4-7 September 2017, Hong Kong


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Connect with more than 1,500 housing practitioners in five locations (Hong Kong, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and the Philippines) and hear from 200 expert speakers operating across housing and urban planning industries.

Learn about the latest global and regional housing regulations, initiatives and solutions being adopted to address the issue of unaffordable housing in urban and rural contexts, from public, private and civil society sector organizations.

Join discussions on how the latest global initiatives can promote the development of stronger, smarter, local policies and nurture the development of sustainable communities and cities.

Who should attend?

Policy-makers, academics, urban planners, architects, housing sector developers, non-governmental organizations, donor agencies, researchers, advocates, international organizations, social enterprises, technology companies and others.

Theme: Housing at the center

A home provides a strong foundation for a family, an opportunity on which they can build a better life.
Housing is a focal point for sustainable social and economic development and is critical to the urbanization process.
Affordable housing is a key factor of various global initiatives (e.g. Sustainable Development Goals, Habitat III, New Urban Agenda, resilience plans from the Paris Agreement).

Event Features

Wharton-Habitat for Humanity housing finance course

Following the success of the course run in advance of the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in 2013 and 2015, the course will be offered again in 2017. This special one-and-a-half-day course on housing finance in Asia-Pacific is a special collaboration between the International Housing Finance Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter.

The need to apply worldwide innovations in financial markets with objective and comparative education and analysis in housing finance, to meet demand for quality housing in Asia-Pacific, is growing. The Wharton-Habitat for Humanity housing finance course is unique in its position to provide such education and analysis, combining Wharton’s world-class international housing finance expertise and Habitat for Humanity’s local market knowledge.

Places are limited so early registration is encouraged.
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For the first time, the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum will provide a platform for startups or smaller organizations to showcase innovative and impactful projects, focused on tackling the global housing challenge. Organizations are encouraged to submit projects for a chance to be in the spotlight during the two-day conference.

Our jury will select 10 projects to be featured in a catalogue, distributed to all attendees of the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, and the top three selected projects will be invited to speak at one of the breakout session of the event. Other benefits include financial assistance to attend the Housing Forum.

In line with the Housing Forum’s ‘Technology for affordable housing’ track, organizations can submit projects related to the following subtopics: land and housing needs mapping, affordable housing materials, methodologies for the provision of affordable housing and design thinking for sustainable communities.

Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your work and promote your ideas to the largest players in the industry.
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An invitation-only event, the roundtable will bring together high-level participants from the public and private sector to advance the agenda for affordable housing. More information coming soon.

Youth congress

This event will bring youth leaders together to reflect on what makes a decent home and determine what they want cities in their future to look like. More information coming soon.

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