The second session in Mingtiandi’s Asia Data Centre Forum is set to air on Tuesday 27 October, featuring some of the region’s biggest data centre investors and most experienced advisors.
The event, which takes place at 10:00 am Hong Kong time will be a panel discussion bringing together Blackstone managing director Michael Shang, Baker McKenzie partner Edwin Wong, Actis partner Thomas Liu and Colliers International managing director for China Tammy Tang.
Data Centre Investment Experience
The session, which is sponsored by property software and intelligence provider Yardi Systems, focuses on how real estate investment funds can work with data centre operators and developers across Asia Pacific to provide the capital necessary for projects in this fast-growing sector while controlling risks.
Shang, who heads Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Group in Hong Kong led the private equity giant’s investment in China data centre developer 21Vianet this year, while Actis’ Thomas Liu put together his company’s acquisition of a majority stake in Beijing-based server facility specialist Chayora.
Baker McKenzie’s Edwin Wong has advised on numerous data centre investments in Greater China, Australia and other APAC locations, while Tammy Tang of Colliers has long specialised in business park investments including formerly serving as an executive with Beijing-based data centre specialist GDS.
The talk will be moderated by Mingtiandi founder Michael Cole, and you can register here.
Cisco, BDx on the Way Next
The third instalment of Mingtiandi’s data centre series will take place on Tuesday, 3 November with Cisco Data Center Networks chief architect for cloud, Christopher Liljenstolpe joining a top executive from Hong Kong-based data centre operator BDx, along with Baker McKenzie special advisor for data centres Christopher Yee.
The panelists will explore issues facing data centre developers and operators in the region as they build regional platforms across locations with varying legal systems ranging from core to developing markets.