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01_mainRegional Conference: Tourist Function of Maritime Affairs was held on the third day of FREI by PE for Montenegrin Coastal Zone Management. The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism held a presentation on the topic of International competition for the urbanistic and architectural concept design of the promenade in Budva.


01_mainThe presentations Investing in Montenegro and Croatia: Some thoughts from a foreign eye over 15 years and Hotels & Residential in a Mixed-Use Development attracted particular attention of the visitors.


01_mainIn keeping with tradition, on the third day of FREI recognitions and awards were assigned as follows:

1. For contribution to the program quality of the jubilee FREI 2019 through the organization of the panel “Citizenship-by-Investment Program – New Competitive Trump Card in Attracting Foreign Investments“, a Special Recognition award is presented to the Secretariat for Development Projects of Montenegro.
 
2. The Award for originality and composite quality at the 10th FREI – Festival of Investments and Real Estate is awarded to the project - Ananti Resort, Residences and Beach Club.
 
3. For an original approach to real-estate development in the context of sustainability and environment homogeneity of the Luštica Bay project, a Special Recognition award is presented to Luštica Development company.

4. For continuity of improvement and a high level of implementation achieved, this year’s jubilee FREI presents a Special Recognition award to Porto Montenegro project.

5. Azmont Investments is presented with a Special Recognition award for attractiveness, complexity and outstanding reference value of the Portonovi project.


01_mainThe second day of the jubilee FREI started with an interesting panel hosted by the Secretariat for Development Projects of Montenegro regarding the Citizenship-by-Investment Program – A New Competitive Trump Card for Attracting Foreign Investments.


01_mainThe section titled Success Stories attracted a lot of attention of the audience both by excellent presentations and interesting topics: Reality and Future (by Porto Montenegro), Key Success Factors of Global Citizenship-by-Investment Programs (by Henley & Partners), Modern Data Centres: Examples of Good Practice in Montenegro (by Čikom), and Tivat – a City that Shapes the Future (by Municipality of Tivat).


01_mainInvestment in Infrastructure – the Precondition for the Development of the Northern Region of Montenegro was the title of the presentation held by deputy director of the Montenegrin Public Works Directorate Maja Djurovic-Delic.


01_mainLectures by invitation were held by Ana Kaluđerović and Aleksandra Stanislavljević about the Nikola Tesla Airport Concession, presented in the context of a message to the region, while Mr. Miloš Popović presented the Ski Resorts of Montenegro.


01_mainThe second panel at this year’s FREI was dedicated to the Growth Barriers in Luxury Tourism, and was hosted by Horwath HTL, FREI’s Special Partner.


01_mainFinally, Crveno & Crno, well-known Montenegrin band, entertained FREI participants with various songs from the local and international music scene.


01_mainMinister of Sustainable Development and Tourism Pavle Radulović held an introductory presentation on Investments in Tourism Development of Montenegro – Results and Future Expectations at the tenth jubilee Real Estate and Investment Festival – FREI 2019, while the Minister of Economy Dragica Sekulić spoke about an attractive topic, i.e. How to Stimulate Investments of Domestic Economy at this year’s FREI.


01_mainThe Executive Director of the Foreign Investors Council Ivan Radulovic presented the activities of this Council, and spoke about the business environment in Montenegro. The general sponsor of the jubilee FREI, Azmont Investments, drew attention of the audience by their presentation of Portonovi – A Magnificent Pearl of Boka Bay, while Andrej Šimatić, senior project manager at Horwath HTL, talked about the Benchmarking of Hotel Industry in Montenegro.


01_mainAfter the opening speeches, Minister Pavle Radulovic visited the FREI exhibition. For the rest of the evening, the participants were entertained by the Vis Tetra band.


01_mainThe role of Special Partner of the festival, that will contribute to the premium quality of the event again this year, will have Horwath HTL, one of the leading consulting companies in hospitality, tourism and leisure industry.


01_mainGeneral Sponsor of this year’s Festival of Real Estate Investments FREI 2019 is ‘Portonovi by Azmont Investments’, a world-class resort community that will include the Europe’s first ‘One&Only’ hotel. ‘Portonovi’ will open its ‘door’ to the guests this summer.


01_mainMr Pavle Radulović, the Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism informed the organizers of FREI that in this year too, the respective Ministry will be in charge of the FREI program concept. With this, the useful practice of alignment of the program concept FREI with the strategic development interest of Montenegro in the field of investment in tourism is thus continued.


01_mainAccording to the Organization Board decision, the 10th Festival of Real-Estate and Investments – FREI 2019 will take place at Hotel Avala Resort & Villas (Budva) from May 13-16th, 2019. The official invitations and info materials will be sent accordingly. We hope that with your presence you will contribute to festival’s success, a manifestation which traditionally supports new ideas and projects in the area of investments and real-estate. Welcome!


01_mainConfirmed participation of the President of the international company Arton Capital, Armand Arton, who will have an expert lecture on the subject “Economic Citizenship Programs”.


01_mainConfirmed participation of the Head of the EBRD Resident Office in Montenegro, Jaap Sprey, who will have an expert lecture on the subject “Infrastructural Development as a Regional Integrative Platform”.


01_mainConfirmed participation of the Airport Dubrovnik CEO, Roko Tolić, who will have an expert lecture the subject “Destination Significance and the Development Project of the Airport Dubrovnik”.


01_mainConfirmed participation the Savills Croatia & Montenegro Managing Director, Kieran Kelleher, who will have an expert lecture on the subject “Modernizing the Real Estate Agency Sector”.


01_mainYet again this year Horwath HTL, one of the leading consulting companies in hospitality, tourism and leisure industry will have the role of Special Partner of the festival. In this manner Horwath is contributing to the premium quality of the event.


01_mainGeneral Sponsor of this year’s Festival of Real Estate Investments FREI 2018 is “Portonovi by Azmont Investments”, which is developing a world-class resort community that will include the Europe’s first “One&Only” hotel.


01_mainThe ninth FREI is also going to be under high patronage of the Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milutin Simović.


01_mainMr Pavle Radulović, the Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism informed the organizers of FREI that in this year too, the respective Ministry will be in charge of the FREI program concept. With this, the useful practice of alignment of the program concept FREI with the strategic development interest of Montenegro in the field of investment in tourism is thus continued.


01_mainThe press conference was held today in the chambers of Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, which is the program supporter of the festival. The media has presented this year’s rich and entertaining program. FREI will again be thematically directed towards the stimulation and encouragement of the current and future investments.


01_mainAt this year’s FREI all participants will have the unique opportunity of hearing the presentation on the subject “Trends in tourism and forecasts for the Mediterranean – Challenges and Opportunities”, CEO of THR, Eulogio Bordas. Company THR is realising the strategic marketing plan for the development of tourism in Montenegro for the period of 2017- 2021


01_mainConfirmed participation of an international expert, Chris Graham, on the subject of “Branded residences”, whose expert lecture will be held on Wednesday (17.05.2017.) Starting at 12 o’clock.


01_mainThis year’s General Sponsor of the Festival of Real Estate Investments FREI 2017 is for the first time, “Portonovi by Azmont Investments”.


01_mainHorwath HTL is one of the leading consulting companies in hospitality, tourism and leisure industry. This year in the role of Special Partner of the festival. In this manner Horwath is contributing to the premium quality of the event.


01_mainMr Pavle Radulović, the Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism informed the organizers of FREI that in this year too, the respective Ministry will be in charge of the FREI program concept. With this, the useful practice of alignment of the program concept FREI with the strategic development interest of Montenegro in the field of investment in tourism is thus continued.


01_mainThis year Festival of Real Estates and Investments will be held under the personal patronage of the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial System. On May 15, Mr Simović, The Deputy Prime Minister, will visit the FREI exhibition and have talks to the leading investors, after which he will deliver a special inviting presentation on the following subject “Improving the business environment in Montenegro”.


01_mainOrganization board FREI 2017 has decided to send the invitations for the participation at this year’s manifestation to all holders of key investment and development projects in Montenegro (Luštica Development, Adriatic Properties, Azmont Investments, Adriatic Marinas, Qatari Diar…). FREI 2017 will serve as an opportunity for the participants to get familiarized with the status and planned dynamics of projects under implementation.


01_mainThis year’s FREI will comprise a number of interesting sessions in the form of discussions, the subjects of which refer to the key issues of the real estate development. The introductory agenda includes the issues related to the new Law on Spatial Development and Construction of Structures, the role of the local administration in the development of institutions, the issues of managing the areas of special purpose…


01_mainInstead of the Miločer hotel „Maestral“ that used to be an area for the implementation of the recent festivals of real estates and investments, this year the hotel Avala Resort & Villas from Budva will, for the first time, host the participants of FREI. The stand-exhibition will be placed at around 400 m2 of the free space at the level of the reception hall, and the ex-catedra programs will be organized in the Congress and Glass conference room of the hotel.


01_mainA very interesting discussion took place at the final FREI panel dealing with sustainable strategic planning towards making good use of the potential of and preserving the resources on the Montenegrin coast. In addition to the participants from the region, Minister Gvozdenović also participated in the panel and responded to the questions regarding this highly relevant topic.


01_mainDirector of Ski Resorts of Serbia, DejanLjevnaić, participated in the Festival of Real Estate Investments in the “Success Stories” panel. Mr Ljevnaić talked about his experiences and problems in the management of and investment in mountain tourism. He also explained the trend and investment habits of international ski centres, as well as the results and plans of Ski Resorts of Serbia.


01_mainOnce more this year FREI served as the place in which world renowned expertsappeared as panellists, such as Ms Sonia Huerta, main consultant of the Spanish company THR and Mr Edward Jervis, regional sales director of the prestigious MIPIM festival of Cannes. The topic of the panel was: “Destination Management: Events as a Tourist Product”.


01_mainFREI Discourse attracted a lot of attention among the visitors of FREI. The participants of the discourse included the Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism, BranimirGvozdenović, the representatives of key investment projects, consulting companies and organisations in the real estate sector such as Savills, Colliers, American Chamber of Commerce, and the Montenegrin Foreign Investors Council. Visitors of FREI had the opportunity to hear about the different stages that the investment projects such as Porto Montenegro, Portonovi, Luštica Bay, Qatari Diar, and Montrose are going through.


01_mainThe Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović, visited the exhibition and talked to the representatives of the companies participating in the Festival of Real Estate Investments. The Prime Minister attended the welcome cocktail organised on the terrace of the “Maestral” Hotel.


01_mainThe company Azmont Investments (Portonovi) is this year’s Golden FREI partner.


01_mainThis year’s general sponsor of FREI 2016 is company Adriatic Properties.


01_mainCompany Horwath HTL, as the world’s largest consultant group specialized in hospitality industry, has accepted the invitation to be a “Special FREI Partner” this year as well, and thus contribute to the quality of the manifestation program. This form of partnership is one of the three exclusive sponsorship modalities of the manifestation (along with the “General Sponsor” and “Golden FREI Partner”).


01_mainThe seventh FREI is also going to be under high patronage of the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović. The Prime Minister confirmed that he is personally going to visit the Festival and deliver the keynote address.


01_mainGiven the intensity of the program, the Organiser has changed the initial program agenda. Thus, this year, an opening session and a special presentation invitation, provided by the Prime Minister Đukanović, will be held on the very first day in the afternoon, followed by a traditional welcome cocktail and entertainment program. The second festival day will be marked by presentation and discussion sessions. In the evening, a traditional “Friends Night” will be held.
On the third day, the plenary program will be resumed and it will end with a final afternoon session and presentation of awards. FREI exhibition will be active during all three festival days.


01_mainMinistry of Sustainable Development and Tourism is going to be in charge of the FREI program concept. In cooperation with the festival bodies, the Ministry is going to propose topics for panels and other discussion norms for this year’s FREI gathering. All the proposals submitted by other interested parties are going to be carefully considered.


01_mainIn accordance with the decision of the Program Committee, invitations for participation of companies in FREI 2016 were sent to the companies from the first selection round. The invited companies may elect one of the participation statuses (sponsorship/partnership, exclusive regular status), form of presentation (presentation, participation in exhibition…) and/or one of the promotional options. The application period lasts until April 9th.


01_mainBecause of unexpected obligations the new term of the visit and presentation of Prime Minister, Milo Djukanovic at FREI 2015 is Monday, 11 May from 18.00 – 18.40.


01_mainRegistration of companies for participation in the FREI 2015 is now open. As usual, companies show the greatest interest in participating in the “FREI exhibition”, which will be set up in the lobby and other available areas of the hotel “Maestral”. The application deadline for this form of participation is 4 April 2015.


01_mainThe company registration is now ongoing for the participation at FREI 2015. The most significant investors are expected to take part at the Festival this year including Atlas Group, Adriatic Marinas, Luštica Development, Azmont Investments, Northstar, as well as the architectural bureaus Studio Grad, CAU, Ing Invest and many other important investment and real-estate companies.


01_mainA renown European architect, Boris Podrecca confirmed his participation at the 6th FREI where he will give a lecture. This is another affirmation of the Festival’s status as an event gathering acclaimed experts.


01_mainVI FREI festival will be endorsed by Prime Minister of Montenegro, Mr. Milo Djukanovic, who will give a special thematic lecture.


01_mainAccording to the Organizationl Board decision, the 6th Festival of Real-Estate and Investments – FREI 2015 will take place at Hotel Maestral in Miločer (Budva) from May 11-14th, 2015. The official invitations and info materials will be sent accordingly. We hope that with your presence you will contribute to festival’s success, a manifestation which traditionally supports new ideas and projects in the area of investments and real-estate. Welcome!