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Infrastructure & Real Estate Development Conference

A closer look at infrastructure developments and real estate projects in Vietnam. This conference will discuss the partnership between government and international organisations in financing key projects, with a focus on the new Ho Chi Minh City Metro and railway expansion.

Simultaneous Vietnamese & English translation provided

Wed 27 Jun 2018
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Novotel Saigon Centre, 167 Hai Bà Trưng, phường 6, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam, 722413
6 hours CPD

Limited tickets available

US$160 Net of withholding tax


  • Government’s standpoint on investment opportunities in infrastructure and real estate projects in Vietnam.
  • Gain the latest insights into HCMC Metro development from the Management Authority of Urban Railway.
  • Hear from local and foreign developers on their experiences in real-project development in Vietnam.
  • Learn more about the risks involved in investing in Vietnamese infrastructure projects.


  • Conference chairperson’s welcome

    RICS welcome address

    Mr Dexter See, Managing Director, ASEAN, RICS

    Keynote address

    • Impact of infrastructure projects on the real estate market in Vietnam.
    • Strategic cooperation with the private sector in real estate investment.
    • Challenges in regulating real estate projects in Vietnam.

    Mr Vu Van Phan, Deputy Director General, Housing and Real Estate Market Management Agency, Ministry of Construction, Vietnam.

    • Current and future development of Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System projects.
    • What investment opportunities are available?
    • How do have people responded to the project?
    • A case study of the Metro Line One project.

    Mr Pham Quoc Trung, Deputy Head of Planning and Contract Division, Management Authority for Urban Railways

    • The complexity of financing state-owned infrastructure projects.
    • The barriers and risks in participating in infrastructure development.
    • How do government, developers, and contractors manage interface issues in a project?
    • Contract administration and payment challenges managed by project stakeholders.
    • Government's involvement and regulation of private investment in high-risk infrastructure projects, such as renewable, transport and agriculture.


    Mr Neill James, Deputy Consul-General & Head of Trade and Investment, Department for International Trade, British Consulate-General Ho Chi Minh City


    • Mr Neil Harvey, General Director, Arup Vietnam Limited
    • Mr Dang Thanh Son, Partner, Baker & McKenzie (Vietnam) Ltd
    • Ms Andrea Godfrey, Executive Director, Tax & Corporate Services, KPMG Vietnam
    • The impact of massive infrastructure projects on real estate development in Vietnam.
    • The competition between local and foreign developers in the Vietnamese real estate market.
    • Key issues of real estate financing in Vietnam.
    • Opportunities for real estate developers with the HCMC Metro lines development.


    Mr Stephen Williams, Head of Standards, Asia Pacific, RICS


    • Mr Martin Ho, Commercial Director, Vincom Construction LLC
    • Mr Michael Piro, Chief Operating Officer, Indochina Capital
    • Mr Stephen Wyatt, Country Head, Jones Lang LaSalle Vietnam
    • Mr David Blackhall, Managing Director, VinaCapital
    • What is currently the largest residential project by local/foreign developers in Vietnam?
    • How does residential development attract foreign investors?
    • What is the legal framework for foreign investors?
    • A case study of a residential project.
    • What are international standards?
    • International standards in the project lifecycle — how do they fit?
    • The application of international standards in ASEAN.

    Mr Stephen Williams, Head of Standards, Asia Pacific, RICS

    • New trends in housing production modes and perception.
    • Moving from low-rise housing to high-rise mixed use residential environment.
    • New trends in the city infrastructure from mono-centric to polar structure.
    • Impact of the new trends on the real estate market.

    Dr Hoang Huu Phe, Chairman of the Board, Vinaconex R & D


    RICS reserves the right to revise this programme. Speakers are subject to change.

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Download the vietnamese brochure:

IRED Conference Brochure - Vietnamese.pdf

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  • Non-RICS professional US$190 Net of withholding tax
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