Panel 1 Economy: capital, funding, investments
The economic situation continues to raise questions considering the development of private investment projects. What is the supply and demand of capital and credit in the economy? Investors, economic growth areas and industrial zones - is Bulgaria a competitive location? Sectors and investors with potential - good practice. PPP - do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

- Why Bulgaria - advantages and diadvantages, opportunities and risks for the investors
- banks: appropriate projects, appropriate clients
- investments and PPP

Rossen Ivanov, managing partner, Entrea Capital
Katerina Kraeva, lawyer,  Wolf Theiss
Valentina Alexandrova, Director, Sector investment services, Invest Bulgaria agency
Martin Gikov, head of  Real Estate Financing, UniCredit Bulbank
Nikolay Kotsev, project manager of United Bulgarian Bank
Atanas Garov, managing director "Colliers International" (moderator)

Panel 2: Economics of the cities - a vision for the development of Sofia, Plovdiv and Burgas. Investment in infrastructure and attracting investors in Bulgaria. Financing of private investment projects related to the urban development of major cities - requirements and expectations. Loans for entrepreneurs - the possibilities and potential of Jeremie and Jessica to affect the markets?

- economy of cities - economic growth areas
- bank alternatives, incentives to attract investors
- Sofia Tech Park - shall we succeed in building a technological hub on the Balkans

arch. Peter Dikov
, chief architect of Sofia
Elitsa Panayotova, Appointed CEO, Sofia Tech Park
Vladimir Gurdjieff, Head of Industrial & Logistics Space Department, Forton International
Valeri Andreev, executive director and member of the board of directors, National Company Industrial Zones

arch. Yanni Valkanov, coordinator Sofia XXI vek
Nadya Dankinova, executive director of the Fund for Sustainable Urban Development of Sofia
arch. Belin Mollov, Consortium Plovdiv 2020
arch. Tsvetan Petrov, Sustainable Development Burgas
Veneta Krasteva, managing partner, THE CITY Media Group (moderator)

Coffee break

Panel 3: Residential and holiday homes
Homes: the best opportunity for diversification of capital. Best Practices for housing policy in South East Europe. Residential market snapshot and observed trends. Quality housing project - the safest investment.Will there be a shortage in the segment in the long term and is there a field for future investments? Why complexes are preferred by most buyers in middle and high price segment?

- residential economy
- demand, supply and prices

Atanas Buglov, manager, Wienerberger
Georgi Ranchrev, manager, Residential Park Sofia
Tatiana Emilova, manager, Residential Services
arh. Plamen Miryanov, manager, Arteks Engineering
Plamen Andreev, manager, Planex Holiday
Strahil Ivanov, manager, Yavlena
Georgi Pavlov, CEO, Address Real Estate (moderator)

Panel 4: Holiday properties - developing markets
How holiday projects adapt to changing market conditions, customer profiles and demand? Transformation of holiday homes as a segment of the housing market. Why Bulgaria?

- second home - demand, supply and prices
- evolution: from holiday home to second home
- luxury properties
- the potential of mineral waters in BUlgaria

Mariana Daskalova, commercial directort, Green Life Property Development
Julian Georgiev, managing partner, Simply Bulgaria
Stefan Sharlopov, president of the Bulgarian Union of Balneology and SPA Tourism
Irena Perfanova, president FIABCI
Ivan Velkov, president NSNI (moderator)


Panel 5: Offices in Sofia
What is the state of office market in Bulgaria in the end of 2012? Rents, tenants, costs – assets. The good facility management is required.

- rapidly growing sector, which created office jobs
- progress in renting
- investment assets and bad assets
- Sofia Technology Park

Vladislav Kayzerov, head of office space, Forton International
Verka Petkova, manager offices service, Colliers International
Anton Slavchev, managing director Slavtchev Consulting, asset manager of Serdika Offices
Todor Kavrakov, property manager, Trade Center Europe
Olga Stoichkova, leasing manager, Sofia Airport Center
Tosho Kirov, manager, Hypo Noe Fisrt Facility
Tanya Kosseva – Boshova, CEO, ETC (moderator)

Panel 6: Retail spaces: Redistribution in the market
The city of Sofia will see completed a high number of retail spaces in the period of 2012-2013 year, in line with the impetus for the development of the infrastructure that will redraw the methods and movement routes of the consumers. All these will affect the redistribution in the market. Where, how and in whose favor? What is the state of retail space market in Bulgaria?

- new projects – progress in building and renting
- landlord and tenant : contracts before and after the crisis
- аccess to capital in retail

Marin Karakolev, Paradise Center consultant
David Davidov, 3D Retail Management Ltd
Rosen Genev, manager retail services, Forton International
Dragomir Markov, assets director, Landmark Property Management
Antonia Mavrova, lawyer, Wolf Theiss
Stefan Kosev, manager, Regent's Property Advisors
Iglika Jordanova, Manager Retail Space, Colliers International (moderator)


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