11–12 November 2021, UTC+8

Organized by the CTBUH Asia Headquarters



Event Overview

Gather with CTBUH in Sky Concert Hall, the world’s highest concert hall at the top of the famous One Shenzhen Bay in Shenzhen. Hosted by the building owners and conference Diamond sponsor, Shenzhen Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd, this two-day event will feature an exciting lineup up activities, including a full day of educational sessions capped by a networking reception, as well as multiple off-site programs. Join delegates in an in-depth examination of critical issues facing the urban realm such as carbon footprint, the changing climate, social justice, and human health.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors, shown below.


  • Two-day event
  • Full day of education sessions and networking reception
  • Multiple off-site program options on the second day
  • Time zone: UTC+8
  • Program language: Chinese


Core Conference

One Shenzhen Bay, Tower 7, Level 71, Sky Concert Hall
Nanshan Dis. Shenzhen, China


Event details are subject to change.

Thursday, 11 November 2021

8:30 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am – 9:20 am
Opening Address

Shaofeng Wang

Chairman, China State Construction Engineering Corporation

Junjie Zhang

Chief Architect, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (ECADI)

Ribiao Chen

Chief Manager & Chief Architect, Huayi Design

Zhouwen Chen

Executive Director & Senior Vice President, Shenzhen Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Peng Du

Asia Regional Director, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

9:20 am – 10:40 am
Session 1—Humanizing High Density
Session Chair

Jianhe Luo

Party secretary and deputy chief architect, Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China Univ. of Technology

Marianne Kwok

Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

"Presentation Title Pending"

David Malott

Founder & CEO, AI PlanetWorks

"Humanize Density Towards Livable Cities"

Zhizhe Yu

Co-Founder/Executive Director, AI SpaceFactory

"Humanize Density Towards Livable Cities"

May Wei

APAC Office Leader, Shanghai Office Director, and Principal

"Presentation Title Pending"

Yu Wang

Chairman, Qingdao CONSON Hai Tian Center Construction Co, Ltd, Qingdao Conson Hai Tian Center of China

"High-Density Cities Upward - Creating Vertical Ecology in An Ultra-High State"

10:40 am – 11:10 am
Coffee Break
11:10 am – 11:50 am
Session 2—Sustainability and Technology-Driven Design for Tall Buildings
Session Chair

Lihui Xie

General manager, Guangzhou Jianke Citiexpo Co.,Ltd

Chunlin He

Director, Pelli Clarke & Partners

"Eco-City - Sustainable Super Tall Building Design"

Josephine Zhou

Director, Major Projects & Strategic Accounts Management, Otis Elevator Company

"The Future is Here: Artificial Intelligence and Connected Systems That Enable Smart Cities"

11:50 am – 12:40 pm
Session 3—Panel Discussion on Tall Building Renovation & Urban Renewal

Junjie Zhang

Chief Architect, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (ECADI)

Xiangming Huang

Board Member & Chief Architect, TIANHUA Architecture Planning & Engineering Co., Ltd.

Jessica Zhao

Director, Carrier China office, Carrier Air Conditioner Refrigeration Sales (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Xiangdong Pan

Executive Director and Chief Designer, CityGroup Design Collective CO., LTD

Jiaqi Qu

Associate Director, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

12:40 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 3:40 pm
Session 4—Design for Healthy and Livable Cities
Session Chair

Chunchao Li

Marketing Director, Tianjin North Glass Industrial Technical Co., Ltd.

Hasan Syed

Principal and Design Director, Gensler

"Presentation Title Pending"

Lizhi Ren

Vice President & Chief Architect, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.

"Humanized Spatial Narrative of Vertical Cities"

James Zheng

CEO & President, Goettsch Partners

"Qianhai Rising: Contributions From Urban Mixed-Use Developments"

Wei Zhang

Deputy General Manager of Office Building Department, Vision (Shenzhen) Software Technology Co., Ltd.

"Gemdale Viseen Center Extraordinary Space Power"

Zhenming Li

Sr. Vice President Large Projects and Key Account Management, Schindler

"Schindler PORT 4D – An Enabler of Essential Urban Reconfiguration"

3:40 pm – 4:10 pm
Coffee Break
4:10 pm – 4:50 pm
Session 5—Climate-Responsive Design for Tall Buildings
Session Chair

Lang Wang

Vice President, CCDI Group

Satoshi Ohashi

Director, Zaha Hadid Architects

"Responsive Environments— Inspiration, Incubation, Innovation"

Yibo Xu

China Partner, Principal Architect, Stefano Boeri Architetti China

"Carbon Neutrality: Carbon Emission Peak and Ecological Diversity Practices in Future Cities"

Stefano Boeri

Principal, Stefano Boeri Architetti

"Carbon Neutrality: Carbon Emission Peak and Ecological Diversity Practices in Future Cities"

4:10 pm – 4:50 pm
Session 6—Panel Discussion on the Design and Construction of Low Carbon & Smart Cities

Jianping Gu

General Manager, Shanghai SIIC North Bund New Landmark Construction and Development Co., Ltd

Richard (Mu) Li

Chief Architect of ECADI Fourth Department, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (ECADI)

Mike Chan

National Director Management Services, JLL - Jones Lang LaSalle Property Consultants Pte Ltd

Hongting Zhang

Senior Director, New Equipment, OCL, Otis Elevator Company

Qi Yi

Deputy Dean, Shenzhen University

7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Networking Reception at Shenzhen Gemdale Viseen Center

Friday, 12 November 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Offsite Program 1—Ping An Asset Tower

Ping An Asset Tower

No. 5013, Yitian Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Sheng

Ping An Asset Tower, a new completion in 2021, is the third phase of the comprehensive development project of Ping An financial center. The project establishes a new benchmark for the design of super high-rise buildings—it is a real people-oriented building, which can breathe, communicate with nature, and connect each individual.

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Offsite Program 2—OCT Tower

OCT Tower

No. 9018, Shennan Avenue, Shenzhen, Guangdong Sheng

The program visits OCT Tower, whose architectural form echoes the urban axis and Shenzhen Bay, inheriting the genes of ecology, art, and culture of Overseas Chinese towns. As a landmark of urban vision and life, it is a very representative and symbolic urban comprehensive building in Shenzhen.


Regular Rate
(Payment on or before 19 October)
Late Rate
(Payment after 19 October)
Full Day Program
Includes: One full day of education, breakfast, lunch, and coffee/tea breaks
Networking Reception
Network with your peers after the core education session
Off-site Program
Join your peers for an additional educational experience

Please note that the above rates are based on pricing for CTBUH Platinum Members. Price will vary depending on your membership level. Non-member rates are approximately 25% higher than listed above.

+ Read the general payment and cancellation notes

Payments: Registration payments are required to be paid in Chinese Yuan (CNY), at the rates portrayed, irrespective of daily exchange rate fluctuations. Registrations are not confirmed until payment is received. If a payment is not received within 24 hours of registration, then the registration may be canceled.

Cancellation Policy:An 80% refund will be given if written notice of cancellation is received by 19 October 2021. No refund will be given for cancellation after 19 October 2021 due to costs incurred by CTBUH for each delegate at that time. No refunds will be given for those who register at an incorrect rate. No refunds will be given for those who do not attend the conference. If you cannot attend the conference, we are happy to accept a substitute colleague without penalty up to 30 October 2021. No substitutions are allowed after 30 October 2021. All refunds will be handled after the conference.

Reimbursement Policy: If a delegate wishes to remain registered but change their selections and this is possible within the terms of the Cancellation Policy above, then a 20% of total amount fee will be charged on any reimbursement refund.

Fapiao: Fapiao requested before 30 October 2021 can be collected at conference site. Fapiao requested after 30 October 2021 will be mailed to delegates.

Specific Shenzhen Event Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

See all global sponsors here.


Email the CTBUH Events team for more information: [email protected]

Or contact the CTBUH Asia Headquarters: [email protected], +86 21 65982972

Additional Notes:
+Program details are subject to change.

Attendees’ health and safety is of paramount concern to CTBUH. Local events will implement health and safety protocols appropriate to the public health circumstances existing at the time of the conference, and in accordance with local guidelines. Compliance with some or all of the protocols adopted by CTBUH may be mandatory for attendance at in-person events. Additional health and safety measures, and any necessary consents by you, will be communicated to attendees in advance of the event.