Speakers announced for Barcelona Meeting Point 2007 (ES)

The Barcelona Meeting Point International Symposium will celebrate its eleventh edition with an extremely impressive line-up of speakers.

These include such renowned figures John Carrafiell, Global Co-Director, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, to speak on 'Real Estate: what will the new era bring'. Also from Morgan Stanley, Struan Robertson, Managing Director of the Company, will be part of the panel of the session organized by the GRI on 'Foreign Funds and Spanish partners. New goals for a changing Spain?' Other speakers at this session are Edward Siskind, Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, Richard Lewis, Chief Executive, Curzon Global Partners, and Tad Shay, Director, Apollo Real Estate Advisors. This session seems especially appropriate now that the Spanish residential market seems to be exhausted and the Spanish development industry does not know what to expect from the large international investors who have been very active in Spain for the past decade.

Other Keynote Speaker to be highlighted at this year's Symposium is Leslie Crawford, the Financial Times' Madrid Chief Correspondent to analyze 'The international credit squeeze and the Spanish real estate market'. Crawford will try to answer the question of how long might the credit squeeze last and how will it affect the Spanish financial system and its ability to continue extending credit. Consideing that real estate companies – already hit by oversupply and cooling demand – are being affected by the turn in investor and banking sentiment towards the sector, this session will disclose what are the best strategies for survival in such hostile environment.

Barcelona Meeting Point will take place on November 6-11 in the pavilions 1, 2, 4 & 8 of Fira de Barcelona. It will have 650 exhibiting companies from more than 20 countries including the traditional ones such as the UK, the US, France, Germany, and Portugal, to name only a few, and a very impressive exhibitors' offer from emerging countries with brilliant business opportunities such as Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Turkey, Morocco and the Caribbean, among others. BMP 2007 will have more than 20,000 professional visitors from more than 60 countries. For more info: www.bmpsa.com

Source: Barcelona Meeting Point

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