The Real Estate Development Summit, ASIA Edition is a conclave that converges the key business stakeholders along the sectors of hospitality, residential, commercial and mixed-use developments across Southeast ASIA and Indian sub-continent. It is a platform that offers the best of B2B networking, knowledge sharing and strategized meetings which not only provide opportunities for business growth but also for professional growth.
Invaluable information gain from industry leaders
Free-form and directed intense networking in a plush ambience
Strategized pre-scheduled meetings between the best class of suppliers and buyers from the region
Knowledge sharing among peers
Every attendee is pre-qualified based on multiple criteria that ensures that they all have a productive time at the summit and meet the right people with pre-matched requirements
The pre-scheduled meetings hosted at the summit bring together the decision makers of solution providing and buying companies based on mutual choices with opportunities to seal the deal
An exclusive space of display for the most innovative and newest products in the real estate sector, from construction products to interiors and décor, all under one beautiful roof
Post the event, personal assistance is provided through key account managers, with frequent follow-ups on meetings that are tracked for progress with pro-active support.
Shiralee Darley, South African born, fully qualified in Interior Design heads up Darley Interior Architectural Design (DIAD) – an internationally experienced team of innovative and dynamic
Shiralee, at the onset of her career gained experience in Retail Design working for one of South Africa’s leading Architectural firms – this extended on her Interior Design background by adding Architectural experience. In 1991, she followed her yearn for Leisure and Hospitality Design and became a key leader in raising the bar for South African Hospitality Design.
Under the name of the top international company, Wilson Associates, she established an office and team of Designers who initially focused on new Hotel and Resorts in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. These include, amongst others, Sugar Beach Resort and Le Telfair Resort – both in Mauritius as well as Zimbali Forest Lodge in Kwazulu Natal and The Royal Livingstone Resort – Zambia, Tsogo Sun’s Intercontinental Palazzo Hotel and Oliver Tambo Airport Intercontinental Hotel.
Shiralee also successfully secured the award for the luxurious redesign of the Blue Train, one of South Africa’s tourism icons. Ambitiously expanding her business opportunities, Shiralee negotiated hotel projects in the UAE, successfully securing and completing signature hotels including the One and Only Royal Mirage Hotels – Dubai, Park Hyatt Hotel – Dubai Creek, as well as the Shangri-La Hotel – Abu Dhabi.
In 2009, DIAD secured the commission for the Emirates First & Business Class Lounges for the new Dubai International A380 Concourse and her Design Teams Portfolio extended to Airport Design.
Shiralee’s team now have 14 Hotel projects across Africa for top Brands including ACCOR, Carlson Rezidor, Hilton and Marriott.
As Founder & Chief Executive, Shiralee continues to promote and develop young designers and manage her dynamic design team ensuring an uncompromising level of high quality interior architectural design, innovative international experience and proven ability alongside her excellent rapport and longstanding relationships
Leon has more than 12-years experience in consulting across Africa. The core focus of the consulting was to assess infrastructure and maintenance projects in South Africa and to implement successful methodologies to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery. This experience highlighted the importance of adopting a BIM culture and the results it could yield if implemented correctly. For the last 5 years Leon gained experience in the CAD software world and he recently helped launch a new company to support SMME’s with adopting a successful BIM process.
German is a creative thinker, combining an architectural design mindset with highly analytical thinking. Holding a professional degree in Architecture, he has worked on multiple projects around the globe ranging from the design of small residential typologies to the coordination of over 140.000 sqm mixed-use developments. He has always looked for new and better ways to use technology and processes to achieve a superior architectural experience in a shorter period of time.
Today, as a BIM Manager, he is constantly seeking new ways to disrupt the traditional process and develop a collaborative mindset across the industry.
Toni is a property pioneer and business leader with a record of unprecedented financial performance in a world-first cloud -based agency providing dynamic and world class leadership, skilled negotiating and business development success, tech-savvy and social media strategies. This, combined with expert qualifications, performance and revolutionary motivational tactics drives him to achieve peak performance in the ever changing property industry.
Nicholas is both strategic and hands on project BIM Coordinator, with experience working in an Architectural and Structural reference with 24 years behind him, consulting, designing, implementing and training Engineering and Architectural Teams and organisations while being a director in the African Autodesk Technical AEC Channel for 11 years. Nicholas has worked on a wide range of Architectural, Structural Industrial and MEP projects, both as Principal, Senior Technologist and Lead Standards Creation, IPD (Integrated Projects Delivery) Manager, BIM Manager or Digital Engineering Lead and as such has significant insight and value of understanding the project and disciplines as a whole and in their individual disciplines and putting together systems and BIM Deliverables.
He has been a Technical Director in the Autodesk African Channel and part of the development team, developing online Revit take-off and other 3rd party cloud based and VR applications.
It is essentially important that the right mix and levels of people are brought in early on and at various stages of these projects, trained where necessary and briefed to all coherently deliver fully integrated and coordinated projects in a timeous manor where teams are no longer working as isolated Silos but integrating their rich project data in a central rich and live repository known as a BIG BIM Model with its related datasets. This is achieved by having like-minded people having an attitude to work together, learn and share knowledge and skills openly. Nicholas has been trained in Architecture and Business Management, Accounting, Sales & Negotiations, Autodesk products and BIM solutions and together with his vast IT background in systems Engineering, professional Autodesk training and experience in project deliveries, Sales management, Cad software, implementation and creation of protocols and standards, it allows him to better understand and find solutions to the various complexities involved in the AEC BIM Integrated Design Environment across all disciplines. He is on the BIM Institutes Lead Committee and BIMcommUNITY Africa and often gives of his time and expertise at workshops, talks and chairing various Industry events. Nicholas has significant experience in initiating, managing and developing Project Models and BIM Teams, Including large complex multi-disciplinary projects for the Public and Private, Industrial, Mining and Medical sectors
Janine specializes in identifying best practices and methodologies for integrating BIM into everyday workflows. She develops and oversees the BIM/Revit Workflows and Standards at DSA Architects. Her role as BIM Manager includes continuous staff development, user and project based support, maintaining the DSA Revit template and family libraries and overseeing the implementation of BIM workflows on projects.
Skilled in emerging software/application options forming the future of BIM, Janine is a proven leader in the best practices and methodology for integrating technology into everyday workflows for the AEC industry.
Starting with (3D) coordination to generating (4D) schedules and (5D) quantities from models, Janine has delved deep into the BIM process. In addition, she’s had the opportunity to share this knowledge with audiences and publications across South Africa as a speaker at the 3rd Building Information Modelling in Africa Conference 2018. Janine spoke about “Learning on the job – BIM is the way, but how?”, a presentation which resonated with delegates. Janine’s article, “Learning BIM on the job”, was published in the June 2018 issue of PositionIT Magazine.
A South African national, McLachlan is based at Radisson Hotel Group’s Africa Regional Support Office in Cape Town, South Africa. Andrew is responsible for growing the company’s dynamic portfolio of hotels and brands in Africa and the Indian Ocean.
Andrew’s career in the hotel industry started in 1990 before being formally enrolled in an in-house Hotel Management programme with Protea Hotels. In 1994 he won the Hotel Graduate of the Year Award in South Africa and held various management positions and by 1997 he proudly took over the challenging task of a hotel General Manager at a Protea Hotel in Johannesburg. In 1999, he moved on to the position of Protea Hotels Group Brand Communications Manager and in 2002 set his foot into the development world as Protea Hotels Special Projects Manager.
In December 2006, Andrew joined Radisson as Director Business Development and was promoted to Senior Director and Vice President and thereafter Senior Vice President Business Development in May 2016. He established the group’s presence in the region through a dedicated development office in Cape Town and is now spearheading Radisson Hotel Group’s growth strategies in this important emerging market.
Within the last two years Radisson Hotel Group has opened a new hotel in Africa every 45 days and signed a new hotel deal every 37 days. Today Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson features in thetop 10 hotel brands in Africa when ranked by the number of hotels according to the study prepared by W-Hospitality.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys mountain-biking and spending quality time with his wife and two
Kim joined the development team of AccorHotels in Johannesburg in November 2017. As Development Director Kim is responsible for the development of AccorHotels brands from economy to luxury segments in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Previously, Kim spent eight years at Hospitality Property Fund, the only hotel REIT listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. As VP Investments, she played a pivotal role in acquiring and disposing of hotel assets in South Africa.
Kim has a bachelor degree in hospitality management from the Hotelschool The Hague and a master degree in financial management from RSM Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
World citizen. Special Envoy at UN-Habitat . Continuous traveller through the Silk Road discovering over a 100 countries and more than 500 cities. Recipient of presidential medals from several governments Grand Officer of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean from Mauritius.Elevated to the rank of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic. Chairperson of several institutions, namely Smart Cities in Mauritius and Board member of UK Future Cities Catapult. Present Chair of Visio Architecture, Port Louis Development Initiative, Africa Clean Energy Solutions. Lectured at several universities throughout the world and at Tsinghua and La Sorbonne.
Master Assets Investments was founded by Mr. Cheung Yiu Tung (Billy) whom created this company to construct world class developments in Eastern Africa. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda because they have been experiencing unprecedented economic growth in the last decade fueled by political and macro-economic stability, structural reforms and market liberalization and natural resources.
Some of the projects in Kampala, Uganda, Master Assets are proud of, includes Marriot Residences Inn and Richmond Hill Luxury apartment, Smart Hotel and The New Taxi Park to name but a few…
The recent developments in Kigali, Rwanda, includes Century Park Hotel and Residences, New Century Luxury apartments and the Kigali Marriot Hotel. It is clear that this company is founded on the basis to create value for investors by constructing world class developments in Eastern Africa.
Sue Chi is the Supply Chain Management & Procurement Lead for South Asia within JLL’s Integrated Facilities Management team. She works closely with the Senior Executive leadership of IFM to ensure procurement strategies align with firm’s wider business strategy. She develops and executes governance frameworks to control and govern procurement & contract management activities performed by account teams. In her role, Sue Chi also collaborates with account teams to ensure compliance with key procurement strategies and standards and participates in pricing exercises in line with new business tenders to understand client’s requirements. She currently leads a team over 10 managers in South Asia to develop regional sourcing plan and savings initiatives, champion compliance and execute multi-accounts tenders in support of stakeholder’s expectations. Sue Chi is a critical driving force in leading the Procurement team to drive corporate agreements negotiations with annual vendor spend in excess of USD 150million, resulting in significant dollar savings to our clients.
She brings with her extensive experience and strong background in vendor management, contract management and strategic sourcing regionally and locally. She is also adaptable to matrix organizations, cross-functional teams and adept in stakeholder management. Sue Chi is an excellent communicator with proven leadership in building and maintaining strong cross-cultural business relationships, and in collaborating with high-profile international clients. On top of her current role, Sue Chi continues to hold the executive ownership of Regional Procurement Transition. She has been leading the Regional Procurement Transition team since year 2015 and continues to be involved in various country-based and global led transition projects, achieving cost savings on vendor spend for clients at the Transition phase. She also ensured successful vendor engagements and commencements during Go-Live.
Sue Chi excels in and within the functions of procurement and has clocked over 15 years of experience in the procurement space in different industries including financial services, semiconductor, technology, education, life sciences, etc. She has played a key role in strengthening vendor partnerships through identification of new business opportunities for JLL. Earlier in her career with JLL, she also held the Country Procurement Manager role in Singapore, where she established a consistent framework to manage vendor spend in excess of >USD50 million across multiple client portfolios. Prior to that, she was the dedicated regional account procurement lead for Yahoo! account, focusing on the delivery of vendor savings and contract compliance.
Kevin Wallace has over 30 years of senior leadership experience in the hotel and cruise industries in all major global markets.
Lonoma is a hospitality advisory and investment firm providing advisory services to owners and investing in a broad spectrum of hospitality assets across the Asian region.
Kevin was formerly Managing Director of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts SEA , Managing Director of Dream Hotel Group Asia, Managing Director of Plateno Group for Southeast Asia and Australasia , President and CEO of JA Resorts and Hotels, President of Centara International Management , President and COO of Grand Circle Cruise Lines, and President and CFO of Mirage Resorts and Hotels .
Ishak Chandra started his carreer with Astra International and has numerous position in some other big group in Indonesia such as LIPPO LAND Development, SALIM Group & SINAR MAS Group. Currently Ishak serves as the President & CEO of TRINITI LAND, the 2018 Indonesian Best Boutique Property Developer which successfully launch, sell and develop some iconic project since 2013 such as Brooklyn Apartment, Springwood Residence, Yukata Suites, The SMITH, Collins Boulevard and latest world class mix used project in Batam named Marc’s Boulevard.
With over 30 years hospitality experience, Ian has worked throughout Asia as well as the USA and UK with luxury international hotel groups Hyatt, Renaissance / New World Shangri-La and Lanson Place in various F&B, operational, general manager and specialist corporate roles.
Ian was instrumental in establishing a new spa brand CHI and relaunch of fitness concept Kerry Sports with Shangri-La prior to his appointment in 2009 as a Director of Projects for the Group.
Ian joined Dusit International in 2015 as VP Technical Services. The Group is undergoing rapid expansion with over 30 active projects and a strong pipeline in development. The TS team he leads in Bangkok, Manila and Dubai are responsible for new build hotels and renovations, from initial concept and design standards, development and innovation, technical services coordination with hotel operations, designers,
consultants, site project management and pre-opening ownership relations.
A Hotel Management graduate of Oxford-Brooks University and Florida International University, Ian has lived, worked and traveled extensively with his family, is an active sportsman, whilst appreciating the diverse professional and cosmopolitan life that Bangkok and Thailand generously offers.
Mr. Donald Conning is an architect with over 27 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with a focus in architecture, master planning, and interior design. He has extensive knowledge of various practice areas through leading complex projects across all work stages, achieving the successful completion and delivery of many high profile and internationally recognized work.
Based in Singapore since 2015, Don manages the daily operations of Gensler Singapore and Bangkok offices as the managing director, with Singapore office serving the Asia Pacific region as Gensler’s latest regional hub office. Besides the management role, Don often assumes an oversight role on projects, to ensure the quality of the delivery and to maintain key client relationships.
Based in Vietnam between 2007 and 2012, Don implemented a wide range of projects, including residential, commercial office buildings, mixed-use, hospitality, resort, retail, and education projects throughout Vietnam and Cambodia. Prior to 2007, Don performed as a lead architect role on many high-profile projects in Hong Kong, interfacing with many international and Asia Pacific developers, consultants and contractors. His expert knowledge of design, delivery and procurement process established trust and brought value as the lead of those teams.
José Cláudio Silva is a versatile Architect with experience in a wide range of Architectural sectors: Master Planning, Mix–Use, Office, Hospitality, Residential, Convention and Exhibition. His experience also ranges from all phases of the Projects: Concept Design to Documentation, and Site Assistance. José studied in “IST – UTL“, Portugal and “ESTAB – UPC“, Barcelona – Spain, having graduated in 2003.
Still as a student he worked with Professor Jordi Bellmunt (BiArq, Barcelona) and João Nunes (PROAP, Lisbon) for the Alamillo Park Concept Design Competition, Seville, Spain. (1st Prize)
José was a frequent guest critic at Hong Kong University (HKU) and he tutored Design Studio from 2009 to 2011 at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is frequently invited for guest critic and lectures at Universitas Pembangunan Jaya, in Jakarta. He was also a guest lecturer/speaker in several events focusing Aedas and his experience, namely in NUS in 2012 (Singapore); BCA in 2014 (Singapore); “Marcus Evans” event in 2011 (Singapore); “Trueventus” in 2014 (Jakarta), CBMM event in 2014 (Singapore); Zak World of Façade in 2017 (Jakarta).
Alexander Wong is an Award-Winning Architect based in Hong Kong. A post-graduate from Princeton University, he established his own design firm Alexander Wong Architects in 2001. Wong specializes in designing Luxury Homes for A-List Clients in the Movie Industry as well as creating theme-based Cinema Complexes like “Avatar City” in Zhongshan, “A Futuristic Eden” in Shenzhen and “Carmen Futura” (a cinema inspired by the Films of Wong Kar-Wai) in Hong Kong — all three projects garnering International Design Awards and many others including World’s Best Retail for “De Rucci” and World’s Best Show Home for “Golden Eye” respectively at the International Property Awards 2015-2016 in London. In 2013 & 2015, Wong has been selected by AD (Architectural Digest) China as one of the “100 Top Architecture & Design Talents in China” and also voted “Best Young Interior Designer of the Decade” (Hong Kong) 2015 & “Best Innovative Architect Of The Decade” (Hong Kong) 2017. In December 2016, Alexander Wong Architects won the Global Top Award with “World’s Best Interior Design” at the International Property Awards in London. The company is currently designing luxury hotels, innovative shopping malls and iconic landmark towers in China. His new book “ARCHIPHANTASY” published in both English and Chinese by Images Publishing of Melbourne will be launched worldwide this October and available on Amazon.
Micah Tamthai is Vice President of Real Estate for Minor International (MINT), one of the largest hospitality and leisure companies in the Asia Pacific region with over 520 hotels and resorts, 2,200 restaurants and 490 retail trading points of sale in 62 markets across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and the Americas.
Micah joined MINT in 2009 as Director of Investment – tasked with expanding MINT’s hotel portfolio through acquisitions and joint venture opportunities, and managing MINT’s third party-operated hotel and joint venture assets.
Promoted to his current role of Vice President of Real Estate in 2015, Micah is now responsible for developing MINT’s mixed-use projects including luxury branded residences, shopping plazas, family entertainment attractions, and office buildings in Thailand and overseas, as well as overseeing the management and operations of MINT’s Royal Garden Plaza malls across Thailand.
Prior to joining MINT, Micah spent a decade in the airline industry, working on restructuring and merger of carriers including US Airways (now American Airlines), Northwest Airlines and Delta Airlines.
Micah holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College, USA and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Neeraj Bansal is a senior partner with over 22 years of professional experience, and holds a strong relationship with member firms across ASEAN, HK and Taiwan with a focus on growing inbound and outbound business operations and has played the role of a market maker by collaborating with ASEAN & HK member firms. Currently serves on KPMG Nomination Committee for selection of the Board Members of KPMG in India.
He was National Leader for the Building, Construction and Real Estate (BCRE) Sector for KPMG in India from 2013 to 2019 and lead the growth of the sector and raised market profile both in India and overseas. Currently he is the Member of KPMG Global Steering Committee on BCRE Sector.
His dominant experience and strengths include risk management, organization transformation, real estate strategy, project reviews, Standard Operating Process (SOP) documentation, process reengineering, setting up and running the chairman/owner’s offices and project monitoring offices, and cost optimization and revenue enhancement project across the Infrastructure, EPC, Real estate, Power, Oil and Gas and
Led industry delegation with President of India to Vietnam and multiple real estate and construction business delegations to Vietnam, Thailand and UAE. He also supported in organizing industry events in collaboration with member firms in India, SG, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and UAE
He is a regular speaker/ panel chair at multiple industry and government events in India, SG, TH, PH, MY, HK, VN and UAE on diverse topics – ASEAN India trade, smart cities, power, infrastructure policies, governance, construction, real estate, etc. and has contributed more than 40 articles in several newspapers, business magazines and 50+ television shows
He has conceptualized and authored 20+ thought leadership reports on diverse topics including pertinent industry issues between India and ASEAN such as Trade Barriers, Blue Economy etc. and investment trends in India and ASEAN with government bodies such as GOI, FICCI, CII, PHD Chambers, etc.
Neeraj manages key accounts in India and select overseas practices and responsible for growing the relationship with owners and professional management on these accounts.
He has led more than 200+ advisory engagements across various sectors such as Real estate, Oil and Gas, Financial services, Construction and Infrastructure.
Neeraj has actively participated in sectoral committees and initiatives of major industry bodies and central/state government organizations in India
Prior to joining KPMG, Neeraj has worked as the head of Internal Audit function for a key SBU of an Indian subsidiary. In the past, he has worked with Corporate Finance practice and Telecom practice of other Big Four Consulting firms.
Duangrit Bunnag was born in Bangkok in 1966. After he graduated with a Bachelor in Architecture from Chulalongkorn University in 1989, he collectively worked for 9 years at ARCHITECTS 49 LIMITED, Thailand. In 1995, Duangrit received a Graduate Diploma in Design from the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London and returned to practice in Bangkok. He established his own firm DUANGRIT BUNNAG ARCHITECT LIMITED (DBALP) in 1998. Since then, he has been building his own practice focusing on many design hotels, resorts, commercial and residential projects and has received several recognitions including; ARCASIA Awards for Architecture 2015 : Gold Medal , Best Hotel by Wallpaper Design Awards 2014 , Honorable Mention for the ARCASIA Award 2014 , ARCASIA Award for Architecture 2013 : Gold Medal , ARCASIA Gold Medal in 2005, the ASA Award in 2004 , 2006 ,2010 ,2012 and 2014 the UK’s FX Award in 2000, and the Top 10 Executive Award 2005 from MAI (Market for Alternative Investment (Thailand).