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Conference Program at a Glance


Core Conference

On Tuesday, 17 October, join global thought leaders in high-density living to engage in the year’s premier conversation on best practices in tall buildings and sustainable cities and address the most pressing challenges that urban areas face, such as equity, climate change, and the demand for better social, economic, and environmental outcomes. Select from dozens of peer-reviewed presentations, organized into nine conference tracks.

Awards Program

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Social & Networking Events

Networking and social events are highlights of CTBUH conferences, excellent for making business connections, as well as catching up with colleagues and friends. Hosted in the upper floors of a seminal skyscraper, these events showcase incredible views of the city’s expansive urban context. There will be two major receptions during the conference, a night for sponsors to host their own social events, and a reception in Kuala Lumpur:

Awards Ceremony & Dinner

The highly anticipated Awards Ceremony & Dinner, taking place on Wednesday, 18 October, 6:00–10:00 PM, is the culminating event of the conference, when trophies and titles are conferred on the year’s winning projects. See which Award of Excellence projects advance to category winners and which overall project wins the coveted title of “2023 Best Tall Building Worldwide.”

Off-site Programs

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Kuala Lumpur Regional Program

Experience Kuala Lumpur through a whole new lens on Friday and Saturday, 20 & 21 October, when attendees explore premier developments, infrastructure hubs, and cultural sites amid the city’s warm tropical climate and vibrant street life.

With modest beginnings as a tin-mining outpost in the 1880s, the city has grown into a major education, technology, banking, and energy-industry hub. Kuala Lumpur now commands one of the most dynamic skylines in Asia, with the new Exchange 106 and Merdaka PNB 118 towers joining the renowned Petronas Twin Towers.

The Kuala Lumpur regional program (transportation and accommodations to be paid by attendees) will incorporate one and a half days of programming focused on the conference theme and include site visits, tours, lively conversations, and a closing reception at Merdeka 118, soon to become the second tallest building in the world.

AIA CES Credits

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is a registered American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Credits (CES) provider. Registered attendees can accumulate AIA-approved CES credits during the six-day event (including Health, Safety & Welfare credits). A certificate of completion will be provided to registrants upon request.

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