Speakers

Six regional presentations and European construction outlook will presented by the EUROCONSTRUCT network members. Invited experts complete the list of speakers.

Aleksander Łaszek, PhD

Chief Economist, Vice President of the Management Board – FOR

Doctor of economics, a graduate of SGH Warsaw School of Economics, TEP member, Chief Economist of FOR and Vice President of its Management Board. In his works, he focuses primarily on issues related to long-term economic growth and structural changes. Joined FOR five years ago. Author of numerous analyzes and educational projects of FOR, such as the Bill from the State or  Estimates of Hidden Debt (state pension liabilities). Author and co-author of texts and analyzes for the Ministry of Regional Development, the Lisbon Council, the Institute for Research in Economics and Fiscal Issues (IREF), the World Bank and others.

Global and European economic outlook: Review of the macroeconomic environment. 
Friday @ 9:40

Mariusz Sochacki

Managing director – PAB-Polish Construction Research & Forecasting Institute

Host and founder of Polish Construction Research and Forecasting Institute PAB-PCR&F (the first private construction research institute in Poland) – outstanding expert in the area of European construction industry. The author of many original studies and forecasts concerning the construction market development. During his 35-year work in the construction scientific and research institutions, he was, among others, an expert of the International Labour Organization, an arbitrator of Polish Office for Public Procurement, and an expert of Unibud organization. He is the author of more than 400 works, including expert statements for the courts, lectures on the domestic and foreign conferences and journal papers, as well as the reports, analyses and expertises for the domestic institutions, including Polish Parliament and Senate, and international institutions like World Bank and various agendas of European Commission.

European housing, non-residential and civil engineering construction outlook to 2022. 
Friday @ 10:05

Michael Weingärtler

Construction market expert – Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

Michael Weingärtler is research assistant and a construction market expert working at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO). His focus is on analyses of construction markets within the research area Structural Change and Regional Development. He is co-author of research papers on a broad range of construction aspects such as macro-economic issues, energy efficient construction and renovation, innovation in the construction sector as well as housing support and housing policy. Additionally he is a freelance consultant on public goods. 

Construction market Outlook to 2022 – Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Friday @ 10:30

Jean-Pierre Liebaert

Representative of the Association for the Quality of the Economic Indicators of the Construction Industry – AQUIEC/VKEBI, Belgium

Jean-Pierre Liebaert joined the Economic Department at the Belgian Construction Confederation (CCB) in 1986, straight after gaining a civil engineering degree in applied mathematics, majoring in economics. Also, as a member of the Belgian Central Council for the Economy (CCE/CRB) and the country’s Higher Council of Statistics, since 2001 he has represented Belgium in EUROCONSTRUCT via AQUIEC/VKEBI. For over 30 years, he has performed all kinds of economic analyses associated with construction and worked on multidisciplinary approaches to construction related matters Belgium, specifically providing economic input.

Construction market Outlook to 2022 – France, Belgium and The Netherlands.
Friday @ 11:15

Annette Hughes

Director – EY-DKM, Ireland

Annette Hughes joined DKM in 1993, having previously worked for John Laing plc, BP Ireland and lectured in economics at the University of Limerick. She is a graduate of University College Cork and is a Director at DKM. Annette is an expert on the Irish construction and housing industries as well as on energy, with particular focus on their interactions with demographics and regional development. She has sat on and advised State boards and councils, including the National Competitiveness Council and latterly, FÁS, the national training agency. She has also acted as an expert witness in cases dealing with complex economic issues.

Construction market Outlook to 2022 – Ireland and United Kingdom. 
Friday @ 11:40

Thomas Ekvall

Market analyst – Prognoscentret AB, Sweden

Thomas is head of forecasting at Prognoscentret in Stockholm. He has been analyzing the Nordic construction market for thirteen years from a macroeconomic perspective. His main expertise is knowledge about the development of different parts of the construction market, which range from housing construction down to building materials. He has written both discussion articles and blogs and gives often lectures about the Nordic construction market.

Construction market Outlook to 2022 – Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. 
Friday @ 12:05

Antonella Stemperini

Senior researcher – Cresme Ricerche Spa, Italy

Antonella Stemperini earned a master degree in Economics cum laude from the University La Sapienza. After an short experience at ISTAT (National Statistical Office), she joined CRESME in 1997, where she is currently senior researcher. Since 2006, she represents CRESME within the EUROCONSTRUCT network. With her 20 years of experience, she acquired profound understanding of the world and European construction industry, construction macroeconomic scenario and market structure. She coordinated the working group for different projects in several research areas related to the construction sector, including real estate, investment, supply chain, building materials, public tenders, PPP, strategic development plans, at province, regional and country level.

Construction market Outlook to 2022 – Spain, Italy and Portugal.
Friday @ 14:00

Adam Sochacki

Market Analyst – PAB-Polish Construction Research & Forecasting Institute

Political scientist of education, in his work he often focus on the the links between politics,  the economy and the construction industry. In PAB-PCR&F Institute he works as an analyst and key account manager. Author of articles in trade magazines. He has been cooperating with Euroconstruct network for over 10 years.

Construction market Outlook to 2022 – Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Friday @ 14:25

Rafał Perz, PhD

Co-founder – REbuild
Professor – Warsaw University of Technology

Entrepreneur, R&D Consultant, WUT professor, co-founder of REbuild. Along with his REbuild mates working for the revolution in the construction market by introducing 3DCP (3D construction/concrete printing) technology. Qualified constructor with a solid background in CAD/CAE systems. Strong research and teaching professional with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Expert in the field of science and technology for The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR) and The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP). 

The Future of 3D Printing Technology in the Construction Industry.
Friday @ 15.30

Marek Salamak, PhD

Professor – Silesian University of Technology

Assoc. Prof. at the Silesian University of Technology. An expert in the field of bridges, prestressed concrete structures, bridge dynamics, CAD and BIM methodologies. The author of the popular in Poland BestCAD program for bridge designing. Head of the R&D InfraSmart project about using BIM+AR technologies for the inspection of bridges. Mentor of infraBIM and infraMOST – digital Construction 4.0 and bridges events in Central-East Europe. Coordinator of the European Asia-Link project for bridge inspectors in Southeast Asian countries.

BIM+AR technologies in the context of Construction 4.0.
Friday @ 15.50

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