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Virtual Conference “Logistics and Warehouses – a new consumer avatar?”

October 7 @ 12:00 - 15:30

Dear collegues,

Connect Real Estate Club togetjer with SPIBA are glad to invite you to partiipate in the virtual Conference “Logistics and Warehouses – a new consumer avatar?

Date: Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Time: 12.00 – 15.30

Registration link:


In the coming years, we expect the share of warehouse properties in the Russian market to increase. This sector showed better resilience to the crisis and proved to be more reliable as an investment tool, especially compared to office and retail properties. What are the expectations of the market players? What opportunities could this bring?

These and many other topics will be discussed at the virtual meeting


10:00 – 10:10 Welcome from the organisers

  • Natalia Shadricheva, Managing Director, Connect Real Estate Club
  • Oleg B.Prozorov, CEO, Member of the Board, Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia
  • Karina Khabacheva, Executive Director, SPIBA

10:10 – 10:45 Panel discussion: Developers’ Outlook, followed by Q&A

Covid-19 has accelerated the shift to e-commerce by 5 years, expediting the digitalisation of the supply chain. What impact has the pandemic had on other market trends? What impact it has on industry and occupiers? What are the opportunities to challenge the norm and find new winning ways of working in the marketplace?
Where is the short term and long term value with e-commerce booming: centralised vs regional warehouses expansion?

Moderator: Stanislav Alexeenko, Construction supervision and project management department, Knight FrankPanellist:

  • Stefan Van Doorslaer, CEO, Ahlers, Belguim
  • Aleksandr Shevelev, Associate director, Industrial & Logistics Agency, Maris | Part of the CBRE Affiliate Network

10:45 – 11:30 Panel discussion: Evolving institutional specification: no one size fits all?

With automation, green technologies and last-mile logistics, innovations in the sector are bottomless. What are the requirements for future-fit warehouses? How much power and energy could be required to enable upgrades into proptech and electrification?


  • Paul Nicol, Director of AMC, Hadley Group, United Kingdom
  • Heywood Gaspar, Regional Logistics Manager, Danone, Russia
  • Dmitri Maslov, Head of Cargo Insurance Department, Zurich, Russia

11:40 – 12:00 Networking Meet & Connect Tables

12:00 – 12:45 Panel discussion: Investors’ Outlook, followed by Q&A

The industrial and logistics sector worldwide has experienced what could have been 5-10 years’ growth in just 12 months. The volume of investments in this sector is continuously growing. With more money coming in, what are the best investment models and opportunities in the sector? How to build relationships with foreign investors?How Russian recipients of the capital could work with American investors within the frames of Russian-American sanctions? What are the limitations and possible risks?Moderator: Denis Sokolov, FRICS, Partner, Head of Research and Insight for Central and Eastern Europe, Cushman & Wakefield, RussiaPanellist:

  • Nicole Holden, CPA, Senior Director, Client Advisory, Alliance, USA
  • Lolla Stovall, Counsel, Zuber Lawler LLP, USA

12:45 – 13:30 Panel discussion: ESG, followed by Q&A

ESG is currently the fastest growing trend in FinTech and reporting to investors, employers and other stakeholders becomes the norm in the West.Looking at the developing markets and taking Russia’s example, what should Russian companies know about ESG and how should they start preparing for the integration into the global markets? How a company’s position on ESG could affect its attractiveness to foreign investors?Moderator: Nicole Holden, CPA, Senior Director, Client Advisory, Alliance, USAPanellist:

  • Tammy Wu, Director of Financial Risk Management, CoStar, US

The program will be completed.

The event will be held both in RUssian and English. Simultaneous translation is provided.


October 7
12:00 - 15:30
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