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Property Hunter Conference 2024, an exclusive gathering featuring keynote address, forum sessions, and presentations by esteemed sponsors. It serves as a beacon to attract discerning investors to the thriving property sector, with a particular focus on the vibrant potential of Sabah. We aim to foster a transformative ripple effect that enriches not only the property landscape, but the entire ecosystem of diverse industries that intertwine with it, revitalising Sabah's economy and ushering in a new era of growth and prosperity. Stay tuned!
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To Ignite Dialogue on Contemporary Housing Dynamics
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To Attract Investor Enthusiasm in the Heart of Sabah
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To Elevate the Benchmark of Property Development
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To Cultivate a Hub for B2B and B2G Dialogue
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Insightful Speakers
Experienced experts and industry players are engaged for a collaborative discussion on housing trends.
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Quality Programme
Top-notch sessions for gaining prospective insights, potential business opportunities, and networking.
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Land Bank
Showcasing over 100 vacant lands in Sabah for development purpose.
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Business Networking
Exchange your name cards with the decision makers and develop a business relationship with them.
Senior Management Level of:
Government Bodies
Town Planners
8:00 am
Power Breakfast & Networking
9:00 am
Welcoming with Warmth and Exhilaration
9:05 am
Welcoming Speech by Mr Elson Kho, Director of Property Hunter
9:10 am
Panel Discussion 1:
The Nexus of Urban Planning & Real Estate: Crafting Sustainable & Vibrant Communities
Urban planning and real estate are two interwoven sectors that have a significant impact on the sustainability of the city and the development of the nation. As the requirements of society and the characteristics of the city influence the growth of the city’s real estate market, proper urban planning and efforts are required for the development of better cities and the strengthening of the real estate industry.
Panellists 1:
Stanley Chong, Deputy of Permanent Secretary I of Ministry of Local Government and Housing, Sabah

Panellists 2:
Sr. Sunny Kelvin, Representative from MIEA Sabah and Managing Proprietor of Smiths Gore Sabah

Panellists 3:
Indera Syahrul Mat Radzuan, Head of Department, Malaysian Real Estate Institute (MyREI)

Jacqueline Lim,Head of Product & Content, EdgeProp Malaysia
10:10 am
Coffee Break
10:40 am
Panel Discussion 2:
Tech-Driven Sustainability: Propelling Real Estate into ESG Era
With approximately 40% of annual carbon emissions attributed to the building and construction industries, the imperative for sustainable transformation has never been more urgent. In order to have a transformative change, PropTech plays a vital role in reshaping the real estate landscape and propelling the industry into the ESG era. The future of real estate is sustainable, and that future is now.
Panellists 1:
Dr. Daniele Gambero, President of Malaysia PropTech Association (MPA)

Panellists 2:
Murugason R Thangaratnam, Co-founder and CEO of Novem

Panellists 3:
Chris W.K Lee, Group CEO & Executive Director of RAM Holdings Berhad

Joseph Wong, Content Manager of StarProperty
11:40 am
Welcoming for VIP's Aarrival
11:50 am
Opening Keynote & Launching Ceremony
Networking Luncheon
1:30 pm
Panel Discussion 3:
Investment Exploration: Uncover the Distinct Allure of Sabah
Sabah, renowned for its natural beauty, strategic location and economic vibrancy, has become a key player in the global investment arena. Foreign investors are drawn to the state's potential for growth and development, while domestic players recognize Sabah as a dynamic hub for business expansion. Sabah positions itself as a promising frontier for those looking to participate in a thriving economy, capitalise on natural resources, and contribute to the sustainable development of this unique and enchanting region.
Panellists 1:
YB Datuk Phoong Jin Zhe, State Minister of Industrial Development and Entrepreneurship

Panellists 2:
Richard T Koh, Chief Research Officer of Institute for Development Studies (Sabah)

Panellists 3:
Noredah Othman, CEO of Sabah Convention Bureau

Dexter Yeh, Marketing Manager of Daily Express
2:30 pm
Coffee Break
3:00 pm
Plenary Session I:
Changes of Consumers' Preferences in Residential Real Estate
Join us as we explore the dynamic shifts in residential real estate demand and how industry players are adapting to meet evolving consumer preferences. From amenities and design trends to lifestyle choices and sustainability, discover strategies for staying ahead in a rapidly changing market landscape.
Panellists 1:
Enoch Khoo, Managing Director of Property Hub Sdn. Bhd.
3:30 pm
Plenary Session II:
Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Investing in Sabah's Real Estate
Any local and foreign investors are required to be well-equipped with the guidelines before embarking on their investment journey in Sabah. Delve into the intricate legal and regulatory landscape governing real estate investments in Sabah, Malaysia and explore key considerations for investors looking to unlock opportunities and navigate challenges in Sabah's dynamic real estate market.
Chua Chinn Harn, Chairperson of Land Law Revision Subcommittee, Sabah Law Society
4:00 pm
Refreshment & Networking
TPr. Stanley Chong
Deputy of Permanent Secretary I of Ministry of Local Government and Housing, Sabah

TPr. Stanley Chong is currently working as the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Housing, His portfolios include overseeing the Planning and Development Division of the ministry, which focuses on the preparation and updating of planning and development policies, rules, and regulations to overcome challenges and boost the administrative performance of local authorities in Sabah. He was also responsible for assisting several ministry divisions, such as Private Housing, Solid Waste Management, Town and Regional Planning, and Landscape Division.

From 2016 to 2019, TPr. Stanley Chong served as the Director of the City Planning Department at Kota Kinabalu City Hall, overseeing four main divisions: Planning & Development, Building Plan, Building Control, and GIS & Land Administration. As the Chief Town Planner for Kota Kinabalu City, he was responsible for overseeing and enhancing the City Planning Department's functions. These included assessing planning permission, building plans, building control, urban planning policies and guidelines, preparing statute plans, and developing a geographical information system for spatial planning. He also served as the Chief Supervising Officer in charge of project implementation, including planning projects, safe city programs, and environmental improvement projects. TPr. Stanley Chong is also involved in national and international collaborations on green and smart city initiatives, which include the Kota Kinabalu Green City Action Plan, under the Asian Development Bank-funded project and the Kota Kinabalu Smart City Action Plan, under the ASEAN Smart City Network Program.

Dr. Indera Syahrul Mat Radzuan
Head of Department, Malaysian Real Estate Institute (MyREI)

Dr. Indera Syahrul Mat Radzuan began his academic career as a Lecturer in 2004. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and serves as the Head of the Department of Malaysian Real Estate Institute (MyREI) at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) based in Batu Pahat, Johor. He focuses on social planning, including urban and rural planning, cultural heritage, urban conservation, environmental management, and community-based in real estate. He obtained his Ph.D. in urban planning from the University of Malaya in 2016. During his Ph.D. studies, he conducted pioneering research on incentives programmes in historic villages in Malaysia, Japan and South Korea. During his candidacy, he has been attached as an Exchange Researcher at Waseda University in Japan and the University of Seoul in South Korea from 2012 to 2013. Since 2020, he has been a Board Member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Malaysia. He has written several academic articles in reputable journals namely the Journal of Tourism & Cultural Change, Journal of Cultural Heritage Management & Sustainable Development, Journal of Heritage Management and Planning Malaysia.

Dr. Daniele Gambero
President of Malaysia PropTech Association (MPA)

Dr Daniele Gambero, connects economic, demographic and wealth distribution data towards predictive analysis of property and economic growth. Daniele has been a sought-after strategic consultant in the real estate industry for more than 40 years. He is co-founder and CEO of REI Group & start-ups, . He is the President of the Malaysia PropTech Association, an ESG consultant, PropTech For Good ambassador, and regular judge in pitching competitions.

Daniele, besides being a TEDx speaker, is a regular speaker at international conferences on property, proptech, and sustainability. He is also the author of Malaysian Propenomy, a best-selling book where he explains how data driven property development should be applied towards sustainable investment.

Chris W.K Lee
Group CEO & Executive Director of RAM Holdings Berhad

Chris is the Group CEO & Executive Director of RAM Holdings Berhad, an investment holding company that owns a portfolio of leading capital market services companies in Malaysia in the areas of credit rating, sustainability rating, carbon accounting, decarbonization rating, bond pricing and fund raising. He is a graduate of University of New South Wales, Australia with the combined degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance & Systems). His work experiences in Malaysia are in the areas of strategic business advisory, credit and sustainability ratings, corporate restructuring and taxation.

Richard T. Koh
Chief Research Officer of Institute for Development Studies (Sabah)

Richard brings over 30 years of extensive experience to the field of policy research for Sabah. With an academic background in Mathematical Statistics and Econometrics from Monash University, Australia, he has a fervent commitment to driving impactful change and sustainable development in the State. As the Chief Research Officer at the Institute for Development Studies (Sabah), Richard has been at the forefront of shaping Sabah's socio-economic landscape for many years through strategic State's blueprint and master plan study undertakings such as Human Capital Development, Tourism, Industrial, Creative Industries, and Potential Impact of Nusantara on Sabah.

Noredah Othman
Chief Executive Officer of Sabah Convention Bureau

Having been with Sabah Tourism Board for 33 years gave her unparalleled experience in the Tourism industry. Last held the position of CEO of Sabah Tourism Board from 2019-2023. Previously, she held positions such as deputy general manager, senior marketing manager, marketing manager, and communications manager for Sabah Tourism Board. Such outstanding career progression provided her with a farsighted sight of the tourism industry. It equipped her with vast knowledge and skills in tourism management, travel management, public relations, marketing communications, marketing, hospitality, marketing strategy, event management, destination marketing, online marketing, and social media marketing.

As of January 2024, appointed by the Sabah State Government through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah, Mdm Noredah Othman is now the Chief Executive Officer for the Sabah Convention Bureau.

Sabah Convention Bureau will be a non-profit agency under the purview of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Environment Sabah. Her role in this newly-formed agency includes ensuring potential buyers interested in selecting Sabah as the destination get non-biased and impartial advice and information on the best services, products, and facilities available in the state.

SCB will be responsible for promoting Sabah as a leading MICE destination (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions). In addition to building on strong public- private sector partnerships and bid to host meetings and congresses to be accountable for. Establishing this convention bureau will expedite and focus on the growth of the Business Events industry as one of the significant economic components for the state of Sabah.

The excellent promotion came with heavier responsibilities, making her what she is today. She was a PATA Board Member for two years (2019-2021) and is currently a PATA Executive Board Member from 2021 until 2025.

Enoch Khoo
Managing Director of Property Hub Sdn. Bhd.

Enoch Khoo, a seasoned professional with a proven track record, brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to Property Hub. His deep understanding of the real estate landscape, coupled with a passion for innovation, positions him as the ideal leader to guide Property Hub through its next phase of development. Property Hub aims to strengthen its position in the market, attract new investors, and further solidify its commitment to delivering exceptional real estate solutions. The company remains dedicated to providing unparalleled service to its clients and creating a positive impact on the communities it serves.

Chua Chinn Harn
Chairperson of Land Laws Revision Subcommittee, Sabah Law Society

Chinn Harn graduated from University of Leeds and has a Master of Law (London). She was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Grays’ Inn) and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak.

Chinn Harn advises clients on a broad range of legal issues, particularly on real estate transactions involving residential, commercial, mixed use and projects intended for Airbnb and tourism related products.

She has handled government projects and regularly provides legal advice on issues relating to local authority and town planning with particular emphasis on land development process. She also renders advices to the state authorities including local authorities, Ministry of Local Government & Housing, statutory bodies and government-linked companies.

Chinn Harn also assisted international environmental organisations in the drafting of environmental regulations for the establishment of a marine park in the north coast of Sabah, and agreements with oil palm plantation owners for the setting up of wildlife corridor in the east coast of Sabah. She has also advised clients on matters relating to timber concession agreement and Forest Enactment 1968 (Sabah No. 2 of 1968).

She chaired the Land Law Revision Subcommittee of the Sabah Law Society (2019-2023) and is the principal drafter of a new legislation governing the management of building in subsidiary titled (more commonly known as strata title) developments under the purview of the State Attorney-General Chambers. She has also contributed to the amendments to the Housing Development (Control & Licensing) Enactment 1978 (Sabah No. 2 of 1978).

Jacqueline Lim
Head of Product & Content, EdgeProp Malaysia

Jacqueline Lim oversees both editorial and product development as the Head of Product & Content at EdgeProp Malaysia, the country's leading source of real estate news and data. Founded in 2015, EdgeProp empowers consumers and real estate professionals with accurate, and timely news and information to help them make better property decisions. Prior to joining EdgeProp, she led content strategy and development with various creative and digital agencies.

Joseph Wong
Content Manager of StarProperty

Joseph Wong is a seasoned journalist, boasting a proven track record of over 20 years in the newspaper industry. Proficient in Marketing Management, Content Management, Public Relations, Content Marketing and Content Strategy, he is a formidable presence in the field. With a Bachelor of Applied Finance specialising in Finance and Financial Management Services from the University of Southern Queensland, Joseph embodies a blend of strong media acumen and communication prowess.

Dexter Yeh
Marketing Manager of Daily Express

I have spent more than 10 years in the media industry under the Daily Express, Sabah & Labuan’s leading English newspaper & news site.

Me and my team run marketing campaigns of development projects in both East & West Malaysia, servicing developers of luxury high rise condominiums, medium cost housing and more.

Besides Marketing, I also play a big role in our online & social media editorial content.

Official Hotel
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
(driving distance to venue: 9 mins)
Sinsuran, Jln Tun Fuad Stephens, 88000 Kota Kinabalu
Tel: 088-322222
*Single Room - RM 380.00 nett
*Double Room/Twin Room - RM 420.00 nett
Booking Period: Now until 14th June 2024
Stay Date: 13th June 2024 - 15th June 2024
Remarks:8% SST will be effective on 01 March 2024 plus any other prevailing Government Taxes, levies, or charges.
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