Thijs Stoffer is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations since 2008.
has been active in the real estate industry, international horticulture and direct marketing.
He worked for NVM, the Dutch professional real estate association for many years, managing its strategic communications and (international) business relations and alliances and, as its COO, setting up different business activities of the association such as the launch of a mortgage franchise for its affiliates, which is still successfully operation to date.
As a pioneer in the development of the professional bodies in the European Union
for brokerage, valuation and property management, NVM
'lent' him out to help shape these organizations from the beginning.
commitment to the industry has stayed with him, while successfully developing his
own business as a managing director and owner of a consultancy firm in Europe working on numerous international information technology, eCommerce and web-based projects and assignments in the real estate industry, telecommunications and other sectors.
Thijs worked as consultant to ICREA since 2005 before becoming its CEO in 2008.
Before ICREA, Thijs Stoffer has gained an extensive international experience in US and European business development and strategic consulting and was successful in working with numerous US and European based companies and organizations establishing business in other countries.
has a wide ranged network and speaks multiple languages.
He worked as director marketing in the Dutch and international horticulture auction industry for a number of years, shaping the transitions from traditional transaction based market systems in a multibillion dollar business, to automated and web-based technologies facilitating export- and import of horticultural products and services around the world.
As manager business development, Thijs Stoffer worked for the Dutch subsidiary of a US corporation selling business information systems and direct marketing services.
was educated in strategic communications, political science and international relations.
lives in Switzerland with his
wife and two daughters.
Graduated from Shandong University
with Bachelor Degree majoring Chinese Literature, Guozhen Shi is the Director and Editor in chief of "China Housing - China Building Newspaper", the largest official real estate publications in China, since 2010.
She is also the Deputy Director of China Civil Engineering Society Steering Committee and Vice Dean of China Centuries Building Research Institute, and holds other titles.
Shi's past experience included working at the Tianjin Municipal Office of Finance and Trade Research at the former Ministry of Construction, the Pilot Urban Residential District Office.
In 1999, she founded "China Housing Market - China Construction News" and served as Editor-in-chief of "China Real Estate Market" from 2007 to 2009.
Since 1999, Shi led a team to plan, organize and successfully hosted eleven residential model promoting events of "Innovative Storm • China Housing
pioneered the process of involving the media, to promote the progress of China's residential planning and design, which has a profound impact on Chinese real estate industry.
successfully held China's first "Responsibility Real Estate -- the TOP 100 Promoting Activities" and first Affordable Housing Design Competition" in 2011.