Mingtiandi Asia Logistics Forum Expected to Attract Over 6,500 Viewers
Acquisitions of industrial real estate assets in Asia Pacific reached $56.4 billion last year according to figures from MSCI Real Capital Analytics, with demand for warehouse properties helping to drive a 47 percent jump in trades compared to 2020.
That increase in activity sets the stage for the Mingtiandi Asia Logistics Forum, which starts on 10 May and will bring together the largest investors in the sector. Senior leaders from GLP, LaSalle Investment Management and SC Capital are booked to lead a set of discussions in the forum focusing on China, Japan, Korea and other top markets across the region.
The six-part series, which is sponsored by Yardi, will be carried live on Mingtiandi’s MTD TV video platform and is expected to outperform Mingtiandi’s 2021 logistics forum, which has attracted more than 6,500 viewers since it first aired last year.
The set of logistics events follows Mingtiandi’s APAC Residential Forum which was held last month in front of an audience which totalled more than 4,000 viewers, including senior executives from major investors such as AIA, Allianz, Bouwinvest, CPPIB and GIC.
This third edition of the MTD TV logistics forum will open on 10 May with an exclusive interview with a pair of executives who led Asia Pacific’s largest logistics real estate investment last year.
In line with Mingtiandi’s commitment to providing detailed coverage of the most important markets around the region, the forum’s first panel on 17 May will focus on the China market, with speakers confirmed from Cushman & Wakefield, LaSalle Investment Management and SC Capital.
That China discussion to be followed on 19 May by a session dedicated to opportunities in Japan with Yosuke Fujioka, managing director and head of investments and fund management for GLP Japan booked to appear alongside other other major investors and advisors.
To provide a picture of what’s happening in one of Asia’s fastest-growing major major markets, a panel on 24 May will explore South Korea strategies, featuring speakers from LaSalle and JLL. And a 26 May session will look at opportunities in emerging logistics markets in Asia, including Vietnam and India with speakers from Vietnam’s BW Industrial and Cushman & Wakefield.
The final session on 31 May explores the connection between logistics and e-commerce with a special focus on how competition in online shopping and last-mile delivery is driving innovation in the warehouse sector. That session will feature Tim Foster, head of supply chain and logistics advisory for Asia Pacific at Cushman & Wakefield along with other experts in the field.
Investors on Board
With logistics assets having provided resilient returns throughout the pandemic, anlaysts are predicting that investors will continue to boost allocations to the sector with that interest making the Asia Logistics Forum potentially the region’s most important real estate event this year.
Of the more than 6,500 viewers participating in Mingtiandi’s 2021 logistics forum, over 60 percent held director rank or higher at their organisations with nearly 40 percent working in the finance sector and another 19 percent employed with developers.
Sponsorship opportunities for this year’s forum are still available and interested organisations can contact Mingtiandi’s marketing team to find out more.