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13th Annual CEE Retail Awards
e-Retail & Innovation

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Heralded as the market benchmark for retail success in Central and Eastern Europe, EuropaProperty is proud to host and present the 13th annual CEE Retail Awards Gala & Marketplace, the region’s premier commercial real estate retail event. This eagerly anticipated occasion will take place LIVE & ONLINE on February 10/11th, 2021.

The CEE Retail Awards & Marketplace will be the first virtual awards show and experience celebrating the retail industry. The event will be broadcast over two-days via the latest online technology and digital know-how, culminating in a live-streamed virtual award show on February 11.

 

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WELCOME TO THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF ONLINE EVENTS

The CEE Retail Awards & Marketplace is dedicated to today’s new look networking environment and delivers a professional and safe platform for deal-making, relationship building and one-on-one or group discussions on the evolving retail investment and development opportunities that are presenting themselves to the market.

The two-day event opens with the CEE Retail & CEO Networking Forum, a series of discussion panels covering all hot topics and relevant issues for today’s dynamically evolving retail sector. The Retail Forum provides an opportunity to hear from some of the retail market’s leading thought leaders, as well as opportunities to discuss and explore the retail industries most important topics.

STAY CONNECTED WITH MARKETPLACE

Via the latest digital tech and online know-how this two-day event, consisting of forums, networking, retailer platform, awards gala and online market place, as well as providing an excellent opportunity to make new contacts and renew existing business relationships on a professional online platform.

These are unprecedented times and EuropaProperty is fast becoming a multidisciplinary enterprise with an array of mediums to help the industry move forward. Therefore, The CEE Retail Awards and Marketplace is active and available to attendees and sponsors to utilise immediately.

E-RETAIL & INNOVATION

Meet the most active retailer, innovators, e-retailers, investors, developers, bankers, asset managers and CRE professionals active or looking to enter the region. With over 600 directors – local, regional and international participants – this event is not to be missed.

As a backdrop to the whole event is the Marketplace and Retailer Networking Platform, an online market place where developers and retailers can meet to discuss, formulate and make deals.

KEY RETAILERS

At the awards gala, retailers, real estate companies, projects and individuals will be presented with awards of acknowledgement by the industry for their contribution to the development of the retail commercial real estate market in the region for 2020.

EuropaProperty is expecting more than 600 participants including over 100 retailers doing business or planning to do business in the region. This two-day event is subject to considerable media coverage with local and international media present. This ensures participants, companies, and award winners, an extra opportunity to publicize themselves and of course the retail sector throughout the whole of Central and Eastern Europe.

Event Schedule 10th February

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                                                                                  Wojciech Zaskórski General Manager, IT Business Division Samsung Electronics Polska

                                                                                  General Manager, IT Business Division. At Samsung since 2014. Earlier he had 4 years in Sygnity as Director responsible for development strategy. He graduated from University of Warsaw, Oxford, Fuqua School of Business and London Business School. Earned Ph.D. education in the field of risk management. Privately supporter of active recreation, enjoys CrossFit, sailing and plays the guitar.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Dieter Knittel Head of CEE Real Estate Finance International Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

                                                                                  Dieter Knittel is Head of International Real Estate Finance for Central and Eastern Europe at pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank. Dieter is responsible for the bank’s lending portfolio in the region. The regional focus is on Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. Dieter has been active in the CEE market for more than twenty years, including five years based in Warsaw as Head of Credit and Senior Risk Management.

                                                                                  Adrian Majsterek Co-owner A&A Holding / Tkalnia

                                                                                  He is a member of a board in the family owned company A&A. Company A&A is  dealing in commercial real estate, jewelery as well as sport and monuments. Adrian Majsterek is responsible for development projects such as Tkalnia shopping center, Tkalnia Home, and Hotel Łódzki Pałacyk. In 2012 he graduated with honors from the London School of Economics.

                                                                                  Bruno Lambrecht General Manager CFE

                                                                                  Bruno Lambrecht is the General Manager of CFE Polska, a company which is part of the international construction group CFE. He is a graduate of the faculty of civil engineering at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and has considerable experience in engineering and management in the construction sector. He has been working in the Polish construction market for 15 years. He is fluent in Dutch (mother tongue), French and English and can communicate in Polish and German. In July 2012, he was elected Chairman of the Board of the Belgian Business Chamber. He embraced this position until June 2016.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Tomasz Trzósło CEO EPP

                                                                                  Tomasz Trzósło has over 23 years of experience in the CEE real estate markets. Before joining EPP, he was the Managing Director of JLL for Poland and Central Europe, where he managed the company’s operations in Poland, and oversaw JLL business in the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia. He was also a member of legal & compliance board of Tetris design and build business for EMEA. Before managing JLL, he ran the capital markets teams of JLL for both Poland and Central and Eastern Europe, and as such was involved in numerous transactions across the CEE, including portfolio and property disposals and acquisitions, fund raising and debt deals, or structured equity transactions. He has a strong track record in working with all branches of the real estate market, including retail, office, industrial, hotel and residential sectors. While managing JLL in Poland, he identified, managed and completed two M&A transactions – acquisition and integration into the firm of the design and build business (Tétris) and residential consultancy business.

                                                                                  Tomasz holds a master’s degree in Financial Accountancy and Economics from the Cracow University of Economics and has qualifications in valuation, investment appraisal, property finance and portfolio management from London’s Investment Property Forum.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Katarzyna Dąbrowska Property & Expansion Director Vision Express
                                                                                  James Turner Group Managing Director Sierra Balmain

                                                                                  Prior to establishing the Balmain Asset Management group in 2003, James held various senior positions with Westfield over a ten-year career, culminating in establishing their European shopping center business in London in 1998.

                                                                                  Wolfgang Molnar Executive Director, Erste Group Commercial Real Estate Erste Group Bank AG

                                                                                  Wolfgang has started his career as technician where he worked for ten years and has been responsible for water treatment plants. Afterwards more than two decades ago he joined Erste Group Bank AG which is heading the Austrian savings bank sector.

                                                                                  Here,  based in Erste`s Viennese Headquarter Wolfgang has gained various experience (retail, restructuring, origination) primarily in the Erste Group Commercial Real Estate Division where he is currently responsible for origination and structuring real estate transactions (office, retail, mixed-use, logistics) in Austria, Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Erste Group manages a commercial real estate portfolio of more than EUR 14billion with an annual deal flow of more than EUR 2.5 billion, the regional focus including Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Croatia.

                                                                                  Gary Burrows Managing Director FitForCommerce
                                                                                  Yoram Reshef General Director Blue City

                                                                                  Yoram Reshef is a graduate in economy and management from the University of Bar-Illan in Israel. He came to Poland from Israel in 1998, as the Director General of Asbud, a company with Israeli capital. In the years 1999-2002 he was responsible in the GTC group for the building and management of Galeria Mokotow, the first new generation shopping mall in Poland.

                                                                                  His next challenge was leading the Blue City Project, a shopping mall in Ochota – starting from June 2002, when he oversaw its construction, till today when he is the General Director and Vice President of the Board. Yoram Resheff has been distinguished many times with prestigious titles such as manager of the year.

                                                                                  Osman Cavusoglu International Operations and Sales Director BR Magazacilik Ticaret A.Ş.

                                                                                  Osman Cavusoglu is a member of the Executive Board at BR Magazacılık, International Operations and Sales Director of AC&co. | Altınyıldız Classics and he also holds the General Manager position of AC Fashion Retail Romania. He established his own company HOMEDESIGN Russia in 2007 and carried on until 2011. He has a total of 20+ years professional experience, and he can effectively communicate in English and Russian.

                                                                                  Benoit Charles CEO Apsys

                                                                                  Benoit Charles, CEO of Apsys Poland – an experienced manager with extensive management practice in the field of commercial real estate, in which he has been operating for over 17 years. In June 2016, he took up the position of CEO of Apsys to manage its business activity in Poland. Prior to that, he was responsible for development project of Immochan Group Int. In the years 2007 – 2013 he was the CEO of Immochan Poland. He has an excellent knowledge of the specific nature of the Polish shopping centers market. He is a graduate of commercial and tax law at Paris Sud, one of the largest and most reputed universities in France.

                                                                                  Paweł Oskędra Property Director Smyk

                                                                                  Paweł Oskędra is a mature senior manager with more than 20 years of work experience in commercial real estate. The first few years he spent working for both Jones Lang Wotton and Europa Park performing various services  and being responsible for  retail, offices and industrial (Europa Park).   The next almost 10 years of his professional life Paweł spent working for shopping center owners, investors and manag­ers. His positions during that time included head of the leasing department at ECE Projektmanagement, head of the leasing department at Parkridge Retail and head of the leasing department at Apsys Polska. Paweł was responsible for leasing and re-leasing of a portfolio of shopping centers, extensions of existing schemes and other restructur­ings, for investors such as GE, Heitman, Casino Group, Aviva Investors and Deutsche Bank group. He was involved in projects including Galeria Krakowska, Galeria Łódzka, Galeria Kaskada, Alfa Shopping Center, Galeria Bałtycka, Galeria Dominikańska, Focus Mall Bydgoszcz and Focus Mall Zielona Góra and lots of others.  After 10 years working on the owner’s side, Paweł changed the side of the market and became Property Director at Ultimate Fashion, one of the biggest retailers in CEE, operating brands such as  Esprit, River Island, GAP, Aldo, Mango, Hugo Boss, New Look, Peacocks, Mexx, Spring . He was personally responsible firstly for  the roll out of brands such as : New Look, GAP, River Island and Peacocks and later on  for the successful restructuring of the fashion division of EMF’s business in Poland and CEE, including Russia and Ukraine. Once happened Paweł joined another business unit of EM&F where performed services for other business units of EM&F to include Ultimate Fashion, Empik and Smyk both in Poland and some other markets. Since Feb 2015 Paweł moved to Smyk Group  and holds the position of Property Director (area of responsibility: development + maintenance + construction) covering Poland, Ukraina and  finally Romania.

                                                                                  Karolina Szklarska Commercialization Manager Sweet Gallery

                                                                                  Karolina Szklarska, Commerzialization Manager and Business Development Executive in Sweet Gallery Sp. z o.o. Sp.k.
                                                                                  The company is owning several brands like Ice and Roll, Lodolandia , Bafra Kebab, Cake and Roll, which together form the largest street food chain in Europe with over 650 points operation in several countries. Karolina is responsible for commercialization of space and lease agreements on international markets. She is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working
                                                                                  in the food and beverages industry. Skilled in negotiation, retail, sales and international business developing as well as great communication skills. Speaks fluent English, German and Polish.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Karolina Szklarska graduated the Polish Naval Academy of the Heroes of Westerplatte with the specialization in International Relationships. She has over 14 years of experience in international business environments of various fields. In WIBO Sp. z o.o. Sp.komandytowa held she the job position of Area Export Manager where she negotiated new deals for the company, promoted the products and maintained relations with key customers. As Key Account Manager in Telecolor Sp. z o.o. she was responsible for sales results and crucial negotiations for the export department. Karolina continued her working carrier in Akat Akai Poland Sp. z o.o. where she organized the Polish Branch and coordinated various departments in the company aimed at sales increase. After that performed similar duties for over 4 years in Mazuraqua sp. z o.o. as Senior Key Account Manager.

                                                                                  Tomasz Sudoł Expansion Director Hebe

                                                                                  Tomasz Sudoł is a Expansion Director responsible for development and asset management of Hebe in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

                                                                                  Tomasz has 12 years of experience on the real estate market, previously working as a COO of Solar. Since 2016, he’s been successfully developing portfolio of Hebe`s stores, which currently amounts at 263 stores in Poland.

                                                                                  Tomasz is the graduate of Poznań University of Economics. He is also the graduate of the Executive Master of Business Administration organized in English jointly by Helsinki School of Economics and Poznań School of Banking.

                                                                                  Tomasz Jagiełło Chairman of the Board Helios

                                                                                  Tomasz Jagiełło – founder, managing director and president of the management board at Helios S.A., Poland’s largest movie theater operator.

                                                                                  Co-author of the company’s success, responsible for its strategy and development from the very start. He represented Helios during the 2007 purchase of 5 Kinoplex locations, and the 2010 acquisition of a majority stake in the company by Agora S.A.

                                                                                  Since 2013, he has been a member of Agora’s management board. He supervises the Films and Books division, as well as the food operations.

                                                                                  He was one of those behind the idea to establish Next Film sp. z o.o. in 2012. Thanks to that company, Helios expanded its operations to include movie distribution.

                                                                                  Long-standing member of Polskie Stowarzyszenie Nowe Kina and deputy president of the board at the International Union of Cinemas.

                                                                                  Born in 1967, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Łódź, and the Law School at the University of Edinburgh.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Anna Szmeja CEO Retail Institute
                                                                                  Vitalii Boiko CEO and owner NAI Ukraine/Urban Experts

                                                                                  20 years of experience in the real estate market, from the idea to their realization and management.

                                                                                  Deep knowledge of both local market and international exprience allows offering clients expert advice in development, investment, asset management, construction and architecture, using the customer’s time, financial resources and property with 100% efficiency.

                                                                                  In 2017 he was awarded as “Person of the Year in the real estate market” according to Eastern Europe Real Estate Project Awards, organized by Europaproperty.com and URE Club.

                                                                                  More than 700 consulting projects and 100 commissioned schemes across retail, office, mixed-use, residential ,transport, hospitality sectors. The projects geography covers all CIS countries territory, including Ukraine, Belarus, Kazahstan, Cyprus and Baltic countries.

                                                                                  Author of the most ambitious projects: Ocean Plaza, Respublika Mall, Lavina Mall, Ocean Mall, Blockbuster Mall, Smart Plaza Polytech and Obolon, White lines mixed-use complex, the main regional malls in Ukraine – Global UA (Zhytomyr), MOST City (Dniper), Oasis (Khmelnitskiy) and others. The outstanding quality of the projects was proved by the international awards:

                                                                                  • Ocean mall – Retail Development for Ukraine (INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY AWARDS 2019)
                                                                                  • April City – Mixed-use Development for Ukraine (INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY AWARDS 2019)
                                                                                  • Blockbuster Mall – the largest shopping resort in Ukraine,the first shopping mall hosted IKEA in Ukraine
                                                                                  • Winner of the European Property Awards 2018
                                                                                  • Retail Project of the Year (EASTERN EUROPE REAL ESTATE FORUM 2019)
                                                                                  • Ocean Plaza – finalist of the MIPIM Awards 2012
                                                                                  • Lavina Mall – the first shopping mall hosted H&M in Ukraine.
                                                                                  Burak Eşsiz Head of International Business Development Greyder

                                                                                  Burak Eşsiz is skilled in mass Market in the Fashion Industry especially in footwear retail sector over 15 years experience in the area of International Business development and retail operations in the leading brands of Turkey. Currently he is head of business development of one of biggest shoe retailer  GREYDER ( www.greyder.com ) in Turkey.

                                                                                  He experienced with overseeing overall management of all strategic and operational marketing and customer relationship activities with International Franchisee and Wholesale expansion in more particularly Middle East North Africa, Central Asian Turkish Republics ,Balkan countries and GCC region. He is also responsible for directing business development for large accounts , developed new business in existing markets and opened four entirely new regions.
                                                                                  He successed to establishe franchisee business model with 23 new franchisee contracts with 40 new stores opening and 20 new wholesales buyers within 3 years a head. Create and implement effective business strategies to generate $22.5 million in annual sales.

                                                                                  Tatiana Spencer Partner Aspenn

                                                                                  Tatiana Spencer in the real estate sector since 1996. Her work experience includes a position as Agency Director at King Sturge. For over 4 years she was responsible for leasing and land acquisition, managing a team of 16 agents. Her main clients were Helical, Makrum, Budizol, Rece, Ghelamco, Nap Invest, Plaza, TriGranit, MLP and others.

                                                                                  Previously for over 9 years with Jones Lang LaSalle, heading a retail team for Poland, she advised  many well known companies such as: Globe Trade Centre, Ikea, Neinver, King Cross, Carrefour, Multidevelopment, IIC, Echo Investment, and many others. The main projects  she was involved in include Galeria Mokotów, Wola Park , Galeria Kazimierz, Galaxy, Pasaż Grunwaldzki, Factory Outlet, Sfera II, CH Marcelin, Carrefour Morena, CH Ogrody, Wzorcownia, Stary Browar II, Galeria Jurajska, Forum Koszalin, Sarni Stok, Europa Centralna, amongst others.

                                                                                  Currelntly with Aspenn she is and was involved with a number of projects across Poland like Galeria Siedlce, Galeria Jurajska in Białystok, Ferio Wawer in Wasraw, Blue City, Nowa Stacja in Pruszków, Gemini Park Tychy, Turawa Park in Opole, Multishop (Sochaczew, Jarocin, Suwałki) and many others. She advises Polish and international clients on retail leasing, sale and investment.

                                                                                  Tatiana  studied Architecture and graduated as an Urban Planner. She also holds an MBA degree  from both the University of Illinois and the University of Warsaw.

                                                                                  Wojciech Normand Vice President Deichmann

                                                                                  Lawyer, graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Wroclaw.

                                                                                  From 1992 to 2004 partner in the office of Legal Advisers Kołodziej, Pinkosz & Partners. Specialization: tax law.

                                                                                  Since 2004 in DEICHMANN-Obuwie Sp. z o. o. – the polish subsidary of Deichmann Group,

                                                                                  the largest shoe and sportswear retail chain  in Europe, initially as an internal corporation lawyer, then the proxy of the board also responsible for the expansion of the company.

                                                                                  Since 2007 Vice President of the Board responsible for the administrative part of the company, including finance, investment and expansion of then retail chain.

                                                                                  Member of the Board in other companies of the DEICHMANN group – UAB Deichmann Avalyne (Lithuania), Deichmann Apavi (Latvia), Deichmann Kingad OÜ (Estonia) and Deichmann Logistik Polska Sp. z o.o. (Poland).

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Paweł Korobacz Retail Expansion and Organisation Director YES Biżuteria SA

                                                                                  Pawel has almost 30 years experience at trading and developing of distribution. He is the graduate (MSc Eng.) of Poznan University of Technology. At 1996 he began working for Eurocash – JMD, one of the leaders of FMCG market in Poland. Since the beginning of 1998 in charge of the retail net of jeweller’s stores YES. Initially at the position of Development Manager, since May 2000 Retail Director and since the beginning of 2011 Retail Expansion and Organisation Director. His duties involve responsibility for investments, organisation, and market growth of YES and Verona brands in CEE area. Established the first franchise offer of jewellery stores on the Polish market, as an important part of jewellery stores net, which has reached 181 stores by now (158 YES, incl. 3 in Czech Republic + 23 Verona)  and at the end of 2019 has gained the second position at that highly competing market.
                                                                                  Elected as a co-Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Polish Franchise Organisation (POF).

                                                                                  Robert Madej Retail Expert RMC Retail

                                                                                  I have been the owner of the RMC Retail consulting company for several years. As an independent expert, I advise on the development of companies such as MANGO, Nike, Foot Locker or Parfois on the Polish market. I also work for individual orders of various companies on the market.

                                                                                  I specialize in the development and optimization of franchise networks.

                                                                                  I started my professional career in the insurance and banking sector, for which I created a network of partner branches in Poland (Multibank – currently mBank).

                                                                                  In 2003, I started operating in the retail sector for the developer and owner of CH Wzorcownia. Later, for over 8 years, I worked for the Gdańsk-based LPP company (owner of the Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, H&Y and Esotiq brands), developing the chain of stores in Poland.

                                                                                  I got higher legal education at the University of Lodz. I obtained an additional specialization in EU economic law at U.I.A (Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen) in Belgium.

                                                                                  Sebastian Lenard CEO VTEX Partner Poland SportsDelite

                                                                                  CEO VTEX Partner Poland with over 16 years of international retail and development  experience.

                                                                                  CEO of SportsDelite, exclusive franchise partner of Skechers in Poland, responsible of mono brand development of the brand at local market.

                                                                                  Skechers is third largest athletic footwear brand in US, currently available in over 170 countries ad territories worldwide via a complex chain of department and specialty stores, more than 3,300 Skechers retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites.

                                                                                  Sebastian is experienced in retail, franchising and wholesale management. Responsible for Real Estate development, Start up project preparation and execution.

                                                                                  Previously engaged in new and local business development on European and  Arabian  markets such as Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Baltic States, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Dubai & Bahrain

                                                                                  For almost six years Sebastian was  in charge of Kazar Group international expansion & of the diffusion brand development.

                                                                                  As such he was  responsible for the growth of Kazar on its way to reach out across the above mentioned regions same time involved in the latest launched diffusion brand Kazar Studio.

                                                                                  His past strong record of leading the expansion and development of Freeport Retail UK in  Germany, the cooperation with SJ International as Developpement manager for Tom Tailor & Tommy Hilfiger on  the European FOC market, are rounding up his skills.

                                                                                  Sebastian holds a bachelor degree in accountancy and economics form the Technical University Berlin.

                                                                                  Jacek Wesołowski Managing Director Trei Real Estate Poland

                                                                                  Jacek Wesołowski has almost 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, in the development of retail, office and residential facilities. His first successful investment project was an office building, Bank Własności Pracowniczej, in Gdańsk 1992, followed by the first such project in Poland, the Kliff Shopping Centre in Gdynia (1994), and in Warsaw (1998). Jacek Wesołowski’s successes include the development of Galeria Emka in Koszalin and 20 other local retail facilities constructed until 2008. For over 7 years, in the period 2008 – 2016, Jacek Wesołowski held the function of the Development Country Manager and member of the management board at Immofinanz Polska, where he developed the STOP SHOP and VIVO! trading brands, and also implemented commercial projects (Silesia City Center – phase two, Tarasy Zamkowe) and residential projects (RiverPark Poznań, Dębowe Tarasy).
                                                                                  From June 2016, a member of the management board at Trei Real Estate Polska, responsible for the development of the company in Poland and the brand of convenience retail parks – Vendo Park.
                                                                                  Jacek Wesołowski graduated from the Gdańsk University of Technology with MSc diploma in Civil Engineering, and from the University of Gdańsk with MSc diploma in economics, majoring in foreign trade. His hobbies include skiing.

                                                                                  Ilona Gryszko-Redo Property Director Alshaya
                                                                                  Leon Goldwater CEO We Are POP UP

                                                                                  Leon Goldwater is the managing partner of Real Estate Partners (REP), which is an investment vehicle with a focus on innovative retail and technology businesses within real estate. Leon has over 20 years of hands-on experience in building and managing companies within the media and marketing sector. Leon is the CEO of We Are Pop Up the world’s first marketplace and booking platform for temporary retail spaces with over 13 thousand pop-up shops created. he is the co-founder of Six and Sons a retail platform for sustainable brands and co-owner of BrandSpots, a full-service pop-up shop provider and innovative outdoor media agency. he also serves on the board for Europe Real Estate (REP), a European real estate media publishing and marketing company. Leon is also the co-founder of Locanian Foundation which is a platform which connects all physical shops to a single marketplace dedicated to local purchases with a sustainable last mile delivery solution.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  John Scott CEO Liminal Retail

                                                                                  John is an accomplished and respected global retail leader and business developer. He has transformed the operations of retailers to support a multiple channel strategy and has opened and built businesses in over 40 countries.  He has amassed a huge amount of jetlag,  building a diversified network of relationships right across the world, including retailers, brands, online operators, franchisors, distributors, department stores, supply chain specialists, real estate, government and finance.

                                                                                  He has held advisory board positions on many trade bodies including ICSC (where he was co-chair of the Leasing and Retailer committee), Mapic and the Retail Trust.  He’s a keynote speaker and moderator and is a member of the Twenty Club, an invitation only club for senior retail leaders.

                                                                                  John founded Liminal Retail in 2020, recognising the need to take a far more collaborative approach to the evolution of retail. Having led market entry strategies for international retailers, operated global department stores, worked on both sides of the franchise relationship and alongside many of the major mall owners around the world, Liminal has a unique perspective on not only who to speak to, but uniquely how to build successful collaborations and partnerships and what is needed to deliver these.  We understand that, whoever we represent in the relationship,  the art of delivering a profitable and resilient partnership is to build mutual awareness and trust of each others business models and requirements.

                                                                                  Anna Strauchold Expansion Manager / Proxy „AS” Real Estate Advisor

                                                                                  For over 16 years associated with the real estate market in Poland,  8 years in Lithuania and almost 2 years in Czech Republic and Slovakia.

                                                                                  Working for 18 years for Deichmann Anna has gained  the huge experience in the world wide present company, supporting its  projects in the investment-, finance- HR- and finally expansion department.

                                                                                  For over 10 years responsible for the portfolio management of 350 Deichmann stores in Poland and expansion in Lithuania, almost 2 years of Tally Weijl stores Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

                                                                                  Sinse April 2018 responsible for the business development of Giacomo Conti and since  February 2019 additionally at the position of proxy for the market entry of the German brand NKD.

                                                                                  Anna is a graduate of German Philology at the University Wrocław as well Postgraduate Management Studies at the University of Economy in Wroclaw.

                                                                                  Olga Stalinger CEO RAYA Group

                                                                                  Olga Stalinger, has a proven track record as investor and serial entrepreneur predominantly focused on brand and retail development of cosmetic, fashion and jewelry brands in the CEE region. Having successfully developed global brands in their market penetration and expansion in the CEE region.

                                                                                  Piotr Pawłowski Managing Director, Proxy PP Development

                                                                                  Piotr Pawłowski – Co-founder and Member of the Board of Golden Acres Sp. z o.o. and Managing Director and Proxy of PP Development Sp. z o.o. Piotr is a manager in the commercial real estate industry, specializing in development of mixed-use projects and QSR management and expansion. He has over 25 years of experience gained in Poland and in the Russian-speaking markets, where he implemented international projects. He participated in investment processes on the part of the investor, the developer and the final operator. In Poland, he has worked on several dozen investments of various sizes, ranging from small and medium sized to some of the largest commercial facilities in the country. He held the position of commercial proxy and Business Development Director in Max Poland Sp. z o.o., where he advised the Management Board of MAX Hamburgerrestauranger Aktiebloag on the development of the restaurant chain under the Max Premium Burgers brand in Poland. Before that, he worked for nearly 6 years at Unibail-Rodamco as Head of Development, as well as in managerial positions at ECE Projektmanagement, TK Development, Quinlan Private Golub and McDonald’s Polska.

                                                                                  Karolis Adlis Director | International Investments W. P. Carey & Co. Limited

                                                                                  Karolis Adlis joined W. P. Carey’s European Investments Team in 2015 and currently serves as Director. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Jefferies Investment Bank as an Equity Derivatives Trader and prior as a Market Risk Analyst. Previously he also worked as a Credit Analyst at UBS Investment Bank.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Karolis has extensive experience structuring transactions in the Nordic and Central and Eastern European markets. Since joining the firm, he has played an instrumental role in more than €500 million of sale-leaseback, net lease and build-to-suit investments including a complex joint venture acquisition of a multi-jurisdictional mixed-asset property portfolio in Northern Europe.

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