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Help for Babyboomers...
A new word (to most of us at least) was introduced by the Universities of Liège and Montreal at Mipim yesterday. It was in the title of the presentation ‘Getting Ready for the Oldyboom’. The people being referred to are those who, a few years after the war, constituted the ‘babyboomers’. Logical, therefore, some 70 years on…! The objective of ...
| 14-03-19


Mipim, the planet and the real estate industry
Mipim opened its doors for its 30th edition yesterday with what is certainly one of the most powerful opening speeches it has ever heard. The opening address was given by non other than former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. His theme was, unsurprisingly, the future of our planet and the challenges facing mankind. He very often referred to ...
| 13-03-19


Smart cities are for the people
A presentation on the subject of smart cities at Mipim, prove very useful in that it related an over-used term to reality. One of the case studies, that by the mayor of the British city of Bristol, addressed the very pertinent question of what the final purpose is. Marvin Rees, who has been mayor since 2016, started by pointing ...
| 13-03-19


Delhaize HQ leaving Brussels
Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize, part of the Ahold Delhaize group, has announced that it is moving its headquarters from the Osseghem district of the Brussels commune of Molenbeek, to Zellik, alongside its distribution centre. The company had been in Molenbeek since 1871. The new location is also close to other of the chain’s services at Zellik, and in a ...
| 08-03-19


Alibaba train from China to Liège
We recently reported on the state of the Belgian logistics industry, where real estate is concerned. Within this report, the importance of Liège Airport was cited. However, it is not just for its airport that the Walloon city is vital in terms of its logistics, but for its railway connection. We are not talking here of a ...
| 08-03-19


Mipim – going strong at 30
Mipim opens its doors at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes today, for its 30th edition. On the agenda for the four days of the world’s largest real estate show are a focus on Proptech, a ‘Young Leaders Summit’, and a full range of conferences on every topic allied to real estate, cities, regions… Not least among the demonstrations ...
| 08-03-19


'Green Arch' wins Dubai 2020 Expo competition
Developer Besix has announced that it has been selected to build the Belgian Pavilion for the 2020 Universal Exhibition in Dubai. This success follows a public call for tenders launched by The General Belgian Commission for International Exhibitions (BelExpo), a federal agency created in 2017 for just this type of event. The winning proposition is a joint effort by ...
| 07-03-19


Semi-industrial and logistics markets still healthy
Belgium frequently presents itself as an ideal location for semi-industrial and logistics centres, located as it is within touching distance of a vast volume of consumers in Germany, the Netherlands and France, not to mention its own population of eleven million or so. And the UK is also (at the moment at least) a lucrative market just across ...
| 06-03-19


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Realty, Belgium’s Real Estate Summit, will be the place where you gain inside expertise from world class experts.
B - Knokke-Heist, Albertstrand 
19-09-19 - 20-09-19
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