Conference Programme - 12th April 2018 - Berlin

The 40 Percent Symposium makes a welcome return to Berlin on the 12th April 2018.

 Our focus for the 2018 conference is on technology and disruption, so where better to hold the Symposium than Berlin, one of the technology hubs of Europe.  The positive industry disruption which technology brings will be a key factor in shaping our agenda for the 40 Percent Symposium 2018 in Berlin but investors need to see the value in cognitive buildings where tenants share space and no one knows what their business will look like in 5 years time.


Conference Programme

8.30am - Networking Breakfast/Conference Registration


9.30am - Welcome from 40 Percent Symposium Founder, John Pike


9.40am - Keynote Address

Disruption in the real estate industry and the part that building automation and information technology will play.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Wulf Bauerfeld, Professor of Building Automation & Information at the University of Applied Sciences - Berlin.


10.10am - New Session being Announced Soon...


10.40am - The Investment Value in Connectivity.  

Discussion with presentations from an occupier and an investor in one of the world's most connected buildings.

Speaker: Donal Campbell - Deka

Speaker: Martin Rodeck - OVG


11.15am - Networking Break


11.45am - Is the Internet of Things and AI the new Sustainability?

Capitalising on sustainability through conntected buildings. Focusing on what really matters to end users in buildings can drive meaningful impact on our industry, and do so at a scale using sustainable technologies. 

Speaker: Benjamin Kott, CEO - EnergyDeck Ltd.


12.05pm - Is the Building Industry Going Round in Circles?  

The circular economy and how to adapt our buildings.

Speaker: Dr. Christine Lemaitre


12.45pm - Networking Lunch


1.45pm - Disrupter Round Table Session.

Listen to some of the most innovative European entreprenurial start-ups in the real estate industry today, and how they are tackling; effective energy management, data management, methods of connectivity, tracking and managing space, the circular economy and many other aspects of leading edge technology.

Loop Hub




E Learning Studio

Botanic Horizon



3.00pm - Networking Break


3.30pm - Health & Wellbeing....simply a trend, or is there added value for your tenants and investments behind the hype?

The latest thinking on the delivery of a healthy and sustainable office environment.

Speaker: Philippa Gill, Verdextra

Speaker: Hermann Horster


4.00pm - The Future of Work.  Technology, the impact of robots and a multi-generational workforce.

Speaker: Frank Beckmann

Speaker: Chris Bennett

Speaker: Dieter Siebert


5.00pm - Networking Reception


The Symposium is aimed at investors, portfolio owners, project developers and consultants and provides an invaluable opportunity for open discussion around sustainability and technology in real estate, sharing best practice and knowledge. We will have some of the foremost speakers in this rapidly changing world.  The format of the conference provides ample opportunity for informal discussion with speakers and delegates, making it one of the key events to attend for those in the real estate sector.  

Please note, the event is delivered in English.


The 40 Percent Symposium 2018 will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin.  Delegates receive a discounted accomodation rate once they have reserved their place at the Symposium.  To register, please click here. 



If you are interested in speaking, attending or showcasing your innovations please do contact us.