A minority of anonymous conference attendees expressed the heavily critical view that the SSTEC exists simply as a trendy method of attracting venture and development capital from the blossoming community of investors supporting projects focusing on sustainability and renewable energy. While this thought may or may not be running through the heads of the powers-that-be, green business is certainly commanding attention and investment in business circles around the world.
Following early September's World Economic Forum meeting and the SSTEC conference, Tianjin is now set to host the United Nations Development Program's climate conference, with expected attendance around 3000. While the successes and failures of eco-cities, and the SSTEC, have yet to be determined, the Bohai Economic Rim's is all but written in the stars. With plans for the region's economic outlook booked, Tianjin will certainly continue to be a hot growth region for the People's Republic.