Swedish proposal selected for WSBE2020 conference

The next global conference in the SBE series WSBE2020 conference will be held at Chalmers University in Gôteborg, Sweden during 9-11 June 2020.

The selection was made at a meeting in Paris on 24 April by representatives of the five SBE partner organizations, CIB, iiSBE, UNEP-SBCI, FIDIC and the Global Alliance for Building and Construction. Six organizations expressing interest in being considered were invited to submit detailed proposals, and four did so.

The discussion amongst the SBE partners was an interesting process. After initial analysis they found that three of the proposals were extremely close in points, based on our detailed scoring system. The decision amongst the three followed a long and intensive discussion of the relative strengths of each submission. The Chalmers proposal emerged as a strong consensus choice. One of the points that especially attracted us was the emphasis on links to a wide range of global organizations in the proposal, and the use of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a method to structure the program was also seen as a strong point. A range of more detailed issues was discussed at a recent meeting in Paris.