Global real estate conference organizer Reed MIDEM, along with real estate technology startup accelerator MetaProp NYC, have announced their lineup of keynote speakers for the first-ever MIPIM PropTech Summit. The event, part of NYC RETech Week will take place on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, in Manhattan. In its second year, NYC RETech Week — held Sept. 26th to October 7th — is expected to be the largest gathering of real estate technology leaders to date.

Among the speakers are Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen; Brad Hargreaves, Co-Founder & CEO, Common; Paul Massey, President, New York Investment Sales, Cushman & Wakefield, and William Rudin, Vice Chairman & CEO, Rudin Management Co. Each is expected to speak from their unique perspective of government, RETech and traditional real estate about the impact technology is making on real estate in New York and globally.

“Never before have such prominent executives from the public and private sectors come together in one place to discuss the state of PropTech,” said Filippo Rean, head of the Real Estate Division for Reed Midem. “Our keynoters will be speaking before an elite audience of more than 300 New York City real estate and RETech leaders in what will be the most exciting such forum of the year.”

MetaProp NYC Co-founder and Managing Director Aaron Block said: “We set out to do the number one global RETech event — no compromises, no fluff and no meaningless pay-to-play, less-than-the-best vendors.” According to Block, the result was an outpouring of talent from government, real estate and technology, with founders of leading RETech companies like BuiltWorlds, Compstak, Floored, Honest Buildings, Nestio, VTS, Zillow and others speaking.

We set out to do the number one global RETech event — no compromises, no fluff and no meaningless pay-to-play, less-than-the-best vendors.

The MIPIM PropTech Summit will bring corporate real estate, government and technology professionals together under the same roof for a full day of panels and networking opportunities. Among the other scheduled speakers are Zachary Aarons and Clelia Peters, Co-Founders of MetaProp NYC; David Eisenberg, Founder and CEO of Floored; Duke Long, PropTech blogger and commercial real estate broker, Nick Romito, Founder and CEO of VTS; Sara Shank, Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Management at Beacon; Adam Stanley, Global Chief Information Officer at Cushman & Wakefield; Karina Totah, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at the New York City Housing Authority, and Bradley Tusk, Founder and CEO of Tusk Strategies and Tusk Ventures.

Speakers will discuss key topics including an overview of real estate technology, government’s role in the industry, the most cutting-edge technologies, and how regional new technologies are expanding internationally.

A special highlight of the MIPIM PropTech Summit will be the first-ever North America stop in the Global Start-Up Competition Series, which provides start-ups with an opportunity to meet investors, developers, financial companies, media, analysts and other key influencers as the real estate tech industry continues to gain momentum. The winner of the competition will compete against start-ups from stops in London and Hong Kong and will qualify for the final competition at Reed MIDEM’s MIPIM event in Cannes, France.