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RICS-SCC PropTech Conference 2018

Technology has transformed the way properties are constructed, managed and utilised. This conference will explore how the property sector can stay ahead of these disruptive changes by looking at how technology impacts the way the industry must operate.

Grasping the opportunities of a technologised future

Twitter: #RICSPropTech

Fri 23 Nov 2018
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, Diamond Ballroom, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road, Hong Kong
7 hours CPD

Group discount: Save 5% when you purchase 10 or more tickets



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

This conference, jointly organised by RICS and the Smart City Consortium (SCC), will focus on enabling the property sector to stay ahead of these seismic changes and look at how technology impacts the way industry must operate, and what the future holds.

Why you should attend

  • Understand the opportunities and challenges posed by emerging technologies in the property sector.
  • Learn about opportunities arising from smart-city transformation and international best practice.
  • Hear how PropTech is shaping the future of real estate through real-world case studies from early adopters.
  • Explore the future of a tech-integrated profession and how practitioners must prepare themselves.
  • Join a unique platform to meet influential technology providers.

Perfect for:

Who will benefit from this conference?

  • Management consultants
  • Property consultants
  • Urban planners
  • Project managers
  • Institutional investors
  • Property developers
  • Real estate professionals
  • Technology solution providers


  • Hong Kong: Into the era of technology

    Smart City Consortium — an ecosystem for tech transformation

    Dr Winnie Tang, JP, Founder and Honorary President, Smart City Consortium

  • Gazing through the crystal ball: An overview of emerging technologies and their impacts to life

    Mr Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google

    Panel discussion: Technology as the catalyst for change

    • Challenges and opportunities for urban life
    • City development
    • Ethical issues of technology

    Moderator: Dr Winnie Tang, JP, Founder and Honorary President, Smart City Consortium


    • Mr CHAN Chung-ching, JP,Director of Lands
    • Mr Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google
  • Smart-city development in Hong Kong

    What should we expect down the road?

    Dr Albert Wong, Urbanisation Director, PwC Hong Kong

    Smart cities, technology and urbanisation — a global perspective

    Mr James Kavanagh MRICS, Global Land Standards Director, RICS

    Panel discussion: What is Hong Kong doing in technology?

    Tech owners in Hong Kong share their experience in driving technology

    Moderator: Mr Damien Wu, Chief Information Officer, Link REIT


    • Mr Jason Chiu, CEO, Cherry Picks
    • Mr James Kavanagh MRICS, Global Land Standards Director, RICS
    • Dr Albert Wong, Urbanisation Director, PwC Hong Kong
  • Data security – the ultimate maker-and-breaker of a tech-driven world


    Case studies and sharing of artificial intelligence (AI), and big data

  • Panel discussion: What does the future hold for our next generation?

    Moderator: Mr Gerry Kipling FRICS, Managing Director, Oaktree Property Services


    • Mr Gary Walter MRICS, Co-Founder & CEO, Realinflo

    Getting the real estate industry ready for technological revolution

    What RICS is doing to transform the surveying profession

    Dr Sean Tompkins, CEO, RICS

Other speakers:


  • Co-organiser

    Smart City Consortium
  • Silver sponsor

    Build King
  • Chinacham Group

Supporting organisations:

    • Architectural Services Department
    • BEAM Society Limited
    • Buildings Department
    • Chartered Institute of Housing Asian Pacific Branch
    • China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and International Chapter
    • Civil Engineering and Development Department
    • Drainage Services Department
    • Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
    • Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
    • Faculty of Construction and Environment, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Highways Department
    • Hong Kong Construction Association
    • Hong Kong Green Building Council
    • Hong Kong Housing Society
    • Hong Kong Institute of Project Management
    • Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design
    • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Hong Kong
    • International Facility Management Association Hong Kong Chapter
    • Planning Department
    • School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • The Association of Architectural Practices
    • The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
    • The Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong)
    • The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
    • The Hong Kong Institute of Building Information Modelling
    • The Hong Kong Institute of Housing
    • The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects
    • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
    • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors
    • The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong
    • Urban Land Institute
    • Water Supplies Department
    • YoStartups
audience full

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  • Early bird discount RICS professional
    (Including SCC members & members of other supporting organisations) HK$1350
  • Early bird discount Non-RICS professionals HK$1550
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  • Mastercard

Conference enquiries

Contact us

Mr Peter Au, Business Development Manager, RICS can help answer your questions. t +852 2116 9719

Email Peter

SCC enquiries

Contact SCC

Mr Eddie Cheung, Chief Executive Officer, SCC, can help answer your membership questions. t +852 3480 4230

Email Eddie