WHAT’S ON THE AGENDA?

3 December 2020

AGENDA

Time (GMT+7)
Sessions (Main Stage)
09:00 – 09:10 (GMT+7)

Opening Presentation

09:10 – 09:15 (GMT+7)

Welcome Remarks:
Brief remarks from PropertyGuru and our 5-year sustainability plan of Asia Property Awards and Asia Real Estate Summit

Speaker:
• Jules Kay, Managing Director, PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards & Events

09:15 – 09:30 (GMT+7)

Chairperson’s Keynote:
The four pillars of sustainability in the Asian real estate sector
Welcome keynote on sustainable urban development, cross-border investments, global economy and market integration

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

09:30 - 10:00 (GMT+7)

The Economist Keynote:
The new economy
A macro outlook of the global economy in the wake of the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic, and the current affairs issues affecting our future

Speaker:
• Dr. Simon Baptist, Global Chief Economist / Managing Director Asia, The Economist Intelligence Unit

10:10 - 10:30 (GMT+7)

Finance Keynote:
Green finance and green buildings
IFC’s global sustainability framework, and the development of EDGE and APEXCities

Speaker:
• Prashant Kapoor, Chief Industry Specialist – Green Buildings and Climate-Smart Cities, World Bank Group (IFC)

10:30 -10:50 (GMT+7)

Policy Keynote:
Constructing digital solutions
Looking at Taiwan’s digital transformation and leadership in collaborative governance, sustainable infrastructure and open innovation

Speaker:
• Audrey Tang, Digital Minister, Taiwan

11:00 - 11:25 (GMT+7)

Case Study:
Humanitarian tech from a climate hero
How Liter of Light has become a shining light around the world in developing countries and affordable homes

Speaker:
• Illac Diaz, Founder, Liter of Light Foundation

11:30 - 11:50 (GMT+7)

Expert Talk:
Creating value in commercial real estate
Digitalisation, how to drive change, and sustainability

Speaker:
• Wilma Gerber, Chief Operating Officer, Project & Development Services, JLL Asia Pacific

12:00 -12:30 (GMT+7)

International Keynote:
Innovation in today’s ecosystem
A renowned storyteller will discuss innovations that may impact today’s proptech and tech sectors, as well as the humans/communities that work in those industries, as well as speak on the importance of storytelling in the age of smart homes, robotics and AI assistants

Speaker:
• Miri Rodriguez, Head of Global Internship Programme, Microsoft

12:30 - 12:45 (GMT+7)

GuruTalk:
Homes of the future
Sustainable urban living in Asian megacities of tomorrow

Speaker:
• Hari V. Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, PropertyGuru Group

12:45 - 13:00 (GMT+7)

Showcase:
Smart building solutions
Hitachi’s smart building solutions and innovations

13:00 - 13:25 (GMT+7)

Case Study:
Green building adoption in developing countries
Using technology to democratise green buildings and advance the adoption of green certifications in developing countries

Speaker:
• Angelo Tan, Green Building Country Lead, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

13:25 - 13:50 (GMT+7)

Sustainability Keynote:
Learn about IKEA’s integrated sustainable initiatives and zero carbon efforts that offer practical and sustainable solutions to help in fighting waste pollution and climate change around the world

Speaker:
• Lars Svensson, Sustainability & Communication Director, IKEA Southeast Asia

13:50 - 14:30 (GMT+7)

Panel Discussion:
Rebuilding the world responsibly
A new way to build using construction technology, innovations like 3D printing and solar panel tech, sustainable infrastructure, smart air monitoring systems, and how companies can commit to ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) initiatives

Speakers:
• Moderator: Armelle Le Bihan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Consulting & Engineering
• Hasan Basri Tosun, Co-Founder, Sensgreen
• Nicola Crosta, Co-Founder, Baan Dek Foundation / Founder, Impact46

14:30 - 14:55 (GMT+7)

Case Study:
Engineering your future
Advancing the use of engineered bamboo lumber as the primary material in construction, the practical case uses and benefits of using this material especially in the Asia Pacific region, and RIZOME’s carbon sequestration goals to build a more sustainable and responsible future

Speaker:
• Troy Carter, Co-Founder, Rizome

14:55 - 15:30 (GMT+7)

Tech Keynote:
The Big Switch
Using technology and meaningful data to improve efficiency and reduce our buildings’ carbon footprint

Speaker:
• Deb Noller, Chief Executive Officer, Switch Automation

15:30 - 16:00 (GMT+7)

Innovation Keynote:
Accelerating the adoption of air-to-water tech
A review of SOURCE Global’s revolutionary hydropanel technology that aims to provide safe, clean drinking water for industrial, commercial, residential and community applications, how this technology was conceptualised, and its benefits and practical uses in real estate.

Speaker:
• Robert Bartrop, Chief Revenue Officer, SOURCE® Global, PBC

16:00 - 17:10 (GMT+7)

Panel Discussion:
Leaders who are creating smarter, healthier and safer cities
What developers and decision-makers around the globe are doing to address sustainability issues

Speakers:
• Moderator: Stephen Oehme, Value Management Specialist & Sustainability Advocate / Managing Director, Quantum Thailand Ltd
• Chanond Ruangkritya, Chief Executive Officer, Ananda Development
• Gaynor Reid, Vice President of Communications & CSR, Accor in Southeast Asia
• Kristin Thorsteins, Partner, Portman Investment Pte. Ltd.
• Lynette Leong, Chief Sustainability Officer, CapitaLand Group
• Shaishav Dharia, CEO – Townships and Annuity Assets, Lodha Group India

17:10 - 17:50 (GMT+7)

Expert Talk:
Engaging the real estate workforce to contribute to a sustainable future
Hurdles and rewards of engaging real estate companies and their employees to commit to ESG and CSR policies and contribute to a sustainable future

Speaker:
• Matthias Gelber, Director of Sustainability, Global Sustainability Exchange

17:50 - 18:30 (GMT+7)

Fireside Chat:
Achieving carbon negative design
How sustainable architecture can bring well-being to people

Speaker:
• Prof. Jason Pomeroy, Founding Principal, Pomeroy Studio / Pomeroy Academy
• Interviewer: Begoña Lucena, Director, Artemis Associates

18:30 - 19.00 (GMT+7)

Design Keynote:
Sustainability as the baseline of design
The designer behind the first Apple store discusses how to change design, how to incorporate sustainability in design practices, and how to create human experiences through design

Speaker:
• Tim Kobe, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Eight Inc.

19:00 - 19:20 (GMT+7)

PropertyGuru Tech Innovation Award 2020

Speakers:
• Manav Kamboj, Chief Technology Officer, PropertyGuru Group
• Jules Kay, Managing Director, PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards & Events

PropertyGuru Visionary of the Year:
• Winner –– Illac Diaz, Founder, Liter of Light Foundation

19:20 - 19:30 (GMT+7)

Closing Remarks

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