Forum 2006 Offers Leading Experts on Investing in Commercial Real Estate in Central and Eastern Europe

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The Central and Eastern European, Russia & CIS States Commercial Real Estate Forum 2006 on Oct 5th & 6th at the Grand Hyatt, New York, will feature industry leaders in key markets such as Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, the Baltics, Russia and CIS states.

The first commercial real estate conference in the US to address rapidly expanding investment opportunities in the NEW EUROPE following the EU’s enlargement in May, 2004, will be held next month on October 5th and 6th at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan.

The Central and Eastern European, Russia & CIS States Commercial Real Estate Forum 2006, organized by Europaproperty.com, will feature industry leaders in key markets such as Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, the Baltics, Russia and CIS states.

Sven C. Oehme, President of the European-American Business Organization, claims, "As the first such conference focusing on Central and Eastern Europe commercial real estate to be held in the USA, this forum should specifically attract attention from a large array of US and European investors, developers, and agents which are developing an increasing appetite for investments in these regions."

Mr. Oehme will address the two-day conference on Thursday, October 5th, as part of a Forum 2006 panel focusing on Legal, Tax and Regulatory issues confronting commercial real estate investors in the CEE. Mr. Oehme is an expert in European-American affairs. Until 1998 he served as Managing Director of the European-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.(EACC) with special responsibilities for the chamber's legal department. He graduated from the University of Hamburg and is admitted to the bar in Germany. Mr. Oehme earned a Master of Laws degree in International Business and Trade Law with a focus on European law from Fordham University, New York. Mr. Oehme is a director of the American Foreign Law Association, on the advisory board of the European Union Studies Center of the City University of New York and the Weissmann Center for International Business at Baruch College. He is also a fellow at the Foreign Policy Association.

The European-American Business Organization, Inc. (EABO) is a consulting firm specializing in transatlantic business development. (For more information, go to http://www.eabo.biz.)

Mr. Oehme is also the President of The American Business Forum on Europe (ABFE), the non-profit affiliate of EABO. (For more information, go to http://www.abfe.biz.)

Other speakers to share the panel discussion on Legal, Tax and Regulatory issues include David Dixon, a Partner of Chadbourne & Parke, Warsaw and a seasoned lawyer in CEE real estate matters; and Andrew Jackson, Managing Director, First Title CEE, Central Europe’s leading title insurer and data services provider.

David Dixon is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1980. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, District of Columbia Bar, Virginia State Bar and State Bar of Michigan.

Mr.Dixon has been active in transactions in Poland since 1993. He speaks regularly at industry conferences for real estate and for economic development and investment in the CEE. Since 2001, he has been cited annually in European Legal Business as a European Legal Expert in Poland in a number of key business sectors.

Andrew Jackson, is the former chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary. He has lived and worked in the CEE region for the past 8 years. Prior to taking up his current post with First Title CEE, he served as the managing director of CGS Ltd, a financial and insurance brokerage based in Budapest.

Europaproperty.com (http://www.europaproperty.com) is recognized as a leading organizer of conferences and other special events for the commercial real estate marketplace throughout Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS States.

Complete booking and sponsorship details for the New York conference can be obtained at http://www.europaproperty.com or by calling in North America: Toll-Free 1-800-731-8482; in Europe dial +48-22-528-1982.

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