iProperty.com EXPO to Showcase over S$4 billion Worth of the Best Luxury Properties

The hottest international high-end property from Malaysia and the world’s top developers will be showcased at the iProperty.com Expo “The Luxury Collection” in Malaysia. Formerly known as the “International Home Buyer and Property Investor” exhibition, it will be held from 25 – 27 July, 2008 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Halls 4 and 5. This marks the first time the event is being organised by the iProperty.com Group, owner of Asia’s No. 1 network of property portals and Singapore’s No. 1 property and real estate website, iProperty.com Singapore (www.iproperty.com.sg).

The iProperty.com Expo ‘The Luxury Collection’ (www.iproperty.com/expo) will feature over 30 free seminars and dialogue sessions by industry experts and showcase more than SGD4billion worth of pre-launch, off-plan, en-bloc and under construction commercial and residential projects from award-winning international property developers from Singapore, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates and the United States as well as Malaysian developers who will be showcasing the largest collection of luxury property from all over Malaysia including Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Pahang and Kedah.

The Expo will be officially launched by YB Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan, the Minister of Housing and Local Government Malaysia on Friday, July 25 at 11am.

For the first time ever, the Expo will also include a free iProperty.com Investment Forum which will provide an informative platform for those keen to invest in luxury property. The keynote address will be presented by Mr. Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, Selangor Menteri Besar (Chief Minister).

The Investment Forum will cover a wide variety of topics including the outlook for the Malaysian luxury property market, the secret to making intelligent investments and how to become a multi-millionaire real estate property investor. An expatriate knowledge empowerment session for foreigners will also be held for those who are looking to migrate to or purchase properties in Malaysia. “The Outlook of the Luxury Property Market in Malaysia” dialogue session, presented by Mr. Lai Voon Hon, President/CEO of IREKA Development Management Sdn Bhd, Mr. Sam C.S. Tan Executive Director of Ken Holdings Berhad and Mr. Previndran Dato’ Singhe Chief Executive Officer of Zerin Properties, will provide the opportunity to converse with the next generation leaders – The New Taipans.
Covering all areas of property purchase in the Peninsular as well as internationally, the Expo will repeat its last year’s success on providing a platform for visitors looking into investment in Australian properties, the taxation, financing issues of the same.

The Forum will also feature prominent speakers including Mr. Mohammad Ismail, Chief Executive Officer of PropNex Realty Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest real estate company and Dr. Dennis Wee. Dr. Dennis Wee is a household name in the Singapore real estate fraternity. His latest personal achievement is winning the Spirit of Enterprise Award in 2006, which honors successful entrepreneurs and inspires others to follow in their footsteps. Dr Wee also led his company to achieve the Singapore Promising Brand Award in 2002, Superbrands Award in 2003, and Singapore SME 500 Company Award in 2008.He has written 2 books titled ‘Making Luck With Your Hands’ and ‘Get Rich Now’, of which the latter was on the best-seller list at major bookshops (please refer to enclosed Annex for topics and schedule).

At the “Super Forum”, ‘the star’ of the iProperty.Com Investment Forum, Dato’ Bill Ch’ng, Mr. Previndran Dato’ Singhe and Mr. Ho Chin Soon will present their views on the statistics of growth in the regions supported by Government initiatives such as Iskandar Malaysia, Klang Valley and Northern Economic Corridor Region. The forum is moderator Mr. Ong See Lian, the Chairman of RICS Asia Pacific.

Said Patrick Grove, Executive Chairman of the iProperty.com Group, “Luxury real estate in Asia is undoubtedly still a hot commodity. Local investors, who are still keen to cash in on the property market as a hedge against rising inflation, should definitely check out the iProperty.com Expo “The Luxury Collection” for investment opportunities beyond Singapore shores.”

Added Grove, “Since its inception in 2005, the Expo has attracted over 50,000 visitors from 62 countries and over 30 exhibitors from more than 20 countries. Building on this strong foundation, we are well on track to attracting more than 15,000 high net-worth individuals, expatriates and institutional buyers to this year’s event.”

In conjunction with the Expo, an online expo website, which will feature exhibitor and property details, photos of booths as well as video recordings of seminar and panel discussions, will also be launched to cater to those home buyers and investors who are unable to physically visit the exhibition. The website will also offer property developers an excellent opportunity to tap on iProperty.com’s vast regional network to cross-market their products and services to a wider audience and extend their product exposure from three days to 365 days. The online expo web site can be accessed via the iProperty.com network available in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Hong Kong from 25 July 2008 onwards.

In a bid to expand its regional reach, the iProperty.com Expo will be held in Singapore at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 21-28 November, 2008.

For more information on the iProperty.com Expo “The Luxury Collection” or to register for any of the talks and forums, please visit www.iproperty.com/expo, email [email protected] or call +603-2297 0810.
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About iProperty.com Singapore (www.iproperty.com.sg)
iProperty.com Singapore is the country’s No.1 property and real estate website with more than 200,000 current and archive property listings. Working with more than 1,300 real estate agents, iProperty.com hosts the largest and most comprehensive online database of properties for sale and rent in Singapore.

About iProperty.com (www.iproperty.com)
iProperty.com (www.iproperty.com) is Asia’s No.1 online property group, with leading property websites in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Philippines. We are part of Australian Securities Exchange-listed IPGA Limited (www.ipgalimited.com). Recently, the iProperty.com Group made history by winning the highly prestigious CNBC Asia Pacific Property Awards in the “Best Property Portal” category for 4 of our websites Malaysia (www.iproperty.com.my), Singapore (www.iproperty.com.sg), Hong Kong (www.gohome.com.hk) and Philippines (www.iproperty.com.ph). iProperty.com is owned by Australian Stock Exchange-listed IPGA Limited (www.ipgalimited.com), (ASX: IPP).

iProperty.com Network:
Singapore: iProperty.com Singapore (www.iproperty.com.sg)
Malaysia: iProperty.com Malaysia (www.iproperty.com.my)
Hong Kong: GoHome.com.hk (www.gohome.com.hk) and House18.com

Philippines: iProperty.com Philippines (www.iproperty.com.ph)
Events: iProperty.com EXPO (www.iproperty.com/expo)
Luxury: iLuxuryasia.com (Www.iluxuryasia.com)