Why Attend?

As the recognized international authority on tall buildings, CTBUH conferences differ significantly from the many commercial conferences now being held around the world, in terms of both quality of knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities. CTBUH events offer a wide variety of benefits to attendees, speakers, and sponsors:

  • Learn from distinguished experts on the latest in tall buildings, infrastructure and urban development
  • Gain knowledge and insight in the latest thinking on sustainability
  • Network with top, internationally-influential people in the industry
  • Develop collaborative partnerships and business leads
  • Earn Continuing Professional Education Credits
  • Better understand the business opportunities in the U.S. & Internationally
  • Promote your company through sponsorship
  • Influence best-practice thinking and policy making
  • Experience the dynamic city of Chicago
  • Tour seminal tall buildings and urban spaces (completed and under construction)
  • Enjoy social-networking events at top venues
  • Experience the multi-national, multi-disciplinary network of the CTBUH

Click here for a list of materials you will receive as a delegate.

Who Should Attend?

Colleagues from all disciplines with a connection to tall buildings and urban habitat are encouraged to attend, including the following professions:

  • Building Owners & Managers
  • Building Funders & Developers
  • Building Occupiers & Tenants
  • Contractors & Construction Firms
  • National & Local Government Officials
  • Code & Regulatory Authorities
  • Architects & Urban Planners
  • Engineers (all disciplines)
  • Cost Consultants & Surveyors
  • Insurers & Legal Firms
  • Project/Construction Managers
  • Fire & Life Safety Professionals
  • Geotechnical/Foundation Firms
  • Transport, Infrastructure & Landscape Companies
  • Material & Building System Suppliers
  • Building Façade Design Firms
  • Elevator Consultants/Suppliers
  • Energy Companies
  • NGOs & Academics


Delegates listen to the Opening Plenary of the 2018 Middle East Conference.

Delegates at the 2017 Australia Conference.


Expected Conference Attendance