The CEE Summit, now in its 9th year, is co-organized by The Poland Observer and Real Asset Media to bring the international real estate & business communities together with decision makers on the ground. Held every year in Warsaw, the CEE Summit has established itself on the market as the leading event in the regional calendar – a chance to keep up with the market and meet the people shaping it now and in the future.
Richard Betts, Group Publisher, Co-Founder, Real Asset Media
Richard is a Founding Partner of Real Asset Media, launched in 2019 as a platform to create, curate and share industry insights, strategy & research via live events, TV, digital and print media.
As well as running over 60 events a year, Real Asset Media hosts the successful International Investors Lounge at MIPIM and EXPO Real and publishes leading industry magazines Real Asset Insight, Living Retail and new initiative Real Asset IMPACT focused on ESG, purpose-driven investment and impact strategies in the built environment. Richard has recorded over 1000 video interviews with leaders across the industry and hosts RealCast – the weekly roundup of the market.
Richard started his career at Euromoney Institutional Investor before working with companies including FT Business, Eurozone Advisors, Property Investor Europe, and launched Real Asset Media after 7 years as Group Publisher at PropertyEU. Richard has moderated & created events in Europe, USA and China and brings over 30 years of experience in financial markets, media, TV, events & publishing.
Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor, The Poland Observer
Richard Stephens is founder and editor of The Poland Observer, an English-language media & communications company based in Warsaw. Richard established the company to provide business news, information and context about Poland to an international investor audience, as well as promoting the country as a business destination & Polish business abroad.
The company organises events on a wide variety of subjects in several sectors – including its flagship conference at MIPIM real estate fair in Cannes each year – and creates films and videos.
He was previously founder & editor of Poland Today, and before that editor of Eurobuild CEE magazine, where he established the conference department and created the hugely-successful Eurobuild Awards Gala. Throughout his career, Richard has organised over 120 international conferences and events, including 10+ trips of international journalists to Poland & CEE countries for Poland Today and entities such as UEFA, ahead of EURO 2012 in Poland & Ukraine. Richard is English and graduated with a BA in Theology & Religious Studies from Bristol University.