Expo Real is hosting a networking and information pavilion for Ukraine this year to help delegates gain a better understanding of the war-torn country, its cities, real estate players, and projects.
The 132 m2 stand will offer meeting opportunities and a small stage for lectures and discussions. Besides providing a forum for discussion, it will offer information about the possibilities for future reconstruction, and for establishing cooperation and networks.
‘For the first time, Ukraine will be represented with a booth in Munich. Kyiv is Munich’s twin city, so it made sense to provide a forum not only for the capital but for the country as a whole, to provide information about possibilities for future reconstruction, and to establish cooperation and networks,’ said Claudia Boymanns, exhibition director of Expo Real.
She added: ‘The spectrum of events [on the stand] is wide-ranging and is intended above all to deepen understanding of the country, its geography, history, and culture, which has been rather less familiar to many until now – and to advertise the possibility of participating in the reconstruction of Ukraine in the future.’
Avellum, a Ukrainian law firm with extensive expertise in real estate and infrastructure, is advising the Ukrainian delegation at Expo Real.
Maksym Maksymenko, partner at Avellum, said: ‘I do not doubt that the construction sector will be at the forefront of our country’s rebuilding. Thus, we aim to help Ukrainian companies to bring the best solutions for future projects in Ukraine. These projects will be a part of the large-scale “building back better” programme already initiated by the state and its partners.’
Anna Nestulia, principal at Invest in Projects, the agency coordinating the Ukraine stand, said: ‘To make the sustainable future possible and to overcome war-related challenges and crises, Ukrainians should have strong international partners standing side by side with us on our way. EXPO REAL is such a partner for us with sound experience, reputation, and strong willingness to help.’
Expo Real is taking place in Munich from 4-6 October. Last year, almost 20,000 participants from 52 countries attended the trade fair.