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The 2022 EAME Summit


6.16.2022 - 6.17.2022


Paris, France

Thrive in a global economy.

June 16th and 17th, for the reintroduction of our live and in-person Summit focusing on Europe, Africa, and the Middle East Region, we plan to return to Paris. Drawing from the expert perspectives of community members across Europe, African, and The Middle East, we plan to gain uniquely valuable insights around 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 sector in that region of the world and beyond, 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 16-17, 2022

W Place Vendome; Paris, France

Day One – June 16th: Off Sites, Workshops, and Forum Meetings

Explore The Innovation Ecosystem in and Around Paris. Past trips included visits to Vinci’s Leonard Accelerator, Bouygues Headquarters, and Station F Accelerator. This year we will be making stops at Hilti’s offices, ExtreeE, St. Gobain, and Vinci’s Leonard Facility for our pre-Summit events. Check out the locations and times for each pre-event below:

Offsite 3D Printing Workshop

 >> Location: XtreeE // Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm <<

All Summit attendees are welcome to attend.

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Women in ConTech Forum/Luncheon

>> Location: Hilti Offices // Time 11:00am – 1:00pm <<

All Summit attendees are welcome to attend.

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Venture Forum Meeting

>> Location: St. Gobain Office // Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm <<

Venture Forum members only

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E&C Technology Leader’s Forum Meeting

>> Location: VINCI’s Leonard Facility // Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm <<

All Summit attendees are welcome to join.

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Welcome Reception: Demo Night Competition

 >> Location: Vinci’s Leonard // Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm <<

Come help us kick off BuiltWorlds’ European Summit in style! Eat, drink, and network with the BuiltWorlds team, Summit Paris’ speakers & panelists, and attendees.

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.

After the Demo Day Competition concludes, Vinci’s Leonard will host a reception where the winner of the competition will be announced. We will also be announcing the initial cohort or 5 startups selected to participate in the accelerator program. 

Paris Summit 2019 Courtyard ReceptionBuiltWorlds Summit Demo

Companies Presenting in 2019’s Paris Demo Night: 

Buildrz — KANDU — Plan Reforma — XtreeE

Judges from 2019 Demo Night:

Jay Snyder, FMI — Robin Rivaton, Real Estate Tech — David Bowcott, AON — Elisabeth Hartley, WeWork — Chris Stephenson, Concrete VC — Laurent Dumas-Crouzillac, CapHorn Invest — Gonzalo Galindo, CEMEX Ventures

Day Two – Program

Programming and Panels: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Westin Hotel – Place Vendome

Paris Summit 2019 Speaker Sessions

As with our US Summit, programming at the conference will cover the range of major topics we explore at BuiltWorlds, taking advantage of greater proximity to European, African, and Middle Eastern experts to allow us to explore unique perspectives and expertise from those regions in greater depth. At the same time, we will look to bring perspectives from other parts of the world as well, in order to foster a truly meaningful exchange full of deeper insights from the world leading, innovative thinkers around buildings and infrastructure’s emerging technology ecosystem.

Closing Reception & Dinner: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm




Gonzalo Galindo

President, Cemex Ventures

Yohann Sberro

Head of Business Development, ELAN

Hassan Albalawi

Founder and CEO, WakeCap

Chloe Clair

CEO, namR

Bernd Oswald

Co-Founder, VP Business Development, GROPYUS

Eric Lamb

Managing Director, DPR Construction

Mauricio Tessi Weiss

Founding Partner, Zacua Ventures

Guillaume Bazouin

Partner EMEA, Brick & Mortar Ventures

Julien Villalongue

Leonard - Managing director, VINCI

Geoff Roberts

Director, Industry and Innovation Strategy, Oracle

Olivier Lepinoy

Platform Subject Matter Expert, BuiltWorlds Contributor

Andrew Phipps

Global Head of ESG Insight and Global Futurist, Cushman & Wakefield

Julieta Moradei

Founder and Managing Partner, Overlay Capital Build

Antonia Elisa Soler Blasco

Director of Hilti Venture, Hilti

Othmane Zrikem

Chief Data Officer

Marcel Cobuz

Advisor and Investor

Darren Bechtel

Founder & Managing Director, Brick & Mortar Ventures

Noam Rotem

CEO, Syracuse

Natasha Terinova

Director, REACH UK - Second Century Ventures

Janis Pieterwas

Innovation Manager Construction, Goldbeck

Anna Walkowska

CTO, ProperGate

Amelia Miller

Investor, Insight Partners

Yannik Mack

Co-Founder, oculai

François Jacob

Co-Founder, CFO, Hiboo

Fernando Gonzalez Cuervo

EY Partner - EMEIA Construction Leader, EY

Viviana Contreras

CEO, Akanthas

Moshe Dalman

CEO and Co-Founder, RodRadar

Jake Horwitz

Associate, Insight Partners

Laurens van Graafeiland

CEO, Sustonable

Constantin Koeck

CTO and Co-Founder, PlanRadar

Claude-Sebastien Lerbourg

Director of External Ventures - Europe, Saint-Gobain

Jean-Daniel KUHN

Co-Founder, Managing Director, XtreeE

Tal Friedman

CEO, Foldstruct

Lara Bekhazi

COO, Tenderd

Chris Bone

CEO, Modulous

Juan Nieto

Founder & General Partner, Zacua Ventures

Tanja Kufner

Head of Ventures, Nemetschek Group

Laure Ducoulombier

Head of VC R&D Department, Bouygues Construction Group

Sandra Boivin

Head R&D Solutions & Products, Holcim

Janade Du Plessis

General Partner, Launch Africa

Thomas Guillot


Robin Rivaton

CEO, Stonal

Marco Bornschlegl

Central Division Manager STRABAG Innovation and Digitalisation, Strabag Se

Ximena Aldea

Head of CX and Ecommerce, Hilti

Stefan Kaufmann

Product Manager New Technologies, Allplan GmbH

Alexandra Barraquand

Strategic Products Lead, Solar Impulse Foundation

BuiltWorlds EAME General Sessions

General Sessions will be held at the Paris Westin, Place Vendome, beginning with light breakfast and concluding with a closing reception in the evening.

Day 1 Schedule

8:00- 9:00
Aiglon Room

Continental Breakfast

9:00- 9:10
Imperial Room

Welcome Remarks

Imperial Room

Cities and infrastructure Across the Region

Our opening presentation at the 2022 EAME Summit highlights the innovation and close ties between the European and US market. Geoff Roberts, director of industry & innovation strategy at Oracle, gives a first look at the software leader’s latest innovation center opening in London and a companion innovation center that opened in Deerfield, Illinois, earlier this year. The European center has a focus on mobility, accessibility, and sustainability.

Keynote Speaker:
Geoff Roberts, Director of Industry & Innovation Strategy, Oracle

Imperial Room

Leadership and Perspectives on Sustainability and the Circular Economy Across the Region

The European region has long been a leader in sustainability. This innovation requires strategic leadership with forward-thinking initiatives and direction. In this session, we will hear more about how that effort is playing out in the region today from industry leaders that have understood and worked towards a circular economy.

Thomas Guillot, CEO, Global Concrete and Cement Association

Yohannes Sberro, Head of Business Development, ELAN
Andrew Phipps, Global Head of ESG Insight and Global Futurist, Cushman & Wakefield
Sandra Boivin - Head of R&D Solutions & Products, Holcim

Aiglon Room

Morning Coffee Break

10:45- 11:15
Imperial Room

Invisible Revolution: How AECOs are Finding New Opportunities in the Era of Digital Transformation

This session will cover the unprecedented strategic initiatives from AECO firms to modernize and transform their businesses, emerging Data-driven hybrid players, and embrace business model innovation within the industry. In addition to his role at Autodesk as a platform strategist, Lepinoy is the founder of HYPER Construction, an independent think tank that tries to describe the future of the construction industry, not from a Technology standpoint but a Business Model standpoint.

Keynote Speaker:
Olivier Lepinoy, Platform Subject Matter Expert, Autodesk


Confronting Labor Productivity and Scarcity

Finding skilled labor for construction projects is a global issue. The demographics of Europe and the Middle East have created even more scarcity of quality on-site staffing. In this showcase, we will see how technology leaders are bringing new solutions to the region to help enhance the productivity of the region’s labor force.

Eveart Foster, Director of Technology Adoption, BuiltWorlds

Hassan Albalawi, CEO & Founder, WakeCap
Chris Bone, CEO, Modulus
Bernd Oswald, Co-Founder, VP Business Development, GROPYUS
Antonia Elisa Soler Blasco, Technology Office Director, Hilti

Imperial Room

An Economic Overview of the Built Worlds and the EAME Region

As the global economy continues to feel the impacts of the pandemic, the industry is re-evaluating priorities and goals for the region. Fernando Gonzalez, partner and leader in the EAME construction region for EY, will detail an overview of the market and what trends he sees for the future of industry innovation.

Keynote Speaker:
Fernando Gonzalez Cuervo, EY Partner - EMEIA Construction Leader, EY

12:30 -14:00
Aiglon Room


14:00 -14:45
Imperial Room

State of Venture Investors and investing Across the Region

Venture Investors across the EAME region are grappling with a fascinating and rapidly maturing market. From emerging Venture companies to veteran players, we will hear from the region's top investment thought leaders on key investment case studies and other players they are looking to in the market.

Guillaume Bazouin, Head of Open Innovation and Startups, Leonard by Vinci

Gonzalo Galindo, Managing Director, CEMEX Ventures
Juan Nieto, GP & Founding Partner, Zacua Venture
Amelia Miller, Investor, Insight Partners
Tanja Kufner, Head of Ventures, Nemetschek Group
Janade Du Plessis, General Partner, LaunchAfrica

Imperial Room

Case Studies in Modeling/Smart Building Leadership Across the Region

Matthew Gray, Co-Chair, Graycor, Executive Chairman, BuiltWorlds

Chloe Clair, CEO, namR
Tal Friedman, CEO, Foldstruct
Marco Xaver Bornschlegl, Central Division Manager, Innovation and Digitalisation, STRABAG
Stefan Kaufmann, Product Manager New Technologies, Allplan GmbH

Aiglon Room

Afternoon Coffee Break

Imperial Room

Cross Atlantic Perspectives on Investing

Jack Forde, Vice President Sales, BuiltWorlds

Eric Lamb, Managing Director, WND Ventures
Othmane Zrikem, Chief Data Officer, A/O Proptech
Natasha Terinova, Director, REACH UK, Second Century Ventures
Darren Bechtel, Founder & Managing Director, Brick & Mortar Ventures

Imperial Room

Buildings as Product

For decades, Bielefeld, Germany-based Goldbeck has brought a uniquely integrated approach to delivering buildings as products, integrating development, design, and construction and leveraging prefabrication and robotics to achieve higher levels of productivity and quality. In this keynote presentation, we hear from Janis Pierterwas, Innovation Manager Construction, US, about how this process works and the innovation advantages it affords.

Imperial Room

Growth Stage and Exits Stage ConTech Solution

The main goal of any startup is to create a product or service that innovates the way in which a pain point is resolved or a need is satisfied. Within the construction industry, startups today look to transform how buildings are designed, delivered and maintained. On this final panel of the EAME Summit, we will have a discussion with the growth stage solution providers and those who have exited from across the region that are working to transform the construction industry.

Eveart Foster, Director of Technology Adoption, Builtworlds

Constantin Koeck, CTO & Co-Founder, PlanRadar
Robin Rivaton, CEO, Stonal
Lara Bekhazi, COO, Tenderd
Laurens van Graafeiland, CEO, Sustonable

The Winter Garden

Closing Cocktail Reception, Winner Recognition, and Remarks

Paris, France

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