Visitors to the upcoming Expo Real 2008 in the German city of Munich will be given the opportunity to view a range of Thai properties for the first time after organisers revealed that real estate in the Kingdom will feature heavily among the show's overseas properties.
The event, which is now in its 11th year, is set to take place from 6 to 8 October 2008 at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre. The expo's exhibition manager, Björn Kempe, told Property Report Thailand, “We chose to move into Southeast Asia after last year's focus on India, and a previous emphasis on Korea.” He continued, ““With the US decline, the EU decline, especially in southern europe, Asia is very much a growth area. Thailand is on the pitch – especially with regard to commercial real estate.”
The event acts an international platform for networking on projects, investment and finance. It covers the entire spectrum of the property sector and brings together players from all the key markets from Europe, the Middle East and the US. An extensive conference programme, featuring around 400 speakers, provides an in-depth overview of current trends and innovations in property investment and finance.
The previous event, held last year, attracted 1,823 exhibitors from 43 countries and 23,800 visitors from 77 countries. In addition, some 15,000 representatives from the exhibiting companies were also present at the fair, bringing the total number of participants to more than 39,000.