Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2017

3-4 May 2017
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, U.A.E.

Middle East's Leading High Rise & Skyscrapers Event

UAE has been home to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa and recently, the foundation stone was laid for ‘The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour’, that will be the world’s tallest tower when completed by 2020. In the Middle East, especially the UAE, the construction of tall and super tall structures is on a high growth trajectory.

The Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2017 will explore the developments, technological advancements, critical issues that comes with managing super tall buildings. The 4th Annual Smart Skyscrapers Summit is set to take place on 3rd and 4th May 2017 at Sofitel Dubai the Palm Resort and Spa.

The third edition of the summit was held under the patronage of Dubai Municipality and supported by Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

Middle East's Leading High Rise & Skyscrapers Event


Featured Speakers

Dr. Andy Davids |
Dr. Andy Davids

Design Director - Tall Buildings Aurecon Engineering International

Dr. David Fisher
Dr. David Fisher

Founder and Chairman Dynamic Architecture Group, Italy

Faisal Rashid
Faisal Rashid

Director - Demand Side Management Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Michele Pasca di Magliano |
Michele Pasca di Magliano

Associate Director Zaha Hadid Architects, UK

Bashar Kassab
Bashar Kassab

Director - Hard FM Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall - Emaar Properties

Paul Drayton |
Paul Drayton

Head of Structures - UAE AECOM

Benjamin Piper
Benjamin Piper

Partner, Design Principal Killa Architectural Design

Peter Stephenson |
Peter Stephenson

Associate Director - Fire Engineering BuroHappold Consulting Engineers

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Schedule at a Glance







With a 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.
The summit will cover the below mentioned key topics

 Innovations & Elevator Design Blueprints for Super High-Rise Towers

Fire Safety in Tall Buildings

 Smart Lighting & Energy Solutions for Your Skyscraper

 Innovations in Building Facades, Design & Technology

Tackling HVAC & MEP Challenges for High-Rise Buildings

Integrated Facilities Management for Skyscrapers

Sustainability in Tall Buildings & Urban Habitats

Importance of Project Management for Tall Building

Engage in Quality Knowledge-Sharing

The summit promises two full days of knowledge-sharing sessions, learning and networking opportunities with the who’s who of this industry.

Meet local, regional and international industry specialists
Stay abreast of latest trends and innovations
Participate in interactive discussions with target audience
Source best solutions to suit your business requirements

Highlights from the 2017 Summit

Industry Figures

By 2021, Dubai Municipality will become a world reference for developing Dubai as a pioneer Smart and Sustainable global city

Completed high-rises in Dubai, 152 of which stand taller than 150 metres

The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour is expected to cost somewhere in the region of $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) and is set for completion in 2020.

Networking Opportunity

2016 Attendee Breakdown

Lead Architects and Senior Designers
Government and Municipal Officials
Senior Engineers and Urban Planners
Developers and Contractors
69% - UAE
24% - Other GCC
7% - Rest of the World

Smart Skyscrapers Summit attracts over 400 delegates involved in Designing, Construction and Maintenance of High Rise buildings from across the GCC.

Network, learn and engage with your peers on key industry concerns.

Delegate Profiles

◊ Architects & Designers
◊ Engineers & Urban Planners
◊ Developers & Contractors
◊ Health, Safety & Risk Managers
◊ Building Owners & Facility Managers
◊ Municipal & Government Departments
◊ Regulatory & Standards Authorities
◊ Procurement Directors
◊ Sustainability Consultants

Quick Facts






See What our Participants had to Say

"It has given us the chance to meet with consultants and architectural firms, enriching our knowledge and updates on codes, regulations and plans in the industry. Good leads and networking opportunities with different parties in the sector."

Ramzi Sunnaa
General Manager – S&M
Middle East Specialized Cables

Be Inspired, Educated & Connected

Smart Skyscrapers Summit is forum for learning and sharing experiences.
The Summit is designed to showcase best practices from world class industry experts, offering you an
opportunity to learn from the best!

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
– Henry Ford

Registration Closed!

3-4 May 2017

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

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