Senior VP- Projects & Product Development
A widely experienced technical hospitality professional with significant exposure to strategic, design development, project management, construction, and hotel operations functions throughout Asia Pacific.
Senior Vice President
Banyan Tree Group
Dharmali Kusumadi is the Managing Director of Architrave Design & Planning Services, a leading architectural design company which specialises in architectural and interior design services for hospitality and residences projects. As the Principal Architect, he is heading the operations of Singapore office and overseeing the regional offices in Bangkok, Shanghai, Chengdu and Mexico.
AGC Design Limited
Vincent Ng is an award winning architect and an urban designer. Graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1985, Ng obtained the degree of Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction. He further obtained the degree of Master of Urban Design in 1994, and was awarded the Young Architect Award in the same year. In 1999, he founded the architectural and urban design practice AGC Design Limited.
Partner, Purcell Miller Tritton
Brian spends much of his time assessing the cultural significance of buildings and their sites within the context of their surroundings. At Highbury Football Stadium, for instance, where the Grade II listed stands have been converted into luxury apartments, his role was to advise both Arsenal Football Club and the design team on what was achievable, and then to act as intermediary between the Club, English Heritage and the local planning authority to make it happen.
CEO, Designing Hong Kong
Paul Zimmerman is a district councilor representing the Pokfulam constituency and the CEO of Designing Hong Kong, a non-profit organization devoted to improving urban planning, design and livability. He has championed these causes by advocating good planning and sustainable development through many NGOs. He was awarded an Honorary Membership of the American Institute of Architects (HK) for his role in improving the harbourfront of Victoria Harbour. Prior to his public work, he had owned a successful design company from 1987 to 1998 and was Executive Director of MF Jebsen International from 2003 to 2009 with responsibility for travel and automotive businesses. Born in the Netherlands, Paul arrived in Hong Kong in 1984. He has a Masters in Social Science (Economics) from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and is currently doing post-graduate studies in transport planning at The University of Hong Kong.
|Malcolm Y.S. Lai
Director – Head of Construction & Development, Asia
Invesco Real Estate Investment (Asia) L.L.C.
Malcolm Lai is responsible for overseeing development & construction activities throughout the Asia Portfolio for the Invesco Real Estate sponsored Asian and Japan Real Estate Funds. Previously, these funds were managed under the AIG Global Real Estate business platform which was divested to Invesco Real Estate in December, 2010. Malcolm joined AIG Global Real Estate in 1997 before being transferred to Invesco Real Estate.
James Law Cybertecture International
Accredited as a Young Global Leader 2010 by World Economic Forum, James Law has won numerous international awards on architectural design and leadership, highlighted by achieving the CNBC International Architecture Awards 2009. By coining the notion of Cybertecture, James leads the charge in blending new materials and technologies within architecture, to pave the way for innovating the fabric of mankind.
Nan Fung Development Ltd
Donald Choi is the Managing Director of Nan Fung Development and former Chairman, Architects Registration Board HKSAR. Before joining Nan Fung, he was Director of Foster and Partners and the Authorised Person – Architect responsible for the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok and Hung Hum Rail Terminus Extension.
Senior Director of Development – Asia Pacific
Marco Polo Hotels
James Mabey is the Senior Director of Development for Marco Polo Hotels, and is responsible for the company’s growth and development across Asia Pacific region. Marco Polo Hotels, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, owns and operates hotels across China, Hong Kong, Thailand and Philippines.
Managing Director to Partner, Oobiq Architects
Giambattista Burdo possesses a Degree in Architecture, specialising in Maintenance and Renewal of Ancient and Historic Architecture. Mr Burdo has also received a specialist diploma in Restoration of Architectural Artefacts in a State of Ruin. In addition, Mr Burdo has taken a Master of Science in Bioecological
Laurence Liauw is Principal Director of SPADA Limited, and Associate Professor (part-time) at The University of Hong Kong. An ex-investment banker, he has over 18 years practice experience as a UK and HK Registered Architect, professional urban designer, strategic development consultant in UK, Malaysia, Mainland China and Hong Kong. Graduate of the Architectural Association School, London and City University London. Winner of international competitions and design awards. His expertise is in China’s urbanization, strategic planning, urban and architectural design, which led to a book publication, AD: New Urban China (Wiley 2008). Liauw’s project experience in the Asia region includes CBDs, financial districts, aviation industry, arts & cultural institutions, academic campuses, waterfronts, urban regeneration, technology parks, creative industries, aging population communities, hotel concepts, residential and commercial mixed use developments. Expert advisor to Government planning bureaus and development agencies in China and Asia. Liauw was a Shenzhen Pavilion Creative Team member for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, and an exhibitor at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale. He has lectured internationally on design and urban development, including at Harvard University, Columbia University New York, University College of London, Tsinghua and Peking Universities.
Space-Development & URBN Hotels and Resorts
Jules has been a China-based entrepreneur since 1999. He was born in Sydney Australia and hold degrees in Construction Management from UNSW Australia, Mandarin from Beijing University and Finance from U21 Global Singapore.
BIM Specialist, Architect
Architect (HKIA), Board Member of Hong Kong Institute of Building Information Modelling (HKIBIM), Assistant Professor, Chu Hai College, Adjunct Lecturer, HKUSPACE
David Fung has over 19 years of architectural experience in Australia and Hong Kong since graduating from University 1993. With Particular interest in the application of I.T. technology in architectural practice, he has been at the frontier of the latest technological applications. He has been using Building Information Modelling technology for 14 years and applied this state-of-the-art technology into the building design, documentation and co-ordination, construction and Facility Management, establishing the most efficient way of working practices. David was the Vice President of Hong Kong Institute of Building Information Modelling (HKIBIM, formed 2008) promoting BIM in Hong Kong. He was a member of Hong Kong government’s CAD Standard for Works Projects (CSWP) Working Committee, HKIA’s I.T. Committee, HKIA’s Board of Practices, and the past Chairman of the Autodesk’s Industry Advisory Board.
With over twenty years of Interior Design experience, David is committed in numerous prestigious projects within various categories, such as hospitality, residential, commercial and golf clubhouse, spreading across Hong Kong, China, and Asia including Indonesia and Korea.
Regional Director and Confluence Board Member, Callum Bothwell, heads the Confluence team in North Asia, the Middle East and Subcontinent. He is responsible for the strategic direction, business management, business growth and often takes on an active role in managing major projects. Callum is renowned for his collaborative management approach, engaging stakeholders and project teams to create the best business solutions for Clients. Over the course of his career, he has facilitated and successfully led various iconic projects including the 80-storey Index tower, Gate Village District and The Ritz Carlton at Dubai International Financial Centre together with The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. He has also led a number of major data centre and corporate real estate projects for clients such as Equinix, Pacnet and Deutsche Bank.