MIPIM Asia programme highlights property fundamentals and retail perspectives in Asia Pacific

5-6 November 2013 - Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong

Oct 30, 2013, 11:44 ET from Reed MIDEM

PARIS, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MIPIM Asia, the property leaders' summit in Asia Pacific, features a high-profile conference programme to enlighten real estate decision-making in Asia Pacific. The premium line-up of more than 85 speakers and 30 sessions will provide the 600+ delegates with the opportunity to examine to what extent property fundamentals and retail perspectives have reached a turning point in the region.

A long-time supporter of MIPIM Asia, Mrs. Carrie LAM Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Secretary for Administration, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, will deliver the official MIPIM Asia welcome speech on November 5.

The Opening Keynote will be delivered on November 5 by Ronnie C. Chan, the internationally-renowned Chairman of Hang Lung Properties Limited, one of Asia's most influential entrepreneurs and developers. The billionaire businessman, who recently said in Forbes Asia "I'm probably the most politically incorrect guy you can find," will discuss the cutting-edge issue of "China's growth story: are there still opportunities for new retailers/investors to enter the market?".

On November 6, Graeme Maxton, futurist, economist and member of the prestigious Club of Rome, will address the current global economic situation and its impact on the future of the industry in the region, in a visionary keynote address on 'The outlook for the global economy & Asia, and the implications for real estate.' Author of the best-seller 'The end of progress. How modern economics has failed us,' Mr Maxton will explain "why we've reached such a turning point and what to do to make profit and benefits in the years ahead."

MIPIM Asia also features the LPs Morning on November 6, allowing pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance funds, family offices and other institutional investors to connect with each other and exchange ideas. The programme includes two interactive workshops, one on the role of Asian markets in the global investor portfolio, the other on the choice of themes, sectors and places to play. Real estate institutional investors such as Washington State Investment Board, CPPIB Asia and Ping An Trust Co. Ltd, will take the opportunity of this unique educational platform to discuss their latest investment approaches in Asia Pacific.

The MIPIM Asia property sessions are completed with insightful conferences on retail trends. Retail themes include the areas of focus for commercial real estate and a landlord's perspective on retail. On November 6, attention will turn to the main trends of China retail development, the future of department stores and uncovering the places and keys to success for profitable brands such as Walmart Asia and C&A China.

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