Summit Paris


6.26.2019 at 8:00AM - 6.28.2019 at 5:00PM


Hotel California, Paris, France

Thrive in a global economy

At Summit Paris, learn how innovations like AI, robotics and smart buildings are continuously changing the way we work, how venture funds are playing a large part in the construction world and much more. With information and technology increasingly connecting the world, every company, regardless of size and location, must understand the impact, opportunities, and challenges of thinking globally. 

Venue Details | June 26-28

Hôtel California |  16 Rue de Berri 75008 Paris, France

Wednesday, June 26

Welcome Reception: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come help us kick off BuiltWorlds’ first European Summit in style! Eat, drink, and network at the Hotel California with the BuiltWorlds team, Summit Paris’ amazing speakers & panelists, and the rest of the attendees.

Location: Hotel California

Demo Day: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

BuiltWorlds has many opportunities to hear from some of the industry’s leading technology startups. Our Demo Day’s provide the opportunity for startups to present their game-changing solutions to actual investors interested in built world technology across categories like ConstrucTech, PropTech, Smart City Tech, and FinTech.

Featured Judges:

  • Jay Schneider, FMI
  • Robin Rivaton, Real Estate Tech
  • David Bowcott, AON
  • Elizabeth Hartley, WeWork
  • Chris Stephenson, Concrete VC 

Location: The Pullman Hotel

Thursday, June 27

Programming and Panels: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Location: The Hotel California


More to be announced

Dev Amratia

CEO, nPlan

Julia Arlt

Global Digital Real Estate Leader, PwC

Darren Bechtel

Founder & Managing Director, Brick & Mortar Ventures

Aref Boualwan

Manager M.I.S & Business Process Re-Engineering, Consolidated Contractors Company

Julien Bourcerie

Head of Open-innovation, Bouygues Construction

Erin Bradner

Director of Robotics, Autodesk

Julien Daclin

Digital & Sustainability Director, Jones Lang-LaSalle (JLL)

Tim Ensor

AI Commercial Director, Cambridge Consultants

Michael Evans

CEO, Cambridge Carbon Capture Ltd

Damian Farr

Europe Managing Director, DPR Construction

Gonzalo Galindo

President, CEMEX Ventures

Daniel Gmeiner

Head of BIM Competence Center, Hilti

Thomas Goubau

Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder, LetsBuild

Vidur Gupta

CEO, Beekin

Havard Haukeland

Founder & CEO, Spacemaker AI

Patric Hellermann

Chief Venture Officer, HeidelbergCement

Meirav Oren

CEO & Co-Founder, Versatile Natures (VN)

Jesus Maria Perucho Alcalde

Associate -Digital Delivery Information Manager, Bryden Wood

Dan Ringelstein

Director, Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Jamie Roche

CEO, Helix

Rani Saad

Managing Partner, Foundamental

Raphael Scheps

CEO, Converge

Shrikant Sharma

Director, Smart Space, BuroHappold

David Vauthrin

Co-founder & CMO, FINALCAD

Guillaume Bazouin

Head of Startups and Open Innovation, VINCI


Wednesday June 26-Friday June 28

Day 1 Schedule

12:00PM – 1:30PM
San Francisco Room

Exclusives Analyst Luncheon

All members and sponsors are invited to join us at our Exclusives Analyst Luncheon.

2:00PM – 3:30PM
San Diego Room

CEMEX Ventures Workshop

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Table Cygne

Welcome Reception

7:30 pm
The Pullman Hotel

Demo Night and State Dinner

To kick off Summit Paris, we'll be hosting a Demo Night with four of Europe's most exciting construction startups giving a panel of judges their pitch.

Featured Judges:
Jay Schneider, FMI
Robin Rivaton, Real Estate Tech
David Bowcott, AON
Elizabeth Hartley, WeWork
Chris Stephenson, Concrete VC 

Day 2 Schedule

8:30 am – 8:45 am

Opening Remarks

Hear from our Co-founder Matt Gray and feast your eyes upon the Vlog from the 2018 BuiltWorlds European Road Trip

8:45 am – 9:15 am


Julien Bourcerie, Head of Open-innovation, Bouygues Construction

9:20 am – 9:50 am

Venture Funds and the Built World

Darren Bechtel, Founder & Managing Director, Brick & Mortar Ventures | Gonzalo Galindo, Head of CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX Ventures | Rani Saad, Managing Partner, Foundamental | Guillaume Bazouin, Head of Startups and Open Innovation, VINCI

Just ten years ago, there were two measly construction technology investments totaling $4.5 million. In 2018, we have breached the one billion invested dollars milestone. This panel will probe the investment strategies of AEC/RE investment funds and examine how new investments are changing our industry.

10:00 am – 10:40 am


10:50 am – 11:20 am

Keynote: Building Tech

David Vauthrin, Co-Founder & CEO, FINALCAD

11:25 am – 11:55 am

Innovations in Building Technology

Jamie Roche, CEO, Helix | Shrikant Sharma, Head of Smart Space, BuroHappold Engineering | Julien Daclin, Digital & Sustainability Director, JLL

Sensor-enabled smart buildings that know when they need cleaning, heating or cooling. Buildings that harness rainwater, use less and recycle more. Resiliency buildings that withstand disaster. Sustainable buildings made completely from environmentally friendly materials.The features of Buildings 2.0 are incredible and promising, improving the environment, the longevity of the building, and the lifestyle of the end user. On this panel, we will examine the systems that are revolutionizing and autonomizing the way we manage buildings, explore cutting-edge building materials, and analyze inventive building designs

12:00 pm to 1:10 pm


1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Panel: Future of Design

Jesus Perucho Alcalde, Digital Delivery Information Manager, BrydenWood | Daniel Gmeiner, Head of BIM Competence Center, Hilti Group

As projects become larger and more complex, architecture and engineering firms need to adapt to meet increased demands. The panel will examine how some of the most prominent firms in the world develop and retain a talented workforce, approach business development, and ensure they deliver the best services to their clients.

1:50 pm – 2:10 pm

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Vidur Gupta, Founder & CEO, Beekin | Dev Amratia, Co-Founder & CEO, nPlan | Håvard Haukeland, Founder & CEO, Spacemaker AI | Tim Ensor, AI Commercial Director, Cambridge Consultants

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have historically been difficult to define. But their core, AI is broadly the concept of machines performing tasks in a “smart” way, while machine learning is a subsection of AI in which humans allow machines access to data in order for them to “learn” for themselves within a set of parameters. Panelists will explore the application of AI in construction.

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Fireside Chat: Erin Bradner, Autodesk

Erin Bradner, Director of Robotics, Autodesk

Automation and robotics are no longer concepts of the future. They're here now. We'll sit down with Erin Bradner, Autodesk's Director of Robotics to talk about how these technologies affect the industry, and what they mean for prefabrication.

2:50 pm – 3:20 pm

Keynote: Aref Boualwan

Aref Boualwan, Manager MIS & Business Process Re-Engineering, CCC

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Networking Reception & Dinner

Day 3 Schedule

8:50 am – 9:20 am

Future of Construction and Development

Damian Farr, Europe Managing Director, DPR Construction | Julia Arlt, Global Digital Real Estate leader, PWC | Antonio Carlos F Rodrigues, CEO, Grupo Casais

The tools we use to plan, execute, and collaborate on our projects are quickly evolving. From machine learning in scheduling, to wearables for safety monitoring, to project management systems, our projects are moving faster and costing less money to complete. On this panel, we will dive into the systems, techniques, and technologies that can help you more effectively plan, monitor, and oversee projects.

9:25 am – 9:55 am

The Connected Jobsite

Patric Hellermann, Chief Venture Officer, HeidelbergCement | Thomas Goubau, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder, LetsBuild (fka GenieBelt) | Meirav Oren, CEO & Co-Founder, Versatile Natures | Raphael Scheps, Co-Founder & CEO, Converge

As projects become more complex, it becomes increasingly important to integrate different software tools and address discrepancies quickly to reduce project delays and cost overruns. During this conversation, panelists explore how integrated workflows enable one to easily assign discrepancies to team members. We will also explore how accurate measurements help bridge the physical and digital in order to deliver an instant ROI through specific case studies.

10:30 am – 10:30 am


10:35 am – 11:15 am

Toward Truly Smarter Cities

Daniel Ringelstein, Director of Urban Design and Planning, SOM

In recent years, master planning has become less about arriving at a complete solution that structures a city through various infrastructure components and more focused on developing flexible frameworks that can meet changing demands. As new urban technologies mature, it becomes possible to deploy them on increasingly broad scales and with growing effectiveness. This new approach helps cities become intelligent in order to meet the challenges of managing waste, water, energy, mobility, and infrastructure. At the same time, new technologies create new routes for financing large scale urban development projects. During this panel, we will explore how these approaches are being implemented in unique and potentially revolutionary projects.

11:20 am – 12:25 pm


1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Closing Remarks

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How do I get tickets?

BuiltWorlds Summit Europe tickets are available for purchase, with a discount exclusively for BuiltWorlds Members. Learn more about becoming a member here.

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What's included in the ticket?

Access to all sessions at the conference.
Continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day refreshments.
Participation in BuiltWorlds Research-led breakout sessions.
Access to available white papers, speaker presentations (per speaker consent) and event attendee portal (members only).

What do I do if I can't attend?

Full refunds are offered up to 60 days prior to the event. Alternately, you may transfer the ticket to another member of your company. To do so, please email For more information on our event and ticket policies, visit Terms and Conditions

Where should I stay?

All parts of the BuiltWorlds Summit Europe will take place at the Hotel California Champs Elysees. If you want to be near all the action, you can find a room there in our discounted room block!

How do I book a discounted room?

The Hotel California is offering a limited rate for single rooms (€ 310 / $ 355) and doublle rooms (€ 330 / $ 380). Cutoff date for special rates is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. To book a room, please complete and send this form to

Which airport should I fly into?

The Charles de Gaulle Airport will be the best option for this event.

How do I access the event?

Proceed through the hotel lobby and check in with BuiltWorlds staff.

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