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Conference Program at a Glance


  • Carbon & Materials, sponsored by ArcelorMittal
  • Fire Evacuation
  • Legal Issues in Tall Buildings, sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys
  • The Net-Zero High-Rise: Design and Energy Efficiency, sponsored by NORR Group
  • Planning for Density, sponsored by KPF
  • Reducing Urban Heat Through Vertical and Hoizontal Greenery
  • Smart, Sustainable, Integrated Development, sponsored by JTC
  • Sustainable Retrofitting: The Business and Carbon Cases, sponsored by UNStudio
  • Sustainable Retrofitting: Engineering, sponsored by WSP
  • Vertical Transportation/Mobility, sponsored by Otis
  • Volumetric Off-Site Construction, sponsored by Tide Construction

Core Conference

On Tuesday and Wednesday, 24 and 25 September, convene with global thought leaders in presentations and panel discussions addressing the theme of New or Renew: Addressing the Density Dilemma. Over two days of the core conference, delegates will participate in sessions, organized in eight parallel tracks, that relate to this overarching idea, in addition to the opening and closing plenary sessions (where all delegates are assembled in one hall).

Select from dozens of peer-reviewed presentations, featuring critical discussions on the future of urban density, the reduction of carbon emissions and energy consumption, and the transformative potential of new and renewed buildings to change the way we live. Sessions will focus on the following themes and regions:

The core conference will also include the CTBUH Awards Program (see below), which highlights exemplary projects and innovations from around the world.

Awards Program

Several of this year’s awards categories are sponsored as indicated below:

  • Best Tall Building, by Height, under 100 meters
  • Best Tall Building, by Height, 100–199 meters
  • Best Tall Building, by Height, 200–299 meters, sponsored by LERA Consulting Structural Engineers
  • Best Tall Building, by Height, 300–399 meters, sponsored by GVA
  • Best Tall Building, by Region, Americas
  • Best Tall Building, by Region, Asia, sponsored by AI PlanetWorks
  • Best Tall Building, by Region, Australia
  • Best Tall Building, by Region, Europe, sponsored by 10 Design
  • Best Tall Building, by Region, Middle East & Africa
  • Urban Habitat Award, sponsored by Pelli Clarke & Partners
  • Future Project Award, sponsored by Goettsch Partners
  • 10-Year Award
  • Construction Award, sponsored by Peikko
  • Repositioning Award, sponsored by Rhode Partners
  • Innovation Award
  • Structure Award, sponsored by IMEG Corp
  • Façade Award, sponsored by AGC Glass Europe
  • Systems Award, sponsored by RFR Asia Limited
  • Space Within Award, sponsored by Taipei 101
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Award, sponsored by Robert A.M. Stern Architects

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Social & Networking Events

Networking and social events are highlights of CTBUH conferences, excellent for making business connections, as well as catching up with colleagues and friends. Typically hosted in the upper floors of a seminal skyscraper, these events showcase incredible views of the host city’s expansive urban context. There will be an opening networking reception in London on Monday, 23 September; a night for sponsors to host their own social events on Tuesday, 24 September; and a closing reception in Paris on Friday, 27 September.  Stay tuned for more information.

Awards Ceremony & Dinner

The highly anticipated awards ceremony & dinner, taking place on Wednesday, 25 September, 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 “2024 Best Tall Building Worldwide.”

Off-Site Programs

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Paris Regional Program

Experience Paris through a whole new lens on Friday, 27 September, when attendees will have the opportunity to encounter the City of Light through a rich and engaging program. The detailed program is currently under development, but aims to highlight bold new projects such as Trinity, bringing new energy to the La Defense district; Opalia, demonstrating the best possibilities of the mass timber movement; Tour Triangle, upending precedents of form and scale; as well as radical redevelopments of 20th-century edifices, such as Tour Ariane and Tour Pleyel or La Félicité. Conceived in conjunction with major transportation investments, these projects are transforming the city into a greener, more equitable, and more accessible metropolis, heralding an exciting new era for the city.

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 core conference (including Health, Safety & Welfare credits). A certificate of completion will be provided to registrants upon request.

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