Retirement Living Asia Summit 2017
12 November 2013 - 14 November 2013
Manila, Phillippines

Our Speakers

  • John CollynsJohn Collyns
    Executive Director,
    Retirement Living Association, New Zealand
  • Fabian BigarFabian Bigar
    Performance Management and Delivery Unit, Prime Ministers’ Department (PEMANDU), Malaysia
  • Dr Chua Hong TeckDr Chua Hong Teck
    Formal Director of Healthcare & Low Income Households,
    PEMANDU, Malaysia
  • Bienviendo Ko ChyBienviendo Ko Chy
    General Manager,
    Philippines Retirement Authority
  • Dr Belinda WeeDr Belinda Wee
    St Bernadette Lifestyle Village, Singapore
  • Victor FongVictor Fong
    Managing Director,
    Eden-on-the-Park, Malaysia
  • Ruth WellingRuth Welling
    Optimum Aged Care System, Australia
  • Ankur GuptaAnkur Gupta
    Managing Director,
    Ashiana Housing Ltd, India
  • Susan MaloneSusan Malone
    Independent Management Group (IMG) & IMG Lyon Asia
  • Dr Ejaz AhmedDr Ejaz Ahmed
    Founder and CEO,
    Noble Care, Malaysia
  • Marini SaariMarini Saari
    Head of Corporate Strategy,
    Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC)
  • John ChongJohn Chong
    Managing Director,
    TI Home & Green Acres, Malaysia
  • Marc A DaubenbuechelMarc A Daubenbuechel
    Managing Director,
    Raintree Care Services & Senior Residences, Philippines
  • Kurt MeerveldKurt Meerveld
    MD & CEO,
    Palm Group Asia, Thailand
  • Alma Alonso GoodwinAlma Alonso Goodwin
    LifeCare Residences, Philippines
  • Dr Ma Hok KaDr Ma Hok Ka
    Senior Fellow & Senior Lecturer,
    Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • Cole WrightCole Wright
    Managing Director,
    Merrill Gardens, China
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Asia's Leading Retirement Living Facilities Planning, Design & Construction Summit!

Over the years, we have seen an increased focus amongst Asian governments, Global Developers, Operators and Investors in the development of retirement living facilities across Asia in particular Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines to capitalize on the huge demand across the region. Asia is being targeted to be the top retirement destination globally to spend their golden years. However, the complexities of the market, in that it straddles both housing and care provision, lack of regulatory policy, requirement of critical insights in the design and construction of retirement living facilities and services, deficiency in project funding opportunities and incentive schemes and etc. which are vital to be addressed in order to further develop the retirement industry.

This is why you must not miss the golden opportunity to be at the Equip Global’ s Retirement Living Asia Summit 2017, taking place in Kuching Malaysia which is tailored to bring together developers, operators, investors and service providers in the aged care sector to shape the way we view Southeast Asia’s high and middle senior housing market. This event will help determine the market potential, source out new revenue streams and uncover a range of opportunities in service provision, partnerships and the development of future retirement villages and senior housing prospects in the region.

This annual summit will explore the realities regarding the exceptional standards in accommodation, wide ranging community activities and facilities, and services. It will also provide essential information for the stakeholders to plan their strategies on providing optimal housing to meet future demands.


  • Recipe for Success Hear from Project Developers & Project Owners share their latest experiences in retirement villages or housing planning & construction and developing strategic approaches to dealing with the design &construction challenges and problems
  • Government Updates and Addresses on Land Allocation & Retirement Living Project Pipelines for Future Collaboration!
  • Interactive Discussions Join exclusive panel discussions featuring Decision Makers from across the industry to share practical insights and proven best practices and perspectives in dealing with financing issues for long gestation period in Asian business culture & creating a retirement living culture in Asian region.
  • Eye-opening Presentations Gain strategic insights from over 20+ industry experts on overcoming major challenges in creating a retirement living & working culture in Asian region, design & planning of retirement housing in Asian region, new partnership, financing models, integrated community models for retirement villages, retirement tourism, home care models, and solving the staff and training dilemma.
  • In-depth Workshops and Retirement VillangeSite Tour - Attend the 2 Expert-Led Pre-Summit Workshops & Post-Summit Site Tours to grasp the nuts and bolts in retirement village design & construction. Elevate your Summit Experience to the Next New Level!

5 Key Benefits of Attending Retirement Living Asia Summit 2017

  • Find out the latest updates and practical information on development & construction of retirement village & housing projects in Asian region as well as the latest trends within the industry
  • Chairman/Managing Directors of Retirement Villages, Project Owners and Government Authorities will be present at the summit – Identify the new strategies and and practical insight into the structuring, operations, and design of retirement living housing facilities in Asian region
  • Hear from 20+ renowned industry experts with profound retirement living villages and housing management experience globally to learn from distinguished experts on the latest technology innovations in retirement villages and operational aspects that shape the retirement industry
  • Exclusive Panel Discussion among Underground Space & Tunnelling Industry Experts – Hear key trends, winning strategies and effective solutions in every process involved in the retirement villages design, planning and construction 
  • Diverse Networking Experience – Meet up with not just retirement industry leaders but also high-profile decision makers from the government authorities/ ministries and industry leaders such as technology vendors, architects, investors, etc. within the world to broaden your business network and discuss retirement villages and housing development plans! 

Brand New Post-Summit Site Visit Tours to Malaysia’s First Integrated Senior Lifestyle and Care Residence Resort - Eden-On-The-Park!

Eden-on-the-Park is the first integrated Senior Lifestyle and Care Residence Resort facility in Malaysia, comprising luxury apartments,villa, and aged-care facilities. These homes while in the past may have been viewed as a nightmarish abandonment of
family members of their elderly are now considered to be luxury homes for those who wish to live the last legs of their lives
with dignity.

This post-summit site visit tours consists of a 6 hours programme where the retirement village owner will share its background from acquisition of the land, funding strategies and follow the process until the residents moving in into the retirement village. The retirement village project owner will share how is the operation teams managed various difficult challenges and obstacles in managing the retirement villages.

Who Will You Meet At Retirement Living Asia Summit 2017

This event is tailor-made for top decision makers, Chairman, CEOs, MDs and Director of the following divisions:

·         Housing/Retirement Living Planning

·         Housing/Retirement Living Development

·         Retirement Living Investments

·         Retirement Living Projects


From the following industries but not limited to:

  • Government, (including government authorities & ministries)
    • Sustainability & Healthcare Travel Council
    • Planning & Development of Housing Society
    • Department of Housing & Urban Development
    • Investment Development Authority
    • Local Public Housing Authorities
  • Project/Property/Real Estate Developers
  • Project/Real Estate Investors
  • Including REITs and Private Equity Firms
  • Project/ Retirement Homes & Housing Operators
  • Associations, NGOs, Not-for-Profits
  • Healthcare Groups
  • Retirement Communities & Operators
  • Aged Care & Nursing Homes

A detailed conference agenda is still under development. If you wish to hear about a specific topic or from a specific speaker, please provide your feedback to:

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  • Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand
  • WSO
  • Ashui
  • Property Hunter
  • Voices of Leaders
  • The Property Times
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