AmCham Shanghai Real Estate, Design & Construction Committee invites you to a talk by Linden Centre founder Brian Linden on January 7, 12:00-1:45 pm. Brian will lead a discussionon sustainable tourism development and cultural preservation.

Brian and his wife Jeanee are the co-founders of the travel company the Linden Centre, established in 2004 as a way to preserve and redevelop Chinese cultural and heritage sites. The Centre now operates several historic hotels and educational experiences.

At the event, Brian will speak about how the Centre's sites incorporate and train local villagers and leverage existing structures to revitalize communities. He will also discuss how he has been able to grow his company without taking on private investors.


12:00-12:15: Check in

12:15-13:15: Talk by Brian Linden

13:15-13:45: Interview & Audience Q & A


  • Brian Linden (Founder of The Linden Centre)

    Brian Linden

    Founder of The Linden Centre

    Born and raised in Chicago, Brian began working in Beijing in 1984, playing the leading role in one of the first movies since 1949 to have a foreign leading actor. Brian spent the following two years working for CBS News in Beijing. During that time, he participated in interviews with many Chinese leaders (including Deng Xiaoping). He has completed graduate work at the University of Illinois, Hopkins Nanjing Center, and Stanford.

    Brian's initial career was in international education development and investment. He worked in over 75 countries before returning to China in 2004 with his wife and two young sons to preserve and redevelop a Chinese nationally protected structure- now known as The Linden Centre. Until now, it is an unprecedented venture.

    Brian now has seven sites, each of which focuses on preserving existing historic buildings while incorporating the villagers in planning and managing the final product- a heritage hotel. Their model has been praised by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the US Secretary of State, and hundreds of media and scholars.

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A prepayment is required when choosing 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket
Member Price Free
Member Company Employee Ticket
Standard Price RMB 200
Door Price RMB 300
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 500
Door Price RMB 600


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center (Xintiandi)

27F, Infinitus Tower

No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District

Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Bing Chen

Contact Organizer

+86 2161693020

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