Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2016

16-17 May 2016
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, U.A.E.


The 3rd Annual Smart Skyscrapers Summit, will be held on 16th and 17th May 2016 in Dubai. In its third year, it has become by far, the most prominent event on smart and sustainable skyscrapers attracting over 400 participants and 30+ exhibitors from all over the globe.

Held under the patronage of Dubai Municipality, the Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015 was inaugurated by Abdullah Al Rafia, Assistant Director General – Engineering and planning department, Dubai Municipality in the presence of senior embassy representatives.

During the two-day summit, speakers and panelists engaged in discussions on intelligent transportation systems, sustainable building materials, safety, design and façade technology and trends in architecture. The 2016 edition of the summit will focus on tall and complex building construction, transit management, sustainable buildings for the Middle East, innovative technology for future skyscrapers and lots more.

With the Middle East among one of the world’s fastest growing economies, it is on a high growth trajectory, witnessing a significant spurt of ultra-tall buildings in the region. Dubai alone is home to more than 900 high-rise buildings that has played a crucial role in improving its regional value. With this in mind, the summit has been designed to encourage cross-sector learning among real estate developers, technologists, researchers, engineers, experts from architectural and design institutes and the local government.

With special focus under the themes of project design, green building, facade design and engineering, the Smart Skyscrapers Summit aims to discuss challenges, trends and developments in ultra-high rise building design in the Middle East region.


2015 Sponsors

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Confirmed & Invited Speakers

Peter Weismantle |
Peter Weismantle

Director of Supertall Building Technology
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Ali Odeh
Ali Odeh

Chairman and CEO
Turner International Middle East

Christopher Brown |
Christopher Brown

Design Director
Woods Bagot

Majida Ali Rashid
Majida Ali Rashid

Assist. Director General
Dubai Land

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Topic Highlights

Through a combination of presentations, case studies, panel and Q&A discussions Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2016 will cover the following key areas:

  • Technologies involved in building iconic tall and complex buildings globally
  • Vertical transportation in modern high rise buildings
  • Cost effective techniques and solutions for constructing sustainable buildings
  • Fire safety design in skyscrapers
  • Automated and smarter skyscrapers of the future
  • Energy efficiency needs of tall buildings
  • Sustainable design & facades for skyscrapers
  • Dubai 2021 plan of SMART districts and cities


  • LEARN – Expand your knowledge and gain insight into the best practices and latest trends in the skyscrapers and tall buildings domain from regional and global industry leaders
  • NETWORK – Engage in knowledge-sharing and strategic discussions with peers and expert advisors to discuss business potential
  • BENEFIT – Access to cutting edge technology at the exhibition lounge from premier regional and international solution providers
  • EXPLORE – Discussions on the latest trends and developments through panel discussions and Q&A sessions will help forge strategic alliances with pioneers and potential partners
  • MEET – The only event in the region that connects more than 400 senior decision makers, government officials and influencers from construction sector under one roof

Interesting Facts about the Summit


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Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2016 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

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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16-17 May 2016

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, U.A.E.

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