ULI China Mainland: Use of New Technologies in Shopping Centers @ Powerlong’s Idea Lab and Museum Tour

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March 15
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Use of New Technologies in Shopping Centers @ Powerlong’s Idea Lab and Museum Tour

13:45-16:30, 15 March, 2018 | Powerlong, Qibao, Shanghai

Join an event on the “Use of New Technologies in Shopping Centers” at Powerlong’s Idea Lab in Qibao, Shanghai. We will visit Powerlong’s Idea Lab and Museum. The Head of Idea Lab, Mr. Shao Zijian of Powerlong, will give a presentation titled, “The Future Investment Opportunities in Smart Business and New Retail”. After that, we will include interactive discussions with Draco Wu, Founder&
CEO from Yueshang I.T. Co., Ltd. Kelvin Yip, a Senior Partner at Hypers and Sonia Tan, General Manager in charge of project management at CapitaLand East China.

The Idea Lab, developed by mixed-use developer Powerlong Real Estate, focuses on new retail research, new business incubation and ecosphere operation. As a leading commercial real estate developer, Powerlong is dedicated to innovations within the Group and study of new retail. The Idea Lab is the test ground of innovations for Powerlong.

The Idea Lab conducts in-depth research on products, technologies and trades from four key consumption themes, namely smart business, efficiency upgrade, consumption upgrade and personalized consumption. With a large number of retail malls by Powerlong and large foot traffic, the Idea Lab empowers new products, new technologies and new trades and offers incubation space for new businesses. In addition, it offers GP management services for and equity investments to innovative businesses and forms a strategic alliance for those new businesses.

So far, the Idea Lab has worked with or invested in new businesses in the following fields: smart retail system, unmanned F&B, interactive consumption experience, virtual shopping terminals, sharing entertainment, smart front desk and innovative commerce…

Event Details

Date: Thursday, 15 March, 2018

Time: 13:45-16:30

Venue: H1 Idea Lab, Powerlong, No. 3299 Caobao Road, Qibao, Shanghai (close to Starbucks; Gate 1, Subway Line 9) | For detailed map, please click HERE

Admission: Open to ULI members and Non-members (capacity of 40, priority to ULI Members)

Registration fee: ULI members: Free; Non-members: RMB 200/person

Language: Chinese

Event Schedule

13:45-14:00 | Registration
14:00-14:30 | Tour of Idea Lab
14:30-15:50 | Head of Idea Lab – Shao Zijian
– Speech: The Future Investment Opportunities on Smart Business and New Retail
– “New business opportunities in the era of big data and new retail” discussion with Draco Wu and Kelvin Yip
– “Rediscover new retail and brick-and-mortar retail property market in China” discussion with Sonia Tan
15:50 | Adjourn
15:50-16:30 | Tour of Powerlong Museum


Draco Wu
Founder/CEO-Yueshang I.T. Co., Ltd.

Mr. Draco Wu graduated from Xiamen University, China. He has extensive leadership experience in commercial real estate operating, new business creation, government relationship and business management. He has been the executives for over 6 years in property sector, e-businesses and internet. Currently he is the CEO of President of Yueshang I.T. Co., Ltd. Draco had also served for four years as Manager of Powerlong E-commerce Center and Operation Center in 2012-2015…[more]

Kelvin Yip
Senior Partner-HYPERS

Kelvin, is an experienced executive that has been in operating in China’s market for over 12 years. He currently is a Senior Partner at Hypers, a leading Chinese Data Marketing Technology company, where he is heading up a new collaborative venture with RTG Consulting Group to develop business driven solutions based on cutting edge data technology…[more]

Sonia Tan
General Manager-Management Project, East China-CapitaLand

Sonia Tan is General Manager in charge of project management at CapitaLand East China. Currently, she is responsible for Shanghai Hongqiao Ali Center. She has over 20 years of experience in mall management and operation. Sonia moved from Singapore to Shanghai in 2007 and has managed a few of large-scale mixed-use and retail projects. Some representative projects include East China Raffles owned by CapitaLand, CapitaLand Bejing Xizhimen, CapitaLand Hongkou Plaza, and Foshan VivoCity. From 2014 to 2016, she was responsible for asset management of commercial projects owned by China Orient Summit Capital in Suzhou, Dongguan, Shenyang, Beijing and other cities.

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Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Space will be given on a first-come-first served basis with priority given to ULI members.

If you want to join in this event, please register HERE. If you are new to ULI and do not have an account, you can set up an acount and register for the event. No need to be a member.

If you have any problems registering, please email ULI_ChinaMainland@uli.org with your personal information (full name/member type/company/title/address). We will help you register.

Registration deadline: Noon, Wednesday, 14 March, 2018
Confirmation email sent: Before 5 pm, Wednesday, 14 March, 2018

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