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International Built Environment Week 2020 takes place from 1-30 September 2020. Hear from SGBC President Dr. Ho Nyok Yong on what to expect at the fully digital mega-event this year.


Dear SGBC Members & Friends from the Industry,

It is that time of the year again when we come together to celebrate built environment innovation and sustainability, to take stock of what has been done and also to have meaningful discourse on how to go forward. I personally look forward to September each year to share knowledge and also learn from the rest of the building and construction industry.

Although the global pandemic has halted most – if not all – of the activities that we have become so accustomed to, the swift and successful pivoting of the traditionally in-person mega-event to a fully digital experience is sound testament to the resilience and resourcefulness of the built environment sector. It also highlights the importance of close collaboration and mutual cooperation as we push to overcome the pandemic before moving towards a green economy and more sustainable growth.

IBEW 2020 promises to be exciting, engaging and insightful with the vast array of virtual events and online activities laid out. As the event is complimentary this year, take this opportunity to hear from top industry veterans on key green building and sustainability topics which will be prevalent in the near term. Many SGBC Board Members and Member organisation representatives are involved in these insightful sessions throughout the month, showcasing thought leadership, sound knowledge and deep expertise. As a BuildSG Partner of IBEW 2020, SGBC is also organising a number of activities throughout the month and we look forward to the industry’s continued support.

As with previous years, SGBC has put together a virtual Pavilion in support of the annual BEX Asia 2020 exhibition, which has gone fully digital as well. The online nature of the Pavilion this year eases access to information on exhibited green building solutions and you can even directly engage with exhibitors through a live chat function, just like conventional tradeshows. I encourage you to drop by the virtual exhibition site and visit our exhibitors to get ideas for your next green building project.

Although we are in challenging times, we have a great opportunity to communicate to the entire world the importance of the built environment in keeping our families healthy and safe, to help our businesses identify new opportunities and for our communities to adapt to changes.

Let us all come together to help Singapore to transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient future.

Dr. Ho Nyok Yong
Singapore Green Building Council

Click here for more information on IBEW 2020!