The 5th Global Grand
Challenges Summit


September 18-20, 2023 Beijing, China
Events & Calendar

Monday, September 18

Time: September 1, 2023

Opening Ceremony

Moderator: Wang Chen, CAE Vice President

8.00 pm - 8.06 pm

Opening Video: Ten Years of GGCS

8.06 pm - 8.15 pm

Addresses by the Presidents of three academies (3 min each)

Address by Professor Li Xiaohong, CAE President

Address by Dr. John L. Anderson, NAE President

Address by Professor Sir Jim McDonald, RAEng President

8.15 pm - 8.30 pm

Invited Keynote Speech

Title: Computing-driven Scientific Discovery and Technology Innovation

Speaker: Wang Jian, CAE Member & Founder of Alibaba Cloud & President of Zhejiang Lab

SESSION 1: Sustainable Infrastructure

Moderator: Wu Zhiqiang, CAE Member

8.30pm - 8.45pm

NAE Keynote

Title: A Holistic Fundamentals Based Supply-Demand Framework for Sustainability

Speaker: Chandrakant Patel, NAE Member & Senior Fellow and Chief Engineer at HP Inc

8.45pm - 9.00pm

CAE Keynote

Title: Urban Catastrophe Resilience and Intelligent Disaster Mitigation

Speaker: Ou Jinping, CAE Member & Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology

9.00pm - 9.15pm

RAEng Keynote

Title: The Resilience of Global Infrastructure Systems

Speaker: Jim Hall, RAEng Fellow & Professor at Oxford University

9.15pm - 9.30pm

Panel Discussion

(Moderator & Three Keynote Speakers & Youth Representative)

9.30pm - 9.45pm

CAE Keynote

Title: New Challenges for Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Infrastructure

Speaker: Du Xiuli, CAE Member & Professor at Beijing University of Technology

9.45pm - 10.00pm

NAE Keynote

Title: Sustainable, Smart, and Resilient Infrastructure

Speaker: Anne Kiremidjian, NAE Member & Professor at Stanford University

10.00pm - 10.15pm

RAEng Keynote

Title: Battersea Power Station – Retrofit of an Icon as a Catalyst for Urban Redevelopment

Speaker: Sam Youdan, Director of Buro Happold & a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers

10.15pm - 10.30pm

Panel Discussion

(Moderator & Three Keynote Speakers & Youth Representative)

NextNews:Tuesday, September 19

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