LEAF International

Amsterdam, Netherlands
14th-15th October, 2020

LEAF International

LEAF Forum 2019, Berlin was a true success because of the high calibre of delegates that attended the meetings, the excellent thought provoking conference programme and speakers, as well as the wonderful celebration of international architecture at the ABB LEAF Awards.

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

Success in achieving a sustainable future will require the involvement of everyone, which is why the LEAF International Forum 2019 included key players in the supply chain: Developers, Government Officials, Architects, Interior Designers, Engineers, Contractors and leading Supplier Partners:

Key facts:

  • Over 150 specifying delegates from the architectural, engineering and design industry
  • Approximately 350 pre-scheduled one to one business meetings between supplier partners and delegates
  • 30 exclusive supplier partner branded tables
  • Delegates attending from Europe, Middle East, North America and Asia
  • 15 topical CPD credited keynote presentations, panel discussions and round-tables

Taking place in the beautifully refurbished Marriott Hotel in central ​Berlin, the location couldn’t have been more appropriate, with Berlin largely considered as one of the design capitals of Europe. The two-day event surpassed all expectations portraying a fantastic sense of energy and buzz throughout the rooms from morning to late afternoon across the 23rd & 24th October.

The high level audience included over 150 specifying delegates from leading architectural, engineering and design companies such as Aecom, ARUP, Gensler, BuroHappold, HOK, KPF, Accor Hotel Group, Zaha Hadid, Innocad, BDP and many more…

The opening keynote ‘What's rocking real estate in the future’ was fantastically presented by Alexander von Erdely, Managing Director, CEO Germany CBRE. The subsequent keynote on day two was every bit as exciting with speaker Christian Lepine, Associate Director of Zaha Hadid delving into the importance of ‘Creating outstanding buildings with the help of advanced technologies’. These topics cleverly captivated various ideas through dynamic discussion points, which  in turn enthralled the audience’s attention.

​Overall with the many business meetings, case studies, roundtables and panel discussions running throughout the course of th​e day and some very enlightening conversations with Philip Tidd, Managing Director at Gensler, Cindy Kubitz, Director at KpF, Gabriel Uzgen, CEO, BESIX RED amongst others, the LEAF International Forum 2019, Berlin has certainly been deemed a winning combination.

We are delighted to announce that the 20th edition of LEAF International will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 14-15 October 2020.

The central theme of next year's programme will be 'Creating the Circular City'.

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

The prestigious ABB LEAF Awards will take place on the last evening of the Forum, Thursday 15th October 2020.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Previous webinars

25th June 2019, 3pm London time. Workspace design: The impact on employees and business performance.

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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 2 (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: +44 207 9366 946


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

Pratheeva Kotalawela
E-mail: Pratheeva.kotalawela@ns-mediagroup.com
Telephone: +44 207 9366 946