ULI Vietnam, a leading multi-disciplinary organization in the real estate industry, proudly participated in the highly regarded ULI Asia Pacific Summit held in Singapore on May 29 to June 1, 2023. The summit, which gathered over 700 real estate experts, provided a platform for knowledge sharing and networking among top professionals.
The event featured a prominent lineup of regional VIPs, including a sizable delegation from Vietnam, demonstrating the country's active involvement and commitment to driving industry growth.
ULI Vietnam is guided by a powerful vision which revolves around positively influencing the future of Vietnam. One of its core missions is to provide leadership education, empowering individuals within the real estate industry with the knowledge and skills needed to drive positive change. By sharing global best practices in land development, ULI Vietnam aims to enhance the quality and sustainability of projects undertaken in Vietnam.
Participating in the prestigious ULI Asia Pacific Summit further solidified ULI Vietnam's commitment to its vision. The ULI Asia Pacific Summit connected industry experts from various sectors for four days of insightful sessions. Renowned leaders shared their expertise on topics such as capital markets, housing, proptech, social equity, and sustainability, contributing valuable knowledge to attendees.
Insights from Industry Experts
The ULI Summit provided attendees with a wealth of knowledge through insightful talks delivered by industry experts. Covering a wide range of topics including capital markets, housing, proptech, social equity, and sustainability, these talks offered valuable insights and perspectives on the latest trends and advancements in the real estate industry.
Dzung Do Nguyen, the Co-founder & CEO of enCity, kept the audience engaged with his expertise in urban planning and regeneration during his “Urban Regeneration” presentation. Vo Sy Nhan, the Co-founder & Principal Partner of Gaw NP Capital and CEO of Empire City, shared profound insights on “Inbound Foreign Investment,” shedding light on foreign investment trends and effective strategies. Adam Fowler, an Expert Advisor at the Boston Consulting Group, provided unique perspectives that complemented the discussions.
These thought-provoking talks sparked insightful discussions among the attendees, fostering an environment of learning and collaboration. The ULI Summit's focus on bringing together industry leaders to share their experiences and expertise contributed to the overall success of the event.
Bringing together young talents to foster better communities
In addition to the exciting ULI event, the real estate industry also witnessed the culmination of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition Asia Pacific. This prestigious competition, aimed at fostering the development of better communities, brought together young talent from universities across the region to showcase their innovative ideas in urban development.
Waseda University's team of graduate students emerged as the winners, presenting their visionary plan to transform Singapore's Jurong Lake District into a sustainable and vibrant mixed-use community. Out of the 19 competing teams representing 15 universities from various countries, the winning entry stood out for its emphasis on sustainability, accessibility, and connectivity within the district.
Apart from the victorious Waseda University team, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition Asia Pacific acknowledged the remarkable achievements of the team from HCMC University of Economics in Vietnam. Securing a spot among the top 3 finalists in the regional competition, the Vietnamese team showcased their remarkable ideas and valuable contributions to urban development. Their participation not only demonstrated their impressive talent but also highlighted the competition's ability to attract a diverse range of innovative thinkers from universities throughout the Asia Pacific region.
In 2002, Gerald D. Hines, the esteemed founder of the Hines real estate organization and recipient of the ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, established the competition with a generous endowment. This initiative was born out of Hines' commitment to fostering innovative ideas and promoting visionary approaches to urban development.