Expo Italia Real Estate (EIRE) 2011 strengthens partnership with public sector (IT)

Expo Italia Real Estate (EIRE) 2011 is strengthening its partnership with the public sector as it widens its offer of conferences and events promoted by municipalities and regional development agencies.


EIRE is expected to attract exhibitors from over 50 countries this year.

"In order to support our role as promoter of the development of an Italian real estate community, EIRE has set the growth of its relationship with the public institutions as one of its priorities," EIRE's President Antonio Intiglietta told Real Estate Publishers.

This year's program includes a conference on 'Optimizing and extracting value from state-owned real estate portfolios' as well as a congress on development opportunities in the Milan and Rome municipalities. Other Mediterranean agencies and cities such as Nice Côte d'Azur, Epamarne and the Semapa Paris Rive Gauche will also showcase their projects at the three-day event.

EIRE, which runs from June 7 - 9, is expected to attract exhibitors from over 50 countries this year. Over 450 institutions and operators will attend the event, which is held under the world-famous curving roof of archistar Massimiliano Fuksas' trade fair in Milan.

Talking about the fair, Intiglietta added that EIRE has developed a number of online platforms which help create and maintain a community of real estate professionals throughout the year. These include the EIRE Forum, with in-depth online interviews and features, as well as the EIRE One To One, a new platform allowing all exhibitors and visitors to arrange personal appointments before the event.

Real estate development in Italy has long been dominated by local construction companies, but this has changed in the past 10 years, Intiglietta added. "A series of skills and professional categories have emerged, and real estate has therefore become an increasingly specialized business."

As such, the fair is proposing over 100 conferences, seminars and events focused on specific topics, ranging from development to investment and finance.

Main themes include the role of retail in city center regeneration with a seminar organized with the Italian chapter of ICSC, known as CNCC, as well as the opportunities for investments in the tourism and hospitality sector and the development of the real estate fund industry.

In this year's edition, the fair's international presence has widened to include participants from around 20 countries worldwide. The Mediterranean countries are particularly active with several companies from France, Austria, Malta, Egypt and Greece. In Eastern Europe, operators from Montenegro, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Russia will also attend the event.

Source: EIRE Press Office

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