MIPIM Asia 2006: Experts take the floor!

MIPIM Asia, the world's property market in Asia Pacific, will be held in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 27 to 29 September 2006. In addition to the exhibition area, MIPIM Asia is offering delegates a full programme of conferences. These Property Talks will enable all delegates to participate in the key issues that power the Asia Pacific property market.

On 26 September 2006 at 5 p.m., the pre-opening Keynote will set the tone, when Rod CORNISH, Head of Research at Macquarie Real Estate (Australia) gives his analysis of global investment drivers, based on the behaviour of the property markets in Asia Pacific. Future investors will be able to better evaluate the assets at work in this great real estate race.

This pre-opening session will start the cycle of cutting edge conferences built around the themes of Regions, Investment, and Sectors.

Regional keynotes will give overviews of China, Japan and India, focusing on the challenges and opportunities in these countries.
MIPIM Asia has invited Prof. FAN Gang, Director of the National Institute of Economic Research (NERI, China) to analyse the soaring growth in China and sketch a portrait of China tomorrow.
Dr. Yuichiro KAWAGUCHI, Professor - Graduate School of Finance, Accounting & Law, University of Waseda (Japan), will discuss the future of Japan as a leading destination for real estate investments.

Several sessions will be devoted to investments, a major topic of MIPIM Asia.
M. Chun-Ying LEUNG, Chairman North Asia of DTZ Debenham Tie Leung (Hong Kong SAR), will discuss the political and economic challenges raised by the flows of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) into Asia Pacific, and will provide insights into maximising the resulting opportunities.
In addition to this keynote, Investment Experts will shed light on the real returns of the real estate market and on the future of REITs and their impact on cross-border investment.
To end the investment sessions, successful Asia Pacific investors will share the secrets of their achievements in the region.

A series of panels will discuss more sector-based topics. Builders, retailers and analysts will investigate the mushrooming of shopping centres in Asia Pacific, how they are managed, and how far they can grow.
In another session, retailers will be able to collect accurate data on retailing trends, sales/rental ratios, and customer traffic and retention, so as fine-tune their strategies in this highly active market.

As Master of Ceremonies for these four days of conferences, Richard JOHNSON, Managing Director of Istithmar (UAE) will introduce each keynote and use his expertise to optimize the value of Q&A sessions at the end of each conference.

Check the complete Property Talks programme, speaker profiles and information on exhibitors and MIPIM Asia events at www.mipimasia.com.

Europe Real Estate is official Media Partner of MIPIM Asia.

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