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RISM to organize 30th Pan Pacific Congress (PPC) for Real Estate Professionals



KUALA LUMPUR, 6 September: The saying ‘When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Gets Going’ is very apt for the 30th Pan Pacific Congress (PPC) since we had to pivot in the face of a pandemic. From a planned physical event involving both domestic and international participants, we had adopted a   virtual congress due to restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Though bonding over mutual interests and networking will be minimal, the event nevertheless will not compromise on the quality of the content.

As such, do embark on this learning journey with the event host, the Royal Institution of Surveyors, and glean valuable knowledge that will be shared by 30 presenters, who hail from different geographical locations.

Day 1

The theme of this Congress which revolves around digital disruption aptly points to the new norm of doing work. Digital disruption is no longer a choice but rather is to be embraced in order to move forward in the real estate industry. Presentations on Digital Platform will kickstart the Congress followed by 3 Track Sessions on Professional Services.

Plenary Session 1, will showcase 3 imminent speakers from three parts of the world talking about embracing digital platforms for the carrying out of tasks, highlighting the real estate realm. This includes a talk on the Application of Non-Traditional Property Data for Market Analysis from our very own Malaysian counterpart – Premendran Pathmanathan, the General Manager – Customer Data Solutions & Quality at

In all businesses, many owners are unaware that businesses possess more than financial and physical assets. Non-physical or intangible assets are often sidelined. This category of asset is able to bring a business value to greater heights … just look at what Amazon and Google have achieved! Their brand recognition is second to none. Track Session 1.1 will showcase the importance of intangible assets and how they can power the future of a global business model, one from physical to a more non-physical model.

Funding is paramount for all new businesses – initially, this is supplied by the owners or shareholders. As a business progresses, the sources of funding will expand. Of course, the traditional way to secure funding is through financial institutions, but let the speakers in Track Session 1.2 enlighten you on the non-traditional funding alternatives.

The value determination of a real estate is usually through the two favourite Approaches of Comparative and Income. Are there other approaches? Do listen in Track Session 1.3 to find out how different countries apply alternative valuation approaches to determine real estate values.

Day 2

Day 2 will start with Adopting Standards for Qualities in our constructions, followed by 3 Track Sessions on Governance and Best Practices.

Developments of the future are to be mindful of health and green requirements, these being precious lessons that we learnt more so from this Covid-19 pandemic. In Plenary Session 2, the 3 imminent speakers will talk about these quality standards for the well-being of habitants.

Track Session 2.1 presenters will share their experiences about Best Practices in the governance of not just real estate but also the intangible assets of a business, which is an integral part of the development eco-system.

In the digital world, transformation is hastened by data. The interlinking of these data to turn them into meaningful findings will facilitate the hybrid work model. Listen to Track Session 2.2 on the integration of data to accelerate digitalization via Big Data.

In determining the value of real estate, experiences must be broadened to include unusual valuation requirements, such as post-natural disaster scenarios. With the onset of the Work-From-Home concept, is a TOD property still able to fetch a premium value? Track Session 2.3 will include sharing of ideas on valuing specialized properties.

Fringe Events

The 30th PPC virtual congress will be lightened up with many fringe events. The following are included, but are not limited to:

  • Technical visits to landmarks in and around Kuala Lumpur
  • Kopitiam Sessions where we pick the thoughts of the Best Paper Awards Reviewers, both from the practising and academia sectors, on the judging of the Full Papers presented
  • International standards as practised globally and
  • Fun travels to different

Registration and Reaching Us

The 30th PPC offers not just an opportunity for knowledge enhancement, but also the opportunity to promote a business through placements of advertisements at a very attractive price of between RM50.00 and RM150.00. These placements will be viewed by both the international and domestic participants.

As for participation, Congress tickets are priced from RM500.00 to RM650.00 per pax. Do capture the Early Bird rates with Privilege Packages thrown in, these are valid until before 12th September 2021. Visit for more details. The online registration link is:

Should you need any further clarification or assistance, do not hesitate to contact the 30th PPC Secretariat as listed below:

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