H.E. Mohamed Ali Alabbar and Mayor Richard M. Daley meet at the Chicago Conference
Day two of the conference saw presentations from Mohamed Ali Alabbar (Session S5: The World’s Tallest as Economic Stimulus) and Mayor Richard M. Daley (Session S6: Chicago: 125 years of Tall – reflections). During the coffee break between the two sessions the two VIP speakers met with one another for a brief informal meeting. During the break they also spoke with the President of the Illinois Institute of Technology, John Anderson, as well as both Sang Dae Kim and David Scott (current and immediate past chairman of the Council).
Just prior to Mayor Daley's presentation, Mohamed Ali Alabbar (chairman of Emaar Properties) came onto stage and presented the Mayor with a physical bolt from the construction of the Burj Dubai, Emaar's most high profile project and soon to be World's Tallest Building.