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This year’s edition will reframe the idea of value in real estate by extending value creation beyond the act of building to the programming, experiences or efficiencies that the buildings afford.

Our curated list of speakers have positioned their projects and practices to augment the value proposition of their buildings beyond their tangible properties, unlocking value-added gains to consumers, users, communities and even cities.


Real Estate & Housing Development Association Malaysia (REHDA) YOUTH branch was established in April 2010.

Members are vibrant and energetic under 40 years of age.

Our aim is to bring together the next generation of developers to gain greater awareness on issues and challenges pertaining to the building and construction industry.

REHDA Youh has been championing causes based on four main pillars as leadership, education, aid and design.

2 August 2018, Thursday
8.00am – 5.00pm
Connexion Conference & Event Centre, Summit 1 Ballroom, Level M1, The Vertical, Bangsar South, No.8 Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur


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Vicharee Vichit-Vadakan CO-Founder of theCOMMONS; Thailand

Vicharee is the co-founder and managing director of theCOMMONS, a community space on Thonglor, featured in the New York Times as one of the world’s coolest, most cultured malls. She is also the founder of Little Pea, a family cafe and creative space for kids. In addition, Vicharee is on the board and management team of Think Beyond, which operates F&B concepts such as Roast, Roots Coffee and Ocken. Prior to this, she worked at the Boston Consulting Group and major retailers Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works in the United States. She received her undergraduate degree in Economics from Brown University and her MBA from Stanford. She is married to Chalee Asavathiratham and is the proud mother of two little ones, Varit (10) and Varissa (7).

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Hussam Raouf MD of Mont Hill; Dubai

Futuristic thinker, entrepreneur and senior executive with substantial experience of Real Estate, large scale master-planned projects, cities planning and economics, shopping malls design,development, construction and operation, entertainment, digital disruption, Innovation labs, property development and management, with over 20 years of development and planning experience in Europe and the Middle East Active senior player in the Real Estate Portfolios and Retail industry, Hussam is international speaker and advisor on the topics of Mega Development,Cities planning and governing systems, shopping malls and new Retail Trends, Disruptive Innovation, Data Analytics and the cognitive business models, Mixed-Use real estate development, place making, urban planning, smart cities and large-scale shopping Malls development. Designing and managing FUTURE THINKING LABS to bring Innovative Schemes and Futuristic Vision for businesses In his various roles, Hussam has been pivotal in creating value across conglomerate and private groups by improving their Design Thinking strategies, governance systems, implementing innovative and international best practices in the planning, development, and management to bring superior performance and returns Hussam Raouf is the former head of the Retail Real Estate portfolio of Emaar Properties, holding various senior roles, including Executive Director Real Estate Development, Head of Shopping Malls business unit. Senior advisor to the Group, member of various committees In addition to Real Estate and Shopping Malls planning, repositioning, development and construction, Hussam researches focus on: data analytics, Retail trends, and smart cities planning Hussam completed his executive education at HARVARD University in Real Estate Development, Design and Financing, and he holds a bachelor’s degree of Architecture and Urban Planning Member of the Urban Land Institute, International Council of shopping centers, Lecturer and regular speaker at real estate conferences and institutes

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Dave Ng Founder of Big Tiny Ltd Co; Singapore

Dave leads the building and operations of the company, both locally and overseas. With his past management experience in various government agencies and companies, he is in charge of designing the process flow within the company, and collaborates with local partners to ensure seamless operations within the company. Dave specialises in materials science and environmental technology. An advocate of eco-living and reducing our carbon footprints, he attended a tiny house building workshop in Australia to learn about the traditional timber structure building. He also conducts his study on using recyclable building materials and designing modular building structures to reduce waste.

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Ar. Dr. Tan Loke Mun Director ARCHICENTRE SDN BHD DTLM Design Group; Malaysia

Dr Tan Loke Mun is a prominent award winning Architect from Malaysia. Dr Tan obtained his architectural training from Deakin University and later his doctorate from the University of Melbourne He is a member of the Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM), a past President of the Malaysian Institute of Architects (2005-2007) and was responsible for the setting up of the GBI green rating tool for Malaysia Dr Tan is well regarded as a visionary innovator and a bit of a maverick. Often working from the basis of typologies, he has successfully interpreted and translated green regional metaphors into his architecture and masterplans He lectures widely on architecture and design, and is currently industry advisor to Taylors University and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College With a career spanning more than 30 years, Dr Tan’s works are widely published and his practice is amongst the most awarded in the region. Significant architectural awards include the ASEAN Energy Award 2013, Asia Pacific Design Awards for sustainability 2012 and 2013, Futurarc Green Leadership Award 2012, FIABCI Prix D'Excellence Awards 2014 and 2016, and numerous REKA and PAM Awards

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Tan Sri Dato’ A K Nathan Elumalay Executive Chairman & Group Managing Director, Eversendai Corporation Berhad.; Malaysia

Tan Sri Dato’ A K Nathan is the Executive Chairman and Group Managing Director as well as founder of Eversendai Corporation Berhad. He built the company from a modest structural steel erection company in Malaysia to one of world’s most sought after integrated structural steel turnkey contractors.Under his leadership, the company grew from strength to strength and spread its business from Malaysia to ASEAN, South Asia and the Middle East. Some of the prominent structures built by Eversendai over the course of more than three decades of operations include the Petronas Twin Towers (Tower 2), Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Hamad International Airport and Capital Gate. He was also instrumental in establishing Eversendai’s steel fabrication facilities in Rawang, Dubai, Sharjah, Doha, Ras Al-Khaimah and Trichy. With its 7th steel fabrication facility from its partnership with a local company in Thailand, Eversendai now produces a combined annual capacity of over 204,000 tonnes. Today, Eversendai has a workforce of over 15,000 in 10 countries and operates out of 15 offices. His charismatic approach to business and the construction industry has earned him many accolades like the Malaysian Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 from Ernst & Young, the CEO of the Year Award in 2008 by CIDB and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Construction Industry by the World Chinese Economic Forum in 2015.

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Lionel Wong Co-Founder and Managing Director of Upgrown Farming Asia Pte Ltd.; Singapore

Lionel Wong is the co-founder and managing director of Upgrown Farming Asia Pte Ltd. Upgrown was started in Singapore in 2014, with its main focus in serving the Asian market. It is an smart precision agriculture solutions provider serving markets and projects in controlled environment agriculture, including greenhouses and indoor plant factories, mainly across Asia. Lionel is responsible for strategy & business development, as well as developing commercial farming financial models for Upgrown clients, across different types of technologies, systems integrations, and markets. Lionel has an academic background in Biotechnology & Innovation Management from the University of Queensland, Australia. Driven by passion for technology and science, yet an entrepreneur at heart, his approach to problem solving has an emphasis on commercial viability and future sustainability.

Events Agenda 


08.00am : Registration
09.00am : Opening Address by Organizing Chairman Ar Ethan Lai, REHDA Youth Committee
09.15am :

Conventional to Modernisation

Tan Sri Dato’ A K Nathan Elumalay, Executive Chairman & Group Managing Director,Eversendai Corporation Berhad (Malaysia)
10.00am :

What is Tomorrow Really Like?

Ar. Dr. Tan Loke Mun, Director,Archicentre Sdn Bhd & DTLM Design Group (Malaysia)
11.15am : Networking Break
11.30am :

Future Proofing and Staying Relevant

Mr. Hussam Raouf, Managing Director, Mont Hill (Dubai)
12.15pm : Taylor’s Student Ideas Showcase Presentation
12.45pm : Lunch Break
02.00pm :

Eco-Friendly Retail. The Way Forward

Ms. Vicharee Vichit-Vadakan, Co-Founder, theCOMMONS Co. Ltd (Thailand)
02.45pm :

Downsizing Homes for the Future

Mr. Dave Ng, Founder Big Tiny Pte Ltd (Singapore)
03.30pm :

Future Outlook of Urban Agriculture

Mr. Lionel Wong, Co-Founder & Managing Director Upgrown Farming Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore)
04.45pm : End & Networking Break

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Early Bird Price 

AVAILABLE FROM 11 JUNE-30 JUNE 2018 HRDF claimable
  • NON MEMBER  - RM700
  • STUDENT - RM150

Admission Fees

AVAILABLE FROM 1 JULY - 27 JULY 2018 HRDF claimable
  • NON MEMBER - RM750
  • STUDENT - RM200
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