History

1989
The Icelandic Society of Appraisers invited Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Tychsen, Neustadt/Holstein to give a lecture on „Valuation in Germany“. Uwe Tychsen was at that time local chairman of the expert association Verband der Bausachverständigen Deutschlands in the region Schleswig-Holstein und Hamburg.
1992
With support of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce another conference was carried out in Luebeck together with valuers from the Nordic Countries.
1993
The conference took place in Copenhagen.
1994
The conference took place in Helsinki.
1995
On the occasion of the next Conference in Stockholm the conference was named: THE NORDIC VALUATION CONFERENCE.
1996
Colleagues from eight countries met in Tallinn ( ekhy ). Main lecturer was the president of IVSC, Mr. North from Toronto.
1997
The Norwegian Associatoin of Valuers ( NTF ) invited to Oslo: The Nordic Valuation Conference 1997 took place the 4th.of October.
1998
Over 50 participants from eight countries gathered in Wismar for the conference, this time organised by the UNI Rostock and the VBD. Considering the Baltic Sea States being a geographical area with a very good foundation the name of the conference was changed into THE BALTIC (NORDIC) VALUATION CONFERENCE.
1999
The conference was held in Vilnius, being a great success again ( thanks to Lithuanian Association of Property Valuers )
2000
A lot of colleagues came to Turku to talk about “Current issues in Valuation” and “The use of indexes in Valuation” and enjoyed a conference very well organised by Olavi Hiekka and Hanna Raasaka.
2001
The BALTIC VALUATION CONFERENCE was held in Riga (Latvia). The issue: “Relationships between appraisers, banks and insurance companies” was lively discussed, and thanks to Vilis Zuromskisund Daiga Deruma the conference proved to be an important exchange of experience.
2002
After ten years the conference was back at Luebeck. In the Buergerschafts-Sitzungssaal in the historical townhall of the Queen of the Hanseatic league  sixty colleagues discussed the issue: Valuation of properties under preservation (historical monuments and landscape).
2003
In June the conference took place in Gdansk  and covered the issue “Valuation of sea-connected real-estate”. President Wacław Baranowski (The Polish Federation of Valuers’ Associations) and his successor Prof. Andrzej Hopfer offered a good programme and perfect hospitality.
2004
The Norwegian colleagues of NTF were host in the Grand Hotel, Karl Johans gate in Oslo. The president of NTF Erik Larsen opened the BVC 2004. Subject of the conference was the Norwegian valuation software “Key to Valuation”. The participants enjoyed a perfect arrangement, thanks to the Committee of the BVC 2004 (Are Aakerøe, Odd Hovde and Helge Jensen) with NTF-secretary Birgit Liodden.
2005
The Estonian Association of Appraisers (EKHY) invited the conference to the “Reval Hotel Olümpia” in Tallinn.
Tambet Tiits
, Head of the board of EKHY, opened the BVC 2005. Program of the conference: “Valuation and Property Market in Globalisation”.
The first speaker: Mrs. Tea Varrak, Deputy Finance Minister of Estonia.
150 Participants, thereof seventeen from abroad (10 countries) incl. Romania + guests from China followed this interesting conference. Thanks to Managing director Katrin Kolbre (EKHY).
2006
The Russian Society of Appraisers (RSA) was host in the “NOVOTEL”, the new-built Hotel in the city of St. Petersburg.
Igor Artemenkov, 1st vice president of the RSA , adressed the participants. Topic of the conference: “Current status of valuation profession in Europe”. Ca. 150 experts, thereof 23 from abroad (from 10 foreign states) incl. Ukraine und Bulgaria enjoyed another very good organisation, arranged by Veronica Maliguna (RSA).
2007
The Finnish Association for Authorised Real Estate Valuers was host in the Helsinki University of Technology (HUT) in Espoo/Helsinki.
Kauko Viitanen and Tuomo Heinonen adressed the participants. Topic of the conference: “Compulsary Purchase and Compensation”. In cooperation with the FIG Commission 9 came participants from all over the world. More than hundred experts, thereof 24 from Finland and the others from 36 different foreign states incl. China, Australia and New Zealand had the opportunity for cross-border discussions in a perfect arrangement.
2008
The Lithuanian Association of Property Valuers (LTVA) was host in Klaipeda and Palanga, Lithuania, in the University of Klaipeda. 80 participants came to follow the topic: Recreational & Leisure Property Valuation around the Baltic Sea. With visits of the Old Town of Klaipeda and Palanga Park, the Amber Museum in Palanga, an excursion to the Curanian Spit with the Lithuanian Sea Museum at Klaipeda (Kopgalis) fortress it was a very interesting meeting, thanks to Steponas Deveikis and Dalia Bagdanovičienė.
2009
The Association for Chartered Surveying, Property Evaluation and Transactions (ASPECT) was host in Visby on the island of Gotland, in the University of Gotland and this fantastic old Hansetown. 56 participants took part to talk about “The Financial Crisis” and “Environmental Damages – their Impact on the Property Markets”. A perfectly guided visit through the Old Town of Visby and an excursion to the construction site “Visborg” ,the biggest restauration project in Gotland ever, made this conference another highlight. Many thanks to Åke Ekwall his organizing committee.
2010
In the historical townhall of the hanseatic town of Rostock 52 participants  gathered. Responsible for coordination was the Association of Publicly Certified and Qualified Experts (BVS) with Bernhard Bischoff. Main topics of the conference were: “Changes in rural and urban areas and their impact on valuation – demographic changes and moving of population: their influence on the property market, planning laws and rural and urban development” plus “Qualification and certification of valuers – securing high quality of experts”. You can find some lectures from the BVC2010 here, and some reports Report Ina Viebrok-Hörmann , Report P-O Skoog , Report Tino Koch.
2011
The BALTIC VALUATION CONFERENCE was again held in Riga (Latvia).
The issues: “Mass valuation and cooperation with individual valuers” and ” Existing Mutual recognition of valuers’ qualification” Thanks to Vilis Zuromskis and his board for a lively and interesting organisation.
2012
The Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Kiel was where 20 participants met for the 2012-BVC. Responsible for coordination were Ari Laitala and Ina Viebrok-Hörmann. Presentations from: Ari Laitala, Örn Ingvarsson, Vivita Baumane, Markku Airaksinen, Harry Viebrok and Bernhard Bischoff. Main topics of the conference were: “Valuation of buildings of the 1970es (or 1960es) – between demolition and monument preservation” plus “Excisting and emerging challenges in the field of real estate valuation – practical and theoretical approaches”.
2013
The Icelandic Society of Appraisers and Registers Iceland had invited to meet in Reykjavik. Main topics of the conference were: “The income capitalization approach to market value”, “Accessibility of real estate data” plus “Location valuation and time – existing and emerging challenges”. More than 80 colleagues from Iceland and abroad followed the invitation and enjoyed a conference perfectly organized by Örn Ingvarsson and his team as well as interesting information and discussions.
2014
The Finnish Association for Real Estate Valuation was host again and held the conference in Espoo. Dr. Juhana Hiironen and Ari Laitala and their team made the conference interesting and informative again by choosing up-to-date topics like “Software and Web-based Services” and “Accuracy and Unaccuracy in Real Estate Valuation”. As usually the conference was completed by an excursion and time for face-to-face contacts.
2015
The Estonian Association of Appraisers hosted the 25th Baltic Valuation Conference and celebrated its 20th anniversary at the same time. The organisation team around the new and previous chairmen Andres Teder and Tambet Tiits, Monica Meldo and Tiia Redi arranged an interesting and informative meeting and a great event. Topics like “Properties in public ownership”, “Valuation of business assets including tangible and intangible assets, goodwill and trademark” and “Investment properties and sale and lease valuation” set a focus on nowadays valuation tasks. Participants from the US, Romania and Bulgaria prove that the conference has become a kind of brand itself. As usually the conference was completed by an excursion and time for face-to-face contacts.
2016
The University of Gdansk, the Pomerican Association of Appraisers in Gdansk and the Polish Federation of Valuers’ Associations in Warsaw organised the 26th Baltic Valuation Conference in the old hanse town of Gdansk. The organisation team (Mirosław Szreder, Krystyna Dziworska and her team (Dariusz Trojanowski, Małgorzata Rymarzak and Krzysztof Szczepaniak) from the University of Gdansk, Halina Jakulska and Mirosława Czaplińska from the Pomeranian Association of Appraisers in Gdansk and Marek Wiśniewski and Krzysztof Grzesik from the Polish Federation of Valuers’ Associations and their team) had prepared an interesting and informative meeting and a great event. The main topic of the conference was the market value which was discussed from various points of view. Another topic was the influence of sustainability and energy efficiency. Again there were several participants from countries not situated on the Baltic Sea (all in all colleagues from 13 countries took part), an important hint that this conference is regarded worth a visit. As usually the conference was completed by an elaborate dinner and an excursion with time for face-to-face contacts.
2017
The Norwegian Association of Experts (Norges Takserings Forbund) organised the 27th Baltic Valuation Conference in the Norwegian capital Oslo as part of the 60th anniversary of the association.