P46382 6th Annual Healthcare Facilities Asia
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6th Annual Healthcare Facilities Asia

23 – 25 April 2019, One Farrer Hotel, Singapore

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Demand for healthcare facilities is on the upswing, and ongoing investor interest exemplifies the expansion taking place. Every aspect of healthcare though is undergoing change – digital disruption, costs, ageing population, patient expectations, and of course competition. Healthcare establishments are moving fast to adopt future trends, and put in place modern, tech enabled and patient centric facilities to stay ahead of the curve.

IBC’s 6th Healthcare Facilities is back with an incredible array of new programme ideas to help industry better grasp the innovation happening around us. Part of the 5th Asia Healthcare Week, the event will bring to market fresh concepts in design, planning and operations of facilities, capital and operational expenditure considerations, and how patient outcomes can be improved.

Key highlights

  • Smart hospitals and smart care – the collaboration between architecture, healthcare and digitalisation
  • Case studies in smart heathcare facilities
  • New concepts and modernization of the emergency department to allow for faster turnarounds
  • Implementing open nursing stations for better patient service and control
  • Using virtual reality for hospital design
  • Innovation in design and space for infection control
  • The trend in micro hospitals, and design, planning and operating considerations
  • The increase in telemedicine, and incorporating its impact on hospital design
  • Using data and insights for location decisions akin to the retail industry
  • Overcrowding prevention with scalable room designs
  • Centralising facilities management for consistent service delivery
  • Emerging concepts in safety for healthcare facilities
  • Reworking IT infrastructure to manage increasing networking complexity

Co located events


8:00 am

Main Conference Registration and Morning Coffee

9:00 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

8:55 am


9:10 am

Visionary Address Healthcare Quality and Accessibility for All – The Trends That Will Enable This Goal

Dr Ogan Gurel, Vice-Chair and Distinguished Invited Professor (Management of Innovation) at DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology) with a joint appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Emerging Materials Science

10:30 am

Morning Networking & Refreshment Break



11:00 am

  • How smart have hospitals become?
  • Asia Pacific’s healthcare facilities and their latest innovations
  • Digital innovation and enhancing patient interaction through technology
  • Use cases in facilities embedded with Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Virtual Reality

11:30 am

  • AI and SMART technologies for optimum patient care and outcomes
  • Future-ready for BigData Analytics and IoT
  • Drivers, challenges and learnings in building a Smart Hospital

12:00 pm

Delivering 24/7 Critical Care Through Seamless Workflow Systems and Future-Ready Technologies

Dr Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group India


12:30 pm

  • Going beyond a healthcare hub
  • Understanding the new trend in Singapore: Developing Community Healthcare Hub
  • KWSH 2020 journey of going beyond a Healthcare Hub to developing a Regional Community Healthcare System

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm

  • Facility Management Issues in an ageing hospital
  • Cost consideration to refurbish or expand
  • Effective redesign whilst maintaining standards
  • Role of technology and innovation

2:30 pm

  • MPIC’s expansion and investment plans update
  • Innovative hospital facilities and direct impact on patients experience
  • Safety and patient-centric infrastructure

3:00 pm

  • Expansion strategy and Myanmar market
  • World class facility design, patient care and delivery
  • Learning from International collaboration with Weihai Welly Hospital
  • Challenges in building facilities with Cardiology focus
  • Prospects and expansion into Oncology treatments

3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

4:00 pm

  • Disruptive transformation from conventional general provider to holistic multi-specialty provider
  • Innovative Operating Model in creating a Blue Ocean Strategy for CIH
  • Diversified partnerships: PPP (Public Private Partnership) and Affiliated Network
  • A Case Study of City International Hospital (CIH), Vietnam

4:30 pm

  • Current hospital design and innovation in construction
  • Hospital with optimum construction approach – How is market responding to it?
  • Design process, optimising planning and design
  • Construction costs and investments

5:00 pm

  • Meeting tomorrow’s needs with today’s design
  • Adaptive designs to support an evolving healthcare landscape
  • Is flexibility in design needed in facility operation and construction?
  • Achieving cleaner, greener and more sustainable ways to design, build and healthcare facilities
  • The business case of integrating technology and sustainability

5:45 pm

Chairperson’s Summary & End of Main Conference Day One

8:30 am

Morning Coffee

9:05 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


9:50 am

Patient Safety & Quality of Care in Your Facility: How Do We Look at Audits and Accreditation

John Yoon, Director (Asia Pacific) Joint Commission International, Singapore

10:30 am

Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

11:00 am

Best Practice in Facilities Management for Consistent Service Delivery: Operational Efficiency, Human Experience and Clinical Outcomes

Richard Lirio, Operations Director, TMC, Mount Grace Hospital Group Philippines

11:30 am

  • Drivers and business behind the project
  • Effective design and planning principles that reduce maintenance costs and resources
  • Design guidelines that maximise efficiency


12:40 pm

  • The impact areas – Space utilization, energy management, maintenance and patient well being
  • Use cases
  • Kick starting a PropTech project

For sponsorship opportunity, contact Casey.Ho@ibcasia.com.sg.

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm

  • Emerging opportunities to increase efficiencies via tech
  • Leading the world in building future-leader healthcare facilities
  • Preparedness to respond to the uncertainty in future needs
  • Expanding the role of the hospital

2:20 pm

  • Space and structural planning for a flexible healthcare design
  • Digitising spaces and workspace transformation
  • Smart spaces using artificial intelligence and IoT
  • Using technology and innovation to improve patient safety

For sponsorship opportunity, contact Casey.Ho@ibcasia.com.sg.


2:40 pm

This session will bring together case studies and project showcases from the region, each featuring a new innovative approach to designing futureproof healthcare facilities. Each speaker will present for 15 minutes and presentations will be followed by moderated Q&A session with the speakers.

  • Relevance for Family Medicine in the 21st Century
  • Considerations in Transformation 4.0
  • MedTech – Levelling the playing field

Designing Facilities for Experience, Comfort and Service – Operating Multi-Million Dollar Wellness, Health and Medical Facilities

Edgar Toral Hernandez, EVP, Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort, Thailand

Safe and Future-Ready Eldercare Homes – Cutting-Edge Geriatric Care Models

Dr. Tan Jit Seng, Founder and Director, Lotus Eldercare, Singapore

Multi-Specialty Facility to Deliver Affordable, World-Class Healthcare

Dr. Dhawal Jhamb, Investment Officer, PPP Transaction Advisory Services, IFC, Singapore

Modular / Integrated Hospitals Integrated Facility for Developing Markets

Ridwan Lembong, Hospital Director, OMNI Hospital, Indonesia

Combine Q&A Session

3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break


4:45 pm

Chairperson’s Summary and End of Conference

2:00 pm

Assembly and briefing

2:20 pm

Welcome at KWSH Meeting Room

2:45 pm

  • Senior Care Centre: day care
  • Wards and thematic day spaces: residential nursing home
  • Heritage Gallery: KWSH 108 years legacy
  • Community Building: Community Hub where KWSH partners are located

4:00 pm

Meet at Lobby, Debrief

4:15 pm

End of Tour


Packages Price
2 Day Conference - Hospitals, Institutes & Government RatesSGD $2495SGD $2295Early BirdEarly Bird
2 Day ConferenceSGD $3395SGD $3195Early BirdEarly Bird
Extras Price
Site Tour SGD $100

Site Tour: First 10 participants attends FREE!

Early Bird Rate: Register & Pay by 28 February 2019

Register 2 Delegates and get 1 FREE PASS
Register 3 Delegates and get 2 FREE PASS
Register 5 Delegates and get 3 FREE PASS
(Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only)

For Group Registrations of more than 3 team members, please email info@ibcasia.com.sg or call +65 6508 2477

  • Multiple Bookings Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 3 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies; either the early bird rate OR group rate.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • All delegates from Singapore-based companies are required to pay an additional 7% GST (SINGAPORE EVENTS ONLY)
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Dr Ogan Gurel

Vice-Chair and Distinguished Invited Professor (Management of Innovation) at DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology) with a joint appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Emerging Materials Science

Klaus Unger

Director of HR Technology, Mayo Clinic, USA

Dr Chee Chung Ow

Chief Executive Officer, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, Singapore

Terence Seymour

Chief Transformation Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency, Australia

Dr. Yuhui Yao

Group Vice President, Head of Customer Analytics and Behavioral Insights, FWD Insurance, Singapore

Ngiam Kee Yuan

Group Chief Technology Officer, National University Health System, Singapore

Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham bin Abdullah

Director-General of Health, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Keren Priyadarshini

Regional Business Leader WW Health Industry, Asia, Microsoft Asia

Dr. Timothy Low

Board Director, Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore

Dr Sangita Reddy

Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group India

Dr Mohamed Ali

Group Chief Executive Officer, Putra Hospital Group Malaysia

Elizabeth Dantes

President, Manila Medical, MPIC Hospital Group Philippines

Watson Aphiwatanakoon

Chief Executive Officer, Aryu Hospital, Myanmar

Tran Quoc Bao

Planning and Marketing Director, City International Hospital, Vietnam

Dr Shigemi Kitahara

President, Sunrise Japan Hospital Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Japan

Eugene Shum

Chief Corporate Development Officer, Changi General Hospital, Singapore

Edgar Toral Hernandez

EVP, Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort, Thailand

Dirk De Korne

Deputy Director, Medical Innovation & Care Transformation, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

John Yoon

Director (Asia Pacific) Joint Commission International, Singapore

Dr Sranyoo Chanate

Director, Director, Kluaynamthai Hospital, Thailand

Richard Lirio

Operations Director, TMC, Mount Grace Hospital Group Philippines

Dr Tan Teck Jack

Group Managing Director and Chief Medical Officer, North East Medical Group, Singapore

Min Zaw

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mediland Hospital, Myanmar

Dr Noel Yeo

Chief Executive Officer, Mt Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore

Yong Seow Kin

Director of Facilities Development SingHealth, Singapore

Goh Mia Siang

Director of Facilities Management Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Ridwan Lembong

Hospital Director, OMNI Hospital, Indonesia

Hareesh Nair

Managing Director, Fosun Healthcare Holdings

Dr. Jit Sen Tan Biotech Investment Summit

Dr. Tan Jit Seng

Founder and Director, Lotus Eldercare, Singapore

Dr. Dhawal Jhamb Biotech Investment Summit

Dr. Dhawal Jhamb

Investment Officer, PPP Transaction Advisory Services, IFC, Singapore

Ho Whei Chern

Head of Communication, Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore

Fara Siddiqi

Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Aster DM Healthcare, UAE

Vincent Quah

Regional Head – Education, Research, Healthcare & Not-For-Profit, Amazon Web Services, Singapore

when & where

23 - 25 Apr 2019

One Farrer Hotel
1 Farrer Park Station Road
Singapore 217562

Contact Person: Daniel Koh
DDI: (+65) 6705 7884
Fax: (+65) 6834 7892
Cell: (+65) 86870123
Email: danielkoh@onefarrer.com


Still have a question?

Sponsorship Opportunities
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+65 6508 2470


Speaking Opportunities
Win Min
+65-6508 2443

Media & Association Partnership Opportunities
Tang Pei Ying
+65-6508 2416


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