Stockholm Conference Programme

Welcome to
The move towards a sustainable property sector in Europe

Arranged by ESPRO:
The European Forum for Sustainable Property Development

The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
IVA Konferenscenter,
Grev Turegatan 16,
Stockholm, Sweden

April 4 2006

ESPRO is a Pan-European forum for Europe’s leading property sector Stakeholders. ESPRO’s primary function is to promote the conversion towards a sustainable property sector in Europe as a vital ingredient in the achievement of a Sustainable Society.
Stakeholders include investors, developers, legislators, planners, consultants, contractors, financial institutions and property users. ESPRO works closely with leading public bodies, institutions, federations and corporations.

This free Conference brings together Speakers, representing leading European Stakeholder Groups, to address some of the key issues related to sustainability. The Speakers will discuss the implications of the move towards sustainability for property and construction sector Stakeholders and present proposals as to how the European property industry can most effectively respond to the challenge of achieving sustainable development. The Conference will also lay out the plans for the future development of ESPRO as a Driver of Change in the move towards a sustainable Europe.

Day Schedule

8.15     Registration

9.00     Welcome to the Seminar – The Hosts
Robert Windborne, Chairman of ESPRO and The Windborne International Group
Thomas Korsfeldt, Director General, Swedish Energy Agency
Ines Uusmann, Director General, National Board of Housing, Building and Planning
Jonas Holmgren, Professor, KTH. Board Member CIB Rotterdam.

9.20     Liz Peace, Chairman European Property Federation, Brussels Chief Executive Officer, British Property Federation, London
The Property Investor’s Commitment to Sustainable Development -Turning Words into Action

9.50     Gunnar Söderholm, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, City of Stockholm
City Congestion Charges – Their Financial and Environmental Contribution towards a more Sustainable Stockholm.

10.20     John Goodall, Director of Technical and Environmental Affairs, FIEC: The European Construction Industry Federation, Brussels
The European Construction Sector : The Move towards Sustainability

10.50     Coffee Break

11.20     Claudine Blamey, Corporate Responsibility Executive, British Land Plc, London
Sustainable Development – a Priority for British Land

11.50     Kathrin Fullemann, Manager Marketing, SAM: Sustainable Asset Management, (A Partner with the Dow Jones Sustainability Index ), Zurich
Sustainability Investing and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

12.15     Lunch
Delegates are invited by the Hosts to lunch in the Wallenberg Suite

13.45     Bengt Wånggren, Vice President Business Development, Swedish Property Federation, Stockholm
The Drive towards Sustainable Property Development in Sweden

14.15     Yogesh Kumar, Head of Secretariat, Bygga-Bo-Dialogen, Boverket:
National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, Karlskrona
Sustainable Development: Dialogue as a Complement to Legislation

14.45     Jonas Gräslund, Technical Manager, Skanska
Hans Wallström, Environmental Manager, Skanska
Voluntary Dialogues in Practice – The Example of Energy Efficiency

15.15     Katrien Prins, Demand Management, European Commission, Brussels
Principal Administrator Regulatory Policy of New Energies and EU Action on Sustainability in Buildings

15.45     Coffee Break

16.15     Henrik Sundström, Vice President Group Environmental Affairs, Electrolux, Stockholm
The Role of Household Appliances in Sustainable Buildings

16.40     Ann Heywood, Chairman, Presidential Commission on Sustainability, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), London
The Property Manager’s Role in Sustainabilty

17.05     Nick van Ommen, Chief Executive Officer, EPRA: European Public Real Estate Association, Amsterdam
The Importance of a Sustainable European Property Sector

17.30     Question Time and Conclusion of the Conference

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