2nd Myanmar Real Estate Summit (MRES) 2013

30 Sep-01 Oct, 2013 - Yangon
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Day 1 - [30 Sep, 2013 - Monday]
Registration & Coffee
CMT's Welcome

G. Seelan, Managing Director



Opening of the 2nd MRES

His Excellency U Myint Swe

Chief Minister
Yangon Regional Government


Keynote Speech: Urbanization of Yangon City: Master-plan & Outlook

His Excellency U Hla Myint

Mayor of Yangon City

Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC)


Keynote Speech: Mandalay as Tourism & Industrial Hub

His Excellency U Aung Moung

Mayor of Mandalay
Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC)

Welcome Address
U.Thinn Maung, Vice Chairman
HTOO Group of Companies
Chairman's Remark
Mr.Christopher Thurane Aung, New Business Development Director
Dagon Group of Companies
Developments of Public Housing Projects in Myanmar
Daw.Moe Thida, Assistant Director
Dept of Human Settlement & Housing Development (DHSHD), Ministry of Construction
Vision for Yangon's Future: Protecting Yangon's Unique Built Heritage, Prospects and Challenges
Dr .Thant Myint U, Chairman
Yangon Heritage Trust
Discussion followed by Welcome Reception Hosted by Premium Sponsor
Chairman's Remark
Mr.Tony Picon, Managing Director
Colliers International Myanmar
Leasing Land in Myanmar
Ms.Karina Peng, Partner
Polastri Wint & Partners
Panel Discussion: Real Estate Challenges in Frontier Market Myanmar

- Land price/valuations
- Land ownership
- Leasing structures
- Mall development & retail issues

- Effect of zoning regulations
- Creating a JV
- Exit strategy

Mr.Tony Picon, Managing Director
Colliers International Myanmar
Mr.Han Kyi, Director
Creation Myanmar Co., Ltd.
Mr.Simon Landy, Executive Chairman
Colliers International Thailand
Mr.Christopher Thurane Aung, New Business Development Director
Dagon Group of Companies
Discussion followed by Networking Lunch
Chairman’s Remarks
Mr.Bill Barnett, Managing Director
C9 Hotelworks Company Limited
Retail Sector – Futurescape in Myanmar
- A shopping centre overview inc, supply and demand
- Lease strategy and tenant mix - what keeps developers awake at night
- Opportunities for developers in the retail sector
Mr.Richard Leech, Executive Director (Retail Services)
CB Richard Ellis (Vietnam) Co. Ltd. - CBRE
Case Study of the Junction 8 Malls: Operating Challenges in the Retail Sector
- Consumer behavior and retail trends
Dr .Sandar Htun, Deputy Managing Director and Head of Shopping Centre Div
Shwe Taung Development Co., Ltd./ Shwe Taung Group of Companies
Panel Discussion: Opportunities in Hotels and Resorts in Myanmar

- Finding appropriate hotel operators and business partners
- Key commercial terms offered

- Pitfalls to avoid & future direction
- Implications of the Tada-U hotel zone

Mr.Andrew Langdon, Senior Vice President (Hotels & Hospitality Group)
Jones Lang LaSalle
Mr.Victor Pang, Vice President Development (Asia)
Accor Asia Pacific
Mr.Frank Janmaat, Managing Director
Kaung Myanmar Association (KMA) Hotel Group / Lighthouse Hospitality
Mr.Peter J. Crowhurst, Head of Asset Management (Real Estate)
Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd.
Discussion followed by Refreshment Break
Infrastructure & Industrial Development: Thilawa Special Economic Zone
- Incentives for investors under SEZ law
- Technology/equipment supply
- Land lease guidelines
- Business partners
Mr.Masaki Takahara, Executive Managing Director
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Property & Asset Management: Getting it Right from the Start
Mr.Dexter Norville, National Director (Property & Asset Management)
Jones Lang LaSalle
Discussion followed by End of Day 1
Networking Reception for Speakers & Delegates
Day 2 - [01 Oct, 2013 - Tuesday]
Chairman’s Remark
Mr.Dexter Norville, National Director (Property & Asset Management)
Jones Lang LaSalle
Htoo’s Prospective Development for Myanmar’s Real Estate Sector
U.Kyaw Thu Oo, Deputy Director
HTOO Group of Companies
Practice of Structuring and Financing Real Estate Joint Ventures
- How can you transfer the land rights into the project company? The pros and cons of sublease versus assignment
- How to split land into different parts for different project companies?
- Legal and tax implications of the sale of apartments
- Are options, warrants and convertible loans workable under Myanmar law?
- Which provisions of the JVA may not be enforceable under Myanmar law?
- Avoiding trapped cash: how to extract profit and cash effectively from a real estate JV in Myanmar?
Mr.Edwin Vanderbruggen, Partner
VDB Loi Myanmar
Serviced Apartment Landscape in Myanmar
- Current situation (supply/rates), alternatives & investment appeal
Mr.Tony Picon, Managing Director
Colliers International Myanmar
Discussion followed by Refreshment Break
Construction Sector Outlook in Myanmar
- Cost, timing and challenges
- Raw material supply and challenges
- Technology requirements
Mr.Pierre-Jean Malgouyres, General Director
Archetype Group
Taxation System for Property Investments in Myanmar
Mr.Sebastian Pawlita, Partner
Polastri Wint & Partners
Final Discussion followed by Closing Lunch
End of Conference
Separately Bookable Workshop: Construction Practices in Myanmar
(Day 2, 1st Oct - Afternoon)
Part 1: Design & Building Projects in Myanmar: Keys for a Successful Delivery in a Demanding Environment

- Building codes
- Seismic conditions
- Utilities infrastructure
- Development assumptions
- Design Coordination and Building Permit


Construction Execution:
- Ground/soil condition
- Sourcing the right materials locally, local supply chain vs. importation
- Benefit of self-production


Site Management:
- Power supply
- Quality concern
- Employing Myanmar talents and ... retaining them!

- Precast concrete construction


- Costing challenges in a construction project in Myanmar: inflation, exchange rate


Specific case study:
- Heritage building renovation
Mr. Murli Metharam, Business Development Director

Bouygues Baltiment International

Mr.Jean-Jacques Largent, General Manager
BYMA Myanmar Ltd
Coffee Break
Part 2: Legal & Tax Structure of Major Construction Projects

- One MIC Permit or two? Should you license the contractor or the project owner? Can you obtain a license for both?

- What are the rules for licensing construction projects? How do they work in reality?

- How to avoid the "Commercial Tax trap": why does everyone get this wrong?

- How to split the onshore and the offshore contract: does this affect your ability to import?

- Are there in reality foreign ownership restrictions for construction activity?

- Which construction projects have received an MIC license to date?

- 5 issues of the Myanmar Contract Act to watch for in your contractual documentation

Mr.Edwin Vanderbruggen, Partner
VDB Loi Myanmar
End of Workshop

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