Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess confirm their attendance at the FIABCI 65th World Congress
The FIABCI 65 Organising Committee is very honoured to announce the participation of Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess at the FIABCI (*) 65th World Congress Luxembourg, on May 22nd.
We are honoured to welcome them at the New Kirchberg Conference Centre, for the morning of the third day of the event for the keynote conference led by Rudy Ricciotti, French architect & Engineer.
The Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess will attend both the keynote presentation of Rudy Ricciotti and the discussion that follows with panellists:
Claude Turmes – Member of the European Parliament and Vice-President of the Green Group in the European Parliament
Tatiana Fabeck – Architecte, vice-présidente du Conseil d’Administration de la Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’Ingénierie
João Crestana – President, FIABCI World Council of Developers/Investors
Nils Kok – Executive Director, GRESB, and Associate Professor in Finance, Maastricht University
Rudy Ricciotti – French architect & Engineer
The participation of Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess is linked to the fact that Luxembourg hosts this years’ World Congress and the choice of the Congress theme Building Humanity (**).
FIABCI 65 (***) is committed to make a donation to SOS Children’s Village International, an association under the high patronage of Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. The donation will be used to finance the construction of a multipurpose playground located near the SOS Children’s Village Santo in the Northeast of Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
Founded in 1948, FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation is a business organisation of real estate professionals worldwide. With membership including 100 professional associations, themselves representing over 1,5 million members, 65 Academic Institutions and 3000 individual members from all professions of the real estate sector, FIABCI is the most representative real estate organisation in the world.
Members are located in over 65 countries on all continents.
FIABCI holds special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
** Building Humanity : the topic takes its roots from the history of Luxembourg as a symbol. Indeed and as a first landmark, the event logo represents the Red Bridge. The bridge was built in 1963, aiming to link Luxembourg’s historic city center to the new born Plateau de Kirchberg, which was to become one of the main financial platforms in the world but also, as a seat for numerous european institutions, the gateway to Europe.
The second landmark that inspired us for the BUILDING HUMANITY topic is the fact that Luxembourg city architecture is marked all along by traces of former civilizations such as Celts and Romans. Another notable fact is that Plateau Kirchberg combines modern architecture style (such as Ming Pei Mudam) with former fortresses and other landmarks from the past (such as the Vauban Citadelle).
BUILDING HUMANITY is also linked to the choice of our guest speakers, Jeremy Rifkin, one of the most renowned economists and thinkers of today. More especially, his recent writing concerning the Third Industrial Revolution that will, thanks to the combination of new communication tools and renewable energies, lead to a financial disruption and a new societal system. This whole process starting with a deep real estate transformation, to build a new way of thinking, working, doing business; a new humanity.
*** FIABCI 65 is the asbl created to organise the FIABCI World Congress in Luxembourg
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