Women’s Leadership Initiative Study Tour

Monday, June 5, 2017 10:45 AM – 7:30 PM Offsite Women's Leadership Initiative
Separate Ticket Required



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A one-day pre-summit study tour targeting women attendees at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit, the programme will provide an effective platform for WLI/ULI members around Asia Pacific and globally to network, connect and form relationships in a casual setting.

Explore innovative developments in Singapore that span across the cultural, sustainable and commercial elements that make this City in a Garden an attractive destination for leisure and business. You will also gain access to local women leaders in the real estate and land use industry, presenting a unique opportunity to learn about Singapore’s diverse economies, cultural mix and urban planning history.


10:45AMAssemble at West Entrance Foyer, Fullerton Hotel Lobby Level
11:00AMThe Fullerton Monument Tour
Like all great destinations, The Fullerton Building has a great story to tell. Standing majestically at the mouth of the Singapore River, the Fullerton Building witnessed the transformation of Singapore from a colonial outpost to a first-world metropolis. Discover the rich history of our newly minted National Monument and gain exclusive access to preserved areas within The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
12:00PMFrom the Fullerton Hotel, take a scenic stroll across Cavenagh Bridge to the old government quarters, passing by the Asian Civilisations Museum, Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall and arrive at The Arts House, Singapore’s old Parliament House.
12:15PMTour of The Arts House
Completed in 1827, the Arts House is the oldest public building still standing in Singapore. Housing the Legislative Assembly between 1955 and 1963 and the Singapore Parliament between 1965 and 1999, the old Parliament House was the scene of political debates during the early years of nation building. Today, it is a venue for multidisciplinary arts program and festivals.
12:30PMLunch and Learn Discussion @ The Arts House: “Creative Placemaking Approaches to Build Better Cities”
Placemaking — combining elements of the built environment in a compelling way that attracts people — is the essence of real estate development. Creative placemaking takes that concept further, with the placemaking effort led by arts and cultural considerations that help shape not only the physical character of a place, but also its social character. As cities grow, adapt, and develop, how can urban leaders embrace the arts and use them to benefit the city as a whole? We will have lunch and a lively conversation with experts in the arts and urban placemaking.

Opening Address : Patrick L. Phillips, Global Chief Executive Officer, Urban Land Institute

Moderator: Gaurang Khemka, Founding Director, URBNarc

Discussion Leaders:
Kelvin Ang, Director, Conservation Management, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore
Sushma Goh, Director, Architecture, Infrastructure Design & Engineering Group, Land Transport Authority of Singapore
Sarah Martin, Chief Executive Officer, The Arts House
2:00PMDepart for the Singapore Botanic Gardens
2:30PMHeritage Museum and CDL Green Gallery @ the Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Heritage Museum features interactive and multimedia exhibits and panels that detail the Gardens' rich heritage. We will then visit the CDL Green Gallery which is Singapore's first Zero Energy Art Gallery - a key feature of the building is the solar photovoltaic (PV) cladded roof panels which harvest all the energy required for the building's operations.
3:30PMDepart for ION Orchard
3:45PMGuided Tour of ION Orchard
Located on Singapore’s famous shopping street, Orchard Road, ION Orchard is a major retail destination offering eight levels of retail, from basement four to level four, alongside an art gallery and open event space. Complementing the retail, residential and leisure offers, this transit oriented mixed use development enjoys an abundance of public space, strong pedestrian thoroughfares and a design that balances striking aesthetics with commercial understanding.
5:00PMDepart for CBD/Raffles Place
5:30PM“Future of Retail” Panel Discussion and WLI Cocktail Reception
Venue : DLA Piper office, level 48, UOB Plaza 1

Over cocktails, we hear from a panel of experts on what the future of retail will look like and how developers, owners and retailers plan to position their projects to succeed in the new retail environment.

Thomas C. Malayil, Managing Director, Indo-Pacific Partners Limited

Discussion Leader:
Andrew Brien, Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer, Suria KLCC
Janet Chan, Senior Associate Director, Benoy
Susan MacDonald, Head of Retail, Mirvac & ULI Australia Chair
Pranay Mehra, Senior Vice President, eCommerce, Singapore Post

Things to Know

  • Open to women registrants of the ULI Asia Pacific Summit
  • S$70/US$50 per person
  • Tour departs from the Fullerton Hotel lobby, west entrance foyer near to concierge desk
  • Lunch and evening cocktails included
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

How to register

After you have registered for the 2017 ULI Asia Pacific Summit, your confirmation email will prompt you to sign up for the study tour.

If you have already registered for the summit and would like to sign up for the WLI Study Tour, contact ULI Customer Service.


“Future of Retail” Panel Discussion and WLI Cocktail Reception Hosted by: