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LIVE from the World Built Environment Forum Summit

Keep up with all of the latest news and content direct from the World Built Environment Forum Summit.


16 April 2018

Tuesday 24 April

Innovators and global influencers | World Built Environment Forum Summit 2018

We look back at the best World Built Environment Forum Summit yet. Where innovators and global influencers arrive in one place to determine the future direction of the built environment. 

Tuesday April 24, 12:00

Big data in the built environment | How is IOT enabling future cities?

Claire Penny, IBM Watson Internet of things, discusses how IOT will enable future cities as part of big data in the built environment.

Tuesday 24 April, 10:00

Remaining Relevant: Anticipating and Harnessing Disruptive Change

Missed our live stream on Facebook yesterday? Catch the full session of panellists discussing how businesses will remain relevant and what business models risk obsolescence.

Monday 23 April

Adapt, lead and grow | A look back at day one 

We look back at day one of the World Built Environment Forum Summit 2018. Bringing together the very best minds of an industry always looking to adapt, lead and grow.

Monday 23 April, 15:30

The future of the built environment | Next gen tech

Jalak Jobanputra, Future Perfect Ventures, discusses how next gen tech influences the future of the built environment at the World Built Environment Forum Summit 2018.

Monday 23 April, 15:00

Guests enjoyed a power lunch hosted by Mark Walley, Managing Director - EMEA, RICS which discussed infrastructure and who pays for it... it turns out the answer is you!

Monday 23 April, 14:45

The Summit audience are currently engaged with the next session 'Clustering to Compete: Nurturing Innovation for Prosperity and Security', which assess how clusters and specialisation hubs can boost regional economic prosperity.

Monday 23 April, 14:30

Prof Richard Templer, Director of Innovation at Grantham institute, Imperial College London tells the audience that the built infrastructure of the world is one the great opportunities for low carbon and clean tech.

Monday April 23, 13:30

A view of the future | Harnessing disruptive change

Andrew Grill, Practical Futurist, discusses how business can remain relevant while harnessing disruptive change at the World Built Environment Forum Summit 2018.

Monday April 23, 13:00

Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO, Surbana Jurong discusses the likely impacts of digitalisation on a developed world undergoing deindustrialisation? Full interview coming soon...

Monday April 23, 12:30

“The beauty of engineering is that there is always a solution”, Ilya Espina de Marotta discusses the Panama Canal development with Emma Walden, World Built Environment Forum Summit broadcast journalist. Full interview coming soon...

Monday 23 April, 11:15

At our opening panel session 'The Networked World: Digital Innovation, Inclusive Infrastructure and Structural Economic Transformation', Guy Grainger tells our audience how cities have the potential to be more powerful that countries...

Monday 23 April, 10:15

Sharing his own experience of how innovators re-define the limits of possibility, JB Straubel, Tesla’s visionary co-founder, sets out the necessity for all industries to harness the enormous potential of the age, and outlines the dangers for those that fail to do so.

Monday 23 April, 10:00

John Hughes, RICS President, takes the stage to welcome a full house here at the World Built Environment Forum Summit. John comments that “we must embrace change if we are to improve our built environment”.

The World Built Environment Forum facilitates industry leading discussions harnessing the enormous potential of the 21st century's people and places.