ULI Asia Pacific REImagine


Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
to Thursday, September 3rd, 2020


Live Broadcast
ULI Asia Pacific REImagine is an interactive virtual experience that will unite members from Asia Pacific and beyond to examine ULI’s role in pushing cities, the real estate industry, and communities forward in the ever shifting ‘new normal’.
ULI Members enjoy special rate of USD99! Offer ends 12 August.
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Questions? Email asiapacific@uli.org.

Times are uncertain, but our drive to come together, do business, and share knowledge is stronger than ever.

ULI Asia Pacific REImagine is an interactive virtual experience that will unite members from Asia Pacific and beyond to examine ULI’s role in pushing cities, the real estate industry, and communities forward in the ever shifting ‘new normal’.

Bringing the ULI experience to you, wherever you are.

During intermissions in the schedule, you can watch on demand sessions, join us in the networking lounge, connect with fellow attendees through video chats or visit a virtual sponsor booth. There will also be room for exciting and targeted expert-led roundtable discussions to help you grow your network and knowledge base.
All live sessions will be recorded and available On Demand after the session time.

Flexible. Zero Carbon Footprint. Easy to Access from Anywhere in the World.

Don’t miss the chance to engage in conversations with industry leaders and peers and get the inside perspectives on how the COVID-19 era is transforming our industry. An anticipated 1,000 participants will be connected LIVE at #ULIREImagine, dedicated to promoting new ways of thinking and challenging the status quo on Cities, Business and Life.
Join us for two days of LIVE global content with access to state-of-the-art virtual networking offerings before, during and post event.
Check back for more speakers and session information as we update the agenda in real time.
Questions? Email asiapacific@uli.org.  



George Hongchoy

CEO, Link Asset Management Limited

Mr George Kwok Lung HONGCHOY (“Mr HONGCHOY”), aged 58, has been an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Manager since February 2009 and May 2010 respectively. He is also one of the responsible officers of the Manager for the purposes of the SFO, a director of The Link Holdings Limited, Link Properties Limited, The Link Finance Limited and a number of subsidiaries of Link. He is the chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Tracker Fund of Hong Kong (listed in Hong Kong), a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, an adjunct professor of the Department of Real Estate and Construction of The University of Hong Kong, a member of the Asia-Pacific Advisory Board of International Council of Shopping Centers, a global governing trustee of the Urban Land Institute and an advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation Limited. He was a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of Charoen Pokphand Group, Thailand from 2016 to 2018. Mr HONGCHOY began his career in New Zealand and has since moved into senior management positions in financial consulting, investment banking and real estate investment. He was named one of Harvard Business Review’s 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World 2019, the Country Winner of Hong Kong/Macau Region in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 China Award, Business Person of the Year by DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards in 2015, and was also presented with the Director of the Year Award (Listed Companies – Executive Directors) by The Hong Kong Institute of Directors in 2011. Mr HONGCHOY holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury and an MBA degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Senior Fellow and a member of the Corporate Advisory Council of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, a Fellow and Council member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, and a Fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Institute of Shopping Centre Management.


Ming Mei

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, GLP

Ming Z. Mei is Co-Founder and CEO of GLP, a leading global investment manager and business builder in logistics, real estate, infrastructure, finance and related technology with over US$89 billion of assets under management in real estate and private equity funds. Under his leadership and vision, GLP revolutionized the modern logistics industry by taking an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to growth and value creation and has since expanded into adjacent sectors and new markets. Ming is Chairman of the Investment Committee of Eastern Bell Venture Capital and sits on various public and private boards. He is also an Investor and board member of Value Retail China, a company that specializes in the development and operation of luxury outlet shopping villages. Ming graduated from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the School of Business and Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Master of Business Administration. He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University School of Business.


Kwon Ping Ho

Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd

HO Kwon Ping is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings and Laguna Resorts and Hotels, and Executive Chairman of Thai Wah Public Company. All three family-owned companies are listed in Singapore and Thailand. He is also the founding and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University, Chairman of The Singapore Summit and a non-executive Director of Diageo, the UK-listed spirits company. Educated in Tunghai University, Taiwan; Stanford University, California and the University of Singapore, he was the Economics Editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong before joining the Thai Wah family business and then starting his own companies. Among various awards, Mr Ho has received the London Business School Entrepreneurship Award; CEO of the Year at the Singapore Corporate Awards; CNBC Travel Business Leader Award ; Distinguished Alumnus Award from the National University of Singapore; and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Creativity Association, China Hotel Investment Summit, Australia Hotel Investment Summit. Honoured for his contributions and accomplishments in the hotel industry in the Asia Pacific region and globally, Mr Ho is the only two-time recipient of Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific - HICAP’s Innovation Award (2003) and Lifetime Achievement Award (2019) in its 30-year establishment. For his services to the country he has been decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal and the Distinguished Service Order by the Singapore Government. Mr Ho has also been conferred honorary doctorates by Johnson & Wales University and from Hong Kong Poly University. He is the author of two books: Asking Why reflects his journey in journalism and entrepreneurship over a period of forty years, and includes articles commissioned by The Straits Times; while The Ocean in a Drop: Singapore in the next Fifty Years is a compilation of public lectures he gave as the Inaugural Fellow of the SR Nathan Lecture Series, named after the Sixth President of Singapore. Mr. Ho is married to Claire Chiang, Senior Vice President, Banyan Tree Holdings. They have three children – two sons and a daughter and welcomed their first grandchild in 2015 as well as second and third grandchildren in 2018.


Joshua Raffaelli

Managing Partner, Brookfield Technology Partners

Josh Raffaelli is a Managing Partner at Brookfield, where he oversees the technology-enabled investing initiatives of Brookfield Technology Partners. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2017, Mr. Raffaelli was a Managing Director at Silver Lake and a Principal at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, after starting his career at JPMorgan. Mr. Raffaelli holds an MBA from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, and is a Kauffman Fellow.


Owen Thomas

Chief Executive Officer, Boston Properties

Owen D. Thomas is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Boston Properties. He is a Director of Lehman Brothers Holdings and served as its first Chairman from 2012 until 2013 when he joined Boston Properties. Prior to Lehman, Mr. Thomas was with Morgan Stanley for 24 years serving in a number of different roles, business units and locations, including Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Asia and Chairman of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, while living in Hong Kong from 2008 until 2011. He also held the roles of President of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate and served on Morgan Stanley's Management Committee from 2005 until 2011. Mr. Thomas is the Global Chairman of the Urban Land Institute, a Director of the Urban Land Institute Foundation, a Director of the Real Estate Roundtable, and a member of the Executive Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. He is a Director of Episcopal Charities of New York and formerly Chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association and Director of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company. He attended and is a former Trustee of Woodberry Forest School, received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


Adrian Cheng

CEO, New World Development Company Limited

As the CEO of New World Development Company (HKEx:0017), Adrian oversees the group’s strategy and operations, which includes New World China Land, NWS Holdings, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, and the ownership of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts. He leads the group’s ecosystem which consists of property development, infrastructure, health, education, retail and hospitality projects. Adrian is also the founder of the K11 brand, which intertwines art and commerce through shopping malls, offices, and hospitality catering to Millennial and Gen Z consumers. By 2024, K11 will have 35 projects in 9 cities across Greater China. In 2019, Adrian launched Victoria Dockside, a US$ 2.6 billion cultural district that includes cultural-retail flagship K11 MUSEA, K11 ATELIER offices, K11 ARTUS luxury residence, and Rosewood Hotel’s first Hong Kong property. Guided by his vision for “Creating Shared Value”, he has reinvented the 50-year old company to embed culture, sustainability, and innovation at the core of how it serves local communities. To help society combat COVID-19, he pioneered the #lovewithoutborders campaign to support global efforts and has donated USD 8.5 million and distributed 8 million medical face masks so far to communities in need globally. A graduate of Harvard University, he is the youngest person in Hong Kong to receive the Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters in 2017 by the French Government, and was listed by Fortune as a “40 Under 40” global business star and a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in 2012.


Greg Clark

Senior Fellow, Urban Land Institute - Europe

A Global Advisor and Author on Cites & Urban Economies, Leadership & Investment. He provides thought leadership on the evolution of the metropolitan century, supports leaders in more than 100 cities world-wide on strategy/positioning and advises global firms on the investment/enterprise opportunities of an urbanising world. Author of 10 books and more than 100 reports. City Expert on BBC World Service series My Perfect City. Monthly columnist for RICS, The Planet of Cities.


Bill Lee

Senior Director - PropTech Investments and Real Estate Development, Gaw Capital Partners

Bill Lee is leading the effort for PropTech investments and real estate development for Gaw Capital, bringing the proven technological concepts to the real estate assets. In his prior role as Director of Real Estate Strategies and Development for Microsoft, Bill was responsible for formulating and implementing Microsoft’s main campus refresh initiative for its work place and support spaces. The program delivered an intelligent environment that enables Microsoft employees to do their best innovative work. The strategic plan includes the most futuristic thinking for real estate, incorporating the anticipated changes in how people live and work in sustainable and technological world. As a real estate executive leader, Bill possesses over 20 years of achievements in real estate development and finance, project development and execution, acquisitions, campus planning and engineering in both public sector and major real estate development companies. He directly managed highly visible and key development projects involving complex equity groups and financing in the 11 major markets in the US as well as implementing strategies for development operations internationally. Bill’s industry focus has been with “city-like” development projects. Bill holds a Master in Urban Planning from Harvard University. Bill also has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Bucknell University. In addition he has provided and led discussions as panelist and keynote speaker with real estate industry, investment firms, and municipalities about technology and humanity as a focus in key projects throughout the world and is currently is an instructor for the Executive Education program for real estate professionals at Harvard University.