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May 2, 2017

Register Now for WSBE17 Hong Kong – Driving the World's Sustainable Future
Co-organised by The Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC), the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 (WSBE17) Hong Kong will take place on 5-7 June 2017 in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
     WSBE17 Hong Kong is the first-ever world conference of SBE Series held in Hong Kong. Themed "Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action", WSBE17 Hong Kong converges top findings from 20 SBE Regional Conferences, connecting 400 business professionals and academia to present their cutting-edge findings from 50 countries.  1,800 top-notch industry experts, academia and government leaders will come together to discuss and be inspired to transform the built environment by Putting Ideas into Action.
 
Programme Highlights: 
·  Distinctive Keynote Speakers
·  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
·  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)
 
     At WSBE17 Hong Kong, you will meet the top government officials and the brightest names of the international experts in these thought-provoking sessions. 
 
Guests of Honour: 
·  CY Leung, Chief Executive, HKSAR
·  Qiu Baoxing, Representative of The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) & Counsellor of Counsellor’s Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China
 
Keynote Speakers:
·  Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Chief Secretary for Administration, The Government of the HKSAR
·   Su Yunshan, Director-General, Department of Science & Technology and Energy Saving on Buildings, MOHURD, People's Republic of China
·   Christiana Figueres, Vice-Chair, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy
·  Peter Guthrie, Professor, Engineering for Sustainable Development, University of Cambridge
·   Thomas Auer, Managing Director, Transsolar; Professor, Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design, Technical University of Munich
·  Raymond Cole, Professor, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia
 
Plenary Session on Climate Change and Sustainable Development: 
·  Curt Garrigan, Cities and Buildings Programme Manager, UN Environment- Economy Division
·  Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment, The Government of the HKSAR
·  Gregor Herda, Regional Housing Advisor, United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat)
·  Christiana Figueres, Vice-Chair, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy
·   John Dulac, Energy Technology Policy Building Sector Lead, International Energy Agency
·   Nils Larsson, Executive Director, International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment
·   Pekka Huovila, Coordinator, The 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Buildings and Construction
·  Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment, The Government of the HKSAR
 
Roundtable 1: Emerging Perspectives for Transforming the Build Environment:
· Thomas Lűtzkendorf, Director, Centre for Real Estate and Head of Chair, Sustainable Management of Housing and Real Estate, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
· Tai Lee-siang, Chair, WorldGBC
· Serge Salat, President, Urban Morphology & Complex Systems Institute
· Arno Schlueter, Professor, Architecture and Building Systems ETH Zurich; Principal Investigator, Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore ETH Centre
· Bryant Lu, Vice Chairman, Ronald Lu and Partners
 
Roundtable 2: Leadership Driving for the Sustainable Built Environment:
· Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment, The Government of the HKSAR
· George Baird, Emeritus Professor, Building Science, School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington
· Douglas Woo, Chairman & Managing Director, Wheelock and Company Ltd.
· Greg Foliente, Enterprise Professor, University of Melbourne; Regional Director in Asia-Pacific, iiSBE; Founding Director, nBLue Pty Ltd
· Tan Tian-chong, Deputy Managing Director, Built Environment Research and Innovation Institute, Building and Construction Authority
· Lincoln Leong, Chief Executive Officer, MTR Corporation
 
     With the strong support from top-level government officials, world leading experts and renowned international players, we are confident that participants at WSBE17 Hong Kong will enjoy the finest networking and knowledge sharing experience. 
     Please visit www.wsbe17hongkong.hk to download the Conference Brochure and view the Full Conference Programme. 


 







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