All sponsors, partners, delegates, speakers, trade visitors, and exhibitors, who have registered for the summit and have a summit identity, are warmly invited to take part in the social events. Dinners, however are for registered summit delegates only.

The dinner events are included in the delegate registration fee. For some events a maximum number of participants are given. For organisational reasons we reserve the right to restrict the number of guests even if the event has no fee. First come, first served.

SoPlace: Where the Sense of Place Industry Comes Together

The dominant element in a design is the one with the greatest visual weight (or the one that everything else points to). It’s the element that attracts the eye first, more than anything else on the page.Be careful not to make the element so dominant that it completely obscures everything else, but do make it stand out in the design. Your dominant element is the starting point for the story you’re telling. It’s the entry point into your design. It should attract visitors to the first place you want them to look.

SoPlace-EXCHANGE: SoPlace Lounge

Maximize your networking and partnership-building opportunities at the SoPlace by utilizing the SoPlace Lounge, a central meeting space conveniently located in the Level 2 & Level 3 Business Area (CPW Expo). The SoPlace Lounge is open to all registered delegates and trade visitors throughout the summit days.

Meet The Media: SoPlace Media Centre

This is a unique opportunity to practice your “elevator pitch”, to learn how to effectively develop and foster relationships with the media/public relations, and to gain an insight into how to successfully pitch your stories to the media/public relations. For the media, this is a great opportunity to enjoy personal networking with icons, leaders and entrepreneurs, to discover inspiring ideas, and to learn about the latest and greatest in enacting sense of place from around the world.

Celebration of Cultures

In SoPlace, fellow delegates together in celebrating the diversity of our cultures, traditions, ideas and visions. Please bring an item that represents your country, clothes that showcase your culture, or anything from your region that you would like to share with others to celebrate the global spirit of community, and to have a blast before we wave good-bye to the summit.

Asian Culinary Showcase

The MPMB lunch break and tea break networking session, Asian Culinary Showcase features the best of local culinary experiences (Southeast Asia, East Asia, and South Asia), with local music and home-grown beverages. It’s a great way to unwind, network, mingle around, and enjoy each other’s company.

Wednesday, 30 October 2014

18:30 – 22:30

LAUREATE DINNER at Perdana Hall & Plenary Hall,
Putrajaya International Convention Centre

Price: USD150.00 per delegate
(Inclusive in the delegate registration fee)

The inaugural World Sense of Place Awards will be presented at the Laureate Dinner, witnessed by registered delegates and accredited media/public relations. In the course of the evening, Distinguished individuals and organisations will be honoured as Laureates of the inaugural World Sense of Place Awards, witnessed by registered delegates and accredited media/public relations at the Laureate Dinner. In the course of the evening, we will meet the Simplest Man on Earth, Jon Jandai. He is a truly amazing human being. He is a shining example for all of us in reminding us that places are essentially built for the living, humanising places around the world. Jon Jandai is foremost a farmer, secondly a widely known earthen builder in Thailand. He voluntarily teaches the farmers/villages and creating what is now a widespread earthen building movement in Thailand. He is most interested in preserving our heritage in seeds. Be fascinated with Jon Jandai’s social innovation.