Successful launch for MIPIM Asia 2006 in Hong Kong!

2006-11-01 14:44 1661

PARIS, Nov. 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- 2,160* property professionals from

around the world gathered in Hong Kong, September 27-29, to attend the

inaugural MIPIM Asia property tradeshow organised by the Paris-based

exhibition company Reed MIDEM.

With 49 countries represented, the first edition of MIPIM Asia confirmed

industry demand for a major annual property event, focussed on the Asia

Pacific region and bringing together regional professionals with their

international counterparts.

"Our aim is to provide international property investors and end-users

with a unique opportunity to gain a complete overview of the most important

real estate projects and achievements in Asia Pacific," noted Gilles Saint

Georges Chaumet, Director of MIPIM Asia. "Hopefully we have created the

right conditions for professionals to make new business contacts and kick-

start international partnerships. A fifth of our exhibiting companies have

already signed up for MIPIM Asia 2007, which is particularly gratifying."

"MIPIM ASIA is the best-organized tradeshow I have been to in 14 years in

Asia. It has an excellent organizing team, a magnificent exhibition area and

I made lots of contacts during the three days," enthused Mark B. Fogle,

Managing Director of AIG Global Real Estate Investment Asia.

A significant number of real estate majors exhibited at MIPIM Asia. They

included Hong Kong Land (HK), Swire Properties Ltd (HK), Shanghai Harbour

City Development (China), Jeju Free International City Development Center

(South Korea), Shanghai Zhongrong (China), Urban Redevelopment Authority

(Singapore), Sansiri (Thailand), Bureau of High Speed Rail (Taiwan), Kraheja

Corp (India), and Kuala Lumpur Sentral (Malaysia).

MIPIM Asia in figures:

-- 2,169 delegates

-- 254 exhibiting companies

-- 49 countries

-- 391 investors, end-users, retailers et hotel groups

-- 147 journalists to cover the event

-- Geographical breakdown of delegates: 70% Asian professionals, 30% Rest

Of World.

The 391 international investors and end-users were able to appreciate the

high quality of Asia Pacific property projects, past and future, in an

exhibition hall where mock-ups, plans, videos and photos on the stands

competed for attendees' attention. Among the major projects showcased were

the following:

-- Lingang New City, the new port at Shanghai, developed under the

responsibility of Shanghai Harbour City Development and German

architects from the GMP group.

-- The expansion of the centre of Singapore over 300 hectares in Marina

Bay, supervised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

-- Phu My Hung New City Center, a new 750-hectare city zone to the south

of Ho Chi Minh Ville (Vietnam).

-- Incheon (South Korea), a free zone 30 minutes from Seoul, due to

become one of the country's most promising business centres.

-- The impressive Taikoo Hui complex, developed by Swire Properties Ltd,

which will house a major office and leisure centre in Canton (China).

-- Sentosa Cove, a magnificent 117-hectare seafront enclave to the east

of Singapore, where a 2,500 residential site is due to be built.

In addition to the exhibition and networking facilities, MIPIM Asia

launched an extensive and well-received conference programme. "Our clients

not only want to do business, but also want to learn as much as possible in a

limited amount of time," said Gilles Saint Georges Chaumet. Reaction to the

conference programme was upbeat. "I was particularly impressed by the degree

of interest and participation in the MIPIM ASIA conferences," said Darren

Jensen, director of RICS Asia Pacific (Royal Institution of Chartered

Surveyors), the renowned property professionals' organisation.

These conferences offered a platform to such personalities of the Asia

Pacific region as Chun-Ying Leung, Chairman North Asia of DTZ Debenham Tie

Leung (Hong Kong SAR), Professor Fan Gang, Director of the National Economic

Research Institute (NERI) in China, and Rod Cornish, Head of Research at

Macquarie Real Estate (Australia). They provided a full survey of Asia

Pacific real estate markets, offering key take-away information for delegates

wishing to develop successfully in the region.

*Statistics audited by the Office de Justification des Statistiques (OJS).

MIPIM Asia 2007

MIPIM ASIA 2007 will take place from 28th November to 30th November 2007

at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

For journalists

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Reed MIDEM organises international professional markets which have become

indispensable platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These

include MIPDOC, MIPTV, MIPCOM JUNIOR and MIPCOM (Television); MIDEM (Music);

MILIA (New Technologies); MIPIM and MAPIC (Real Estate); and GLOBAL CITY, the

international forum for urban decision-makers.

Reed Midem Organisation is a affiliate of Reed Exhibition (RX), the

leading global organiser of professional and consumer trade shows, which

manages 460 events in 52 business sectors. Reed Exhibitions are held today

in 38 countries each year in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Photographs of MIPIM Asia can be downloaded from: .

Source: Reed MIDEM
Keywords: Real Estate