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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
201
8 - 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.

 

For additional information about the MIPIM Asia Summit and programme, please
visit here.

For additional information about the media kit of the MIPIM Asia Summit, please click here.

To register as press, please contact MIPIM Asia local PR partner.

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Notes for editors

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.

www.reedexpo.com

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