The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for the International Green Building Conference 2018 (IGBC2018) to be held from 5 – 7 September 2018 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, Singapore. Themed Build Green: Build Smart, Build Communities, IGBC 2018 serves as a platform to:

  • Accelerate and advance green building movement internationally covering all aspects of sustainable design, construction and operations practices for buildings, including their impact on people, environment and businesses. 
  • Engage and collaborate with the key stakeholders all throughout the region to create a sustainable built environment that benefits the communities & environment
  • Raise awareness among building occupants on smart and green solutions thus encouraging adoption of green practices and behavioural changes in their everyday lives


IGBC is committed to providing engaging and interesting platforms for attendees. Therefore, we are offering flexibility in presentation styles to better engage and communicate ideas. You can indicate your presentation style preference when submitting your proposal. The duration of each presentation should not be longer than 20 minutes.

Options include:

  1. Structured Discussion: 20 minutes presentations before a moderated panel discussion
  2. Pecha Kucha 20x20 / Green Building’s Den: Presentations consisting of 20 slides which are shown for 20 seconds each
  3. Master Classes: A lecture for those who are interested in understanding a certain topic at a profound level
  4. Round-table Discussion: 15 minutes of presentation, followed by 30 minutes of discussion and feedback to small group of audience

Do note that the presentation style will not affect your evaluation. Final presentation/delivery style will be further discussed with presenter should the submission be selected.


The following broad topics have been identified as priorities for the 2018 programme. However, submissions outside of the identified topics will be fairly reviewed as long as it is in line with the theme and objectives of IGBC 2018.  



Presenters shall submit an abstract for programme panel’s evaluation. Only accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a presentation and present at IGBC 2018. Online submission is now closed. 


Comprising of distinguished industry experts, BCA, and representatives from partner GBCs, members of the programme panel will evaluate each submission based on the following criteria:

  • Quality, clarity and completeness of abstract submission
  • Presenter’s qualification and presentation experience
  • Relevancy of the proposed presentation to the theme and objectives
  • Unique insights in relation to green building developments

If selected, presenters will be offered a complimentary pass for the full conference including networking events.  However, presenters will be responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses during the conference.  


Monday, 12 February 2018

 Calling for Presentation opens

Friday, 30 March 2018

 Deadline for submission of abstract

Friday, 27 April 2018

 Informing of the first batch of successful submissions

Friday, 11 May 2018 

 Informing of all submissions on the status of application

Friday, 20 July 2018

 Submission of IGBC 2018 presentation

5 – 7 September 2018

 Conference dates

If you have questions about IGBC 2018 - Call for Presentations, please contact Ms Chan Vun Ching at +65 6804 4717 or email chan_vun_ching@bca.gov.sg and Benjamin Towell at +65 6804 4678 or email benjamin_towell@bca.gov.sg