WHAT’S ON THE AGENDA?

Opens 8 December 2021

Agenda 2021

TIME (GMT+7)
AGENDA FOR OPENING DAY (8 December 2021)
09:00 – 09:15 (GMT+7)

Opening Presentation & Welcome Remarks
Introduction of ARES 2021 emcee and themes, and welcome remarks by the organiser

Speakers:

 

SEGMENT 1: DATA LANDSCAPE
09:15 – 09:35 (GMT+7)

Chairperson’s Keynote:

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

Chairperson:

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

09:35 – 10:05 (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:

10:05 – 10:35 (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:

10:35 – 10:55 (GMT+7)

Policy Keynote

Asia’s urban adaptability
Building resilient and inclusive cities through knowledge management and education to address urban challenges

Speaker:

  • Curtis S. ChinSenior Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; former US Ambassador to Asian Development Bank

10:55 – 11:30 (GMT+7)

Fireside Chat:

Living in sustainable mega-cities
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. ChinSenior Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; former US Ambassador to Asian Development Bank
  • Mallika GadepalliDirector of Strategy, PropertyGuru Group

 

SEGMENT 2: ACCESSIBLE DATA
11:30 – 12:05 (GMT+7)

IFC 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 SaberiSenior Industry Specialist, Green Buildings, International Finance Corporation/World Bank – Building Resilience Index

12:05 – 12:15 (GMT+7)

GuruTalk:

Data-driven insights in real estate
How to establish and promote greater transparency and market intelligence in the Asian property industry as we tackle green and sustainable housing options, building safety and health, and smarter/inclusive cities

Speaker:

  • Hari V. KrishnanChief Executive Officer and Managing Director, PropertyGuru Group

12:15 – 13:05 (GMT+7)

Presentation:

Ethical innovations 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

Presenter:

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

Featuring:

  • Nick Myers, Founder and CEO, RedFox Ai
  • Finalists of the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit’s Tech Innovation Award 2021

 

13:05 – 13:30 (GMT+7)

Tech Showcase:
Smart Parking Technology presented by IHI

Speaker:

  • Masaya FujisawaAssociate Director, IHI Asia Pacific (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

13:30 – 13:50 (GMT+7)

Expert Talk:

House tour confessions
How to successfully engage audiences through YouTube private home tours using metrics, and upping the entertainment value

Speaker:

13:50 – 14:05 (GMT+7)

Expert Talk:

Digitisation to boost project quality and reputation
How technology has changed the way property developers engage with homeowners to build trust and transparency, and how general contractors can improve the quality of buildings

Speaker:

14:05 – 14:45 (GMT+7)

Talk Show:

Grounding future real estate influencers
The role of data-driven education in pivoting to a career in sustainability, for students and aspiring young leaders, toward a green, resilient, and inclusive property sector

Moderator:

  • Sam Oh, Host, The Narrow Door Podcast

Speaker:

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

 

14:45 – 15:20 (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:

SEGMENT 3: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
15:20 – 16:00 (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 VoraakhomCEO and Founder, Pourous City Network / Chairwoman, Climate Change Working Group, International Federation of Landscape Architects, World (IFLA World)
  • Jean Jacquelyn de CastroCEO, ESCA Incorporated

 

16:00 – 16:30 (GMT+7)

Tech Showcase:

Smart city in action
Showcase of Port City in Colombo

Speaker:

 

16:30 – 16:50 (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:

16:50 – 17:55 (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 OehmeValue Management Specialist & Sustainability Advocate / Managing Director, Quantum Thailand Ltd

Speakers:

       

SEGMENT 4: DATA INNOVATION
17:55 – 18:35 (GMT+7)

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

Moderator:

Speaker:

  • Rani KaurManaging Director, Head of Strategy and Business Management for the Global South Asia and Middle East businesses, Bank of Singapore

 

18:35 – 19:05 (GMT+7)

Design Keynote:

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:

19:05 – 19:25 (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, Kotchakorn VoraakhomCEO and Founder, Pourous City Network / Chairwoman, Climate Change Working Group, International Federation of Landscape Architects, World (IFLA World)

Presenters:

     

19:25 – 19:30 (GMT+7)

Closing Remarks:
Parting message from the ARES 2021 chairperson and emcee’s closing remarks

Speakers:

  • Kelly B. Jones, ARES 2021 emcee
  • Stephen OehmeValue Management Specialist & Sustainability Advocate / Managing Director, Quantum Thailand Ltd