INTEGRAL
CONVERSATION
November 17-19, 2016
Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin
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We call for our partners and other like-minded people to find
A more sustainable development model
Connectivity
& Sustainability
We live in a connected age
  • culture in architecture
  • healthcare
  • education
  • innovation
US
The renovation of The Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building (EGWW) in Portland, Oregon earned the highest accolade for sustainability in the built environment in the US in 2016.
(Source: Architecture and Design)
Africa
The past three decades have seen major expansions and transformations in university education in Kenya. Kenya has grown from having one university in 1984 to 23 public universities and 10 constituent colleges in 2016.
(Source: allafrica.com)
India
India is a powerhouse in the creation of free distance learning programmes. The country offers 4.6% of the world’s total massive open online courses (MOOC), only ranking after the US and the UK.
(Source: Best Colleges Online)
Singapore
Over 1,000 sensors were deployed to monitor everything from traffic to street light in Singapore.
(Source: Wired)
China
China Online Education Group’s online and mobile education platforms enable students across China to take live one-on-one interactive English lessons with overseas foreign teachers, on demand.
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
Belgium
Nike unveiled the latest expansion of its European Logistics Campus in Belgium with a sustainable innovation that uses 100% renewable energy sourced from five locally generated sources and recycles more than 95% of waste generated on site.
(Source: Apparel Magazine)
China
China is studying ways to include new business concepts such as ride-sharing, crowdsourcing and couch-surfing into China’s calculation of GDP, in order to accurately reflect the sharing economy.
(Source: Financial Times)
US
Amazon enters sharing economy with Flex delivery, a crowdsourced network of drivers to deliver packages ultrafast to its Prime consumers.
(Source: CNBC)
US
A French pharmaceutical firm joined hands with US Army researchers to work on a vaccine that fights Zika virus, which is a vice that has caused thousands of birth defects around the world.
(Source: U.S. News & World Report L.P)
China
Minsheng Contemporary Art Museum, was converted from an abandoned television factory in Beijing with the concept of renovation, restoration and adaptation.
(Source: Architecture Record)
US
The renovation of The Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building (EGWW) in Portland, Oregon earned the highest accolade for sustainability in the built environment in the US in 2016.
(Source: Architecture and Design)
Africa
The past three decades have seen major expansions and transformations in university education in Kenya. Kenya has grown from having one university in 1984 to 23 public universities and 10 constituent colleges in 2016.
(Source: allafrica.com)
India
India is a powerhouse in the creation of free distance learning programmes. The country offers 4.6% of the world’s total massive open online courses (MOOC), only ranking after the US and the UK.
(Source: Best Colleges Online)
Singapore
Over 1,000 sensors were deployed to monitor everything from traffic to street light in Singapore.
(Source: Wired)
China
China Online Education Group’s online and mobile education platforms enable students across China to take live one-on-one interactive English lessons with overseas foreign teachers, on demand.
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
Belgium
Nike unveiled the latest expansion of its European Logistics Campus in Belgium with a sustainable innovation that uses 100% renewable energy sourced from five locally generated sources and recycles more than 95% of waste generated on site.
(Source: Apparel Magazine)
China
China is studying ways to include new business concepts such as ride-sharing, crowdsourcing and couch-surfing into China’s calculation of GDP, in order to accurately reflect the sharing economy.
(Source: Financial Times)
US
Amazon enters sharing economy with Flex delivery, a crowdsourced network of drivers to deliver packages ultrafast to its Prime consumers.
(Source: CNBC)
US
A French pharmaceutical firm joined hands with US Army researchers to work on a vaccine that fights Zika virus, which is a vice that has caused thousands of birth defects around the world.
(Source: U.S. News & World Report L.P)
China
Minsheng Contemporary Art Museum, was converted from an abandoned television factory in Beijing with the concept of renovation, restoration and adaptation.
(Source: Architecture Record)
CONNECTIVITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

The 2016 Integral Conversation aims to facilitate discussions on sustainable development and to explore new ways of pursuing economic growth while respecting people, communities and the planet. This year’s focus will be on Culture in Architecture, Healthcare, Education, and Innovation, with the view of promoting sustainability on local, regional and global levels.

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Program overview
Harnessing the Business Sector to Shape a Long-Term Sustainability Agenda
10:10 – 12:00, 18/11
OPENING PANEL
Culture in Architecture Panel
13:30 – 14:45, 18/11
PARALLEL PANEL 1
Healthcare Panel
13:30 – 14:45, 18/11
PARALLEL PANEL 2
Education Panel
15:15 – 16:30, 18/11
PARALLEL PANEL 3
Innovation Panel
15:15 – 16:30, 18/11
PARALLEL PANEL 4
Sustainability and the Young Generation
16:45 – 17:30, 18/11
CLOSING PANEL
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