Marius Cristea, senior urban development specialist at World Bank Group, will speak during the 17th edition of Realty Forum, the leading Romanian real estate event organized by Business Review on June 19 at Sheraton Bucharest Hotel.

He will join the panel on How the internal migration of Romanian specialists shapes new real estate trends. Cristea is one of the authors of the World Bank report “Magnet cities: migration and commuting in Romania.”

“Romania is the fastest growing economy in the European Union (EU), and Bucharest and Romania’s secondary cities have been its main growth engines. However, while Bucharest has reached productivity levels comparable to those of other EU capitals, secondary cities in Romania still have some ways to go before competing on equal footing with secondary cities in the EU. Without strengthening these secondary cities, the Romanian economy cannot sustain growth in the coming years. The most competitive secondary cities are those that are most astute at attracting people, investments, and tourists,” said the report.

Cristea holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and a Ph.D. in Geography (Territorial planning) from the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, Austria.

During Realty Forum 2018, around 200 industry professionals will get together for a half-day forum set to spot new opportunities and trends in the industry and act as a platform for new potential partnerships and unique networking opportunities.

The forum will bring together industry professionals and consultants alike to find out their take on how the market is evolving and their forecast on the segments promising the highest profits in 2018 and beyond that

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