The impact of technology, innovation, and the global economy on cities and real estate will be the core themes discussed by more than 500 global real estate leaders at the third annual ULI Asia Pacific Summit later this month. Titled “What’s Next? The Dynamics of the Future,” this year’s summit will take place May 20 to 22 at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong.

The program includes an array of industry experts who will explore timely topics of critical importance to every sector of the industry.

Featured speakers will include

  • the Honorable C.Y. Leung, chief executive, Hong Kong S.A.R., and founding chairman of ULI Asia Pacific;
  • Vivek Wadhwa, vice president of academics and innovation, Singularity University;
  • Lynn C. Thurber, ULI chairman and trustee, and chairman, LaSalle Investment Management;
  • Joseph Azrack, ULI trustee and senior adviser, Apollo Global Management;
  • Andrew Zhou, chairman and chief executive officer, Ping An Real Estate;
  • Anita Arjundas, chief executive officer, real estate sector, Mahindra Lifespace Developers;
  • Christopher Heady, senior managing director, the Blackstone Group;
  • Rod Leaver, chief executive officer, Asia, Lend Lease;
  • Ian Hawksworth, chief executive, Capco; and
  • Marilyn Taylor, dean, the University Pennsylvania School of Design.

Among the many land use and real estate–related topics to be discussed are

  • What rapidly changing technology means for cities and land use;
  • The impact of technological advances on the real estate requirements of the retail, logistics, and hospitality sectors;
  • The connection between health and the built environment, and opportunities to use real estate investment to help improve the health of people and create more valuable, thriving communities;
  • Accelerating the integration of Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta;
  • Global capital markets and the current investment climate; and
  • How shifting demographics, rapid urbanization, technology, and globalization are reshaping cities.

In addition to the main conference sessions, the event will feature a number of other activities, including mobile workshop visits to projects in Hong Kong, a half-day Young Leaders Summit, Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) events, Council Days, and a capital markets forum.

The ULI Asia Pacific Summit has grown significantly since the first event in Beijing in 2012, firmly establishing itself as a key real estate event in the Asia Pacific region and one of ULI’s major global convenings. Please join ULI on May 20 to 22 in Hong Kong for a highly informative, content-rich event.