ICVPME Set for Toyko

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Richard Berkemeier, ASA, MTS Education Chair

Richard Berkemeier, ASA, MTS Education Chair

Editor’s Note: The International Conference on the Valuation of Plant, Machinery and Equipment (ICVPME) is set to take place October 26-28, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. As a principal supporter, ASA plays a large role in the conference. Member volunteers are involved in all aspects of the conference, including planning, promoting and participating. To learn more we sat down with the Society’s Machinery & Technical Specialties education chair, Richard Berkemeier, ASA, who is also a member of the ICVPME organizing committee.

Q: What is the ICVPME?

A: The ICVPME is the leading event for plant, machinery & equipment valuers and appraisers from around the world. The conference offers educational sessions focusing on important international topics and trends presented by expert professionals, special events including evening receptions and off-site tours, and valuable networking opportunities.

Q: Who are the conference’s supporters?

A: The conference is jointly supported by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Australian Property Institute (API) and the China Appraisal Society (CAS). It is also be hosted locally by the Japanese Society of Independent Appraisers (JaSIA).

Q: What are the “hot topics” this year’s conference will be looking at?

This year’s conference will feature a full line up of interesting and informative educational sessions, including presentations on: international valuation standards; valuation diligence; buyer wants; obsolete old facilities/liquidation & disposal; assets retirement obligations; cost of capital; jade; Japanese high speed train system; global banking industry; new era valuations; ISO 55000; Chinese appraisal practices; plant and machinery valuation in Nigeria; utility & infrastructure valuation; intellectual property; and fair value/IFRS 13.

Q: Anything special planned for attendees or guests?

A welcome reception and gala dinner have been planned, as well as an off-site cruise tour of the Yakatabune river.

Q: Are there any registration discounts available?

Yes, an early registration discount is available. Register by August 15, 2015 and save nearly $200 USD.

Q: Where can individuals register or learn more about the ICVPME?

A: Individuals looking to register or to learn more about the event can download the conference brochure or visit the conference’s website at www.icvpme2015.com.

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