All eyes on Asian property market
World’s biggest business-to-business real estate event brand returns to Singapore with Cityscape Asia 2008
The global property world turns its attention to Asia today (15 April 2008) with the opening of the second Cityscape Asia exhibition and conference - part of the world's biggest business-to-business real estate event brand.
“Cityscape Asia provides a platform for inter-regional property investment trends between Asia and the rest of the world to play out," said Graham Wood, Exhibition Director of Cityscape Asia, which takes place at Suntec, Singapore.
"Singapore's strategic position connects foreign investors to the Asian property markets. For developers from the Middle East in particular, Asia is providing a stream of opportunities with several Arabian Gulf based companies involved in major projects," Wood added.
The guest of honour at today's grand opening will be Ms Grace Fu, Senior Minister of State for National Development and Education, Singapore.
Major companies with representation in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, the UK, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Brunei, Italy and the USA will be among the participants.
Cityscape Asia, which runs until 17 April 2008, will showcase iconic architecture and property investment opportunities throughout the region and beyond to an audience of regional and international investors, real estate developers, architects and designers, governments and senior professionals.
Cityscape Asia also hosts the International Property Investment and Development Conference with more than 50 speakers including CEOs, managing directors and government officials examining the opportunities in Asia including real estate investment trusts, derivatives and an Asian investment property databank. There will also be debates on clusters and hubs for financial institutions, investment opportunities in airport cities and the impact of integrated resorts on the Singapore market.
In addition, the World Architecture Congress at Cityscape Asia takes place at the same time and venue. Several debates at the congress will have a green focus with a number of prominent international and regional speakers examining sustainability and energy efficiency in building the environment of tomorrow.
Platinum sponsors of Cityscape Asia are CityCenter, the urban resort destination on The Strip in Las Vegas developed by MGM Mirage opening in November 2009; and Limitless, a Dubai World company, which is carrying out major projects in Malaysia, India, Vietnam and Russia as well as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Gold Sponsor is Aseana Properties, a London Stock Exchange company focused on property development in Malaysia and Vietnam.
Cityscape Asia is an extension of the phenomenally successful Cityscape Dubai, organised by IIR Middle East, which also include India, China and South America. The Dubai event at the latter end of last year smashed all previous records with 52,000 participants from more than 120 countries.
For more information about Cityscape Asia 2008 and all related events, please visit: www.cityscapeasia.com