Where: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation Viale Pasubio 5, Milan When: June 7, 9:30 – 18:30

The 7th Annual International Tall Buildings Conference is an all-day event that tackles topics related to the design and construction of new and existing tall buildings. The conference, co-organized by CTBUH Italy, IUAV University of Venice, and Politecnico di Milano, will be featuring remarks by a field of tall building experts, including several CTBUH Trustees.

SUCCESSFULL END OF SPRING EXHIBITION SEASON. START OF SALES FOR AUTUMN SEASON!

We are glad to announce about the successful end of the spring exhibition season.

You can find post-releases on our latest two international real estate, investment and immigration events that took place in Russia and Azerbaijan below:

Moscow Overseas Property Show and Baku Overseas Property Expo.

You can watch video report from our latest exhibition in Baku here.

Watch the conference sessions from the Global Restaurant Investment Forum 2017

The Global Restaurant Investment Forum welcomed over 60 speakers to address the audience including keynote speakers, Stuart Gillies, Chief Executive Officer, Gordon Ramsay Group; Amir Nahai, Chief Executive Officer Group Food & Beverage, AccorHotels and Martin Morales, Managing Director and Chef, Ceviche and Andina Peruvian Restaurants in London.

We are delighted to share the conference footage with you so you can watch any of the sessions that may be of particular interest to you at your leisure.  We have included the top sessions rated by the GRIF audience below for your ease.

Please do forward the videos to friends and colleagues. If you share the content on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, please use the hashtag #GRIF17.

We will also have a lot of new and interesting content being added to our YouTube channel in the coming months so make sure you subscribe whilst you’re there!

On April 25, a private presentation of the Greek company EstateofBlue was held in Lotte Hotel in Moscow.

More than 60 people interested in buying real estate in Greece visited the presentation. Representatives of EstateofBlue spoke in detail about 15 reasons why Greece is an attractive investment opportunity at the moment, also clarified on what basis and acquiring which property provides the buyer with the right to obtain a residence permit and a gold visa.

You can read more on our web-web-siteite.

You can find below the list of recommended by us significant events in real estate, tourism and construction spheres, in such interesting cities like: Moscow, Kiev, Almaty, Baku, Abu-Dhabi, Istanbul, Batumi. You can find the date, venue and detailed proposal for direct, distant or joint participation on each of the proposed events below:

In green cities, 85% of public spaces must be green


It is common to see and hear about this concept in newspapers and media. Often politicians use this concept to indicate that their city has what it estimates a provision of green areas sufficient according to European standard international standards that define as a green city when a city has more than 15 m2 per inhabitant.

The truth is that the urban centers of European cities were formed hundreds of years ago and scarcely have trees, palms and plants. The average of 15 m2 per inhabitant is achieved

Based on planting peri-urban parks and forest areas. The newly built and fast-growing countries are experiencing a very striking green growth by integrating the city into the urban green. We must go towards the Asian concept of integrating construction and public space into an important mass of green.

It is common to see and hear about this concept in newspapers and media. Often politicians use this concept to indicate that their city has what it estimates a provision of green areas sufficient according to European standard international standards that define as a green city when a city has more than 15 m2 per inhabitant.

The truth is that the urban centers of European cities were formed hundreds of years ago and scarcely have trees, palms and plants. The average of 15 m2 per inhabitant is achieved

Based on planting peri-urban parks and forest areas. The newly built and fast-growing countries are experiencing a very striking green growth by integrating the city into the urban green. We must go towards the Asian concept of integrating construction and public space into an important mass of green.

En las ciudades verdes el 85% de los espacios públicos debe ser verde

Es frecuente ver y oír hablar de este concepto en periódicos y medios de comunicación. Frecuentemente los políticos utilizan este concepto para indicar que su ciudad tiene lo que ese estima una dotación de zonas verdes suficiente de acuerdo a la norma europea stándares internacionales que definen como ciudad verde cuando una ciudad tiene más de 15 m2 por habitante.

Lo cierto es que los centros urbanos de las ciudades europeas se formaron hace cientos de años y apenas tienen árboles, palmeras y plantas. La media de 15 m2 por habitante se consigue

A base de plantar parques periurbanos y zonas forestales. Los países de nueva construcción y de rápido crecimiento experimentan un crecimiento verde muy llamativo integrando la ciudad en el verde urbano. Hay que ir hacia el concepto asiático de integrar la construcción y el espacio público en una masa importante de verde.

Es frecuente ver y oír hablar de este concepto en periódicos y medios de comunicación. Frecuentemente los políticos utilizan este concepto para indicar que su ciudad tiene lo que ese estima una dotación de zonas verdes suficiente de acuerdo a la norma europea stándares internacionales que definen como ciudad verde cuando una ciudad tiene más de 15 m2 por habitante.

Lo cierto es que los centros urbanos de las ciudades europeas se formaron hace cientos de años y apenas tienen árboles, palmeras y plantas. La media de 15 m2 por habitante se consigue

A base de plantar parques periurbanos y zonas forestales. Los países de nueva construcción y de rápido crecimiento experimentan un crecimiento verde muy llamativo integrando la ciudad en el verde urbano. Hay que ir hacia el concepto asiático de integrar la construcción y el espacio público en una masa importante de verde.

CTBUH 2016 International Research Seed Funding

Scheduled Project Started Date: October 2016
Anticipated Project Completion:  October 2017
Funding Sponsor: Taipei Financial Center Corp., via CTBUH 2016 Research Seed Funding
Principal Investigator:  Brent Stephens, Illinois Institute of Technology
Additional Team Members: Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
The 2016 Research Seed Funding, sponsored by Taipei Financial Center Corp, was awarded to Brent Stephens, an associate professor of architectural engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) who will work with Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), to conduct research measuring the vertical distribution of both indoor and outdoor pollutants, including particulate matter, ozone, and nitrogen oxides, in a sample of tall buildings in Chicago, United States. The project, entitled “Vertical Variations in Indoor Exposures to Outdoor Pollutants in Tall Buildings,” will serve to characterize the impacts of building height on human exposures to outdoor pollutants.
 

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The research project will begin within two months of the award being given, and will be completed within a maximum of nine months, at which point a report will be delivered to CTBUH for publication and dissemination. The winning proposal was chosen by CTBUH’s Expert Peer Review Committee out of 28 total submissions.
Project Milestones
2016, August: IIT Professor Wins Research Seed Funding
2016, June: Research Seed Funding Submission Proposals
2016, May: Research Seed Funding Announcement
Freda Tsai (L), General Manager, Tower Management, Taipei Financial Center Corp presents the CTBUH International Research Seed Funding check to Luke Leung (R), Director of MEP/Sustainability, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Award
Amount: US$20,000, payable in two equal installments – US$10,000 at initiation and US$10,000 at project completion/delivery of final report.

Key Dates
•    March 7, 2016: Announcement formally launched
•    May 31, 2016 (12 pm Chicago Time): Submission deadline
•    July 25, 2016: Decision communicated to winning team
•    October 18, 2016: Winning proposal recognized at the CTBUH 2016 Conference
•    November 2016 to April 2017 (approx.) – Research project undertaken

Contact Information
For more information or any questions, please contact: research@ctbuh.org

  3 Easy Ways to be part of SAHIC Cuba 2017

 

1. Register Online
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Contact us to assist you with visa process within 24 hours on your request!
   If you are based in Cuba, in order to arrange your payment please contact:

   Veronica Bracchi
   Administration & Finance Coordinator – SAHIC
Tel.: +54-11-5217-4544
vbracchi@sahic.com

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Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF)

Key topics for AHIF 2017 are revealed

Senior hotel investors, operators, developers, and advisors met in an inspiring and future focused advisory board event. The recommendations will form a key component in this year’s Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) agenda and will look to explore:

Economic Outlook

  • An in-depth look at the current global economic climate and its impact on the African market.
  • Commodities pricing & impact on industry – slow down in hotel development, projects on hold in countries where economies were primarily driven by commodities.
  • With a decline in commodity prices and the strength of the USD, major structural reforms are needed with a renewed focus on diversified economies. Where are commodity prices going and what can be done by the industry to drive economic growth and development?

An Update on Safety & Security

  • Understanding the security risks in the current environment. What regional conflicts, catastrophes and political issues are affecting trends in travel and tourism? What is holding back investment in the region?
  • A guide to Crisis and Incident Management

Finance

  • Hear from lenders, international funds, equity providers, DFIs – What are they looking for and what does it take for them to provide funding for hotel development?
    Sourcing Finance – What are the options?
  • What types of finance are available in the region? As the industry matures and debt funding remains exceptionally tight, what new sources of funding are coming into the market? A look at the potential pools of capital.

Transactions

  • What transactions have we seen in the last 12 months?
  • What is the investment sentiment in the market currently and looking forward?

Overcoming development challenges

  • Delving into development issues – delays, rise in costs, land, infrastructure – what are the solutions?

Regional/Market Focus

  • Regional focus on East, West, South, North & Central Africa
  • Key market updates – performance & pipeline review
  • Delving into the hottest new markets – where are the opportunities?

Brands/Operating structures

  • Profitability of brands
  • Why are brand standards necessary and what value do they add?
  • A look at local brands/operators & what they bring to the table
  • Owner/operator relationships: Balancing Owners’ and Operators’ Needs

Industry Consolidation – The acquisition or merging of key players in the industry

  • A year on – what has changed? How is the consolidation of large company M&A affecting branding and the market? What is the impact on owners and guests?
  • What’s next, is there more M&A on the way? How is the market segmenting itself?

Trends, Innovation & Technology

  • What’s new shaping the world – Innovations and trends impacting hospitality

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for any of the above topics, please get in touch with Mala Patel

Check Out the Initial Speaker List, and Don’t Miss Out on the Early Bird Deadline – May 26!

We are pleased to announce the initial line-up of speakers for the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure. With a substantial number of abstracts still being processed, these speakers comprise about 60% of the full program.

These speakers represent a wide array of subjects and disciplines related to the conference theme, as well as numerous companies and cities from around the globe. Check out the speakers, companies, topics, and abstracts here.

We hope that this will encourage you to register for the event as soon as possible. The Early Bird Deadline is May 26, 2017. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join this year’s premier gathering for influencing best practice thinking in tall buildings and sustainable cities. Join us in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane in October!