Welcoming Finance and Property Industry Leaders - MIPIM Asia 2009 Kicked Start Today, Event Highlight of Today and Tomorrow

Nov 18, 2009, 11:59 ET from REED MIDEM

HONG KONG, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- MIPIM Asia 2009 announced its opening in the Convention and Exhibition Centre today. Industry leaders from finance and property sectors have joined the opening day of the 3-day event.

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MIPIM Asia 2009 kicked off with an Opening Ceremony this morning, inaugurated by Hong Kong's Financial Secretary John Tsang and CEO of Reed MIDEM Paul Zilk. The Financial Secretary said, "As Asian's world city, we have well-structured legal system and related settings which allow us to perform as a major business hub in the region. We are much honored that MIPIM Asia has again chosen Hong Kong as the venue of the marketplace. We believe the presence of MIPIM Asia brings along good opportunities both to Hong Kong and to the entire region."

Leaders of the local finance and property industry joined MIPIM Asia 2009 today, featuring Professor Fan Gang, Director, National Economic Research Institute (NERI - China), Mr. Chun Ying Leung, Chairman, DTZ Asia Pacific and Louis Armstrong, CEO, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as speakers and moderators of forums.

Ms. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, JP, Hong Kong's Secretary for Development, attended the third edition of the MIPIM Asia Awards as Guest of Honour. The award is designed to recognize outstanding real estate projects in the Asia Pacific region for their innovative, technical, environmental and architectural qualities. Awards fall into 10 difference categories, including "Business Centres", "Green Buildings", "Futura Projects" etc. China, the Country of Honour of MIPIM Asia 2009, has dominated the Awards, scooping up 4 awards out of the 10 categories. The Shanghai World Financial Center has won the "Best Chinese Project" category and "Mixed-use Buildings" category. Other countries like Singapore and South Korea has gained recognition in the remaining categories.

MIPIM Asia 2009 will continue with its major events on Thursday and Friday, featuring more renowned industry leaders:

    19 November, 2009 (Thursday)

    11.00 -     RICS Global Commercial Property               Agora, Hall 1
    11.45       Survey Q3 2009 Announcement
    Speaker(s): - Louis ARMSTRONG (CEO, Royal Institution
                  of Chartered Surveyors)
              : - Albert So(Chairman of RICS Hong Kong)
                - David Tse(International Governor of RICS)

    11.00 -     What's the outlook of South East Asia as        Pearl, Hall 1
    12.00       destination for foreign real estate
    Speaker(s): - Christopher FOSSICK (Managing Director , South East Asia,
                  Jones Lang LaSalle)
              : - Justin Chiu(Executive Director, Cheung Kong Holding Ltd)
                - Marc BOEY (Group Director, Land Sales & Administration,
                  Urban Redevelopment
                  Authority, Singapore)
                - Olivier Do NGOC (Managing Partner, Dynasty Investments,
                - William WILFONG (CEO, Golden Land Property Development PLC,

    16.00 -     HKIS - "Hong Kong Forum - Real Estate          Pearl, Hall 1
    17.00              Financing in Greater China:
                       Trend and Change"
    Speaker(s): - Stephen JONES (Regional Managing Principal, Woods
              : - Charles LAM (Managing Director - North Asia (ex-Japan),
                  Pramerica Real Estate Investors);
                - Richard HO (Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu)
                - Andrew TAYLOR (CEO, Macquarie Wanda Real Estate Fund

    17.15 -     Foreign Direct Investment in China           Pearl, Hall 1
    Speaker(s): - Steve WILLIAMS (Real Capital Analytics)
              : - Li LI (ISG Capital Management)
                - Jinqin LIU (Xi'an Economic & Technologh Development Zone)
                - Xiangyu NI (TEDA Administrative Commission China)
                - Andrew WEIR (KPMG China)

    20 November, 2009 (Friday)

    09.30 -       Urban Regeneration - The City in 2050      Pearl, Hall 1
    Speaker(s): - Nicholas BROOKE (Chairman, Professional Property Services
              : - Barry C. CHEUNG (Chairman, Urban Renewal Authority)
                - Keith GRIFFITHS (Chairman, Aedas, HK)
                - Richard PRICE (CEO, ING Real Estate Investment Management
                  Asia, HK)

    11.00 -     Meet the Chairman                            Pearl, Hall 1
    Speaker(s): - Chun Ying Leung (Chairman, DTZ Asia Pacific)
              : - Ronnie C. Chan(Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Ltd.)
                - Horst GEICKE (Chairman, VinaCapital Group)
                - Jonathan THOMPSON (International Chairman Real Estate,
                  Building and Construction
                  Practice, KPMG)
                - Goodwin GAW (Chairman, Gaw Capital Partners)

    11.30 -     MIPIM ASIA 2009 Overview                     Agora, Hall 1
    Speaker(s): - Nadine CASTAGNA (Director, MIPIM Asia)

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