Green Building Convention open for bookings

Cape Town International Convention Centre, 16-18 October 2013

The leading green building event in South Africa – the 6th annual Green Building Council Convention- is officially open for registration. This year this ‘must-attend’ Convention has not only been revitalised with the thought-provoking theme “ReWire” – Connecting Minds. Building Value – featuring several exciting new offerings, but will also integrate with the World Green Building Congress – powering one, exceptional global event.

A collective of visionary leaders convene
Being held on African soil for the first time ever – South Africa will play host to the largest international network influencing the green building marketplace, comprising 92 global councils – making this the most distinctive sustainable building gathering – ever hosted on the continent.

With the world coming to Cape Town – this will be an incomparable opportunity for global green building thought leaders, industry professionals, innovators, environmentalists and students to exchange ideas, build capacity and accelerate the green building movement. Sponsored by Nedbank Corporate Property Finance, this premier event consistently delivers cutting edge and global best practice in green building.

“Nedbank is not only at the leading edge of enhancing value, profitability and sustainability through green building practices in our own buildings, we are also ensuring that our clients, and the local property industry as a whole, have access to the latest trends, information and technology through the Green Building Council of South Africa Convention and Exhibition, allowing them to harness fully the business benefits of green building,” says Frank Berkeley, Managing Executive of Nedbank Corporate Property Finance.

Connecting Minds – powerful line-up

  • Richard Fedrizzi, founding chairman of the US Green Building Council and current Chairman of the WorldGBC
  • Romilly Madew, the CEO of the Australian Green Building Council – voted as one of Australia’s top 100 most influential people in 2012
  • Gunter Pauli, entrepreneur, author and initiator of the Blue Economy concept
  • Lewis Pugh, an ocean advocate, pioneer swimmer and explorer named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum
  • Cameron Sinclair, the co-founder and CEO of Architecture for Humanity
  • Leanne Manas, an accomplished SA radio and television presenter and finance journalist as MC

    “The Green Building Convention is not only about knowledge-sharing – it’s also about like minds connecting,” says Brian Wilkinson, CEO of the GBCSA. “We have created plenty of opportunity for delegates to engage with captains of industry and key decision-makers and to keep ahead of the trend curve through our world-class showcase on the latest in green building innovation.”

    Building value – what to expect
    An engaging programme has been designed to both challenge and shift paradigms, and strikes a captivating balance between big-picture thinking on sustainability, the economics of green building, the green economy and addressing the more technical green building subjects.

    The ‘ReWire’ programme is enriched by a stylish exhibition – which sets the scene for qualified B2B networking with a discerning blend of influential decision-makers and captains of industry whilst delivering a world-class showcase of sustainability innovation.Underpinned by the ‘ReWire’ theme this year offers several exciting new activities such as sustainable city walking and Green Star SA building tours.

    “Cape Town will experience the convening of some of the most influential and visionary green leaders from around the globe in one space at a once-off meeting of like minds. You are invited to join us as we continue to galvanise and accelerate the adoption of environmentally and socially responsible building practices,” concludes Wilkinson.

    The early bird gets the prize
    Delegates are incentivised to book before the end of June to stand in line to win some great prizes.
    To register as an early bird now.

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