Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015

11-12 May 2015
Sofitel Dubai the Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

SMART SKYSCRAPERS SUMMIT 2015

The Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015 will be held on 11 & 12 May 2015 at the luxurious Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Attracting over 300 senior architects, engineers, policy-makers, developers, contractors and building managers from across the GCC, this must-attend event offers a unique platform for networking and knowledge sharing required for developing world-class skyscrapers in the Middle East.

Within a few decades, Dubai has transformed from what was once a small fishing town into one of the wealthiest and most modern cities, boasting the highest skyline in the Middle East. Dubai is home to record breaking projects including 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.

Having recovered well from the global financial crisis, Dubai’s construction industry is on an upward trajectory with a number of mega projects being announced for the city.  Dubai boasts ten of the world’s tallest 50 buildings and 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.

With increasing urbanisation and rapid population growth, there is a growing need for buildings that rise than spread. One of the biggest challenges of developing skyscrapers however, relates to the building safety and design parameters. These immense structures should not only be structurally stable but should also be energy efficient, conveniently accessible for occupants and provide a comfortable living environment.

With presentations and case studies from local and international thought leaders, the Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015 will showcase some of the most innovative building technologies, design principles and solutions from around the world and offers high-level networking opportunities.

SMART SKYSCRAPERS SUMMIT 2015

The Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015 will be held on 11 & 12 May 2015 at the luxurious Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Attracting over 300 senior architects, engineers, policy-makers, developers, contractors and building managers from across the GCC, this must-attend event offers a unique platform for networking and knowledge sharing required for developing world-class skyscrapers in the Middle East.

Within a few decades, Dubai has transformed from what was once a small fishing town into one of the wealthiest and most modern cities, boasting the highest skyline in the Middle East. Dubai is home to record breaking projects including 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.

Having recovered well from the global financial crisis, Dubai’s construction industry is on an upward trajectory with a number of mega projects being announced for the city.  Dubai boasts ten of the world’s tallest 50 buildings and 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.

With increasing urbanisation and rapid population growth, there is a growing need for buildings that rise than spread. One of the biggest challenges of developing skyscrapers however, relates to the building safety and design parameters. These immense structures should not only be structurally stable but should also be energy efficient, conveniently accessible for occupants and provide a comfortable living environment.

With presentations and case studies from local and international thought leaders, the Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015 will showcase some of the most innovative building technologies, design principles and solutions from around the world and offers high-level networking opportunities.

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Featured Speakers

Abdullah Al Rafia
Abdullah Al Rafia

Assistant DG - Engineering & Planning Department
Dubai Municipality

Wassim Aboushaar
Wassim Aboushaar

Executive Managing Director
Schindler Middle East

Ahmad K Abdelrazaq
Ahmad K Abdelrazaq

Sr. Executive Vice President
Samsung C & T

John Mizon
John Mizon

VP Advanced Programs
Schindler Transit Management Group

Scott Coombes
Scott Coombes

Managing Partner
AESG

Simon Lay
Simon Lay

Director – Fire Engineering
AECOM

Johannes de Jong
Johannes de Jong

Head of Technology, Major Projects
KONE

Matthew Neidlinger
Matthew Neidlinger

Director - Marketing MEA
Emerson Climate Technologies


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Topic Highlights

Through a combination of presentations, case studies, panel and roundtable discussions Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015 will cover the following key areas:

  • Sustainable Design Innovations in Vertical Architecture 
  • Heightened Possibilities - Prefabrication Technology for Sky High Projects
  • Fire Safety Design in Skyscrapers
  • Plyscrapers – Investigating  a Future of Wooden Skyscrapers
  • Smart Vertical Transportation for Skyscrapers – Designing Elevators for High Rises
  • Cloud based Building Automation for Tall Buildings
  • Skyscraper Farms – Vertical  Greening in Tall Buildings
  • Exploring Intelligent Façade Technologies in Skyrise Architecture
  • Moving Towards Zero Net Energy Skyscrapers
  • Significance of BIM in High Rises
  • The Tall and the Beautiful – Exploring Colourful Façades in Skyscrapers
  • Promoting Sustainable Architecture through Innovative Façade Designs  - Case Study on BioSkin Building Façade
  • Future Glass Technologies for Smart Skyscrapers
  • Project Kingdom Tower - Constructing the World’s Tallest Building
  • Stepping into the Future – Futuristic Skyscraper Concepts
  • Role of Technology in the Evolution of Skyscrapers

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.

WHO WILL ATTEND THE SUMMIT?

Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015 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

What Do Our Attendees Have To Say?

"Smart Skyscraper Summit was a well-organized event and the first attended by VP, as a sponsor, in this region. The conference exposed our products and services to some very good delegates who we hope will become customers. Support prior to the event and during the conference was excellent."

 

Roger Digby
Commercial Manager – Export
VP Groundforce


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11-12 May 2015

Sofitel Dubai the Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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