Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
CTBUH Mumbai Conference, 2010
Remaking Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age

3rd- 5th February, 2010
Rennaissance Hotel & Convention Centre, Mumbai


With 1067 delegates in attendance, representing 490 companies and 25 countries, the Mumbai Conference was a great success! The speaker program included 77 of the world’s experts in all disciplines related to the main topic of sustainable cities, as well as tall buildings. Also part of the conference were various technical tours, social-networking events such as the welcome reception and conference dinner, and an accompanying exhibition. 

Full Conference Report

Report from the Remaking of Mumbai Federation newsletter on the conference, in English, Hindi and two other local languages.


Speakers and Presentations 

There were 72 presentations over 24 sessions during the 3 days. Each day began with an opening plenary presentation, then continued with 3 simultaneous tracks. Keynote speakers included: Charles Correa, David Nelson of Foster & Partners, Dr. Ken Yeang, William F. Baker of SOM, Cathy Yang of Taipei 101, Mumbai Metropolitan Commissioner Ratnaker Gaikwad, Alain Robert (the French tall building ‘Spiderman’), and many more.

List of speakers in alphabetical order

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.

Technical Tours

The second afternoon of the conference offered conference attendees a choice of five technical tours. These tours gave attendees the opportunity to see some of Mumbai's most notable architectural projects and urban areas, and included: the vibrant C-Ward district of Mumbai which is one of the most densely populated places on earth; the Dharavi slum which houses a million people; the 300-metre tall Palais Royale tower under construction; Charles Correa's seminal 1983 Kanchanjunga Apartments and a cultural tour of South Mumbai taking in tourist sites like the Gateway to India.

Sponsors, Exhibition and Networking Breaks

The conference benefited from the support of major sponsors at Platinum, Gold and Silver levels. In addition, conference attendees had plenty of opportunities for both learning and business-networking during the coffee and lunch breaks. With 28 exhibitors set up outside the main auditorium, some of the major companies involved in tall buildings in India and throughout the world were represented.

Welcome/VIP Reception

The Welcome/VIP Reception was kindly sponsored by the Platinum sponsors of the conference, the Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust, and took place the evening before the conference. Amidst the spectacular setting of the Renaissance Hotel’s upper garden terrace, delegates met and networked as the sun gently set over Lake Powai. The welcome reception was a great way to get the conference started.

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner was held in the evening after the first day’s proceedings, and took place amidst the lovely ambience of the terraced garden of the Renaissance Hotel and Conference Centre. As well as networking, a live band and a fantastic dinner, delegates witnessed a wonderful evening of Indian cultural performances from the different states of India.

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 conference. Statistics include the attendance breakdown per country and profession and shows which companies registered the most delegates.

Press Coverage

The Conference was attended by journalists from many media outlets including The India-wide Times of India, The Economic Times, DNA Mumbai, TV9 Channel, Elevator World, Lifestyle Magazine, Property Times and many more. The event resulted in an unprecedented amount of media coverage in India, both leading up to and after the event.

Conference Website Archive

This section contains the pre-event website, which was used to promote the event and handle registrations. Interesting information includes: news announcements leading up to the event, promotional brochures, information on sponsorship, biographies of speakers, venue details, and much more.

All images © CTBUH / RoMF