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What is the World Built Environment Forum?

A thousands-strong community of senior professional leaders from over 100 countries, all sharing a singular passion for ethically-led transformation of the built and natural environment.


Launched in 2016 as an annual summit, WBEF has grown into a year-round, digital-first platform. Our output of thought-leading, multi-media content has been enjoyed in 140 countries. The WBEF community continues to flourish.

We have co-created and curated content with some of the world’s most renowned and respected organisations. To name but a few…

From the world of Big Tech: Tesla, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia Group, Intel Corporation, Ethereum

International finance: World Bank – International Finance Corporation, European Central Bank, Bank of England, Bank of America, PwC, Deloitte, JP Morgan Chase, BlackRock, Wells Fargo, Standard & Poor’s

NGOs, policy bodies and think tanks: OECD, Global Infrastructure Hub, Panama Canal Authority, Brookings Institution, McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group…and a US Presidential candidate.

Following our live, in-person summit WBEF Dubai 2022, held in early 2022, we are building towards our next global event in 2023 and developing more webinars and posting more opinion pieces.

Why not join us today?

WBEF points of contact

Kay Pitman
Acting WBEF Manager

Steven Matz
Content Specialist

Danielle Blair
WBEF Event Specialist

Lory Paterson
Head of Strategic Partnerships, Americas

Enquiries for the Forum