ULI SG: Behind The Scenes of Expo 2020 Dubai and the Singapore Pavilion


2022-10-10T15:00:00 - 2022-10-10T17:00:00

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    PwC (Singapore office) Will open in a new window 7 Straits View, Marina One Singapore 018936 SINGAPORE


    Standard Pricing Until October 5 Members Non-Members
    Private SGD 50.00 SGD 80.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit SGD 50.00 SGD 80.00
    Retired SGD 50.00 N/A
    Student SGD 50.00 SGD 80.00
    Under Age 35 SGD 50.00 SGD 80.00
    Registration will close on 5 October (subject to capacity).
    Sited within Expo 2020 Dubai Sustainability District, the award-winning Singapore Pavilion showcased Singapore’s continuous efforts to grow into a sustainable, resilient and liveable city through the smart integration of design, technology and nature. In line with the Expo’s motto of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, ULI Singapore is pleased to present an opportunity to hear from a few of the key contributors their respective Expo journey and how they pushed through operational and unforeseen challenges to deliver this inspirational outcome. You will also learn about how they plan to use their new insights and experience to build better cities for our future.
    3:00pm  Registration and seating
    3:30pm  Opening Remarks by ULI Singapore & Speaker Introductions
    3:35pm  15 minute presentation by Jason Millett, CEO Mace Consult on the journey to deliver the infrastructure and vision for Expo 2020 Dubai as an inclusive, connected, and sustainable urban development, allowing Q&A during/after presentation.
    4:00pm  The Singapore Pavilion – The Vision, The Innovation, The Insights
    • The vision for the Pavilion and post-Expo ambitions by URA
    • Sustaining Sustainability – Value of Nature for our Future by WOHA
    • Fusing the Digital + Natural Ecosystems by Salad Dressing
    4:30pm  Moderated dialogue with speakers
    5:00pm  Conclusion + Networking
    6:00pm  End
    Venue Host:

    PwC (Singapore office) 7 Straits View, Marina One SINGAPORE

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    Jason Millett

    CEO, Mace Consult

    Jason Millett is Chief Executive Officer for Mace’s Consultancy business. He drives growth and activities across Consultancy’s diverse portfolio including global corporate real estate, infrastructure sectors and international markets. Jason has over 30 years’ construction industry experience and works with our clients to improve and advance infrastructure delivery, advise on critical public services and works of national importance, as well as to drive international growth in developing countries and deliver some of the world's most technically complex programmes of work. Prior to Mace, Jason was CLM’s programme director for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, responsible for the delivery of the Games venues and the commercial closure of the most successful Olympics ever. With Mace, he has been instrumental in numerous large projects, including the construction of Dubai Expo 2020, the transformation of London’s Euston station for HS2, and Mace’s work as commercial delivery partner to the UK’s Defence Equipment and Support organisation. Jason has sponsored the development of Mace’s digitally-enabled net zero carbon housing solutions and is a member of the Development Board. Jason also leads on Mace’s global expansion into the Americas, Asia Pacific and sectors such as housing, healthcare and social infrastructure. As Group Board sponsor for Mace’s Ethnic Diversity Inclusion Group, Jason is passionate about driving inclusivity across the business - for our people, our partners and our clients. Jason currently sits on the Department of International Trade’s Advisory Group for Investment and was an advisor to the Mayor’s London Infrastructure Delivery Board. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Association of Project Management.


    Lay Bee Yap

    Group Director (Architecture & Urban Design), Urban Redevelopment Authority

    Lay Bee Yap is the Group Director of Architecture & Urban Design at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the national land use planning and conservation authority of Singapore. Leading a multi-disciplinary team of architects and planners in URA, she develops structure plans, urban design plans, and formulates strategies, policies and programmes to realize the planning agenda to make Singapore a sustainable, attractive and vibrant global city. She has experience in public-private partnerships, having worked closely with other Ministries, government and private sector agencies in Singapore to implement key projects. This includes implementing key public environmental works, and facilitating urban development and economic growth through appropriate planning and regulatory measures. Lay Bee also oversees and carries out policy reviews, and organise public programmes to enliven public spaces and promote architectural and urban design excellence for Singapore. Lay Bee is also a registered architect in Singapore.


    Hong Wei Phua

    Director, WOHA

    Hong Wei is a Director of WOHA. He graduated with Master of Architecture from National University of Singapore. With keen interest in community and greenery integration, Hong Wei brings additional focus on social and environmental sustainability into his projects. Complementing his professional work, Hong Wei is a certified ISO Auditor, Green Mark Accredited Professional and Universal Design Assessor. He has served in NLB and NParks design advisory committees on accessibility and skyrise greenery. He was featured in URA’s 3rd edition of ’20 under 45’ Architects exhibition in 2017. Hong Wei has been involved in a variety of projects, notably Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel, Kampung Admiralty, Oasia Hotel Downtown, Enabling Village and the Singapore Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. He is currently working on Pan Pacific Orchard hotel, The Tre Ver condominium, Enabling Village extension and NS Square. Photo credit: Studio Periphery


    Huai-Yan Chang

    Founder, Salad Dressing Landscape Architects

    In 2002, Chang Huai-yan established the Singaporean-based landscape architecture practice Salad Dressing. Shaped by the forces and challenges facing humanity during this post-Anthropocene transition, Salad Dressing’s projects can be found across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, China and most recently Dubai, in the award-winning Singapore Pavilion (in collaboration with WOHA) at World Expo 2020. Malaysian-born Huai-yan began his career in Bali being mentored by Australian landscape architect Made Wijaya (Michael White). This experience inspired Huai-yan to appreciate tropical landscapes along with his Asian roots. These ideas remain influential in the evolution of his practice which is inspired by aspects of contemporary culture defined by information technology, genomic science and cosmic explorations. Through magnifying human’s original limited cognitive ability through machines, the studio challenges a change in bio-ethnics.


    David Nugent

    Founder, Samvada Pte Ltd

    David’s over two-decade long career started in Washington D.C., representing Asian governments and trade associations and then managing investor relations programs for NYSE and NASDAQ listed technology and basic manufacturing companies in New York. After returning to Asia, David served as head of communications for one of the region’s largest listed infrastructure conglomerates and most recently led Asia-wide communications for the global Fortune 200 infrastructure provider, AECOM. David is the founder of SAMVADA, a newly established, Singapore-headquartered, Asian-focused infrastructure and technology communications consultancy.