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Conference Program at a Glance


Taking place during the afternoon on Monday, 16 October, workshops will address specific topical themes. There will be 13 workshops taking place in Singapore.

Confirmed hosts/sponsors:

  • Carbon & Materials, hosted by: ArcelorMittal
  • Construction, hosted by: Multiplex
  • Engineering, hosted by: Ramboll
  • Inventiveness in the City, hosted by: ABB
    • Legal Aspects of Future Dense Cities, hosted by: Charles Russell Speechlys
      • Smart Cities, hosted by: ABB
        • Structure, hosted by: Arup
        • Tenants, hosted by: Kone
        • Urban Integration & Impact, hosted by: NORR

        Hosts/Sponsors pending:

        • Architectural Design
        • Economics and Development
        • Image of Density
        • VT/Mobility

        Core Conference

        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.

        Confirmed hosts/sponsors:

        • The Occupier Realm, hosted by: CapitaLand Group
        • The Urban Realm, hosted by: PNB Merdeka Ventures
        • The Technological Realm, hosted by: FG Empreendimentos
        • The Smart Realm, hosted by: ABB
        • The Social Realm, hosted by: Ramboll
        • NEOM/The Line, hosted by: NEOM

        Hosts/Sponsors pending:

        • The Natural Realm
        • CTBUH 2023 Best Tall Building Awards
        • Kuala Lumpur Program: Humanizing High Density

        Awards Program

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        Networking & Social Events

        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.

        • Kindly hosted by: CapitaLand Group
        • Kindly sponsored by: SJ Surbana Jurong

        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.

        • Kindly hosted by: PNB Merdeka Ventures

        Awards Ceremony & Dinner

        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

        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.

        Kuala Lumpur Regional Program

        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.

        AIA CES Credits

        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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