Led by the RICS, the World Built Environment Forum 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 cooperation that is vital for our sector.
The WBEF hosts an Annual Summit at which members can debate the most pressing challenges and identify practical solutions. This year Shanghai will provide the setting for members to network with international peers. The forum takes place on Monday 27th March and Tuesday 28th March.
The WBEF Annual Summit will look at the future effect of global macro trends, particularly in China and wider Asia. Questions asked will include; 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 needs?
How can the construction industry meet pressing demands while adapting to the changing nature of cities that need to serve urban populations for generations to come?
The One Belt One Road initiative will also be examined as a reference point for all these issues. With questions being asked such as; Looking at the built environment from the perspective of cities along the Belt and Road what lessons can be learned from the world’s leading gateway cities, and from city development in China? How can Chinese cities attract investment and how can cities globally compete for Chinese foreign direct investment in infrastructure and real estate?