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Event Guide to Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2017

Dubai has been a record-holder to a number of world-famous structures, buildings and skyscrapers. The most well-known to date is the iconic Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world. But just recently, the foundation was already laid for ‘The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour’, which is expected to be taller than Burj Khalifa upon its completion on year 2020. The trend of high-rise buildings not only in Dubai but in the whole United Arab Emirates has been regarded as a symbol of economic advancement for the country.

This is why once again, Dubai will be hosting on its third year the 4th Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2017. This event aims to explore the developments, technological advancements and other important issues and trends concerning tall buildings. Here are some of the details you need to know about the annual event.

 

WHAT ARE THE EVENT DETAILS?

Event: Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2017

Date: 3rd and 4th May 2017

Time: 8:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Venue: Dubai the Palm Resort and Spa

Event Organizer: Expotrade Middle East FZ-LLC

Event Supporters:

  • Dubai Municipality
  • Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
  • Etihad Energy Services

Attire: Business Attire/ Business Casual

 

WHO IS EXPOTRADE MIDDLE EAST FZ-LLC?

Expotrade Middle East is a leading conference organizer that upholds the value of landmark summits to provide unique opportunities for delegates to gain knowledge and learn about the latest trends in terms of technology and innovation. The group has over 15 years of experience in producing high-level conferences and business-to-business events, and has worked with leading companies across sectors and industries regarded as thought-leaders in their chosen areas of business.

 

WHAT IS THE EVENT AGENDA?

The agenda of Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2017 is to discuss the latest inventions and innovations in high-rise buildings and skyscrapers in terms of lighting technology, control system and safety technology as well as other tall building essentials and trends in structural engineering.

 

WHO ARE THE CONFERENCE SPEAKERS?

  1. Ali Al Jassim – CEO, Etihad ESCO
  2. Faisal Rashid – Director of Demand Side Management, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
  3. Bas Degeling – Director of New Equipment Business (MENA), KONE
  4. Salem Faza – Vice President of Eng. & Specs. of MMFX and Corporate President of DMCC
  5. Derek Skolnik – Project Manager of Smart Buildings & Business Continuity for Earthquakes Specialist, Kinemetrics
  6. Bashar Kassab – Director of Hard FM Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, Emaar Properties
  7. Paul Drayton – Head of Structures (UAE), AECOM
  8. Chris Jones – Managing Partner, 10 Design
  9. Benjamin Piper – Partner of Design Principal, Killa Architectural Design
  10. Farah Al Nasiry – Senior Architect, EDGE
  11. Nenad Filipovic – Senior Architect, EDGE
  12. Jens Fussing – Director, BG&E Middle East

 

WHO ARE THE PEOPLE YOU CAN MEET IN THE EVENT?

According to its 2016 attendance breakdown, here is the network of people who have attended the event.

By Profession:
  • Lead Architects and Senior Designers – 38%
  • Government and Municipal Officials – 17%
  • Senior Engineers and Urban Planners – 14%
  • Developers and Contractors – 29%
  • Others – 2%
By Location:
  • UAE – 69%
  • Other GCC  – 24%
  • Rest of the World – 7%

 

By attending Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2017, anyone on the business or client side can expand his/her network of contacts with different delegates, as 400 participants from the field of designing, construction and maintenance of high-rise building across GCC are expected to grace the grand event.

 

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