About the World Built Environment Forum
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.
About the Annual Summit
The Annual Summit offers a regular meeting place for the World Built Environment Forum to discuss the most pressing challenges and identify practical solutions, and to network with international peers. Held in a different urban hub every year, the first two editions of the Annual Summit took place in Washington DC in 2016 and in Shanghai in 2017. The next Annual Summit will be in London on 23-24 April 2018.
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.
Confidence through professional standards
RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve.