Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2018

23-24 April 2018
Roda Al Bustan
Dubai, UAE

Middle East's Leading High Rise & Skyscrapers Event

Dubai currently holds the coveted record for the world’s tallest building, world’s tallest hotel and world’s tallest block. In addition to these feats is the ongoing construction of The Tower, which once completed will surpass Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest structure. The city’s vertical construction is in line with the Emirate’s rapid population growth.

The Smart Skyscrapers Summit is the leading high rise and skyscrapers event in the Middle East region. The 5th edition of the summit will take place on 23rd & 24th April 2018 in Dubai. The two-day event will lay emphasis on the underlying factors, challenges, developments and opportunities driving the construction and management of high-rise buildings.

Middle East's Leading High Rise & Skyscrapers Event


Featured Speakers

Brian Kleiver |
Brian Kleiver

AIA, NCARB Associate Architect SOM

Eric Tomich
Eric Tomich

Architect Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Frans van Vuure
Frans van Vuure

Associate Director UNStudio

Phillip Jones |
Phillip Jones

Principal / Managing Director MENA B+H Architects

Pierre Martin Dufresne |
Pierre Martin Dufresne

Design Principal and Partner U+A Architect

Rasna Grewal
Rasna Grewal

Technical Director Perkins+Will

Martin Baerschmidt |
Martin Baerschmidt

Founding Partner / Managing Director EDGE

Jay Robson French |
Jay Robson French

Chief Executive Officer Matthews South West

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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

 Building Eco-Friendly Skyscrapers

Intelligent Building Management Systems

 Importance of Cyber Security in Developing Smart Skyscrapers

 Transit Management Systems

Designing High Overall Performance Facades for Tall Buildings

Fireproof Structures – A Necessity

Building a Smart Skyscraper Using Big Data, IoT and AI

Promoting Energy Efficient Skyscrapers

Benefits of Attending

The 5th Annual Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2018 promises two full days of knowledge-sharing sessions, learning and networking opportunities with the who’s who of this industry.

Develop long-lasting relationships with industry peers during networking sessions
Gain knowledge from regional and international subject matter experts
Engage in idea sharing with key industry professionals
Find cutting-edge technology and products for your business requirements

Networking Opportunity

2017 Attendee Breakdown

Lead Architects and Senior Designers
Government and Municipal Officials
Senior Engineers and Urban Planners
Developers and Contractors
69% - UAE
27% - Other GCC
4% - 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

Industry Insights

Dubai's CO2 Emissions
from energy generation will be reduced by half in 2050 according to the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

25% of Dubai's Buildings
will be 3D printed by 2030 and it will be valued at an estimate of AED 3 billion

Smart Buildings
can supplement the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 which aims to provide 7% of Dubai's power from renewable sources by 2020, 25% by 2030 and 75% by 2050

Global IoT for Smart Buildings
is forecast to soar from $6.3 billion in 2017 to $22.2 billion in 2026 according to Navigant Research’s report IoT for Intelligent Buildings

Highlights from the 2018 Summit

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

Registration Closed!

23-24 April 2018

Roda Al Bustan
Dubai, UAE



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