IUHF Congress Office

Klingelhoeferstrasse 4
10785 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 30 590091913
Fax: +49 30 590091917



Registration form (PDF)

Local host:

Preliminary Congress Program

List of Speakers (PDF) 

Sunday 25 June 2017

10:00 - 17:00
Registration of congress delegates and accompanying persons at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

15:00 - 18:00
Internal meetings of the IUHF

19:00 - 21:00
Welcome reception for congress delegates and accompanying persons at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Monday 26 June 2017

From 07:30

Registration of congress delegates and accompanying persons

Official opening of the Congress and
1st Session:
Regional developments in housing finance and the economy

Opening Speech: David Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, United States

Andreas J. Zehnder, President of the International Union for Housing Finance and Managing Director of the European Federation of Building Societies, Germany

Cas Coovadia, Member of the Board of the African Union for Housing Finance and Managing Director of the Banking Association South Africa, South Africa

Sebastian Fernandez, President of Uniapravi and Director at Infonavit, Mexico

Zaigham Mahmood Rizvi, Secretary General of the Asia Pacific Union for Housing Finance, Pakistan

10:30 - Coffee and tea break

2nd Session: The housing finance debate in the United States: an update

Alex J. Pollock, Distinguished Senior Fellow and financial systems studies director at the R Street Institute, United States

Mike Fratantoni, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the Mortgage Bankers Association, United States

Edward J. DeMarco, Senior Fellow at the Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute, United States

Rohit Gupta, President & Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Mortgage Insurance, Genworth, United States

President of GinnieMae, GinnieMae, United States (new GinnieMae President to be nominated in spring)

12:30 - Lunch break

3rd Session:
Global developments in housing and housing finance

Michael Lea, Principal of Cardiff Consulting Services, United States

Eugenio M. Cerutti, Assistant to the Director at the International Monetary Fund, United States

15:00 Coffee and break

4th Session:
Market integration, cross-border issuance and investment

Ane Arnth Jensen, Managing Director of the Association of Danish Mortgage Banks and Deputy CEO of Finance Denmark , Denmark

Cláudia Magalhães Eloy, Consultant at Magalhães Eloy Consultoria and lecturer at the University of São Paulo, Brazil

Richard Koss, Resident Scholar in the IMF's Research Department and the Director of the IMF's Global Housing Watch Initiative, United States

Evening event for congress delegates and accompanying persons at Decatur House at the invitation of the Mortgage Bankers Association

Tuesday 27 June 2017

5th Session: Savings schemes to finance housing

Sebastian Fernandez, President of Uniapravi and Director at Infonavit, Mexico

Dr. John C. Driscoll, Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, United States

and one other speaker

10:30 - Coffee and tea break

6th Session: International trends in the regulation of mortgage markets

Christian König, Head of Legal Affairs at the Association of Private Bausparkassen, Germany  

Masahiro Kobayashi, Director General, Research and Survey Department, and Director General for International Affairs, Corporate Strategy Department, Japan Housing Finance Agency 

Christopher Ahn, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, Global Mortgage Insurance at Genworth, United States

12:15 - Lunch break

7th Session: Tackling the housing affordability challenge

Andrew Heywood, independent consultant and editor of Housing Finance International (HFI), United Kingdom

Roland Igbinoba, Deputy President of the Mortgage Banking Association of Nigeria and CEO of the FHA Mortgage Bank, Nigeria

Simon Walley, Lead Financial Sector Specialist for Housing Finance at the World Bank, United Kingdom

Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Nigeria

Pedro Váldez Valderrama, Vice President for Business Development at Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal, Mexico

15:00 - Coffee and tea break

8th Session: Making mortgage finance work

Muhammad Ejaz, Chief Executive Officer at Arif Habib Dolmen REIT Management, Pakistan

Renu Sud Karnad, Managing Director of HDFC, India

José Shabot Cherem, Chairman of ION Financiera, Mexico

Closing Ceremony