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DELIVERING SUSTAINABLE FUTURES                                
Chongqing June 24th – 26th 2010   

A conference hosted by COFTEC, developed to provide a platform to facilitate introductions for potential and existing clients and partners in Chongqing to provide a greater understanding of the aims and goals of China's sustainable cities agenda. Chongqing is uniquely placed to host this international conference which brings together high level speakers and international delegates to discuss the role of government, private business and civil society in delivering truly sustainable cities and stimulating commercial enterprise. Chongqing is the fastest growing urban centre in the world. It is the key city in China for sustainable development and for delivering the policies and projects which will create a balanced rural/urban society.

The UK has recognized the challenges and opportunities that are associated with the rapid economic growth which Chongqing has experienced over the past ten years and have signed many joint co-operation agreements, in particular the Sustainable Cities Agreement with Chongqing which is in line with Party Secretary Bo Xilai’s “Five Chongqing” initiative.

A signing ceremony for the updated UK Trade & Investment / Chongqing Sustainable Action Plan will be held at the opening of the conference which will provide a link to the key players driving this important bi-lateral agreement. The conference keynote addresses will be by The Rt Hon John Prescott and a senior Chongqing government official, the event sessions will address key areas of sustainability and discussion panels will include industry experts from around the world alongside the Chongqing Ministry of Construction. On June 26 the VIPs, The Rt Hon John Prescott, COFTEC, British Consulate officials and event sponsors etc will be visiting Wansheng District to meet and talk about pilot projects for this region of Chongqing which has special status for clean coal demonstration and regeneration.

For sponsorship packages, speaking opportunities and more information email jeff@marchpublishing.co.uk (in the UK) or sophie.guo@marchpublishing.co.uk (In China) or visit www.marchpublishing.co.uk


CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE                                                                                     

Prof Li Shirong, Deputy Director General of Chongqing Foreign Trade & Economic Relations Commission, Chongqing, PRC and is the current President of the Chartered Institute of Building which has 46,000 members worldwide.

Parvin Ali OBE, CEO of FATIMA Women’s Network and a member of the National Ethnic Minority Business Task Force. Board Member of emda, the East Midlands Regional Development Agency with the lead for Business Support & Enterprise".

Elaine Mellish, Co-founder of Constructing Futures, UK Representative of COFTEC and adviser to the UK Parliamentary Group Policy Connect.

Dr Yu Xiong, a faculty member in Queen's University Management School, and President of CIDA -UK, China Innovation & Development Association

VIP SPEAKERS                                                                                                               

The Rt Hon John Prescott, Leader of the British Delegation to the Council for Europe, Former British Deputy Prime Minister
Senior Chinese Government speakers
Global industry specialists



Welcome by Mayor of Chongqing

Keynote Addresses: Global and Political updates, The RT Hon.John Prescott and Senior Representative, Chongqing Municipal Government

Signing Ceremony:
Chongqing/UKTI Action Plan
Commercial MOUs
Academic MOUs to include:
University of Belfast and Chongqing International Business School
College of Real Estate

The Importance of Women's leadership:
Parvin Ali OBE, CEO of FATIMA Women’s Network and a member of the National Ethnic Minority Business Task Force
Senior Representative, China Women's Federation

Commercial and Green:
An overseas company doing business in Chongqing
A Chongqing based company expanding globally

Sustainable Construction:
Prof. Li Shirong, President, CIOB
UKTI speaker on the Sustainable Action Plan


Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Prof. Alan Barrell, Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Cambridge
Prof. Richard T Harrison, Dean, Management School, Queen's University:

The Importance of Standards - how do we measure?
Chongqing Ministry of Construction will host a panel discussion featuring industry experts.

Greening of the Supply Chain:
Dr Yu Xiong, Queen's University Management School, President of CIDA -UK, China Innovation & Development Association


VIP MEETINGS                                                                                                           

Party Secretary Bo Xilai


June 24th- 26th 2010

June 24: Evening drinks reception
June 25: Conference, including press announcements, media interviews and MOU / agreement signings followed by evening dinner with keynote address by the Rt.Hon. John Prescott  
June 26: Visits to UK / Chongqing Sustainable Action Plan projects.

Chongqing University

200 key individuals and companies involved in sustainability

The conference theme will cover the whole life cycle of a project and the decisions made relating to sustainability including the following elements:

1. THE IMPERATIVE FOR SUSTAINABILITY - the current global, political and legislative framework.

2. COMMERCIAL AND GREEN SUSTAINABILITY FROM THE CLIENT’S PERSPECTIVE - examples of best practice from both the Corporate Social Responsibility and financial impact of an international organization e.g. how multinationals are driven from both the commercial and PR aspects to deliver sustainable products both in sales and development, how the financial benefits are gained and how green are their buildings?

3. THE VIEW OF THE FUNDER i.e banks and international funders - is sustainability only important to them in green funds? What view do they take? What importance is placed on funding sustainable innovation?

4. THE IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING FOR ALL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABILITY - planning for green transport – both in infrastructure and in the design of vehicles (Chongqing are leading the development and manufactures in PRC of hybrid vehicles) - planning for renewable and clean energy – engagement with energy providers - minimizing waste from a commercial sense as well as a green issue - the value of recycling.

5. THE ROLE OF GOOD DESIGN- IN ARCHITECTURE AND SERVICES - green design and new green technology for reducing energy use, the importance of flexibility in design e.g. the impact of wireless technology etc.

6. INTERNATIONAL EXAMPLES AND IMPORTANCE OF STANDARDS - how do we measure improvement/impact without common standards?

7. BEST PRACTICE IN DELIVERING SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS - showcase CIOB examples of infrastructure/commercial/housing and include product integration.


March Publishing Ltd have been appointed to recruit delegates and to promote the event.

Delegate fees to attend the conference are GBP £995 + VAT (where applicable).

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