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Vietnam - A World of Opportunities

IREC 2018 schedule of events is available below. Events are open to all registered attendees, unless the event is                                                                        By Invitation Only or the Optional Tours where pricing is not included with the conference registration and will be                                                            charged separately. Schedule is subject to change.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

14:00 - 16:30          Global Leadership Summit - By Invitation Only

                                    JW Mariott Junior Ballroom

                                    8 Do Duc Duc, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi


14:00 - 14:30         Ms. Nancy Suvarnamani—Regional Coordinator, NAR

                                   Welcome Remarks

                                   Mr. Vince Malta—2018 First Vice President, NAR

                                   2020 President, NAR

                                   Mr. Nguyen Tran Nam—President, VNREA

                                   Former Vice Minister of Construction

                                   Mr. Joe Schneider—Director, Global Alliances, NAR



14:30 - 15:00        Real Estate Licensing Panel Discussion

                                   Moderator:  Ms. Nancy Suvarnamani—Regional Coordinator, NAR


                                   Ms. Arisa Homma—Researcher, Japan-America Real Estate Coalition Office

                                   Mr. Harry Yeo—Immediate Past President, Institute of Estate Agents, Singapore

                                   Mr. Malcolm Gunning—President, Real Estate Institute of Australia



15:00 - 15:30          NAR Education Offerings Panel Discussion

                                     Moderator:  Ms. Nancy Suvarnamani, Regional Coordinator, NAR

                                     Ms. Evangeline Yia—Vice President for International Afairs, Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’                                                                                                   Associations, Philippines   

                                     Mr. Paul Xumsai—2018 NAR President’s Liaison to Thailand

                                     Ms. Undrakh Chinchuluun, Head, Real Estate Academy of Mongolia

15:30 - 16:00           Breakout Session

16:00 - 16:30           Multiple Listing Services (MLS) Panel Discussion

                                      Moderator:  Ms. Nancy Suvarnamani, Regional Coordinator, NAR

                                      Mr. Tom Berge, Jr.—Chairman of the Boar, California Regional Multiple Listing Service, USA, Planning                                                                                              Commissioner, City of Alhambra                                   

                                      Mr. Eric Lim—President, Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents 


                                      NAR Annual Conference and EXPO—Boston, November 2 - 5, 2018

                                      Mr. Mark Kitabayashi—President’s Liaison to Japan, NAR

                                      IREC 2019–JAPAN, September, 2019



16:30 - 16:40           MOU Signing—Mongolia and Vietnam

                                      Real Estate Academy Mongolia and Vietnam National Real Estate Association

16:40 - 16:50           MOU Signing—WSGAR, U.S.A. and Vietnam

                                     West San Gabriel Association of Realtors® and Vietnam National Real Estate Association

16:50 - 17:00           MOU Signing—Malaysia and Vietnam

                                     Malaysian Institute of Professional Estate Agents and Consultants and Vietnam National Real Estate Association


18:30 - 20:30          Welcome Reception—By Invitation Only

                                     Business Attire, Cocktail Dresses

                                     JW Marriott Junior Ballroom

                                     8 Do Duc Duc, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi

Thursday, September 6, 2018

08:00 - 08:30          Networking

08:30 - 09:20          EXPO Opening Ceremony

                                       National Exhibition Construction Center

                                      1 Do Duc Duc, Me Tri, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi

10:00 - 10:35           Conference Opening Ceremony

                                     At National Convention Center – Gate 1, Thang Long Road,  Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi

                                     Parade of Flags

10:35 - 10:50          Vice Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung Remarks

10:50 - 11:00           Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen The Hung

11:00 - 11:15            U.S. Ambassador Dan Kritenbrink Remarks

11:15 - 11:35            Vietnam—A World of Opportunities

                                    Vice Minister of Construction Nguyen Van Sinh

11:35 - 11:50           2018 NAR First Vice President

                                    2020 NAR President Vince Malta

11:50 - 11:55            Presenting Sponsor—Sunshine Group

                                     Mr. Le Nho, Deputy General Manager

12:00 - 13:30          Networking Lunch

13:30 - 14:15           What does the City of Tomorrow Looks Like?

                                     Exploring Smart and Happy Cities through the evolution of cities. Insights from an expert from                                                                                                          the “happiest country” in the Arab world. 

                                     Speaker:  Dr. Nguyen Tuong Van, Director General of the Urban   Development Authority, Vietnam

                                     Speaker:  Mahmoud Al Burai—CEO, Dubai Real Estate Institute, Dubailand, UAE            

14:15 - 14:50           The Latest Trends on Building Construction and Design

                                     Learn from a construction company that has worked in more than 60  countries on some of the                                                                                                         world’s most complex, sophisticated, and recognizable buildings as they share about the latest trends                                                                                           in building construction and design

                                     Speaker:  Michael Doring—CEO, Turner International

14:50 - 15:05          Networking Break

15:05 - 16:00          Affordable Housing—An Issue of Concern in Many Countries

                                     Affordable housing is important to the economic vitality of a  community and today, it is an issue of concern                                                                               in many  communities  around the world.  Learn what some of the countries are doing about  it.

                                     Moderator:  Mr. Nguyen Manh Ha—Vice President of VNREA, President of VARS, fomer Director General of the                                                                         Authority of Housing Management & Real Estate Market, Ministry of Construction


                                     Mr. Nguyen Trong Ninh—Director General of the Authority of Housing  Management & Real Estate Market

                                     Mr. Noh Jae Keuk, Expert on Public Housing of land and Housing Company

                                     Mr. Vichai Viratkapan Ph.D, Real Estate Information Center,  Government Housing Bank

                                     Mr. Vinh Nguyen—NAR President’s Liaison to Cambodia NAR National Board of Directors—2008 - 2012                                                                                        Chairman of the Board 2010Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®

                                     Mr. Nguyen Vinh Tran—President, M.I.K

18:30 - 22:30          IREC 2018 Gala

                                     Formal attires or national attires

                                     National Convention Center

Friday, September 7, 2018

09:00 - 09:45         Keynote Speaker—Mr. Daniel Levine

                                    Trends Expert; Author; Managing Director, Avant-Guide

                                     Real Estate and Trends in 2019 and the Future of Almost Everything

Forward-thinking businesspeople need to know what will be, not just  what is now. So fasten your                                                    jetpacks and get ready for an exhilarating look forward to the most spectacular, innovative and useful                                            future trends that are just around the bend. Packed with inspiring examples  of where real estate,                                                building and culture are headed, this presentation takes a one-of-a-kind look at the profound changes that                                        are dramatically re-shaping how we all live, work and play. Global trends expert Daniel Levine will offer a                                       sneak peek into everything from architecture, business, retail and entertainment, to food, fun, and the                                                   future of tourism. Here's your introduction our fast changing world, along with pro-tips for innovation                                               that will keep you in the lead.


09:45 - 10:05        Blockchain - How is it Impacting Real Estate Transactions?

                                    They say that what the internet did for communication, blockchain can do for business.  Know what                                                                                                blockchain is because it’s already  here and it will continue to transform industries, including real estate                                                                                        and your real estate transactions

                                     Mr. Le Hoang Nhat—CEO and Co-Founder, BMG Ami Techonolgies Joint Stock Company


10:05 - 10:20          Networking Break


10:20 - 10:40          How Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) Affect the Real Estate Industry? 

                                     We hear about AI, big data and data analytics almost daily in the  news.  Learn from a Google expert                                                                                               what these terms mean and how it  will impact the real estate industry and your business. 

                                     Mr. Nitin Gajria—Country Director, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, Google

10:40 - 11:20           Urban Planning—The Way of the Future

                                     Ways to promote sustainable and balanced growth from different global perspectives. Having a global                                                                                           view on urban planning will position you to better help your community and clients.
                                     Moderator:  Mark Kitabayashi—NAR President’s Liaison to Japan


                                     Mr. Soichiro Takamine—Senior Deputy Director, City Planning Division, City Bureau Ministry of Land—Japan

                                     Mr. Remigio Ramirez—Environmental / Urban Planner, Accredited CPD Lecturer, Professional Regulation                                                                                       Commission Managing Director, Ramirez & Associates, Brokers, Appraisers, CPAs, Engineers,                                                                                                           Lawyers—Philippines

                                     Mr. Tom Berge, Jr.—Chairman of the Board, California Regional Multiple Listing Service, USA, Planning                                                                                           Commissioner, City of  Alhambra

11:25 - 12:00            Heighten Your Global Competence

                                     In the midst of fierce competition, learn from the top producers sharing their success stories. 
                                     Moderator:  Ms. Shonee Henry—Director, Pacific Southwest  Association of Realtors®, 2013 - 2016                                                                                                 NAR Regional Coordinator


                                    Ms. Rosalinda Tabios—IRM, CIPS, SM Development Corporation

                                    Mr. Mark Williams—Chairman and Founder, Williams Media

                                    Ms. Linda Lee—President’s Liaison to China, NAR

                                    Mr. Vu Cuong Quyet—General Director, Dat Xanh Northern Service  and Real Estate Joint Stock Company

12:00 - 13:30          Networking Lunch                          

13:30 - 14:10          Global Real Estate Market Trends

                                    When conducting business in the global environment, knowing your  own market is not enough. Gain insights                                                                              on global market trends from different region perspectives.                                                                                                                                                                           
                                    Moderator:   Ms. Leigh Brown—CEO, Leigh Brown Instruction                                                                                                                                                                          Author, “Outrageous Authenticity” and “The 7 Deadly Sins of Sales.”


                                    Mr. Vince Malta—NAR President, 2020

                                    Mr. Vikram Kohli, Southeast Asia Managing Director, CBRE

                                     Mr. Chris Dietz, Executive Vice President, Global Operations, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

14:10 - 14:45           Position Your Country as a Retirement Destination   

                                     As the global population is aging, there is a huge need for services to support the retiring community.  Recognize the                                                             opportunities to position your country to be the next retirement destination. 

                                     Moderator:  Ms. Vicky Silvano—2018 Global Liaison, NAR National Chair, Asian Real Estate Association of America


                                     Ms. Sasiwimol Singhanetr—Founder and Director, Meesuk Society

                                     Ms. Rosalinda Tabios—IRM, CIPS, SM Development

                                     Mr. Nguyen Tuan Ngoc—Executive Board Member of the Vietnam Association of the Elderly                                                                                                                Director, Bach Nien Thien Duc Center for Elderly Care

14:45 - 15:00           Networking Break

15:00 - 16:45           International Real Estate Market

                                      A showcase of international opportunities around the world. Due to limited time slot for each presentation, the                                                                          focus is on  opportunities and only opportunities.

                                      Australia—Mr. Malcolm Gunning—President, Real Estate Institute of Australia

                                      Cambodia—Dr. Kim Heang—President, Cambodian Values and Estate Agents Association

                                      Indonesia—Mr. PranaJAYA C Soedradjat—International Relations Liaison Officer, Association Real Estate Broker                                                                        Indonesia

                                      Japan—Mr. Jiroki Kazato—Japan America Real Estate Coalition Office

                                      Malaysia—Mr. Eric Lim—President, Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents

                                      Mongolia—Ms. Undrakh Chinchuluun—Head of Real Estate Academy Mongolia

                                      Philippines—Mr. Alejandro Manalac—Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Associations

                                      Singapore—Mr. Harry Yeo—Immediate Past President, Institute of Estate Agents

                                      Thailand—Ms. Arunee Thiemhong—President Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association

                                      Vietnam—Mr. Tran Dao Duc—Deputy General Director, CEO Group

                                      Mr. Nguyen Vinh Tran—President, M.I.K. Group

                                      Mr. Ho Ky Minh—Vice Chairman of Danang’s People’s Committee

                                      Mr. Mai Nhu Toan—Director of Can Tho Construction Department

16:45 - 17:00           IREC 2018—Hanoi Declaration

                                      Mr. Nguyen Tran Nam, President of Vietnam National Real Estate Association; Former Vice Minister of Construction

Saturday, September 8, 2018 and Sunday, September 9, 2018

                              Optional Tours pricing is not included with the conference registration and will be charged separately.


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