GRI Light Industrial & Logistics Europe
GRI Light Industrial & Logistics Europe

GRI Light Industrial & Logistics Europe

November 2020
To Be Defined - Amsterdam

The most important Industrial & Logistics meeting in Europe

This is a get-together event of senior international and European real estate investors



The event will bring together the main decision-makers in the light industrial and logistics sector in a networking environment.



A unique opportunity and a private gathering on a senior, pan-European level. Join private equity, opportunistic and institutional investors together with pure play logistics operators, big box developers, asset owners as well as build-to-suit light industrial visionaries.



Meet leaders to prepare and invest for the fourth (light) industrial revolution.

2020 Themes
Finance & Investment
  • Pan-Euro Acquisition Strategies
  • Country Specific Entry Strategies
  • Debt & Equity
  • Logistics vs Light Industrial Yields - Competing or complementary?
  • Rent & Price Growth - Sustainable demand or forcing the cycle?
  • Investor’s - Do they understand the opportunities for Last Mile?
  • Core Logistics Yields - Cash on cash, tighter and tighter?
  • Developing Last Mile Core Assets - Location vs customer expectations
  • Operator - Investor Partnerships to Capitalise on Urban Logistics
Trends & Disruption
  • Urban Land Demand & Pricing
  • Sector Drivers - E-commerce, AI & on demand
  • ‘Amazon Effect’ - What’s the rental reality behind the hype?
  • Next Gen Issues - On demand millennials vs gen z greens?
Light Industrial
  • Build to Suit
  • Repurposing Warehousing For Retail & Last Mile Logistics
  • Funding Fulfillment Centres
  • Land-Banking For Spec -Is institutional backing creating mega growth opportunities?
“Real estate and technology are converging rapidly and tech advances are critical to successfully investing in, developing and operating real estate today. Our sector is undergoing a transformative change and a new phase of growth is just ahead, which is why GRI offers a nice setting in which to discuss and debate the current and future state of the industrial sector with competitors, customers, investors and advisors.”
Ben Bannatyne
Ben Bannatyne
Prologis Europe
Ben Bannatyne
Ben Bannatyne
PresidentPrologis Europe
Ben Bannatyne is president of Prologis Europe and chairman of the company’s European Management Executive Committee. He is responsible for Europe’s leading logistics real estate platform, which comprises 17 million square meters across 12 countries, as of 30 June 2019. Previously, Ben served as the company’s managing director and regional head for Central & Eastern Europe – a role which he held for more than seven years - with overall responsibility for the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Ben joined Prologis in 2008 from JLL where he was managing director for Central Europe. An accomplished leader, Ben brings significant real estate knowledge and expertise with more than 25 years’ experience.
"The first GRI Logistics event provided insightful discussions which highlighted the strong interest by both occupiers and investors in last mile logistics real estate."
Emmanuel Van der Stichele
Emmanuel Van der Stichele
Emmanuel Van der Stichele
Emmanuel Van der Stichele
Mr. Van der Stichele has more than 20 years of experience in real estate and finance. Prior to Mileway, Emmanuel worked at Goodman for nearly eight years as a member of the European management team and board member of the management company of the Goodman European Partnership. Previously, he was a London-based member of Credit Suisse’s (formerly DLJ) real estate private equity and debt financing groups. He has also worked for JP Morgan in several corporate finance roles in Brussels, New York and London.
Meet our exclusive format.
GRI has no speakers, no presentations.
Instead, you have a selection of closed-door discussions where everyone can participate.

Much like a conversation in your own living room, the dynamic environment allows you to engage with your peers in an informal and collegial setting.
Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty Stevens
Global Head Content, EU & USA Accounts
GRI Club Global
Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty Stevens
Global Head Content, EU & USA Accounts
GRI Club Global
12 years experience within conference production in infrastructure, tax, finance and real estate. Previously working with RICS for four years helping drive the global CPD rollout. I have been with GRI Club for over 4 years, from Sales Director, UK Markets Director, Content Director and now as Global Head of Content with Sales Specialty within our Europe and USA markets. Ask me about our European events,asset class specialisms and connecting wtih investors globally. BA Hons in Philosophy from Kings College London, hobbies include Rugby, Theatre Production and Time Out Tastemaker.

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