Congress Draws Praise for Information, Networking

The CTBUH 9th World Congress closed to rave reviews on Sept. 21, after three days of in-depth presentations, lively panel discussions and networking events.

More than 850 delegates from 43 countries packed the Grand Hyatt Jin Mao’s convention space, which was filled to capacity.

Attendees of the sold out Congress listen to the Day 2 plenary session presentations.
Delegates included high-level executives from many of China’s leading tall building companies, including Greenland, Eton Properties, SOHO, ECADI and the China Broad Group.
“The efforts to bring together leaders from across the disciplines paid off,” said Timothy Johnson, chairman of the CTBUH and a design partner with NBBJ. “The hallway discussions were clearly as lively as the sessions.” 

In his “Musings from Shanghai” blog post, Buro Happold’s Mark Lavery, a CTBUH City Representative in Dubai, labeled the Congress “the “foremost tall building forum celebrating achievement and innovation, sharing knowledge and networking with like minds and collaborators.”

The CTBUH is still actively gathering feedback from attendees to help better mold future events, but early indications are the Congress was a rousing success.

“This was first CTBUH congress that I have attended but it won't be my last,” Caroline Stephens of World Architecture News wrote.  “The energy and passion of the team at CTBUH is infectious and inspiring.”

Read the daily news reports from the Congress:
September 19, Day 1 September 20, Day 2 September 21, Day 3

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