BEX 2009 call for awards nominations and speakers announced (EUR)

John Fredericksen, Chairman of the European Property Federation, heads a stellar list of speakers at the fifth annual Building Exchange (BEX), which is being held in Hamburg from June 8-10, 2009. Nominations are now also requested for the BEX International Awards, which will be presented at the event's Gala Dinner on June 9. The closing date for submissions is April 24, 2009.

BEX Innovation Award 2008

Janus Rostock (right), WS Atkins, received the BEX Innovation Award in 2008 from Ron Barrot, CEO Aldar Properties, for the Bahrain World Trade Centre.

Fredericksen is joined on the speaker program, which as ever draws together a large number of the most renowned international experts draw from right across the supply chain, by a number of leading lights in international property investment. Among those speakers already confirmed as appearing at BEX are:

• Alexander Otto, CEO of ECE Projektmanagement & Chairman of ULI Europe
• Rob Lake, Head of Sustainability, APG Investments
• Reinhardt Kutscher, Chairman, Union Investments
• Michael MacBrien, Director General, EPF
• Holger Naumann, Managing Director, RREEF
• Nicholas Moy, Chairman, Gryphon Investment Bank

BEX International Awards
The BEX International Awards celebrate sustainability, innovation, efficiency and collaboration in the built environment and reflect the commitment of the industry to these important themes. They showcase innovative, original and outstanding projects demonstrating a specific consideration of the issues surrounding climate change, sustainable communities and future legacies. All companies and organizations attending BEX are eligible to enter the Awards free of charge. Companies not attending BEX are also welcome to enter projects at a cost of €200 + VAT per project.

All shortlisted entries will be on display throughout the summit with winners to be announced at the BEX Gala Dinner.

The Awards will be judged by an international panel of leading experts including:

• Andrew Bowerbank, Chairman, World Green Building Council
• Marinus Dijkman, President, REP Real Estate Publishers
• Geoff Wright. Former Construction Director, Hammerson
• Ulrike Silberberg, Publisher, BundesBauBlatt
• Geraint John, Senior Advisor, HOK Sport
• Ahmet Kayan, CEO, REIDIN
• Bernd Knobloch, Ex-Chairman, Eurohypo Real Estate
• Prof. Jörn Walter, Chief Urban Planner, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
• Tilman Prinz, Secretary General, BAK

For more information go to and register for a password to see the secure areas of the site including a full list of speakers and delegates, or email

Source: BEX

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