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Myanmar Real Estate Summit 2012

19-20 Nov, 2012 - Yangon, MYANMAR

PARKROYAL Yangon

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19 Nov, 2012 - Monday
08:50

CMT's Welcome

G. Seelan, Managing Director

CMT

09:00

Opening Address: Master-plan for the Hotel & Tourism Sector

Minister of Hotels and Tourism
09:25

Chairman’s Welcome & Introduction

Jonathan Kyaw Thaung, CEO
Capital 8 Group
09:30

Urban Development: Role of DHSHD in Yangon Context

- Sourcing land: guidelines and protocols
- Heritage building preservation
- Emerging of new economic zones: Thilawa, Thanlyin, Dala

Daw. Mie Mie Tin, Director of Planning Division
Dept of Human Settlement & Housing Development (DHSHD), Ministry of Construction
10:00

Foreign Investment Law & Investment Potential for Myanmar

Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA)
10:35

Discussion followed by Refreshment Break

11:05

Chairman's Remark

Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd
11:10

Myanmar National Building Code Development and Construction Guidelines for High-rise Buildings

Committee for Quality Control of High-rise Building Projects (CQHP)
11:40

Land Rights for Foreign Investment in Myanmar

- General legal framework
- Residential and commercial developments
- Agricultural & Infrastructure projects

12:00

Panel Discussion: Approaching Land Matters in Myanmar

- Difficulties for new arrivals in getting access to information
- Private sector deals vs. acquisition of land from the government
- Valuations (private sector vs government land)
- Heritage buildings
- Key areas to focus on in a proposal to the govt.
Panelists:

Christian J. Oram, Owner
E & O Capital

Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd.

Shwe Taung Development Co., Ltd./ Shwe Taung Group of Companies
12:40

Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

13:55

Chairman’s Remarks

Christian J. Oram, Owner
E & O Capital
14:00

Outlook on Real Estate in Myanmar from a Developer’s Perspective

- Modus operandi
- Getting approval
- Partnering with local entity

Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd.
14:30

Repositioning and Refurbishment Projects in Myanmar

- Enhancing the value of existing assets
- Case study: Refurbishment of Strand Hotel
- Lessons from other heritage restorations

15:00

Mixed-Use Development in Myanmar: From Retail Malls to Service Apartments

Jonathan Kyaw Thaung, CEO
Capital 8 Group
15:30

Discussion followed by Refreshment Break

16:00

Trends in Developments & Uptakes for Office Space in Yangon

- Drivers for office market - past/present and future
- Current status of office space in Yangon
- Where will rental rates go?
- Flexibility is the key - Options for future tenants

16:40

Tax and Legal Structuring of Real Estate and Hospitality Investments

- What are the Myanmar tax implications of acquiring, leasing and developing real estate?
- Holding structures and SPVs: which locations are most suitable for holding the onshore project co?
- Which financing structures is tax efficient?
- Onshore structuring options for retail, hospitality, or residential projects
- How does Myanmar tax capital gains on shares of real estate companies? Advantages of the tax treaties with Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand
- Hotel management (fee) structures: cross-border tax and legal implications
- Which customs duties and import licenses will apply to imports for a hospitality project?
- Tax and legal pitfalls for construction projects and property development

17:30

Discussion followed by End of Day 1

Networking Reception at Strand Hotel

18:00 - 20:00 hrs.

 

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Capital 8Gaw Capital

 

17:50 Gather at Hotel Lobby

 

18:00 Depart to Strand Hotel

 

18:15 Cocktail Reception

 

20:00 Depart to Park Royal

 

20 Nov, 2012 - Tuesday
09:05

Hotels in Myanmar: A Golden Opportunity?

- Tourism trends, visitors arrival and profile
- Hotel supply: number of hotels per market and rooms per market
- Major markets' profile: Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Ngapali Beach
- Case studies: Brief review of selected hotels' business and operating models

HVS Global Hospitality Services
09:35

Panel Discussion: Resorts Market in Myanmar

- Prospects of Bagan, Ngapali and Ngwe Saung as the next Phuket and Bali?
- Risk/return profiles of hotel/resorts investments?
- Opportunities for investors and obstacles to be addressed?
- Developing human capital and skilled workers for the hospitality sector?
- Getting started in Myanmar?

Panelists:

Myanmar Hotels International

Myanmar Hotelier Association

HVS Global Hospitality Services
10:10

Design Implications of Refurbishment & Upgrading of Buildings

10:40

Discussion followed by Refreshment Break

11:05

Chairman's Remark

11:10

Strategies to Invest in Asian Frontiers Real Estate

Cube Capital HK Limited
11:35

Panel Discussion: Capital Raising Vehicles and Cash Flow Management for Property Investments in Myanmar

Panelists:

Leopard Capital Cambodia

British Chamber of Commerce (Thailand)

Cube Capital HK Limited
12:15

Final Discussion followed by Closing Lunch

13:30

End of Conference

 

14:00 - 17:30

 

Optional Visit to
Thanlyin Star City Project Site
&
Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa Port

20 Nov

 

Meet & Brief Session with GM & Project Team of Thanlyin Star City.


Located in Thanlyin Township, which is earmarked to be one of the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) under the newly enacted Myanmar SEZ Law, Star City is a mega project comprising of residential, commercial and recreation development. The visit will be followed by a tour to the Thilawa international port, located within the industrial zone. These developments are expected to accelerate infrastructure and real estate boom for the township.

 

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