On the first day of the conference, prior to the Opening Plenary, nineteen VIP Owner/Developers in attendance were invited to join CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and CTBUH Chairman David Malott on stage for a photo. Among the 19 were building representatives of eight “City’s Tallest” and three “World’s Tallest” title holders.


Front Row (left to right)

Jianping Gu
General Manager, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development

Shanghai Tower
Shanghai, 2015
632 m / 2,073 ft
Tallest in China

Hang Xu
Chairman, Shenzhen Parkland Real Estate Development

One Shenzhen Bay
Shenzhen, 2018
341 m / 1,120 ft
A Model for Polycentric Urbanism on Reclaimed Land

Jingtang He
President, Architectural Design and Research Institute of SCUT

Guangzhou International Finance Center
Guangzhou, 2010
439 m / 1,439 ft
Former Tallest in Guangzhou (2010–2016)

Long Xiu
Chairman, Architectural Society of China

China Has Nearly Half of the World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

Chongguang Xu
Deputy Secretary General, Shenzhen Municipal Government

Shenzhen, China
Population: ≈ 10.8 million (2016); 300,000 (1970)
Shenzhen’s Population is the Fastest Growing of Any City Worldwide

Mounib Hammoud
CEO, Jeddah Economic Company

Jeddah Tower
Jeddah, 2019
1000+ m / 3,281+ ft
Future Tallest in the World

Stanley Wu
Associate Project Director, New World Development Company Limited

Gunagzhou CTF Finance Centre
Guangzhou, 2016
530 m / 1,739 ft
Tallest in Guangzhou

Joseph Chou
Chairman, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

Taipei, 2004
508 m / 1,667 ft
Former Tallest in the World (2004–2010)

Peter Kok
Deputy General Manager, Shum Yip Land Company Limited

Shum Yip Upperhills
Shenzhen, 2019
388 m / 1,273 ft
Integrates Intimate Mid-Rise Clusters with Iconic Tall Buildings

Tim Blackburn
General Manager, Swire Properties

One Island East
Hong Kong, 2008
298 m / 978 ft
Tallest in East Hong Kong Island

Irene Wai
General Manager, Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

International Commerce Center
Hong Kong, 2010
484 m / 1,588 ft
Tallest in Hong Kong

Shengjie Wen
Executive General Manager, The Second Construction Co., Ltd of China Construction

Wuhan Greenland Center
Wuhan, 2018
636 m / 2,087 ft
Future Tallest in Wuhan

Tengku Ab Aziz
CEO, PNB Merdeka Ventures SDN Berhad

Merdeka PNB118
Kuala Lumpur, 2020
630 m / 2,067 ft
Future Tallest in Malaysia

Albert Chan
Director of Development Planning, Shui On Land Limited

Riverview Plaza
Wuhan, 2016 (2 of 3 buildings)
436 m / 1,430 ft
Part of Wuhan Tiandi Site A, CTBUH 2016 Urban Habitat Award Winner

Hashimah Hashim
Executive Director, KLCC Property Holdings Berhad

Petronas Towers
Kuala Lumpur, 1998
452 m / 1,483 ft
Former Tallest in the World (1998-2004)

Claes Caroli
Chairman, HSB Malmö

Turning Torso
Malmö, 2005
190 m / 623 ft
Tallest in Sweden

ZhaoHui Jia
Associate Chief Architect, Greenland Group

Zifeng Tower
Nanjing, 2010
450 m / 1,476 ft
Tallest in Nanjing

Robert Pratt
Managing Director, Tishman Speyer Properties

Chrysler Building
New York City, 1930
319 m / 1,046 ft
Former Tallest in the World (1930-1931)