Our Speakers

David Buffonge

David is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Lead8 and an award-winning architect and urban designer with over 25 years of international design experience in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Southeast Asia and the UK.

David Buffonge

David currently heads up Lead8’s architecture team, focusing on large mixed-use developments. His extensive experience spans multiple sectors in architecture and urban design, retail planning, integrated mixed-use design, transit-oriented development and airport terminals. Prior to starting Lead8, David was the Design Director of a large British architectural practice, leading the design on a portfolio of projects including ION Orchard & Orchard Residences in Singapore, Elements Mall in Hong Kong, and Terminal 4 and Jewel at Singapore Changi Airport.

David is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA). He is also an active member in the design industry and past speaker at MIPIM Asia, MIPIM UK, the ULI Asia-Pacific Summit, and Build4Asia.