09:00 – 09:15

Opening Remarks

09:15 – 09:30

Keynote –– Global Vision: a look at the rapid growth of the Asian property market

• Speaker –– Sylvester Wong, Vice President, Strategies and Development, AECOM

Welcome keynote on sustainable urban development, cross-border investments, global economy and market integration from 20-year industry veteran Sylvester Wong of AECOM, the honourary chairperson of this year’s PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit

09:30 – 10:00

Tech Keynote –– A new way to connect

• Speaker –– Lim Wee Chiang, Co-Founder, VOV and Exclusive Partner, tēmi

The tech keynote will focus on tēmi, the personal robot created by Yossi Wolf, its revolutionary AI and practical applications in our daily lives, plus insights on connected smart technology and a glimpse of our future offices and homes

10:00 – 10:30

Case Study –– Technology unbounded

• Speaker –– Dr. Gang Lu, Founder, TechNode.com / TechCrunch China

Dr. Gang Lu will talk about opportunities to make technology and information accessible in massive market like Mainland China and territories through his experiences with TechNode and his partnership with TechCrunch

10:30 – 10:45

Refuel & Reconnect: Coffee break

10:45 – 11:15

Keynote –– Humanising Design: smart and integrated solutions that people want

• Speaker –– Tim Kobe, Founder, Eight Inc

The creator of the original Apple Store concept, Tim Kobe will discuss universal design and strategic concepts, and the evolution of technologies in the world of architecture

11:15 – 11:45

Keynote –– Smart Cities 2019: A new way forward

• Speaker –– Charles Reed Anderson, Founder, CRA & Associates

There’s a lot of buzz around Smart Cities, but the question is – has the industry lived up to the hype? Charles Reed Anderson will examine the Smart City ecosystem to identify which markets, strategies, technologies & solutions are driving Smart Cities forward – and what to look out for in the coming 12 months.

11:45 – 12:15

Panel –– Tech Disruptors: solutions that are transforming the way we build, to the way we live

Sustainable consumer products for residential or commercial building use, reduction of carbon footprint in these buildings, and Southeast Asia’s growing mobile and data-driven economy that may potentially eclipse China’s

• Moderator –– Joelle Chan, Programme Director, Beca Singapore
• Prof. Jason Pomeroy, Founder, Pomeroy Studio and Pomeroy Academy
• Prof. Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Founder and Director, MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland / Director, Institute for Media Innovation, Visiting Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
• Stefan Rafael, Co-Founder & Head of Technology, One To One Displays

12:15 – 13:45

Munch & Mingle: Lunch & networking break

13:45 – 14:15

Panel –– 5G: Unleashing a new wave of connectivity

Discussion on the Internet of Things (IoT) advancements in Asia’s smart buildings and homes, the introduction and deployment of 5G technology around the world and how it will advance the creation of smart cities, the reliability of Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6-enabled devices and connected properties in the region

• Moderator –– David Nugent, Founder, SAMVADA
• Asnee Wipatawate, Head of Enterprise Product and International Service, AIS
• Dr. Jesada Sivaraks, Head of Government and Industry Relations, Ericsson (Thailand) Company Limited
• Lock Fan, Head of Venture Capital, TechNode

14:15 – 14:45

Panel –– How to tell a digital tale that will grip your audiences

Economic and digital marketing opportunities for real estate developers, sellers and marketers; data mining and analytics; best practices from the East and the West; real estate and drone photography; 3D virtual tours and AI; and use of online or social networking platforms

• Moderator –– Tom Mitchell, Founder & Director, Treacle
• Emma Felice, Content Creator, Tokidoki Traveller on YouTube
• Rebeka Morgan, Co-Founder and Director, BuildHer Collective
• Shailesh Goswami, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Foyr

14:45 – 15:15

Panel –– The “Sharing Economy” phenomena: how will it impact Asia’s major cities?

A discussion on the benefits and risks of Asia’s growing shared economy, co-working and co-living services, and their impact on personal finance, efficiency, security, and sociability of inhabitants

• Moderator –– Ben Hamley, Asia-Pacific Lead: Future of Work, JLL
• Archawat Chareonsilp, Chief Strategy Officer, HUBBA Thailand
• Catherine Ainsley, Global Head of Partnerships, Stasher
• Mario Berta, Chief Executive Officer, FlySpaces
• Mich Goh, Head of Public Policy, Southeast Asia, Airbnb
• Sigrid Zialcita, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA)

15:15 – 15:30

Refuel & Reconnect: Coffee break

15:30 – 16:00

Panel –– Disruptive tech in the hands of the youth

Discussion with experts and organisations that promote tech education, diversity in the tech sector, and creativity among young innovators

• Moderator –– Adam Dollner, Founder, HubLearn; Vice President, VR AR Association Bangkok Chapter
• Prof. Aileen O. Vicente, Project Leader, FireCheck, University of the Philippines Cebu
• Kribashini Hannon, Co-Founder and Director, BuildHer Collective
• Nick Myers, Chief Executive Officer, RedFox AI / Director of Marketing & Communications, EVO Transportation & Energy Services, Inc.
• Petra Bührer, Chairwoman, IBM Technical Expert Council

16:00 - 16:30

Panel –– Asia’s tech hubs: the next wave of business success

A discussion on the region’s emerging tech, data centre and logistics hubs, and how to use big data solutions to reassess real estate models and find proptech opportunities in the industry

• Moderator – Wendy McEwan, Head of Marketing and Communications, Asia Pacific, Knight Frank Asia Pacific
• Ivan Lam, Head of International Business, Charter Keck Cramer
• Leo Lo, Founder, Asia PropTech
• Dr. Nirmal De Silva, Founder & CEO, Paramount Realty
• Sylvester Wong, Vice President, Strategies and Development, AECOM

16:30 - 17:00

Keynote –– The Economist Update

• Speaker: Andrew Staples, Global Editorial Director, The Economist Corporate Network

Andrew Staples of The Economist gives an overview of the macro-level economic, socio-political trends in Asia Pacific, growth trends, the US-China trade war and the “Digital Iron Curtain” and its ramifications on the region’s data-driven economy

17:00 - 17:15

Closing Remarks

17:30 - 20:00

Clink & Connect: Relax with a chilled drink and conversation with your peers at The View bar of the Athenee Hotel, Bangkok

09:15 – 09:30

Opening Remarks

09:30 – 10:00

Innovation Keynote –– The Future of Digital Innovation

• Speaker –– Kim Rellinger, Head of Agency and Performance, Google Thailand

The advancements in technology – from voice recognition to computer vision, which are blurring the line between “offline” and “online” realms – to explore the future of helpful technology in an increasingly immersive world.

10:00 – 10:30

Panel Discussion – Cyber risks: Is smart tech safe?

Security challenges and reinforcements in consumer products, smart home appliances, wearables and industrial development.

• Moderator – Paul Asburn, Co-Managing Partner, BDO Thailand
• Anthony Chow, CEO and CO-Founder, igloohome
• Raj Kumar Gupta, Chief Technology Officer, VOV Group, and Exclusive Partner, temi

10:30 – 11:00

Interactive session – Visualising the next generation of real estate businesses

An interactive session and live demo of PropertyGuru Lens, FastKey, and Home Loan Pre-Approval from the region’s leading property technology company.

• Moderator – Pacharee Pantoomano, Co-Founder, BrandNow.Asia
• Jeff Ye, Chief Operating Officer, 58.com

• Manav Kamboj, CTO, PropertyGuru Group
• Sheldon Fernandez, General Manager, PropertyGuru FastKey
• Vivek Kumar, Director, Project Management, PropertyGuru Group

11:00 – 11:30

Panel Discussion – Leveraging fintech in Asian real estate markets

The impact of blockchain and automation on job creaion and/or retention in the property sector, and how fintech can improve transparency within

• Moderator: Philippa Allen, CEO, Compliance Asia
• Dr. Florian M. Spiegl, Co-Founder & COO, FinFabrik
• Mark Shmulevich, Chief Operating Officer, Taiger
• Paul D. Volodarsky, Senior Associate, DFDL Thailand and Vietnam

11:30 – 12:00

Awards Presentation – PropertyGuru Tech Innovation Award 20189

Proptech Visionary of the Year

Yossi Wolf, Founder and CEO, temi

12:00 – 12:15

Closing Remarks