- March 3, 2017
-- Delegates wishing to attend the upcoming World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit on 27-28 March 2017 at the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel are invited to book their tickets by 3 March 2017 to benefit from the advance rate.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will host the World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit in Shanghai on 27-28 March 2017, which will once again bring together key stakeholders from all aspects of the real estate sector to explore common issues, how these interact across the built environment, and to build a basis for collaboration between disciplines.
The annual summit in Shanghai will explore how global macro trends will affect the built environment of the future, examine how Chinese and global cities compete for foreign direct investment in infrastructure and real estate sectors, and offer tailored expert sessions of interest to senior industry figures from across Asia. This is the must-attend event to keep abreast of strategic trends and practical solutions for service providers, corporate occupiers, finance bodies, and government and regulatory authorities in China and beyond.
Shanghai is the ideal venue for this international Summit. According to the fDi Reinvestment Ranking 2017, Shanghai ranks No.2 in the Top 10 Cities List for "Capital Investment ($M) From Expansion and Co-location Projects" and "Jobs From Expansion and Co-location Projects" – a testimony of the metropolitan city's impressive growth potential.
The speaker line-up features a blend of domestic and international thought leaders: Dr. Wang Wen, Executive Dean of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, delivers a keynote speech by delving into the trends of globalisation in the return to a modernist world driven by nationalist agendas.
Mr. Vincent Lo, Chairman, HKTDC and Chairman, Shui On, is the guest speaker for the Closing Keynote on Tuesday. Mr. Lo will address the broader strategic implications associated with the OBOR initiative as well as the likely impact of the initiative upon infrastructure and real estate development going forward.
Other recently confirmed speakers include: Sir Danny Alexander, Vice-president, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); Chris Birdsong, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, Atkins; Hongbin Jiang, Director of Capital Projects & Infrastructure (CP&I), Corporate Finance, PwC China; Zuomin Wu, General Secretary, China Engineering Cost Association (CECA); Lai Pak Hung, Head of Greater China, Arcadis: Clement Lau, Head of Development and Valuation, Commercial Property, Hongkong Land; Yu Xiaohong, Vice-President (CHINCA); Linda Chandler, Smart Cities Lead, Microsoft Services, APAC; Ole Ruch, Managing Director, WeWork; Bill Banks, Partner, Global Infrastructure Leader, EY; Hungchih Liu, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development, Greater China, AECOM; Rob Yang, Real Estate Lead, Asia, KKR.
View the full programme: https://www.wbefshanghai2017.com/Data/List/Programme
Delegates can book their place at the advance rate until Friday 3 March on https://www.wbefshanghai2017.com/Data/List/Registration