Agenda [POSTPONED] Real estate sector company during the State Visit to Italy
Real estate sector company trip to Milan during the State Visit to Italy

Real estate sector company trip to Milan during the State Visit to Italy


At the request of the President of the Italian Republic, the State Visit of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Belgium is postponed to a later date. This visit was originally scheduled for 23-25 March 2020. The current phase of the coronavirus epidemic and the new emergency measures taken by the Italian authorities are jeopardizing the programme of the visit. Belgium and Italy will agree on new dates as soon as possible to allow this visit, which confirms the excellent relations between our two countries, to take place under ideal circumstances.



Do you work in the real estate or urban planning field? Discover the sector in Milan this upcoming March 25 and 26 during the State Visit to Italy!

Explore the Lombard capital via an extensive programme of visits and meetings based on the local real estate and urban planning sectors: visits to sustainable neighbourhoods, presentation and informational sessions, networking events with developers and architects, meetings with city departments, etc.

Don’t miss the “Brussels meets Milan” exhibition

His Royal Highness King Philippe of Belgium will honour us with his presence during the “Brussels meets Milan: a story about sustainable neighbourhoods” exhibition, presented in partnership with the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).


Wednesday 25 March

11:30 – 13:00

Brussels Meets Milan: A sustainable neighbourhood story.


  • Isabelle Prignot (ULB): “The Brussels Framework on sustainable neighbourhoods.”
  • Studio Boeri: Speaker and subject to be confirmed

Round table and comparison of perspectives on sustainable and future neighbourhoods in Belgium and Milan.


Facilitators: Benoit Burquel – Nadia Casabella

13:00 – 14:00

Walking lunch with the whole State Visit delegation

14:30 – 15:00

Inauguration, by H.R.H. King Philippe of Belgium and His Excellency Rudi Vervoort, Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region of the “Brussels Meets Milan: A sustainable neighborhood story”, exhibition, by students from the Architecture Department of the Free University of Brussels (ULB)

15:00 – 17:00

Free time to explore the Exhibition

17:00 – 19:00 

Free time

Location: Palazzo Giureconsulti –

19:30 – 22:00 

Networking Event organised by, attended by His Excellency Rudi Vervoort, Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region.

Location: tbc


Thursday 26 March

09:30 – 10:30

Meeting with the urban planning and land management department of the city of Milan – presentation of urban development projects in Milan from 2025-2030.

Presentation of future plans for the city of Milan, including (among others):

  • Plans to renovate 7 historic stations in Milan (Farini, San Cristoforo, Porta Romana, Greco-Breda, Lambrate, Rogoredo & Porta Genova), in collaboration with Reinvinting Cities
  • Building and infrastructure projects related to the 2026 Winter Olympics
  • Presentation of the “Piano di Governo Territoriale” – 2030

11:00 – 12:30

  • Guided tour of CityLife (neighbourhood and site)
  • Presentation of the planned building that will complete the project

13:00 – 15:00

  • Networking and Pitching at the Albera Monti & Associati architecture firm, attended by Milan-based architects and stakeholders from the real estate sector.
  • Each company will have the opportunity to introduce itself in a 3 minute pitch.
  • Networking lunch

15:30 – 16:30


Practical information

Suggested flights

Brussels – Milan:

  • 24 March: Brussels – Milan Linate: 18:50 – 20:30
  • 25 March: Brussels – Milan Linate: 06:20 – 07:50

Milan – Brussels:

  • Milan Linate – Brussels: 18:45 – 20:20
  • Milan Malpensa – Brussels: 21:05 – 22:35

Suggested hotels

Unahotels – Cusani Milano – Special rate of €189 per night including breakfast.

Pay the hotel directly.


Questions? Contact Thomas!

Thomas Dupan

Area Manager Central Europe

T. +32 2 800 40 09

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