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74th Euroconstruct network Founded in 1975, the research and consulting group has members in 15 Western and 4 Eastern European countries, offering expertise in the analysis and forecasting of construction market trends in Europe.


Additional information about the conference venues or possible program modifications is available on:

Additional information: Conference fee • EUR 2,400 (plus 7% VAT): Entry to the conference including the “Summary Reportâ€? (in English) as well as the “Country Reportâ€? (in English) with detailed data and analyses for the 19 countries

Lenbachplatz Karlsplatz


Theatinerstr. Maffeistr.

S Neuhauserstr.


• E UR 1,650 (plus 7% VAT): Entry to the conference including the “Summary Reportâ€? (in English) There are special arrangements for companies/institutions that wish to send more than one participant to the conference: The first participant pays EUR 2,400 (plus 7% VAT). All additional participants pay EUR 500 each (plus 7% VAT). In this case, please contact the Ifo Institute directly.







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KĂźnstlerhaus 2 Hotel Bayerischer Hof 1

Simultaneous translation in German, English and French.

Trains from the stations S Marienplatz or S Karlsplatz bring you directly to Munich main station (2-3 min.) and Munich airport (ca. 35 min.).



Cancellation possible until 15th November 2012 (reimbursement of 50% of the conference fee) Should you be unable to participate on the day due to unforeseen circumstances, you are welcome to send a representative. Please inform us in advance of any changes.

Ifo Institute Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich e.V. Poschingerstrasse 5 • 81679 Munich

Contact Ms. Franziska Hartinger ( Mr. Ludwig Dorffmeister (

Munich, 11th & 12th December 2012

Outlook for the World’s Key Construction Markets

Evening reception

Conference day Wednesday, 12th December 2012

The Ifo Institute welcomes you to the Munich Künstlerhaus, a former meeting place for famous artists and society. Following the ceremonial opening by Prince Regent Luitpold of Bavaria in 1900, numerous artist festivals, masked balls and gala banquets were organised in the Künstlerhaus.

The conference takes places in the Ballroom of the Bayerischer Hof, a 5 star luxury hotel steeped in tradition.

Today this location is available for meetings and festivities, as well as for various cultural events.

9h25 Welcome Moderation: Michel Vivinis, BIPE, France

The welcome evening offers conference participants a valuable opportunity to deepen existing contacts and to make new ones.

European construction forecasts through 2015


Registration and breakfast

9h30 10h10

The global economic outlook with a focus on Europe Prof. em. Dr. Wolfgang Wiegard former chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts The European construction outlook

Ludwig Dorffmeister, Ifo Institute, Germany

10h30 The European housing market Tuesday, 11th December 2012 18h30 Welcome evening in Munich Künstlerhaus

Mulled wine reception in the inner court yard and the foyer

Piano recital in the Hall

Gala dinner with Bavarian zither music

Andrea Kunnert, WIFO, Austria

10h50 Coffee break (Cocktail Lounge) 11h10 The European non-residential market

Jean-Pierre Liebaert, Aquiec-Vkebi, Belgium

11h30 The European civil engineering market

Markku Riihimäki, VTT, Finland

11h50 Questions & discussion

Announcement of the next conference in Copenhagen

Short break

In the afternoon country experts from Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) report on construction activities in other parts of the world. The speakers will predominantly concentrate on developments in the USA, China, Russia and Turkey.

Current situation and trends in the world’s key construction markets 12h20 Construction trends in America (USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil) Martin Wiekert, GTAI office Washington 13h00 Lunch (roof garden on the 6 th floor) 14h30 15h00 15h30

Construction trends in the Far East (China, India, South Korea, Japan) Corinne Abele, GTAI office Beijing Construction trends in Russia and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan) Ullrich Umann, GTAI office Moscow Construction trends in Turkey and the impact of the “Arab Spring” Necip Bagoglu, GTAI office Istanbul

16h00 Questions & discussion 16h20 Closing event: drinks at “falk’s Bar” GTAI:

Economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany.