The next Annual Summit of the World Built Environment Forum takes place 27-28 March 2017 in Shanghai. The Summit is a unique meeting place for key figures representing all aspects of the built environment sector. It offers a powerful blend of thought leadership and practical application.
Industry leaders, decision makers, practitioners and experts from real estate, infrastructure and construction will come together to discuss the most pressing challenges facing the sector, with a particular focus on Asia:
- The impact of global macro trends on the built environment. What strategies should we adopt to take account of disruptive changes in order to create and sustain vibrant real estate markets, and to fund infrastructure and construction needs?
- The One Belt One Road programme will be the key reference point. What lessons do the world’s leading gateway cities, and cities in China hold for cities along the Belt and Road.
- How can Chinese cities attract investment and how can cities globally compete for Chinese foreign direct investment in infrastructure and real estate?
We are delighted to announce that the Opening Keynote will be delivered by Dr Wang Wen, Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China. The Institute is a central source of advice to the Chinese Government on the development of One Belt One Road.
What is the World Built Environment Forum?
The World Built Environment Forum is a global network of built environment professionals and their stakeholders aimed at combining knowledge, skills and resources in order to create and manage the built environment that global populations need. It sets the standard for dialogue and co-operation that is vital for the sector by taking leading research and insight to develop leading solutions.
The Forum consists of an online community of built environment leaders, an Annual Summit and a series of related regional conferences in Asia, Africa, North America and Europe. Key global themes for the Forum are:
• migration and urbanisation
• housing supply and affordability
• infrastructure and resilience
• technology and data
• climate, carbon & resource scarcity
• responsible growth
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