Outgoing CTBUH Chairman David Malott (2014-2017), Founder and CEO, AI., passes the gavel to incoming Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting.
Steve Watts delivers his first speech as Chairman of the CTBUH.
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts (left) and CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood (right) present a commemorative framed gavel in honor of outgoing Chairman David Malott (center).
David Malott, CEO and Founder, AI., takes a question while the rest of the Future of the Workplace panel looks on.
Anthony Henry, Head of Workspace Design, Macquarie Group, shares thoughts from the owner/occupier perspective.
Robbie Robertson, Partner, Experience Design, Deloitte Consulting, discusses the potential for technology to fundamentally alter workplace design.
Jennifer Saiz, Executive General Manager, Group Property and Security, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, relates her experiences in workplace design and redesign.
Cameron Scott, Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Solutions, JLL, provides the perspective of tenant workplace demand from the viewpoint of a leasing agent.
David Malott, CTBUH Chairman, Founder and CEO, AI., discusses the implications of data-driven design on the future of the workplace.
Cameron Scott, Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Solutions, JLL, takes a question while Jennifer Saiz, Executive General Manager, Group Property and Security, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, looks on.
David Scott, Lead Structural Director, Liang O’ Rourke, asks a question of the plenary speakers.
Debra Eckersley, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, articulates her firm’s vision for reinvention and “a new way of working.”
Richard Fennell, International Director, Head of Property and Asset Management, Australia, JLL, encourages property management peers to think beyond economics towards “softer” metrics and “highest and best-use” principles.
Martin Henn, Partner, Design Director, HENN, shares his philosophy about the emergent “knowledge-based network model” of the workplace, and how this affects design.
Rosemary Kennedy, Adjunct Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology, shares the results of her research into the appropriateness of Brisbane’s new apartment building designs to the city’s subtropical climate and planning guidelines.
Amin Hamzavian, Director, AvLaw Pty, relates the conflicts inherent in global cities’ dueling desires to expand their urban footprint and their airports.
Charu Thapar, Managing Director – Property & Asset Management Services, JLL, chairs the panel on international development capital flows.
Chris Kakoufas, General Manager, Development, Cbus Property, relates the experience of having developed key tall buildings in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Mark Tait, Group Executive and Head of Commercial Development, Investa Property, provides the perspective of one of Australia’s largest and most recognized commercial real estate companies.
Steve Watts, CTBUH Chairman, Partner, alinea Consulting, addresses the panel as a representative of the cost-consulting discipline.

The International Development Capital Flows Panel listens as an audience member asks a question.

Lester Partridge, Director, LCI Australia Pty, shares his views on how zero-carbon buildings can be achieved via precinct-based energy production and consumption strategies.
Luke Leung, Director of MEP/Sustainability, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, expands on the concept of “Net-Zero Energy” for buildings to include “Net-Zero Carbon.”
Mary Casey, Director, Social Infrastructure, HKA, poses a critical question: “What if we used biomimicry as a basis for a new design brief for tall buildings and urban habitat?”
Earle Arney, Founder, Arney Fender Katsalidis, advocates for new thinking about density in the 21st century.
Kriston Symons, End Market Director – Buildings & Places, AECOM, confers the CTBUH 2017 Traveling Design Research Studio award upon Arlene Hayes and Ian Achong of Illinois Institute of Technology, who accepted the award on behalf of their 10 fellow students in the studio.

Jury Chair Domenic Alvaro, Director, Woods Bagot, awards the winning prize to Dagmar Zvonickova, University of Westminster, UK.

Sam Lai, Project Director and General Manager – South China, Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd., presents the CTBUH 2017 Research Seed Funding award to Simon Lay, Director, Olsson Fire & Risk, on behalf of his colleague, Dr. Kate Swinburne, Senior Fire Engineer.
Alfredo Ramirez, Codes and Advisory Services Manager, Underwriters Laboratories, confers the CTBUH 2017 Student Research Funding award on Andrea Giachetti, PhD Student, Università degli Studi di Firenze.

The exhibition area proved to be a lively center of idea exchange and networking throughout the conference. The JLL booth featured a robot named “Jill.”

The Schindler booth emphasized the emerging digitization of vertical transportation.

The Brookfield booth showcased Wynyard Place and other local projects.

Attendees visit the Halfen booth.

Attendees visit the Cricursa booth.
AMP Capital’s booth featured a model of Quay Quarter Tower, and a juice bar.
Attendees visit the Windtech booth.
The Studco Building Systems booth.
Schindler was promoting its “Schindler Ahead” concept of digitally enhanced elevator services.
The AET Flexible Space booth.
Attendees examine product samples at the Architectural Terracotta booth.
The Lendlease booth featured Aurora Place, International Towers, and several other significant developments.
Attendees interact with the Aliaxis booth.
Animated discussions occurred at the RWDI booth.
Attendees visit the TE Solution booth.
Attendees examine the Conference Poster Exhibition.
Attendees examine the Conference Poster Exhibition.
Product samples were on view at the Hummingbird Kinetics booth.
It was all smiles behind the counter at the BG&E booth.
The UEM Sunrise booth featured a scale model.
Katie Rathbone, Communications Advisor, mans the Bates Smart booth.
Attendees visit the Alucoil booth.
Delegates could have their pictures taken and displayed at the Dow Corning booth.

Delegates visit the Fine DNC booth.

Delegates visit the Taiwan Glass booth.
Elizabeth Farrelly, Associate Professor, Australian School of Urbanism, offers her incisive views of the development industry’s activities in Sydney.
Tim Neal, CTBUH Trustee, President & CEO, CallisonRTKL, chairs the panel discussion of the third plenary in the Sydney Core Program.
Karl Fender, Director, Fender Katsalidis Architects, articulates a vision of the future of the Australian skyscraper.

Ivan Harbour, Senior Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, reflects on the human-scaled future of dense development.

Antony Wood, Executive Director, CTBUH, presents a call-to-arms for realizing the vertical cities of the future.
CTBUH 2017 Conference Co-Chair Ken McBryde, Director, Sydney Architecture Studio, discussed the history of the CTBUH Australia and the legacy the conference would leave behind.
CTBUH 2017 Conference Co-Chair Philip Vivian, Director, Bates Smart, reflected on the conference committee’s aspirations for, and achievements of the conference, with emphasis on improved representation of government stakeholders and gender equity chief among them.
CTBUH 2017 Conference Co-Chair Jeff Morgan, Associate Principal, Grimshaw Architects, discussed some of the key lessons from the conference.
Steve Watts, CTBUH Chairman and Partner, alinea Consulting, formally launches the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference, which will take place in Dubai, UAE and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in October 2018.
The Day 2 networking event took place in the Royal Botanic Gardens, amidst lush greenery.
Delegates trek through the Royal Botanic Gardens to the Garden Party venue.
The Calyx, a circular glass pavilion in the Royal Botanic Garden of Sydney, provided a perfect backdrop for the close of day 2, with attendees thinking about how cities can be better connected with nature, with each other, and their human inhabitants.
The Garden Party was generously sponsored by BG&E.
Beautiful flora surrounded the guests at the unique venue.
Attendees maximize their opportunities for networking before heading on to off-site programs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Delegates pose for a photo at the Calyx.
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood welcomes guests to the Garden Party.
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, partner, alinea Consulting, addresses the crowd.
Frank Cerra, Managing Director, BG&E, shares thoughts with the Garden Party attendees.