September 2024
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
September 2024
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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IBEW BE Leaders' Summit 2023 Overview

IBEW 2023 presents the Built Environment Leaders’ Summit, a format that aims to inspire our industry to design new solutions by learning from leaders outside our built environment industry. The one-day summit promises to expand your horizon as we present Keynote Speakers from the field of Artificial Intelligence, Lean Manufacturing, Smart Cities, and inspirational best-selling authors. The keynote sessions will be complemented by panel discussions featuring leading companies and senior leaders from the built environment industry. Complete your day with structured networking sessions to connect you with 250 other industry leaders.



Breaking traditional thought patterns can yield surprisingly unique and transformative ideas. How do we get started?


Generative AI tools have been all the rage in 2023. How should we react to the rise of these new digital challenges?


Discover how Lean principles optimize processes, reduce waste, and drive cost savings of up to 30%.


The future of our sustainable cities’ rests on continued innovation and the right application of technologies. How do we know what is right?

*Content description is subject to changes.


Finding New Ways to Old Problems: The Power of Lateral Thinking

Discover the importance of fostering a culture of innovation within the workplace to drive change and encourage creative problem-solving through opportunities like brainstorming and empowering teams to share ideas openly. 

Our keynote speaker, Shane Snow, a New York Times bestselling author, will set the stage and provide insights on learning from others, adopting new perspectives, and embracing challenges as opportunities for growth to cultivate an innovative mindset to propel organizational success.

Fireside Chat: Lateral Thinking in the Built Environment

Shane Snow, Keynote speaker, Author and Co-Founder, Contently and SHOWRUNNER ​​

Diana Ser, Media Personality (Moderator) 


How AI is Impacting the Way the World Works

The Built Environment industry is constantly evolving and looking for ways to improve efficiency and performance through the usage of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in building management systems (BMS) software, from lighting to HVAC, etc. But where will these development lead us in the future and how will they revolutionize the way we operate and manage buildings? ​​

Hear from Zack Kass, Technologist and Futurist who is a highly respected figure in the field of technology and innovation on how this will affect other industries and how it could potentially impact the BE industry. Discover how generative AI can revolutionize and transform the design process by automating repetitive tasks, generating design options, and providing real-time feedback on design performance.  ​

Sustainable Urban Renewal (SUR): Integrating Technology to Futureproof Buildings ​​

Tan Szue Hann, Head, Sustainability/Deputy General Manager, Sustainable Urban Renewal, Real Estate Division, Keppel Corporation

Panel: Adopting and Implementing Digital Tools to Streamline Complex Processes and Improve Workflow

Zack Kass, Technologist and Futurist

Tan Szue Hann, Head, Sustainability/Deputy General Manager, Sustainable Urban Renewal, Real Estate Division, Keppel Corporation

Sybil Tan, Director of Infratech, Infrastructure, PwC Singapore

Ben Moo, Built Environment Sector Leader - ASEAN and East Asia, Mott MacDonald

Understanding the Key Role of Partnerships in Accelerating Decarbonisation

  • Public-Private Partnership model in Sonderborg (forming hotspots and working groups, milestones reached, learnings, etc) , and how that can be localized in Singapore through the Singapore Polytechnic partnership
  • Carbon neutral target in 2029 and strategy of Reduce (energy efficiency), Reuse (energy recovery), Re-source (source green energy), which is an experience Project Zero is sharing to Singapore Polytechnic through the partnership
  • ProjectZero recognized as a global leader in decarbonization (EU, IEA, etc) and how the partnership with Singapore Polytechnic will be a model for other international collaboration by both organizations

Brian Seeberg, CEO ProjectZero


Adopting Lean Concepts and Its Transformative Approach to Sustainability and Manufacturing

Discover the game-changing potential of Lean principles for sustainable manufacturing in the Built Environment sector. With their proven ability to optimize processes, reduce waste, and enhance efficiency, Lean concepts can revolutionize your operations while driving cost savings of up to 30%. ​​

Gain invaluable industry insights and real-life case studies showcasing the successful integration of Lean principles into sustainable manufacturing processes in the Built Environment sector. Be at the forefront of the sustainability revolution and unlock the transformative power of Lean concepts for your business, whether you are a developer, contractor, engineer, consultant or architect. ​​

Enabling The Future of Sustainable Construction in Singapore

  • The Push for Industry Transformation in the Built Environment Sector
  • Smart Net Zero Buildings enabled by generative design, sustainable materials, and digital manufacturing
  • State of Innovation for Construction 3D printing Technology
  • The Use of more Sustainable Materials with Recycling and Upcycling
  • The Path to Adoption and Mass Deployment 

Dr. Ho Chaw Sing, Chief Executive Officer, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC)

Panel: Integrating Advanced Manufacturing Concepts into the Built Environment

John Hamalian, Director, Lean Enterprise Southeast Asia ​​

Dr. Ho Chaw Sing, Chief Executive Officer, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC)

Prof. Daniel Wong, Associate Professor, Department of Built Environment, NUS (Moderator)


Creating Sustainable Smart Cities: Fostering a Cohesive Digital Eco-system

The ITM places a great emphasis on digital delivery and there are a considerable number of digital tools available in the market to help achieve this goal. But more than often, these digital tools work in silos without any form of standardization and it can be quite daunting to identify and integrate them into one cohesive system that will improve both productivity and efficiency. ​​

In this session, Manminder Takhar, Global CTO, Global Digital Cities for Dell Technologies, will explore the various digital technologies available in the market for the built environment industry, and how to create a streamlined digital eco-system and adopt them to streamline complex work processes and improve workflow. This includes the use of cloud computing, AI and machine learning. ​​

He will also share insights from Dell’s experience working with other industries to digitalise their processes their workflow and share how to adopt best practices from other relevant sectors. ​​

Pioneering a Sustainable Future: Building Smarter, Net Zero Cities

Anu Rathninde, President, APAC, Johnson Controls 

Fostering Innovation and Technological Advancement in the Built Environment

Manminder Takhar, Global CTO for Global Smart Cities, Dell Technologies

Anu Rathninde, President, APAC, Johnson Controls 


The Leaders’ Summit programme has been specially curated to meet the needs of leaders in the industry. If you are in a position within an organization that leads teams of people and are tasked with leading strategic change within, then this programme is for you. Each session is designed to broaden your horizons on pressing problems faced by a leader such as yourself.

Join the 250 leaders expected in a full day of thought provoking keynotes and panel discussions. We have also taken networking to the next level, with our structured opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations with fellow leaders across the value chain. Be seen, be heard and be inspired at the Built Environment Leaders’ Summit 2023.


*Do kindly note that the above programme is subject to changes.



The International Built Environment Week (IBEW) is organised by BCA International, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Building and Construction Authority, in partnership with RX Singapore. Widely regarded as the most comprehensive event on the built environment in the Asia Pacific, the IBEW is the ideal platform for the global community to converge and share knowledge, exchange experiences and explore business opportunities. 

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