11–12 November 2021, GMT (UTC+0)

Organized by the CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter

Event Overview

CTBUH is excited to invite delegates to gather at the remarkable 22 Bishopsgate, the second tallest building in London and the UK. Hosted by the building owners and conference Diamond sponsor, AXA Investment Managers, delegates will gather on the 55th floor to discuss the local response needed for challenging global problems facing the urban realm, including addressing 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
  • Numerous off-site program options on the second day
  • Time zone: GMT (UTC+0)


Core Conference & Networking Reception

22 Bishopsgate 22 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4BQ, United Kingdom


Event details are subject to change.

Thursday, 11 November 2021

8:00 am – 8:45 am
Breakfast / Networking
8:45 am – 8:50 am
Welcome Remarks

Steve Watts

Partner, Turner & Townsend alinea

8:50 am – 9:00 am
Welcome Remarks: AXA Investment Managers
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Session 1—Panel Discussion on the Future of London: Mobility, Skyscraper, and Society, Hosted by Ramboll
Panel Chair

Peter Wynne Rees

Professor of Places and City Planning, University College London

Harbinder Singh Birdi

Partner, Infrastructure Sector Lead, Hawkins Brown

Peter Jackson

Managing Principal, Europe Practice Leader, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Andrew N. Jones

Program Director, Europe, AECOM

Paul Toyne

Sustainability Practice Leader, Grimshaw Architects

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Session 2—One-to-One: The UK Future
Session Chair

William Murray

Founding Partner, Director, Individuals

Ian Simpson

Co-Founding Partner, SimpsonHaugh

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Coffee Break, Sponsored by CREE GmbH
11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Session 3—Panel Discussion on Building the City's Tallest, 22 Bishopsgate, Hosted by Permasteelisa Group
Panel Chair

Steve Watts

Partner, Turner & Townsend alinea

James Goldsmith

Head of Leasing, AXA IM Alts

Paul Hargreaves

Construction Director, Lipton Rogers Developments LLP

Karen Cook

Founding Partner

Kamran Moazami

Executive Managing Director - Property & Buildings, WSP

Klaus Ernst Lother

Group CEO, Permasteelisa Group

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch, Sponsored by WSP
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Session 4—Panel Discussion on The Making of a Carbon Zero City
Panel Chair

Steve White

Technical Director Global Building Segment, Aliaxis

Julie Godefroy

Head of Sustainability, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

Duncan Cox

UK Head of Sustainability, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.

Jeremy Edwards

Structural Director, Arup

Alec Bickersteth

Project Manager, Fibois Île-de-France

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Session 5—Panel Discussion on the Future of Vertical Transportation
Panel Chair

Alan Cronin

Director - Head of Vertical Transportation EUR-UK & Ireland, AECOM

Lucien Wedzikowski

Vice President Global Major Projects, Otis Elevator Company

Samu Salmelin

Head of Major Projects, KONE Corporation

Florian Troesch

Head Transit Management & Digital Solutions, Schindler

Javier Sesma

Senior Vice President - Global Business Development, TK Elevator GmbH

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Coffee Break, Sponsored by Aliaxis
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Session 6—One-to-One: The Global Future
Session Chair

Antony Wood

President, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Ole Scheeren

Principal, Büro Ole Scheeren

5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Session 7—Closing: Europe and the Future City Challenge, Hosted by CPP
Panel Chair

Javier Quintana de Uña

Chief Executive Officer, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Kathryn Firth

Partner, FP Design

Doug Baldock

Head of Department, High Rise Buildings, UK

Anke Beyer-Lout

Associate Principal, CPP Wind Engineering Consultants

Diederik Dam

Architectural and Urban Designer, Dam & Partners Architecten

6:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Closing Remarks

Steve Watts

Partner, Turner & Townsend alinea

Antony Wood

President, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Evening Networking Reception, Sponsored by Multiplex

Friday, 12 November 2021

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Offsite Program

The Leadenhall Building

122 Leadenhall St, London, England

Visit the Leadenhall Building, designed by Graham Stirk, senior design partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Stirk will give a short presentation on the design of the building followed by a tour of the building with Andy Bryce and Dan Wright, associate partners at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The Leadenhall Building is a 50-story tower opposite Lloyd’s of London and rises to a height of 224.5 meters (802 feet), its slender form creating its own distinctive profile within an emerging cluster of tall buildings in this part of the City of London. Instead of a traditional central core providing structural stability, the building employs a full perimeter braced tube which defines the edge of the office floor plates and creates stability under wind loads. The scheme delivers an unprecedented allocation of public space – the lower levels are recessed on a raking diagonal to create a spectacular, sun-lit seven-story high space complete with shops, and soft landscaped public space.

Gather at the bottom of the long escalators promptly at 10:00 am for the start of the program. Please note that it is mandatory for all visitors to carry out a lateral flow test with a negative result before visiting the building.



Early Bird Rate
(Payment on or before 8 October)
Regular Rate
(Payment after 8 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 US Dollars (USD), 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: A 100% refund, minus a $75 administrative cancellation fee (per delegate) will be given if written notice of cancellation is received by 8 October 2021. No refund will be given for cancellation after 8 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 13 October 2021. No substitutions are allowed after 13 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 US US$30 administration and bank fee (per delegate) will be charged on any reimbursement refund.


Specific London 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]

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.