Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities : ABS

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities

With 800+ architects, engineers, and representatives from the construction industry attending, the Advanced Building Skins Conference and Expo is the premier event for building envelopes in Europe offering productive networking, high-calibre presentations and targeted marketing opportunities. Here you can showcase your participation in the building envelope market and ensure visibility and exposure to an international audience.

The conference will be held at the Kursaal in Bern, Switzerland 26-27 October 2020.

Keynote Speaker: Luis Vidal, luis vidal architects, Madrid

We are happy to announce Luis Vidal as keynote speaker at our conference in 2020. Vidal is best known for his outstanding architecture of public buildings, in particular airports and hospitals. Heathrow Terminal 2 in London was awarded the best airport and the best public building in the world. His project Castellana 77 in Madrid has received the European Property Award for the best office architecture. In 2019 Vidal received the Award of Merit by the International  Association of Lighting Designers for the Botin Centre.

In his keynote Luis Vidal will elaborate on the role of advanced skins in the building’s identity and will show how innovative materials are changing façade construction today. He will explain in which way he has applied a new texture for external daylight control, and how he developed in conjunction with the automotive industry a special color for a prismatic paint for the largest public hospital in Europe.

Conference Program

In 2019 over 150 speakers have presented the latest developments in the design of building envelopes as well as new projects, products, and technologies including speakers from the following architectural and engineering companies:



Art & Build Architects



Berlin + London

Ayers Saint Gross


Behnisch Architekten


BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group


BKSK Architects

New York

BuroHappold Engineering

London + New York

Byrån för Arkitektur (BAU)


Define Engineers





San Francisco

Diamond Schmitt Architects


DSRA Architects


Eckersley O'Callaghan


Elementa Consulting


ENAR Architectural Envelopes


Harley Ellis Devereaux

Los Angeles


Los Angeles

Interface Engineering

San Francisco

Itten + Brechbühl


Kohn Pedersen Fox


Maffeis Engineering


Morphosis Architects

Los Angeles

Olson Kundig


Pei Cobb Freed

New York

Pich Architects




Priedemann Facade-Lab




Scott Tallon Walker


Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger

Washington + New York

SJB Kempter Fitze

St. Gallen

Smart Architecture


Walter P Moore

Los Angeles

Werner Sobek


Preview of the 2020 conference program

  • Parametric design and digital manufacturing
  • BIM for sustainable building design
  • Additive manufacturing and 3D-Print of the building envelope
  • Double-skin and closed-cavity façades
  • Responsive and adaptive building envelopes
  • ­Biomimetics for energy efficient building skin
  • ­Dynamic glazing for sustainable building envelopes
  • Integrating solar technologies into the building envelope (BIPV)
  • Solar shading systems for enhanced daylight control
  • ­New products and materials for the building envelope
  • Smart materials for intelligent building envelopes
  • Architectural membranes for high-performance building skins
  • Green walls and roofs
  • Eco-materials for a sustainable building skin
  • ­New forms of concrete for the building envelope
  • ­Retrofitting the building envelope

Networking that actually works

The conference offers a large number of opportunities for successful networking. Several weeks before the conference we will send a list of participants to all exhibitors and sponsors to enable them to invite selected participants to their booth or to set up a meeting in one of our meeting rooms.

In addition, the conference has extended lunch and coffee breaks of 90 and 45 minutes, respectively, to allow our international conference participants to meet each other.

The conference dinner starts with a welcome drink to give everyone an opportunity to chat to each other. Dinner guests can either sit comfortably in the lounge areas or may prefer standing and using the poseur tables, or can do both, offering additional possibilities to socialize with our participants who come from all over the world.

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities at the Advanced Building Skins Conference and Expo

The exhibition space is located next to the conference halls where coffee breaks and lunches are served, offering exhibitors the best platform to present their products and services.

In addition, we can offer interested companies:

  • various sponsorship packages, including a sponsored lunch or conference dinner, or sponsorship of a particular conference session;
  • your company flyer on the USB drive, which all delegates will receive at the conference registration desk;
  • your company logo on our advertising materials: adverts, flyers, conference program;
  • complimentary delegate tickets;
  • an advertising page in the conference proceedings.

We will be live streaming all sessions, the audio-visual recording will be accessible worldwide during and after the conference, which will increase the out-reach of each presentation significantly. Please click here for a detailed list of sponsorship opportunities.

advanced building skins breakdown of participants

For more information please contact:
Advanced Building Skins GmbH
Zentralstr. 44
CH-6003 Lucerne, Switzerland

Tel Lucerne: +41 41 508 70 36
Tel Munich: +49 89 20000-4161
Tel Bolzano: +39 0471 34 00 50

info [ at ] abs.green

For information on hotel accommodation and the conference venue please visit our webpage How to get there.