SHANGHAI, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- An unrivalled line-up of international sustainable construction experts will join more than 250 delegates at the inaugural Ecobuild China Conference: Transforming Low Carbon Construction Into Reality, from Tuesday 10 – Wednesday 11 April 2012, in Shanghai, China. The two-day conference will take place alongside the launch of Ecobuild – the world's largest exhibition dedicated to the future of sustainable building, design, construction and the built environment – in China.
Developed in partnership with Shanghai Green Building Council (SHGBC) and Shanghai Research Institute of Building Science (SRIBS), the conference is set to provide a gateway into the Southeast Asian market for sustainable construction. Covering the most important issues prevalent in China today, the conference programme has been tailored to address building standards; future trends; investment and development opportunities in the region and has received the support and endorsement from some of the leading associations in the built environment industry including: the UK's Building Research Establishment (BRE), Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Construction Products Association (CPA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
The conference will play host to experts from a cross-section of the industry and Chinese government departments including Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development of the People's Republic of China (MOHURD), SRIBS and BRE; offering delegates an unparalleled opportunity to network, impart best practice and debate with the most respected leaders in the field.
The must-attend conference is designed for anyone currently working in, or aiming to expand in China; to meet the note players and to understand what will be expected in sustainable building in forthcoming years. Day one will provide an overview of projects, innovations and challenges faced in China and will be based at the Shanghai Kerry Hotel, Pudong.
Keynote sessions include: 'Green building action program': Yong Wu, Secretary of Science and Technology, MOHURD; 'China building energy saving technology and the key countermeasures-carbon emissions cut potential': Yi Jiang, Fellow, Professor, Tsinghua University Institute of Architecture; 'Carbon in context: what are the impacts for China? How can China contribute to a global concern?': Alan Crane, president, CIOB and 'Green Building Standards – The strategic development and advanced concepts of green rating systems': Jennifer Hardi, Low Carbon Futures and Refurbishment, BRE,Dr Benny Chow, Director of Sustainability, Aedas Ltd, Yingchu Qian, Head of Sustainability Business and Ian Milne, Design Director, Atkins Hong Kong and others.
In addition, there will be sessions examining industry developments including: the progress on eco-cities, including Masdar City and the latest innovations in building construction technologies, as well as case studies about Taipei 101 and the Bahrain World Trade Centre.
On day two, experts from BRE, SCRIBS and MOHURD will unveil their strategies and progress for China, with a series of in-depth presentations from Orivaldo Barros, Senior Consultant, BRE; Jinguang Li, Director – Environment of Research, SRIBS; Jihong Han, Professoriate Senior Engineers, and Executive Director of Green Building Engineering Research Centre, MOHURD; Alison Nichol, Programme Manager MBE KTN, BRE and, Jianrong Yang, Deputy Directory, SRIBS among others.
"The Ecobuild China Conference programme will provide a unique opportunity for delegates to network with key figures in the Chinese construction industry. The programme has been developed with the Shanghai Green Building Council and the Shanghai Research Institute of Building Science to ensure we deliver quality educational content, which is both thought-provoking and pertinent to the Chinese market. The conference will enable delegates to gauge a better understanding of the challenges, developments and innovations taking place across the industry right now and how they can be applied to developing business opportunities in the world's largest construction market," comments James Blue, Portfolio Director of Ecobuild.
The one and a half day Ecobuild China Conference costs $299 per delegate, which includes free entrance into Ecobuild China. For further information on the full conference programme and to book, please visit the website at www.ecobuildchina.com.
Notes to editors:
About Shanghai Kerry Hotel
Set on the doorstep of Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC), the Shanghai Kerry Hotel is a five-star hotel set in the Kerry Parkside integrated complex.
About Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC)
Ecobuild China will be located in hall W4 in the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC), situated in Shanghai's Pudong district, heart of Chinese business. SNIEC is China's leading exhibition centre and hosts more than 60 world-class exhibitions each year. Boasting 17 exhibition halls, it has 200,000 square meters of indoor exhibition space; 100,000 square meters of outdoor exhibition space, and state-of-the-art facilities.
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