Event Details

Event Details:

September June 2023 | 13.00 – 19.00 (Registration at 13.00)

Venue: Ballroom | Sofitel Saigon Plaza, 17 Le Duan Street District 1, HCMC

Cohosted by: BritCham, CanCham, DBAV, HKBAV

Event Contact: realestate@auschamvn.org 

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

(*) English speaking conference only


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Arrival Networking
2:00 PM - 2:05 PM
2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
Presentation 1: Economic Punch
2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Presentation 2: Market Movers Vietnam Update
2:55 PM - 3:25 PM
Panel Discussion 1: Data Centres and REITS
3:25 PM - 3:45 PM
Tea Break
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Panel Discussion 2: Logistics & Industrial - Restoring the Equilibrium
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Panel Discussion 3: Sustainability in Mixed-Use Development - Where from Here
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Using Slido throughout the day - Chau Ta and Alex Crane to select questions
5:00 PM - 5:05 PM
Wrap Up
5:05 PM - 6:35 PM
Networking & Drinks



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


  • 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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  • Will Ross (Chief Marketing & Distribution Officer at Dragon Capital Group Limited)

    Will Ross

    Chief Marketing & Distribution Officer at Dragon Capital Group Limited


    Will has a bachelor’s in economics and philosophy from the Queen’s University in Canada as well as a CFA and spent the vast majority of his 25 years of professional life in global banks such as JPM, Merrill Lynch, HSBC and Citi. He started his career in research of structured credit/finance, then moved to product development of capital markets products/financing solutions, investment banking services for wealthy Asian families and most recently developing and implementing digital solutions to target younger families and professionals in Asia to help them accumulate wealth. He also spent time in the ‘digital world’ such as with Lazada where he played a key role in the end-to-end management of a cross-border marketplace, including initiatives such as the launch of Lazada’s first celebrity KOL shop with Korea’s famous rapper G-Dragon.

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  • Ben Gray (Director of Knight Frank)

    Ben Gray

    Director of 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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  • Paul Volodarsky (Partner, Head of Regional Real Estate and Hospitality at DFDL Vietnam)

    Paul Volodarsky

    Partner, Head of Regional Real Estate and Hospitality at DFDL Vietnam


    Paul has brought a wealth of experience to DFDL Thailand and Vietnam. Prior to joining DFDL, he worked with Limcharoen Legal in Bangkok managing the workflow for their offices in Phuket, Samui, Ho Chi Minh City, and Bangkok.

    He has advised individual buyers, developers and investment groups on real estate investment in Vietnam and Thailand with specific emphasis on corporate structuring, acquisitions, and branding in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai. He has also advised investors on the intricacies of tokenization of real estate and foreign ownership limitations in ASEAN countries.

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  • Chris Wijnberg (CEO of TMT Energy)

    Chris Wijnberg

    CEO of TMT Energy

    Active in Vietnam since 1990. He founded,
    built, and served asGeneral Director of the Rhodia Nguoc Trong biogas plant in TayNinh.
    Previous most recent position was Strategic Sales Director for a global provider of rooftop solar in Southeast Asia.
    As a co-founder he remains dedicated to the growth of renewable energy in South-East Asia and Vietnam.
    Partner of Vietnam Fund Management Co. Ltd. for directinvestment in Vietnamese companies managing $52 million capital
    Co-founder, Board Member and Director of the European Chamberof Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham)
    Leader of the Dutch Business Association in Vietnam
    General Director of Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho Co. Ltd. as developer and operator of its exclusive 93 Ha 5-star resort in central Vietnam

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  • Fred Fitzalan Howard (DCP DCS MRICS Associate Director - Data Centre Lead APAC of Knight Frank Vietnam Property Services Company Limited)

    Fred Fitzalan Howard

    DCP DCS MRICS Associate Director - Data Centre Lead APAC of Knight Frank Vietnam Property Services Company Limited


    As a key member of the Knight Frank Global Data Centre team since 2018, Fred has led multiple Data Centre projects for some of Knight Franks long standing clients, transacting over $500m of data centre real estate.
    Fred’s core area is investment and development, and with this Fred has advised on a number of data centre real estate transactions including development land, powered shells and operational platforms across Europe and APAC on behalf of investors, operators and cloud service providers.
    Fred is the Data Centre lead for Knight Frank in APAC and is based in Singapore full time working closely alongside the Knight Frank affiliates across the region as well as the Global Data Centre team in the UK.
    He has a strong network from working alongside Data Centre Operators, finding their latest development sites through to advising on colocation lease disposals. With this, he is also able to liaise extensively with engineers, telecoms providers and the hyperscale cloud communities.

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  • Paul Tonkes (Industrial Deputy Director of Indochina Kajima)

    Paul Tonkes

    Industrial Deputy Director of Indochina Kajima


    Paul Tonkes is the Industrial Deputy Director of Indochina Kajima Development (ICCK), involved with day-to-day business involving the roll out of the industrial pipeline. In 2016, Indochina Capital partnered with Kajima Corporation to establish Indochina Kajima (ICCK). On the 6th of July 2022, ICCK launched Core5 Vietnam, an industrial and logistics real estate development and operation platform. Currently 3 projects are under construction with premier project located in Deep C Industrial Zone in Hai Phong ready to handover.

    Prior to ICCK, Paul worked for Cushman & Wakefield Vietnam as Director of Logistics & Industrial Services, and BecamexIDC, largest industrial park & township developer in Vietnam for 9 years. Paul has been working 2 decades in real estate, transitioning from commercial real estate to industrial in 2010 when moving to 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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  • Quynh Dao (Senior Department Manager of Customer Sales and Marketing at Deep C Industrial Zones)

    Quynh Dao

    Senior Department Manager of Customer Sales and Marketing at Deep C Industrial Zones


    DEEP C Industrial Zones in Vietnam, the leading industrial zone developer located in Haiphong and Quang Ninh.
    Quynh has 15 years of experience working in DEEP C. Before moving to Customer, Sales and Marketing in 2018, she worked in liquid jetty operation management and human resources which helps her build a diversified knowledge of organizational structure to proactively involve with all aspects of Customer, Sales and Marketing.

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  • Thomas Harris (Supply Chain & eCommerce Specialist at Harris Global)

    Thomas Harris

    Supply Chain & eCommerce Specialist at Harris Global


    With over 19 years of logistics experience and over 15 years in Asia, Thomas is one of Vietnam’s leading logistics leaders. He is extremely driven, works well with people and a team to deliver his promise. Thomas’ extensive experience, diverse skillsets, industry knowledge and hands on approach have allowed him to create new logistics businesses and transform existing networks in North and Southeast Asia.

    He started his career in the Netherlands in internal audit at TNT, before moving through the business, on to SEA regional roles and North Asia regional roles in 2011. He started his journey in Vietnam as Country General Manager TNT Express. Started and created the DHL eCommerce in Vietnam. Growing it to be in the top 4 domestic delivery business in the country within 12 months. Created a fulfilment solution for a high-end fashion label and moved their operations within the space of 3 weeks.

    Prior to being the Country Manager at TMX Thomas was VP of Fulfilment for a local top 3 eCommerce player TIKI. Established best in class fulfilment and return logistics in Vietnam and was the first to implement automation in the country. Created a Quick Commerce cold chain grocery business within 3 months following C19, offering under 1hour delivery business within all 3 major cities.

    Thomas has extensive logistics knowledge & experience, Express, Ecommerce, Last mile, Fulfilment, Return logistics, Aftersales, Automation and Robotics. With a qualified background in financial audits, process audit and management accounting.

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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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  • JOSEPH LOW (President (Vietnam), Real Estate at Keppel Corporation)


    President (Vietnam), Real Estate at Keppel Corporation


    Mr. Joseph Low has been with Keppel for 27 years with a progressive career through diverse roles such as Operations, Corporate Development, Investment and REIT management.
    He has extensive real estate management experience and has successfully led various flagship projects in Vietnam since 2014.
    He was appointed as the President of Keppel's Real Estate Division (Vietnam) in February 2021.
    Joseph has also been named the “Vietnam Real Estate Personality of the Year” by Property Guru Vietnam Property in 2022 for his leadership and contributions to the industry.

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

    Mai Phuong 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. CRE banker and sustainability advocate.

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

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AusCham & Knight Frank partner for the 9th Annual Vietnam Real Estate Symposium on Thursday, 21 September 2023.

'In our 9th year of the Vietnam Reals Estate Symposium, AusCham partners with Knight Frank to deliver the premier dynamic and informed industry event of 2023. In a year where uncertainties abound our informed industry leaders, stewards and experts will deliver commentary and advice based on actual and current industry analysis - 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 2023 and beyond'. - 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

Accommodation Packages - Sofitel Saigon Plaza