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APREA-RICS Property Technology Conference

Aligning with Singapore’s initiative to become a “smart nation”, this conference will deep-dive into Singapore’s Real Estate Industry Transformation Map, giving insights and trends sharing from key government agencies.

The future of real estate industry

Wed 14 Nov 2018
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, 177A River Valley Rd, Singapore, 179031
6 hours CPD

Limited tickets available

SGD350 + 7% GST


What is Property Technology (PropTech)?

PropTech is an all-encompassing term that refers to all aspects of innovation and how it impacts the built environment, including software, hardware, materials or manufacturing.

The APREA-RICS Property Technology Conference will cover how companies and individuals are breaking away from traditional processes.  Major advanced technology evolves in real estate transactions and facilities management. Case study of successful project will be showcased in implementing technology. A panel of industry experts will discuss the prospects of the industry and profession in real estate and facilities management.


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How can Singapore transform the real estate industry to be future-ready?

Singapore's Real Estate Industry Transformation Map (ITM) is a collaborative effort between industry and government; it provides a roadmap for the transformation of the industry. At the APREA-RICS Property Technology Conference, we will deep-dive into Singapore’s ITM and share insights and trends from key government agencies and influential industry stakeholders.


  • Insights into the Singapore Real Estate Industry Transformation Map (ITM) initiatives from the key government agencies.

  • Evolution of property technologies.

  • Transformation in property transactions and building management.

  • Outlook for professionals impacted by technology.

  • A vision of the future growth of Singapore’s real estate industry.  


  • Conference chairperson's welcome

    APREA welcome address

    RICS welcome address

    • The focus and key initiatives of Real Estate ITM
    • Trends affecting property transaction services
    • Leveraging Integrated Digital Delivery on facilities management
    • Future outlook and impact of property technology
    • Four key aspects of the ITM: Productivity, skills, trade and internationalisation
    • Two key strategies: Seamless property transactions and upskill the workforce
    • The future of estate agents
    • Case study: Current versus future property rental transaction

    Mr Thomas Tan, President, Singapore Estate Agents Association

  • Networking refreshment break

  • Journey in DIY property transaction services

    • Showcasing the journey of DIY property transaction services – acceptance and challenge.
    • Contribution to the Real Estate ITM initiatives
    • Future of property transaction services
    • Direction of property technology evolved in Singapore

    Ms Rhonda Wong, CEO and Co-Founder, Ohmyhome Pte Ltd

    Technology application in financial planning

    • Key factors in technology implemented for property financing
    • The partnership with property agents and bankers
    • The objectives of online property financing and its impact on Real Estate ITM initiatives
    • Trends on property technology evolved in Singapore’s property financing

    Mr Paul Ho, Director & Founder,

  • Networking Lunch

    • Technology implemented in property management, transaction and valuation
    • Advantages and disadvantages of technology in property transaction services
    • The impact of technology on property valuation
      • Data accessibility
      • Risks
      • Reliability
      • Transparency
    • Roles and challenges towards achieving Real Estate ITM initiatives
    • Showcase of property technology application
    • Disruption of technology in the real estate industry
    • Property transaction and valuation: data accessibility, risks, reliability and transparency
    • Impact on the practitioners and the stakeholders
    • Case study on a successful project implementing technology

    Dr Davin Wang, Chief Data Officer, StreetSine Technology Group

    • Overview of technology rolled out in FM systems
    • Key issues in implementing new technology in an existing building
    • Collaboration between consultants and developers to streamline FM process from the planning and design stage
    • Future of FM industry and profession
    • Case study on successful projects implementing technology
  • Networking refreshment break

    • Key issues in property technology – intellectual property, cybersecurity, privacy, data analytics, and digital trust
    • How does technology affect costing and financing compliance in real estate?
    • How do you structure contract, leasing and law with technology in place?
    • Comparison of before and after the adoption of technology
    • What are the future outlooks for your profession after the adoption of technology? 
    • What will property stakeholders (developers, consultants, financial institution, agencies) change to adapt with the Real Estate ITM?
    • How do property stakeholders envision the impact of technology on the industry?
    • How will data sharing impact the market competitiveness?
    • What are the skillsets required when the property processing is automated?
    • Will professionals lose job due to technology? Why?


    • Mr Tony Khoo, President, IFMA (Singapore Chapter) and CEO, E M Services Pte Ltd



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