5th Annual Conference on the development of brownfields in the Czech Republic

250+ attendees

Leading representatives of the state, cities and investors among guests and speakers

Cities and their attractiveness are constantly changing. Former industrial centres have become neglected areas and these are being turned into desirable locations for living. The transformation of a periphery into a vibrant area is a long-term and complicated process that requires a clear vision, good planning and, last but not least, finance. All these topics will be disccussed during the fifth annual Brownfield Conference in Kladno.


The language of the conference is Czech with simultaneous translation into English.

8:00 - 9:00 Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome words

9:15 - 9:35 City of Kladno: its present and future

The development potential of Kladno, as seen by a representative of the city and a private developer. How does the cooperation between the city and the investor work and is Kladno able to manage its urban development?

  • Jan Šulc, EBM Partner CEO
  • Ondřej Rys, Kladno City Council Member for Urban Development

9:35 - 10:45 Selected Kladno projects

  • Areál Poldi and remediation of Poldi Kladno; Pavel Pravda, FER Consult a Lukáš Čermák, Ministerstvo životního prostředí
  • Panattoni Business Park Kladno; Jan Andrejco, Panattoni Europe
  • Logport Kladno; David Vais, Logport
  • Rezidence Engerth a Stromovka; Jan Šulc, EBM
  • Na Vysokém Project; Jana Vondráčková, CIO Group 

10:45 - 11:05 Coffee break

11:05 - 11:35 Creating Liveable Cities

A world-renowned urban design studio's perspective on sustainability and the quality of life in the cities.  

  • Kristian Skovbakke Villadsen, Director and Associate Partner, Gehl Architects

11:35 - 12:00 Discussion: Can we plan and implement urban projects that lead to liveable cities?


  • Kristian Skovbakke Villadsen, Gehl Architects 
  • Tomáš Ctibor, 4ct
  • Jakub Matuška, City of Břeclav
  • Michal Sedláček, architect


  • Tomáš Kadeřábek, Association of developers

12:00 - 12:30 Coffee break

12:30 - 12:50 Land development for strategic projects

  • David Petr, CzechInvest
  • Jan Hana, Ministry of Trade and Industry

12:50 - 13:15 Discussion

Discussion on the approach of the state and the private sector to the development of large-scale brownfields with a clear vision of economic and ecological sustainability. 

  • David Petr, CzechInvest
  • Jan Hana, Ministry of Trade and Industry
  • Pavel Sovička, Panattoni Europe
  • Tomasz Heczko, Frank Bold Attorneys
  • Dan Jiránek, SMO ČR

13:15 - 13:30 Coffee break

13:30 - 14:15 Closing Discussion

Discussion of leading representatives of the state, cities and investors on the need for systemic changes that can kick-start the development of brownfield sites areas.


  • Ivan BartošMinister of Regional Development 
  • Tomáš Kadeřábek, Managing Director of Asociace developerů
  • Petr Očko, Managing Director of CzechInvest Agency
  • Michael Kašpar, Mayor of the City of Kolín


  • Nikita Poljakov, E15

14:30 - 17:00 Networking

16:00 - 17:40 Guided tours in Poldi Kladno area


The conference is supported by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the CzechInvest Agency

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