It’s Not Too Late for the 2012 World Green Roof Congress in Hangzhou, China!

October 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm

So, living architecture enthusiasts,

Are you coming to the lovely city of Hangzhou, China, for the upcoming World Green Infrastructure Network’s World Green Roof Congress on October 22nd to October 26th, 2012?

The 2012 World Green Roof Congress in Hangzhou, China is co-sponsored by the  World Green Infrastructure Network  (WGIN),  International Rooftop Landscaping Association  and  Hangzhou Municipal People’s Government.

But you do have to act fast.  Business visa requirements differ by country; minimum mail processing time here in the U.S. is 5 days.  See more information  here.

Scenic Hangzhou, via HANGZHOU.GOV.CN

A famous Chinese saying goes, “Just as there is Paradise in Heaven, there are Suzhou and Hangzhou on earth.”  The beautiful city of Hangzhou has always been the richest in China.  Located in the Yangtze River Delta, Hangzhou is typically characterized with the fastest-growing economy and urbanization in the country.

If your company does business in China or is looking to establish connections here or the region, this Conference is for you to learn and network with your peers.

Yes, travel to China is expensive, but if you are in the market for a monumental once in a lifetime trip, the rewards will be huge!  Aramis and I are going and we really looking forward to this exciting adventure.

Highlights

Local dignitaries and international experts in the field of vertical greening:

Keynotes  &  Speakers:  

Including Dr. Qiu Baoxing, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development; Shao Zhanwei, Mayor, Hangzhou Municipal People’s Government; Manfred Koehler, President of World Green Roof Infrastructure Network; Dr. Patrick Blanc, Dr. Ken Yeang, and many more!

10 Forums:

-Forum One: Vertical Greening Controls PM 2.5 (Forum of Vertical Greening Function)
-Forum Two: New Technologies of Roof Greening
-Forum Three: New Technologies of Green Walls
-Forum Four: New Technologies of Roof Agriculture and Roof Garden
-Forum Five: New Technologies Rainwater Harvesting and Soft Slop
-Forum Six: Incentive Policy
-Forum Seven: Protecting Natural Wetland and Artificial Wetland
-Forum Eight: Roof Greening of Underground Garage
-Forum Nine: Idea-King Winning Designer Form
-Forum Ten: Ecological Garden City Building Form

Sponsorship & Exhibiting:

Opportunities are still available.

Tours:

Tour iconic Chinese cities, monumental attractions, and important historical and cultural sites.

Included in the registration are Local Tours, see above and below: Hangzhou Vertical Greening and Roof Agriculture and West Lake Hangzhou, Ecological Wetland, Historic Gardens.

Additional 4-6 Day Tours afterwards:

–  Tour 1: Four-day tour to Suzhou and Shanghai

 Tour 2:  Six-day tour to Beijing and Xi’an, the Tour of China’s Ancient Capital Cities (Aramis and I will be on this one).

Visit the  2012 Hangzhou China “¢ World Green Roof Conference website to learn more and register.

Hangzhou, via www.hzstats.gov.cn/web/

If you haven’t already done so, make sure to read Greenroofs.com’s April Guest Feature by Wang Xianmin, Secretary-general of the 2012 Hangzhou China “¢ World Green Roof Conference entitled  “You’re Invited to Hangzhou, China for the 2012 World Green Roof Congress.”

Also read my recent blog post  “Only 4 Weeks for the WGIN World Green Roof Conference 2012 in Hangzhou: Chinese Visa Tips.”

It would be a pleasure to see or meet you in Hangzhou this October 22-26, 2012!

~ Linda V.