There will be 15 Gold sponsorship packages available, each exclusively sponsoring a unique aspect of the Conference. The benefits common to each Gold Package are shown below, with the exclusive elements pertaining to each specific package following afterwards.

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Package Benefits include the following:

Exclusive Sponsorship Element

  • Exclusive branding of a unique aspect of the Conference (see specific packages following)*

Reinforcing Expertise / Thought-Leader

  • Recognition as a major sponsor of the Conference, with priority branding below Diamond & Platinum sponsor levels
  • Opportunity for a Senior Director to deliver a conference presentation or be a speaker within a panel discussion

Conference Attendance

  • 5 complimentary conference-only registrations (Note: these need to incorporate the company’s speaker registration)
  • 1 access pass to the VIP Lounge (VIPs need to be conference delegates)

Pre-Event Advertising / Website

  • Logo included in all event collateral including Conference website sponsor section (with web link), brochure, flyers, etc.
  • Logo included in pre-conference print and digital campaigns including CTBUH Journal and other media outputs
  • CTBUH support of sponsor-created e-blasts, sent by sponsor, promoting sponsor’s involvement in the event (e.g. supplying conference graphics, text, etc.)

On-Site Promotion

  • Host your own evening social event on Sunday, Oct 21
  • Logo included in all on-site event collateral* including on-site Conference publications, event signage, and walk-in/-out slide loop at Conference opening and closing sessions
  • Opportunity to place company material on sponsor table at the Conference
  • Sponsor designation on name badge

Media Relations & Social Media

  • Promotion to media and press outlets as a major supporter of the Conference
  • Promotion via CTBUH social media outlets, including Facebook and Twitter

Additional Benefits

  • Logo and coverage of sponsor’s Conference involvement (e.g. speaker contribution) to be included in the post-conference report to be promoted internationally after the event
  • Complimentary CTBUH Organizational Membership at “Donor” level for 2018 (Note: for new members only; $3,000 value)

See the Gold Sponsor benefits in the table at the bottom of this page.


Gold + Conference Bags Package

Every Conference attendee will be given a high-quality delegate bag upon arrival at registration, important conference documentation. This bag will be carried by attendees throughout the event and also used by many afterwards. In addition to the standard Gold benefits listed above, the Conference Bags Sponsor will thus enjoy exposure of the company brand through the inclusion of their logo on the delegate bags: a proven method to promote your company to all experts, speakers, and delegates in attendance.
Click photo to see past sponsored conference bags

Gold + CTBUH Journal Package

Every conference attendee will be given a copy of the special conference issue of the CTBUH Journal, which will be themed on the conference. In addition to the Gold benefits listed above, the CTBUH Journal Package sponsor will enjoy being recognized as the sole sponsor of the Journal issue, with their logo on the cover of the Journal and a relevant paper or case study contained within. This Journal will be distributed to the entire CTBUH membership globally, as well as to all conference attendees, thus ensuring a very high level of international exposure after, as well as during, the event.
Click photo to see 2017 sponsored journal

Gold + Exhibition Suite (3 No.)

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Three Gold sponsors will have the chance to exhibit in one of the 3 Exhibition Suites (see venue plan). Since these rooms are located in the hub of the conference, these exhibition suite sponsors will enjoy a very high profile at the event.
Click photo to see past sponsored exhibition suites

Gold + Lunch Packages (4 No.)

There will be four lunches during the conference (two in Dubai, two in Abu Dhabi). In addition to the Gold benefits listed above, each Gold + Lunch Sponsor will enjoy exclusive branding of one lunch through signage on buffet tables, high-top tables and through the relevant walk-in /-out slide loop and chair announcements immediately before the lunch.

Click photo to see past sponsored lunches

Gold + Name Badge Lanyards Package

A Conference name badge will be worn by every attendee, with the lanyard (neck string/strap) occupying a prominent position around every delegate’s neck. The Name Badge Lanyard Sponsor will thus enjoy a high degree of brand visibility during the Conference through the inclusion of their logo displayed on the lanyard, together with the CTBUH logo.

Click photo to see past sponsored lanyards

Gold + Research Seed Funding Package


The CTBUH Research Division supports quality international research into relevant aspects of tall buildings and urban habitat. Drawing on the successes of similar annual initiatives held since 2012, during 2018 a “call for research funding submissions” will be made, with one project awarded seed funding of $20,000, which will be awarded, by the sponsor, during the Conference. The Gold + Research Seed Funding Sponsor will be recognized as the supporter of this initiative internationally, and in connection with the research project itself beyond just the conference.

Click photo to see 2017 research seed funding

Gold + Student Design Competition Package

The CTBUH holds an annual student tall building design competition, which attracts hundreds of entries from universities around the world. In 2018, the competition will be linked into the Conference, with the best projects displayed and the final judging occurring at the conference itself. The Gold + Student Competition Sponsor will receive sole recognition internationally for support of this initiative, with sponsor funds also supporting $20,000 of competition prize money / conference attendance support for student finalists.
Click photo to see 2017 student design competition

Gold + Traveling Student Design Studio Package

Each year the CTBUH conducts a design research project with students of architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, or at one of the other premier institutes of learning around the world. The students usually travel overseas to study the sponsor’s site/project, upon which the design research is based, or an aspect of globalization or technology. In addition to the Gold benefits listed above, the Gold + Student Design Studio Sponsor will receive sole recognition internationally for support of this initiative – including input on determining the research subject – with $20,000 of sponsor funds supporting student travel and other studio expenses.
Click photo to see 2017 traveling student design studio

Gold + USB Drive Package

Every Conference attendee will be given a USB drive containing all the abstracts and presentations delivered at the Conference, plus other important documentation. This USB drive will be carried by attendees throughout the event and, importantly, will also continue to be used by delegates as a normal USB drive long after the event has ended. In addition to the Gold benefits listed above, the USB Drives Sponsor – with its logo imprinted on one side of the device, and company information on the drive itself – will enjoy promotion of the company both at the Conference, and in delegates’ offices throughout the world afterwards.

Click photo to see past sponsored USB drives

Gold + VIP Lounge

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All VIPs at the conference will have access to the VIP Lounge, which is an exclusive room for high-level networking and other business transactions. In addition to the Gold benefits listed above, the VIP Lounge Package Sponsor will enjoy being recognized as the sole sponsor of the VIP Lounge, with their branding and materials contained within the space (subject to graphic approval from CTBUH). In addition, the sponsor will be allowed to nominate five (5) additional conference delegates to have access to this room. The package is aimed at those who see benefit in projecting their brand to the highest-seniority representatives attending the conference.

Click photo to see past sponsored VIP lounges


*Note: Each sponsorship package includes an element of exclusive sponsorship of a unique aspect of the Conference, so in some specific events/aspects, not all sponsor logos will be included.
**Note: Sponsorship fee is net of all taxes and fees. Any taxes and fees need to be paid by the sponsor.

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor Benefit Table

 Gold + Specific Package
15 Packages
(3 Still Available)
US$40,000 net*
Sponsor Branding Priority3rd Highest Priority
Exclusive SponsorshipVarious Packages
Complimentary Conference Registrations5 ($7,000 value)
VIP Lounge Access1
Presentation or Speaker within Panel1 Conference Presentation
Space for ExhibitionCertain Packages Only
Logo in Pre-Conference Adverts in CTBUH Journal and Other Physical Inputs
Promotion via CTBUH Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Other Digital Platforms
Host Sponsor Social Event
Company E-Blast Support (Including Graphics and Skyline)
Material on General Sponsor Table (Note: Only for those without exhibition or program room)
Logo on Stage Backdrop and Venue Signage
Logo on Walk-in/out Slide Loop
Logo and Conference Involvement Included in Post-Conference Report, Promoted Internationally
Recognition in Conference Program
Special Designation on Name BadgesSponsor
Logo on Web Sponsor or Exhibitor Section
CTBUH Membership (1 year, for new members only)Donor
($3,000 value)

*Sponsorship fee is net of all taxes and fees. Any taxes and fees need to be paid by the sponsor.