LEAF International

Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam
15th-16th October, 2020

LEAF International

Creating the Circular City

LEAF 2020 – Leading European Architecture Forum - is moving to Amsterdam, an exemplary city, when it comes to transitioning to a circular economy. Amsterdam’s city government wants to go circular as quickly as possible. The goal is to make Amsterdam into a truly green, low-waste city by 2050.

Amsterdam is amongst many international cities that are pursuing the concept of circularity within the built environment. As major engines for economic growth, cities can drive the circular economy agenda forward to unlock economic, environmental, and social benefits. More than half of the world’s population currently lives in cities, while projections show an increase to two thirds by 2050. Cities consume over 75% of natural resources, produce over 50% of global waste, and emit between 60-80% of greenhouse gases.

During LEAF 2020, we will be looking at how to enable the shift towards a more resource efficient and circular building industry; how circular urban planning can make life healthier and safer; and discuss new possibilities in the built environment for designers, developers, architects, manufacturers, contractors and city planners.

Transforming today’s cities into sustainable cities is one of the main tasks to transition to the circular economy. In a world where several resources are becoming scarce, the wellbeing of future generations will depend on our ability to challenge our approach and explore the way to a resilient, sustainable and healthy urban environment. LEAF Forum will offer a platform for connecting industry leaders and learning about recent developments and trends in design, architecture and urban planning.

Success in achieving a sustainable future will require the involvement of everyone, which is why the LEAF International Forum 2020 includes key players in the entire supply chain: developers, government officials, architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors and leading supplier partners.

Don't miss your opportunity to be part of our unique business meeting and networking platform, at LEAF International 2020 on 15th and 16th October in Amsterdam, co-located with the prestigious ABB LEAF Awards in the evening of 15th of October 2020.

We look forward to seeing you there!


If you are interested in being part of the programme, please contact us now!


Click here to see the highlights from the LEAF International Forum 2019 and ABB LEAF Awards 2019.


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Co-located with:

LEAF Awards



LEAF International has cemented itself as the leading design and build event. International architects, contractors, developers, engineers and designers meet together and discuss their future projects, challenges they face, key design features and tech innovations changing the way they work.









What to Expect

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2019 edition

  • Develop Business Relationships- over 300 pre-arranged one-to-one business meetings in 2 days.

     Industry Insight – Content heavy programme tailored around current trends and needs of the architecture industry.

     Exhibit and Showcase –large exhibition space for suppliers to showcase their latest innovations.

     Networking – Engage with other industry thought leaders.

  • Targeted 1:1 Business Meetings – How does it work?

    All delegates will be offered the exclusive opportunity to engage in pre-arranged, private business meetings with selected organisations of their choice.

    All LEAF registrants will be individually matched according to their business needs and immediate and future priorities. A meetings manager will be specifically assigned to co-ordinate this.

    Few weeks prior to the Forum taking place, each delegate selects online, in order of preference, those companies that they wish to meet. Each delegate is then sent a personalised Preliminary Schedule showing their meetings itinerary for the event.

    The Final Meeting Schedule will be available for collection on-site


Why Attend?
  • LEAF International provides an exceptional platform for extensive discussions focused on the design and build challenges facing the developers, contractors and architects in the completion of their upcoming project. The two day conference features: roundtable, keynote presentations, case studies, networking opportunities and personalised face to face business meeting with innovative solutions partners. The business to business meeting are created to support business growth and the creation of long lasting partnerships.

    Day 1 (15th) of the event will be followed by our sister event: ABB LEAF Awards. The LEAF Awards has been running for over 17 years and all shortlisted entries and winning projects are recognised as setting the benchmark for the future of the architectural design industry.

  • LEAF International is a CPD certified event, allowing you to earn up to 12 CPD points. CPD is the holistic commitment of professionals towards the enhancement of personal skills and proficiency throughout their careers. Continuing Professional Development is essential in helping you and your organisations to keep skills and knowledge up to date.

  • We invite the following job titles/companies to join us at the LEAF International:

    Job titles:

    • Owners/Co-Founders/CEOs
    • Principal Architects/Founding Partners
    • Associate Directors
    • Project/Lead Architects
    • Principals/Directors
    • Heads of Design
    • Lighting Designers
    • Façade Engineering
    • Environmental Designers
    • Heads of Planning and Urban Design
    • Development Directors

    Company Types:

    • Architect Firms
    • Developers
    • Contractors
    • Hoteliers
    • Interior Designers
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Sponsors & Partners


To enquire about sponsorship opportunities for LEAF, please contact:

Pratheeva Kotalawela
E-mail: Pratheeva.kotalawela@ns-mediagroup.com
Telephone: +44 (0)207 406 6570


If you are interested to contribute as a speaker, please contact:

Pratheeva Kotalawela
E-mail: Pratheeva.kotalawela@ns-mediagroup.com
Telephone: +44 (0)207 406 6570