The Real Vienna

The third issue of the Real Vienna will take place from May 27 to 29, 2008 at Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center. The Real Vienna is one of the leading trade fairs for commercial and industry properties and real estate investments in Central Europe and has established itself successfully with only two issues on the market. Matthias Limbeck, manager at the organiser Reed Exhibitions Messe Wien, sees the pronounced focus on the CEE and SEE regions as the decisive factor for this success: "The industry fully understood and accepted the Real ViennaReal Vienna, explains Michael Mandl.

The list of exhibitors grows longer with each day. Amongst these listed exhibitors are many new companies that have taken up business in the CEE and SEE regions. They include for example: Besix (Belgium), Global Real Estate (Bulgaria), Aareal Bank (Germany), Ulimate Montenegro (UK), Oriental Real Estate (Kasakhstan), Kapital Konzalting (Croatia), Mirzon Investment (Netherlands), Rödl & Partner (Poland), Cagead Intermed (Romania), Opera Reform Alfa (Slovakia), LC Streetracing-Invest (Ukraine) or the Orco Property Group (Luxembourg). Renowned names of the industry, like Immofinanz AG, Immoeast AG, CB Richard Ellis GmbH (CB Richard Ellis Group), Colliers International (EMEA), Eurohypo AG or the TRIGRANIT Development Corporation, are also to be found amongst the app. 350 expected exhibitors.

The CEE and SEE regions and cities are especially interested in the Real Vienna, amongst them the city of Bratislava. Vienna and Bratislava are united not only by the waterway that is formed by the Danube but also by a direct link via motorway since the end of 2007. This was a major improvement in the infrastructure, also in the light of the fact that Bratislava, after Prague, is the second-richest region of the accession countries of the EU enlargement of 2004. The per capita gross domestic product is 129 per cent of the EU average. Already from the 1980s, numerous large-scale projects have been planned and in part have also been put into practice already. Currently, active building can be observed in Bratislava near the banks of the Danube, the region around the main train station, the former industrial zone next to the historic city centre and the city districts of Petrћalka, Nové Mesto und Ruћinov.

The Moscow Investors Association and the cities of Belgrade, Bucharest and Zagreb are also amongst the definite starters at this year's Real Vienna is bidirectional, according to Theuermann. "International projects are presented to international investors but Austrian projects are also brought near to international investors. A productive exchange of knowledge, know-how and investments."

Macedonia was awarded the 'Best European Economic Development Region 2008' by the renowned Institute of Transport Management (UK) in November 2007. As reasons for this decision the jury mentioned not only the positive economic and political conditions, but mainly the ideal climate for commerce and investment, promoted by the government. A very positive starting situation for potential investors from the rest of Europe in other words. The projects from Macedonia can be examined live at the >Real Vienna< 2008.

Gyoder understands itself as an association of Turkish real estate investment enterprises. Gyoder exhibited already at the previous issue of the Real Vienna. This involvement will be further intensified this year, when Gyoder brings together a number of key players of the Turkish real estate industry at their common fair stand. Amongst the participating enterprises are, for example, 'ISGYO' or 'Emlak Gyo'. For the new business group manager, Michael Mandl, the participation of the Turkish trade leaders is a very important symbol for the Turkish market.

In the context of the Real Vienna and under the guidance of INVI (Investment Vision and Environments). The competition offers both students and graduates from invited universities the unique opportunity to demonstrate new perspectives for the development of their cities. The aim of the submissions is to contribute to the sustainable development of the cities. In addition, the competition is thought to attract young talents from Central Europe and give them the chance to be taken notice of in a professional environment. Invited are students from countries like, for example, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, the Ukraine as well as other Central and Eastern European countries.

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