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Myanmar Infrastructure Summit 2017: Sustainable Growth & Development

The Myanmar Infrastructure Summit 2017 will be held from 29 to 31 March 2017 at Sule Shangri-la, Yangon, Myanmar. Theme: “Accelerating Myanmar’s Infrastructure Development for Sustainable Growth” Register for MIS2017 hereProgram of MIS 2017 here. Organiser: Confexhub.

Supported by the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC), Myanmar Investors Development Association (MIDA), Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association (MCEA), and Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) along with key stakeholders, the Government of Myanmar plans to pursue balanced territorial development with the aim to upgrade its infrastructure capacities to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth as the fundamental of economic development. 

Themed “Accelerating Myanmar’s Infrastructure Development for Sustainable Growth”, MIS2017 is set to provide a platform for potential foreign investors, infrastructure developers, technology providers and infrastructure funders to be updated on the development plans and policies of investing in Myanmar’s urban and rural infrastructure; to assess market opportunities and at the same time build potential business and investment networks with the local policy makers and industry players on the following thematic areas:

·           Integrated Master Planning for Sustainable Rural & Urban Development

·           Adopting Green Building Framework Towards a Livable, Sustainable and Resilient Myanmar

·           Financing Options and Regulatory Framework for Infrastructure Projects in Myanmar

·           Conservation and Reuse of Heritage Buildings and Cultural Sites in Myanmar

·           Healthcare Infrastructure Development Plan

·           Integrated Waterfront Development

·           Accelerating Tourism Infrastructure Development for Economic Growth

·           Urban and Regional Transportation Infrastructures as an Economic Accelerator and Expansion for Myanmar

Alongside the conferences is an International Exhibition featuring key companies in the infrastructure and construction sector covering real estate development, road, bridge, canal, railway, ports, airports, building technology, structural design and project management providers.

Industry Context of MIS 2017

Myanmar’s construction industry is forecast to record rapid growth, at an annual average rate of 10.37%. In real terms, the industry’s value stood at US$8.2 billion in 2015, and is anticipated to value US$13.5 billion in 2020. This growth is supported by the country’s improving economic conditions; mainly depending on government investments in residential, energy and utilities, and public infrastructure projects, as well as a rise in foreign investments. Residential construction is the largest market in Myanmar’s construction industry, accounting for 49.9% of the industry value in 2015. The market rose from US$3.6 billion in 2011 to value US$5.0 billion in 2015, recording a CAGR of 17.89% in nominal terms. The market is forecast to remain the largest, to value US$9.7 billion in 2020. Transportation is the second-largest market, accounting for 19.4% of the industry’s total value in 2015. The market rose from US$1.3 billion in 2011 to US$1.9 billion in 2015, at a CAGR of 20.13%. Accordingly, the government will invest US$26.8 billion under the National Transport Master Plan, allocating funds to road, rail, marine and air transportation projects until 2030. This sector is expected to reach US$4.2 billion in 2020.               


Wild Asia Responsible Tourism 2016

Wild Asia, ITB Asia’s official CSR partner, will present a series of Responsible Tourism Events. Experts and experienced practitioners will be presenting concepts, international standards, lessons learnt, current trends and notable regional case studies.

Responsible Tourism Events
20th October 2016
10:00 – 17:00

Register your interest for the session via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPRTevents

Responsible Tourism Events
21st October 2016
11:00 – 13:00

Register your interest for the session via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPRT2.

Venue: Marina Bay Sands

Click here for the detailed schedule of the Responsible Tourism Events.

Wild Asia is a consultancy focusing on conservation of natural areas and support of local communities dependent upon natural resources.

One of Wild Asia’s initiatives is the Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards which, every year since 2006, recognizes Asia-based sustainability superstars in the travel industry, and remains the only regional award program for responsible travel. The awards are based on the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s criteria. The Responsible Tourism Awards are part of Wild Asia’s Responsible Tourism Initiative.


GGEF Roundtable 2016 to be held in Hong Kong

Global Green Economic Forum (GGEF) business conference themed ‘When Cleantech meets Capital’ will be held in Hong Kong on November 14, 2016 

A one of its kind business conference, the GGEF Roundtable 2016 will focus on identifying green innovations and actionable solutions in business.

Against the backdrop of fast-changing economic conditions and daunting environmental challenges, cleantech companies will play an instrumental role in transforming societal norms- given sufficient financial backing and government support.

When: November 14, 2016 (Monday) 09:00 – 16.30 hrs. (map and transportation)

Where: JW Marriot, Hong Kong

Why: GGEF is where sustainability means business. It is the only Business Conference that operates as a Social Enterprise in Asia, with 20% of what you pay going to supporting our students’ sustainability program. Your participation will make a difference to our community now and for generations to come!

Who: Business leaders, Entrepreneurs, Environmental Leaders, Innovators, Investors

Register for Global Green Economic Forum (GGEF) Roundtable 2016 here 

Click here to view the agenda for the GGEF Roundtable 2016