Kuala Lumpur has been announced as the host of Cityscape Malaysia 2015, an inaugural event that will include the Malaysia Real Estate Summit (MRES) and the first Islamic Property Finance Forum (IPFF).
Taking place from 4 to 6 February 2015, the exhibition is set to take place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and will target business leaders, government authorities, investors, architects, designers, property professionals and think tanks from around the globe, as it had done since its debut event in Dubai more 12 years ago.
Divided into two parts, the inaugural event in Malaysia – supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, MyCEB, and Visit Malaysia Year 2014 – will hold the MRES on the first two days, whilst the IPFF is scheduled on the third and final day.
Deep Marwaha, group director of Informa Exhibitions, organiser of Cityscape, commented: “We are gathering thought leaders to share global insights into property development and business intelligence in securing growth and adapting to changes in the property market.
“Malaysia is at the forefront of Islamic finance and many of the tools and products on offer are creating new opportunities for the real estate community. This forum will serve as the platform for an in-depth understanding of Sukuk and the other Islamic funding tools for property development.”
Key speakers from Malaysia at the summit include Daud Vicary Abdullah, CEO of International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), a former Global Islamic Finance Leader with Deloitte, acting CEO of Asian Finance Bank, and managing director of Hong Leong Islamic Bank, who will be opening the forum with a keynote address on Islamic Finance and its growing presence in the global property market; Badlisyah Abdul Ghani, CEO of CIMB Islamic Bank; and Veenah Loh, general manager of state-owned Malaysia Property Inc.
Meanwhile, overseas speakers will comprise top executives from the Trump Hotel Collection, and the chief economist of IQI Holdings, whose firm will jointly head the summit track on “Malaysia’s Zones for Investment: How Does Malaysia Compare to the Region?”
More than 5,000 participants are expected to join the Malaysia expo, as well as 50 exhibitors from around the region to support Malaysia’s booming property, construction and design sectors.
Originally published on www.property-report.com