Scenes from the Day
Day 1 - Delegates stream into the Mansion Wing conference venue at the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen for the Off-Site Program Social.
Day 1 - After a day of thought-provoking presentations and breathtaking building tours of some of Shenzhen’s most prominent tall building sites, attendees gather at the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen to enjoy refreshments and socializing.
Day 1 - New CTBUH Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships Brent Schreiber introduces himself to attendees of the Off-Site Program Social at the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen.
Day 1 - Sacha Brozek, Senior Vice President, Major Projects, KONE, gives welcoming remarks at the Off-Site Program Social. KONE kindly sponsored the networking event.
Day 1 - The Off-Site Program Social was kindly sponsored by KONE.
Day 1 - Sacha Brozek, Senior Vice President, Major Projects, KONE, exchanges insights with fellow delegates gained from a day of diverse activities during the Off-Site Programs at the 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference.
Day 1 -Wanitkorkul, Assawin, Technical Director, Aurecon, cracks a smile during a lively exchange at the Off-Site Program Social, located at the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen.
Day 1 -An evening of socializing and unwinding at the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen capped off an enriching afternoon of Off-Site Programs on the first day of the 2019 Innovation Conference.
Day 1 - A view of the streamlined façade of the Ping An Finance Center, which helps break up strong wind currents, was evident during a tour of the building.
Day 1 - Golden confetti flies during the official signboard inauguration of the Ping An Finance Center as the tallest office building in the world.
Day 1 - Colleagues gather to inaugurate the CTBUH Signboard for Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen (from left to right): Dr. Peng Du, China Office Director and Academic Coordinator, CTBUH; Qihui Zhang, General Manager of Commercial Development Department, Ping An Real Estate; CTBUH China Office Board Member Junjie Zhang, President, ECADI; Brian Girard, Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Zhengjian Zhu, General Manager and COO, Ping An Real Estate; CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting; Huichuan Ren, General Manager, Ping An China Group; John Jacobs, COO, CTBUH; Pengpeng Liu, Vice COO, Ping An Real Estate; CTBUH Vice Chairman David Malott, Founder & CEO, AI. SpaceFactory; and Felix Wu, Chief Design Officer, Ping An Real Estate.
Day 1 - Huichan Ren, General Manager, Ping An China Group, delivers the welcome address to attendees of the unveiling ceremony of the Ping An Finance Center signboard.
Day 1 - Guests mingle and imbibe during the VIP Reception at Ping An Finance Center on the first evening of the conference, kindly hosted and sponsored by Ping An Real Estate.
Day 1 - Inside the Ping An Finance Center, the tallest building in Shenzhen and the second-tallest in China, delegates were greeted by stunning views of the surrounding urban area.
Day 1 - CTBUH COO John Jacobs gives a wave from an all-glass enclosure located at the pinnacle of Ping An Finance Center.
Day 2 - The CTBUH 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference VIP Networking Reception, kindly hosted by CR Land and sponsored by Multiplex, took place at China Resources Tower, which anchors the master-planned China Resources Business District in Shenzhen. Guests of the VIP Networking Reception were able to experience China Resources Tower’s Sky Hall, a 68-meter-tall space nested within the tower’s pinnacle structure, offering expansive views of the conference host-city, Shenzhen.
Day 2 - The tower’s crown structure is topped by an ornate, illuminated sculpture, much to the delight of attendees.
Day 2 - Guests arrive at the VIP Networking Reception at China Resources Tower.
Day 2 - Guests enjoy canapes and good conversation at the VIP Networking Reception.
Day 2 - Raichey Zheng, General Manager, China Resources Shenzhen Bay Development, says a few words to the VIP Networking Reception guests at China Resources Tower.
Day 2 - CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, welcomes guests to the VIP Reception.
Day 2 - Steve Watts is presented with a model of China Resources Tower by Raichey Zheng of China Resources Shenzhen Bay Development, which graciously hosted the VIP Networking Reception.
Day 2 - Guests enjoyed a beverage and musical guests during the VIP Networking Reception at China Resources Tower.
Day 2 - CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Chair Javier Quintana de Una, Director, IDOM (right), and CTBUH Advisory Group Member Rene Lagos, President, Rene Lagos Engineering (center), converse with CTBUH COO John Jacobs (left) as they enjoy VIP Networking Reception canapes.
Day 2 - The VIP Networking Reception’s location on floors 21 and 22 of the China Resources Tower offers spectacular views of Shenzhen’s 70+ skyscrapers over 200 meters tall.
Day 3 - After the Closing Plenary, guests were treated to a glass of wine on the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen's sunny patio before the Awards Dinner & Ceremony commenced.
Day 3 - Andrea Cambruzzi, Senior Engineer, Schindler, sips on red wine during the reception preceding the Awards Dinner & Ceremony, where the category winner announcements would be made.
Day 3 - James Goettsch, Chairman, Co-CEO, Goettsch Partners, takes a moment to enjoy the early evening's pleasant temperatures before accepting his Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Winner Award at the 2019 Innovation Conference.
Day 3 - Canapés such as mini-quiches and smoked salmon amuse bouches complemented bite-size desserts, such as custard tarts topped with fresh fruit, at each coffee break and reception during the 2019 Innovation Conference.
Day 3 - Shao Weiping, National Geotechnical Investigation & Surveying Design Master and Chief Architect, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design Co. Ltd., shares his thoughts on his favorite presentations from the 2019 Innovation Conference.
Day 3 - MEP Engineering Jury Member Gary Pomerantz, Executive VP, WSP, converses with fellow delegates before the Awards Dinner & Ceremony.