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 EVENT UPDATE: 
SMART SKYSCRAPERS SUMMIT 2015 will take place on 11 - 12 May, 2015
Event Agenda and Speakers line-up will be available shortly


Welcome to
SMART SKYSCRAPERS SUMMIT 2014
28 - 29 April 2014, Dubai - United Arab Emirates


Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2014 will be held on 28 & 29 April 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Within just decades Dubai has evolved from not much more than a strip of desert and sleepy fishing village into a bustling metropolis with a skyline boasting some of the tallest towers ever built. World record-breaking projects include the 828m Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure, the 414m Princess Tower, the tallest all-residential building, and the 355m JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel, the world’s tallest hotel.

With property prices on the rebound and positive investor sentiment, Dubai’s construction industry is making a comeback with stalled projects now being completed and developers announcing a number of new megaprojects for the city. Dubai ranks 5th in the number of tall buildings and skyscrapers after Hong-Kong, New York City, Tokyo and Chicago, with 909 high-rise and 448 skyscrapers. There are 223 new towers in the pipeline including the 1,050m Nakheel Tower.

Increased urbanization and rapid population growth have created a need to build tall, and with this a new set of design and construction challenges. These immense structures must support their weight, resist wind, earthquakes and fire, balance energy efficiency and cost yet also be conveniently accessible for occupants, providing utilities, and a comfortable living environment.

Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2014 will see presentations and case studies from local and international thought-leaders, a showcase of the most innovative building technologies and solutions from around the world and offer high-level networking opportunities.

Attracting in the region of 300 senior architects, engineers, policy-makers, developers, contractors and building managers from across the GCC this must-attend event will offer a unique platform for the networking and knowledge sharing required to develop world-class skyscrapers in the Middle East.


2014 Smart Skyscrapers Video




 EVENT UPDATE: 
SMART SKYSCRAPERS SUMMIT 2015 will take place on 11 - 12 May, 2015
Event Agenda and Speakers line-up will be available shortly


Welcome to
SMART SKYSCRAPERS SUMMIT

28 - 29 April 2014, Dubai - United Arab Emirates


Smart Skyscrapers Summit Dubai will be held on 28 & 29 April 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Attracting in the region of 300 senior level delegates from across the GCC this event will offer a unique platform for the networking and knowledge sharing required to develop world-class skyscrapers in the Middle East.

Within just decades Dubai has evolved from not much more than a strip of desert into a bustling metropolis with a skyline boasting some of the tallest buildings in the world.

Increased urbanization and rapid population growth have created a need to build tall, and with this a new set of design and construction challenges.

These immense structures must support their weight, resist wind, earthquakes and fire, balance energy efficiency and cost yet also be conveniently accessible for occupants, providing utilities, and a comfortable living environment.

Smart Skyscrapers Summit Dubai 2014 will see presentations and case studies from local and international thought-leaders, a showcase of the most innovative building technologies and solutions from around the world and offer high-level networking opportunities.

This is a must attend event for senior architects, engineers, policy-makers, developers, contractors and building managers constructing and maintaining skyscrapers in the Middle East.

2014 Smart Skyscrapers Video


Key Speakers

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Who will attend the Summit?

Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2014 will host in the region of 300 senior level professionals from across the GCC including:

  • Architects & Designers
  • Engineers & Urban Planners
  • Developers & Contractors
  • Health, Safety & Risk Managers
  • Building Owners & Facility Managers
  • Municipal & Government Departments & Policy-Makers
  • Regulatory & Standards Authorities
  • Procurement Directors
  • Sustainability Consultants
  • Investors & Cost Consultants
  • Technologists & Solution Providers

Topic Highlights

Through a combination of presentations, case studies, panel and roundtable discussions
Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2014
will cover the following key areas:

  • Fire Safety, Emergency Evacuation & Disaster Resistance – a look at some of the techniques, new technologies and regulation impacting Dubai’s existing
    and upcoming towers.
  • Sustainable Planning & Design – green building practices, design concepts and innovative technologies for enhanced sustainability.
  • Regional Projects Update – a showcase of the ongoing and upcoming skyscraper developments and business opportunities in Dubai and around the GCC.
  • International Marvels – a breakdown of the engineering and design challenges of
    some of the world’s most impressive skyscrapers.
  • Innovative Technologies & Materials – Integrating innovative mobility, energy, water,
    climate control, automation, and security technologies for efficiency, safety and comfort.

Top 5 reasons to attend the Summit

  • ACQUIRE the latest thinking from world-renowned tall building specialists
    and industry experts.
  • NETWORK with Dubai’s senior industry stakeholders as well as regional and international influencers.
  • DISCOVER cutting-edge technologies and materials at the comprehensive
    exhibitor lounge. 
  • BENEFIT from exclusive insights into the ongoing skyscraper developments
    and business opportunities in the GCC.
  • INFLUENCE thinking and policy making during interactive roundtables
    and panel discussions. 

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