Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Social Networking Events

     Executive Golf

Sunday, March 2nd, The Montgomerie Dubai

Taking place the day before the Congress started, this was an excellent opportunity for delegates to enjoy themselves and network, whilst indulging in one of the most famous golf courses in the Middle East, designed by Colin Montgomerie. With the spectacular skyline of Sheikh Zayed Road as a backdrop, the executive golf day also gave players a great insight on many of the projects that would be discussed over the coming days at the congress itself.

Delegate, Executive Golf
Participants, Executive Golf
Delegates, Executive Golf

     Networking Lunches

Monday - Wednesday, March 3rd - 5th, Grand Hyatt Hotel

Lunches on each of the three days took place at a number of restaurants throughout the Grand Hyatt hotel plus, for those that wanted the open air and pleasant spring sunshine, on the events lawn outside the conference venue. Sponsored in turn by Autodesk, Gale International and Hyder Consulting, the 900+ delegates appreciated both the networking opportunities and the down time.

Buffet, Lunches    
Lunches, Grand Hyatt Hotel Events Lawn   Dessert Buffet, Lunches
Day 1, Lunch sponsored by Autodesk
  Day 2, Lunch sponsored by Gale International   Day 3, Lunch sponsored by Hyder Consulting

     Welcome Reception

Monday, March 3rd, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

With the spectacular Burj Al Arab 7-star hotel as an illuminated backdrop, the Welcome Reception took place at the end of the first day’s proceedings on the events lawn of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, with the waters of the Arabian Gulf lapping gently at the shore. Sponsored by the AECOM group, for many this was the social highlight of the three days, sipping cocktails and making friends in the warm evening air in such a spectacular setting.

Jim Metcalf, AECOM, opening the
Welcome Reception
Delegates, Welcome Reception   Networking, Welcome Reception   Band, Welcome Reception
Welcome Reception, sponsored by AECOM, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

     Congress Dinner

Tuesday, March 4th, Grand Hyatt Hotel Events Lawn

The entire congress would just not have been possible without the support of the main Platinum sponsors Emaar, and after the Plenary Session focused on the Burj Dubai that morning, and the technical tour of the Burj in the afternoon, it was fitting that the Congress Dinner on the second evening of the congress celebrated Emaar’s considerable successes. Held on the events lawn of the Grand Hyatt, attendees were treated to traditional Arabic entertainment as well as the opportunity for smoking shisha pipes in the Arabic tents.

Ahmad Thani al Matrooshi, Director,
Emaar opening the Congress Dinner
Chef serving Delegate, Congress Dinner   Arabic Performance, Congress Dinner   Smoking shisha pipes, Congress Dinner
Congress Dinner, sponosred by Emaar, Grand Hyatt Hotel