Shanghai is host this week to a leading conference on real state investment in China, and Mingtiandi is glad to play a leading role in this industry event.
The Private Equity Real Estate Forum 2014 starts on Thursday, June 5th here in China’s commercial capital, and promises to bring together both international and domestic private equity real estate investors and fund managers to discuss the forces shaping the Chinese market this year.
Thanks to Mingtiandi’s growing role in researching and chronicling property investment on the mainland, as well as the movement of Chinese capital overseas, I’ve been invited to act as chairman of the forum’s afternoon session, as well as moderating a panel on outbound Chinese investment.
Among the speakers at the conference will be Guy Fulton, Director of Real Estate Investment Asia for CPPIB Asia; Thomas Liu, Managing Director & Head of Greater China, Principal Finance Real Estate, Standard Chartered Bank; Ben Meng, Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Asset Allocation, CalPERS; Jon Sandstrom, Head of Asia Investments, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment; Beng Tiong Ng Chief Executive Officer, ARA Private Funds for ARA Asset Management; Tim Wang Managing Director at Blackstone; and Trevor Cooke, Managing Director, Head of Global Real Estate, APAC, UBS Global Asset Management.
The forum will cover broad range of topics during the first day, through a series of presentations and panel discussions. On the second day, the program plans to focus on site visits and city exploration.
Among the planned presentations and discussions on Thursday will be sessions covering the futrue of successful real estate investment in China, investor favorites among property investment opportunities in the coming 12 months, insight into the latest real estate regulations, and trends in family office development.
For the panel that I’ll be leading on Thursday afternoon, we’ll be discussing a number of issues around China outbound investment, including the following:
- What caused China’s outbound investment to double last year?
- Does outbound investment mean capital flight?
- Who’s leading the China outbound trend – small investors or major companies and funds?
- What will be the favorite overseas location among Chinese investors?
To find out the answers to these questions, please join me at the conference on Thursday at the Andaz Xintiandi hotel here in Shanghai. And if you can’t make it, don’t worry – I’ll be bringing you all the details here on Mingtiandi later in the week.
See you soon!