Real Estate Exhibition,
Conference & Networking Event

Adriatic Expo April 25th & 26th, 2024 – Conference

Simultaneous translation to English will be available to all participants throughout the duration of the conference.

Thursday, April 25th, 2024

Urban Planning, Tourism & Real Estate

10:30 - 10:40 AM
Welcome and introduction
10:45 - 11:00 AM
Investment trends: Which types of properties and projects attract the most investment
11:05 - 11:50 AM
PANEL: Projects that positively impact the development of cities and destinations

Cres and Opatija are expecting significant changes with the arrival of Marriott and Hilton, which brings great potential for year-round tourism and new guests. How will these projects shape the destination’s offerings, real estate prices, and stimulate the development of other development initiatives? How will the new camp in Omiš and the largest hotel in Biograd look like? What other global brands are coming to Croatian cities, and what are the local community and city administrations doing in this context?


  • Nikola Avram, Valdarke (Autograph Collection by Marriott, Cres)
  • Josipa Jutt Ferlan, Zagreb City Hotels (Hilton hotels / Curio by Hilton, Opatija)
  • Goran Fabris, Rudan tourism
    Moderator: Franco Peruza, PKF Hospitality
BREAK 30 minutes
12:20 - 12:30 PM
Urban transformation, digital technologies and new development
12:35 - 12:50 PM
Introduction: The evolution of tourism in Opatija, from the initiation of development projects in 1884 and the construction of Hotel Kvarner, up to the present day

Kvarner, the oldest hotel on the eastern Adriatic coast, was opened in 1884 as the first luxury facility in Opatija. What did this mean for the development of tourism in Opatija and how did Hotel Kvarner stimulate the development of other significant development projects that defined the further tourist direction of the destination?


12:55 - 1:40 PM
PANEL: Urban development plans of the future

Can Croatia preserve space while simultaneously developing sustainable tourism and residential zones? Urban planning experts and architects will provide a brief overview of the current situation, but also reveal what awaits us in the near future of urbanism on the Croatian coast, with positive (but also some negative) examples from other Mediterranean cities


BREAK 60 minutes
2:40 - 2:50 PM
Presentation of the Exclusive Resort Project Zelena Punta - Island of Ugljan

How did the Exclusive resort Zelena Punta on the island of Ugljan make a significant step in transforming the Zadar region into a year-round tourism destination? Along with planning a new hotel and other facilities and renovating existing capacities, this brownfield project will set the foundation for the future of tourism on island Ugljan


2:55 - 3:05 PM
The Kantrida Project Presentation

One of the most daring projects in this part of the Adriatic will unify a sports center with tourism and residential real estate, thereby changing the landscape of the western part of Rijeka and making a leap towards the city’s tourism progress


3:10 - 3:20 PM
Trebević Hills Sarajevo - A project that changes the condominium and hotel profile of Sarajevo along with new public amenities

What kind of projects are being developed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, exemplified by a unique residential and commercial building on the olympic mountain Trebević in Sarajevo?


3:25 - 4:10 PM
PANEL: Greenfield vs. Brownfield in tourism – Potential and opportunities

The most important development projects in the region. In which direction is tourism heading? How will we achieve sustainable development? Potentials – is Croatia for family hotels or large tourist resorts?


BREAK 20 minutes
4:30 - 4:40 PM
Efficient CO2 reduction throughout the construction process

Case study – how Schüco Carbon Control can effectively eliminate CO2 emissions during construction, use and dismantling of buildings


4:45 - 4:55 PM
Project presentation: Diamond Marina Zadar – one of the most luxurious condominium projects in the Adriatic

How a development of new residential spaces that are fully adapted to a luxurious lifestyle will place the Croatian segment on the map of premium real estate in Europe


  • Robert Kralj, Adria Europe Group
5:00 - 5:10 PM
Petram Resort & Residence (Savudrija, Croatia)

Showcase of a new generation of real estate that combines residential and tourism purposes at the highest level


5:15 - 6:00 PM
PANEL: Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia as Europe's luxury tourist and residential destinations

How do luxury tourist-residential properties affect the development of year-round tourism in destinations that are otherwise oriented towards seasonality? How can local communities thrive outside the season thanks to this type of property? Who are the buyers of such properties and what are their expectations and needs?


6:30 - 10:00 PM
COCKTAIL PARTY at Hotel Kvarner Terrace

Friday, April 26th, 2024

A Reset of New Projects and Real Estate Agencies

10:30 - 10:40 AM
Welcome and introduction
10:45 - 11:00 AM
Which properties are most advertised and searched for via online portals?

The renowned Croatian online marketplace, Njuškalo, unveils insights into the most sought-after property types, those attracting the highest number of clicks, peak times for search activity, and key factors to enhance the appeal of your listing


11:05 - 11:50 AM
PANEL: Insights from real estate agency business results

The past year brought numerous changes to real estate agencies – apart from a major reset in the market, agencies decided to expand into new markets, and they themselves started developing development projects. Why is nothing the same after 2022/2023, and what can agencies expect in the coming years?


BREAK 20 minutes
12:10 - 12:20 PM
Adapting to new business conditions in construction

How have earthquakes started a new era of technological innovations, the introduction of climate parameters, and other ESG standards in construction projects? How do these changes increase energy efficiency and reduce investment risks? How can experts enhance profitability and ensure well-being for all involved throughout the entire lifecycle of a property?


12:25 - 12:40 PM
New generation of modular structures – Potential for quality and faster investment

How modular wall systems have become an innovative solution for quality construction and, among other things, addressed the issues of high prices, a shortage of labor in construction, and a lack of skilled contractors


12:45 - 1:00 PM
Introduction: Unveiling the true impact of rising construction costs on property prices
1:05 - 1:50 PM
PANEL: Construction costs - From inflation to major changes

What lies behind the prices announced for projects in 2024/2025? How much have prices really risen, and how have inflation and labor shortages affected them. Should we turn to new construction technologies, and why is modular construction becoming increasingly popular?


BREAK 45 minutes
2:35 - 2:45 PM
3D Art Matterport 3D software for 3D visualization, movement through space and construction history


2:45 - 2:55 PM
Planning for climate change costs in asset management and new real estate investments

Climate change is increasing costs in the real estate sector, making it crucial to anticipate climate challenges for the next 30 years. New ESG regulations also require planning for climate risks. How can we use artificial intelligence to predict local effects of climate change and adapt construction practices?


2:55 - 3:05 PM
AI for real estate agencies

Showcase MM Real Estate AI technology for investors and agencies AI is increasingly being used in the real estate business, and a new AI platform for agency operations has emerged in the market. How it facilitates the work of real estate agencies and investors, with a great overview of its functionalities – from virtual avatars presenting properties in 100 languages to personal AI consultants for investments


3:10 - 3:55 PM
Panel discussion: How has artificial intelligence changed marketing in real estate agencies?

Systems based on AI and new technologies give agencies and buyers the ability to virtually view properties, as well as detailed and quick assessments of their value considering numerous parameters. How to use new technologies and in what ways they help the process of property placement and presentation


4:00 - 5:00 PM
COCKTAIL at Hotel Kvarner Terrace

Simultaneous translation to English will be available to all participants throughout the duration of the conference.

The program is subject to change.

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