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Real Estate Insights at MIPIM Asia 2011

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The 6th edition of MIPIM Asia, the world’s property market in Asia Pacific, will feature gold-standard conferences to help real estate professionals gain valuable industry insights and explore new business opportunities.

The event will be held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center from Nov 15 to 17, 2011.

The programme includes:
Keynotes outlook on the impact of macroeconomics on Asian real estate, Tracks on cutting-edge topics such as property investment in China and in emerging markets of South East Asia, sustainable urban development and retail in Asia.

Tuesday, Nov 15
Two keynote speakers will open MIPIM Asia’s official programme of conferences to discuss the best investment opportunities today and the major risks likely to affect real estate markets tomorrow.


Robert Ciemniak

Yiping Huang

Yiping Huang, Professor of Economics at the China Center for Economic Research of Peking University and the Crawford School of Economics and Government of Australian National University, distinguished himself with his careful study and prescient forecasts of the Chinese economy.

He will match his macro perspective with the research of Robert Ciemniak, who will bring a wealth of knowledge from the data collection and analysis platform he developed at Thomson Reuters as Global Head of Real Estate Markets.

MIPIM Asia’s conference programme will also address current issues, which are transforming the property market through industry segment topics and regional focuses, such as real estate in China on Tuesday, Nov 15.

Among other conferences, an expert-led panel will examine future real estate projects in the context of changing Chinese demography. Bromme H. Cole, Managing Director at Hampton Hoerter and Stanley Ching, Senior Managing Director at CITIC Capital Holdings Limited, both from Hong Kong SAR, will discuss how the emergence of massive middle class and a rapidly ageing population are placing increased pressure on infrastructure and strong demand in residential, leisure, retail and healthcare property developments.

Wednesday, Nov 16

  • Session tracks on sustainable urban development and retail, with case studies of strategies for growth in Asia.
  • Live connection with top-level professionals speaking at MAPIC, the international market for retail real estate taking place at the same time in Cannes, France.
  • Top brands from the luxury sector will present their main achievements in creating and developing projects over the world and more specifically in Asia.

Friday, Nov 18
Wrap-up session with Professor Ortalo-Magné and his team from the School of Business at HKUST as well as Yue Tang of Jun He Law Offices and Megan Walters from Jones Lang LaSalle.

The session aims at reading the vital signs of real estate in Asia Pacific: Are Asian investors who were optimistic a year ago still calling for more cross-border investments within the region? How about those who forecasted bursting bubbles?

Meet the Chairman session
Direct access to leading industry players with respect to their predictions for the region over the next 12 months. The speakers include Chun Ying Leung, Chairman Asia Pacific of DTZ in Hong Kong SAR.