Why Attend?

Connect with more than 1,500 housing practitioners in five locations (Hong Kong, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and the Philippines) and hear from 200 expert speakers operating across housing and urban planning industries.

Learn about the latest global and regional housing regulations, initiatives and solutions being adopted to address the issue of unaffordable housing in urban and rural contexts, from public, private and civil society sector organizations.

Join discussions on how the latest global initiatives can promote the development of stronger, smarter, local policies and nurture the development of sustainable communities and cities.

Who should attend?

Special Features


Organised by the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in association with Habitat for Humanity India.
In partnership with National Housing Bank
4th – 5th July | Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Following the success of the course run in advance of the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in 2013 and 2015, this year the course will be offered for the first time in India. This special one-and-a-half-day course on housing finance in Asia-Pacific is a special collaboration between the International Housing Finance Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter.

The need to apply worldwide innovations in financial markets with objective and comparative education and analysis in housing finance, to meet demand for quality housing in Asia-Pacific, is growing. The Wharton – Habitat for Humanity International Housing Finance Course is unique in its position to provide such education and analysis, combining Wharton’s world-class international housing finance expertise and Habitat for Humanity’s local market knowledge.

Places are limited so early registration is encouraged.


For the first time, the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum will provide a platform for startups or smaller organizations to showcase innovative and impactful projects, focused on tackling the global housing challenge. Organizations are encouraged to submit projects for a chance to be in the spotlight during the two-day conference.

Our jury will select 10 projects to be featured in a catalogue, distributed to all attendees of the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, and the top three selected projects will be invited to speak at one of the breakout session of the event. Other benefits include financial assistance to attend the Housing Forum.

In line with the Housing Forum’s ‘Technology for affordable housing’ track, organizations can submit projects related to the following subtopics: land and housing needs mapping, affordable housing materials, methodologies for the provision of affordable housing and design thinking for sustainable communities.

Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your work and promote your ideas to the largest players in the industry.