THIS WAS THE
European Construction Market Forecasts to 2025
Market trends in the context of rising prices and increasing interest rates
95th EUROCONSTRUCT CONFERENCE
Risks and uncertainties impeding the growth of the European construction market
The conference pointed out that the continuation of the war in Ukraine and the severe energy crisis, along with the sudden changes in monetary policy, were initially pointing towards a recessionary outlook for the European economy. However, it has performed better than expected with a growth of around 3% in 2022, in an overall expansionary economic environment. However, the new forecast for the European construction sector in 2023 has been revised downwards, with a shift from the previous assumption of stagnation to a forcasted decline in volumes.
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!
The EUROCONSTRUCT members would like to thank the participants of the 95th EC conference for their valuable contributions and active participation throughout the event. Your insightful perspectives and dedication have undoubtedly enriched our collective knowledge and fostered meaningful discussions. Thank you for making this conference a resounding success.
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The European construction sector has recovered strongly from the COVID pandemic, but since last year it has faced new challenges that have created uncertainty about future developments. Already existing supply shortages have been exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, which has led to soaring inflation rates and the need to raise interest rates.
Key issues to be addressed
- How will Europe’s construction sector cope with rising prices and interest rates?
- What are the likely economic scenarios for the next few years?
- Will energy prices continue to drive investment in sustainability?
These questions and many more will be addressed at the 95th Euroconstruct Conference on 8 and 9 June in Amsterdam. The programme includes presentations by leading economists and construction experts from the network, as well as a panel discussion with construction insiders and policymakers.
Join our keynote speakers and learn more about the latest trends in European construction and the influencing factors behind them. Take advantage of our long history and in-depth regional and sector expertise.
Engage with experts and industry leaders on the topics which matter most for you. There will be plenty of time for this in the numerous discussion panels throughout the conference.
Power-up your network, meet potential business partners and take a closer look at our network and the people behind it.
THURSDAY, JUNE 8
PRE-CONFERENCE NETWORKING EVENT
FRIDAY, JUNE 9
MAIN CONFERENCE DAY
Registration and coffee
Welcome and opening remarks
European macroeconomic outlook
Taco van Hoek
Director, Economisch Instituut voor de Bouw Netherlands
Taco van Hoek has been the Economic Institute for Construction and Housing (EIB) managing director since 2006. From 2001 to 2006 he was a deputy director at the Central Planning Bureau, the main advisory body for the Dutch Government on economic affairs. In the period from 2006 onwards the EIB has published numerous reports on the developments within the construction sector as well as in-depth analyses of policy issues related to various markets that directly and indirectly affect the construction and the built environment. At the conference, Taco van Hoek will present the latest results of a scenario study for the Dutch Construction Sector and what can be learned from this study from a broader international perspective.
European construction market outlook to 2025
Specialist for Construction Markets, Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Michael Weingaertler is a construction market expert at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), focusing on the analysis and forecasting of construction markets. As part of the “Structural Change and Regional Development” research group, he works on aspects of the construction market such as macroeconomic issues, innovation, sustainability and housing policy. He has been closely associated with the Euroconstruct group for 25 years. He contributes to Euroconstruct publications, organises conferences and is responsible for the network’s online activities.
European residential construction outlook to 2025
Josep Ramon Fontana
Head of Market Intelligence, ITeC Spain
Dr. Josep R Fontana is head of market research at ITeC and has more than 30 years of experience in the construction sector. In November last year, the publication of a mildly recessive housing forecast for 2023 and 2024 should have not taken anybody by surprise at all. Six months later, after the collapse of a couple of banks, should we keep playing it down or is it time to start worrying about the European residential sector? Josep Fontana will try to answer the question, bringing out the forecast re-visions and analysing them with the critical view of a witness of the housing melt-down of 2008.
Josep Ramon Fontana
Dr. Josep R Fontana is head of market research at ITeC (Spain) and editor of the Spanish country report for Euroconstruct. He has realised that more than 30 years of experience in the construction sector is barely enough to understand what makes companies successful in a market as complex and volatile as this one. His tactic to deal with this complexity is looking in each research project for the story buried within that waits to be told.
European non-residential construction outlook to 2025
Specialist for Construction and Real Estate Markets, ifo Institute Germany
Ludwig Dorffmeister, industry specialist at the Munich-based ifo Institute, has been monitoring the construction sector in Germany for about one and a half decades now. For the market analysis, he can draw on a large number of in-house survey results, as well. In Amsterdam, he will speak about the European non-residential market. Last November, the EUROCONSTRUCT network predicted reaching the pre-Corona level finally in 2025, whereas the outlook for the new build segment was more cloudy. How have the assessments changed half a year later against the back-drop of the various influencing factors (construction prices, inflation, financing)?
Civil engineering outlook to 2025
Bjørn Erik Øye
Partner, Prognosesenteret Norway
Bjørn Erik Øye is the partner and co-founder of Prognosesenteret Norway and Swe-den. Economist and building engineer. More than 40 years of experience in analysing the European construction markets. Member of the Euroconstruct network for almost 30 years. In Amsterdam, he will speak about the civil engineering market. A part of the construction markets that has always been a safe haven when the economic cycles have tumbled the other sectors up and down. New challenges related to environmental issues combined with new technologies will perhaps lead to fundamental changes in the future needs for public infrastructure – which again will have huge impact on the type and size of the investment.
Announcing the next EUROCONSTRUCT-Conference
Panel discussion: The European construction market in the context of rising prices and increasing interest rates
Hans de Koning
Managing director, Max Bögl
As managing director of Max Bögl Nederland, being the Dutch subsidiary of the Germany-based Max Bögl Group, and member of the Board of Bouwend Nederland, always looking for collaboration and connections across borders. Being convinced in added value through complementary differences, cultures and competences.
Secretary General, CECE
As Secretary General of CECE Ricardo represents the construction equipment sector towards the EU institutions. Riccardo Viaggi is an experienced EU governmental affairs professional, who served eight years as the Secretary General of EBC, European Builders Confederation.
Head of the Construction Unit of DG GROW
What and how we build shapes our societies and our economy, endlessly fascinating for Berlin-born Katharina Knapton-Vierlich. At the European Commission she develops with her colleagues today the policies that support the construction ecosystem in the green, digital and resilient transformation.
Jan Willen van Roggen
Managing director, NIBC Bank
Jan Willem van Roggen is a seasoned banker who has a successful career in the financial services industry. With over three decades of experience in banking, Jan Willem is currently heading the Commercial Real Estate and Infrastructure teams at NIBC, which operate extensively across Europe. His teams possess extensive knowledge of the latest market trends and financing opportunities, allowing them to offer valuable insights and solutions to clients.
Closing remarks and farewell drinks
The history of The Grand’s building begins in 1411 as two monasteries: St. Catherine’s Monastery and the Cecilia Monastery. In 1992, the building was converted into hotel Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam. No expense was spared to renovate and restore the exceptional property. During the restoration, the Princenhof retained the atmosphere of the past, with walls decorated with reproductions of French and Dutch coats of arms and portraits of the Dutch nobility.
The Grand’s 600-year-old rooms provide a unique setting for the 95th EUROCONSTRUCT Conference.
House Bartolotti is one of Amsterdam’s best-preserved canal houses. It was built around 1620 by order of the wealthy banker-merchant Willem Bartolotti van den Heuvel. It was one of the largest merchant’s houses in the city. Hear stories about the architecture, history and inhabitants of House Bartolotti during a guided tour. But above all, experience the beautiful canal house yourself. Sit on the chairs, look in the cupboards and take a walk through the beautiful deep garden.
After the guided tour you can join us in the front room for drinks and appetizers and subsequent dinner in the great room.
Update 23 May 2023
Conference registration is still open, but unfortunately, we have reached maximum capacity for our networking event on 8 June 2023. Therefore the price for the conference has been reduced. Delegates will be able to join the networking event waiting list. We will let you know immediately when a place becomes available. In this case, however, a fee of € 250 per person will be charged afterwards.
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The EUROCONSTRUCT conferences are aimed at anyone interested in the economic development of the European construction industry. The focus is on decision-makers, strategic marketing staff and all those involved in construction forecasting.
From an industry perspective, the event is aimed at the construction and construction supply industries. Attendees also include finance, insurance, consultancy and public institutions professionals.
The majority of attendees are from Europe. They also come from countries looking to open up new business opportunities in Europe.