The World Congress of International Real Estate Federation ( FIABCI ) to be held in Bali will present speakers from throughout the globe. They will participate and serve as speakers in this great event from 24 to 28 May 2010.
The speakers are largely those who come from and own various professional and industrial backgrounds. They represent government officials, business people, executives of property, architecture, banking industry or tourism sector, and they come from the US, Europe, Australia and China and Indonesia.
John Rabie, for instance, a figure of business property and also the owner of Rabie Property Group from South Africa, will be one of the speakers in the congress. Rabie is one of the leading property players in the South Africa who successfully built Century City and Westlake Project in Constatia Valley, South Africa.
Another speaker is Tony Bath, managing director of Hellmuth, Obata+Kassabaum (HOK) Asia Pacific, a global architecture design company from the US. Bath is a long-experienced executive in industry and different global property projects. His experience includes development of commercial, hospitality, housing, mixed-use, aviation, planning and urban designs. One of Bath’s works in Indonesia is Plaza Indonesia.
Rabie and Bath will work together with Brian White, the founder and chairman of Raywhite Group, a leading network of global brokers and property investment, who will present innovation themes. White is a figure behind the success of Raywhite that turns into property broker company with global network. White is recognized as one of the architects of the merger of Coldwell Banker and Schmitt Real Estate Co, which becomes Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co. Presently, Coldwell Banker owns more than 3,900 offices and over 126,000 sales associates spreading in the US, Mexico, Europe, China and Caribia.
In addition to innovation, the FIABCI World Congress will also discuss remarkable trends and issues in the property industry, such as funding, eco-property, and green tourism. The issues and themes are currently becoming main concerns in the development concept of sustainable property industry. This is in line with the grand theme highlighted in the World Congress, namely “Save the World: Green Shoots for Sustainable Real Estate.”
Another figure who will serve as a speaker is Charles Landry. He is one of outstanding architects from London, England and is reputed for his talent is designing cities for creative industries in the world. He is also famous for his books, among others, “The Art of City Making” and “Creative City.” He collaborates with decision makers and local leaders in giving criticism and providing inspiration to stimulate and transform cities better.
He was born in 1948 and in 1978 he set up Comedia, a creative, cultural changes and cities consultancy agent. In this upcoming Congress, he is slated to speak on eco-property theme. In addition to Landry, the similar theme will also be discussed by Hiramsyah Taib, the president director of PT Bakrieland Tbk, a national property business with various product portfolios.
Besides eco-property, green tourism has recently become the concern of many parties, especially with regard to the needs of continuous and sustainable tourism development. Three presenters will speak in the next FIABCI World Congress; they are Kenneth Yeang, a Malaysian prominent architect now living in London, David Makes the founder and owner of Menjangan Resort, Bali, and I Made Mangku Pastika, the governor of Bali Province.
Ken Yeang is an architect and ecology expert who consistently adopts ecological framework in his property project planning for 40 years. Born in 1948, he started his architectural career in 1974. Apart from large scale projects, he has been involved in skyscraper and eco master planning projects globally. He is also a prolific book writer on eco design and a visiting professor in a number of leading universities.
Now, Yeang is the chairman of Liewelys Davies Yang, a prominent architect consultancy firm headquartered in London. His famous works are, among others, Menara Mesiniaga Tower (Malaysia), Kowloon Waterfront Masterplan (Hongkong), and Singaporean National Library that is awared with Green Mark Platinum Award.
In addition to foreign speakers, The FIABCI World Congress will also invite domestic speakers. On the list are James Riady, chairman of Lippo Group, a conglomeration and one of largest property businesses in Indonesia and Hiramsyah Taib, the president director of PT Bakrieland.
In this Congres, James Riady is planned to speak on funding issues. Meanwhile, Hiramsyah Taib will discuss eco-property matters.
In addition to innovation, funding, eco-property and green tourim issues, richness and genius of Balinese culture and architecture will also be highlighted in this world congress. The Indonesian minister for public housing, Suharso Manoarfa, is planned to elaborate Tri Hita Karana theme.
Tri Hita Karana is a concept on harmonious life that explains the role and relations between people and God, among the people themselves and between the people and their environment. This adagium was first known in Bali in 1966, despite its longer historical root. This regulates and guides the people towards comprehensive welfare.
Besides conference, the world real estate congress in Bali will also hold a tree planting ceremony led directly by President of Indonesia. This event represents concern and positive contribution to environmental preservation. It will be joined in by conference participants, invitees and public at large.