Seminar on "Sustainable BRI Infrastructure: On-the-Ground on the Belt and Road" at China Crossroads (December 10, Shanghai)

On December 10, Siveco China's Managing Director Bruno Lhopiteau is invited to speak on "Sustainable BRI Infrastructure: On-the-Ground on the Belt and Road" for China Crossroads in Shanghai.
Since 2010, China Crossroads hosts talks on all topics related to China, including business, foreign policy, and other areas, the idea being that China is both a "crossroads" of the world and at a "crossroads" in terms of its future global influence.
Thursday, December 10th, 2020, 19:00 – 20:30
Location: Wooden Box, 9 Qinghai Lu / Nanjing Xi Lu
Cost: 125 RMB including drink ticket / FREE for members
Registration: contact Frank Tsai at or scan the QR code
Bruno Lhopiteau is the Founder and Managing Director of Siveco China (喜科). A pioneer in the development of Smart Operation & Maintenance solutions, Siveco helps infrastructure firms optimize their assets lifecycle and ensure regulatory compliance. Bruno started his adventures on the BRI long before the term was coined, with a project in Iran in 2004. Today his Shanghai-based company is active throughout Asia and all the way to Africa and Brazil. Bruno is also Lecturer on Industrial Risk Management at the Sino-European School of Technology at Shanghai University and board member of several high-tech companies in the infrastructure market.
Our speaker will discuss how he developed a unique business involving BRI projects. He will explain how working on the largest power generation projects of the early 2000s, such as the Three Gorges Dam and Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant, led him to assist domestic construction firms going overseas. He will explore "maintenance with Chinese characteristics", which derives from the scale and speed of Chinese infrastructure build-up, its effect on Chinese construction projects abroad and their perceived quality, which has been the subject of so much controversy. He will also look into the transformative, yet far from straightforward, role of "4.0" technologies in implementing "best practices" and present some of the obstacles and detours on the Belt & Road, detailing his firm's involvement in two of the world's most ambitious energy programs, in Algeria and Brazil. Finally, he will also discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Chinese investment projects abroad.
About Siveco China
Siveco China (, founded in 2004, is a pioneer in the development of Smart Technologies for the Operation & Maintenance of infrastructures and industrial plants, with a focus on mobile solutions "for the worker of tomorrow".
Long before the terms "smart" and "4.0" were coined, Siveco has been helping clients optimize the lifecycle of their assets and ensure regulatory compliance using IT. Based on a long experience of "maintenance with Chinese characteristics", the company has designed a unique approach combining expert maintenance consulting and technological innovation. Smart O&M solutions developed in Siveco's R&D center in Shanghai cover Asset Management, Maintenance 4.0, Risk Prevention and HSE, utilizing Mobility, IoT, BIM, AR and AI technologies.
Siveco China has over 900 customer sites all over Greater China and on the Belt & Road, including ABB, Baosteel Metal, Beijing Environment, Capital Water, Carrefour China, CEPSA, CNEEC, CNOOC, COSCO, Fushun Mining, Engie, Everbright, GE, New World Development, Saint-Gobain, Shell, Suez NWS, Yingde Gases, Zhongshan Water etc. The company boasts a growing export business, working alongside Asian EPC companies and with international clients in Southeast Asia, the Middle-East and Africa.
Siveco China has won numerous awards, most recently the prestigious Brilliant 40 Years prize by the China Electric Power Equipment Management Association, Top Ten Enterprise for Asset Informatization Service by the and the China Association of Machinery Equipment Maintenance and Renovation (CAMER) and Best Industrial Software 2017 by Control Engineering China. Previous awards include CHaINA Supply Chain Excellence Award 2013 and Engineers' Choice Awards by Plant360 in three categories in 2015.
Siveco is ISO 9001-certified by Bureau Veritas for its entire scope of business. The company is headquartered in Shanghai, where it also operates its R&D center, and has offices in Hong Kong. Siveco China is a subsidiary of Siveco Group, a European pioneer in computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
Siveco China publishes the monthly "Smart Operation & Maintenance – for the worker of tomorrow" email newsletter (, bilingual English and Chinese, available to subscribers and online.
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