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13:30 / Networking Lounge

Event Registration, coffee & networking

14:10 / Main Stage

Chair's Opening Remarks

Manish Kashyap, Regional Managing Director, APAC, CBRE

Manish Kashyap, Regional Managing Director, APAC, CBRE

14:20 / Main Stage / Keynote

Repairing the disconnect between humans and the built world

For too long the  property and construction industries have operated as a product industries. But change is here, and it’s happening rapidly. Are we beginning to repair the disconnect between humans and the built world? And what does the future look like?  

Darren Bechtel, Founder & CEO, Brick & Mortar Ventures

14:50 / Main Stage / Panel

Design, technology and experience - Redefining the business of real estate

We explore how our industry is being disrupted and redefined, how value is being understood and how our businesses need to be positioned to succeed in this new world. 

Justin Gabbani, CFO, Lendlease

Sid Yog, Founder & Chairman,

The Xander Group

Uten Lohachitpitaks, Group CIO, Frasers Property 

15:30 / Networking Lounge

Networking Break

The Networking Break is available to Sponsor. For details of all the sponsorship packages, click the Sponsorship tab, or get in touch with us directly:

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16:00 / Main Stage / Talk

Placemaking - Curating space for greater engagement

From the private to the public realm, the curation of space and place is at the forefront of world-class projects. The commercialisation of the experience is attempted by many, but succeeded by few. Valerie discusses the key elements of world-class placemaking.

Valerie Wong, GM, Commercial, GuocoLand

16:30 / Main Stage / Panel

New Economies - Low Carbon, Collaborative & Circular

The Low Carbon, Circular, Collaborative & Night-time Economies are fundamentally important to the future of Real Estate. Yet many have failed to grasp their significance. At SPACE we explore how these economies impact real estate strategy and medium term investment.

Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments

Tan Szue Hann, Managing Director, MINIWIZ

Yoan Kamalski, Co-Founder, Hmlet

17:20 / Networking Lounge

Drinks Reception

The Drinks Reception is available to Sponsor. For details of all the sponsorship packages, click the Sponsorship tab, or get in touch with us directly.

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09:00 / Main Stage

Chair's Remarks

Manish Kashyap, Regional Managing Director, APAC, CBRE

09:10 / Main Stage / Panel

Future-proofing the Built World -Embracing and Investing in Disruption

The way we design, construct, transact, maintain and experience the built world is changing. As disruption accelerates, new winners and losers will be made. So what are the Big Bets on the future of the industry and how are global property leaders responding?

Jonathan Hannam, Co-Founder, Taronga Group

Jeanne Casey, Principal, MetaProp

Joe Wang, Principal, Fifth Wall

Faisal Butt, CEO, Pi Labs

09:50 / Main Stage / Panel

New Operating Models - How is Real Estate as a Service repositioning established businesses?

Office by the day / hotel by night. Flex Space sub-brands. Mobile apps for space optimzation. Assets are already being used in innovative ways to stretch value. But what of the longer term? Is the office sector being future proofed for resi? Can car parks being future-proofed for alternative mobility? Our keynote panel explores what else is on the horizon as Real Estate as a Service evolves?

Abhishek Goenka, CEO, CoWrks & RMZ Family Office

Sylvia Koh-Gratton, Head of Asset Value Creation & Management, CapitaLand

John Leslie Millar, Chief Strategic Development Officer, Ananda Development  

10:30 / Networking Lounge

Networking Break

Visit the PropTech zone, network with your peers. Interact with people you wouldn't usually meet at a property conference. 

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11:00 / Main Stage / Talk

Reimagining Retail - Co-working, concept stores, meanwhile space - what else?

In a ‘death or transformation’ scenario, stewards of malls are responding to changing consumer behaviour by looking to drastically change the mix of assets uses and amenities. What does that look like?

Helen Lam, Head of Innovation and Development Practices, Lendlease

11:30 / Main Stage / Panel

Placemaking - Cost and complexity vs value creation

Though most see placemaking as key to value creation, many see it as a ‘burden’. So what are the fundamental success factors to great placemaking?

Jason Chen
Director, Place Management,
Urban Redevelopment Authority

Mindy Teo - Deputy Managing Director, lyf - The Ascott 


12:10 / Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch

The Networking Lunch is available to Sponsor. For details of all the sponsorship packages, click the Sponsorship tab, or get in touch with us directly:

13:00 / BWT Workplace

Focus Group: Gen Z

Millenials (or Gen Y) have been the focus of much debate in terms of their expectations of work and their workplace. Now, it is time to turn the attention to Gen Z. Any asset owner, investor or operator needs to get to grips with the generation entering the workforce. At SPACE and BWT we hear directly from Gen Y in this interactive focus group.

Desmond Sim, Head of Research Southeast Asia, CBRE

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13:40 / Main Stage

Flex Space strategy - What do occupiers really want?

Business don’t want offices. They want successful employees. Space-as-a-Service is about helping to maximise that success. In a conversation too often driven by providers, SPACE hands the reigns to those actually implementing a flex space strategy. 

Moderator: Sidharth Dhawan, Head of Agile Real Estate, CBRE 

Sheridan Perkins, Global Head, Workplace, Standard Chartered

Erwin Chong, Head of CRE, DBS Bank

Vignesh Thangadurai, Head of Real Estate APJCI, Cisco

14:20 / Main Stage

Innovation Contest

PropTech companies (headquartered in Asia) can apply between January 16 and March 22. From there, our judges will whittle down to a final six who will pitch live at BWT Asia. 

Hosted by

Wolfgang Moderegger, Founder, BUILTWORLD

15:20 / Networking Lounge

Networking Lunch

The Networking Lunch is available to Sponsor. For details of all the sponsorship packages, click the Sponsorship tab, or get in touch with us directly:

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15:40 / Main Stage

Urban Mobility as a Service - What do Real Estate companies need to factor in to future plans?

The real estate industry largely acknowledges the need to understand mobility trends — 80% of respondents to the Emerging Trends Europe survey said changes in mobility are playing a part in their investment decision-making. So what do we need to know?

Wee Meng Lim, CEO, mobilityX

Genping Liu, Partner, Vertex


16:10 / Main Stage

Disruption - How will the institutional response develop in the next 12 months

PropTech, Flex and Co-Living are some of the disruptors that continue to transform the real estate market. But what's the institutional response? And how will the next 12 months play out?

Simon Garing, CEO, Cromwell EREIT 

Pooja Gurbani, Partner, Golden Equator Ventures 

Su Lin Wee, Executive Director & Head of Asset Management, PGIM

16:40 / Main Stage

Chair's Closing Remarks

Manish Kashyap, Regional Managing Director, APAC, CBRE