PARIS, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Real estate investment opportunities across Asia-Pacific will figure strongly in the MIPIM Asia 2010 programme of conferences, with a gold standard line-up of expert-led panels and keynote addresses which include a speech from Nobel Economy Prize laureate Joseph Stiglitz.
One of the hot topics that will be addressed is foreign direct investment in local Asian markets. The "Attracting foreign investors: What Asian developers need to know" on November 10, will provide insight into understanding foreign investors' mindsets and the criteria they rely on when investing. A panel of experienced non-Asian real estate investors will be present including moderator James Fetgatter, Chief Executive, AFIRE, USA; Ali AL-Ghannam, International Real Estate Department Manager, Kuwait Finance House, Kuwait; Ulrich Dischler, Managing Director, Union Investment Real Estate, Singapore and Richard Price, Chief Executive Officer, ING Real Estate Investment Management Ltd, Hong Kong SAR.
The "Meet the Architects – Super Panel" on November 11, will give a chance for attendees to hear architects from around the world discuss the current trends in Asia Pacific's architectural landscape. The panel includes Winy Maas, Director-Architect, MVRDV Bv, The Netherlands, Yan Meng, Architect & Partner, Urbanus Architects 7 Design Inc., China, Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Founder, Arquitectonica, USA, Qi Xin, Director of Architects & Engineers, China, and Professor Yung Ho Chang, Principal Architect & Professor, Atelier Feichang Jianzhu, Hong Kong.
One of the most notable highlights in this year's MIPIM Asia conference programme is Economy Nobel Prize laureate and former Senior Vice President of the World Bank, Joseph Stiglitz's keynote speech on global economics with a focus on Asia Pacific's real estate industry. This session will take place on November 11 at 9:30 which will include a 15 minutes Q&A session with the participants.
The growing concern of sustainable development is another hot issue to be addressed at MIPIM Asia this year. On November 10, the forum entitled "China After World Expo: Building Better Cities for Better Life" will be tackling the issues of urban development strategies and social responsibility. Chairing this forum is Chun Ying Leung, Chairman Asia Pacific, DTZ (Hong Kong), who will be joined, among other speakers, by Ruqing Xu, Vice President, Shanghai Huangpu River Banks Development Construction Investment (Holdings) Co. Ltd., China. Also addressing the sustainability issue at MIPIM Asia is the Asia Pacific Green Building Council, which is co-organising a conference on November 12 that will provide a detailed look at the sustainable use of energy vis-à-vis economic development and profitability.
The "Vietnam Real estate Market – Destination for Foreign Investment" on November 10, will address Vietnam's unprecedented development and its effect on the real estate landscape. Don Lam, Chief Executive, VinaCapital, Vietnam and Marc Townsend, Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis, Vietnam, will outline the potential for foreign investment found in the vibrant Vietnamese market.
New to MIPIM Asia this year are Power Meetings to be held on November 10 and 11. Power Meetings will be an opportunity for professionals to meet potential business partners or learn about new projects. Each session of 60 minutes will allow participants to move around tables every 3 minutes, to acquaint real estate professionals with fund managers, investors and other key players in the industry.
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