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Hong Kong, Central, Hong Kong, 2010/01/15 - Star architects Fumihiko Maki, Paul Katz and Rocco Yim relocate to Shanghai for top-tier conference - Mark your diary, 31 March-1 April 2010.
The groundbreaking conference that brought the world’s leading architects, designers and developers together is back with a bang for 2010. Relocating from Hong Kong to Shanghai’s New Int’l Expo Centre, this year the conference will be held in conjunction with the 18th Annual Expo Build China.
The concept behind the event is “Building Cities for a Better Life”, complementing the theme of the Shanghai Expo which will open in May this year. The initial speaker line-up is headed by opening keynote and Japanese architecture legend Fumihiko Maki. Joining him on a wide ranging programme that spans design and business issues are Paul Katz, president of Kohn Pedersen Fox – the firm behind Hong Kong and Shanghai’s tallest buildings and green building expert Roger Frechette. Representing Hong Kong will be the city’s most renowned home-grown architect, Rocco Yim.
Ashford Pritchard, Associate Director of organiser Facility Media and the producer of the event, says: “The Architecture & Design Conference is the ideal platform for the building industry to engage with the artistic minds that create our cities. This year we will be focusing on how architects can work with developers to build urban environments that enhance their inhabitants lives.” An business conference that will bring industry leaders from China and abroad together to discuss the future of design, The Architecture & Design conference 2.0 (thearchitectureconference.com) is expected to educate and inspire in equal measure.
The Architecture & Design Conference 2.0
A unique business conference for industry leaders
31 March – 1 April 2010
Shanghai New Int’l Expo Centre
In conjunction with the 18th Annual Expo Build China
Fumihiko Maki, Principal, Maki and Associates
Paul Katz, President, Kohn Pedersen Fox
Rocco Yim, Executive Director, Rocco Design Architects
Stefan Krummeck. Principal Director, TFP Farrells
Roger Frechette, AS+GG Architects
1-200 architects, developers, industry leaders, consultants, government officials, academics, media.
Delegate passes range from US$788 to US$1,088.
About Facility Media
Facility Media (facilitymedia.com) is the leading bespoke publication, events and communications organisation engaging with the industries of the built environment in Asia. Facility Media is the publisher of RFP Magazine, Asia's leading publication for the built environment covering the whole life cycle from real estate investment, development, design, construction, project and facilities management. Since its inception in 2004 RFP Magazine has become a must read for industry professionals within Asia, and the rest of the world with a print and digital distribution which reaches over 40,000 people. Facility Media has also conceived and launched a range of knowledge based events for the built environment covering green buildings, retail, commercial and hospitality space, architecture, design and building technology.
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