Learn why Asia is in the spotlight at the annual PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit, or ARES, featuring more than 40 well-respected thought leaders and global experts, including The Economist’s Andrew Staples, Eight Inc’s Tim Kobe, MiraLab’s Prof. Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Airbnb’s Mich Goh, IBM’s Petra Bührer, JLL’s Ben Hamley, Stasher’s Catherine Ainsley, TechBurst’s Charles Reed Anderson, and TechCrunch China’s Dr. Gang Lu.

The overall theme of ARES 2019 is “CONNECTED TECHNOLOGY,” covering the roll out of 5G technology and its impact to smart living, the “Digital Iron Curtain” and ramifications of a tech war, shared economies, smart ecosystems and integrated developments, security measures in smart world, digital marketing, fintech and automation, and innovation from the youth and emerging sectors.

Designed to ‘educate, innovate and inspire,’ ARES gathers top-level business leaders and innovators to exchange ideas, build partnerships, gain industry insights, and discover the best property technology practices. Delegates are expected to gain practical knowledge about proptech, have a clear vision of the future of real estate, discover new opportunities to innovate, and meet a diverse set of speakers over two days.

The summit’s format is fast-paced: keynote speeches and panel discussions are interspersed with shorter talks and presentations, as well as international networking lunch and coffee breaks, with early evening cocktails to end the day. This is the fifth year of ARES, following a 9-city stop of the original Property Report Congress between 2015 and 2016, the three-city series (Kuala Lumpur–Bangkok–Singapore) of the Asia Real Estate Summit in 2017, and the two-day ARES 2018 in Bangkok.

ARES 2019 coincides with the 14th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, which is attended by 500+ award winning developers, tech and infrastructure figures flying in from more than a dozen Asia-Pacific markets. As such, the Summit offers unparalleled networking opportunities with key decision makers from the APAC region.

The PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit and the Asia Property Awards have attracted top tier media over the years, including BBC, CNBC Asia, CNN International, and Channel News Asia. We are expecting even greater coverage this year with our 2019 partners Unissu, Asia PropTech, Oxford Business Group, Nikkei Asian Review, and the Wall Street Journal US Edition.

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Be a part of shaping the future of Asian real estate and join fellow industry professionals! From senior marketing executives to CEOs and architects to urban planners, the delegates at each Summit share a passion for driving excellence in regional real estate.


The PropertyGuru Tech Innovation Award was launched in 2018 to recognise and celebrate the most outstanding tech companies who are revolutionising our industry today. The award has been designed to showcase the creative thinkers and game-changers of today and set a benchmark of excellence. Igloohome, a smart locks startup based in Singapore, won the first PropertyGuru Tech Innovation Award in 2018.


Companies are carefully selected by our panel of expert judges via a rigorous entry form to qualify for the live final at the Asia Real Estate Summit, where finalists will be given a live speaking slot to showcase their technology in front of some of the industry’s most influential people and our independent judging panel.

Venue and accommodation

21st – 22nd November 2019

The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

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The PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit is the premier gathering of the industry’s finest minds, top-level business leaders and decision-makers. At the two-day annual summit, finalists for the PropertyGuru Tech Innovation Award will pitch on stage to a live audience before our independent panel of experts announce the winner. Join 450+ regional experts from real estate, prop tech, thought leaders, trendsetters and start-ups to refresh thinking, exchange ideas and connect with peers.