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Taking place during the afternoon on Monday, 16 October, workshops will address specific topical themes. There will be 13 workshops taking place in Singapore.
On Tuesday, 17 October, join global thought leaders in high-density living to engage in the year’s premier conversation on best practices in tall buildings and sustainable cities and address the most pressing challenges that urban areas face, such as equity, climate change, and the demand for better social, economic, and environmental outcomes. Select from dozens of peer-reviewed presentations, organized into nine conference tracks.
The annual CTBUH Awards Program is also an important part of conference programming, honoring projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment and achieve sustainability at the highest and most impactful level. Judged by an international panel of experts, the Awards Program recognizes projects in over 20 categories and subcategories, including Best Tall Building, Urban Habitat, Innovation, Structure, and Construction. 2022 Award of Excellence winners can be viewed here.
The program aspires to provide a more comprehensive and sophisticated view of these industry-leading projects, drive improvements in every aspect of performance, and showcase those that deliver the greatest benefit to the individuals and communities who interact with them. Winners in all categories will present their projects at the CTBUH 2023 International Conference, where the overall winner in each category will be announced. Submissions are also considered for inclusion in our Tall+Urban publication, an annual compendium highlighting the year’s most innovative and pioneering projects.
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Networking and social events are highlights of CTBUH conferences, excellent for making business connections, as well as catching up with colleagues and friends. Hosted in the upper floors of a seminal skyscraper, these events showcase incredible views of the city’s expansive urban context. There will be two major receptions during the conference, a night for sponsors to host their own social events, and a reception in Kuala Lumpur:
Opening Networking Reception, Monday, 16 October, 6:00–8:00 PM, at CapitaSpring, Singapore
The opening networking reception will take place at the new BIG-designed CapitaSpring tower, with an incredible 8-story-high mid-height skygarden and roof terrace, affording extraordinary views over the whole of Singapore.
Awards Ceremony & Dinner, Wednesday, 18 October, 6:00–10:00 PM, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Sponsor-Hosted Social Events, Tuesday, 17 October, 6:00–8:00 PM, at various venues throughout Singapore
Closing Networking Reception, Friday, 20 October, 6:00–8:00 PM, at Merdeka 118, Kuala Lumpur
The final reception will take place on the 116th floor observation deck of Merdeka 118, the world’s second tallest building.
The highly anticipated Awards Ceremony & Dinner, taking place on Wednesday, 18 October, 6:00–10:00 PM, is the culminating event of the conference, when trophies and titles are conferred on the year’s winning projects. See which Award of Excellence projects advance to category winners and which overall project wins the coveted title of “2023 Best Tall Building Worldwide.”
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Off-site programs will take place on Thursday, 19 October, in buildings, urban spaces, infrastructure hubs, and key developments throughout Singapore. Register in advance for a wide variety of morning and/or afternoon programs, each exploring a specific theme related to the location with on-site presentations, lively discussions, and behind-the-scenes tours led by professionals involved in the projects.
Experience Kuala Lumpur through a whole new lens on Friday, 20 October, when attendees explore premier developments, infrastructure hubs, and cultural sites amid the city’s warm tropical climate and vibrant street life.
With modest beginnings as a tin-mining outpost in the 1880s, the city has grown into a major education, technology, banking, and energy-industry hub. Kuala Lumpur now commands one of the most dynamic skylines in Asia, with the new Exchange 106 and Merdaka PNB 118 towers joining the renowned Petronas Twin Towers.
The Kuala Lumpur regional program (transportation and accommodations to be paid by attendees) will incorporate two half-day segments focused on a conference presentation theme and include site visits and tours, lively conversations, and technical demonstrations.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is a registered American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Credits (CES) provider. Registered attendees can accumulate AIA-approved CES credits during the six-day event (including Health, Safety & Welfare credits). A certificate of completion will be provided to registrants upon request.
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