WHAT’S ON THE AGENDA?

8 December 2021

Agenda 2021

TIME (GMT+7)
AGENDA
09:00 – 09:10 (GMT+7)

Opening Presentation

Emcee

09:10 – 09:15 (GMT+7)

Welcoming Remarks

Speaker:

  • Jules Kay, Managing Director, PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards & Events
SEGMENT 1: DATA LANDSCAPE
09:15 – 09:30 (GMT+7)

Chairperson’s Keynote:

Unleashing the power of data in real estate
Welcome keynote by the ARES 2021 chairperson

Chairperson:

  • Stephen Oehme, Value Management Specialist & Sustainability Advocate / Managing Director, Quantum Thailand Ltd
09:30 – 10:00 (GMT+7)

The Economist Keynote:

Asia’s recovery and reinvention
A look at the region’s macro-economic landscape in Asia in 2021 to see where we are now and where we are going as we gear up for an economic recovery and the reinvention of the business environment.

Speaker:

  • Dr. William Thomas, PhD, Director, South-East Asia, Economist Intelligence Corporate Network
10:00 – 10:30 (GMT+7)

International Keynote:

Becoming the voice of A.I.
How smart assistants changed smart living forever through the eyes of a preeminent voice actor

Speaker:

  • Susan Bennett, Voice Actress / Original Voice of Siri
10:30 – 10:45 (GMT+7)

Policy Keynote
Building resilient and inclusive cities through knowledge management and education to address urban challenges

Speaker:

  • Curtis S. Chin, Senior Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; former US Ambassador to Asian Development Bank
SEGMENT 2: ACCESSIBLE DATA
10:45 – 11:15 (GMT+7)

Fireside Chat:

A conversation between Milken Institute’s Curtis S. Chin and PropertyGuru’s director of strategy Mallika Gadepalli about sustainable housing solutions in Asia’s mega-cities post-pandemic

Speakers:

  • Curtis S. Chin, Senior Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; former US Ambassador to Asian Development Bank
  • Mallika Gadepalli, Director of Strategy, PropertyGuru Group
11:15 – 11:45 (GMT+7)

World Bank Keynote:

Building resilient and practical solutions
Improving transparency, accessibility, and standards of building and construction around the world through the International Finance Corporation/World Bank Group’s Building Resilience Index

Speaker:

  • Ommid Saberi, Senior Industry Specialist, Green Buildings, International Finance Corporation/World Bank – Building Resilience Index
11:45 – 12:00 (GMT+7)

GuruTalk:
How to promote greater transparency and market intelligence in the Asian property industry as we tackle issues of housing affordability, building safety and health, and smarter/inclusive cities

Speaker:

  • Hari V. Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, PropertyGuru Group
BREAK
12:15 – 12:30 (GMT+7)

Case Study:
The rise of micro-living (tiny houses, micro apartments, shared housing) and how smart modules and automation improve concepts and efficiency

Invited Speaker:

  • Bryce Langston, Creator, Living Big in a Tiny House
12:30 – 12:45 (GMT+7)

Expert Talk:

Urban governance in 2021 and beyond
An evaluation of progressive and pro-active approaches to governing an urban community with the potential to evolve into a smart city

Target Speaker:

  • TBA
12:45 – 13:15 (GMT+7)

Fireside Chat:

Ethical innovation for the people
A discussion on the ethics-first approach of start-ups in the real estate field and the standards they apply to their products, plus insights on responsible sustainable development in the region

Interviewer:

  • Tina Ryan, Former Radio Presenter and Podcast/Events Host

Invited Speaker:

  • Dustin Jefferson Onghanseng, Founder, uHoo
13:15 – 13:30 (GMT+7)

Tech Showcase:
Smart Parking Technology presented by IHI

Speaker:

  • Masaya Fujisawa, Associate Director, IHI
13:30 – 14:00 (GMT+7)

Case Study:

Vision of a data-driven smart city
The impact and use of data in smart cities and Internet of Things (IoT), the related privacy and ethics issues, and how meaningful data and blockchain can be properly adopted by cities and governments

Speaker:

  • Kohei Kurihara
    Co-Founder, Privacy by Design Lab
SEGMENT 3: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
14:00 – 14:30 (GMT+7)

Fireside Chat:

Women who lead and build
A conversation between Thailand’s award-winning landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom, and the Philippines’ Urban Land Institute chairperson, Jean de Castro, about the tools to better plan our cities and built environment

Speakers:

  • Kotchakorn Voraakhom, CEO and Founder, Pourous City Network / Chairwoman, Climate Change Working Group, International Federation of Landscape Architects, World (IFLA World)
  • Jean Jacqueline de Castro, CEO, ESCA Incorporated
14:30 – 15:00 (GMT+7)

Fireside Chat or Panel Discussion:

Smart cities in action
A look at how an Asian smart city can operate seamlessly with the cooperation and collaboration between local government and the private sector

Invited Moderator:

  • Angelo Tan, Country Lead for the Philippines, Climate Business, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

Target Speaker:

  • TBA (Speakers from Indonesia or Taiwan)
15:00 – 15:30 (GMT+7)

Case Study:

Conceptualising and building Kuala Lumpur’s The Exchange TRX at the Tun Razak Exchange and how its climate resilient and adaptable features fit the sustainability framework of Malaysia’s newest financial district

Speaker:

  • Yasmin Rasyid, Sustainability Director, Malaysia, Lendlease

15:30 – 16:00 (GMT+7)

Panel Discussion:

The Leaders Panel
Insights from regional industry leaders on sustainable development and advocating for ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) initiatives in the Asia Pacific property markets

Moderator:

  • Stephen Oehme, Value Management Specialist & Sustainability Advocate / Managing Director, Quantum Thailand Ltd

Speakers:

  • Ken Ip, Founder, Asia MarTech Society
  • Stuart Mendel, Managing Director & Country Head, Malaysia, Lendlease
SEGMENT 4: DATA INNOVATION
16:00 – 16:30 (GMT+7)

Panel Discussion:
Right on the money
The practical uses of fintech and tokenisation in Asian real estate and other revolutionary financing tools for the future

Invited Moderator:

  • Tim Culpan, Columnist, Bloomberg Opinion

Invited Speakers:

  • Mark Reid, General Manager, ScotPac Business Finance
  • Rani Kaur, Managing Director, Head of Strategy and Business Management for the Global South Asia and Middle East businesses, Bank of Singapore
16:30 – 17:00 (GMT+7)

Expert Talk:

The Age of 3D
A showcase of Project Rattan and the use of 3D-printed or prefabricated materials and how architectural R&D implement sustainable, technologically aided, and data-driven designs especially in the APAC markets, in consideration of the region’s topography, climate, and natural disasters

Speaker:

  • Patrick Keane, Founder, Enter Projects
17:00 – 17:30 (GMT+7)

PropertyGuru Tech Innovation Award 2021:
Presentation of competition Finalists and Winner

PropertyGuru Visionary of the Year Award 2021:
Presentation of the Award’s first-female recipient, Ms. Kotchakorn VoraakhomCEO and Founder, Pourous City Network / Chairwoman, Climate Change Working Group, International Federation of Landscape Architects, World (IFLA World)

Presenters:

  • Manav Kamboj, Chief Technology Officer, PropertyGuru Group
  • Jules Kay, Managing Director, PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards
17:30 – 18:00 (GMT+7)

Closing Remarks:
Parting message from the ARES 2021 chairperson and closing by the emcee

Emcee

Chairperson:

  • Stephen Oehme, Value Management Specialist & Sustainability Advocate / Managing Director, Quantum Thailand Ltd