Dear friends and colleagues,
ladies and gentlemen,
The International Union for Housing Finance celebrates its 100th anniversary on September 11-12 this year in Munich.
Founded 1914 in London, the International Union for Housing Finance has grown steadily and today has over 100 members in 45 countries all over the world. The growth in membership should be no surprise given the growing importance of housing finance and its impact on economic stability as well as prosperity.
Housing crises can drag down the global economy, as we have been painfully reminded during the last decade. Having an international platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences on housing finance is therefore today, more than ever, of great importance.
The International Union for Housing Finance has consistently offered this platform for a hundred years. If the Union did not already exist, we would need to invent it!
One hundred years of important work by the International Union for Housing Finance should of course be celebrated. In addition to these celebrations, this event will offer attendees many opportunities to get in contact with other experts in housing finance and a stimulating programme of high-level sessions, which you will find soon on this website.
We look forward to welcoming you to this jubilee event in Munich on September 11-12 2014.
And we also invite you to join us for an exciting excursion into the beautiful environs of Munich on September 13.
Andreas J. Zehnder Hartwig Hamm
President of the IUHF Secretary General of the IUHF