SB Conference partners select WSBE17 conference proposal

15 July 2014: At a recent meeting of the partners and advisors in Paris, four proposals to host the next global event in the SB conference series were reviewed. After detailed discussions, the proposal submitted by Hong Kong was selected.

The major cities submitting proposals for the WSBE17 selection included Cairo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Toronto. Those voting on the decision consisted of Wim Bakens (CIB), Luis Braganca (iiSBE), Curt Garrigan (UNEP-SBCI), Francois Baillon (FIDIC). Emilio Mitre (WSB14) was also invited to vote on the selection, in keeping with our tradition of including global conference representatives. Advisors included organizers of previous global events; Ronald Rovers (SB2000), Trine Dyrstad Pettersen (SB02), Kazuo Iwamura (Tokyo 2005), Greg Foiiente (SB08) and Pekka Huovila (SB11).

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For more information about the Hong Kong World SBE 2017 conference, contact Heidi Hui at