European Construction Market Forecasts to 2021

special topic
Investing in water and water management


In the scenario of uncertainty and changing economic prospects, the slowdown in growth in the construction sector raises important questions:
Is construction still in a recovery phase and how does it go on? What are the leading sectors and the areas of concern? Where in mature markets is it possible to carry out the process of transformation and reconfiguration of the sector?

organised by CRESME 

Piazza Mincio, 2
00198 Rome, Italy
Contact: italy@euroconstruct.org

This event is part of a biannual series of lectures on the medium-term outlook for the European construction markets covered by the Euroconstruct network.

Target Audience
EUROCONSTRUCT conferences addresses all those involved in construction activities: producers of building materials and equipment, construction companies, designers, architects, engineers, contractors, investors, financiers, insurers, and other related professions. 

  • Exclusive access to the latest macro-economic and construction projections to 2021
  • Unique opportunity to network with construction industry and market players
  • A copy of the comprehensive EUROCONSTRUCT Summary Report

Wednesday, 12th June 2019
Evening Reception and Networking Gala Dinner

Casa dei Cavalieri di Rodi [map]

Thursday, 13th June 2019
Main Conference Day

La Casa dell'Architettura [map]

Friday, 14th June
Additional optional conference day

Lectures and discussions about water market and environmental resilience


Thursday 13th June 2019

Morning Session

  • International macroeconomic outlook
  • Global construction (macro-trends, scenarios and forecasts)
  • European construction outlook to 2021


Thursday 13th June 2019

Afternoon Session

  • Water related issues, policies
  • Water innovation, solutions
  • Water works - impact on construction
Registration and morning coffee
International macroeconomic outlook
Alessandro Terzulli - SACE, Italy
Global construction (macro-trends, scenarios and forecasts)
Antonio Mura - CRESME, Italy
European macroeconomic outlook
Antonella Stemperini - CRESME, Italy

European construction markets by region & sector
Construction markets up to 2021 in Belgium, France and Netherlands
Oebele Vries - EIB, Netherlands
Construction markets up to 2021 in Ireland an UK
James Hastings - Experian, UK
Coffee break
Construction markets up to 2021 in Austria, Germany and Switzerland
Ludwig Dorffmeister - ifo INSTITUTE, Germany
Construction markets up to 2021 in Portugal and Spain
Josep R Fontana - ITeC, Spain
Construction markets up to 2021 in the nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden)
Anders Bjerre - CIFS, Denmark
Construction markets up to 2021 in Central-Eastern Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia)
Janos Gaspar - Buildecon, Hungary
Construction markets up to 2021 in Italy
Francesco Toso - Cresme, Italy
Q&A session
Announcement of the next EUROCONSTRUCT event
Buffet lunch
Introduction to the special topic: Investing in water – water management
Investing in water in the advanced economies
Water and resilience in Asia and Africa
Water management in Europe
Coffee break
The problem of water and the market for water in Italy
Water management in France
Panel Discussion

Friday 14th June 2019 - OPTIONAL CONFERENCE DAY

Water: Environment - Cities - Buildings - Plants

Lectures and talks about water market and its impact on the constructions sector. In-depth session on:

  • Water and environment
  • Water and cities
  • Water and buildings
  • Water and plants: innovations towards future

A detailed programme will be announced soon.


Speakers biographies will be updated soon.

Antonella Stemperini

Senior Resercher, Cresme Ricerche Spa, Italy

Oebele Vries

Vice-Director, EIB - Economic Institute for Construction and Housing, Netherlands

James Hastings

Head of Construction Futures, Experian, United Kingdom

Ludwig Dorffmeister

Specialist for construction and real estate markets, ifo Institute, Germany

Josep R. Fontana

Head of Market Intelligence, ITeC, Spain

Anders Bjerre

Associated PartnerCIFS - Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, Denmark

Janos Gaspar

Executive Director, Buildecon, Hungary

Gala Dinner


All conference participants are welcomed to a gala dinner in a unique location, the terrace of the Casa dei Cavalieri di Rodi, located in the Foro di Augusto. 

How to get there


Piazza del Grillo 1
00184 Rome

Metro A Colloseo or Cavour

Starting Time


Wednesday, 12th June 2018
The Gala dinner will begin at 7:30 pm

Notice: The venue is included in the conference package (no extra costs apply).

Conference Venue


Acquario Romano, the building placed at Piazza Manfredo Fanti was designed by Ettore Bernich during the kingdom of Umberto I. Construction works took place in the period 1885 to 1887.
This building was used as a aquarium only for a short time.  It was used as a depot for the nearby Teatro dell'Opera and sometimes also for fairs and exhibitions.

How to get there


Piazza Manfredo Fanti 47
00185 Roma

(Intern.) Train Roma Termini
Metro A Vittorio Emanuele


Starting Time


Registration and morning coffee from 8 o'clock onwards.

Conference sessions start at 9:20 a.m. 

Venues at a Glance

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Join Europe's Most Recognised Construction Forecasting & Networking Event.

Online registration will be opened soon. 

If you have any questions regarding the conference, prices and pre-registration by email please get in touch with:
Ms. Antonella Stemperini  


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