SMART Expo opens its doors in Singapore for savvy property investors

Touted as a smarter place to buy properties from top destinations SMART Expo opens in Singapore once again

SMART Investment & International Property Expo, one of the leading overseas property and investment sales platforms in Asia, opens in Singapore from Oct 5 – 6 at SUNTEC Convention & Exhibition Centre. Boasting a track record of over 50 shows in locations such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and China, SMART Expo is a trusted source of first-hand property information and professional advice from the best in the market.

SMART Expo Ltd. specialises in property and investment related events, conferences and exhibitions. SMART Expo is Asia’s longest established expo of its kind that offers visitors global property options. It successfully provides buyers with the latest market information as well as a wide variety of investment options to meet various market needs.

In 15 years, SMART has produced in excess of 53 expos held in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, China (Shanghai and Guangzhou) and Thailand. More than 2,700 past exhibitors and 150,000 investors have used our channels to generate business opportunities.

smart expoSMART Expo is the property of REA Group, a multinational digital advertising business specialising in property. REA Group operates Australia’s leading residential, commercial and share property websites –,, – as well as Spacely, a short-term commercial and co-working property site.

In Asia, REA Group owns leading portals in Malaysia (, Hong Kong ( and Indonesia (, and prominent portals in Singapore (, and China (, a leading property review site in Thailand ( and SMART Expo Ltd., a specialised organiser in property and investment related events, conferences and exhibitions.

REA Group owns Smartline Home Loans Pty Ltd, an Australian mortgage broking franchise group, and Hometrack Australia Pty Ltd, a leading provider of data property services. REA Group also holds a significant shareholding in property websites Move, Inc in the US and PropTiger in India.

The two-day SMART Expo offers quality overseas property selection in Singapore.

The expo is a whole range of overseas properties from best-in-class luxury to high-yield investment grade properties covering apartments, houses, resorts to student accommodations. Savvy investors would be able to directly meet overseas developers and their authorised agents from across the world.

As overseas investments carry additional financial, regulatory and legal risks, investors are advised to do the necessary checks and research on the investment beforehand. Be also mindful that past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance (even if the same strategies are adopted).

SMART Expo also offers free educational seminars, where world-class international property experts and investment gurus who have been invited share their investment perspectives. These first-hand information and expert insights, these seminars offer are not to be missed!

Mr Paul Ho, the founder and CEO of, is one of the speakers at the SMART Expo. He graduated with a MBA from Macquarie University and is also the alumni president for the Singapore Chapter. Mr Ho writes regularly about property financing and macroeconomy with property market analyses is often interviewed and quoted in the media and has also spoken at property and investment events.

Mr Ho has also trained hundreds of agents and financial advisors in property financing. iCompareLoan assists homeowners find the best home loans and property agents to provide detailed home loan reports for their customers. He will be sharing in-depth insights on the topic of “The Difference Between Residential and Commercial Properties and Financing Strategies”.

There will also be a free investment and property market insight seminar, which will be useful if you need some advice on investment strategies on making property decisions. Free Admission to the seminar is available here:

Other speakers at the expo include Ku Swee Yong (CEO, International Property Advisor Pte. Ltd), Khalil Adis (Director, Khalil Adis Consultancy Pte. Ltd, and Vina Ip (Blogger, & Director, Property Club Singapore Pte. Ltd).

Mr Ku is the CEO of International Property Advisor Pte Ltd. and co-founder of He was previously a director in the Real Estate Centre of Expertise at SocGen Private Bank, director of marketing at Savills and general manager at Far East Organization’s Indonesia office. He has an MBA in marketing from the University of Hull and a BSc from Imperial College, University of London and the Institut Louis Pasteur, France. He is regularly quoted in the media and has published five books on the property market. He also lectures at the SMU, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and NUS.

Khalil Adis Consultancy is founded by prominent property journalist Khalil Adis. He has written two bestsellers – Get It Right Iskandar and Property Buying for Gen Y. The firm presents a myriad of services which include property and market research, due diligence, editorial, content management and speaking engagements in the property market.

Vina Ip is a property enthusiast. In 2010, she set up a personal blog to share her experiences as a property investor.

In April 2014, she published her first book No B.S. Guide to Property Investment – Dirty Truths and Profitable Secrets to Building Wealth Through Properties. The book is now on its fourth print and is a bestseller at Kinokuniya and Times Bookstore.

Ip founded Property Club Singapore to provide a neutral platform for the learning and networking of like-minded private property buyers, investors and owners. Seminars, workshops and networking sessions are organised regularly for club members.

Visitors to the SMART Expo stand to win exciting shopping vouchers instantly (terms and conditions apply). For each day of SMART Expo, a shopping voucher in the amount of SG$300 will be given to:

  • The FIRST four investors who sign a deal and make a deposit payment for an overseas property with an exhibitor onsite, or
  • The FIRST investor who signs a deal and makes a deposit payment for an alternative investment with an exhibitor onsite.

Written by Ravi Chandran

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