Headline speakers announced for MIPIM Asia 2018
Leading real estate heads to gather for APAC’s leading property summit
HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 23 November 2018 – Property magnates, investment experts and tech gurus are among the raft of top talents who will appear as guest speakers at MIPIM Asia 2018, the industry leading property summit returning to Hong Kong on November 27-28.
More than 90 leading speakers will address the 1,000-strong audience over the course of a packed two-day conference programme, which includes 30 sessions spread across six stages, united by the theme “Invest in a Better Tomorrow“.
Among the headline-grabbing keynote speakers are celebrated China expert Jonathan Woetzel — a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company best known as co-author of numerous influential books including Operation China: From Strategy to Execution — who will inaugurate MIPIM Asia 2018 with a speech at Tuesday November 27’s Opening Ceremony.
The programme includes a key representative from tech giant Google, whose Geospatial Technologist Ed Parsons will lead a keynote session, as will TripAdvisor‘s Head of Destination Marketing APAC, Sarah Mathews.
Regional heavyweights set to take the spotlight include Dr Lo Wing Yan William, chairman of Hong Kong-based marketing agency Captcha Media and executive director of China’s largest toy retailer, The Kidsland Group.
Meanwhile renowned Hong Kong property tycoon Ronnie C Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties, will weigh in on the escalating trade tensions with a keynote session entitled “The China Growth Story — How Will it Be Impacted by the US-China Trade War?”.
Other hard-hitting topics up for discussion include the prospects for post-Brexit Britain at panel discussion session entitled “Invest in the UK: Still Great Tomorrow?”, led by Sir Edward Lister, a senior advisor at the UK’s Department of International Trade and Chairman of Homes England, and Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham City Council.
All talks and seminars will take place at MIPIM Asia’s conference venue, the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, where more than 900 delegates from across the region are expected to gather for what is recognised as APAC’s premier property conference and networking summit.
Among the most popular sessions is likely to be the annual “Meet the Chairmen” seminar, which will open day two by welcoming the insights of industry leaders including Gaw Capital Partners President and Managing Principle Kenneth Gaw, Link Asset Management Limited CEO Georges Hongchoy, Satterley Property Group founder and CEO Nigel Satterley AM and KPMG Global Chair of Real Estate and Construction Andrew Weir, who will each share their hardened insights on the future of the regional property market.
Away from the Grand Ballroom’s keynote speeches, the Investment series will offer focused insights addressing regional trends, strategies and opportunities, as well looking to the future with sessions including “Building Liveable Cities for Tomorrow”, “Housing Trends for the Future” and “Flexible Workspaces: Revolution of the Office Market”.
Taking place concurrently to MIPIM Asia will be the first MIPIM Proptech Asia, a standalone one-day programme of talks, spread across two stages and gathering leading speakers from the burgeoning property technology industry.
At the hotly anticipated opening panel talk “Proptech: On the Road for a Bright Future”, Google‘s Ed Parsons will be joined by Microsoft’s IoT Ecosystem Lead for Asia Wincy Chan and JLL Spark’s APAC Lead Anuj Nangpal.
Building on the success of the recent MIPIM Proptech New York and MIPIM Proptech Europe events, MIPIM Proptech Asia will also include rounds of the regional MIPIM Start-Up Competition.
Also taking place at MIPIM for the first time is the all-new Retail Forum Powered by MAPIC, a carefully curated series of sessions focused on opportunities and tactics for approaching the retail property sector, with a programme of timely talks including “Culture and Leisure as a New Traffic Driver” and “Diversifying the Offer with Food and Beverage”. Already an established concept, the series was previously hosted in Shanghai and titled MAPIC China Summit.
MIPIM Asia will climax on November 28 with the closing night prize-giving ceremony of the glitzy 12th MIPIM Asia Awards — widely known as the “Oscars of the Asian real estate world” — recognising the 30 most technically impressive, inventive and publically enriching planned or completed property developments from across the APAC region.
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About MIPIM Asia Summit
MIPIM Asia Summit is the annual property leaders’ summit in Asia Pacific organised by Reed MIDEM, is widely seen as a “must-attend” event for leading industry professionals. It features expert-led conference sessions, premium networking accelerators and an exclusive awards gala dinner over a two-day period. Distinguished speakers, senior executives, high-level business professionals and industry experts from around the world will discuss the latest developments and prevailing trends in the property and retail industry. MIPIM — the world’s property market is the leading and largest global property event. The four day event takes place annually in Cannes every March. 26,000 delegates attended in 2018 with 5,400 investors, and 100 different countries being represented.
About Reed MIDEM:
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM UK in London, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong and MIPIM PropTech NYC in New York and MIPIM PropTech Europe in Paris for the real estate industry; MAPIC in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy in Milan, MAPIC India in Mumbai and MAPIC Food in Milan for the retail real estate sector. www.reedmidem.com
About Reed Exhibitions:
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 30 countries. In 2017 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.