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2nd Myanmar Real Estate Summit (MRES) 2013
30 Sep-01 Oct, 2013 - Yangon
PARKROYAL Yangon
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30 Sep, 2013 - Monday
09:00

CMT's Welcome

G. Seelan, Managing Director

CMT

09:10

Opening of the 2nd MRES

His Excellency U Myint Swe

Chief Minister
Yangon Regional Government

09:20

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

His Excellency U Hla Myint

Mayor of Yangon City

Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC)

09:30

Keynote Speech: Mandalay as Tourism & Industrial Hub

His Excellency U Aung Moung

Mayor of Mandalay
Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC)

09:40

Welcome Address

HTOO Group of Companies
10:00

Chairman's Remark

10:05

Developments of Public Housing Projects in Myanmar

Dept of Human Settlement & Housing Development (DHSHD), Ministry of Construction
10:35

Vision for Yangon's Future: Protecting Yangon's Unique Built Heritage, Prospects and Challenges

Yangon Heritage Trust
11:05

Discussion followed by Welcome Reception Hosted by Premium Sponsor

Sponsor
11:35

Chairman's Remark

Colliers International Myanmar
11:40

Leasing Land in Myanmar

Polastri Wint & Partners
12:10

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
Panellists:

Colliers International Myanmar
Creation Myanmar Co., Ltd.
Colliers International Thailand
12:45

Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

14:00

Chairman’s Remarks

C9 Hotelworks Company Limited
14:05

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
CB Richard Ellis (Vietnam) Co. Ltd. - CBRE
14:25

Case Study of the Junction 8 Malls: Operating Challenges in the Retail Sector

- Consumer behavior and retail trends
Shwe Taung Development Co., Ltd./ Shwe Taung Group of Companies
14:55

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
Panellists:

Kaung Myanmar Association (KMA) Hotel Group / Lighthouse Hospitality
15:30

Discussion followed by Refreshment Break

16:00

Infrastructure & Industrial Development: Thilawa Special Economic Zone

- Incentives for investors under SEZ law
- Technology/equipment supply
- Land lease guidelines
- Business partners
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
16:30

Property & Asset Management: Getting it Right from the Start

17:00

Discussion followed by End of Day 1

17:05

Networking Reception for Speakers & Delegates

01 Oct, 2013 - Tuesday
09:05

Htoo’s Prospective Development for Myanmar’s Real Estate Sector

HTOO Group of Companies
09:35

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?
10:05

Serviced Apartment Landscape in Myanmar

- Current situation (supply/rates), alternatives & investment appeal
Colliers International Myanmar
10:35

Discussion followed by Refreshment Break

11:05

Construction Sector Outlook in Myanmar

- Cost, timing and challenges
- Raw material supply and challenges
- Technology requirements
11:35

Taxation System for Property Investments in Myanmar

Polastri Wint & Partners
12:05

Final Discussion followed by Closing Lunch

13:25

End of Conference

Separately Bookable Workshop: Construction Practices in Myanmar
(Day 2, 1st Oct - Afternoon)
13:30

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

 

Development:
- 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

15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

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

17:00

End of Workshop

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