Day 1 – Thursday, November 30th, 2017

FDI and Infrastructure Forum


09:15 - 09:30

Welcome Speech by the Organizer and the Announcement of  the Programme 

Speakers:

  • Domagoj Novokmet, REXPO host, N1 Television
  • Sanda Marušić,  Owner, Sanevisvillas/Knight Frank, REXPO partner
9:30 – 10:30

FDI in the Region – New Investors Bringing in New Trends, or the Other Way Around?

Speakers:

  • Wael Al-Lawati, Senior Vice President, International Development, DAMAC, Dubai, UAE
  • Alan Kadić, Managing Director, TERRMA CAPITAL CORP, Toronto, Canada
  • Dario Luketa, CEO, Consilium Expert Group
  • Bernhard Melischnig, Managing Director, EOS Matrix, Republic of Croatia
  • Božica Lapić, Assistant Managing Director, Agency for Investments and Competitiveness

Moderator:
Vedrana Likan EMBA, MRICS, Managing Partner, Colliers International

10:45 – 11:45

Regional Airports and their Impact on Local Economies

Speakers:

  • David Gabelica, Member of the Board, MZLZ d.d.
  • Tomislav Mihotić, State Secretary, Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure
  • Danilo Orlandić, CEO, Montenegro Airlines
  • Svemir Radmilo, CEO, Airport Pula
  • Josip Pavković, Managing Director, Project Finance Department / Credit Division, Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Moderator:
Hrvoje Krešić, N1 TV

12:00 – 13:00

New Era of Residential Market – Tipping Point of Market Recovery or Market Stability?

Speakers:

  • Željko Vučemil, Director, VMD Grupa
  • Robert Pokrovac, Member of the Board, Erste Nekretnine, Croatia
  • Vladimir Čvorović, Project Development Director, Adriatic Capital Montenegro
  • Philip Bay, Novi Niš Project, Serbia (TBC)

Moderator:
Ivan Hrstić, N1 TV

13:30 – 14:30

Construction Business – Are We Ready for the Expected Construction Boom?

Speakers:

  • Željko Uhlir, State Secretary, Ministry of Construction and Special Planning
  • Sven Muller, Area Manager, Strabag
  • Dario Silić, Managing Director, BINA Istra
  • Mirjana Čagalj, Vice President for Construction, Croatian Chamber of the Economy
  • Angelina Živković, State Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Montenegro

Moderator:
Ivan Hrstić, N1 TV

14:45 – 15:45

EU funding and State Aid: Opportunities for Development and Investments

Speakers:

  • Manica Hauptman, Senior Economic Advisor, European Semester Officer, European Commission – Representation office in Croatia
  • Boris Guina, Deputy of the President of the Board of Directors at HAMAG BICRO – Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovations and Investments
  • Velimir Žunac, State Secretary, Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds
  • Hrvojka Skoković Harašić, MBA PG, Director of Global investment and innovation incentives (Gi3) at Deloitte d.o.o.

Moderator:
Alen Rubčić, CEO, Meta partner d.o.o.

16:00 – 17:00

The Impact of Global Economic Trends on Investment Climate in the Region

Speakers:

  • Andrew Dalgleish, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Croatia
  • Branimir Gvozdenović, Vice President, Parliament of Montenegro
  • Andrea Doko Jelušić, Executive Director, AmCham
  • Bertrand Le Tallec, Economic Counselor, Embassy of France

Moderator:
Hrvoje Krešić, N1 TV

17:00 – 17:20

Official Opening of REXPO 2017

Speakers:

  • Andrew Dalgleish, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Croatia
  • Gari Cappelli, Minister of Tourism in Croatia
  • Predrag Štromar, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction and Physical Planning
  • Branimir Gvozdenović, Vice President, Parliament of Montenegro
  • Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister, Croatia (TBC)
17:20 - 17:30

REXPO 2017 Best New Investment Award

The candidates:

Zagreb International Airport

West Gate Split Business Tower

Pangea Campus, Infobip, Vodnjan

17:30 - 18:00

Bridge Pelješac – Engineering Masterpiece – Presentation

  • Marjan Pipenbaher – Ponting, Designer, Bridge author
18:00 – 01:00

REXPO Gala Party at lounge bar La Dolce Vita powered by Chivas Regal

Day 2 – Friday, December 1st, 2017

REXPO HTL Day (powered by PKF hotelexperts)


09:10 – 09:15

Opening of HTL Day (hospitality, tourism, leisure)

Speakers:

  • Franco Peruza, Managing Partner, Godiva Consulting
  • Sebastian Gruber, Director, PKF hotelexperts
09:15 – 10:00

Promoting Energy Efficiency and Use of Renewable Energy Sources in Tourism

Speakers:

  • Dubravko Ponoš, Director, Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund
    Željko Uhlir, State Secretary, Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
    Snježana Turalija, Head of the Administrative Department for Town Development, Economy and EU Funds, the Town of Karlovac
    Miroslav Madžar, Executive Director, Olympia Hotel, Vodice
    Ivo Milatić, State Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Energy (TBC)

Moderator:
Marko Biočina, Managing Editor, Jutarnji list daily newspaper

10:10 – 10:40

Presentation: Simone Micheli, architectural hero

10:45 – 11:30

Luxury investment / Second Homes on The Adriatic – Competing and Winning on a Global Stage to Attract the Wealthy

Speakers:

  • Simone Micheli, architectural hero
  • Kieran Kelleher, Owner, Dream Estates (Savills Croatia and Montenegro)
  • Michael Huisman, Resort Expert, Sun Gardens Dubrovnik
  • Sebastian Gruber, Director, PKF hotelexperts

Moderator:
Sanda Marušić, Owner, Sanevisvillas/Knight Frank, REXPO partner

11:40 – 11:50

REXPO Best New Hotel Award – presentation of finalist 1

  • TARČIN FOREST RESORT & SPA MGallery by Sofitel Sarajevo
11:55 – 12:40

Glamping – Potential and Obstacles in the Alps-Adria Region

Speakers:

  • Maja Dimnik, Co-Founder, GLAMPro
  • Marc van den Bosch , Director, Canvas & Tent Ltd. Europe
  • Zvonimir Tudorović, Director, Effectus Consulting, Camp Punta Nova

Moderator:

  • Franco Peruza, Managing Partner, Godiva Consulting
12:50 - 13:00

REXPO Best New Hotel Award – presentation of  finalist 2

  • HOTEL EXCELSIOR DUBROVNIK
13:05-13:35

Interview: Josh Littman, VP Hotel Development EMEA, Hard Rock International

Moderator:

  • Franco Peruza, Managing Partner, Godiva Consulting
13:40-13:50

REXPO Best New Hotel Award – presentation of finalist 3

  • HOTEL SPIRITO SANTO PALAZZO STORICO ROVINJ
14:00 -15:00

Regional Hotel Developments – A Glimpse of the Newest and Hottest!

Speakers:

  • Tomislav Popović, President of the Management Board, Maistra Hotels & Resorts
  • Ronald Korotaj, CEO Istraturist
  • Nikola Avram, Board Member Tourism & Real Estate, MK Group
  • Ante Marić, Managing Director, Artelior
  • Branko Baica, AAL, investor’s representative Nikola Resort (Zablaće-Šibenik)

Moderator:
Sebastian Gruber, Director, PKF hotelexperts

15:05-15:20

REXPO Best New Hotel Award – Proclamation of Winner and Award ceremony

  • The award is presented by the President of the Hoteliers Association of the Croatian Chamber of Economy and President of the Association of Employers in Croatian Hospitality, Ronald Korotaj
From 15:20

REXPO Closing party at HTL Lounge

*The conference program is subject to change