The SEEDIS Forum
SEEDIS is an independent, nonprofit civil society initiative that promotes solutions for the sustainable development and operation of the built environment and its stakeholders. SEEDIS profiles and features the private-, public- and third-sector providers of the solutions and services on the SEEDIS platform and at events.
SEEDIS encourages the interaction and engagement of all stakeholders in our communities to further the sustainable development and use of land, buildings, and infrastructure. Sustainable development calls for social, environmental and economic solutions during the construction, operation, maintenance and deconstruction of the built environment.
SEEDIS aims to foster constructive dialog between the different stakeholders in our communities to ensure an objective, balanced and fact-based advocacy of a sustainable built environment. The relevant stakeholders in the development and operation of the built environment are invited to engage with us and promote their services and solutions.
The Sustainable Development & Investment – Solutions for Hospitality & Cities forum advances the latest solutions for the sustainable development and operation of hospitality and real estate. The forum allows for cross-functional collaboration and promotion of the solutions along the entire project value chain.
The sustainable development of hospitality and the built environment calls for the engagement of all project stakeholders throughout the project and property life cycle (see Program). The forum is for the involvement and collaboration of stakeholders who participate in or are impacted by the development and operation of hospitality and real estate projects and the discussion of the latest solutions.
The forum is being organized for project participants, national, regional, and local government authorities as well as civil society to promote and learn about the latest solutions for sustainable hospitality and city development projects. Its topics range from the project concept, business case, financing, and project development to investing, asset management, operation, and property disposition.
The stakeholders are the speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors who will present their services and solutions for sustainable hospitality and cities at the forum. Their engagement assumes their commitment to furthering the sustainability of the built environment.
The forum is intended for professionals in the hospitality and real estate sectors and other community development stakeholders. These include city and government building authorities, property developers, architects, designers, contractors, consultants, lenders, investors, operators, suppliers, destination managers, and travel and tourism promotion bureaus plus the citizen groups where the projects are realized.
Private-sector stakeholders and their trade organizations can promote their services and solutions and invite their business partners, clients, and colleagues to engage with us in discussion. The academic community and nonprofit civil society organizations are encouraged to present their research, resources and tools for facilitating the transition towards sustainability. Public bodies and their representatives are also encouraged to participate.
The forum is being organized as an annual event in Vienna, Austria, for the participants, stakeholders and solution providers in urban hospitality development projects in Western, Central and Eastern Europe.
Event Stakeholder Engagement
The Basic Terms of Event Engagement
As a stakeholder, your basic event entitlements are (1) the discussion and exhibition of your services and solutions, (2) your invitation of business partners, colleagues and contacts using your unique promo code at a discount of 20%, and (3) a ticket for you to the event.
As a stakeholder, your basic event obligations are (1) the promotion of your engagement in the forum and invitation of business partners, colleagues and contacts to engage with us, (2) your attendance of the full event, and (3) your payment of the stakeholder fee of €1,375, excluding 20% VAT.
For the engagement of nonprofit organizations, the stakeholder fee is waived. However, you must agree to (1) promote your engagement and invite business partners, colleagues and contacts to engage with us with the intent (not the obligation) to get four registrations using your promo code, and (2) attend the full event.
We prepare the podium discussions and exhibitions in collaboration with you and the other stakeholders. We also coordinate and collaborate with you and the other stakeholders on the event promotion and invitations. For this, kindly designate this person in the SEEDIS Forum Stakeholder Interest Form) (see Communication Manager at the bottom).
As a stakeholder, you will engage with us as a speaker on a suitable topic (see Program), promote your solutions in podium discussions, and exhibit your products and services at the event. You must indicate the suitable topics of interest and the nature of your service/solutions via the SEEDIS Forum Stakeholder Interest form.
Speakers also exhibit their services and solutions at the event (see Exhibiting for details). You also have the opportunity to sponsor the event refreshments, and food and beverages (see F&B Sponsoring).
If you choose to be the "owner" and moderator of a forum session and podium discussion, you can invite business partners, clients and colleagues to engage with you via your promo code on a topic of interest. This allows you to discuss with them and the audience your services and solutions.
For every four registrations via your promo code, you will receive a complimentary ticket for a colleague, business partner or client. You will also receive an invitation to the Developer & Investor dinner on the evening before the forum and the opportunity to nominate one attendee to accompany you.
SEEDIS actively promotes the services and solutions of the event stakeholders for the sustainable development and operation of hotels and the built environment on the SEEDIS platform (e.g., STRABAG Real Estate). Your engagement at the event will be announced and communicated via social media and other media channels.
Stakeholder Commitment to Sustainable Development
As a stakeholder in the SEEDIS forum, you can choose a 1-year honorary membership in SEEDIS – Social, Environmental and Economic Development Intersector Solutions if you can (a) agree to endorse and uphold the highest sustainability principles and development standards for the built environment and (b) agree to these Event Terms of Engagement.
The honorary membership in SEEDIS is voluntary and involves no fees or other financial obligations. Instead, it is intended to facilitate and advocate your support of sustainable development of the built environment.
SEEDIS is a platform for professionals and practitioners in the built environment to interact, collaborate and advocate sustainable development and use of land, buildings and infrastructure.