Daily Highlights

Get the latest news from the tall building event of the year.

Registration Portal Closed: Register On-Site

The conference on-line registration portal has now closed. You can still register for the core Shenzhen segment of the conference on-site at the event itself, from 2pm onwards on Sunday 16 October, at the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen.

Record Number of Registrations

Registration figures for CTBUH 2016 have surpassed those of last year’s conference (1200), making the upcoming gathering the largest CTBUH Conference to date.

One Week Left for Regular Registration Pricing

The regular rate registration deadline for the CTBUH 2016 Conference – August 31, 2016 – is only one week away. Be sure to register now to secure your place at what will be a fantastic conference.

Student Research Funding Winner Announced

The winning CTBUH Student Research Competition, kindly sponsored by UL as part of their Gold sponsorship package, entry – “The Rebirth of the Skyscraper: Technical Advances, 1930–1975″ – has been named.

Full Program Confirmed

We are extremely pleased to release the complete program and speaker list for CTBUH 2016, with five full days of programming traversing Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

Prof. Jingtang He Named Conference Co-Chair

CTBUH is pleased to announce that Prof. Jingtang He, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Honorary President of the Architecture College of the SCUT and President of the ADRISCUT, has been confirmed as Co-Chair of the CTBUH 2016 Conference.

Initial Speakers Announced

We are extremely pleased to offer five full days of programming traversing Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong with over 100 speakers announced.

See the 700+ People Already Registered

We are pleased to release the list of delegates registered so far for the CTBUH 2016 Conference. Still over four months away from the conference, 703 delegates have already registered, leaving fewer than 500 spaces available.

Fifth and Final Networking Reception Added

The Lawn at The Upper House Hong Kong will serve as the venue for the conference closing Networking Reception / Party, kindly hosted and sponsored by Swire Properties. Add this event to your 2016 Conference registration before space runs out!

2016 Conference Steering Meeting

Preparations for the upcoming CTBUH 2016 Conference are now significantly advancing, following a Steering Committee meeting in Hong Kong.

Shanghai Tower Signboard Ceremony

CTBUH joined Shanghai Tower officials in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Shanghai Tower as the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world.

Registration Update: 600+ People Already Registered

A record number of 631 people were registered by the Early Bird Registration deadline of 20 April. Several of the networking receptions are now nearing capacity, but there is currently still room to register for these events and the program overall.

All Diamond Sponsors Confirmed

CTBUH is please to announce that all diamond sponsors have been confirmed for the CTBUH 2016 Conference. These six sponsors will be recognized as the premium sponsors of the event.

Student Design and Research Competitions Launched

Students / Professors may now submit entries for the 2016 Student Design Competition, and 2016 Student Research Competition, sponsored by KPF and Underwriters Laboratories respectively through CTBUH 2016 Conference Gold Sponsorship Packages.

Advice on Travel and Visas

CTBUH has compiled information on the best methods for traveling to and from the conference and has provided information on visas needed during travel.

Off-site Programs Announced

The off-site programs for all three conference cities (Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong) have been announced in the most iconic buildings in each city.

Call for CTBUH 2016 Research Seed Funding

CTBUH is pleased to announce the “Call for Proposals” for its 2016 International Research Seed Funding, made possible with the kind support of Taipei Financial Center Corporation through the CTBUH 2016 Conference Gold + Research Seed Funding Sponsorship Package.

Receptions Now Open for Registration

Registration for three of the four networking receptions, in the tallest buildings in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong respectively, is now open.

Record Number of Abstracts Received

The submission deadline for abstracts – 29th January – has now passed. We have received a record number of abstracts for consideration at the conference. Submitters will be notified of the acceptance status of their abstract on 18th March.

Successful Inaugural Steering Committee Meetings in All Three Cities

Plans for the 2016 CTBUH Conference, which will be held progressively across three cities in the Pearl River Delta region of China – Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong – are now well underway, beginning with initial meetings of the Conference Steering Committee in all three cities.

Abstracts Due in TWO Weeks!

Promote your ideas and expertise to high-profile attendees on the best international stage there is. The deadline to submit abstracts for speaking opportunities is January 29, 2016. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Conference Officially Launches at Close of CTBUH NY 2015

The CTBUH 2016 Conference was launched during the Closing Plenary of the CTBUH 2015 New York Conference held from October 26-30. In an unprecedented first for a CTBUH Conference, the event will take place progressively across three cities, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

Ping An Confirmed as Diamond Sponsor

Ping An Financial Centre Construction & Development has confirmed as the first sponsor of the CTBUH 2016 Conference at the Diamond level.

Call for Abstracts

The 2016 conference will convene speaking and poster presentations, exhibitors, panel discussions, and building/infrastructure tours, focused on the overall conference theme: “Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism.”

Shenzhen Venue Selected: Grand Hyatt

The conference will be held in the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen, one of the most luxurious hotels in Shenzhen with all spaces in the venue enjoy natural light!