25th October 2018


All signs point to “Now” for investment on Bratislava’s property market. Booming office demand from multinational occupiers, combined with a moderate supply of new high-quality product has allowed vacancy rates to fall to historic lows in that sector. Meanwhile, the transformation of Slovakia into an automotive powerhouse has driven the entire economy even as it produces insatiable demand for new industrial space from logistics companies. Yields have been dropping across Europe, to the point that Poland and the Czech Republic now look expensive, all of which makes the value on offer in Slovakia an obvious choice for investors motivated by strong fundamentals. This conference will feature a powerful mix of CEE and local investors and developers already active on the Slovak market as well as some of the many institutional buyers now competing for high-value assets.



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Strong fundamentals at the core of Slovakia’s window of opportunity


8:30 - 9:10

Registration, Networking & Breakfast

9:10 - 9:25

Key Note Speech & Market Presentation - CEE Investment vs Bratislava

An in-depth look at the value now on offer in Slovakia where the window of opportunity remains wide open for real estate investments.

9:25 - 10:15

Under the microscope: Bratislava's office sector

The numbers don’t lie. The Slovak capital’s office market has rarely been in such a strong position, with record-low vacancy and continued strong demand happening at the same time as a mini development boom produces high-quality, sophisticated working space (and quality investment product). Presented by the Bratislava Research Forum which aggregates the market knowledge of the city’s most important real estate agencies.

10:15 - 10:30

Networking Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:20

The real case for investing in Bratislava…soon

Region-leading fundamentals, ultra-low vacancy, a growing metropolis, unbeatable prices. There are countless reasons why investors should be taking a hard look at commercial property the Slovak capital, but this panel will also challenge some of the main misconceptions that have stopped them. Top Slovak players in the real estate market will explain their vision for the city and engage in a frank debate with domestic and international investors.

11:20 - 11:35

Networking Coffee Break

11:35 - 12:25

Hot investment prospects for the retail and industrial sectors

Slovakia has transformed its economy over the past ten years by blossoming into an automobile manufacturing superpower. A dense network of suppliers to the world’s largest car producers has also fed the country’s natural strength in hi-tech and electronics, producing non-stop demand for industrial space. Low unemployment and rising wages have also bolstered consumer strength in a population that’s unusually fond of shopping. This panel will drill down into current supply levels, rents and the level of investment opportunities in these key sectors.

12:25 - 12:40

Networking Coffee Break

12:40 - 13:30

Case Studies

Two case studies from investors active in Slovakia will provide valuable insights into what can be achieved on the country’s property market.

13:30 - 14:30



CEDES Closing Mixer


Robert McLean

Robert McLean

Editor in Chief

CIJ Europe


Grand Hotel River Park, Bratislava

Dvořákovo nábrežie 7528/6

811 02 Bratislava



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245 EUR + VAT single seat850 EUR + Vat for a group package of 4 tickets


Markéta Pauchová
Event Manager
CIJ Europe
+420 222 191 401
Robert Fletcher
CIJ Europe
+420 724 175 3322