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Objective: The workshop aims to bridge a platform for UK-China built environment supply chain stakeholders, construction/property tech companies, to discuss how technologies help to increase efficiency and reduce carbon emissions towards net-zero target in construction and real estate industry.

Format: Offline (in Shenzhen) + Online (Zoom Conference)

Offline: UK architecture design & construction firms, Chinese real-estate developers, construction tech/solution providers, law firms (Offline registration closed due to full capacity)

Online: UK and Chinese industry stakeholders (Online registration open until November 23)


Agenda below is based on China Standard Time. For UK audience, the event starts at 08:00 am and finishes at 10:20 am. 

16:00-16:05   Opening remarks:

             Liberty Timewell, Deputy Consul-General Guangzhou

16:05-16:20   Keynote1:"Ecosystem in PropTech"

              Frederick Wong, Associate Director, China Cities & Advisory Group, Arup

16:20-16:35   Keynote 2:"Tencent's Exploration in the Field of Smart Buildings"

              Yueli Liang,Senior Product Manager, Tencent Cloud Weiling

16:35-16:45   Special Sharing:

             Adam Matthews, Head of International, Centre for Digital Built Britain

16:45-17:30  Panel Discussion 1: ConTech - Digital Construction Standards; BIM/Digital Twin; Drones in Construction

Moderator:Ruth Li, Head of InnoSpace GBA, Shui On Land


  • Rick Zhai, Head of Digital Build Environment Services (China), BSI
  • Man Xiao, Assistant Managing Director of Science & Innovation Department China Resources Land 
  • James Fricker, Managing Director, Sensat 
  • Simba Wang, Director of Geospatial Business & Solutions, DJI Innovation
  • Ji Li, CFO, XKool Technology

17:30-18:15   Panel Discussion 2: PropTech - Green, Smart & Sustainable Building

Moderator:Andrew Cockburn, Head of Global Business Growth, Connected Places Catapult


  • Leo Cheung, Associate, Heatherwick Studio
  • Nic Shulman, Founder, BlockDox 
  • Tony Huang, Associate Director, Savills Shenzhen Property & Asset Management
  • Vincent See, Head of New Ventures, Swire Properties
  • Xiaoshun Deng, Head of Important Project Department, Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design & Research
  • Yuanqing LIN, Founder and CEO, Aibee

18:15-18:20  UK Construction and Property Technology Catalogue Launch

      Tony Clemson, Deputy Director Innovation & Industry, Department for International Trade

18:20-20:00  Networking

Organizers and Partners



Speaker Organizations


  • Arup

  • Tencent Cloud Weiling

  • Centre for Digital Built Britain

Panel Discussion 1: ConTech

  • InnoSpace

  • BSI

  • China Resources Land

  • DJI

  • Sensat

  • XKool Tech

Panel Discussion 2: PropTech

  • Connected Places Catapult

  • Aibee

  • BlockDox

  • Heatherwick Studio

  • Savills

  • Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research Co., Ltd.

  • Swire Group