Frequently Asked Questions from Summit Executive Guests

What is the CABA Smart Buildings Summit?

The CABA Smart Buildings Summit (CABA SBS) is an exclusive, by invitation-only event bringing C-Level Executives from leading North American Building Industry Companies together with Senior Executives from Vendors offering cutting edge solutions, technology, and value added services for the building industry.  At CABA SBS, you will have multiple opportunities to network with your peers, share opinions and ideas, and develop new and innovative solutions for success. CABA SBS is presented by the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) and produced by AGORA Summits, the producers of the Smart Water Summit and Smart Utility Summit.

How do I connect with Leading Vendors at CABA SBS?

CABA SBS is designed to optimize your time and make the most of your experience.  A large part of making this event productive for YOU is to connect you with the vendors offering products and solutions that YOU have identified as being important to your organization.  There are three main ways to connect with Vendors:

  1. You and approximately 10 of your peers will participate in Boardroom Vendor Presentations that allow you to meet and speak with Senior Executives from leading Vendors in a focused, intimate setting. By limiting the Boardroom Presentations to 25 minutes, we ensure that presentations are concise and to the point and in order to make the best use of your time. These presentations are aimed at creating Industry relationships and partnerships, while strengthening your understanding and knowledge of the latest technological breakthroughs and product innovations.

  2. The Summit Solution Showcase enables productive, one-on-one meetings ideal for evaluating new technologies and conducting in-depth discussions.  In the Showcase, you can visit the vendors of your choice and continue any conversations begun in the Boardroom.

  3. Executive Premier Presentations are interactive forums where analysts, editors and other Industry experts present the latest technology trends, market conditions and strategies, as well as addressing specific issues facing the Industry today.

And if all that isn’t enough, a dynamic series of social and networking activities are designed to solidify new business relationships and give you the forum you need for productive conversations and invaluable networking. 

Why should I attend CABA SBS if I already connect with Vendors?

At CABA SBS, you will have the opportunity to meet with 45+ Industry Leading Vendors in less than 3 days!  You will have access to the latest technology breakthroughs and be able to benefit from new product announcements that are helping to shape the future of the Industry. Plus, you will have the opportunity to network with your PEERS from across North America.

Who is invited to the CABA Smart Buildings Summit?

CABA SBS is an exclusive, by invitation-only, gathering of 100-120 C-Level Executives from leading North American Building Industry companies. Executives are considered for one of the VIP Building Industry Executive Badges based on several criteria, including customer base, market influence, and breadth of service. The final guest list consists of Building Industry Executives who are leaders in their respective regions and markets, and who seek progressive, forward-thinking solutions.

What is the cost to attend a Summit?

There is no cost to Building Industry Executive Guests or their Companies for attending CABA SBS. As our guests, we will provide complimentary transportation, luxury resort accommodations and exquisite meals for the duration of the event.  All we ask is that you do your part by engaging in the discussions and sessions so that you can make the most of your time with us.

What is expected as a Building Industry Executive Guest?

You are expected to attend ALL functions on the Agenda:  Private Boardroom Appointments, Solutions/Product Showcase, Meals, Seminars, Panels and Social/Networking functions, as well as complete all Survey materials. We encourage you to participate in discussions, provide feedback to Vendors and peers, and gain product knowledge and information.

How will my time be scheduled while I’m at CABA SBS?

 CABA SBS has been organized for maximum productivity, offering a full schedule of business and networking activities throughout each day and evening with regular breaks to allow you to connect with your office and check emails. Summit Private Boardroom Appointments, Executive Premiers, the Solution Showcase and Keynote Presentations all provide both the focus and the face time with Industry Pundits/Leaders you just can't tap into during your busy daily routine.