Green Building Convention comes to Joburg in 2016

Posted On Tuesday, 05 April 2016 14:12 Published by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has announced that its ninth Green Building Convention will also be its first to take place in Johannesburg.

Brian_Wilkinson_GBCSA_CEO

South Africa’s flagship green building and sustainability event is set for 26-29 July 2016 at Sandton Convention Centre, in the heart of the country’s highest concentration of green building developments.

Commenting on the convention’s new Sandton Central setting, Brian Wilkinson, CEO of GBCSA, says: “We’re expecting bumper delegate numbers. Global research shows South Africa has the largest percentage of green building projects underway in the world, and most of these are in Gauteng. Naturally, industry demand has driven our decision to bring the Green Building Convention to Joburg.”

The influential assembly plays a key role in shaping and developing South Africa’s green building movement. The Green Building Convention is the highlight of the green building calendar and attracts delegates from around the country and further afield.

‘Build a better world NOW’ is the theme of the convention in 2016, which is set to stimulate awareness, ambition and action to design, build and operate better buildings.

Wilkinson says: “This year, the event brings together industry leaders with the experience and ideas to generate solutions - some outrageous and some exquisite in their simplicity but all revolutionary in their power to affect positive change and Build a Better World NOW.”

GBCSA has also announced a compelling trio of keynote addresses. Headlining the event are Dr Ian McCallum, the author of "Ecological Intelligence" and a world authority on the interface between humans and the natural world; John Elkington, the "Advisor from the Future", who is an international expert on the impact of business on profits, people and the planet; and Paul Clements-Hunt who is a development finance strategist and a global advocate of clean capitalism, value-based infrastructure and sustainability.

Broadcaster and property professional Kura Chihota will again be the Master of Ceremonies at the Green Building Convention 2016, which will be rich in content across a broad spectrum of sustainability topics. It offers the best learning in green building, top industry speakers, exciting workshops and tours, and the opportunity reflect, connect and celebrate.   

Last modified on Tuesday, 05 April 2016 14:22

Most Popular

Empowering women in engineering through B-BBEE

Jan 13, 2020
Andrew Yorke
Working to embrace the spirit of transformation and developmen.

Cheap cement imports crippling local industry

Jan 16, 2020
Databuild CEO Morag Evans
Local cement manufacturers are being severely undermined by cheap imports from countries…

Repo rate cut by 25 basis points

Jan 16, 2020
Governor_Lesetja_Kganyago_SARB1
The Reserve Bank has reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25% in line with…

Property in 2020 - here's what's happening

Jan 16, 2020
Carl Coetzee CEO of BetterBond
With the political, economic and social landscape in South Africa being what it is, i.e.…

New hotspots driving cost hikes in key data centre markets - thriving market in South Africa

Jan 21, 2020
Dan Ayley Turner and Townsend
Major global data centre markets are seeing soaring construction costs as development in…

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.