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2017 Forum on the Outlook of the Xiong’an New Area

July 22, 2017 13:00 - 21:00

At Sofitel Wanda Beijing Hotel China, Beijing Shi, Chaoyang Qu, JianWai DaJie, Jianguo Rd, 93号万达广场C座 邮政编码: 100022

Posted by Tan Wei Rui

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE  | PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT

On April 1, 2017, the Chinese government announced the establishment of the Xiong’an New Area. Consolidating the three counties of Xiong, Rongcheng and Anxin in Hebei Province, this is the latest in a long line of state-level new areas that include the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and the Pudong New Area.

Though an ancient state, China ceaselessly forges ahead with reforms. Forming an economic triangle with the metropolises of Beijing and Tianjin, Xiong’an is strategically positioned at the center of the coordinated growth of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jingjinji) region. Tasked with taking in non-core functions of the Chinese capital, the New Area serves as part of a “millennium strategy” that connects China and the world in a grand project that secures the development of tomorrow on the back of solid growth of today.

This will create business prospects and opportunities worth trillions. The deployment of this monumental project will also encompass a wide range of issues, such as innovative models of urban planning, industrial restructuring, environmental protection and provision of new public services.

Echoing the booming academic interest in the planning, construction and growth of the Xiong’an New Area, NUS Business School is keen to facilitate in-depth discussions on the development of the project by leveraging its strengths as a leading academic and educational institution in Asia with a truly international platform that offers an integrated model of research, education and industry, a sophisticated philosophy of urban planning only Singapore can offer and a unique Asian perspective on development.

At this 2017 Forum on the Outlook of the Xiong’an New Area hosted by NUS Business School, renowned scholars, prominent experts and business leaders from both the Singaporean and Chinese communities of urban planning and development will come together to share their expertise and insights into the prospects of this millennium project.

TOPICS

  • Urban planning
  • Regional coordination
  • Real estate
  • Environmental protection

KEYNOTE SPEECHES

Prudent Urban Planning: The Singaporean Experience

LIU Thai Ker

Founding Chairman of the Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development, Singapore
Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the School of Architecture, NUS
Former Architect-Planner of the Housing & Development Board of Singapore
Former Chief Planner of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore

Housing Market for the People—Financial Innovation in Housing and the Development of Xiong’an

DENG Yongheng

Director of the Institute of Real Estate Studies, NUS
Professor of Finance at NUS Business School
Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Cities
Member of the World Economic Forum’s Steering Committee on Champion Cities
Co-chairman of the Singapore Chapter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Xiong’an—New Growth Engine for the Coordinated Development of Jingjinji

XU Jianwei

Deputy Chairman of the China Private Sector Architecture Design Committee
General Manager of Beijing Sino-Sun Architects and Engineers

Ecology of Xiong’an in the Digital Age

GUO Jianmei

Researcher of the Jingjinji Eco-Big Data Platform
Director of the M·Grass Ecological Design Institute, M·Grass Group

Xiong’an and Multi-dimensional Innovation

An Yonggang

Executive Director of Jing Chuang Time (Beijing) Technology Incubator
Council Member of the Center for China
Globalization Member of the Financial Committee of the Western Returned Scholars Association

Closing remarks

Professor Bernard YEUNG

Dean of NUS Business School
Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor in Finance and Strategic Management
Fellow of the Academy of International Business
President of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research

Q&A

Moderator: Professor LEONG Huey Sy
Deputy Dean of NUS Business School
Professor of the Department of Strategy & Policy
WIPO arbitration expert

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