Sustainable
Development & Investment

Solutions for
Cities & Hospitality

Intersector Forum

17–18 April 2023
Vienna, Austria

The Sustainable Development & Investment – Solutions for Cities & Hospitality forum guides us through the whole life cycle of sustainable development projects – from the project concept, business case, financing and project development to investing, asset management, property operation and disposition – with a focus on hospitality.  The forum serves to promote circular solutions for city development projects of all public, private and third sector stakeholders in Europe.

The forum is for professionals in the real estate and hospitality industries, including property developers, architects, designers, contractors, consultants, lenders, investors, operators, and suppliers.  It calls for the active engagement and interaction of all participants – speakers, exhibitors and attendees.

The Solutions for Cities & Hospitality forum is where project participants and stakeholders will propose or recommend services and solutions for the sustainable development and operation of hotel properties and the built environment.  It is an event for professionals and service providers along the project value chain to offer and discuss sustainable solutions for the whole life cycle of buildings, with focus given to hotel properties.

The sustainable development and operation of projects call for sustainable architecture and design, sustainable procurement, sustainable construction, sustainable financing, sustainable investing, sustainable operation as well as sustainable property disposition and deconstruction.

Stakeholders from the public, private, and third sectors will engage with us, communicate their expertise, and provide us with cross-functional collaboration opportunities.  They will focus on topical issues, challenges, and solutions that can help us in performing our respective professions and address the issues of interest to all project participants and stakeholders.

The forum offers great insights into the essence of the circular economy and provides an in-depth understanding of where opportunities for implementing sustainable solutions can be found.  It also encourages different stakeholders to rethink their business models, value chains, and capacities for value creation.

The program focuses on the key aspects and solutions for a development project:

  • Planning & Development – Concept and planning, project feasibility analysis and the business case, operating models, financing, project management, and construction.
  • Financing & Investment – Conventional and alternative financing for projects, investment strategies as well as the management of risks of investing in real estate.
  • Property Asset Management – The management of real assets, hotel revenue management, valuing properties, property acquisition, project exit, and asset disposition.

The forum is also the ideal opportunity for professionals and practitioners to network with others who are involved in the sustainable development of projects and investing in real estate assets.  We will gain a firm understanding of development projects to become more sustainable, effective, productive and successful.