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5 JUNE 2017 – World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017

Event: World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 (WSBE17 Hong Kong)

Date: 5 to 7 June 2017

Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Organisers: The Construction Industry Council (CIC) and Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC)

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) jointly present the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong (WSBE17 Hong Kong) to be held on 5-7 June 2017 in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 (WSBE17) Hong Kong is the first-ever world conference of SBE Series held in Hong Kong. WSBE17 Hong Kong is expected to bring together 1,800 top-notch industry experts, academia and government leaders from 50 countries, offering an inspirational opportunity for delegates to “Put Ideas into Action” to transform the world’s built environment.

With the theme “Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action”, WSBE17 Hong Kong converges top findings from 20 Regional Conferences held in various parts of the world in 2016, connecting 400 business professionals and academia to present their cutting-edge findings from around 40 countries, and involving the leading international organisations to drive vibrant discussions on climate change and sustainable development.

Presentations, exchanges and debates at WSBE17 Hong Kong will focus on innovative and integrative whole-system thinking and practices in sustainable built environment. The event comprises four major discussion areas: Sustainable Neighbourhood, Deep Building Renovation, High-performance Building and Community Empowerment. Besides, the conference will examine how innovation and integration are able to synergise and interconnect different domains: Policy & Standard, Practice & Business, Science & Technology and People & Community.

Programme Highlights: 

Distinctive Keynote Speakers:

  • Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Chief Secretary for Administration, Government of the HKSAR
  • Su YunshanDirector-General, Department of Science & Technology and Energy Saving on Buildings,
  • MOHURD, PRC Christiana Figueres, Vice-chair, The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
  • Thomas Auer, Managing Director & Founder, Transsolar
  • Peter Guthrie, Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, Cambridge University
  • Raymond Cole, Professor, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia

Insightful Roundtable Sessions to discuss:

  • Emerging perspectives to transform the sustainable built environment
  • Leadership driving for the sustainable built environment

Dedicated Session on Climate Change and Sustainable Development led by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

100 Parallel Sessions and Regional Forums

Exhibition with Business Matching

Welcome Cocktail, Networking Luncheon & Gala Dinner

International Youth Competition

Green Building & Eco-Tours (8 & 9 June 2017)

For more details, please visit www.wsbe17hongkong.hk

19 MAY 2017: BCI Asia Awards Singapore

23 MAY 2017: BCI Asia Awards Thailand

25 APR 2017 – Futurarc Forum 2017 Hong Kong

Title:  Green Building Rating tools – Beyond energy and resource efficiency

Date: 25 April 2017

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm (Registration time: 9:00am)

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O

Regular: HK$1200

Supporting associations’ members: HK$840

Student: HK$600

*The event is approved with 5.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)

For more information, please visit www.futurarcforum.com

23 MAY 2017: BCI Asia Awards Thailand

26 MAY 2017: BCI Asia Awards Vietnam

6 JUN 2017: BCI Asia Awards Philippines

16 JUN 2017: BCI Asia Awards Hong Kong

5 JUNE 2017 – World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017

Event: World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 (WSBE17 Hong Kong)

Date: 5 to 7 June 2017

Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Organisers: The Construction Industry Council (CIC) and Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC)

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) jointly present the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong (WSBE17 Hong Kong) to be held on 5-7 June 2017 in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 (WSBE17) Hong Kong is the first-ever world conference of SBE Series held in Hong Kong. WSBE17 Hong Kong is expected to bring together 1,800 top-notch industry experts, academia and government leaders from 50 countries, offering an inspirational opportunity for delegates to “Put Ideas into Action” to transform the world’s built environment.

With the theme “Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action”, WSBE17 Hong Kong converges top findings from 20 Regional Conferences held in various parts of the world in 2016, connecting 400 business professionals and academia to present their cutting-edge findings from around 40 countries, and involving the leading international organisations to drive vibrant discussions on climate change and sustainable development.

Presentations, exchanges and debates at WSBE17 Hong Kong will focus on innovative and integrative whole-system thinking and practices in sustainable built environment. The event comprises four major discussion areas: Sustainable Neighbourhood, Deep Building Renovation, High-performance Building and Community Empowerment. Besides, the conference will examine how innovation and integration are able to synergise and interconnect different domains: Policy & Standard, Practice & Business, Science & Technology and People & Community.

Programme Highlights:

Distinctive Keynote Speakers:

  • Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Chief Secretary for Administration, Government of the HKSAR
  • Su Yunshan, Director-General, Department of Science & Technology and Energy Saving on Buildings,
  • MOHURD, PRC Christiana Figueres, Vice-chair, The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
  • Thomas Auer, Managing Director & Founder, Transsolar
  • Peter Guthrie, Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, Cambridge University
  • Raymond Cole, Professor, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia

Insightful Roundtable Sessions to discuss:

  • Emerging perspectives to transform the sustainable built environment
  • Leadership driving for the sustainable built environment

Dedicated Session on Climate Change and Sustainable Development led by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

100 Parallel Sessions and Regional Forums

Exhibition with Business Matching

Welcome Cocktail, Networking Luncheon & Gala Dinner

International Youth Competition

Green Building & Eco-Tours (8 & 9 June 2017)

For more details, please visit www.wsbe17hongkong.hk

27 MAR 2017: World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit

World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit

Shanghai, 27-28 March 2017

The World Built Environment Forum is a global network of built environment professionals and their stakeholders aimed at combining knowledge, skills and resources to create and manage the built environment that global populations need.

Its Annual Summit brings together stakeholders from construction, real estate and infrastructure to explore common issues, how these interact across the built environment, and to create a basis for collaboration between disciplines. Join this international Summit to help shape the cities of the future.

The Annual Summit will:

  • explore how global macro trends will affect urban environments of the future, with a focus on China and wider Asia. What strategies should we adopt to take account of disruptive changes and create and sustain vibrant real estate markets, and to fund infrastructure needs? How can the construction industry meet pressing demands while adapting to the changing nature of cities?
  • take One Belt One Road as a reference point for all these issues. What lessons can be learned from the world’s leading gateway cities, and from city development in China? How can Chinese cities attract investment and how can cities globally compete for Chinese foreign direct investment in infrastructure and real estate?

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Wang Wen, Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China
  • Zhu Min, former IMF Vice President and President of National Institute of Finance
  • Vincent Lo, Chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and Chairman, Shui On
  • Sir Danny Alexander, Vice-president, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • Rob Yang, Real Estate Lead, Asia, KKR
  • Hongbin Jiang, Director, CP & I, PwC, China
  • Lai Pak Hung, Head of Greater China, Arcadis
  • Linda Chandler, Smart Cities Lead, Microsoft Services, APAC
  • Bill Banks, Partner, Global Infrastructure Leader, EY
  • Chris Birdsong, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, Atkins
  • Sun Weijia, Director General, International Exchanges and Cooperation, COSC
  • Zhang Hongtao, Counsellor of the State Council
  • Hungchih Liu, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development, Greater China, AECOM
  • Ianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai Tower
  • Clement Lau, Head of Development and Valuation, Commercial Property, Hongkong Land
  • Tao Wang, Senior Director of Asset Management, AlibabaFor more details, please visit www.wbefshanghai2017.com