Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2023

22-23 November 2023
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, UAE


Middle East's Leading High Rise & Skyscrapers Event

The skyline of major cities have transformed in the past decade, shedding light on the importance of mega-structures in boosting a city’s profile. Vertical cities have led to urban agglomeration and boosted the urban economy. With Dubai ranked as the second most-prolific city for having completed the most skyscrapers in 2019, the 6th Annual Smart Skyscrapers & Intelligent Retrofit Summit, taking place on 22nd and 23rd November 2023 in Dubai will lay focus on the architectural & economic elements along with sustainable retrofit designs to ensure seamless operations of mega-infrastructures.

In line with UAE’s energy efficient strategy and sustainable development goals, the event will highlight intelligent retrofits for existing high-rises to enable optimal usage of energy and reducing carbon emissions.  Attracting over 400 delegates, this event will be this region’s largest supertall infrastructure conference which will witness leading architects and sustainability experts participate to engage and discuss the strategies and challenges to counter in creating livable urban communities.

Across two days, the conference will host over 40 international and regional experts from government organizations and private sectors to explore the planning, maintenance and impact of high-rises in the region.

Past Sponsors and Partners

Featured Speakers

Marshall Strabala |
Marshall Strabala

Design Partner Strabala Architecture - Chicago

Yahya Jan |
Yahya Jan

President and Design Director NORR

Ammar Al Assam |
Ammar Al Assam

CEO Dewan Architects & Engineers

Stuart Clarke |
Stuart Clarke

Associate Director, Middle East Facade Engineering Leader Arup

Firas Hnoosh |
Firas Hnoosh

RIBA, Managing Director Nordic Office Architects

David G. Daniels |
David G. Daniels

Director of Architecture SSH Design

Farah Zadah Alkurdi |
Farah Zadah Alkurdi

Built Environment Sector Leader Mott MacDonald

Benjamin Piper |
Benjamin Piper

Principal and Design Partner Killa Design

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Schedule at a Glance

The summit will host a series of keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions and case study focused presentations which will address the shift of growing urban population and the necessity of creating sustainable high-rises -

  • Skyline Metamorphosis: Supertall Structures key in Urban Branding
  • Vertical Transportation – the Future of Transportation in Mega-tall Buildings
  • Green Supertall Buildings Increasing the Energy Efficiency quotient in Cities
  • Facility Management in Skyscrapers – Latest Trends and practices
  • Façades of the Future – The Evolution of Structural Systems & Design in Skyscrapers
  • Structural Design & Construction Technology for Mega-structures
  • Deploying GIS to Better Plan Mega-infrastructures
  • Exploring the Fundamentals of Fire Safety in Supertall Structures

Q & A

Case Studies

Latest Innovations

  Panel Discussions

Industry Trends

Benefits of Attending

This summit will delve into the developments, trends and strategies in building mega-infrastructures with energy efficiency designs, and integrated safety elements, amongst others.

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Networking Opportunity

The 6th Annual Smart Skyscrapers & Intelligent Retrofit Summit will host over 400 senior level professionals that are involved in the building and maintenance supertall structures.

  • Developers, Contractors & Construction Firms
  • Tenants & Facility Managers
  • Municipal & Government Departments
  • Architects & Urban Planners
  • Engineers & Designers
  • Project/Construction Managers
  • Health, Fire & Life Safety Professionals
  • Material & Building System Suppliers
  • Building Façade Design Firms
  • Energy & Sustainability Consultants
  • Procurement Directors


Attendee Breakdown


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

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22-23 November 2023

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, UAE


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