Annual Conference 2016 in Oslo
From 25 to 28 September 2016 the annual conference was held in Oslo, Norway. This year it was joint TWN and PuRE-net event, organised by Statsbygg (Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property) and Forsvarsbygg (Norwegian Defense Real Estate Agency).
The 200 year anniversary of Statsbygg gave a special touch to the program. Statsbygg is both PuRE-net and TWN member, Forsvarsbygg is TWN member. Themes touched upon in this conference were, among others, Efficiency, BIM and Security. For more information on the conference please click here or here.
Working Table on Strategy and Business Models in Brussels (7th – 8th of September, 2016)
Since 2013, the “Strategy and Business Models” working table has been focused on describing the different agencies based on their commonalities and their difference from a strategic point of view.
After comparing their different paradigms (2013), their business models (2014) and the game changer in public real estates (2015), the participants analysed this year the different rent models, their goals and identified strategies to reduce the total cost of ownership for public real estates.
Working Table on Efficient Office Space Solutions in Berlin (14th – 15th of June, 2016)
The working table took place in Germany and was hosted by the Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben. The meeting was attended by 22 participants from 10 member countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom) and was located at the historical building Kronprinzenpalais.
The different member states presented their measures for an effective space management of governmental buildings to reduce costs and create synergies.
PuRE-net Annual Conference – 9 and 10 November 2015
The 2015 annual meeting has been kindly hosted by BIG (Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft) in Vienna, Austria. 25 delegates from 12 member organizations gathered to discuss trending topics in public real estate.
During the general meeting, Mrs Yvonne van der Brugge-Wolring, the Netherlands, was elected as the new PuRE-net president and chairman of the Board (Steering Committee). Mr Kristian Lyk-Jensen, Denmark, and Mr Vaidotas Aleksius, Lithuania, were appointed as new members of the Steering Committee. All have been elected for a period of 2 years. According to tradition, the PuRE-net secretariat will follow the president, and will therefore be taken up by RVB, the Netherlands, as of 1 January 2016.
For more information about the Annual Conference, please contact the PuRE-net Secretariat. The materials regarding the conference can be found here.