32nd IUHF World Congress 2024

September 18 (11:30) – September 19 (17:00)

Humboldt Carré in Berlin, Germany

The 32nd IUHF World Congress brings together housing and housing finance experts, policy makers, regulators and other stakeholders to discuss the challenges and ways forward in the housing and housing finance sector. The event provides an excellent platform for the exchange of ideas and networking.

Draft agenda:

Wednesday, 18 September:

Opening session and welcoming remarks

  • Renu Sud Karnad, President IUHF, India
  • Mark Weinrich, Secretary General IUHF, Germany

Session 1: Regional developments in housing finance and the economy

  • Christian König, Managing Director European Federation of Building Societies, Germany
  • Jose Luis Ventura, President Uniapravi, Dominican Republic
  • Edward Seiler, Associate Vice President for housing economics Mortgage Bankers Association, United States of America
  • Zaigham Mahmood Rizvi, Secretary General Asia Pacific Union for Housing Finance, United States of America
  • Johnstone Kaila Oltetia, Director Arican Union for Housing Finance and CEO/MD Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company, Kenya

Session 2: Savings systems for housing

  • Grégoire Naacke, Directeur Observatoire de l’Epargne Européenne, France,
  • Ibragimova Lyazzat, CEO Otbasy Bank, Kazakhstan
  • Bénédicte Hinschberger, Project Manager urbaMonde; France
  • Mucahid Karabalik, Member of the Board Birevim, Turkey

Session 3: Housing vulnerable groups

  • Teija Ojankoski, CEO of Y-Säätiö, Finland
  • Sorcha Edwards, Secretary General Housing Europe, Belgium
  • Jorge Yarza, President REIT Investment Fund, Mexico

In the evening: Festive Dinner on the rooftop of the German parliament

Thursday, 19 September

Session 4: Natural disaster prevention, preparedness, and mitigation

  • Hiroyuki Shibatani, International Affairs Group Japan Housing Finance Agency, Japan
  • Roman Hohl, Senior Product Portfolio Manager Swiss Re, Switzerland
  • Bénédicte Hinschberger, Project Manager urbaMonde, France/ Sénégal
  • Laura Grelet, Miyamoto, Associate Principal, France

Session 5: Resolving the affordability and informal housing challenge

  • Gantulga Badamkhatan, CEO Mongolian Mortgage Corporation, Mongolia
  • Heliantopo, Director of Securitization and Financing SMF, Indonesia
  • Mudassir Khan, CEO Pakistan Mortgage Refinance Company, Pakistan
  • Ilimbek Bektenaliev, Member of the Board Elet Capital, Kyrgyzstan
  • Pablo López, Senior Executive and Housing Coordinator CAF, Argentina
  • Niels van den Berge, CFO and Co-Founder Easyhousing, the Netherlands

Session 6: Green housing and green mortgages

  • Luca Bertalot, Secretary General EMF-ECBC, Belgium
  • Maria Luisa M. Favila, Vice President of Securitization Group National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation, Philippines
  • Glen Jordan, CEO, and Marie-Odile Zanders, Director of Property Partnerships & Development, empowa, the Netherlands

Session 7: Security of mortgage lending and structures of mortgage funding

  • Tim Lassen, Member of the Management Board and Department Head Cover Assets, The German Pfandbrief Banks, Germany
  • Claudia Eloy, Consultant, Brazil

Closing remarks

The Venue

The Humboldt Carré, built in 1901 and celebrated as a masterpiece of architecture, is located in the heart of Berlin on Gendarmenmarkt. Thanks to its cosmopolitan charm, the historic and modern event location is now considered a hotspot among Berlin’s most beautiful event centers for conferences and corporate events and is regarded as one of the best event locations in Germany.

Address: Behrenstraße 42, 10117 Berlin


Due to the central location of the venue, there are many accommodation options available. The IUHF has made special arrangements with two hotels within walking distance of the venue. You can reserve rooms in these hotels using the following links:

Hilton Berlin: Book your room

Maritim Pro Arte: Book your room