3rd & 4th May 2018

Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park


Partners & Associates

Partners & Associates


Networking Guide


Meet the world’s leading property experts

The natural evolution of the globally successful International Property Awards Summits, IPAX Asia Pacific is an exhibition and networking summit that attracts the finest companies and individuals from across the fields of architecture, property development, interior design, real estate and beyond.

The show is a full business-to-business networking environment for all sectors of the property and real estate industry.

The event gives all attendees the opportunity to showcase themselves to some of the finest companies to make connections, form alliances and generate new business.

Connect with the region’s leading companies

IPAX Asia Pacific combines the presentations of the world-renowned Asia Pacific Property Awards and Asia Pacific Hotel Awards with a full business event designed to connect property companies from different disciplines within the industry, generating sales and association opportunities.

IPAX is a complete platform for business professionals in the property industry to meet, network, learn and connect with each other.


Watch The Intro Video

Featured Sponsor


Past Participants

Past Participants



Stuart Shield

Founder & CEO, International Property Media Group

Stuart graduated from Canterbury in 1981 with a degree in graphic design. He went on to work in London as an art director.
Stuart then spent three years in Spain working in international marketing before launching an overseas property buyers’ protection scheme in 1988. This led him to publish his first magazine listing Spanish property which rapidly expanded to feature properties across the world. Negotiations with some of the world’s leading airlines encouraged them to carry the magazine for their first and business class passengers. In 1994, Stuart launched the International Property Awards. The International Hotel Awards followed in 2011.

Paul Ashburn

Co-Managing Partner, BDO

Paul Ashburn is the Co-Managing Partner of BDO in Thailand and has over 25 years of tax consulting experience in the Asia Pacific region. His expertise includes international tax planning and the development of tax effective structures for real estate transactions in Thailand.

Paul is a regular contributor to Asia Property Report on Thai tax issues for international property investors and is often invited to speak at international property conferences on Thai tax planning for real estate investment.


Karin Lohitnavy

Founder, Midas PR Group

Karin’s title of ‘Master Connector’ is a result of her vastly influential contact base and is certainly no overstatement. Karin boasts more than 15 years of experience in the lifestyle, travel, real estate, financial and luxury brand Public Relations industries and has worked with international brands such as Ericsson, Bata, Carlson Rezidor, Microban, Linksys, Dun & Bradstreet, Microsoft and CIMB among many others.

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Mark Panckhurst

Director, HEAD Architecture

Mark Panckhurst has a deep understanding of Asia’s many cultures, earned through two decades of architectural and interior projects. Mark works with public and private sector clients on commercial, residential, broadcasting and retail projects in Southeast Asia, Greater China and the Middle East.

His projects include Phoenix Satellite TV Hong Kong Headquarters, Phoenix International Media Center in Beijing, 2009 East Asian Games Thematic Design in Hong Kong, Great Food Hall in Hong Kong and the Esfahan Meeting Centre in Iran.

A graduate with honours from the University of Auckland’s Architecture programme, Mark is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Mushtaq Memon

Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Memon

Environment Regional Coordinator for Resource Efficiency for the UN Asia Pacific.

Dr. Memon’s work at the United Nations includes sustainable consumption, production, resource circularity, green economy and green financing. He is currently focusing on transport/mobility, housing/living, and production (manufacturing and agriculture) mainly in the context of sustainability.

Previously working at the UN Environment’s International Environmental Technology Centre located in Osaka, Japan, Dr. Memon managed waste, water and urban environmental infrastructure projects. He has also developed and implemented various programmes, projects and initiatives in Africa, Asia and Latin and South America.

Dr. Memon holds a Doctorate degree in environmental economics and a Master’s degree in national development and project planning. He has also published various papers in international journals.

Best Haputpong

Best Haputpong

VP Business Development

Best has been with igloohome since 2016, and is responsible for regional expansion initiatives including setting up new distribution network, driving B2B sales, and representing igloohome at related events.

Her previous experiences include Business Strategy and IT Consultancy at IBM and e-Commerce Product Management at HSBC. She graduated with a BSc in Economics and Law from Singapore Management University.

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Bertil de Kleynen

Property Sector Director for Asia Pacific at SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins

Bertil‘s 30 plus career year span has brought him vast international experience working around the world for office, retail, residential, masterplanning, hospitality and infrastructure projects. He has worked in Asia for 20 years at various stages of architectural projects, from feasibility study to construction to delivery of completed buildings, taking the role of team leader or project director where his creative leadership has been enjoyed by leading architecture firms such as Farrell’s, RMJM and Atkins.

Bertil is currently Director for Property in Asia Pacific at SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business, predominantly covering architecture, planning and landscape in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Korea, Myanmar, Macau, China and Australia.

Chris Anderson

Chris Andersen

Chief Marketing Officer for Barfoot & Thompson

Chris Andersen is the Chief Marketing Officer for Barfoot & Thompson, which is the largest real estate company in Auckland, New Zealand. He started with the business in October 2017 and is new to the real estate industry. His career to date has spanned many industries including manufacturing, banking, office products, fast food and fast moving consumer goods. Chris is passionate about branding, marketing, and in particular how they interact with technology and data in 2018. He is using his experience in these previous industries and digital roles to create new customer-centric experiences that will keep Barfoot & Thompson at the forefront of innovation in their market.


Day 1 – Thursday 3rd May

09:00 – 09:30


09:45 – 10:15

Event Opening

Salice – Awards Sponsor

10:20 – 10:40

Keynote Speaker

“The value of awards in developments and design”

Mark Panckhurst, Director, Head Architecture

10:45 – 12:15

Awards Ceremonies

The Asia Pacific Property Awards

Architecture Categories
Available only to full-access ticket holders

12:30 – 13:30

Working Lunch

Available only to full-access ticket holders

13:30 – 13:50


“Trust is the currency of the 21st century”

Karin Lohitnavy, Founder, Midas PR Group

13:50 – 14:10


Tax Incentives and Trends for Real Estate in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)

Paul Ashburn, Co-Managing Partner, BDO Thailand

14:10 – 15:40

Awards Ceremonies

The Asia Pacific Property Awards

Interior Design Categories
Available only to full-access ticket holders




Day 2 – Friday 4th May

09:00 – 09:30


10:00 – 10:20


“Sustainable Buildings – Partnership among private sector, public sector and consumers”

Dr. Mushtaq Memon, United Nations Asia Pacific

10:20 – 10:40


“Current market trends and the investment climate in Auckland and New Zealand”

Chris Andersen – Chief Marketing Officer, Barfoot & Thompson

10:40 – 12:00

Awards Ceremonies

The Asia Pacific Property Awards

Real Estate Categories
Available only to full-access ticket holders

12:00 – 12:50

Working Lunch

Available only to full-access ticket holders

13:00 – 13:25


“Creating Values”

Bertil de Kleynen, Property Sector Director, SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins


13:25 – 13:50


“How Smart Access adds value to Real Estate “

Best Haputpong, VP Business Development,  igloohome

13:50 – 15:30

Awards Ceremonies

The Asia Pacific Property Awards

Development Categories
Available only to full-access ticket holders



Close of Daytime Events

Evening reception begins at 19:00

19.00 – 19.30

Drinks Reception

Drinks Reception

19.30 – 21.30

Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner

21.30 – 23.59

Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony and Announcements

National Winners and Regional Announcements



Goodnight and see you next year!

Get Involved

Exhibit or Participate

Here are the contact details.

Call +44(0)1245 250981
Email events@ipropertymedia.com

IPAX is an opportunity for a limited selection of firms to access some of the leading companies in the property industry. It’s the perfect way to display your services, products and skills to the highest levels in your target audience – CEOs, Owners and senior management. We look for expert companies to exhibit and deliberately limit the number of exhibitors for each industry sector. This reduces competition with similar firms and gives you more time to concentrate on meeting your networking prospects.


The show is a full business-to-business networking environment for all sectors of the property and real estate industry. The event gives all attendees the opportunity to showcase themselves to some of the finest companies to make connections, form alliances and generate new business.


Space is available for high-visibility exhibition stands to present your products or services to this unique captive audience alongside related companies from quality goods, services and related industries.

Panel discussions

Specially selected experts share their perspectives on pre-arranged topics of interest.


Discover new ways to do business and explore emerging trends with a series of seminars conducted by our expert speakers.

Register to attend
IPAX Asia Pacific

IPAX is a complete platform for business professionals in the property industry to meet, network, learn and connect with each other.

Please note: Registration does not include access to The Asia Pacific Property Awards or The Asia Pacific Hotel Awards ceremonies. To access these ceremonies, please contact your awards advisor, or call +44(0) 1245 250981.