Bringing together global thought leaders of luxury real estate, the Global Luxury Realty Conclave is an International Networking Platform comprising Sotheby’s International Realty representatives from Select Countries, Real Estate Industry Experts, International & Domestic Developers, Attorneys & High Networth Individual.

  • Date: February 9th & 10th, 2018 (Friday & Saturday)
  • Venue: JW Marriott, Aerocity, New Delhi
  • Time: 9am to 6pm (both days)


DAY 1, 9th February, 2018, Friday

09:00 – 09:45hrs

Registration with Tea/ Coffee

09:45 – 10:45 hrs

Inaugural Session

Welcome Address
Mr. Amit Burman
Vice Chairman, Dabur India Ltd & Chairman, India Sotheby’s International Realty

Mr. Philip White
President & CEO, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Special Address
Ms. Yamini Mehta
Senior Director International Head of Indian & South Asian Art, Sotheby’s

Mr. Arun Kumar Nanda
Chairman, CII National Committee on Skills Development and Non-Executive Director, Mahindra &MahindraLtd

Inaugural Address by the Chief Guest
Dr. Rajiv Kumar
Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog

Vote of Thanks
Mr. Amit Burman
Vice Chairman, Dabur India Ltd & Chairman, India Sotheby’s International Realty

10:45 – 11:15hrs

Exclusive Session with Philip White
Global President & CEO, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC and Manisha Natarajan, Group Editor, Real Estate & Urban Development, Network18

11:15 – 11:45hrs

Networking Tea/Coffee

11:45 – 12:30hrs

Session I : International Real Estate & Buying Behaviour of Global Indians

Owning a property abroad is becoming an increasingly popular trend for the world’s ultra wealthy. This session will highlight the investment opportunities that attract UHNW individuals to buy a home abroad accompanied by various factors such as Citizenship opportunity, Liberalized remittance scheme, greater stability and security, tax efficiency, ease of travel, higher standard of living, increased options for children’s education.

Moderator – Manisha Natarajan, Group Editor, Real Estate & Urban Development, Network18

Brad Henderson, President & CEO, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Michael Valdes, Global Vice President, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Praveen Bhambani, Leader, Private & Entrepreneurial Business & Partner, Mergers & Acquisition (Tax), PwC India

Nikki Field, The Field Team, Top most New York Sales Team

Ian Plumley, Senior Vice President MENA & India, Berkeley Group, UK

12:30 – 13:15hrs

Session II : Transformation of Real Estate Sector in India

In this session we would talk about the changes in Tax policies, RERA, REITS, Union Budget 2018, Mortgages involved in investing domestically and abroad.

Moderator – Sunil Agarwal, Associate Dean & Director, RICS-SBE, School of Real Estate, India

Sunil Tyagi, Senior Partner & Co-founder, Zeus Law Associates, India

Rahul Soota, Partner - My Money Mantra & Board Member - India Sotheby’s International Realty

Sanjay Dutt, CEO India Operations & Private Funds Ascendas-Singbridge, India

Abhishek Goenka, Leader – Real Estate Tax, PwC India

13:15 – 14:15hrs

Networking Lunch

14:15 – 15:15hrs

Session III :Branded Residences & Investment Opportunities

High end developers strive for excellence and seek to partner with elite brands that add optimal and enhanced value for investors. Top industry professionals will share their strategies that are thriving in some of the world’s most competitive markets for capturing new business and flawlessly marketing flagship properties.

Moderator – Michael Valdes, Global Vice President, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Ranjeet Chavan, Managing Partner, Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty, Dubai

Reshma Advani, Senior Associate, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, Miami

Petar Petrovic, Director, Duty To Create, Sri Lanka

Timo Geldenhuys, Director, Mauritius Sotheby’s International Realty

15:15 – 16:15hrs

Session IV : Global Mobility Through Citizenship & Investments : Increasing Trends

In the light of generational mobility and cross border business expansion, countries such as Canada, USA & Europe have come up with structured Citizenship by investment (CBI) schemes, laying emphasis on investment opportunities, policies and legal regulations. Such Indian investment in property overseas is becoming increasingly common these days.

Moderator – Amit Agarwal, Director, Mergers & Acquisition (Tax), PwC India

William G Hicks, Immigration Attorney, USA

Joseph Young, Barrister and Solicitor, Joseph R. Young Professional Corporation Canada

Lodovico Pignatti Morano, Managing Partner, Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

Patrick Pancur, Director, Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty, Australia

16:15 – 16:45hrs

Networking Tea/Coffee

16:45 – 17:30hrs

Session V: Investing in Most Sought After Global Destinations

In the light of the many uncertainities, downturns and turmoil experienced in the global economy, certain destinations have held their own and have remained the most favoured destinations for global investors. Of course, the most important reason for investments continues to be capital appreciation, followed by more immediate rental returns that help offset costs maintaining these properties. In this session we would throw light on some of the most popular destinations for residential real estate investment from the Indian investor’s perspective.

Moderator – Jayashree Kurup, Head Editorial and Advice, Magicbricks, India

Nikki Field, The Field Team, Top most New York Sales Team

Dean Jones, Owner & CEO, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, Seattle

Andy Taylor, Senior Vice President, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Jonathan Duncan, International Sales Director MENA & India for Berkeley Group, UK

Kalpesh Sampat, Managing Partner, Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty, Dubai

20:00 hrs Onwards

Networking over Cocktails & Dinner

DAY 2, 10th February, 2018, Saturday

09:30 – 10:00hrs

Networking Tea/Coffee

10:00 – 11:00hrs

Session VI : The Wholistic Universe of a truly Smart City -The Art of Placemaking

Placemaking is both a process and a philosophy, and the future of urbanisation lies in “Smart Cities” that encompass infrastructure, technology, services and a vibrant cultural offer for like minded communities. Thoughtful placemaking is essential to building or regenerating attractive urban destinations. The largest global developments are factoring in the importance of integrating technology, leisure, culture, public spaces, amenities and connectivity as esstential to providing the quality of life to meet the public’s aspirations. This is the art of place making-Smart cities with smart services.

Keynote Address by the Chief Guest: Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog

Moderator – Manit Rastogi, Co Founder, Morphogenesis, India

NSN Murty, Partner & Leader - Smart Cities, PwC India

Garrett Kenny, CEO Feltrim Group, Florida

Sandeep Gupta, Managing Director, JW Marriott, New Delhi

Penelope Huang, Senior Associate, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, California

Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director, Teamworx/Jaipur Literature Festival

11:00 – 11:20hrs

Networking Tea/Coffee

11:20 – 12:20hrs

Session VII : Family Offices - Investment Allocations and Planning

With the liberalisation of India, the rise of HNI & UHNIs has lead to creation of family offices who then allocate investments across assest classes and geographies. Luxury real estate remains the ultimate prefered investment for growth, diversification and mitigating of risk across key global markets.

Moderator – Manish Kheterpal, Managing Partner, WaterBridge Ventures, India

Praveen Bhambani, Leader, Private & Entrepreneurial Business & Partner, Mergers & Acquisition (Tax), PwC India

Amrita Farmahan, Country Business Head, Reliance Private Client, India

Sethu Vaidyanathan, Director, Park Group

Sonali Pradhan, Head, Wealth Planning & Family Office, Julius Baer, India

Sharad Mittal, Director & Head – Real Estate Fund, Motilal Oswal, India

12:30 – 13:30hrs

Session VIII : Luxury Homes for Curators & Collectors

Luxury Real Estate & Art are connected as both entail high caliber of creativity and exclusivity in the eyes of an affluent buyer. This session will give a valued perspective on Art & Design in Real Estate that will be extremely important to depict India’s evolving luxury real estate wherein our brands are recognizable as benchmarks of global perfection.

Moderator – Leeza Mangaldas, Luxury Lifestyle TV Presenter

Gaurav Bhatia, Managing Director, Sotheby’s India

Raseel Gujral, Co Founder, Casa Paradox, India

Stacy Jones, Owner, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, Seattle

Charu Makker, Senior Associate, Prominent Sotheby’s International Realty, New Jersey

Sonali Rastogi, Founder, Morphogenesis, India

Peter Laughlin, Senior Associate, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Florida

13:30 – 14:30hrs

Networking Lunch

10:00 – 10:30 hrs

Registration with Tea/Coffee

10:30 – 11:00 hrs

Inaugural Session
- Welcome Remarks :
- Address By :
- Address By :
- Theme By :
- Closing Remarks :

11:00 – 11:15 hrs

Networking Tea/Coffee

11:15 – 12:15 hrs

Session VI : Art & Real Estate , Modern Interiors, Artsy Homes, International Brands
- Moderated by : SIR Auction; Yamini/Gaurav Bhatia
- Panelist 1 : Architect
- Panelist 2 : Interior Designer
- Panelist 3 : Goa Developer (artsy homes)
- Panelist 4 : Senior from Top magazine

12:00 – 13:00 hrs

Session VII : Tax policies, Rental Yields, Capital Appreciation, Remittance procedures, Mortgages involved in investing abroad
- Moderated by : ET (Editorial)
- Panelist 1 : PWC
- Panelist 2 : RICS
- Panelist 3 : CII
- Panelist 4 : Senior Banker/ IB

13:00 – 14:00 hrs

Networking Lunch

14:00 – 14:45 hrs

Session VIII : Impacts of changing policies on Indian real estate : Demonetization, REITs, RERA, Benami Transaction Bill, Low Rate of Interest
- Moderated by : RICS
- Panelist 1 : Government person (to be sourced CII)
- Panelist 2 : Senior Banker (ICICI/HDFC)
- Panelist 3 : Promoter/Developer/CEO

14:45 – 15:30 hrs

Session IX : Impact of International events on global real estate : BREXIT, Trump
- Moderated by : CII
- Panelist 1 : UK SIR
- Panelist 2 : US SIR
- Panelist 3 : Gulf SIR

15:30 – 16:00 hrs

Networking Tea/Coffee

16:00 – 16:45 hrs

Session X : Evolving Luxury Indian Real Estate
- Moderated by : ET
- Panelist 1 : Indian Luxury Developer
- Panelist 2 : Indian Luxury Developer
- Panelist 3 : Architect
- Panelist 4: NISIR

* Entry by invitation only
* Exhibition Open on both days from 9:00am to 18:00pm at Shahjahan Hall, The Taj Palace

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