minimising environmental impacts while maximising economic and socio-cultural qualities. Process optimisation first tackled the issues of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and compliance management. With the codes prepared in the course it is now possible to be certified for ethical conduct.


 Kleemann100x120 Wolfgang Kleemann, Managing Director, Österreichische Hotel- und Tourismusbank and Internationale Tourismus-Investment-Service, Austria
Wolfgang Kleemann has been in tourism since a teenager. After several years of training in various hotels and restaurants he studied economy in the field of „Banks“ and „Tourism“ became a financing expert in tourism and leisure time. With the motto „Practitioner for Practitioner “ he has been manager at the Austrian Hotel and Tourism Bank (ÖHT) for many years. His practical orientation is also relevant in teaching assignments at the MCI in Innsbruck, the unverity of applied sciences in Vienna and various other universities of applied sciences. He is commited  to various tourism activities and was for many years head of the supervisory board at hogast and is a member of the supervisory board of one of the biggest lift companies in  Vorarlberg.


 ElisabethKoch100x120 Elisabeth Koch, Founder of ART & AQUA and Managing Partner of "Hotel Kärntnerhof" Mallnitz, Austria
Die diplomierte Architektin Elisabeth Koch ist Organisatorin der Veranstaltungsreihe "Wie kann Kunst den Tourismus fördern?" Mallnitz will Kunstinitiativen gesamttouristisch nutzen und lud 2015 erstmalig Experten aus ganz Europa zum Seminarwinter nach Kärnten. ART & AQUA präsentierte sich dabei als Kombination aus Vernissage und anspruchsvollem Seminarprogramm mit renommierten Referenten. Die kunstaffine Architektin organisierte bereits in der Vergangenheit u. a. in Köln, Budapest oder Brüssel Kunstausstellungen und gründete 2008 die ARTour Gallery mit jährlichen Kunstsymposien in Mallnitz. Das Nationalparkdorf Mallnitz liegt auf 1200m Höhe, eingebettet zwischen den Hohen Tauern. Die Gemeinde bedeckt eine Fläche von rund 110 km². Als Architektin arbeitete Frau Koch für so bekannte Häuser wie Kempinski Dresden oder Adlon Berlin. Seit 2008 ist sie Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin des Hotels Kärntnerhof in Mallnitz


 Kozar Anton 100x120 ANTON KOŽAR, Managing Director, Real Estate Institute Ltd., Ljubljana, Slovenia
has worked in the National Bank of Slovenia in the Research Department for 13 years; at the end as a Deputy Director from 1994-1997. His focus was particularly on financial programing and exchange rate policy, including econometric work. Anton Kožar was general manager in the  Pension-Investment Fund with a 0.7 billion € portfolio in the period 1997-2000, a state-owned Fund.
He has been a Director of the Real Estate Association of Slovenia in the  period 2002-2007. He established the Real Estate Institute Ltd, Ljubljana in 2007. Since then he manages its own company. He has been a member of FIABCI since 2002, running the presidency in 2004-2008.
Anton Kožar has published around 40 articles in domestic and international magazines.
He holds a Certificate of Real Estate Valuer (CREV) since 2007 and is expected to earn the Certificate of TEGOVA in 2016. Anton Kožar is strongly involved in the research of the real estate market in Slovenia. His RE Institute prepared the quantitative platform for the reform of the residential market in Slovenia in 2015. That research will be the framework for the reform that is being prepared in 2016 – a new Housing law.


 Josef Kranawetter100x120 Josef Kranawetter, Managing Director, Weidmüller GmbH, Austria
For more than 160 years the family-run business Weidmüller from Detmold (Germany) has been focussing on connections under the motto: Let`s connect. The company develops, produces and sells electrical connection technology and electronics across the world. A worldwide network of application specialists offers engineering services and develops application specific solutions. As a group Weidmüller strongly oriented internationally and runs several production sites, sales companies and representations in more than 80 countries. In the business year 2015 Weidmüller achieved a turnover of 696 million Euros with approximately 4,500 employees. In 1967 Weidmüller also entered the Austrian market. Joe Kranawetter has been working successfully in the group for more than 20 years, since 2011 he is the managing director for Weidmüller Austria located in Wiener Neudorf. In 2015 Kranawetter assumed the responsibilities for the Western Balkan countries around Serbia.


 Mayer Stefan100x120 Stefan Mayer, Managing Director, CaraVita Pflegemanagement-Beratung, Germany
CaraVita positions itself as an expert company in housing for the elderly and develops tailor-made commercial solutions with innovative concepts for both private investors and public institutions and cooperative societies. CaraVita has experience in developing, constructing and running senior accommodation, communal, cross-generational housing schemes, residential care home complexes and nursing homes. It provides corporate advice in the areas of care homes and holistic concepts for communal housing with care, and is responsible for the construction, mediation and rental of care homes. Since 2002, Stefan Mayer has been an owner, operator and managing partner in the areas of inpatient care for the elderly (8 care homes), outpatient care, residential care homes and services for the disabled. The group of companies currently employs around 500 staff.


 Nemeth Miklos100x120 Dr. Miklós Németh, Secretary General, Association of the Hungarian Real Estate Trustees, Hungary


 Penker 100x120 Uwe Penker, Managing Director of Nationalpark-Region Hohe Tauern and Head of the Tourism Association Mallnitz, Austria
He is largely responsible for the successful turnaround of the national company. As head of the tourism board Mallnitz he promotes the development of healthy tourism. Mallnitz is first mover for health promoting tourism.It has healthy mouintain air and excellent water right from the source which makes it a destination for a growing market. Uwe Penker specialises in organisation development and turnaround management following his master course. He was Senior Consultant for Financial Services BearingPoint Management & Technology for Business Change at Zurich Insurance Group before becoming an independent organisation consultant and coach.


 NESTEROVA Nadja 100x120 Nadya Nesterova, responsible for Investor Relations, VIYM, Russia
has some 12 years of professional experience in PE & PERE. She joined VIYM in March 2009 and is responsible for Investor Relations, PR and Marketing Communications as well as industry relations and deal origination. VIYM is an independent partnership dedicated solely to private equity services for international investors with PE growth capital and RE investment strategies in the Greater Europe, with focus on the emerging economies of Russia and other FSU markets. VIYM project activity spreads across Europe, including Austria, Italy, Switzerland and 20 most vibrant regional centers of Russia, from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. VIYM teams operate from London, Luxembourg, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Prior to VIYM, Nadya served in investor relations function at Troika Capital Partners, an alternative investment team managing Special Situations, Private Equity and Venture Capital funds on behalf of third-party clients and Troika Dialog Group integrated investment bank with over USD 6 billion in AUM. From August 2003 to March 2008, Nadya was engaged in operations, back-office, investor relations, PR and marketing communication roles with Wermuth Asset Management GmbH, the exclusive investment adviser to the Greater Europe Funds with some USD 1 billion invested in diversified asset classes of Russia & CIS.
Nadya heads PE & PERE Committee at the National Alternative Investment Management Association in Russia. She holds an MA degree with highest honours in Linguistics & Intercultural Communication from Tver State University, with post-graduate studies in Applied Information Science in Economics at  Tver State Technical University and an MBA Certificate of Business Studies (magna cum laude) from American Institute of Business and Economics.


 Oberholzer Urs 100x120 Dr. Urs Oberholzer, VR-President Swiss Tertianum International AG, President Tertianum AG and former President of the Bank Board of the Zürcher Kantonalbank, Switzerland
Dr. Urs Oberholzer studierte in Zürich, Fribourg und Paris Rechtswissenschaften und promovierte an der Universität Zürich. Er war u.a. in leitenden Funktionen bei der Elvia Versicherungen und der Generali Gruppe. Von 2003 bis 2011 war er Präsident des Präsidiums und des Bankrates der Zürcher Kantonalbank ZKB. Urs Oberholzer ist Mitglied des Verwaltungsrates der Tertianum AG, von 2005 – 2013 als deren Präsident. Er ist zudem Präsident des Verwaltungsrates der Swiss Tertianum International AG, welche die Residenz Josefstadt, Wien erbaut hat und seit diesem Jahre führt. Seit 2011 ist er Mitglied des Universitätsrates der Universität Zürich und deren Vizepräsident.


 Petritsch 100x120 Dr. Wolfgang Petritsch, President of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation
Recently Dr. Petritsch returned from a one year teaching activity at the American Harvard University to Vienna. Since 2013 he has been teaching „International Politics“ in the USA and is President of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, which supports the scientific exchange between students in Austria and the USA. From 2008 to 2013 Dr. Petritsch was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Austria to the OECD in Paris. From 2002 to 2008 he was engaged as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN, WTO and the Conference of Disarmament of Geneva. He was Head of Austria's Press and Information Service in New York and worked with the Permanent Representation of Austria to the United Nations.
Dr. Petritsch is regarded as the expert in foreign policy with special focus on South East Europe. During his career as Ambassador in Belgrade (1997-1999) Dr. Petritsch was appointed to the European Union Special Envoy for Kosovo. As High Representative of the International Community for Bosnia and Herzegovina he was significantly involved in the implementation of the Dayton Agreement. From 1977 to 1983 he worked as Press Secretary and Deputy Cabinet Chief of the Austrian Federal Chancellor Bruno Kreisky. Dr. Petritsch received several honours, among them  the European prize for human rights of the European Court of Human Rights.


Petritz Alexander Alexander Petritz, CEO, Institute for Structured Development (ISD)
Architect and urban planner Alexander Petritz has his focus on South Eastern Europe, yet in the past he has also developed major hotel and tourism projects in Vienna. In 2001 he established the Institute for Structured Development. Between 2009 and 2013 the ISD generated an overall volume of approximately 90 million Euros through project development and planning for infrastructure projects. For ten years Petritz held the office of coordinator for reconstruction and development in former Yugoslavia delegated by the Federal Republic of Austria, with business focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina and later Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo too. He teaches at the Technical University of Vienna, the Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, as well as at the universities of Sarajevo and Rijeka. He has written several publications on regional development, urban planning and real estate development.


 Ruszinko Adam 100x120 Dr. Ádám Ruszinkó, Deputy State Secretary for Tourism, Ministry of National Economy, Hungary


 Sroka 100x120 Jarosław Sroka, Partner BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak, Poland
Jarosław Sroka is partner of BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak and head of the practice group public procurement. He is an expert in public procurement law, PPP, real estate, construction and construction contract law (including FIDIC contracts) and environmental protection law. Jarosław Sroka is a member of the Regional Council of Attorneys in Warsaw (2001). He lectures at many conferences and seminars on public procurement law and building law and is author of several scientific publications on public procurement law in the Polish and foreign press (Rzeczpospolita, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Gazeta Finansowa, Handelsblatt, Toplegal, WIRO, Oest-West-Contact). He is Vice-President of the Infrastracture Industry Employers' Union by the Polish Confederation Lewiatan.


 Teichmann 100x120 Dr. Richard Teichmann, Managing Partner, Bischoff & Compagnons Property Networks GmbH, Austria
Teichmann has been managing asssociate and partner for Bischoff & Compagnons Property Network since 2001.He is responsible for consulting, development and implemeation of business projects, development, conception, financing and sale in Austria, Hungary and Slovakia and is member of the board of the Slovak Austrian chamber of commerrce. He founded Bischoff & Compagnons Property Networks GmbH in 1996 as a partnership for development and investment in Berlin and is responsible the conception, development and realisation of real estate investments in its own name and for Joint Venture Structures. There are also locally operating partnerships in Vienna, Budapest und Bratislava. They are all  committed to sustainability: Bischoff & Compagnons is a founding member with  ÖGNI – the Austrian Association for sustainable real estate, and a member of SKGBC - Slovak Green Building Council und bei HGBC - Hungarian Green Building Council.


 Wallner Johannes 100x120 Johannes Wallner, Director, SeneCura Kliniken- und HeimebetriebsgmbH., Austria
Johannes Wallner verfügt über jahrelange Erfahrung in den Bereichen Gesundheits- und Sozialwesen, systemische Therapie sowie Qualitätsmanagement. Er ist ausgebildeter Psychotherapeut und studierter Theologe, sowie Präsident von Lebenswelt Heim - dem Bundesverband der Alten-und Pflegeheime Österreichs. Die SeneCura Gruppe betreibt über 75 Gesundheits- und Pflegeeinrichtungen in Österreich und zählt damit zu Österreichs Markt- und Innovationsführern im Bereich Pflege im privaten Sektor. Mit über 3.500 Mitarbeitern gilt SeneCura als Vorreiter bei alternativen Pflegeangeboten und Wohnformen im Alter: "Näher am Menschen" ist die integrative Unternehmensphilosophie. SeneCura ist seit April 2015 Teil der französischen Pflegegruppe Orpea, die mit rund 700 Pflegeeinrichtungen und mit knapp 70.000 Betten in Frankreich, Belgien, Deutschland, Spanien, Italien, der Schweiz, Tschechien und Österreich zu den Marktführern in Europa zählt.


 Reinhard Willfort100x120 Dr. Reinhard Willfort, Managing Director, ISN - Innovation Service Network GmbH, Austria
Dr. Reinhard Willfort ist Berater, Trainer und Universitätslektor und beschäftigt sich mit Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation, Ideenmanagement und der Förderung von Kreativität am Wissensarbeitsplatz der Zukunft. 2001 gründete er auf Basis der Ergebnisse seiner Dissertation federführend die Innovationsschmiede ISN - Innovation Service Network und leitet diese bis heute. Willfort begründete 5 weitere Unternehmen und betreut viele Top-Unternehmen im Innovations- und Wissensmanagement. 2012 initiierte er mit www.1000x1000.at die erste Österreichische Crowdinvesting Plattform. Er ist Gründungsmitglied und Executive Board Member des European Crowdfunding Network und damit Promotor der derzeit modernsten Entrepreneurship Initiative in Europa. Im Jahr 2000 promovierte er an der TU Graz im Innovations- und Wissensmanagement mit Auszeichnung. Er ist Fachbuchautor und Verfasser von mehr als 50 Publikationen und koordiniert den Masterlehrgang Innovationsmanagement an der Donau-Universität Krems. Dr. Willfort ist seit 2013 Faculty Member der Speakers Academy®, dem mit Abstand führenden Redner-Institut in Europa.


 WiltschniggManfred100x120 Dr. Manfred Wiltschnigg, Managing Partner, Galleon Capital Management GmbH, Austria

Manfred Wiltschnigg received his doctorate in business administration and holds additional academic qualifications in the area of real estate, where he is a widely-regarded expert. He serves in leadership positions of several national and international real estate organizations, is a member of  the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chairman of the Austrian Committee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He has more than 25 years of international experience in the real estate industry, serving on boards of directors and as an executive committee member for international companies including: Generali Immobilien AG, Vienna; Oppenheim Immobilien KAG, Wiesbaden; IVG AG, Bonn and Vienna; IMMOEAST AG, Vienna; IMMOFINANZ AG, Vienna; BUWOG and Premium Real Estate AG, Vienna; and Rheinische Grundbesitz AG, Zurich.




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