Start: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
End: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Category: Construction, Brazil, Valuation, Growth, Residential, Commercial, Planning
Venue: Hilton Morumbi
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Organiser: RICS

Brazil is a formidable force in the global economy, enjoying growth rates above average world GDP growth in recent years. It is believed that the real estate market will have solid growth for many years, with capacity to grow 8 to 10% each year. Investors consider infrastructure development a key attraction in Brazil. The hosting of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup and Olympic Games will enhance Brazilian cities’ prospects. The government is undertaking infrastructure improvements not only across the cities hosting these events but through programmes designed to boost housing, transport, energy and telecommunications across the country. This growth offers opportunities on an unprecedented scale for the construction and property sector. At RICS International Summit in Sao Paulo, investors, developers, contractors, corporate occupiers, economic and sector analysts, professional advisers and government representatives will gather to look at the big issues facing our sector. How best to deliver the buildings, infrastructure and property services that are the bedrock of any successful economy? The summit will also analyse the latest international trends and issues, focussing not only Brazil but the other key growth regions across Latin America, and other emerging and established international markets. But wherever there are opportunities, there are also risks: how can these be minimized? What are the crucial characteristics of these markets – in retail; for corporate occupiers; in housing; for the infrastructure sector? Which sectors and cities offer the most exciting growth opportunities? What new investment strategies will attract global investors? Where are yields heading? What technologies, skills and standards are needed to inspire investor confidence and fully unlock potential for growth? These are just some of the issues that will be addressed by leaders in construction and real estate, economic and sector analysts, and senior government and NGO representatives. So whether you are an investor, developer, contractor, corporate occupier, professional property or construction adviser, RICS International Summit offers a unique insight into some of the world’s most dynamic markets.