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RICS World Built Environment Forum 2017


Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai
Shanghai, China

Sunday, 26th March to Tuesday, 28th March 2017
21:30 - 04:45 EDT -0400

World Built Environment Forum (WBEF) 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. It sets the standard for dialogue and co-operation that is vital for this sector. WBEF comes to Shanghai for 2017, following the acclaimed Washington DC event in 2016.

Why attend this Summit:

For Service Providers
Cities’ role as engines for growth will become increasingly important, especially in developing markets. Nowhere is this more true than in China, and in future in the cities connected by One Belt One Road. At this Annual Summit, gain strategic perspectives and market insight to help you succeed in growth markets, and demonstrate your market relevance to those who are shaping the cities of the future.

For Corporate Occupiers
Gain valuable insight into the real estate market in China and along the Belt and Road from an occupier’s perspective, from location strategy to buildings specifications. The Annual Summit will examine trends that will shape the urban environment as cities along the Belt and Road grow, and will offer solutions that enhance occupiers’ confidence in markets.

For Government and Regulatory Authorities
Understand the market forces that drive foreign direct investment and build confidence in financing, constructing and maintaining public infrastructure. Understand how to make optimum use of available resources, and learn which solutions offer the best long term viability for cities to attract employers and meets citizens' needs.

For Financial Bodies
Understand the interconnected risks in the built environment throughout China and along the Belt and Road, enabling responsible investment and maximum impact from available resources. The Summit aims to identify potential solutions to ensure that local and cross-border projects are investible and attractive from within Asia and beyond.

The following audiences will participate in WBEF 2017, Shanghai:

  • C-suite executives from Chinese government owned enterprises
  • Senior managers and C-suite executives of Chinese firms specialising in commercial property development, construction, real estate finance and brokerage
  • Institutional investors, private equity investors, and pension funds
  • Financial institutions and lenders
  • Investment bankers, research analysts, and financial advisors
  • Lawyers, accountants, and other specialists in real estate and built environment
  • Developers
  • Contractors

WBEF 2017 theme
The central theme will be the One Belt One Road initiative, which will have a huge impact on prosperity across the more than 60 countries it encompasses, and beyond.

The One Belt One Road programme has the potential to raise living standards across Asia and to improve trade routes from which developed economies can also benefit. As such, One Belt One Road can make a significant international contribution towards realising the Sustainable Development Goals.

The WBEF will explore the consequences and opportunities for cities and the role of infrastructure in a programme which spans many jurisdictions with different practices and standards.

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