38th FIABCI Global Business Summit 2019

Fiabci global business summit 2019


As the world becomes more urban and population expands, so does the need to build. But buildings alone generate nearly 40% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. Making cities more sustainable, one green building at a time, is thus more urgent than ever.

 From planning to design, construction to operation, adopting greener practices have multiple environmental, economic, and social benefits. Under the theme “Green Buildings and Innovative Urban Planning”, the 38th FIABCI Global Business Summit will dive into the processes that will help all professionals from the real estate industry to design a more sustainable path towards fulfilling the needs of the present without compromising the future.

 It seems only fitting that the summit takes place in Ghent, a young and dynamic Belgian city that has rightfully earned its green credentials over the years with a progressive approach to sustainable living. Through social and property tours, participants will have the chance to explore the city and understand why it has been a finalist for the European Green Capital Award for two years running.

 The exciting program of this year’s edition of the FIABCI Global Business Summit also features panel discussions, forums, trainings, workshops and a start-up pitch that are sure to deepen one’s knowledge about green buildings and the innovative tools available to take sustainability goals to the next level.

For more information, please visit the FIABCI International website at www.fiabci.org/en/dbm 

Hotels GBS

NH Gent Belfort

NH Gent Belfort is a four-star hotel in the centre of Ghent, opposite the town hall. The hotel has 174 rooms, a gym with an exercise room and a sauna, a terrace, a reception desk manned day and night, room service and free WiFi throughout.

Head to restaurant ‘Van Artevelde’ for a varied menu of local dishes and a wide selection of Belgian beers.


Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof

In a Louis XIV-style townhouse that once belonged to the namesake poet, Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof in Ghent is a palatially proportioned Belgian stay. Sweeping staircases, roaring fires and wood-panelling rub shoulders with contemporary furniture and lighting in a chic palette of browns, creams and greys. If the setting has you feeling inspired, you can wander the series of high-ceilinged salons while crafting your own verse… or just settle in for fine-dining fare in the elegant dining room. And you can rest assured: anywhere with the word ‘pillows’ in its title is going to give good sleep.

Reservations: please send an email to the following address: reservations.grandhotelreylof@pillowshotels.com OR call +32 9 235 40 76 – to receive the negociated rate please mention the code ‘FIABCI’.


Ghent Mariott hotel

The modern Marriott Ghent is situated on the banks of the River Lys in the heart of Ghent.The hotel’s unique location, within walking distance of the shopping streets and the university, offers a very special view of one of the city’s most important historical sites.

Marriott Ghent won the Travellers’ Choice Award 2013 for Best Belgian Hotel. It is also the ideal venue for meetings, dinners, luncheons and parties.