CanCham, together with Canadian Consulate,FBCS and BenCham, invite you to the Green Buildings and Sustainable Practices at On Air Space on October 19.

As competition in China fiercens in our 'new normal' era and market shares are threatened, it is becoming even more crucial for foreign companies to carve out a niche where they can stand out. In the construction industry, environmental solutions present a renewed opportunity. While adding value to a building, they can also be a key point of differentiation in terms of leadership among stakeholders and authorities such as The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD).

However, one considering building a factory in China with a green label certification will still come to question many aspects about it. From three different angles of the ecosystem – the certifier, the project management company and the manufacturer itself, this panel will offer some clarity and perspective on some of these key topics.

Topics and content:

  • Green building market overview and 2020 review and forecast
  • LEED certification and its recent activities in the Chinese market
  • What are the different types of green building certifications and how can they benefit the client?
  • Opportunities in green financing: what are the current incentives available?
  • Case study with personal experience in building a factory with green certifications: what was the process, benefits and challenges?
  • Debate on the fundamentals of the green approach

Ticket includes canapes and beverages.


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Arrival and registration
Followed by Networking, bites and drinks
7:30 PM - 7:35 PM
Welcome words by the Co-hosting Chambers and Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai
7:35 PM - 7:55 PM
Expertise Presentation
7:55 PM - 8:15 PM
Core topic debate
8:15 PM - 8:35 PM
Interactive Q&A
8:35 PM - 8:45 PM
Closing word by moderator and thanking our sponsors
8:45 PM - 9:45 PM
Event closing


  • Olivier Brault (General Manager at SOPREMA)

    Olivier Brault

    General Manager at SOPREMA

    Based in Shanghai since 2006, Olivier Brault is SOPREMA’s General Manager for Asia Pacific, managing operations and guiding development strategy. He is a McGill graduate in engineering and is currently completing an EMBA at CEIBS in Shanghai. Following the development of the business of recent years at SOPREMA, Olivier was bestowed Honorary Citizen of Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, and sits on the board of directors of the Association of Manufacturers of Waterproofing Materials of China. Olivier also sits on the Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in China. In his spare time, he enjoys playing football and tennis. He and his wife have a young son named William.

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  • Johan Janodet (Industrialization Engineer at Araymond China)

    Johan Janodet

    Industrialization Engineer at Araymond China

    Prior to joining ARaymond China in 2009, Johan was part of ARaymond France in 2007. Since his arrival in China, Johan leads new construction site management and process optimization of plastics. He holds an engineering degree from the ITECH Engineering School.

    As a practical way to pursue green building ambitions and its marketing strategy, ARaymond developed a LEED Silver certification policy for all its new sites worldwide.
    In 2014, Johan was part of the initial China team that managed the construction of its production facility and logistics warehouse - two buildings achieving the LEED Gold certification, a superior target for the company. After also working on ARaymond China’s 3rd LEED Gold certified facility, Johan is currently coordinating the construction ARaymond’s 4th LEED-certified factory.

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  • Gary Li (BU Manager Green Building & Sustainability at Bureau Veritas China)

    Gary Li

    BU Manager Green Building & Sustainability at Bureau Veritas China

    Gary Li joined Bureau Veritas in 2013 as manager of the Bureau Veritas Green Building Technical Center in China.
    Graduated from Tongji University with a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences, he has over twelve years of experience as a green building consultant and is familiar with the planning and implementation of green and sustainable projects (LEED, BREEAM, GBL, WELL, energy efficiency, etc.).
    Besides his role within Bureau Veritas, he is actively involved in organizations such as USGBC, LEED International round table program, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, and NGOs.

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  • Brown Xu (Head of Market Transformation & Development, Greater China at USGBC & GBCI)

    Brown Xu

    Head of Market Transformation & Development, Greater China at USGBC & GBCI

    Brown Xu joined USGBC and GBCI as Head of Market Transformation & Development, Greater China since May 2018. He leads the market development and project support of Market Transformation & Development department, with an aim to facilitate the growth of LEED green building certification (developed and owned by USGBC) and GBCI’s other sustainability programs in the region. He participated and helped the projects including the first Volume Program in China, the first LEED for Cities: Planning & Design and etc. Also, he participated in two industry committee including LEED Data Center Advisory (China) Committee and LEED Logistics Advisory (China) Committee and assisted to move the industry forward.
    Brown Xu also has working experience with leading professional institute such as Bureau Veritas, Shanghai Research Institute of Building Science and etc. He also is familiar with building energy saving, commissioning and indoor environmental quality.

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On Air Space


On Air Space (On Air 3)

3rd floor, 176 East Xietu Rd. Shanghai, China 斜土东路176号三楼On Air Space(百度地图显示为斜土东路174号)
Shanghai, China

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Member Price RMB 150
Standard Price RMB 200
FBCS Member
Standard Price RMB 150
FBCS Non-Member
Standard Price RMB 200

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