This Christmas a brand new attraction is coming to Phuket, the SMART Property and Lifestyle Expo will take place from December 27 – 30, 2012 at the Royal Phuket Marina. This is the first time such an event is being held in Phuket, and it is being billed as Phuket’s biggest extravaganza for accessible luxury experience where visitors are invited to see, feel and taste – the luxury life.
The Phuket expo brings the best in international property and a range of exciting “lifestyle” activities that epitomize luxury aspiration. It’s the perfect event to gain realisation luxury living is and can be within easy reach. According to the organizer, Hoi Cheung, Director, 3C Ltd, “In recent years Phuket has become known as the playground of the world’s rich and famous, attracting pop stars, celebrities, supermodels and multi-millionaires. We have a fantastic venue in the Royal Phuket Marina, and what we are trying to achieve is to provide a taste of the luxury lifestyle experience to our international visitors and clients.”
During the 4-days expo, visitors will see the best of luxury international properties on offer. Thrill seekers will have the opportunity to test drive a supercar, take to the air for an exhilarating helicopter ride on the Robinson 44 Raven II or cruise on marquee yachts such as the Emily Rose an 80 foot luxury Sunbird yacht. Adding to the exciting mix of supercars will be the latest Lamborghini and Lotus by Niche Cars, the sole authorised dealer for Thailand.
The unforgettable experience at the 5-star luxury marina will be further enhanced by tasting of gastronomic delights such as the highest quality beer, caviar and fine wines. All sample produces have glorious histories that will be shared by consummate representatives.
For entertainment, live fashion show is being planned along with various glamorous cocktail parties. Ensign Media will be hosting one of the most anticipated parties during the SMART Expo, Terry Blackburn its CEO commented “Ensign Media have supported the SMART Property Expos for over 8 years and we are delighted to be part of their event in Phuket this December. We have had an office in Phuket for many years, so it’s great for us to see the island get its own luxury property expo. As the show coincides with our 100th issue (Property Report) release we will be holding a party at the show so we can celebrate this milestone with exhibitors, guests and all our friends on the island.”
Not only are there plenty to do and see the SMART Expo is also a family oriented event. Parents looking forward to enjoy the finer things in life on offer yet are looking for something for the entire family can bring along their kids. The British International School, Phuket will host a special Kids Activities Area within the expo where kids can fully immerse themselves in creative play.
The growing ubiquitous popularity of Phuket and its close proximity to Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, China, India and Russia presents a huge opportunity for a show like the SMART Property and Lifestyle Expo to tap into the region’s wealthiest in a very sublime and relaxing setting. With more than 20 local and regional media and strategic partners, the SMART Property & Lifestyle Expo is being extensively marketed to the region’s affluent and aims to deliver a boost to Phuket’ tourism and inbound private investments. According to long time Phuket resident and lawyer, Desmond Hughes, “We are delighted to participate at the SMART expo in Phuket, I have personally participated at these shows for many years across Asia, and they remain one of the best places for investors to learn how to buy international real estate, with great educational seminars and an opportunity to speak to developers directly.” Hughes is just one of the many property and investment experts speaking at the SMART Expo’s free educational seminars.
Phuket offers participating property developers a unique regional opportunity. As one of the world’s most famous dream destinations Phuket attracts over 4.2 million visitors per year. As a regional magnet for the rich and famous, this small idyllic island is now increasingly attracting high-net-worth individuals from the Middle East, up 63.2% from a year earlier, Asia (up 41%) and Russia (up 14.5%); and according to a survey by Ctrip.com, China’s leading online booking agency, Phuket is the top overseas destination for Chinese travelers. Many are drawn by the luxury lifestyle with world-class private golf courses, ultra villas, private yachts and berths. With more than 200 direct international flights weekly into Phuket, the island’s convenience and attractions provide massive appeal for the region’s well offs looking for an easily accessible playground and a yacht base to other destinations.
For those foresighted luxury property developers there is an absolute consensus that the SMART Property and Lifestyle Expo has the magnetic pull to attract both local and overseas suave investors making it a huge cost-effective platform to reach regional investors in one location. Participating developers include the listed Amari Estates Thailand, Sumitomo Realty and Development, United Developers Corp, Prodigy-One, Krabi Boat Lagoon, Phuket Boat Lagoon, Pro Living, Kata Rocks, and many more.
To find out more about all the activities and for reservations please visit www.smartexpos.com/phuket. The expo is free to attend.