Schindler Group participated as platinum sponsor in The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat International Conference (CTBUH) 2016, in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong from October 16th to October 21st.
This year's conference thematic was "Cities to Mega Cities; Shaping dense vertical urbanism". With a delegation of over 20 Schindler management and colleagues from regions of Asia, Europe, Australia, America, including the Schindler Group Executive Committee members were all in attendance.
As platinum sponsor, Schindler was able to hold host room in Shenzhen session and host a cocktail reception in Hong Kong. Dr. Paul Friedli, Head of Transit Management for the Schindler group, delivered an outstanding speech entitled: The City Re-imaged, which challenged the way our cities are constructed, and provided a backdrop of Schindler's role to play in the evolution cities to mega cities as per the conference's main thematic.
As proof of this concept, Schindler was also invited by the globally leading technology company Tencent, to present the company's new headquarters with Schindler high-rise solution S7000 and PORT technology, allowing all employees an easy and smooth ride to work every day. This successful event was topped off with Schindler hosting the closing reception of this year's CTBUH in the iconic Schindler equipped building ICC in Hong Kong.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is the world’s leading resource for professionals focused on the inception, design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities. Founded in 1969 and headquartered at Chicago, CTBUH facilitates the exchange of the latest knowledge available on tall buildings around the world through publications and seminars. The Council holds annual conference which brings together industry insiders from architects to investors to introduce the latest innovations.