RICS World Built Environment Forum 2016

Our inaugural RICS World Built Environment Forum (WBEF) was launched at this year's RICS Summit of the Americas in Washington DC. Property and construction professionals from across the Americas gathered in the US capital for two days of presentations, discussions and networking.


  1. Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers would deliver a keynote economic address - speaking about the drivers and trends impacting global markets.
  2. President Martin J Brühl FRICS welcomed delegates at our pre-event networking reception, stressing the importance of sound ethics and international standards within the built environment profession...
  3. Sponsors and delegates networked at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center and also listened to an address by RICS Washington DC Chapter Chair Heather Reichardt...
  4. Day one of our World Built Environment Forum got underway with words from Senior Vice President John Hughes FRICS...
  5. President Martin J Brühl FRICS explained how the work of today's built environment sector will impact many generations to come...
  6. With Martin's words for context, Larry Summers discussed the global economic environment.