PropTech Next Summit: 15-16 September, 2021


Proptech NEXT is the most important regional event dedicated to built world innovation, technology, funding and matchmaking.

It’s where hundreds of senior real estate leaders, VCs, Investors and technology companies from Asia-Pacific and the world will come together to connect, learn, identify opportunities and form partnerships.

With world class educational program, speed-networking, round-tables, match-making sessions, innovation showcases and an exhibition, Proptech NEXT is where you can find new ideas and build important relationships.

Whether your involved with office, industrial, construction, retail or residential… the Proptech Next Summit has got you covered.


8.00am-5.30pm, Wednesday 15th – Thursday 16th September
Post-conference Masterclass: 8.30am-1.30pm, Friday 17th September


Sofitel Darling Harbour – Sydney, Australia + Virtual


Our Speakers


Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Fifth Wall – USA


Head of Innovation and Development Practices
Lendlease – Singapore


Founder, AO PropTech, Chairman, AMD Capital – UK


Chief Information & Technology Officer, Stockland – Australia


Co-Founder & Managing Partner – USA


Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Switch Automation – Singapore


Chief Digital and Information Officer
John Holland – Australia


Director – Community Engagement
Built-ID – UK


Entrepreneur in Residence
Second Century Ventures/Reach – USA


Head of Technology
Multiplex – Australia


Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Knight Frank – Australia


CEO, Donati Immobiliare Group & Advisory Partner, Concrete Ventures – Italy


Stronghold Invest – Sweden


Founding Partner
Bricks – Israel


Co-Founder & Chief Data Officer
AO PropTech – France/Morocco


Global Team Leader
PropTech JAPAN


Geospatial Technology Evangelist
Google – UK


PropTech Association of Malaysia


Head of Technology & Innovation Asia, Goodman Asia – Hong Kong


Head of Real Estate Research
AMP Capital – Australia


Special Advisor – Construction Technologies, Ministry of Economy & Industry – Israel


Co-Founder & Director
Groundfloor – Australia


Head of New Ventures
Swire Properties – Hong Kong


Podcast Host, Constructing You & Founder, The Construction Coach – Australia


CVC & Special Project Manager, Ananda Development Public Company – Thailand


Head of Open Innovation, Eureka Nova New World Development – Hong Kong


Winner of the First Australian ‘The Apprentice’, Head of Business, The Entourage – Australia


Asia PropTech – Hong Kong


Navatech Group – UAE


PropTech Bulgaria


The Proptech Connection – Australia


Managing Director
UK Proptech Association – UK


Founding Partner – Denmark


Ynomia – Australia


Digital Manager, Data & Insights
Investa Property Group – Australia


European PropTech Association – Belgium


Founder & Quartermaster
PropTech for Good – Netherlands


Mashroom – UK


German PropTech Initiative – Germany


Managing Director
Proptech Denmark – Denmark


Chief Executive Officer
Gravel Road Ventures – Australia


Chief Executive Officer
Build AI – Australia


Co-Founder, Mall of the Future & Investment Manager, Panthera Group – Australia


Chief Executive Officer
Asia Principal Capital – Australia


Head of Digital & Data – Australia Hub
Laing O’Rourke – Australia


Euro/Asia PropTech Initiative – UAE


  • World leading speakers – Hear from over 60 leading industry experts including the largest Proptech VCs from Europe and the USA, leading Proptech buyers from Asia-Pacific as well as proven and emerging Proptechs
  • Superior insights – Access a program that looks at all issues related to developing, scaling, buying and implementing Proptech
  • Global trends – Hear from speakers from all corners of the globe and learn about key regional trends, and how these might play out in your part of the world
  • Case studies – Hear real world examples of the impact Proptech is having across all types of assets and job functions
  • Investor perspective – Hear how Proptechs are reshaping the future of real estate investment globally, and where the smart money is going
  • Find partners – Participate in match-making sessions and connect with companies that can positively impact your organisation
  • Save time and money – Attend the one event that delivers all the Proptech  knowledge and connections you need


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Summit Program

  • Day 1September 15, 2021
  • 08:00 - 09:00

    Main conference registration & morning coffee

  • 09:00 - 09:10

    Chairman’s opening remarks

    By Leon Kantor Co-Founder & COO, FuturePlace

  • 09:10 - 09:20

    Examining the Global PropTech landscape and where is Australia positioned for growth

    By Stephen Macdonald Partner, The PropTech Connection
    • Looking at the global investment overview and examining the key themes and sectors being invested in today. How has it changed and how may it change over the Next decade?
    • Where is Australia relative to the global landscape?
    • Where we are in innovation cycle and what is the future?
  • 09:20 - 09:50

    International Fireside Chat I - Startup innovation: Uncovering the secrets to seeding greatness in PropTechs globally

    Aaron is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of MetaProp, a New York-based venture capital firm focused on the PropTech industry. Founded in 2015, MetaProp’s investment team has invested in 100+ technology companies across the real estate value chain. The firm manages multiple investment funds for both financial and strategic real estate investors representing a pilot- and test-ready sandbox of 15+ billion square feet across every real estate asset type and global market. In this session we question him on:

    • What is the secret sauce and how do MetaProp identify and develop the start-ups that they see as having the most potential and making the biggest impact?
    • Which are the most promising types of tech and sectors today and where are MetaProp looking for start-ups globally?
    • How will tech and digitalisation re-shape the industry across all real estate sectors?
    • What are the lessons learnt along the way and what is next for MetaProp?
    • Building the future and what’s NEXT for the property industry and for PropTechs globally
    Guest include:
    Aaron Block Co-founder and Managing Partner, MetaProp
  • 09:50 - 10:30

    Tech Transformation Leaders Panel: Australia Under the Spotlight - How are Australian building owners, operators and developers finding, adopting and investing in Proptech?

    In this session we look at how Proptech and Contech use has grown exponentially in Australia and why CIOs now need Proptech more than ever. This session will examine:

    • The state of collaboration and innovation in the domestic Australian Proptech sector
    • Australian market dynamics in focus: growth, capital investment, and innovation in real estate and the drive to enhance sustainability
    • What technologies are on the rise across the different asset sectors in Australia and across the broader APAC region?
    • What is needed to drive adoption of Proptech within the built world to the next level and realise its potential?
    Panellists include:
    Sharmila Tsourdalakis Chief Information and Technology Officer, Stockland
    Roger Wahl Chief Digital and Information Officer, John Holland
    Aaron McGhee Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Knight Frank Australia
    Moderated by:
    Luke Dixon Head of Real Estate Research, AMP Capital
  • 10:30 - 11:00

    Morning coffee & networking break

  • 11:00 - 11:40

    FOUNDERS PANEL: Making NEXT happen - Rise of the Proptech: Reviewing the technologies, people and companies taking the real estate industry into the “digital” era

    In this session, we look at some of Australia’s most successful Proptech start-ups and examine how they have so successfully scaled up and in some cases, sold for in excess of US$1billion. We ask their Founders what drives them, how they fostered their entrepreneurial spirit the roadblocks they encountered and how they overcame them. We also look forward and ask where is the industry headed and how can new Proptechs rise to meet the challenges facing construction in the future?

    • What are the factors that make a successful Proptech?
    • Looking at the Founders: what traits do they feel they have in common and are crucial to success?
    • Scale: how do you achieve this, and convince investors and buyers to come along for the ride?
    • NEXT: what technologies have the potential to truly disrupt, transform and have an impact on carbon reduction, health and wellbeing, design and build, asset management and productivity?
    Panellists include:
    Deb Noller Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Switch Automation
    Rob Phillpot Chief Executive Officer, Gravel Road Ventures
    Kristian Butcher Chief Executive Officer, Build AI
    Lynne Thornton Co-Founder & Director, Groundfloor
    Moderated by:
    Matthew Barbuto Co-Founder, Ynomia

  • 11:40 - 12:00

    International Fireside Chat II - How is Proptech enabling CRE players to emerge bigger and better post Covid-19?

    In this session we get an update on the impact Proptech is having on the commercial real estate sector, and the role it will play in determining success in a post Covid world from Duke Long. Duke has over twenty years’ experience in real estate and technology, across all asset classes of commercial real estate. Duke advises and sits on several start up boards and holds leadership positions in numerous real estate technology-focused organisations such as Second Century Ventures which is backed by more than 1.4 million members of the National Association of Realtors NAR.

    Guest include:
    Duke Long Entrepreneur in Residence, Second Century Ventures/Reach
  • 12:00 - 12:40

    Proptech Innovation Spotlight I: Integrating new technologies into commercial buildings

    In this session, we hear from leading international PropTech start-ups and scale-ups who are delivering solutions to meet the current challenges facing commercial real estate. The founders will share their insights into why they have developed these solutions and how their tech will transform key aspects of the sector

    Panellists include:Moderated by:
  • 12:40 - 13:40

    Networking lunch & showcase viewing


  • 13:40 - 14:00

    Contech NEXT: How is technology revolutionising the entire construction ecosystem?

    • How innovative material science technologies are translating into construction materials
    • Pre-conception software for building CLAs (carbon lifecycle assessment), and optimising carbon footprint at the building conception stage
    • Bid management platforms for optimised building process
    • Assessing pre-fab maturity and technologies over different RE assets (single family, multi family, CRE etc)
    • Workflow management and dynamic monitoring in the construction phase
  • 14:00 - 14:40

    Contech Innovation Spotlight: New technologies for designing, building, delivering and managing construction projects

    In this session, we hear from leading international Contechs who are each delivering solutions to meet the current challenges of construction in the Digital Era. The founders will share their insights into why they developed these solutions and how their tech will transform key aspects of the Construction sector.

    Panellists include:Moderated by:
  • 14:40 - 15:00

    Developing the building blocks for a comprehensive digital engineering & construction strategy

    By Tal Friedman Special Advisor – Construction Technologies, Ministry of Economy & Industry

    In this session, we look at how construction companies can best adopt, use and integrate Contech and digital engineering technologies into their design and construction process.

    • BIM and Contech: how much of the build phase is being digitalised in Australia today?
    • Examining the key tech behind the use and popularity of DFMA
    • Leveraging blockchain, AI, and IoT technologies across the entire construction value chain
    • Establishing partnerships with leading local and global technology partners

    In this fast and furious networking session we bring together attendees to get to know each other, swap details and forge new business relationships.

  • 15:30 - 16:00

    Afternoon coffee & networking break

  • 16:00 - 16:35

    VC PANEL: What are PropTech VCs doing to deliver maximum value to their investors, partners, and portfolio companies?

    In this session we hear from the VC’s themselves and how they are working with PropTech’s as well as their Investors and the buyers themselves to provide value to all parties and the industry overall.

    • Focusing on the right technologies and making the right bets
    • Helping portfolio companies respond and benefit from accelerated change
    • Identifying opportunities for more mature start-ups to exit and return capital and profits to LPs
    Panellists include:
    Angelica Donati CEO, Donati Immobiliare Group & Advisory Partner, Concrete Ventures
    Othmane Zrikem Co-Founder & Chief Data Officer, AO PropTech
    Christian Jølck Founding Partner,
    Paul Saunders Chief Executive Officer, Asia Principal Capital
    Moderated by:
    Stephen Macdonald Partner, The PropTech Connection

  • 16:35 - 17:10

    EMEA OUTLOOK: Europe, the Middle Eastern and Africa: Assessing the Proptech drivers and landscape across different real estate markets

    Europe and the Middle East couldn’t be more different in terms of culture and real estate. Europe has 98% old buildings while the much of the Middle East has been developed over the last 1-2 decades. However, EMEA offers big opportunities for investment and collaboration and a burgeoning opportunity for astute Proptechs.

    Panellists include:
    Amalia Paz Founding Partner, Bricks
    Prakash Senghani Founder, Navatech Group
    Sammy Pahal Managing Director, UK Proptech Association
    Angelica Donati CEO, Donati Immobiliare Group & Advisory Partner, Concrete Ventures
    Moderated by:
    Mete Varas Founder, Euro/Asia PropTech Initiative - UAE
  • 17:10 - 17:30

    Locknote Fireside Chat III: Europe - Looking at how developments in Europe may shape industry trends in Australia

    Magnus has been named as a top 10 Global Influencer in PropTech (twice) and is a dedicated Senior Advisor and Chief Product Officer with a 25+ year track record in developing world-class digital solutions. He spent 19 years as Chief Product Officer at the PropTech start up Datscha (Swe) which in 2019 was sold to Real Capital Analytics (US). His role as a Partner at Stronghold Invest includes the digital transformation of existing real estate portfolio companies (Newsec & NIAM), scouting and managing investment opportunities in global PropTech start-up space. In this session we hear what drives him; what are the secrets to his success; in addition to what’s it like to lecture at Cambridge; complete 2 ironman and of course what trends is he seeing that will impact Australia?

    Guest include:
    Magnus Svantegård Partner, Stronghold Invest
  • 17:30 - 18:30

    Chair’s closing remarks & networking reception

  • Day 2September 16, 2021
  • 08:30 - 09:00

    Registration & morning coffee

  • 09:00 - 09:05

    Chair’s opening remarks

    By Leon Kantor Co-Founder & COO, FuturePlace

  • 09:05 - 09:35

    Opening Address - How to build and scale a leading start-up – the secrets of success explained

    By Andrew Morello Winner of the first Australian ‘The Apprentice’, Venture-Capitalist, Property Guru & Head of Business, The Entourage

    In this session we hear from Andrew Morello, the Winner of the first Australian ‘The Apprentice’ on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Andrew is an experienced venture capitalist and avid property investor and in his role with ‘The Entourage’ he works with start-ups to help them scale. A day ahead of his masterclass on the same topic, Andrew will lift the lid on the secrets to success, the most common mistakes start-ups make and  lessons for to those looking to be the next Australian Unicorn.

  • 09:35 - 10:00

    International Fireside Chat IV: How to catch a Unicorn - Accelerating Proptechs and the story behind the success of Fifth Wall

    In this session we hear from Brendan Wallace, the Co-Founder of the largest VC fund devoted to real estate, with over $1 billion of assets under management. We hear about the evolution of Fifth Wall and how they see the future of the CRETech sector taking shape, where the next unicorn is likely to come from and the ultimate impact that tech will have upon the Built World. We take a moment to hear about the man himself and what are the secrets to his success and what drives him to be so successful.

      • Why PropTech is the solution to real estate’s Covid-19 slump
      • Global PropTech markets and Australia: The state of collaboration and innovation
      • Realising the ROI of Proptech and how start-ups can avoid the scaling struggles
      • What are the lessons learnt along the way and what is next for Fifth Wall?
    Guest include:
    Brendan Wallace Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Fifth Wall

  • 10:00 - 10:40

    Buyers Roundtable: Examining the uptake, development and use of Proptech in Australia

    In this session we examine the variety of user perspectives of PropTech in Australia from leading developers, building owners and construction companies. We ask how they evaluate Proptech, the decision making process and how they incorporate new technologies into their organisation.

    • Identifying the right Proptech to buy from and invest in – what to look for?
    • How to get relevant stakeholder buy in – driving outcomes while avoiding inertia
    • Things all Proptech’s should know to enhance their chances of getting a deal done
    • From pilot to full scale roll-out – obstacles to be aware of in advance
    Panellists include:
    Lidia Ribarovska Head of Technology, Multiplex
    Dushyant Shrivastava Head of Digital & Data – Australia Hub, Laing O’Rourke
    Billy O’Neill Digital Manager, Data & Insights - Investa Property Group
    Patrick Harlalka Co-Founder, Mall of the Future & Investment Manager, Panthera Group
    Moderated by:
    Ben Wong Head of Open Innovation, Eureka Nova New World Development
  • 10:40 - 11:20

    Morning coffee & networking break


  • 11:20 - 12:00

    Panel Discussion: Meet the people driving Proptech development and real estate innovation across Asia

    In this session we hear from leading pioneers from the Asian Proptech scene and real estate industry. Asia is the largest continent in the world and its economic rise over the last 3 decades has been enormous. This in turn has led to monumental construction and development across all sectors of real estate. In this session we hear from the people  enabling innovation in the hottest real estate market on earth.

    • Examining the state of play in the Asian Proptech landscape
    • What are the main differences with regards to buyer needs and Proptech adoption between the more traditional markets of Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore and the newer markets of Thailand and Malaysia?
    • What developments are occurring in Asia that may impact the industry in Australia?
    • What are the hottest companies and technologies that we should expect to see come out of Asia in the near future?
    Panellists include:
    Vincent See Head of New Ventures, Swire Properties
    Helen Lam Head of Innovation and Development Practices, Lendlease
    Elizabbeth Siew President, MALAYSIA PropTech Association
    Alan Landau CVC & Special Project Manager, Ananda Development Public Company
    Nami Hayata Global Team Leader, PropTech JAPAN
    Moderated by:
    Anthony Liu Head of Technology & Innovation Asia, Goodman Asia
  • 12:00 - 12:40

    Proptech Innovation Spotlight II – The hottest new Asian companies leading the charge

    By Rachael Yuen Manager, Asia PropTech

    In this session, we hear from leading Asian Proptechs who are delivering solutions to meet major global real estate challenges including sustainability, asset management, construction,  finance, tenant experience and more. The founders will share their insights into why they have developed these solutions and how their tech can be a gamechanger for those using it.

    Panellists include:Moderated by:
    Rachael Yuen Manager, Asia PropTech
  • 12:40 - 13:40

    Networking lunch & showcase viewing


  • 13:40 - 14:00

    Right time, right place, right tech: Examining why residential Proptech is poised for boom-time

    With many developers now ‘Building to Rent’, a renewed focus on smart homes, higher expectations around property financing and management, along with continued disruption in real estate buying, selling and marketing, what opportunities will emerge for new tech and adoption?

  • 14:00 - 14:40

    Residential Innovation Spotlight: The technologies enabling Residential transformation

    In this session, we hear from leading start-ups who are each delivering solutions to meet the current challenges of Residential Real Estate. The founders will share their insights into why they have developed these solutions and how their tech will transform key aspects of the residential sector.

    Panellists include:Moderated by:
  • 14:40 - 15:10


    In this session, we bring together delegates in a series of 5 facilitated round table discussions, with leading industry experts. Join a table that most interests you and discuss the latest technology and industry trends with likeminded individuals. 2 tables of 30-minute discussions will run back-to-back from 2.40 to 3.40pm. Coffee and networking will also start at 4pm for those who do not wish to participate in both discussion groups.

    Round Table 1:                 Smart Buildings
    Round Table 2:                  Contech
    Round Table 3:                  Leasing & Property Management
    Round Table 4:                  Workplace/Tenant Experience
    Round Table 5:                  VC & Investor Insights

  • 15:10 - 15:40

    Afternoon coffee & networking break


  • 15:40 - 16:10

    International Keynote: Assessing new trends in the Investment - what’s NEXT?

    By Gregory Dewerpe Founder, AO PropTech, Chairman, AMD Capital

    In this session we examine current investment trends as well as the social and economic factors driving change that will impact the industry in the years ahead. We will canvas all sectors such as commercial, retail, residential and industrial to see what trends are emerging and how these will shape the investment and development of the PropTech industry for years to come.

    • Insights on the current real estate investment environment and alignment of value in an increasingly global market
    • Assessing the past year: how have certain ventures progressed?
    • Establishing a CVC: real-time challenges, key considerations and use cases from working with start-ups
    • Where do we go from here and what’s next for the real estate industry and PropTech in 2022 and beyond? Where will we see the strongest investments moving forward?
  • 16:10 - 16:50

    Sustainability, Net Zero & Technlogy – Investment for Good: Examining what’s NEXT in sustainability and climatech

    In this session, we hear from leading European PropTech network leaders what is next in Sustainability in Europe. What lessons have been learnt, what are they working on now, and what challenges and opportunities do they see emerging in Europe in terms of ecosystem, market, and funding.

    Panellists include:
    Alexander Ubach–Utermöhl Founder, German PropTech Initiative
    Bridget Wilkens Director – Community Engagement, Built-ID
    Nadim Stub Managing Director, Proptech Denmark
    Sylvia Pavlova Founder, PropTech Bulgaria
    Moderated by:
    Menno Lammers Founder & Quartermaster, PropTech for Good
  • 16:50 - 17:20

    Closing address: Technology, data, privacy and the road ahead – predictions for business and humanity

    By Ed Parsons Geospatial Technology Evangelist, GOOGLE

    In this final session we hear from Ed Parsons who is the Head of Geospatial Technologies for Google. He will look at how the world has changed and explain why nothing will ever be the same again. Ed and his team are pioneering geospatial technologies that will allow people to access IOT from any and everywhere. Alexa and Siri will be all over the built world and people will be able to access information where and whenever directly into their ears or onto their eye-screens. What will this mean for humanity, privacy and what will we do with the abundance of data are just some of the areas Ed will explore as he asks you to buckle in for a glimpse of the future and just how amazing the world will be in just a few short years to come.

  • 17:20 - 17:20

    Chair’s close and end of conference

  • Post Conference MasterclassSeptember 17, 2021
  • 08:30 - 13:30

    Post Conference Masterclass: Uncovering the secrets to building and scaling a highly successful start-up

    By Andrew Morello Winner of the first Australian ‘The Apprentice’, Venture-Capitalist, Property Guru & Head of Business, The Entourage
    • Examining the four key categories
    • Exploring the concept of Four Hats
    • What type of business are out there – from booming to distressed
    • Your 21/22 growth roadmap explored

    Learn the key elements to run a successful business. Andrew Morello (Winner of the first Australian Apprentice and Head of Business Development at The Entourage) will teach everything he has learnt from his mentors – Mark Bouris, John McGrath, Gerry Harvey, Ruslan Kogan, Geraldine Cox and many others.

    Andrew helps entrepreneurs and start-ups to grow their businesses from 5 figures to 6, 6 figures to 7 and 7 figures and beyond. Come and learn the tested strategies of how to grow and systemise your business so it can grow rapidly and run without you.

    Led by:
    Andrew Morello, Winner of the First Australian ‘The Apprentice’, Venture-Capitalist, Property Guru & Head of Business, The Entourage

    Andrew Morello is an awarded entrepreneur, investor, author, and the winner of the first Australian Apprentice.

    Prior to becoming Head of Business Development at The Entourage, Australia’s largest training institution for entrepreneurs and business owners, Morello spent 10 years alongside Mark Bouris AM building out the Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management branch network nationally.

    He has personally built an impressive property portfolio, and also led numerous community projects across Australia and internationally, including as a Founding Board Member of Project Gen Z, a social enterprise which runs entrepreneur and development programs for disadvantaged children. In recent years, Morello has summited Mount Kinabalu in Borneo and completed the Kokoda Trail to raise money for Seed Foundation, which supports indigenous health programs in remote communities.

    Morello is an active member of Australia’s entrepreneurial and real estate communities, an engaging and charismatic speaker, and passionate about sharing his successes with other entrepreneurs, business owners and investors to help them reach their full potential and not waste their precious life.

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