ULI Experience the Experience Forum – Retail, Hospitality, and Everything in Between

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The Forum is open to ULI Full Members and by-invitation only. Find out more about ULI’s membership types and benefits or upgrade your membership to join the Forum.

Date: 13 –14 February 2020 (Thursday & Friday)
Venue: Gaysorn Urban Resort, Bangkok
Address: 127 Gaysorn Tower, 19th-20th Floor, Ratchaprasong Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

ULI Asia Pacific’s new Forum: ‘Experience the Experience Forum – Retail, Hospitality, and Everything in Between’, is a one-of-a-kind forum exploring the importance of user ‘experience’  in commercial real estate. What does ‘experience’ mean in practice, what is the value proposition, and how is the definition of mixed-use property evolving as a result?

Discussions will address a number of key themes, including:

  • “Experience, Demographics & Beyond”
  • “Blurred lines – Hospitality x Retail x F&B”
  • “Do We Need Experience to Make Returns?“
  • LINE: are we OnLINE or OffLINE?”

Programme At A Glance:

12 February – Arrival Day:
18:00– 20:00 Welcome Reception

13 February – Forum Day:
08:00 – 19:00 Main Forum
19:00 – 21:00 Experience Dinner

14 February – Study Tour Day
09:00 – 12:00 Study Tour of Icon Siam
(Bus transport to Suvarnabhumi International Airport at 12:00)

Programme Details:

12 February (Wednesday) – Reception:

18:00 – 20:00  Cocktail Reception at Riedel Wine Bar & Cellar

13 February (Thursday) – Forum Day:

08:00 – 09:30  Exclusive Small Group Breakfast Hosted by Industry Leaders

Program at Gaysorn Urban Resort

10:00 – 10:15  Opening Message and “Welcome to Gaysorn Village”
                         Speakers: Phil Kim, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Jerde Partnership
______________________Khun Charn Srivikorn, CEO, Gaysorn Property

10:15 – 10:35  Setting the Stage – Experience, Demographics and Beyond
                         Speaker: Barrie Barton, Founder, Right Angle Studio

10:35 – 11:20  Blurred Lines – “Hospitality x Retail x F&B – Discussion on Hotels of the Future
                         Speakers: Melanie Alshab, COO & Senior Advisor to the
___________________________________Board of Commissioners, NWP Retail
______________________Emmanuel Farcis, Head of Asset Management, Link REIT
______________________Walter Ng, Group Director Business Development,
_______________________________Wharf Hotel Management
______________________Srettha Thavisin, President, Sansiri
         Discussion Leader: Chris Fjelddahl, Founder, 8 Partnership

11:20 – 11:40  One Bangkok and Beyond – the Project, the Vision, and the Future
                         Speaker: Su Lin Soon, CEO, One Bangkok
         Discussion Leader: Ame Engelhart, Director, SOM

11:45 – 13:00  Networking Lunch

13:00 – 14:00  Does Design Drive Experience or Experience Drive Design
– Discussion on the New Mixed-use Models
                         Speakers: Lim Eng Hwee, CEO, Urban Redevelopment Authority
______________________Khun Charn Srivikorn, CEO, Gaysorn Property
______________________Patrina Tan, Senior Vice President, OUE

14:00 – 14:20 LINE: Are We OnLINE or OffLINE?
                      Speakers: Norasit Sitivechvichit, CCO, LINE Thailand

14:20 – 15:05  What Do Retailers Want – Panel  Discussion with Leading Retail Brands on How They Create Experience
                         Speakers: Met Hengtrakul, Managing Director, Mettique The Atelier
______________________Vorravit Siripark, CEO, Puri  

15:05 – 15:35  Coffee Break

15:35 – 16:05  The Commons Case Study – F&B of the Future
                         Speakers: Varatt Vichit-Vadakan, Co-Founder, The Commons
         Discussion Leader: Phil Kim, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Jerde Partnership

16:05 – 17:10  Do We Need Experience To Make Returns? – A Conversation with Investors on How Their Perceive Experience and Translate it to the Bottom Line
                         Speakers: Brian Chinappi, Partner, Head of Asia Real Estate, Actis
______________________Kevin Colket, Founder & CEO, GHIG
______________________Suchard Chiaranussati, Chairman, SC Capital Partners
         Discussion Leader: Alison  Rehill-Erguven, CEO, Pradera Retail Asia

17:10 – 18:30  Sunset Cocktail Hour on Urban Resort Terrace & Closing Discussion

17:30 – 17:50  Closing Discussion

18:30________Tranfer to Dinner – Jim Thompson Restaurant and Museum

19:00 – Late_ Experience Dinner & Private Tour


14 February (Friday) – Study Tour Day:

09:00 – 12:00  Curated Tour of Icon Siam

12:00________Bus Transport to Suvarnabhumi International Airport


Regular Rate (1 January 2020 onwards)
USD 1,200

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