Construction and Property Focus Group Roundtable Meeting

  • When:
    Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Where:
    Venue details are available for Construction and Property Focus Group Members, /
  • Price:
    Free of charge. Construction and Property Focus Group members by invitation only.

On the morning of Wednesday, 17 April, the Chamber’s Construction and Property Focus Group invites members to join us in discussing the challenges & opportunities presented by ever greater integration of China’s key economic regions.

In times of uncertainty, one thing is assured, that urban agglomerations such as GBA, YRD, and JingJinJi/Xiong’an, will propel the country forward into the next era of economic and social development. They are already home to the largest and most influential first-tier cities, and decisions that are made in these areas will greatly influence business across the country. Plans not only outline new infrastructure projects, but lay out the government’s vision for the way cities, business, and communities interact with each other through the latest advances in technology. The ever-closer integration of these cities poses questions for financing, regulatory frameworks and human resources.

Please join the British Chamber Shanghai Construction & Property Focus Group to have an open and frank conversation, under the Chatham House Rule, about the challenges and opportunities for cooperation that these changes present. The discussion will be directed and aided by experts from Arup, Design Catalogue and PwC, who will give insights from their own unique perspectives.

Event Rundown:

8:00am Arrive & networking
8:20am Speaker 1 (10 min) – Arup 
8:30am Speaker 2 (10 min) – Design Catalogue
8.40am Speaker 3 (10 min) – PwC
8:50am Q&A & Roundtable Discussion (50 min) 
9:40am Session ends & networking


Peter Duncan: China’s Next Generation Cities
Peter leads THE DESIGN CATALOGUE, a strategic design practice with studios in Shanghai, Melbourne and Vienna. He is an authorative urbanist developing research based projects leading China’s next stage of urbanization, with more sophisticated planning and development models, through urban and building systemisation. Peter is a past global chairman, and board director of HASSELL, a renowned international architectural design practice, where he had established and led the Greater China studios. He has lived in Hong Kong and Shanghai since 1990, and was previously adjunct professor at Hong Kong University, and currently contributing to the planning and architectural design programmes at Tong Ji and Suzhou Universities.

Simon Yue: Urban agglomerations - challenges and opportunities
Simon Yue is an award winning international urban designer and landscape architect whose work spans North America, Europe, and throughout Asia. His expertise as a urbanist is in creating implementable cross disciplinary fields that span from architecture, infrastructure, and ecology/landscape architecture, which have been realized in both Canada and throughout Asia.

Landa Guo: Brief Discussions on China Regional Tax Policies
Landa is one of the partners at PwC. She specialises in advising foreign investors on PRC tax and business issues, recently she focuses mainly on R&D Incentive Services. She has been providing consulting, implementation support and tax audit defense services to a number of multinational companies and state-owned enterprises on R&D super deduction and High New Technology Enterprise review and application services.

Please contact Jun Wang at the British Chamber Shanghai to sign up or to address any queries that you might have. Space is limited so please sign up early to avoid disappointment. 

Event contact

Jun Wang