IUHF/EFBS Congress Office:

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10785 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 30 590091913
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Congress Programme

Speakers' Profiles

Programme (PDF)

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Registration of congress participants at the congress hotel Vienna Marriott

Welcome reception at the Vienna town hall, official opening of the congress and dinner for congress participants and accompanying persons

Thursday 6 June 2013

First session: Lessons from the crisis – detecting house price bubbles
Emile J. Brinkmann (USA): Housing price bubbles - detection and prevention
Masahiro Kobayashi (Japan): Housing bubble and macro-prudential supervision - A case study from Japan in 1980’s and 90’s
Matthias Holzhey (Switzerland): Detecting house price bubbles - UBS Swiss Real Estate Bubble Index

Second session: Lessons from the crisis – building sustainable housing finance systems
Acess to finance - expansion to underserved markets
Natalya Koltsova (Russian Federation): AHML’s role in housing market development and providing housing to low-income families in Russia
Jorge Yarza Garrido (Mexico): Housing finance in Latin America
Harshil Mehta (India): Enabling access to home loans to low income segment

Third session: Marketing - customer confidence and sales approaches
Filipe F. Pontual (Brazil): Real estate credit in Brazil
Josef Schmidinger (Austria): Housing and bausparen in Austria

Fourth session: Regulation – Basel III and consumer protection
Lynda Blackwell (UK): The changing face of mortgage regulation
Sven A. Blomberg (Denmark): Comments on the new requirements of financial institutions and consumer protection
Colin Chimutsa (Zimbabwe): Stability vs. access? BASEL III in Southern Africa
Nicolas Nkosi (South Africa): Impact of Basel III on low income housing
Mieczysław Groszek (Poland): Housing finance market in Poland - Regulations & initiatives

Evening event for congress participants and accompanying persons at the invitation of the Austrian bausparkassen

Friday, 7 June 2013

Fifth session: Lessons from the crisis - building sustainable housing finance systems
Chee Leon Chung (Malaysia): Building sustainable housing fnance systems - Malaysian experience
Carlos J. Garcia (Chile): Housing finance, credit and business cycle in Chile
Klaus Oskar Schmidt (Germany): Housing finance in Germany - Stability throughout the crisis – What are the reasons?

Sixth session: Final report and official conclusion of the congress
Peter Williams (UK): The future of housing finance – lessons from the UK?
Michael Spindelegger, Vice Chancellor and Minister for European and International Affairs of the Federal Republic of Austria

Optional programme for congress participants and accompanying persons