90th EUROCONSTRUCT Conference
23-24 November 2020, Munich

European construction sector in times
of the coronavirus pandemic

Market conditions in Germany
Consequences of the energy turnaround in Europe 


Good news, next EUROCONSTRUCT Conference is scheduled for 23-24 November 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to influence the way of the world. The ifo institute will, however, try to set up an on-site event for at least a part of the audience. A pleasant setting for networking activities is also planned. 

To what extent a regular conference in Munich is feasible will be determined in the next months. In the event of continuing substantial restrictions on freedom of travel and local regulations on the organisation of events, an internet live-stream will be established.

All relevant information on content, procedure and registration will follow step by step. We will continuously inform you on euroconstruct.org and via our newsletter about the current status. Although we can only provide very limited information on the upcoming conference at the moment, you are welcome to send any questions to Ludwig Dorffmeister by mail: dorffmeister@ifo.de.

We wish you a safe journey through these difficult times and we would be happy if you stay with us!

organised by 
ifo Institute 
Poschingerstr. 5 
81679 München 

Contact: Ludwig Dorffmeister

Days of conference

Monday, 23rd November 2020
Part I: half day with start early in the afternoon

Tuesday, 24th November 2020 
Part II: half day with end around noon


Selected topics covered

  • Impact of the corona pandemic on construction

  • European construction market outlook to 2023 
  • Special focus on the German construction market
  • Consequences of the energy turnaround in Europe
  • and many more ...


Good to know

This conference is part of a semi-annual series of lectures on the medium-term outlook of the European construction markets covered by the EUROCONSTRUCT network.

Target audience
EUROCONSTRUCT Conferences are aimed at all those involved in construction activities:

Manufactorers of building materials and equipment, construction companies, designers, architects, engineers, contractors, investors, financiers, banks, insurers, and other related professions. 


Exclusive, first access to the latest macro-economic and construction market projections to 2023.
Unique networking opportunities within the construction industry and its related market players.
Comprehensive EUROCONSTRUCT Summary Report.

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The Charles Hotel



23-24 November 2020

Day 1
Registration: 12:45
End day 1: 17:30

Day 2
Begin: 8:30
End day 2: 13:30

Details will be announced soon.



Sophienstraße 28
80333 München
The Charles Hotel

The conference takes place in Salon 6-7

90th EUROCONSTRUCT Conference

23 November 2020

Monday afternoon

Topic: Understanding the German market

  • Future challenges for the construction industry
  • Market conditions for developers and owners

Topic: Energy turnaround in Europe

  • Consequences for the building sector and new approaches
  • Discovering of the Unknown: the German non-residential building stock

Monday evening

Networking event in form of a guided tour and a dinner

24 November 2020

Tuesday morning

Topic: Outlook for the European construction market

  • Presentations by country groups
Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic not only endangers an on-site event in the way the participants were used to it but has also interrupted the ongoing preparations of the organiser.
In case of continuing substantial problems with travelling and/or local event restrictions, the number of participants on site will be limited and a livestream will be set up. An adjustment of the programme may also become necessary then. In the worst but very unlikely case, a pure webinar will be organised.

Speakers of the 90th EUROCONSTRUCT Conference

Monday, 23 November 2020



Heinrich Weitz

Chief Economist, German Construction Industry Federation, Germany

Future challenges for the construction industry



to be announced

Market conditions for developers and owners


Julius Pahl

Senior Expert energy-efficient buildings, German Energy Agency (dena), Germany


Energy turnaround in Europe: consequences for the building sector and new approaches


Michael Hörner

Research Associate, Institute for Housing and Environment (IWU), Germany

Discovering of the Unknown: the German non-residential building stock

Tuesday, 24 November 2020



Ludwig Dorffmeister

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


European construction forecasts through 2023

Construction activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland



Anders Bjerre

Associated Partner, CIFS - Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, Denmark


Construction activities in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland



to be announced

Construction activities in France, Belgium and the Netherlands



Antonella Stemperini

Senior Researcher, Cresme Ricerche, Italy


Construction activities in Italy, Spain and Portugal



Adam Sochacki

Market Analyst, PAB - Polish Construction Research & Forecasting, Poland


Construction activities in Poland, Hungary, Czechia and Slovakia



Annette Hughes

Director, EY-DKM Economic Advisory Services, Ireland


Construction activities in Ireland and the United Kingdom





Join this unique construction forecasting & networking event

Conference registration is likely to open in the course of September 2020.

For inquiries regarding practical issues, please contact Ludwig Dorffmeister: dorffmeister@ifo

90th EUROCONSTRUCT Conference partners


Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH is Europe's leading sales and service organization in the construction machinery industry and has been the exclusive sales and service partner in Germany of Caterpillar Inc. the world's largest manufacturer of construction machinery since 1954. With 1,747 employees and sales of 1.18 billion euros in 2019, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH is the largest company in the Zeppelin Group. In addition to the sale of new and used Caterpillar construction machinery, the product portfolio includes service, which is provided nationwide in 35 branches, consulting and financing for the equipment. The headquarters and legal domicile of Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH are located in Garching near Munich.



BayernLB is one of the major commercial banks in Germany with head office in Munich. BayernLB is the reliable innovation partner for companies in high growth business sectors of the future in Bavaria and Germany and it supports its corporate customers sustainably and for the long term with in depth expertise. In real estate financing, BayernLB uses its specialist knowledge and network to support customers throughout the entire value chain in Germany and other selected markets. BayernLB is the central bank for the Bavarian savings banks and the main bank for the Free State of Bavaria. Its subsidiary DKB provides its customers with an excellent client experience and outstanding digital solutions. 



Past events

EUROCONSTRUCT is organising conferences since the mid 1970s.
Please contact our EUROCONSTRUCT members directly for specific questions.

1974 until now
Overview of past EUROCONSTRUCT conferences