27th IUHF World Congress Programme

Location: South Africa

Day One – Monday, 29 September 2008

Opening Ceremony

08:00-14:00 Registration ( Boabab Foyer )

14:00-14:30 Opening and Welcome - President of IUHF ( Room - Boabab A)

14:30-15:30 Housing in South Africa - Minister of Housing SA ( Room - Boabab A )

15:30-16:00 Tea Break

16:00-17:00 The impact of housing on economies world markets and populations - in the developed and developing worlds

19:00-22:00 Dinner - Hall of Tressures (Sun City Entertainment Centre)

 

Day Two – Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Session 1 - Plenary 1

08:30-10:00 Dynamics in the Mortgage Market - Regional Overview ( Room - Boabab A )

Speakers:

Annik Lambert (Europe) - Secretary General: European Mortgage Federation.

Alex Pollock (USA) - Resident Fellow: American Enterprise Institute

Gerardo Flores (S America) - Chief Operating Officer: HiTo (Mexico)

Renu. S. Karnad (Asia) - Executive Director : Housing Development Finance corporation Ltd (India)

Asare Akkufo (Africa) - Chief Executive Office : HFC Bank (Ghana)

10:00-10:30 Tea Break

10:30-11:30 Group Breakaways

11:30-12:00 Report Back

12:00-13:45 Lunch

 

Session 2 - Plenary 2

08:30-10:00 Government Policies for Sustainable Mixed Use and Mixed Tenure Housing ( Room - Boabab B )

  • Rental Housing
  • Tax credits
  • Vouchers /subsidies
  • Local government funding

Affordable homeownership - Rental

  • Planning /zoning for low income households
  • Subsidies
  • Fixed rate funding

Speakers:

Pierre Venter-Head: Low-income Housing - The Banking Association SA

Dan Smit - Special Advisor: Minister of Housing SA

Kecia Rust - Consultant

10:00-10:30 Tea Break

10:30-11:30 Group Breakaways

11:30-12:00 Report Back

12:00-13:45 Lunch

 

Session 3 - Plenary 1

14:30-15:30 Demand-Side Stimuli in Housing Finance ( Room - Boabab A )

  • Micro-lending
  • Underwriting borrowers
  • Servicing/collections
  • Alternative collateral

Speakers:

Michael Ossege - Managing Director : Boafo Microfinance Services Ltd

Eugen Doce - Housing Team: Frankfurt School of finance and Management

15:30-16:00 Group Breakaways

16:00 Report Back

16:30 Game Drive

19:00 Boma Dinner

 

Session 4 - Plenary 2

14:30-15:30 Raising of Capital for Affordable Housing ( Room - Boabab B )

Speakers:

Soula Proxenos - Managing Director : International Housing Solutions (UK and SA)

Friedemann Roy - Programme Manager : International Finance Corporation ( Johannesburg Office)

15:30-16:00 Group Breakaways

16:00 Report Back

16:30 Game Drive

19:00 Boma Dinner

 

Day Three – Wednesday, 01 October 2008

Session 5 - Plenary 1

08:30-10:00 The Collapse of the Housing Bubble ( Room - Boabab A )

  • What to do in the short-term
  • Structural reforms

Speakers:

Bert Ely - Ely & Co ( Expert on monetary policy and regulation of financial and banking services)

Loïc Chiquier - Team Manager of Housing Finance and Private Sector Development : World Bank

Andre Asselin - Executive Director: Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation

Dave A Smith - President of Recapitalization Advisors Inc

10:00-10:30 Tea Break

10:30-11:30 Group Breakaways

11:30-12:00 Report Back

12:00-13:45 Lunch

 

Session 6 - Plenary 2

08:30-10:00 Primary Market - Lessons Learnt ( Room - Boabab A )

Products of affordable market

  • Origination
  • Underwriting
  • Servicing
  • Customer retention

Speakers:

Annik Lambert - Secretary General: European Mortgage Federation

Gerardo Flores - Chief Operating Officer: HiTo ( Mexico)

10:00-10:30 Tea Break

10:30-11:30 Group Breakaways

11:30-12:00 Report Back

12:00-13:45 Lunch

13:30-14:00 Summary and way forward

14:00-15:00 Closing Address - President of RSA ( Room - Boabab A )

15:00-15:30 Closure and Meeting of the Council of all IUHF Members

20:00 Shebeen Dinner

 

Day Four – Thursday, 02 October 2008

Day of Leisure

8:00 Day of Leisure

12:00 Lunch

19:00 Dinner - Royal Ballroom