08.00 - 09.00

Registration, morning refreshment and sponsor exhibits

09.00 - 09.05

Opening remarks

09.05 - 09.15

Keynote address: Thailand real estate market outlook

Speaker: Bhuthong Thongyai, Director of Entrepreneur Development, Department of Business Development, Ministry of Commerce

09.15 - 10.00

Asia Pacific Real Estate since the Recession and 2020 Outlook

Speaker: Andrew Gulbrandson, Head of Research and Consulting, JLL Thailand

10.00 - 10.30

The future of mixed use design

As Asian cities become more compact, giving rise to mixed use development typology, our cities are bring reshaped in the ways we live, work and play. The demand for real time efficiency has never been more important, with technology revolutionising our built environment. The future of design lies in this paradign shift, transitioning seamlessly between hard and soft-ware for unpararelled intergration.

Speaker: Nicholas Ho, Managing Director, hpa (Ho & Partners Architects)

10.30 - 11.00

Networking break

11.00 - 11.15

Why does Thai hospitality keep blooming in a market downturn?

While Thailand may be experiencing an economic downturn, there seems to be no stopping the tourism industry. So much so, that even previously seasonal destinations are now seeing an emergence of travelers. Thailand hospitality expert Bill Barnett explores the steady growth of traffic, and how the real estate industry can maximize their advantage.

Speaker: Bill Barnett, Founder and Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks

11.15 - 12.00

Reaching the right foreign investors

How can Thailand’s developers get themselves in front of the best buyers? This panel discussion aims to arm developers with the best tactics for courting interest from affluent foreign investors – particularly those from Singapore and China, building relationships with agencies that will deliver you the most business and understanding and attending to the needs of these markets.

Jessica Cheng, CEO, Lion King agency
David George, Director, Business Space/Valuation/ Research & Consulting, Edmund Tie & Company (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Paul Ashburn, Co-Managing Partner, BDO Thailand

Moderator: Winston Lee, ‎Regional Head of New Projects, PropertyGuru Group

12.00 - 13.15

Networking Lunch, Level 2

13.15 - 13.45

The rise of the new property technology 

Seriel entreprener Amarit (Aim) gives a short talk on the rise of property technology, and trends in the tech and innovation space in Thailand and SE Asia.

Speaker: Amarit Charoenphan, CEO & Cofounder,  Hubba Co-working Space and Techsauce.co

13.45 - 14.30

Thailand’s 4.0 economic policy – why technology and innovation needs to be the core of your business.

While the property world has traditionally followed a model based on what has worked in the past, companies can no longer afford to rely on past victories to secure their future. New technologies can steamroll even established brands completely flat – look at the way the iPhone killed not only it’s direct competition Nokia, but also world-famous photography company Kodak.
In the same way, property technology, or ‘PropTech’ is about to vastly change the real estate world – and developers who fail to embrace this are risking a potentially catastrophic setback. Indeed, firms such as Ananda and Sansiri have revolutionized their business model by behaving more like a tech company than a property company – and the exponential growth they have experienced speaks for itself.

At a national level, the governments digital economy policy, ‘Thailand 4.0’ aims to transform the economy by focusing on innovative tech products rather than traditional commodities, and changing all activities from being industry-driven to being powered by technology, innovation, and creativity.

Our panelists, a mix of real estate forward-thinkers, PropTech experts and government leaders, will aim to drill down on the strategies for innovation which will bring Thai real estate companies to the top of their game, strengthen Thailand’s economic foundation as well as its connection to world markets. 

Wisanu Tuntawiroon, Advisor, The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication commision (NBTC)
Dr. John Leslie Millar, Chief Strategic Development Officer, -Ananda Development
Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, ,Executive Director of National Innovation Agency of Thailand – ‎National Innovation Agency

Moderator: Lewis Ng, Chief Business Officer

14.30 - 14.45

Branded residences: a trend redefining luxury property

More and more, global companies are lending their names to endorse various residential developments. This trend is taking off in a big way – and it’s little surprise. In an increasingly competitive world, consumers look to brand names they trust.
In this short session, Anthony McDonald, CEO of Bespoke Hotel Management Asia will share a case study of how he has successfully helped his clients brand their properties, increasing unit sales price by as much as 20 percent.

Speaker: Anthony McDonald, CEO, Bespoke Hotel Management Asia

14.45 - 15.15

Lucrative locations: which areas in Thailand are up and coming?

Location, location, location – these are the three most important things in real estate, as the saying goes.

Many areas outside Bangkok are showing signs of healthy growth – and should be on every developers watch list. Chiang Mai’s popularity as a tourist hotspot, for example, has led to it being named in foreign media as one of the most attractive real-estate investment destinations in ASEAN.

In this session you will be privy to data regarding the most searched locations in Thailand from prospective buyers, and which sectors and markets offer the best prospects for developers.

Frank Khan, Executive Director, Head of Residential, Knight Frank Thailand
Kittipol Pramoj Na Ayudhya, Managing Director of Sammakorn Public Company Limited

Moderator: Liam Aran Barnes, Editor-In-Chief, Head of Publishing, Property Report, PropertyGuru

15.15 - 15.30

Networking break

15.30 - 16.00

Innovative financing in real estate development

Keynote speaker: Korn Jatickawanich, Former Finance minister and current Chairman of Thai Fintect Association

16.00 - 16.30

Fireside chat: how to build an icon of the skyline?

Meet the architect behind many of Asia’s most exciting recent developments, including Lotte World Tower in Seoul – a LEED cetified, mixed-use mega-skyscraper – the fifth tallest building in the world. What particular challenges and rewards come hand in hand with such an ambitious project? Where does his inspiration come from? How does he keep the consumer in mind when masterminding a project? What are the latest trends in architecture and design that developers should be aware of?

Speaker: Scott Duncan, Design partner, SOM – SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP
Moderator: Liam Aran Barnes, Editor-In-Chief, Head of Publishing, Property Report, PropertyGuru

16.30 - 17.00

Meet the leader’s: 10 years vision in real estate

Leaders will share their insightful vision in Real Estate Business, strategic – challenge, practice stories and the secret to becoming successful in your real estate career.

Micah Tamthai, Vice President of Real Estate, Minor International
Dr. Suriya Poolvoralaks, Managing Director, Major Development

Moderator: Clayton Wade, Managing Director of Thailand’s Premier Homes Real Estate


Closing remarks


Cocktail reception at The Glaz bar, lobby level