Chicago-China Green Building & Technology Summit

Event Date

November 17, 2009


William A. Spence, Senior Counsel at Freeborn and Chairman of the China Practice Group, will provide the welcome remarks for the Chicago-China Green Building & Technology Summit, sponsored by The Chicago Sister Cities China Committee.   

The full-day event will include business matchmaking and panel discussions led by industry experts focusing on sustainable building practices, retrofitting existing structures for improved energy efficiency and the economics of green building initiatives.  This will be complimented by one-on-one sessions between U.S. and Chinese companies, agencies and organizations who share a common business objective.  For more information, or to register for the Summit, please see the event brochure below. 

Mr. Spence has served as Co-Chairman of the Chicago Sister Cities China Committee, a position appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley, and as a Member of the Sister Cities Executive Committee.  He has taught law in China and lectured to government agencies about various aspects of American law.  He was appointed as one of two foreign advisors to the State Pharmaceutical Administration of China in 1995, and served as legal advisor to the Dalian High Tech Industrial Zone in 1998.