MIPIM Asia is thrilled and honoured to welcome The Honourable CY Leung, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as Guest of Honour for the official Opening Ceremony of the 7th edition of MIPIM Asia on Wednesday, November 7th at 9.30 a.m. in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
In March, 2012, Mr. Leung was elected the fourth term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Between 1997 and 2011, Mr Leung was a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong and Convenor of the non-official members between 1999 and 2011. Awarded with Honorary Doctorate degrees by four universities in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Shandong, Leung has previously been Chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Hong Kong, President of the Institute of Surveyors in Hong Kong and Chairman of DTZ Asia Pacific.
MIPIM Asia will feature pavilions for key territories in Asia-Pacific. Hong Kong government will showcase their latest urban regeneration initiatives led by the Development Bureau. Taiwan and the Philippines will both present their investment opportunities in tourism, respectively with the Architectural Aesthetics Cultural Economy Association and the Tourism Infrastructure & Enterprise Zone Authority. Malaysia will be present with Malaysia Property Inc., a Government initiative which acts as a bridge between institutional, corporate and private investors, along with 3 other exhibiting companies: Sime Darby Property Berhad, UEM Land Berhad and EMKAY Group. South Korea will actively participate with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Investment Policy Bureau of Jeollanam-Do Provincial Government. Japan will feature the investment activities of Mitsubishi Corporation among the various companies being presented.
China has become a growing force in real estate development throughout Asia-Pacific. Key shopping center developers such as Treasury China Trust, Taubman, Chongbang Group, Capitamalls Asia, Inter-IKEA will be promoting their latest projects at MIPIM Asia. The city of Chongqing will be strongly engaged with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and with Tianjin Innovative Finance Investment Co. Ltd which will promote the Yujiapu project, the financial district of the city.
This year introduces a new exhibition zone called “Retail Village” presenting retail expansion strategies throughout the Asian market, with trendsetters like Desigual and Devanly and Luxury brands such as Hugo Boss, Prada, and Versace. The 200 retailers expected at MIPIM Asia this November, will be able to connect with shopping centre developers also present in this zone, such as Capita Malls Singapore or Taubman US.
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