Event Details

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, 23 June 2022 | 13.00 – 19.00 (Registration at 13.00)

Venue: Ballroom | Park Hyatt Saigon, 2 Lam Son Square, District 1, HCMC

Cohosted by: BritCham, CCTVN, HKBAV, InCham, MBC, SBG, ICham, CanCham, EuroCham, BeluxCham, NordCham, New Zealand Chamber, DBAV

Event Contact: realestate@auschamvn.org 

Tickets Payment/Invoice: accounts@auschamvn.org or call +84 973 000 470

(*) English speaking conference only


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Arrival Networking
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
1:35 PM - 2:00 PM
Presentation 1: Economic Punch
2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Presentation 2: Regional view on prime residential and VN growing wealth
2:25 PM - 2:50 PM
Presentation 3: Office Market - Predictions & regional trends of hybrid & flex
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
Panel Discussion 1: Capital Markets: Changing mega-trends; is it the REIT time?
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
Tea Break
3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Panel Discussion 2: Logistics & Industrial - The importance of brownfield development
4:10 PM - 4:40 PM
Panel Discussion 3: Design & Construction; Dirty Boots & Clean Building
4:40 PM - 5:10 PM
Panel Discussion 4 : Industrial real estate having its moment in the sun: Rooftop Solar.
5:10 PM - 5:25 PM
Using Slido throughout the day - Chau Ta and Alex Crane to select questions
5:25 PM - 5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Networking & Drinks
Sponsored by Spire Property Group


Member & Cohosted Member

1. Bank Transfer:
Account name: Australian Chamber of Commerce, Vietnam
(or short name: AUSCHAM VIETNAM)
Account Number (VND): 4953743
Account Number (USD): 4989077
Bank Name : ANZ Bank - HCMC Branch
Please quote invoice # as reference

2. Online Payment/Invoice: please contact Ms Hoan at accounts@auschamvn.org OR call 028 7100 1909/Ext 103

Standard Price ₫1,500,000

1. Bank Transfer:
Account name: Australian Chamber of Commerce, Vietnam
(or short name: AUSCHAM VIETNAM)
Account Number (VND): 4953743
Account Number (USD): 4989077
Bank Name : ANZ Bank - HCMC Branch
Please quote invoice # as reference

2. Online Payment/Invoice: please contact Ms Hoan at accounts@auschamvn.org OR call 028 7100 1909/Ext 103

Standard Price ₫1,800,000


  • Nguyen Chi Toan (Marketing Director, VSIP South & Central of VSIP JV Co Ltd)

    Nguyen Chi Toan

    Marketing Director, VSIP South & Central of VSIP JV Co Ltd


    Mr. Nguyen Chi Toan is VSIP Marketing Director who is in charge of VSIP Industrial park business. He has intensive experience of more than 21 years’ in investment guidance, strategic investment analysis in attracting companies to set up manufacturing bases in all projects of VSIP in Vietnam.
    He has a great network with organizations in US, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia,.. He evaluates the potential markets each year and subsequent years as well as the development trend in Vietnam to give the excellent advice for investors in each market.
    Prior joining VSIP, he worked as Tour guide and Tour Operator for both inbound and outbound guests. These experience makes him unique to give excellent advice for investor to look for best location for investment location in Vietnam.

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  • Kevin Hawkins (Partner at DFDL Legal & Tax, Vietnam)

    Kevin Hawkins

    Partner at DFDL Legal & Tax, Vietnam


    Kevin Hawkins is a Partner based at the Ho Chi Minh City office. Kevin advises clients on a variety of matters including business formation, oil, gas & power, education, trading & distribution, dispute resolution, mergers & acquisitions, property development, employment, corporate governance and international trade. Kevin is an accomplished U.S. lawyer who has over two decades of experience, with more than 18 years as a registered foreign lawyer in Vietnam.

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  • Glenn Hughes (Head of Vietnam at Logos)

    Glenn Hughes

    Head of Vietnam at Logos


    Glenn is the Country Head of LOGOS Vietnam. He has over 30years experience as a senior executive and advisor in Real Estate & Infrastructure Development/Investment, working in private and government sector organizations across South East Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Glenn's recognized expertise is in providing strategic advice and program management for all Development, Procurement, Delivery and Investment functions across a wide variety of real estate and infrastructure asset types.

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  • Thu Nguyen (founder & Managing Director of GREENVIET)

    Thu Nguyen

    founder & Managing Director of GREENVIET


    GreenViet will bring sustainable practices into your buildings and other “green” services based on our core competence in LEED & LOTUS Certification.
    Being an consultancy expert on sustainability, detail as: LEED, Green Star, NABERs, and LOTUS, I will help you be successful in your sustainable goals.
    I integrate with all members of project team, include architect, civil engineer, contractor, landscaping designer, ME designer, suppliers to work out the best practise, green material, efficiency equipment, that will contribute to Sustainable/ Green building, promoting the occupant's productivity, comfort and well-being.
    Directly response to get LEED certification for your project.

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  • Chau Ta (Executive Director – Head of Transactions at SC Capital)

    Chau Ta

    Executive Director – Head of Transactions at SC Capital


    Chau is the Executive Director, Legal Transaction for SC Capital Partners Group, a funds manager managing RECAP opportunistic funds investing in real estate. She leads (legally) all transactions for SC Capital Pan Asia including Australia and Vietnam.
    She has near to 20 years work experience in the real estate sector - highly experienced in real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, international corporate/commercial law. Chau has been living and working from Vietnam for 14 years and is highly regarded for her real estate insights and knowledge within Vietnam and is appointed on the Panel of Judges for the Vietnam Property Awards, 2022 being the 7th year. Chau launched the first annual AusCham - Vietnam Real Estate Symposium in 2012 – this is now its 10th year running.
    Chau has served as a board director of the Auscham Vietnam between 2012 -2021. She was the Chairwoman for Auscham Vietnam in 2017 and 2018
    Chau is a Foundation Member of AustCham ASEAN, served as Chair in 2020 and 2021 and is currently the Vice Chair.
    Chau also sits on the Australia Vietnam Leadership Dialogue Advisory Board, UNICEF Vietnam Corporate Advisory Board, the Asean-Australia Education Dialogue Advisory Committee and RMIT Vietnam School of Business Management Industry Advisory Board.
    Chau is Australian raised, bread-fed educated lawyer, holding a Bachelor of Arts /Bachelor of Laws (Honors) and Masters of International Law (Honors) from University of Sydney. She is married to a Vietnamese husband with 3 children.

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  • Michael Kokalari (Chief Economist at VinaCapital)

    Michael Kokalari

    Chief Economist at VinaCapital

    Michael Kokalari is the Chief Economist at Vinacapital. In this role, he will be responsible for working with the company’s in-house research team to conduct economic, market and corporate analysis and to provide investment advice and ideas to all current and future VinaCapital managed funds. Mr. Kokalari will also spearhead VinaCapital’s thought leadership initiatives.

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  • Christine Li (Head of Research APAC at Knight Frank)

    Christine Li

    Head of Research APAC at Knight Frank


    Christine is the Head of Research, APAC at Knight Frank. She has over 15 years of industry experience, helping to shape the long-term business strategy by developing and implementing research initiatives that feed into the research centre of excellence for potential broader application.

    She curates and co-ordinates regional forecasts and market outlook for clients across the office, industrial and residential sectors as well as specialist asset classes such as student accommodation, multi-family and data centres. Prior to joining Knight Frank, Christine was the Head of Business Development Services for Southeast Asia, overseeing both the research and marketing resources. She was responsible for managing and delivering real estate and economic research and strategic analysis, with the view of providing research-based perspectives to commercial leasing and investment processes. Her insight and in-depth knowledge of real estate market is also well sought-after by both the local and international media.

    Christine began her real estate career as a property correspondent and commentator with Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) where she interviewed key market players from listed company CEOs to top government officials on various property-related issues.

    She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Cornell University (US) and a Master of Arts degree in Media and Communications from University of London (UK).

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  • Alex Crane (Managing Director of Knight Frank)

    Alex Crane

    Managing Director of Knight Frank


    Alex has been working in real estate since 2003. Throughout this time Alex has worked across all sectors of the commercial real estate industry including sale & acquisition of investment and development opportunities and therefore has impeccable knowledge of property life-cycle from both landlord and occupier perspectives.

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  • Tim Armstrong (Global Head of Occupier Strategy and Solutions at Knight Frank Vietnam Property Services Company Limited)

    Tim Armstrong

    Global Head of Occupier Strategy and Solutions at Knight Frank Vietnam Property Services Company Limited


    Tim brings over 20 years of experience in transaction management and advisory, advising both occupier and landlord clients across both the office and industrial sectors, working in partnership to align their commercial real estate strategies to work for their business needs.

    As the Global Head of Occupier Strategy and Solutions, he is responsible for growing Knight Frank's occupier and global portfolio solutions business, which delivers world-class corporate
    real estate outsourcing solutions to clients around the world. Based in Singapore, Tim also heads the Asia-Pacific Occupier Strategy and Solutions team.

    By leading Knight Frank’s global occupier platform, Tim ensures our clients are provided a consistent and professional service offering. Tim's strength is working closely with occupiers to develop an effective service delivery models that suits their specific needs and drives superior outcomes that align with the overall direction and strategy of the business unit. Tim's ability to identify and formulate strategies, along with his attention to detail and ability to handle complex negotiations has positioned
    Tim as a key advisor to Knight Frank

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  • Ben Gray (Knight Frank)

    Ben Gray

    Knight Frank


    Ben has worked in Vietnam since 2014 having started his career in London in 2006. With professional services and investment brokerage background, he specializes in transaction-led, cross-boarder capital origination and private placement, capital structuring and deal advisory as well as actively working on commercial property sales & acquisition across all asset classes and geographies.

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  • Phuong Mai Luong (Team Lead, Large Corporates South and Commercial Real Estate at HSBC Bank (Vietnam) Ltd)

    Phuong Mai Luong

    Team Lead, Large Corporates South and Commercial Real Estate at HSBC Bank (Vietnam) Ltd


    Relationship banker with experiences with both local and multinational corporates.

    I believe banks differentiate by their people and try every day to live that value.

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  • Paul Tonkes (Industrial Deputy Director of Indochina Kajima)

    Paul Tonkes

    Industrial Deputy Director of Indochina Kajima


    Paul is deputy director Industrial at Indochina Kajima Development (ICCK). This diversified platform started in 2016 when veteran real estate developers Indochina Capital and Kajima established a JV with an initial investment commitment of US$1 billion in real estate projects over 10 years in Vietnam's key markets. Prior to ICCK Paul worked for Cushman & Wakefield Vietnam as Director, Logistics & Industrial Services, and 9 years for Becamex IDC. Paul has over 18 years of experience in real estate, transitioning from commercial real estate to industrial in 2010 when moving to Vietnam.

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  • Thomas Harris (Vice President of Fulfilment at TIKI Corporation)

    Thomas Harris

    Vice President of Fulfilment at TIKI Corporation

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  • Luigi Campanale (CEO of SCE Project Vietnam)

    Luigi Campanale

    CEO of SCE Project Vietnam


    CEO of SCE Project Vietnam, Luigi Campanale has over 20 years of experience across a range of distinctive projects from bespoke residential to heritage restoration and luxury hotels. From his origins as a project architect with SCE Project Italy, Luigi began his role as executive director of the Vietnam and Singapore branches in 2016. He currently heads all design and architecture teams across the Indo-Pacific region and North America.

    Key accomplishments include lending his expertise to many iconic, world-class developments such as the St. Regis Hotel & Serviced Apartments in Kuala Lumpur, the ‘888’ retail complex in Danang, and BMW’s new engine plant in Northeast China. As lead architect, he oversaw the multi-year restoration of the Secretariat Building in Yangon, a Victorian colonial masterpiece and the country’s most intriguing and prized architectural landmark.

    More recently, Luigi has brought his signature style to Marriott Hotels Saigon and two key city projects managed by the government of Ho Chi Minh City – the new Saigon Opera House and Saigon Golden Square, a “Smart City” initiative.

    Across the region, Luigi is cooperating with several international institutions including UNESCO Vietnam, several Italian embassies, and educational institutions in Italy, Japan, Vietnam, and Malaysia, to organize and present a workshop on the “Italian way” of planning and design. The workshop will pay specific attention to the restoration and revitalization of heritage buildings as well as the implementation of smart cities on a global scale.

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  • Bram Rutgers (Senior Vice President Development at Emergent Capital Partners)

    Bram Rutgers

    Senior Vice President Development at Emergent Capital Partners


    Managing team of professional on realization of industrial projects in Vietnam. Activities comprise from technical support from initiative to managing projects realization and handover to facility management of EPS.

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  • Andrew Currie (Founder & Chairman of OUT-2 Design Group)

    Andrew Currie

    Founder & Chairman of OUT-2 Design Group


    Under Andrew’s leadership and creative direction, OUT-2 Design has received over 30 international design awards for projects, including Office Design, Education, Residential, Leisure and Community projects.
    The firm’s motto, ‘radically improving the ways people work, learn and live,’ encapsulates their evidenced-based, human-centred approach to design thinking, strategy, architecture, interior, and graphic design.

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  • Miguel Ferrer (Managing Director of Shire Oaks International)

    Miguel Ferrer

    Managing Director of Shire Oaks International


    Miguel has a PhD in management and an MSc in Economics and has over 25-year experience working in France, Belgium and China. Dr. Miguel has a track record of leading and managing large teams in different parts of the world in business planning and project management. He has successfully delivered many schemes within a broad range of industries including Manufacturing, Telecoms, Agriculture and Oil & Gas whilst working for France Telecom, Volvo and Total.

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  • Thomas Jakobsen (Managing Director of Indochina Energy Partners)

    Thomas Jakobsen

    Managing Director of Indochina Energy Partners


    Thomas has 20 years of experience in Indochina, especially on renewable energies. He is the Managing Director of Indochina Energy Partners (IEP), specializing in roof-top solar installation, maintenance, and financing solutions for commercial and industrial factory owners. The company is currently developing 200 MWp of rooftop solar installations in ASEAN and is also negotiating several large-scale DPPA’s in wind and solar in collaboration with its financing partners.

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  • Dao Le Ha (Head of Business Development at Knight Frank)

    Dao Le Ha

    Head of Business Development at Knight Frank


    Ha Dao has more than 25 years of experience in the Real Estate industry and finance and debt advisory. She has worked for large corporations such as Jardine Matheson, Hongkongland, Colliers Jardine and Normandy Property Management Fund. In addition, she was also a founding shareholder of Indochina Trading and Investment Joint Stock Company, Empire Trading and Investment Joint Stock Company and Deputy Director of Asia Debt Trading Company. With her well connections and rich experience and creativity in the fields of Real Estate, Ha Dao not only brings revenue to the Company but also brings close and intimate relationships with customers.

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  • Phung Nguyen (ESD Consultant at Arup Vietnam Limited)

    Phung Nguyen

    ESD Consultant at Arup Vietnam Limited

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  • Josh Pham (Vietnam Sales Director of GE Solar Inverters)

    Josh Pham

    Vietnam Sales Director of GE Solar Inverters


    Phuong Pham Duc has been specializing in renewable energy solutions since 2016 with LG SOLAR solutions. He has worked with LG Solar Team to bring LG Solar Panels into Vietnam by setting up B2C channel, B2B specs-in with local/overseas funding company and bidding with EVN CPC projects (governments projects). He has also done M&A of solar farm projects and worked with big corporations for C&I Solar developments and provinces/partners to approach & spec-in into various industrial parks.

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  • Vy Thuy Vu (Managing Director - Investment & Corporate Services of Sonkim Land)

    Vy Thuy Vu

    Managing Director - Investment & Corporate Services of Sonkim Land


    Ms. Vu Thuy Vy joined Son Kim Land as CFO in late 2013 and was promoted to Managing Director - Investment and Corporate Services in 2018, covering finance and accounting, fundraising and supporting investment for the group.
    Previously, she worked for Central Trading & Development Group (CT&D) for 8 years, where she was responsible for project financing, corporate finance and planning, while also supporting M&A deals. During that period, she covered corporate finance for all key investments by CT&D in Vietnam, including the Hiep Phuoc Power Plant, Tan Thuan EP Zone and, most importantly, Phu My Hung Development Corporation (PMHC).

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AusCham is excited to partner with Knight Frank this year to hold our annual Real Estate Symposium on Thursday, 23 June 2022.

'Knight Frank brings an exciting element to this must attend annual real estate event and shows the strength both in the Vietnam real estate market and strong partnerships. With delays and changes affecting the outcome of this event, AusCham is delighted to share that we have been able to secure our sponsors, speakers, panelists and venue as originally planned - This means you are assured of an unparalleled event delivering the latest and most accurate market trends and results from H1 and the outlook for H2 of 2022'. - Simon Fraser, Executive Director, AusCham, Vietnam


'Knight Frank is delighted to have the opportunity to be involved in what has become Ho Chi Minh City's prime real estate event. From a personal standpoint it is great to be involved again and as always we will address the topics of the day that matter and those that will be prominent as we look ahead. Rarely do we get the opportunity to hear the views of so many experienced guests and panelists in the same afternoon and like before we will commit to challenging the speakers in our 'pressure cooker' session at the end of the day; no holding back.' - Alex Crane, Managing Director, Knight Frank, Vietnam