The International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) is holding its annual congress in Nusa Dua, Bali from May 24 to 28. Attended by over 1,000 of participants and delegates from more than forty countries across the globe, the 61st FIABCI World Congress is gearing up for creating a more sustainable real estate industry.
Having the theme “Save The World: Green Shoots for Sustainable Real Estate”, the congress focuses on four primary issues; innovation, funding, eco-property and green tourism. “We are addressing these issues as a response of main concerns in the development concept of sustainable property industry. And countries in the world are looking forward to working hand-in-hand to achieve a common goal,” Teguh Satria, President of FIABCI Indonesia, asserted.
In line with Teguh’s statement, Pingki Elka Pangestu, chairman of organizing committee, expressed his optimism that the congress would create solutions for the future of real estate industry worldwide. “Looking at the number of enthusiast participants from various countries, we really hope that the congress will implant the seeds to grow better sustainability in not only eco-property, but no less important, how the sustainability leads to the economic growth.”
The opening ceremony will be officially opened by the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia Boediono on May 27, and the congress presents 3 keynote speakers and 16 prominent speakers from across the globe. They are going to address various issues in the world of real estate, such as innovation, funding, eco-property and green tourism; all of which are substantial in making the world of property more sustainable.
Tom Wright, John Rabby, Brian White and Budiarsa Sastrawinata will be sharing their experience and expertises in the world of property in a forum titled “Innovations in Real Estate, Surviving and Balancing New Realities”.
Arilida Ariff, James T. Riady, James Park and Ian Mackie are in the congress to deliver their presentations on funding in a forum highlighting “Surviving Funding, Real Value-added Creation”.
No less interestingly, the congress presents prominent speakers who will be sharing with the world concerning the eco-property and green tourism. While Charles Landry, Rana Yusuf Nasir, Lee Chuan Seng, Hiramsyah S Thaib and Ken Yeang will be presenting their speech with the theme “The Eco-Property, Continuous Real Estate”, David makes, I Made Mangku Pastika and Murlidhar Rao will be sharing about the importance of green property through a forum with the theme “Maintaining Growth, Managing Momentum and Balance Development.”
“Coming from various countries and professional backgrounds, we are delighted to have the speakers in the Bali congress. Their presence is very significant, indeed. They will be sharing their expertises on the topics related to the theme of the congress, which will benefit all the participants toward making greater contribution to realzing a better concept of eco-property worldwide,” Bayu Utomo, FIABCI Congress’s head of business meetings and seminar, explained.
As a means of contributing to the concept of sustainable development in the world’s property sector, the congress features keynote speakers delivering the speech under the theme “From Ground Zero to Sustainability”. Scheduled as the keynote speakers are Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, former Indonesia’s minister of mining and energy, and founder of BRR Institute (BRR is Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency – Aceh-Nias), Johan Silas, senior researcher in housing and human settlements, and Trihadi Saptoadi, country director of World Vision Indonesia.
The congress will also include FIABCI University in the agenda, presenting a short course designed as guidance for developers and property professionals seeking out an investment opportunity in Indonesia and abroad. Scheduled for 26 of May, the course will be divided into two sessions with lectures from Ari Feldman, FIABCI University’s Academic Affairs Director, and Ciputra, Indonesian property figure, respectively. Established under FIABCI, the presence of FIABCI University has given a myriad of contributions toward educating its members as well as property practitioners and non-practitioners across the world.