Readers of PERE: build your own Forum

Our conference team are currently constructing the programme for the forthcoming 2011 PERE Forum: Asia and want your help.

As any conference team worth their weight would do, the guys at PERE are considering new ways to make their next event as innovative and interactive as possible.

For the forthcoming PERE Forum: Asia, the team have decided to tap into your expertise to determine the topic for the ever-popular showpiece ‘The Big Debate’ on the two-day event’s first day.

Lasting 45 minutes, The Big Debate is an on-stage showdown debate about a contemporary matter. A motion is passed at the start and then opposing two-person teams battle it out for the benefit of conference delegates who vote before and afterwards on whether they support the motion.

For this year’s conference on 15-16 February at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, we are asking you to choose from two debate subjects, one Asia specific, the other a question that has been repeatedly raised during the course of 2010.

The two debate topics are:

1) This house believes that the growth in China and India is all hype and institutional investors should focus on transparent, liquid, mature markets with more stable, predictable returns such as Japan and Australia.


2) This house believes that true alignment between private equity real estate funds and their investors is unachievable.

If you would prefer to propose an alternative to the topics above then we have also provided you with the opportunity to do so.

Click here to cast your vote on which topic to adopt. The motion receiving the most votes will be written into the conference programme.

Click here for more information on the 2011 PERE Forum: Asia.

See you in Hong Kong!

The PERE team