Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
CTBUH 8th World Congress, Dubai

Tall & Green:
Typology for a Sustainable Urban Future

3rd- 5th March, 2008
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai


With 954 people from 43 countries in attendance to witness over 100 presentations from the world’s experts in all disciplines of tall buildings – as well as engage in building technical tours, the accompanying exhibition and numerous social-networking events – this was, without a shadow of a doubt, the Council’s most successful congress in its 40-year history. The 40 page post congress review publication celebrates some of the best moments of the 8th World Congress. Included are a two hour video highlights DVD and Congress Proceedings CD with all 102 speaker papers.

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Presentations, Speakers, Videos & Technical Papers

There were over 100 presentations over 3 simultaneous tracks during the two days, from some of the world's most renowned speakers. Speakers included: H.E. Mohamed Ali Alabbar, William F. Baker, H.E. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Peter Wynne Rees, Leslie E. Robertson, Ken Yeang and many, many more.

Video Highlights

In addition to all the speaker videos (shown in full in the Presentations section above), video highlights are also available, profiling some of the more memorable messages from the presentations and including footage of the social-networking events and other aspects of the conference.

Reports - Plenary & Other Presentation Highlights

Many of the world’s foremost thinkers in both tall buildings and urban sustainability spoke at the Congress' plenary sessions, read reports on these and some of the most important non-plenary contributions during the three days.

Technical Tours Technical Tours

Five building tours, three regional tours, and three sightseeing tours were organized prior to, during, and following the congress, giving delegates multiple opportunities to explore several Dubai construction projects, the city itself, and some nearby Middle Eastern cities.

Sponsors, Exhibition and Networking Breaks

Due to limited space, the congress was only able to accommodate 17 exhibition stands. Every breakfast, coffee and lunch break, almost 1000 delegates spilled out from the plenary hall to chat, network and view the exhibition spaces.

Social Networking Events Social Networking Events

There were many social networking opportunities at the congress. An executive golf outing was organized, Networking lunches each day, a welcome reception at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel held on the first night, and a congress dinner held on the Grand Hyatt Hotel Events Lawn.

Photos Conference Photos

The entire congress event including speaker sessions, social events, tours, exhibition, networking, and pre and post conference events were fully documented in photos.

Attendance Statistics and Feedback

This section shows the overall attendance statistics, including the list of all conference attendees and the delegate feedback received about the congress. Statistics include the attendance breakdown per country and profession and shows which companies registered the most delegates.

Press Press Coverage

The congress was attended by 58 journalists from many media outlets. Reports on the congress were published in:
The Big Project, Cityscape, Engineering News Record, Gulf Construction, Middle East Architect, Property Weekly, and many more.

Congress Archive Conference Website Archive

This section contains the pre-event website, which was used to promote the event and handle registrations. Interesting information includes: promotional brochures, information on sponsorship, venue details, the carbon neutral plan for the Congress, and much more.