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21-23 September 2023
Beijing Exhibition Center

About the Summit

About the Summit

Building on the success of Design China Beijing's Forum, attracting over 300 expert speakers over the last four years, the Sustainable Design China Summit is an upgraded and expanded format to explore the design world through a sustainable lens, shining a spotlight on innovative solutions and material use for the built environment, circular regenerative strategies and ground-breaking net-zero design concepts that have new performance led systems embedded within the design process to guarantee real, sustainable innovation.

Why Attend

Sustainable Design Inspirations

Exploring the design world through six core themes, focusing on the architecture environment, recycling strategies, groundbreaking net-zero design and other innovative solutions and cutting-edge cases of material use, presenting insights into sustainability.

 Exceptional Networking Opportunities

Network with the most influential thought leaders, designers, architects and industry pioneers from around the world at China’s ground-breaking event for sustainable design. Shape trends, explore emerging themes and discover solutions that will drive harmonious development for people, place and the global environment.

Unparalleled Experience

A brand new approach, presenting you not only the most brilliant minds in sustainability through the high-profile summit and workshop programmes, but also the latest design innovations from the leading material brands worldwide, as well as inspiring features.

6 Forward-thinking Themes

Designing A Sustainable World

  • Sustainable City & Communities
  • Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Case Studies for Sustainable Development
  • Urban & Rural Development

 Circular Design Thinking

  • Regenerative Design Actions for A&D
  • Circular Economy within the Neighbourhood
  • Circular Economic Strategies for Clients

Climate Changes Everything

  • The 1.5℃ Challenge
  • Green Energy, the Essential Tools for Reaching Net Zero: Solar and other Renewables
  • Incorporating High and Low Tech Solutions into Projects
  • Partnering with Renewable Energy Companies

On the Path to Net Zero

  • Exploring What It Takes to Create a Net Zero Carbon Property
  • The Net Zero Carbon Hotel
  • Carbon Neutral Construction
  • The Importance of Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) in Design and Development
  • Meeting the Standards - Targets and Regulations


Nature by Design

  • Design Principles Inspired by Nature
  • Biophilic Design ecosystem
  • Biomimicry
  • Ecological Design
  • Materials Ecology

Building Sustainability & Green Design

  • A Material Choice. Sustainable Materials, Green Product Design and the Construction Materials Pyramid
  • Material Installation - The Curator's View
  • Learning from Adjacent Sectors
  • What Can Developers, Designers and Architects Learn From Product Design, Packaging Design and Fashion?

Speaker Highlights

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Programme Highlights


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Seminar Day 3



Sustainable Design China Summit works with the leading medias and industry thought leaders to create a series of cutting edge webinars and digital events. It will be the best digital platform for the industry pioneers to discuss the issues, actions and the solutions that will enable us to deliver a more sustainable future.


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30+ Pioneering Companies

A showcase of products, sustainable materials, technology, and innovative solution providers.

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Material Installation


Showcasing 100+ Materials from over 12 Categories

Chris Lefteri, an internationally recognised authority in materials and their application in design, presents the feature design - “Material Installation” at the Sustainable Design China Summit. It is a specially curated exhibition of over 100 different design materials from more than 12 categories, exploring the infinite possibilities of materials and their more organic connection and interaction with design.

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Materials Lab


Tickets to attend the 3-day Summit with great social and networking opportunities.

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Exhibitors & Sponsors

Exhibitors & Sponsors

A showcase of the latest innovations in products, sustainable materials and technology. Maximise your corporate exposure and gain crucial insights into the future of China business.

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Iconic Venue

Iconic Venue

With a genuine sense of history and place, the Sustainable Design Summit takes place in the iconic Beijing Exhibition Center, where our expert designers and architects will deploy their expertise to create a truly unique environment to accommodate, pamper and entertain our guests.

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Past Session Highlights

Chris Lefteri

Chris Lefteri

Best principles for using materials in design
Fang Zhong

Fang Zhong

Low carbon rural and urban development
Hong Kian Lim

Hong Kian Lim

Building Cities, Shaping Lives | Sustainable Concept in Urban Development

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