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PHUKET, THAILAND 27-30 December 2012 ●11am - 6pm
Royal Phuket Marina Exhibition & Conference Hall (4-Day Property & Lifestyle Show)

Latest News: • Fine Wine and Rum tasting at the expo - limited seating - register now for free!           • Enjoy an island tour onboard the Robinson 44 Raven II Helicopter – Book Now!           • Latest supercar models from Ferrari & Lamborghini displayed with great premium giveaways and prize draws.           • See luxury yachts including the 100 footer Lady Eileen II.           • Fantastic food & beverage offers onsite - from 450baht per person for lunch / dinner buffets.           • Free boat cruise for visitors courtesy of Royal Phuket Marina!           • See luxury property exhibits from Phuket, Pattaya, Tokyo and other regions.            • Kids play free at the British International School Kids Area!
Speaker Profiles
Songkran Issara
Managing Director,
Charn Issara Development Public Company Limited
Songkran Issara has been Managing Director and Director at Charn Issara Development Public Co. Ltd. since 1981. He also served as a Director of Rajadamri Hotel Public Co. Ltd. Songkran holds Masters Degree in Economics from University of Bloomington and Director Accreditation Programme from Thai Institute of Directors.

Bill Barnett
Managing Director
C9 Hotelworks Company Limited
Bill Barnett is the Founder and Managing Director of C9 Hotelworks, who are a leading consulting firm specializing in hotels, tourism and property development in Asia Pacific. C9 assists developers, private equity and financial institutions, and investors in providing market research, feasibility studies, hotel operator negotiations, asset management and transaction/due diligence support.

With over 28 years experience in Asia, Bill has held executive roles with a series of leading international hotel management firms and publicly listed companies. He was awarded a prestigious PATA Gold Award in 2007 and is a member of the ISHC (International Society of Hospitality Consultants). Bill's popular online new site is widely regarded as a significant industry resource and his byline appears in a number of newspaper and magazine articles throughout Asia.

Nigel J. Cornick
Kingdom Property Co., Ltd.
Kingdom Property CEO and major shareholder, Nigel Cornick’s real estate career spans three continents and more than 40 years. He has extensive experience in valuation, property management, development and asset management. Early in his career, Nigel served in executive positions for IBM’s joint venture in Saudi Arabia, major Japanese developers, Australia’s most prominent real estate developer, before moving to Thailand in 1991 to open Collier Jardine’s Bangkok office. In 1996 Nigel was appointed General Manager of property developer, Raimon Land PLC, and during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, he was responsible for restructuring the bankrupt company, a task he successfully completed in 2001, when he was appointed CEO. Under Nigel’s leadership, Raimon Land became recognized as Thailand’s leading developer of high-end residential ondominiums in Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket. On leaving Raimon Land, Nigel had established a pipeline of projects valued at over THB40 billion.

Poomipak Julmanichoti
Senior Deputy Managing Director,
Plus Property Co., Ltd.
Mr. Poomipak’s contribution to the company was recognised when he was appointed as Senior Deputy Managing Director of Plus Property Co., Ltd – a vital part after-sales service part of Sansiri PLC. In his current capacity, Mr. Poomipak is in charge of the company’s profitability management and supervises the overall management of both Brokerage Service and Property Management Service. He is also responsible for marketing and branding, as well as, accounting and finance, ensuring smooth and effective company operations. With over 1,300 employees’ nationwide covering a manageable area of 6.5 million square metres ranging over 200 properties, Plus Property which has been entrusted by both private and governmental sectors, is now one of the leading integrated and extensive real estate service providers in Thailand.

Desmond Hughes
Deputy CEO
Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Phuket) Co., Ltd.
Desmond moved across from the UK as an associate, to become a partner with Kris Limcharoen in Limcharoen Hughes and Glanville over 7 years ago and since then has jointly oversaw the setting up of the Phuket office; Koh Samui office and the Ho Chi Minh City office. Desmond continues to set up new offices as deputy chief executive officer overseeing the expansion programme.

Andrew Batt
International Group Editor
PropertyGuru Group
Andrew Batt is International Group Editor for PropertyGuru, Asia’s leading property portal group. Based in Singapore, Andrew leads a team of 12 full-time editors and journalists who are responsible for publishing more than 800 property stories every month in print, online and mobile. A UK native with more than 20 years’ experience in the media, Andrew has been working in Southeast Asia since 2006. He has established a reputation as one of the region’s leading authorities on property and publishing issues. Prior to joining PropertyGuru in September 2011, Andrew was part of the team which won the ‘Property Magazine of the Year’ for Property Report Southeast Asia. His previous publications include Bloomberg Businessweek Thailand, a title he was responsible for licensing in Thailand in 2007

Paul Ashburn
Senior Partner Tax & Legal Services
BDO Advisory Limited
Paul Ashburn has over 20 years of experience in tax consulting, including more than nine years in Thailand. His expertise includes international tax planning and the development of tax effective structures for real estate transactions in Thailand. Paul is a regular contributor to Thailand Property Report on Thai tax issues for international property investors.

Gulu Lalvani
Royal Phuket Marina
Gulu Lalvani is the Chairman of the Royal Phuket Marina. His company, plays a major role in Phuket’s high-end property market, having developed the Royal Phuket Marina on the east coast, which features waterfront luxury apartments and Villas. He is ranked 4th by The Telegraph on the “Britain’s Richest Asians” list in 2007. Mr. Lalvani is also known for being the retired co-founder and chairman of Binatone, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of digital cordless phones.

Hayden Rhodes
General Manager
RPM Health Club
Hayden have been helping people reach their performance potential through movement, psychology, nutrition, training and coaching while surfing and snowboarding around the world for more than 18 years. He began as a gymnast and swimmer then studied anatomy, physiology, bio mechanics, nutrition and coaching at the University of Waikato in order to perform better as an a surfing athlete. Since then he has spent valuable time coaching and studying alongside the best doctors, coaches and therapists in the world to further understand how to bring about fast, lasting performance results. Hayden is a recognised functional diagnostic nutritionist and celebrity performance coach.

Vittawat Chinabarramee
Managing Director
Niche Cars
Vittawat is a native of Bangkok and received his education in Singapore and Australia. He is an experienced supercar owner and has received direct training from manufacturers including Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Lotus.

Simon J Hand
Phuket Today/PGTV
TV producer, journalist, editor, author, theatre director, playwright and Phuket resident, Simon J Hand, bought low and plans to sell very, very high indeed. With a background in business, property and lifestyle journalism, he intends to put the panel guests on the spot and will ask the questions to which you need the answers.