TitlePolycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism
    20–25 October 2018
    Dubai & Abu Dhabi
    27Off-Site Programs8Tracks
    5Project Rooms4Evenings of Receptions
    3Symposiums1Great Conference!

    Attendance by Region

    Top Regions


    Top 10 Countries

    1UAE 287
    2United States 167
    3China 129
    4United Kingdom 86
    5India 63
    6Australia 57
    7Canada 50
    8Germany 43
    9Malaysia 24
    9Indonesia 24
    Total Countries Represented: 54

    Top 10 Cities

    1Dubai 257
    2London 77
    3Mumbai 54
    4Chicago 50
    5New York City 48
    6Toronto 47
    7Shanghai 42
    8Hong Kong 40
    9Sydney 30
    10Abu Dhabi 29
    Total Cities Represented: 128

    Attendance by Company

    Attendance by Discipline


    Top 10 Architecture / Urban Planning / Interiors Companies

    1Skidmore, Owings & Merrill12
    2NORR Group Consultants International10
    4Aedas 5
    4Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates5
    4Tongji Architectural Design Group 5
    8East China Architectural Design & Research Institute 4
    8Goettsch Partners4
    8Woods Bagot4

    Total Architects / Urban Planners / Interiors Companies Represented: 221 people; 110 companies


    Top 10 Engineering Companies 

    1WSP 27
    2Thornton Tomasetti 19
    5National Engineering Bureau11
    6Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners10
    7Arup 9
    7Ramboll Group9
    9WME Consultants8
    10Robert Bird Group7

    Total Engineers Represented: 304 people; 107 companies


    Top 10 Material / System Suppliers

    1KONE 61
    2Schindler 43
    3Otis Elevator Co. / UTC 23
    4thyssenkrupp 18
    5Jotun 17
    7Permasteelisa Group7
    8Technal Middle East5

    Total Material / System Suppliers Represented = 254 people; 46 companies


    Top 20 Owners / Developers / Occupiers / Property Managers

    1Country Garden19
    3JLL Global 11
    4Emaar Properties8
    4Jeddah Economic Company 8
    4Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited Hong Kong 8
    7New World Development Company 7
    8Select Group6
    8Yamam Sazeh6
    10Shanghai Tower Construction & Development 5
    12Aldar Properties4
    12Gaysorn Property4
    12Shenzhen Parkland Real Estate Development China
    16Birla Estates3
    16Equitativa & Emirates REIT3
    16New Land Enterprises3
    16Ping An Real Estate China 3
    16Piramal Realty3
    16PT Toba Pengembang Sejahtra3
    16Puranik Builders3

    Total Owners / Developers / Occupiers / Property Managers Represented: 216 people; 84 companies


    Top 10 Contractors / Project Managers / Cost Consultants

    1Turner Construction / Turner International 21
    2Residential Construction Council of Ontario18
    3Ontario Formwork Association12
    4Multiplex Construction11
    5PAN Partners8
    6Al Ghurair Construction Aluminium7
    6China State Construction Overseas Development 7
    6Renaissance Construction Company7
    9Arcadis 5
    9Bouygues Batiment International5
    9PT Total Bangun Persada5

    Total Contractors / Project Managers / Cost Consultants Represented: 144 people; 41 companies

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    Delegate Comments

    “I would like to thank all of our colleagues at CTBUH for hosting this high-quality Conference and contributing to the involved industries and communities.”
    – Raymond Wong, Executive Director, Projects, Hongkong Land


    “This was my first CTBUH conference and I have attended many events both in Dubai and Europe. The conference was by far the most impressive for organizational aspects, and particularly, the delegate list. To achieve an audience of so many senior global professionals is not easy to achieve. A job well done!”
    – David Pine-Coffin, National Director, JLL


    “This annual conference achieves a perfect balance between creating topical diversity on industry trends while highlighting sharp insights on focused topics.”
    – April Liu, Global Marketing Manager, Schindler


    “CTBUH is one of the best conferences globally for cities and the urban habitat. Continue the great work.”
    – Shaun Killa, Design Partner, Killa Design


    “The 2018 Conference has set the standard so high in the UAE, and this was a brilliant thing! I was really humbled to be invited to speak both in Dubai and later Abu Dhabi.”
    – Mohamad Al-Dah, Director, Webb Yates and Esther Engineers


    “Keep up the great work! It was wonderful to see the Student Scholarships awarded/presented, as well as the numerous Research grants.”
    – Grant Uhlir, Regional Managing Principal, Gensler


    “Once again, the CTBUH Conference was incredibly well organized and the content was very informative / well produced. Definitely the best conference of the year!”
    – Jason Vieusseux, NSW Construction Director, Mirvac Construction


    “I am very glad that I joined the Dubai Conference. I found the topics of this conference particularly informative and inspiring.”
    – Lei Li, Director, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates


    “Overall a very good conference, for which I was excited to be a contributor. I hope that I can contribute to next year’s conference and be part of the success of this organization’s continued goal in pushing our profession to share ideas, share aspirations and share the challenges that we face with our environments.”
    – Paul Runaghan, Associate Director, CallisonRTKL


    “Thank you to all CTBUH staff and executives for organizing such a wonderful conference each year!”
    – Cristophe Bilaine, VP, Preconstruction, Bouygues Batiment International


    “This conference provided a good mix of topics as well as off-site opportunities, which I believe caters to all attendees’ interests and enables them to attend sessions that are not necessarily in their core interest, thus allowing them to obtain a broader understanding.”
    – John Gaskin, Managing Director, Gaskin Construction Services Pty Ltd


    “Congratulations to both CTBUH and Dubai! One of the best conferences I’ve ever attended!”
    – Carmelo Casas, President & CEO, Casas+Architects


    “It was a fantastic event. I met up with a lot of professionals during this time, sharing different points of view on buildings and the environment. Great event!”
    – Waigo Ng, Director, AET Flexiblespace