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     Enter the Green Dragon: China's Built Environment Value Chain Goes Green 
  Event Type: Real Estate Committee Event
  Date: Thursday, September 11, 2008, 09:00 to 17:30
  Venue: Grand Hyatt Shanghai 88 Century Boulevard    Map
上海金茂君悦大酒店 世纪大道88号    地图
  Cost: Member (RMB): 1,200.00
Non-Member (RMB): 1,800.00


Thursday, September 11, 2008
Grand Hyatt Shanghai

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How does building “green” in China move from marketing hype to reality?

Energy efficiency is a global priority for businesses, individuals and policymakers. It not only offers real cost savings, but it also significantly limits the impact of climate change and enhances energy security. As China continues to focus on reducing the energy intensity of its economy, it also increasingly focuses on promoting sustainability and green technology.

The second annual AmCham Shanghai Sustainability Conferencewill cover the entire value chain to explore the issue from a practical, business-oriented perspective.

The engaging and thought-provoking program will examine:

  • Why should businesses care? Ultimately, how are both the top- and bottom-line impacted?
  • The Chinese government can move mountains when it wants. What is it doing to stimulate a focus on sustainability and green technology?
  • How can we plan and design for the future so that our built environment becomes a net positive contributor to the human ecosystem?
  • Does building ‘green’ cost more? How do you design a building and prioritize all the various technologies to reduce demand on natural resources and create lifecycle savings?
  • What are developers not only saying, but doing, about building ‘green’?

It provides a forum to present, explore and discuss new technologies, processes and designs that inject real energy efficiencies into the development value chain. Join business executives and thought leaders as we explore this important and timely topic.

We are pleased to present our keynote speakers:

Rob Watson, Chairman, Ecotech International, Founder of the LEED Green-Building Rating System and the only foreign recipient of the PRC Ministry of Construction’s Green Building Innovation Award

Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey Shanghai, and co-author of McKinsey’s recent and forthcoming report’s on China’s Urbanization, Energy Productivity and Carbon Productivity, in addition being the co-author of the HBS Press book, Operation China

They will be joined by an exciting panel of business leaders, urban planners, government officials and academics who will explore the many facets of this important topic.

  • Bruce Forbes, President and CEO, Archibus
  • Rory MacPherson, IR Director, Suntech
  • Joe Magrath, Director of Design & Project Development, Treasury Holdings
  • David Nieh, General Manager of Planning and Development, Shui On Land
  • Sun Daming, Deputy Director & Chief Engineer, China Academy of Building Research
  • Raefer Wallace, Director, A00 Architecture
  • Yang Xiwei, Chief Engineer, Energy Efficiency Center, China Ministry of Construction
  • David Yau, Deputy General Manager of Project Management Department, Henderson
  • Stanley Yip, Director of Planning & Development Greater China, Arup International Consultants (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
  • K Y Yow, Leader & VP, Systems, Trane
  • Dr. Conn Yuen, Founder, CO2nnsulting., Inc

This conference will be of great value to:

  • Real estate investors and developers
  • Providers of green technology and energy efficient technology used in the built environment
  • Private equity and venture capital investors seeking to understand the China market for the technologies of their portfolio companies
  • Corporate users of the built environment looking to reduce their energy usage and consumption

Please don't miss out on this chance to learn and network with thought leaders and leading business professionals at this dynamic annual event.


Early bird tickets cut-off on Friday, September 5, 2008, please act quickly!


Planet Sponsors


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Sophia Chen

Marketing Assistant Manager

Tel: 6279-7119 x 5667



For questions on event information, please contact:

Karen Qiu

Events Manager

Tel: 6279-7119 x 5652


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