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Discover transformative ideas for tall buildings and urban habitats

The annual CTBUH International Conference is the definitive event for creative exchange and meaningful impact in the development of tall buildings and urban spaces, convening in two of the world’s premier capital cities during one exhilarating week, with AEC innovators from across the globe.

Here, in-person discussions, workshops, presentations, and panels offer insights and thought leadership, while providing inspiration and opportunities for professional growth and the exchange of best practices.

As the recognized international authority on tall buildings, CTBUH conferences help elevate the standards in sustainable vertical urbanism and develop leaders working in all building industry sectors.

Last year’s theme, Humanizing High Density—People, Nature & the Urban Realm, advanced the fundamental premise that high-density urbanization can support healthy living, working, and civic and social engagement.

Join the global, multi-disciplinary network of CTBUH at this year’s international conference and learn from distinguished experts on the latest in tall buildings, infrastructure, and urban development!

Event Highlights from 2023

With an international roster of more than 1,000 experts in sustainable vertical urbanism, the conference took place in Singapore on 16-19 October 2023 and in Kuala Lumpur on 20-21 October 2023. People from around the world participated in 12 half-day workshops, nearly 250 presentations, opening and closing keynote plenaries, networking receptions, exhibitors, off-site tours, and the celebratory awards ceremony and dinner.


Attendees enjoyed two incredible networking receptions with the opening at CapitaSpring in Singapore and the closing at Kuala Lumpur’s new tallest building, Merdeka 118.


People discussed vital topics during the workshops, experienced several exciting sessions, and explored the venues of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur.


Attendees celebrated at the highly anticipated Awards Ceremony & Dinner held in Marina Bay Sands, where Quay Quarter Tower, Sydney won Best Tall Building Worldwide.


People visited numerous sites throughout the cities, including ParkRoyal on Pickering, Pan Pacific Orchard, Kampung Admiralty, Petronas Twin Towers, and Tun Razak Exchange.

Geographic Representation

Total Countries Represented at the 2023 Event: 45

Top 10 Countries
Singapore (171)China (157)United States (142)Australia (88)United Kingdom (70)
Malaysia (45)Indonesia (41)India (34)Japan (30)United Arab Emirates (29)

Top 10 Cities
Singapore (171)London (69)Hong Kong (68)Sydney (54)New York City (53)
Kuala Lumpur (43)Shanghai (40)Jakarta (38)Chicago (35)Dubai (30)

Discipline Representation

Attendance Satisfaction


“All presentations were greatly valuable.”
“High-level quality of presentations, attendance and networking opportunities.”
“Great content and networking!”
“Great opportunity to meet different professionals and explore/learn a lot about the latest development and trend of different types of tall buildings in the world.”
“Wish I could participate in all my favorite sessions, there’s just so many great topics to see at once and I’m extremely satisfied in the discussions I could attend.”

Join Industry-Leading Companies

Total Companies in Attendance at the 2023 Event: 416

…and many more!

Ready to attend this year?

Today, the construction industry is facing a challenging dilemma: Should we build new buildings, or should we renew the existing ones? In parallel, governments and city-makers debate over the need to grow existing, or to build new, more sustainable cities. The dilemma poses further challenges: How do we make these decisions, and who should be involved?

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Be part of the solution.