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RICS Infrastructure & Real Estate Development Conference (Vietnam)

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Novotel Saigon Centre

167 Hai Bà Trưng, phường 6, Quận 3

Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam 722413

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Challenges and opportunities in the industry


ASEAN continues to improve the connectivity of their infrastructure construction plans and form an infrastructure network as part of ongoing efforts in “One Belt One Road” Initiatives, despite the large unfunded infrastructure needs. Vietnam’s infrastructure construction industry continues to expand at a strong pace over the forecast period (2017–2021) reflecting higher investments in infrastructure projects, especially in critical projects in the transport, energy, telecommunication and water sectors.

According to Timetric’s Infrastructure Intelligence Center (IIC), the infrastructure construction market’s value is projected to reach US$572.2 billion by 2021, in nominal value terms. With the GDP growing at 6.81% in 2017 where construction contributed at 33.34%, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) figure reaching at US$35.6 billion in 2017, growing by 44.4% compared with 2016. Construction sector grew the fastest at 8% and continue to be the most attractive sector for investors in 2018.

Vietnam has also becoming the region’s hottest property market which contributed to its economy growth. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have seen real estate sector transactions reach a total volume of more than US$ 2 billion in the last two years. CBRE Real Capital Analytic studied that transaction value in residential projects increased from 6% in 2016 to 39% in 2017.

IRED Conference 2018 will look at the current and future infrastructure and real estate projects in Vietnam, the partnership between government and international organisation in financing the projects, and China’s efforts to integrate into the infrastructure projects as part of Belt and Road Initiatives.

The conference will be discussing the development of metro line railway and residential projects in Vietnam. Topics covered include the funding system, investment opportunities, contractual challenges, and interface issues in the infrastructure and real estate projects.


  • Discover the latest investment opportunities on infrastructure and real estate in Vietnam.

  • Gain valuable insights into the latest update on the HCMC metro lines development from Management Authority of Urban Railway.

  • Hear directly from the well-known local and foreign developers on their experiences in the real-projects development.

  • Learn and understand how investors can strategize and manage the risks in investing in Vietnam.

  • Get an overview of International Standards and its application in ASEAN infrastructure and property projects.


  • Conference chairperson’s welcome

  • RICS welcome address

  • Keynote - Ministerial address

China and ASEAN Integration: Benefits from Belt and Road Initiatives

  • What strategies does China take to achieve the BRI’s objectives which links to ASEAN masterplan on connectivity?

  • Who are the integrated Chinese companies investing in ASEAN infrastructure development?

  • How does China coordinate the policy and political trust amongst the countries for the implementation of projects?

  • Case study of project constructed by chinese company in Vietnam

Metro Rail System Development and Financing

  • Current and future development of Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System projects

  • Investment opportunities available

  • How do the people respond to the metro rail system?

  • Case study on the Metro Line 1 project


Dr. Le Nguyen Minh Quang, General Director, Management Authority for Urban Railways

Panel Discussion: Investing in Vietnam Infrastructure Projects – What does it take?

  • The complexity in financing state-owned infrastructure projects

  • What are the barriers and risks in participating in the infrastructure development?

  • How do government, developer, and contractor manage the interface issues in a project?

  • How does the government regulate the private investment?

  • How do parties manage the contract administration and payment challenges?

  • What does the government do to get private investment in high-risk infrastructure projects, such as renewable, transport and agriculture?


Neil Harvey, General Director, Arup Vietnam Limited


World Bank

Panel Discussion: Real Estate Development Opportunities in Vietnam

  • How do the massive infrastructure projects affect the real estate development in Vietnam?

  • How is the competition between local and foreign developers in Vietnam real estate market?

  • What are the key issues of real estate financing in Vietnam?

  • What are the opportunities for real estate developers with the HCMC metro lines development?


Stephen Wyatt, Country Head, Jones Lang LaSalle Vietnam


Vina Capital

Rapid Growth of Residential Projects

  • What is the current largest residential project by local/foreign developers in Vietnam?

  • How does the residential development attract foreign investors?

  • What is the legal framework for foreign investors?

  • Case study on the residential project



Introducing RICS Professional Standards – ICMS and IPMS

  • What is RICS guidance note on the standards of infrastructure and real estate projects?

  • How does RICS provide guidance in the project management from procurement, delivery, project management, finance, and professional skills?

  • How does the international guide apply in the ASEAN region?

  • How does ICMS and IPMS apply in ASEAN infrastructure and real estate projects?

Panel Discussion: Evolving Technology towards Digital Integrated Community

  • What is the current Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Infrastructure project in Vietnam?

  • What roles does ICT infrastructure play in Vietnam?

  • How does ICT infrastructure change the property business in Vietnam?

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of technology for property professionals?

  • How do policymakers and stakeholders deal with cybersecurity protection and coordination?

  • Lessons learnt from other ASEAN countries on the use of property technology



Closing remarks and close of conference

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