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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

Twitter: #RICSPropTech

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

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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.


In collaboration with:


  • 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.  

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.

Other speakers

  • Mr Peter Verwer, Chief Executive Officer, APREA
  • Mr Chris Nicholl, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Australasia, Japan, RICS
  • Ms Jamie Ng Pei Lun, Acting Dy Director (Resale & Planning), Housing & Development Board
  • Mr Kevin Wong, Lead Android Developer, Ohmyhome Pte Ltd
  • Mr Paul Ho, Director & Founder,
  • Mr Rocio Perez, Manager, Innovation & KM Solutions, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP
  • Mr Lee Wei Hock, Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young LLP


  • Conference chairperson's welcome

    APREA welcome address

    Mr Peter Verwer, Chief Executive Officer, APREA

    RICS welcome address

    Mr Chris Nicholl, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Australasia, Japan, RICS

  • Transformation of the Real Estate Industry in an Evolving Built Environment

    • Overview of the Government’s Industry Transformation Programme and the transformation of the Built Environment industries
    • Vision and key focus areas of Real Estate Industry Transformation Map (REITM):
      • Digitalisation of property transaction processes (led by CEA)
      • Transformation of the facilities management industry (led by Building and Construction Authority)
    • Raising professionalism of the estate agency industry.

    Mr Chan Mun Kit, Deputy Executive Director, Council for Estate Agencies (CEA)

    Expanding HDB transaction

    • Implementation of HDB Resale Portal: Key issues and benefits
    • What are the consequences of data sharing in the portal?
    • How does HDB manage data privacy and protection in the portal?
    • Case study on existing transaction in the portal

    Ms Jamie Ng Pei Lun, Acting Dy Director (Resale & Planning), Housing & Development Board

    • 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

    Mr Kevin Wong, Lead Android Developer, 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

    • 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?
    • What are the areas in your profession affected from before to after the adoption of technology? How will it look like in 10 to 20 years?

    Moderator & panellists:

    Mr Rocio Perez, Manager, Innovation & KM Solutions, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP

    Mr Lee Wei Hock, Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

    • 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

    • Advantages and disadvantages: moving from traditional operating business to property technology
    • Qingjian Realty’s stance: Aligning with Singapore Real Estate ITM
    • Smart technologies in property planning, design, construction, transaction and management
    • The future of proptech: key issues and solutions
    • Case study on successful proptech implementation: Visionaire and JadeScape

    Ms Yen Chong, Deputy General Manager, Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd

  • Networking refreshment break

    • RICS data standards: overview, users, benefits and implementation
    • Application of data standards in IPMS and ICMS
    • Data handling in property transaction services and facilities management
    • Envision the future of property technology and its impact on stakeholders

    Mr Andrew Knight, RICS International Data Standards Director

    • What will property stakeholders (developers, consultants, financial institution, agencies, providers) change to adapt with the Real Estate ITM?
    • How do property stakeholders envision the impact of technology on the industry?
      • Data accessibility
      • Risks
      • Reliability
      • Transparency
    • 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?

    Moderator and panellists:

    • Mr Andrew Knight, RICS International Data Standards Director
    • Mr Tony Khoo, President, IFMA (Singapore Chapter) and CEO, E M Services Pte Ltd



    Agenda is updated as of 18 October. Copyright © RICS International Limited. RICS reserves the rights to revise the programme.

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