The Holland Metropole alliance has organised a series of events for this year’s Expo Real real estate trade fair in Munich, ranging from a lunch for investors to a focus on rebuilding the devasted Ukrainian city of Mariupol.

Eindhoven’s mayor Jeroen Dijsselbloem will be taking to the Exhibitors Stage in C2 on Wednesday as part of a session about creating social value and better returns by investing in cities. Dijsselbloem, a former Dutch finance minister, will be joined by ULI Europe chief Lisette van Doorn and Coen van Oostrom, CEO of ground breaking real estate technology firm Edge – making it an event not to be missed. (C2/430 at 10 am)

The magic of innovation districts is up for discussion later in the morning, and The Hague’s urban development chief Robert van Asten will be outlining the city’s approach to bringing new life back into industrial areas. (A2/A12)

Regenerating Mariupol

Later on Wednesday, Mariupol’s deputy mayor Sergiy Orlov will be talking about the humanitarian effort and presenting Mariupol Reborn, a major programme to revive Mariupol once it is back in Ukrainian hands. 

Ukraine’s international partners, European cities and large Ukrainian businesses, together with Mariupol City Council, have joined forces to plan the regeneration of the city after the liberation using best practices and the latest technologies. Orlov will be in conversation with Utrecht’s deputy mayor Eelco Eerenberg. (A2/A22 at 1 pm).

Investors lunch

On Thursday, Holland Metropole partners are hosting an invitation only lunch for investors at the International Investors Lounge to discuss the opportunities to create value in the region via residential development.  

Then at 1 pm, attention turns to Digital Twins, PropTech, Data & Innovation – a discussion with a number of leading lights from the Holland Metropole at the International Investors Lounge (A1/132). 

For the full line-up, check the complete Expo Real conference programme.

Expo Real takes place from October 4-6 in Munich. You can find the Holland Metropole alliance at stand A2.130