Haban.la, in partnership with the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and Laos’ leading online marketplace, www.yula.la, is excited to announce it will be hosting the country’s first real estate investment expo at Don Chan Palace Hotel on Friday & Saturday, the 1st and 2nd of March, 2019. The event is free to attend, and all guests will not only see the nation’s best property deals, but go in the draw to win international flight packages and a host of other prizes.
The Haban.la Expo 2019 will bring together the nation’s top property developers, architects, builders, real estate agencies, plot land vendors, banks offering home loans, insurance companies, law firms and even international property investments. Over 40 firms will exhibit in one room, for two days only, and the event is expecting over 3000 local and international attendees. Laos’ best luxury car brands and related businesses will also exhibit at the entrance of the event.
On top of a variety of property offerings, the Haban.la Expo will also grant attendees a dedicated free seminar room with over 20 seminars from Laos’ leading real estate agents, property development experts, economists, lawyers, financiers and Government officials. Various international guests will also present in the seminar room, and take a look at Laos’ real estate market in a regional context. These seminars are focused on educating buyers and sellers on the Lao investment climate, regulation, pitfalls and upsides of the sector, and advice for first both first home and experienced buyers. One special guest confirmed for the event is Dr. Somchai Charoenvarakiet, a Thai Feng Shui Real Estate consultant of over 20 years, who will teach our guests how to maximise the positive energy of their home or office through Feng Shui design techniques. All seminars will be translated via headsets in Lao, English and Chinese languages.
For the first time in the country’s history, all the big names from the real estate industry will be together under one roof – which presents a perfect opportunity for local buyers and international investors to survey the country’s best property opportunities. Property sellers and financiers will also bring special expo-only promotions to guests.
Vice President of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), Mr. Daovone Phachanthavong, notes that, “The LNCCI is proud to be a partner of the first-ever specialised real estate investment expo in Laos. Ultimately, events such these will develop the whole sector and the wider economy, sharing information, best practices, business connections and generating a wider consumer base for exhibitors and sponsors, across both local and international networks.”
Mr Dominick Williams, Chief Executive Officer of APA Insurance Laos (Phongsavanh Insurance (APA) Co., Ltd), the main sponsor and key partner of the Haban.la Expo 19 alongside the LNCCI, Yula.la and Haban.la, comments that, “This exciting event will provide the perfect platform to celebrate Laos’ real estate industry and to showcase the opportunities this market has to offer to both end-buyers and investors. Ultimately this will support the progress of the Laos real estate sector and the economy as a whole. As a leading local provider of property and construction insurance, as well as mortgage protection insurance, APA Insurance is delighted to support Expo as partner and main sponsor, and we very much look forward to welcoming guests to Don Chan on March 1st and 2nd, 2019”.
Mr. James Whitehead, CEO of Yula.la & Haban.la, Laos’ leading general classifieds website and Laos’ first-ever specialised real estate portal, said that:
“The 2019 Expo is a great platform for property-related businesses to generate leads and increase sales, it also represents a chance to celebrate the local real estate industry and give businesses an opportunity to strengthen their brand.”
“Before anything else, I would like to offer special thanks to our partners for the event, without which we would not be here today… Namely: APA Insurance, our premium sponsor, a leading local provider of property and construction insurance. Further, I would like to thank our three silver sponsors: Archineer Associates, Laos’ premier Architecture, Engineering and Consultancy firm; Aristo Developers, the largest Property Developer in Cyprus, is offering Lao investors “The Cyprus Investment Programme,” which allows Lao buyers to become citizens of Cyprus, an EU state member; and Bluegrass Design Group and Guru Group, Laos’ leading end-to-end marketing companies. Finally, I would like to convey my thanks to our media partners for the event, who will help to ensure a huge turn out on March 1 & 2 at Don Chan. Thank you to American-Lao Business Association, The European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Laos, Austcham Lao, Muan.la, Bizgital, ECCIL (The European Business Chamber), The Laotian Times & LaoPost, Talatlao magazine, Realestate.com.kh, Champa Meuanglao Magazine, J&C Services, 108 Jobs, cvConnect, Kiwipay, Silkroad Media, Big Blue, Line Art Design & Inspiration Magazine, LCETPA (Laos-China Economic and Trade Promotion Association), Khuan Jai Magazine, Target Magazine, Sky Net, Lao Lake House and KHB Media. More media partners will be confirmed in the coming month.”
“For our attendees, we are offering a unique opportunity to view a range of property investment options in one room, over 2 days; ranging from plot land options, houses, villas, condos, construction firms, architectural designers, and property services and advice,” noted Mr. Whitehead. “First home buyers will also benefit from a range of home loan options, and specific legal and insurance advice.”
Mr. Whitehead continues that, “Those seeking international investment, travel, immigration and education options will also benefit from a range of exhibitors advertising opportunities in destinations such as Australia, USA, Europe, Malaysia and Thailand – to name a few.”
“The dedicated seminar room will offer a perfect and totally free opportunity for potential property buyers to learn about taxes, valuations, land laws, investment considerations, market trends and how to finance a home safely, among many other topics. We will have over 20 local and international speakers in the seminar section, over the two-day event.”
“The event is now over 90% sold out for exhibitors and sponsors, thanks to a huge effort from the yula.la sales and marketing team, and we have already registered over 3000 local and international guests to join us next month.” concludes Mr. Whitehead.
Digital Classified Group (DCG), the Australian-based parent company of Yula.la & Haban.la, certainly has the ability to pull off an amazing real estate show in Laos. They have successfully ran similar expos in several other markets internationally, including Cambodia and Papau New Guinea, with a track record of well over USD $80 million worth of property sales at those various events, 30,000 attendees and over 200+ exhibitors. The event will also be supported through a wide array of Lao and international media partners, including major local media channels both on and offline, Lao’s most prominent business chambers, and an array of investor networks across ASEAN and mainland China.
Digital Classified Lao Sole Co., Ltd., the Lao subsidiary of Digital Classified Group, would like to extend the utmost thanks to our partners of the first-ever Haban.la Expo, namely the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment & APA Insurance. Without these partners, the event would not be possible.