The PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit is the premier gathering of top-level business leaders and decision-makers to exchange Ideas, build partnerships, gain industry insights, and discover the best industry practices in Asia.
The year 2023 marks the ninth edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit, or ARES, the preferred space of Asia’s real estate industry leaders, innovators, and visionaries.
Featuring respected thought leaders and global experts, the Summit’s is fast paced, with keynote presentations, panel discussions, expert talks, exclusive demo presentations, covering the biggest issues driving real estate development, investment, and growth in Asia and across the world with particular focus on property technology and digital innovation. The event also features a networking lunch and breaks, and evening cocktails to close the event.
The summit was first conceptualised in 2015 as a high-level conference (then called Property Report Congress) that aims to ‘educate, innovate and inspire’, which continues today as Asia Real Estate Summit has become the thought leadership platform of PropertyGuru, Southeast Asia’s leading proptech company.
ARES began as a nine-city stop of the original Property Report Congress between 2015 and 2016 across Southeast Asia, followed by the three-city series of the Asia Real Estate Summit in 2017, the two-day Asia Real Estate Summit 2018 and 2019 in Bangkok, and the landmark virtual editions in 2020 and 2021, which introduced the Video-on-Demand post-event.
The Summit is held annually, during the exciting ‘PropertyGuru Week’ alongside the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, and attracting leading speakers, industry influencers and experts from all the sectors that shape Asian real estate to refresh thinking, reset agendas and connect with peers.
In 2022, the Summit returned to an in-person event that will also be streamed live, and later via Video-on-Demand via PropertyGuru’s virtual platform. The main theme is “Adaptive Reinvention” with sub-themes of sustainability, green finance and tech, climate tech, diversity and inclusivity, the new economy post-pandemic, and the launch of PropertyGuru for Business.
Over the years, ARES has been a champion of proptech, innovation, green building, climate action and sustainability, promoting collaborations and inspiration to delegates and showcasing the latest technologies and practices (conference), as well as emerging talents (Tech Innovation Award) that can help the sector move forward and build a better, stronger future.
ARES has also promoted the heart of ASEAN Economic Community, hosting the annual summit and welcoming delegates and top global leaders, including senior speakers and representatives from the ASEAN, International Finance Corporation/World Bank, The Economist, Milken Institute, Ikea, Airbnb, IBM, Microsoft, Google, and more.