02nd International Conference on Real Estate Management and Valuation – ICREMV 2018 that was organized by the Department of Estate Management and Valuation (DEMV), Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (FMSC) of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, held on 21st September 2018 at Gale Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. This event was chaired by Professor KGPK Weerakoon, DEMV. The theme of the conference was “SMART Real Estate; Towards Unmet Socio-Economic Needs”, where SMART was defined as, Sustainable and Marketable real estate; Aspirations of society, Reinforce wealth and Transform the economy.
The chief guest of the conference was Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development. The Keynote speaker of the conference was Wen-Chi Liao, Associate Professor of Real Estate at the National University of Singapore.
The conference day plan was enriched with an inauguration ceremony, technical sessions, EMV undergraduates’ poster presentation session, and Industry Forum followed by Merit Award and S.N. Wijepala Memorial Scholarship Awarding Ceremony.
The event was a landmark event of the department, which exemplified the stature it gives for research in the real estate sector. in collaboration with the Government Valuation Department, Sri Lanka, Institute of Valuers’ Sri Lanka, RICS Sri Lanka Members Association, Urban Development Authority, Sri Lanka and Colombo Municipal Council and ,Land Use Policy Planning Department, Sri Lanka.