Shifting Real Estate Scenario, Opportunities & Policy Guidelines Reviewed at Myanmar Real Estate Sum


Key Myanmar Government officials and international experts will
convene next month in Yangon to brief and guide property, real estate
developers, project managers, construction equipment and services suppliers,
capital markets and investors at the
Myanmar Real Estate
Summit 2012
, hosted by global
conference organiser Centre for Management Technology on November 19-20.

The upcoming SEA games and the burgeoning tourist industry have resulted in foreigners flocking into Myanmar. The Nation recently reported officials saying that the 1,670 new hotel rooms which will become available in Yangon next year will not be enough to meet an expected surge in demand. All thanks to investors rushing into Myanmar seeking business opportunities, in response to the nation’s sweeping policy reforms.Myanmar Real Estate Summit 2012 on 19-20 November in Yangon is dedicated to addressing investment opportunities and challenges in the real estate sector.

His Excellency U Htay Aung, Minister of Hotels and Tourism will officially open the summit with a keynote address "Master-plan for the Hotel & Tourism Sector". This will be followed by a paper on "Urban Development Plan for Yangon" from U. Win Zaw, Director for Urban & Regional Planning Division, Dept of Human Settlement & Housing Development (DHSHD). Additionally, U. Than Myint, Chairman, Committee for Quality Control of High-rise Building Projects, will elaborate on ‘Myanmar National Building Code Development and Construction Guidelines for High-rise Buildings’.

Among the industry
expert speakers is Mr. Cyrus Pun, Executive Director of Yoma Strategic Holdings
invited to will deliver his topic an ‘Outlook on Real Estate in Myanmar from a
Developer’s Perspective’. Also on the speaker panel are Mr. Kenneth Gaw, GAW
Capital’s President & Managing Principal with a session on ‘Repositioning
and Refurbishment Projects in Myanmar’, as well as Capital 8 Group’s CEO, Mr.
Jonathan Kyaw Thaung addressing topic on ‘Mixed-Use Development in Myanmar:
From Retail Malls to Service Apartments’.

Efforts are underway to
create a favorable investment climate for investors. The high priority towards
infrastructural
development
projects present vast
opportunities that businesses should seize.

In view of the potential
investment opportunities, the summit expects to draw regional and foreign
property investors, developers, hoteliers, financiers, tax consultants, construction
& engineering firms, contractors, and construction materials suppliers to
participate and gather vital knowledge from sessions covering;

  •  Land Rights for Foreign
    Investment in Myanmar

Ms. Cheah Swee Gim, Director
and Foreign Consulting Attorney 
Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd.


  •  Panel Discussion:
    Approaching Land Matters in Myanmar

Panelists: 
Mr. Christian Oram, Director E & O Capital Management 
Mr. Cyrus Pun, Executive Director Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd.


  • Tax and Legal
    Structuring of Real Estate and Hospitality Investments
       Mr. Edwin Vanderbruggen,
    Partner 
    VDB Loi

  • Institutional Property
    Investment for Myanmar
       Mr. Alexis de Mecquenem,
    Director 
    Cube Capital HK Limited

  • Panel Discussion:
    Capital Raising Vehicles and Cash Flow Management 
    for Property Investments in
    Myanmar
       Panelists: 
       Mr. Kenneth Stevens, Managing Partner Leopard Capital Cambodia


Details of the summit to
be held at PARKROYAL Yangon can be viewed at
http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=121133 

Please contact Ms. Grace at Tel. 65 6346 9147 for enquiries.

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