Global Experts Gather in Singapore, Investors Eagerly Awaits for Hot-tips from Best Selling International Authors

For two days only, global experts on international property and investment strategy will be gathering at the SMART Investment & International Property Expo, 5th to 6th May, Hall 402 at the SUNTEC Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Center.

More than 30 speakers will deliver key insights into the next wave of property hot-spots and investment options. The free-to-attend seminars offer unbiased information into the fundamentals for sound investments and is designed to aid and enhance visitors?understanding and knowledge thereby giving buyers the knowledge and confidence to invest. Topics covered include:

  • Investment. Stocks, shares, warrants, unit trusts, asset allocation, wine investments and more.
  • Singapore property market
  • Australia property market
  • Thailand property market
  • Malaysia property market
  • UK property market

The SMART seminars are one of the most credible free educational programmes in Singapore. Interested parties please register here for tickets now. Seminars are held inside the expo hall and is open to the public. See schedule below.

 
5 May 2007 Saturday
 
SEMINAR AREA 1
Time Title Speaker
12:00
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12:30
What in the World is Land Banking?

  • What is land banking?
  • What makes it profitable for investors today?
  • What are some considerations?
  • What are some real examples of land banking investments and returns?

HarlowG. Russell

Manager, Land Banking
Walton International Group (S) Pte. Ltd
12:45
-
13:15

Good, Bad, and Ugly Investments – Making High Returns While Avoiding Bubbles and Scams

Investors sometimes are blinded by greed, or simply by ignorance. This presentation looks at realistic expectations of returns in various asset classes and points out where investors can go wrong in practice due to exorbitant fees, unlikely future returns or one-sided investments.


Chris Firth

CEO
dollarDEX
13:30
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14:00
The Power To Purchase
  • The big picture of investing
  • How to increase your power to purchase
  • How OilPods’ investment provides a sound balance to your portfolio

Mr Daniel Tan

Group Head
OilPods
14:15
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14:45

Unleashing the Power of Online Trading for Exceptional Returns

  • Stock selection: where to look, screening for stocks that will outperform
  • Valuation: indicators for undervalued/overvalued stock
  • Timing: entry & exit signals
  • Risk: managing risk, diversifying risk away, additional factors present in volatile markets, risk-reward ratio, knowing when to cut your losses
  • Returns: cashing in - art or science? Money management, protecting the bottom line
  • Behavioural psychology: common mistakes made by the private investor, how to avoid trading pitfalls, adding a professional element to trading

KEYNOTE


Alpesh B. Patel

Managing Director
Agile Partners Asset Management Ltd.

15:00
-
15:30
Battle of the Brands "Who Delivers Most in Prestige and Returns" in Thailand's Property Resorts
Charlotte Filleul

General Manager
Resort Property
15:45
-
16:15

Tax Planning for Investors Purchasing Property in Thailand

  • Tax considerations for offshore property investors
  • Taxation of property investment under Thailand’s tax treaties
  • A review of real property gains tax in Thailand

Paul Ashburn

Senior Partner
BDO Richfield Advisory Limited
16:30
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17:00

Managing Foreign Exchange Volatility and Risks Associated with International Payments.

  • Update of currency performances in the region's markets
  • What are the risks associated with foreign exchange
  • How do you overcome and mange foreign exchange uncertainty
  • How to effectively manage foreign exchange to save costs for property buyers and investor

Peter Scully

Managing Director
Travelex Singapore Pte Ltd
17:15
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17:45

Luxury Residential Living – Should you Invest in Singapore or anywhere else?

  • Comparsion of the prices of luxury high-end residential properties in Singapore and other key cities around the world
  • What differentiates Singaporean luxury market compared to other regions?
  • For the discerning investor where should you invest in?
  • Which market could provide you with the highest return on investment?

KEYNOTE


Swee Yong Ku

Director - Marketing & Business Development
Savills Singapore

SEMINAR AREA 2
Time Title Speaker
11:15
-
11:45

Wine – An Alternative Investment

  • What is Wine Investment?
  • Why invest in wine?
  • How do you invest in wine?

Justin Alexander

Managing Director
Australian Wine Index (Singapore) Pte Ltd
12:00
-
12:30

Alternative Investments for the Novice

  • Take a tour through the jungle also know as alternative investments.
  • Anton will give a useful insight into some of the more lucrative forms of alternative investments and he will uncover the value associated with some of these investments.

Anton Casey

Senior Portfolio Manager (Team Leader)
HSBC International Banking Centre
12:45
-
13:15

Demographics, Demand and a Little Design

  • How demographics are changing the fundamentals of the Australian property industry forever
  • How we can track where the greatest demand for Australian property is going to be in the future
  • Why design is so critical to your property investment decisions

Terry Taylor

Joint Managing Director
Which Property?
13:30
-
14:00

Structured Warrants Demystified

  • Why Buy Structured Warrants?
  • How does warrant issuers make money?

Simon Yung

Head of Retail Listed Products Sales
BNP Paribas
14:15
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14:45

The Australian Tax System, the Property Investors Best Friend

  • Discover the unique tax advantages
  • How to ensure your Australian Property investments can remain completely tax free
  • Create the opportunity for a tax free life in Australia

Steve Douglas

Managing Director
Australasian Taxation Services Pty Ltd.
15:00
-
15:30

Legal Advise for Foreigners Buying Malaysian Property

  • Latest updates on legal rights for foreigners buying Malaysian property

Esther Ong

Senior Partner
Messrs Esther Ong Tengku Saiful & Sree
15:45
-
16:15

The World’s New Profit Engine: Five Shares for the Next Five Years

Find out the names of five top Asian companies that will profit the most from the single biggest economic trend of the next ten years: the rise of the consumer.

As indebted American consumers run out of gas, economies all over Asia are shifting toward more consumption. As years of careful, pent up saving are unleashed, investors are presented with once-in-generation growth opportunities for an elite cadre of local firms traded on local stock markets. Find out what these stocks are and the best reasons you should own them in 2007.

Also, discover why Australia now finds its Asian trading partners more valuable than any other in the world, including America. Which Australian firms will play a key role in Asia’s energy and infrastructure future? And which Aussie blue-chips belong in your global resource portfolio.

Finally, can America still compete? The answer is “yes!” But not at everything, and not at the industries it used to dominate. You’ll hear an overview of America’s strategic economic strengths, and what stocks will continue to prosper (hint, think drugs and big pharmaceuticals.)

KEYNOTE


Dan Denning

Managing Editor
Port Phillip Publishing

16:30
-
17:00

UK Property Market

  • UK offerings beyond property - the big picture
  • Review of UK property markets
  • Identifying growth sectors and high potential investment property

Alan Wheatley

Director
Imagine Homes Ltd.
17:15
-
17:45

Achieve Maximum Gains Through Smart Asset Allocation

  • What is asset allocation and why it is important and how does it determine investment success
  • Balancing portfolios and asset class for optimum return and lower volatility by understanding how uncorrelated assets respond differently to market events
  • Understanding different asset classes’ performance in correlation to market cycles

Aidan Bailey

General Manager
The Fry Group, Singapore
 
6 May 2007 Sunday
 
SEMINAR AREA 1
Time Title Speaker
11:15
-
11:45

Malaysia My Second Home Programme – an Attractive
Avenue for Private Individuals Looking Beyond Profit

  • The MM2H Programme and its benefits
  • Conditions and requirements of the programme
  • The application process
  • Various classes of assets available in Malaysia, their current rate of returns and general risk profile

Mr. John W.K. Ching

Managing Director
CK-TEN (MM2H) Sdn. Bhd.
12:00
-
12:30

Reasons to be Excited about Unit Trust

  • Update of market performances in the region’s markets
  • Overview on the regional markets, and where the opportunities lie
  • Why unit trusts as an investment option to invest in the region

Sui Jau Wong

General Manager, Fundsupermart
iFAST Financial Pte Ltd
12:45
-
13:15

Unwary Australian Property Investors Should Look Out For

  • Foreign Investment Review Board Rules and effect of removal on restrictions to purchase residential property
  • Off the Plan" property purchases
  • Pathways to Permanent Residence
  • Updates on Citizenship changes

Lily Ong

Solicitor B.EC. LL.B.
Lily Ong Solicitor
14:15
-
14:45

Unleashing the Power of Online Trading for Exceptional Returns

  • Stock selection: where to look, screening for stocks that will outperform
  • Valuation: indicators for undervalued/overvalued stock
  • Timing: entry & exit signals
  • Risk: managing risk, diversifying risk away, additional factors present in volatile markets, risk-reward ratio, knowing when to cut your losses
  • Returns: cashing in - art or science? Money management, protecting the bottom line
  • Behavioural psychology: common mistakes made by the private investor, how to avoid trading pitfalls, adding a professional element to trading

KEYNOTE


Alpesh B. Patel

Managing Director
Agile Partners Asset Management Ltd.

15:00
-
15:30

Guide to Strategic Land Investments in the UK

  • Returns of up to 400% or even more
  • Guidance and steps to ensure a safe and sound investment in the UK

Paul M Baker MBA, FCIM

Founding Director
UK Land Investments International, Asia Pacific
15:45
-
16:15

Investors Guide to Making Money in Phuket’s Growing Property Market  

  • Investors guide to making money in Phuket
  • Phuket: Why return will be even better over the next 5 to 10 years?
  • How to get a hassle free investment in Phuket?
  • Phuket, the best profits are yet to come
  • Five strategies for making money in Phuket
  • Investing in projects

Graham Bibby

Managing Director
Richmond Group (Asia-Pacific) Ltd.
16:30
-
17:00

How to Safely Purchase Real Estate Assets in Thailand

  • Ways to purchase property in Thailand that protect foreigners’ rights
  • How can foreigners legally and safely purchase real estate in Thailand?

Rene-Philippe Dubout

Managing Partner
Rene-Philippe & Partners Ltd.
17:15
-
17:45

Low correlation of stock markets and land investments....Myth or Reality?

  • Analysing stock market data versus land investments
  • Interpretation of data result for maximum return on investment

Vittorio Joosten

Assistant Vice President
Walton Singapore
SEMINAR AREA 2
Time Title Speaker
11:15
-
11:45

Impact of Economic Growth and Government Policies on the Development and Changing Trends in Thailand’s Property Market

  • Overview of the current situation in real estate market in Phuket
  • Supply and demand – Limitations and opportunities
  • Real estate consulting & counselling – value & necessity

Amous Lee

General Manager
Knight Frank Phuket Co., Ltd.
12:00
-
12:30

FINANCING THAILAND PROPERTIES INVESTMENT

  • Means to financing property purchases for foreigners

Mr Torphong Charungchareonvejj

Senior Vice President & General Manager
Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited
12:45
-
13:15

Commodity and Stock Markets Outlook

Commodities:
  • Short and long term outlook for COMEX Gold Future, COMEX Silver Future, NYMEX Crude Oil Future and Malaysia Palm Oil Future.
  • Investment strategy
  • Entrance and exit level
  • Stop loss level
Stock Indices:
  • Short and long term outlook on S&P, Dow Industrial, NIKKEI 225, and Straits Time Index
  • Investment strategy
  • Entrance and exit level
  • Stop loss level

Tao Wang

Technical Analyst/V.P
Man Financial (S) Pte Ltd.
14:15
-
14:45

Singapore Real Estate Opportunities – Where do we go from here for the man on the street?

  • Are we expensive? Or is this only the beginning?
  • The need for diversification and rationalization of portfolios
  • Where are the opportunities?
  • Alternative real estate segments – Conservation shop houses and commercial
  • The incentives and pitfalls of cross border real estate opportunities for the retail investor

Alfred Lim

Executive Director, Real Estate Advisory
VestAsia Pte Ltd
15:00
-
15:30

Singapore’s Casino Development and its Impact on Property Prices

  • How the casino developments will impact and shape property prices in Singapore
  • The creation of new entertainment precinct in Singapore
  • A catalyst for high-end dining and retail

KEYNOTE


Swee Yong Ku

Director - Marketing & Business Development
Savills Singapore

15:45
-
16:15

Demographics, Demand and a Little Design

  • How demographics are changing the fundamentals of the Australian property industry forever
  • How we can track where the greatest demand for Australian property is going to be in the future
  • Why design is so critical to your property investment decisions

Terry Taylor

Joint Managing Director
Which Property?
16:30
-
17:00

The Australian Tax System, the Property Investors Best Friend

  • Discover the unique tax advantages
  • How to ensure your Australian Property investments can remain completely tax free
  • Create the opportunity for a tax free life in Australia

Steve Douglas

Managing Director
Australasian Taxation Services Pty Ltd.
17:15
-
17:45

Singapore Residential Market Tempo Towards the Integrated Resort Era

  • The rise of resort development
  • Defining luxury resort, not all resorts are the same
  • How to spot a good resort investment
  • Residential investment sales
  • Government policies

Elroy Tan

Vice Prisident
Century 21 Singapore Pte Ltd.