Representatives of some of Asia’s biggest real estate developers, investors and service providers will be gathering in Shanghai next week for the Urban Land Institute’s Asia Pacific Summit 2019.
The event, which is organised annually by the property industry non-profit, promises to bring together more than 600 professionals to share ideas around the theme of “Delivering a Sustainable Future”.
Organised over a three day span from 11-13 June, the summit will feature more than 40 lectures, panels and small group discussions, as well as a full day of study tours of property projects in China’s commercial capital.
Bringing Together the Industry in Shanghai
“The ULI Asia Pacific Summit provides an opportunity for people to look to the future while understanding and appreciating the past,” said Nicholas Brooke, ULI Asia Pacific Chairman. “At its heart, the Asia Pacific Summit, is all about bringing together members from across the real estate sector so that they can learn from engaging speakers, from real-life case studies and ultimately from each other.”
The ULI, which was first established in the US in 1936 is holding this year’s event at the Jing An Shangri-La Hotel, with Dr Wang Jian, chairman of the Technology Steering Committee at Alibaba Group delivering a keynote address titled, ‘Technology and Humanity – What is the Future?’ Wang’s speech promises to examine how technology can be used to merge the human and digital worlds and how recent technology advances are changing the way urban spaces are developed.
Other featured speakers will be ULI stalwart Dr Vincent Lo, the chairman of developer Shui On Land, who will cover China’s progress over the 40 years since it began loosening state controls while projecting what comes next for the country’s real estate industry. University of Hong Kong professor Michael Enright will also be speaking, delivering a talk on China’s supercity clusters and the role in economic growth.
See You There
Of course, Mingtiandi, in addition to serving as a media sponsor for the summit, will also be attending the event to cover what the industry leaders have to say, take a few photos, and record the whole thing for our readers. Look for more updates next week.