What’s Next? – The Dynamics of The Future: Gain Insights Into Latest Real Estate Industry Trends at ULI’s Asia Pacific Summit May 20-22 in Hong Kong


The Honorable C.Y. Leung, Chief Executive of Hong Kong, to make opening keynote address

For further information, please contact: Cheryl Pan at 852-2586-7887

HONG KONG (May 12, 2014) – The impact of technology, innovation, and the global economy on cities and real estate, will be the core theme discussed by over 500 global industry leaders at the third annual ULI Asia Pacific Summit later this month. Entitled “What’s Next? – The Dynamics of the Future”, this year’s summit will take place between 20-22 May at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong.

The forward-thinking program includes an array of industry experts who will explore timely topics of critical importance to every sector of the industry. Featured speakers include The Honorable C.Y. Leung, chief executive, Hong Kong S.A.R. and founding chairman, ULI Asia Pacific; Vivek Wadhwa, Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University; ULI Chairman and ULI Trustee Lynn C. Thurber, chairman, LaSalle Investment Management; ULI Trustee Joseph Azrack, Senior Advisor, Apollo Global Management; Andrew Zhou, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Ping An Real Estate; Anita Arjundas, CEO Real Estate Sector, Mahindra Lifespace Developers; Christopher Heady, Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group; Rod Leaver, Chief Executive Officer Asia, Lend Lease; Ian Hawksworth, Chief Executive, Capco; Marilyn Taylor, Dean of the University Pennsylvania School of Design.

Among the many land use and real estate-related topics to be discussed by leading industry experts are:

  • What rapidly changing technology means for cities and land-use
  • The impact of technological advances on the real estate requirements of the retail, logistics and hospitality sectors
  • The connection between health and the built environment, and opportunities to use real estate investment to help improve the health of people and create more valuable, thriving communities
  • Accelerating the integration of Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta
  • Global capital markets and the current investment climate
  • How shifting demographics, rapid urbanization, technology, and globalization are reshaping cities

In addition to the main conference sessions, the event will also include a number of other activities including mobile workshops to projects in Hong Kong, a half-day Young Leaders’ Summit, Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) events, Council Days and a Capital Markets Forum.

The ULI Asia Pacific Summit has grown significantly since the first event in Beijing in 2012, and has firmly established itself as one of the key real estate events in the Asia Pacific Region and one of the ULI’s major global convenings. Please join us May 20-22 in Hong Kong for a highly informative, content-rich event.

NOTE TO REPORTERS AND EDITORS: To register and to find out further details about a select media roundtable on May 21st please contact Cheryl Pan at 852 2586 7887

About the Urban Land Institute:
The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members.  Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating thriving communities worldwide.  Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.