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UEPC appoints Newgate Communications for Public Affairs and Secretariat support

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UEPC appoints Newgate Communications for Public Affairs and Secretariat support

The European Union of Developers and House Builders (UEPC) has appointed the Brussels office of Newgate Communications to provide EU public affairs, lobbying and secretariat support as of January 2013.

Filiep Loosveldt, Managing Director of UEPC, commented:
"Real estate development in different EU countries is more and more governed by European regulation. This will continue to be so in the future, due to global economic and financial crisis, EU budget restraints and economic governance, supra-regional environmental challenges (such as the impact of climate change,  resource scarcity) and last but not least, the need for affordable housing, especially in the fast growing regions, due to demographic changes and cross-border and interregional migrations.
UEPC adopted its roadmap towards affordable housing policies in the EU in Stockholm in 2012. If UEPC wants to remain a key actor at EU level, the logical step is further professionalisation. I believe UEPC took a very important strategic decision in appointing Newgate Brussels in order to implement its vision, set out in the roadmap, to provide professional help for its members and to negotiate and cooperate with different EU institutions and other relevant federation partners active within the European Housing Forum (EHF) and European Construction Forum (ECF)."

Samantha Seewoosurrun, Managing Director of Newgate Brussels, said:
“We are delighted to be working with UEPC. Developers and house builders represent, directly or indirectly, 10% of gross national product and employment in Europe. It is vital that their voice is heard in key policy debates on sustainability, land use and taxation, amongst others.”

Simon Nayyar, Managing Director, Public Affairs, Newgate Communications in London, commented:
“We are delighted that our Brussels office has won such a prestigious account as UEPC. Under Samantha’s stewardship, we expect to expand and reinforce our Brussels offering significantly over the months to come.”

The new team supporting UEPC will be composed of Samantha Seewoosurrun (Managing Director), Claudia La Donna (Associate Director) and Lise Schwimmer (Consultant).


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