Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2016 Dates announced

Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015

  • The Summit will be held on 25-26 April 2016 at Sofitel, The Palm Resort & Spa, Dubai
  • Summit agenda will cover sustainable landscaping practices in the Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2015: The fourth edition of the immensely successful Middle East Smart Landscape Summit will be held on 25-26 April 2016 at Sofitel, The Palm Resort & Spa, Dubai. Organized by global conference producers, Expotrade, the summit is the region’s foremost landscaping event, bringing together experts from across the globe to discuss the latest developments in the landscape industry.

This year’s edition of the summit, held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality was inaugurated by Eng. Salah Amiri, Asst. Director General for Environmental & Public Health Services Sector, Dubai Municipality. The summit offers a platform for over 400 attendees including senior level landscape architects, government authorities, urban planners, developers, environmental specialists and contractors from across the GCC, to engage in intensive discussions on the best practices and embrace new perspectives on the trends and challenges impacting this space.

Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, said, “Our Middle East Smart Landscape Summit has become one of the most popular events in the region, attracting the attention of experts from across the globe. The UAE has been at the forefront of developing initiatives for smart landscape planning. Our summit in its fourth year now, addresses the key themes integral to delivering sustainable development.

The 2016 conference agenda covers broad topics, such as Dubai Municipality’s innovations in landscaping projects; innovations in landscape design and sustainability; artificial turf designs and benefits for Middle East landscapes; smart irrigation techniques & technologies; sustainable development and urban planning in arid environments and native plant landscaping for the Middle East.

The two-day summit will feature a lineup of impressive speakers from across the globe, who will share their expertise and offer valuable and comprehensive insights and learnings. Discussing new trends and best practices in the industry, the leading experts will offer a wealth of information through keynote sessions, case study presentations and panel discussions.

The 2015 edition of the summit was a phenomenal success and the upcoming edition of the summit promises to be no different. Commenting favorably on the success of the summit John Samuel, Commercial Sales Manager, Global Light & Power LLC, said, “It was a great pleasure for our company to participate in the Landscape Summit. It was a very helpful summit as we could get good contacts and get to meet high delegates from different companies which would in turn develop our business.”

Mohamed Habbal, Senior Manager-Operations, Nakheel PJSC, said, “The summit is really phenomenal. I did not expect this many attendees and as many of lead and key concerned companies. This by itself is a main factor of success of this comprehensive conference.”

More information on the 4th Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit is available now at http://www.landscapesummit.com. Follow the Summit on social media with the hashtag #MESLS2016.

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Dubai’s Green Vision Successfully Showcased at the 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit Dubai

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Eng. Salah Amiri, Asst. Director General for Environmental & Public Health Services Sector, Dubai Municipality, addressing the audience at the inauguration of the 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 3, 2015 – Dubai’s Green Vision incorporating the latest advancements in sustainable and innovative landscaping technology were showcased successfully at the 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit that concluded in Dubai last week. Held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality and produced by global conference organizers Expotrade, the summit was attended by over 400 participants, and featured over 20 thought-provoking speeches, panel discussions and case studies, interspersed with networking sessions. The summit took place on 28-29 April at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa.

The summit was inaugurated by Eng. Salah Amiri, Asst. Director General for Environmental & Public Health Services Sector, Dubai Municipality, in the presence of H.E. Jennes De Mol, Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and H.E. Milos Perisic, Charge D’Affaires, Serbian Embassy. Eng. Salah Amiri delivered the inaugural address which emphasized the Dubai Municipality’s continued commitment towards a green Dubai in line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision. Outlining the Dubai Municipality’s initiatives in this regard, he spoke on ensuring sustainability by introducing modern technologies in landscaping, irrigation and horticulture maintenance, and the implementation of a number of programs. He mentioned initiatives such as allocation of lands for green areas, provision of waste water for irrigation using special sewage treatment plants and irrigation networks, rehabilitation of horticulture companies, plant production by means of establishment of specialist nurseries and many more.

Eng. Salah Amiri’s speech was followed by a Dubai Municipality presentation on implementing sustainability across Dubai parks. The presentation detailed the Dubai Municipality’s plans to construct public/neighborhood parks, community facilities and plazas by using solar energy to power all facilities in the parks, along with operation of the lighting elements and irrigation systems for trees and green spaces, in essence, zero energy parks. Projects such as the Al-Khazzan Park and the Palm Park in Al-Awir were also discussed at length, along with the use of green materials in parks.

The Dubai Municipality’s impressive efforts towards developing the Dubai of the future as charted out through these two powerful sessions was felicitated by Falconcity of Wonders, Platinum Sponsor of the summit.

The summit featured two days of sessions that brought the latest in technology and innovation in landscaping to the fore.

A keenly-attended session was the one presented by Dr. Mario Rossi from The Office of H.H. The Crown Prince of Dubai who spoke at length on the use of aerial drones in landscape architecture and environmental design. Demonstrating an actual drone at the summit, he explained how drones could be used to survey in tough locations where remote sensing was of critical importance.

A research-based approach to urban green spaces, biodiversity and people formed the crux of The University of Sheffield’s Dr. James Hitchmough’s session. Explaining how urban landscapes in arid regions present specific challenges in a sustainable world, Dr. Hitchmough stressed on the importance of embracing dry climates instead of eliminating them, by using strategies such as utilizing colourful annual and other desert ephemeral plants during the right seasons of the year. He also emphasized the use of research and took the audience through the nuances of biodiversity in the region.

Day 1 featured sessions presented by speakers from W Architecture & Landscape Architecture – US, Khatib & Alami, The Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects, Qatar University and premium sponsors Falconcity of Wonders, SLA, Convic, Sites International, TigerTurf UK, Zeoplant LLC, speaking on topics ranging from landscaping from a private developer’s perspective; design with nature; impact of urban spaces on public health; ecological restoration; sustainable landscape architecture; artificial turf; irrigation solutions; adversity in landscape construction in UAE; living systems in Singapore; systems for productive and edible landscapes. The panel discussion for the day was sponsored by GrassCo & Aratex which discussed artificial grass and its use in sports and recreational facilities in the Middle East.

Sessions on Day 2 commenced with a case study discussion on integrated open space planning with the case of Madinat Al Nakheel, Iraq, Basra in focus. This was followed by sessions on benefits of using native plants; using seawater for landscape projects and agriculture; sustainable development in arid environments; use of smart technology in public spaces. Speakers for the day included experts from Dewan Architects, The University of Sheffield, Oman Botanic Garden, Diwan of Royal Court, Khatib & Alami, Woods Bagot and Arup. The panel discussion for Day 2 sponsored by Gulf Landscape and Irrigation Systems which discussed creative greening of open spaces, emphasizing on the evolution of landscaped zones in urban developments. Interactive Q & A sessions on both days added to the spirit of knowledge-sharing of the summit.

The networking sessions over the two days saw participants in earnest discussions, with the special exhibitor lounge being a major attraction showcasing over 30 solution providers from around the globe. The third edition of this premier event featured more partnerships than ever before, with major sponsors including Falconcity of Wonders, Convic, SLA, Sites International, Zeoplant, Grassco & Aratex, TigerTurf in association with Flora Engineering Services, Gulf Landscape and Irrigation Systems, Cape Reed, Gulf Perlite LLC, WT Burden Middle East, Global Light & Power LLC, Vision Project Services. The lounge featured impressive displays of a host of innovative solutions and products from companies such as INMA Gulf, EDSA, ADFERT, Green Studios, GreenBest Ltd, Agial Art Gallery, Blue Stream LLC, Cultiwall, BMC Gulf, Corys Building Materials LLC, Galerie Tanit Beyrouth, TANSEEQ LLC, MDT-tex, CIRTA Group, ANS Global, Casa Verde – Live Wall, Easigrass, CCGrass.

Highlights of Day 2 also included the prize draw, which generated a lot of buzz, with lucky winners walking away with an iPad and a complimentary stay at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai.

Participants were impressed with the quality of the event, commenting favorably at its close. Philipp Angell, Managing Director, Vision Project Services, said, “We are very happy with the decision to attend. Within 2 days of the show we got so much contacts and interest on our product.”

John Samuel, Commercial Sales Manager, Global Light & Power LLC, said, “It was a great pleasure for our company to participate in the Landscape Summit. It was a very helpful summit as we could get good contacts and get to meet high delegates from different companies which would in turn develop our business.”

Mohamed Habbal, Senior Manager-Operations, Nakheel PJSC, commented, “The summit is really phenomenal. I have not expected this many attendees and as many of lead and key concerned companies. This by itself is a main factor of success of this comprehensive conference.”

Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organizers of the conference, said, “The success of the 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit shows that it has achieved its goal of promoting sustainable landscaping technology and best practices in the region. We are deeply honored to organize this event under the continued patronage of the Dubai Municipality. We would also like to thank all our sponsors, delegates, speakers and partners for supporting this event, and look forward to bringing the next year’s edition to this audience.”

For event details, visit www.landscapesummit.com

About Expotrade 

Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar.

For more information, visit www.expotradeglobal.com

The 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit, The Region’s Leading Sustainable Landscaping Event Began Today

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April 28, 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015, held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality, commenced today at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE, with an exciting series of keynote speeches, panel discussions, case studies and networking sessions. The summit is produced by global conference organizers, Expotrade.

The summit was inaugurated by Eng. Salah Amiri, Asst. Director General for Environmental & Public Health Services Sector, Dubai Municipality, who also delivered a special address on behalf of the Dubai Municipality.

Dignitaries at the summit included H.E. Jennes De Mol, Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and H.E. Milos Perisic, Charge D’Affaires, Serbian Embassy.

Attended by over 400 senior level landscape architects, government authorities, urban planners, developers, environmental specialists and contractors from across the GCC, the two-day summit features sessions on developments in sustainable landscaping in the region, ranging from greening initiatives, landscape design, architecture and construction, to artificial turf, irrigation, urban green spaces and ecological restoration. The agenda features over 20 sessions, including speeches, case studies and panel discussions.

The summit has increasingly grown in stature over the last three years, with the third edition featuring increased partnerships with major companies such as Falconcity of Wonders, Convic, SLA, Sites International, Zeoplant, Grassco & Aratex, TigerTurf in association with Flora Engineering Services, Gulf Landscape and Irrigation Systems, Vision Project Services, Cape Reed, Gulf Perlite LLC, WT Burden Middle East, Global Light & Power LLC and many more. The exhibitor lounge featuring over 30 companies showcased the most innovative solutions and the latest technology in sustainable landscaping from around the world, including Saudi Arabia, China, UK, Lebanon, USA, Egypt, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, France, Denmark, Qatar, Oman, South Africa, Spain, Jordan and Switzerland.

Speakers and panelists at the summit include H.E. Salem AlMoosa, Chairman & General Manager, Falconcity of Wonders; Dr. Mario Rossi, Landscape Architecture Manager, The Office of H.H. The Crown Prince of Dubai; Barbara Wilks, Principal, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture – US; Damian Tang, President, The Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects; Andrew Anderson, Landscape Architect, Oman Botanic Garden, Diwan of Royal Court; Akram Al Mahood, Head of Urban Planning, Dewan Architects; Engi Jaber, Sustainability Manager, Dewan Architects & Engineers – Abu Dhabi; Simon Oxenham, CEO, Convic; Rasmus Astrup, Partner, International Project Director, SLA; Paul Langford, Managing Director, TigerTurf UK; Abdul Kader Kazzaz, Operations Manager, Gulf Landscape and Irrigation Systems LLC; Peter Scott, Manager, Urban Planning & Landscape Architecture Department, Khatib & Alami; and many more.

Presentations on Day 1 of the summit focused on implementing sustainability across Dubai parks; landscaping from a private developer’s perspective; design with nature; impact of urban spaces on public health; ecological restoration; sustainable landscape architecture; use of aerial drones for landscape architecture; artificial turf; irrigation solutions; adversity in landscape construction in UAE; living systems in Singapore; systems for productive and edible landscapes. The panel discussion for the day discussed artificial grass and its use in sports and recreational facilities in the Middle East.

Day 2 will feature sessions on urban greenspaces and biodiversity; benefits of using native plants; using seawater for landscape projects and agriculture; use of smart technology in public spaces. The panel discussion for Day 2 will revolve round creative greening of open spaces. Also on the agenda is a case study discussion on integrated open space planning with the case of Madinat Al Nakheel, Iraq, Basra in focus.

Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organizers of the conference, said, “The Middle East Smart Landscape Summit, held under the esteemed patronage and guidance of the Dubai Municipality, is the ideal platform to showcase the latest innovations, technology and solutions in landscaping from around the world. This year, we have participants from many countries, united in their commitment to sustainable landscaping. We are glad to contribute to the Dubai Municipality’s efforts of turning Dubai into a green paradise by means of this event, which continues to be the foremost platform to learn, network and meet the leading experts in the field.”

For event details, visit www.landscapesummit.com

About Expotrade

Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar.

For more information, visit www.expotradeglobal.com

3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit Begins Tomorrow

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Presentation in progress at the Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2014

April 27, 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015, held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality, opens its doors tomorrow at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE, with a stimulating agenda featuring presentations, panel discussions and case studies. The two-day summit is produced by global conference organizers, Expotrade.

The summit will be inaugurated by Eng. Salah Amiri, Asst. Director General for Environmental & Public Health Services Sector, Dubai Municipality, who will also deliver a special address after the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Dignitaries expected to attend include H.E. Jean-Paul Tarud-Kuborn, Ambassador, Embassy of Chile to the United Arab Emirates; H.E. Gcina Dlamini, Ambassador, Swazi Embassy in Abu Dhabi; H.E. Abdulkadir Sheikhey Al-Hatim, Ambassador, Somali Embassy in Abu Dhabi; H.E. Francisco Javier Alonso Escobar, Ambassador, Embassy of Mexico; H E Jennes De Mol, Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; H.E. Irene Florence Persis, Ambassador, Ugandan Embassy; H.E. Robert Noriega, Charge D’Affaires, Venezuelan Embassy in Abu Dhabi; H.E. Milos Perisic, Charge D’Affaires, Serbian Embassy; H.E. Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal, Chief Executive Officer, SHUROOQ Sharjah Investment and Development Authority; H.E. Omary Mjenga, Consul General, Tanzanian Consulate in Dubai; H E Abdelkrim Belouassaa; Consul General, Algerian Consulate General in Dubai; H.E. Yibeltal Aemero Alemu, Consul General, Ethiopian Consulate General in Dubai; Perisa Kastratovic; Deputy Head of Mission; Montenegrin Embassy; Mohammed N Mashroom, Director General Projects Department, Dubai Municipality.

The summit is in line with the Dubai Municipality’s vision for a green Dubai and will bring forward innovative and sustainable landscaping solutions from around the world, creating an ideal platform for knowledge sharing and networking. Expected to host over 400 participants, the summit’s agenda features over 20 sessions on topics such as landscape design, architecture and construction, artificial turf, irrigation and ecological restoration.

Highlights of Day 1 include sessions on a range of interesting topics, including implementing sustainability across Dubai parks to be presented by the Dubai Municipality; impact of urban spaces on public health to be presented by Simon Oxenham, CEO, Convic; ecological restoration to be presented by Barbara Wilks, Principal, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture – US; use of aerial drones for landscape architecture to be presented by Dr. Mario Rossi, Landscape Architecture Manager, The Office of H.H. The Crown Prince of Dubai; living systems in Singapore to be presented by Damian Tang, President, The Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects and many more. The panel discussion will discuss artificial grass and its use in sports and recreational facilities in the Middle East.

Day 2 highlights include sessions on branding national identities through landscaping to be presented by Kinder Baumgardner, President and Managing Principal, SWA; urban greenspaces and biodiversity to be presented by Dr. James Hitchmough, Head of Department & Professor of Horticultural Ecology, The University of Sheffield – Department of Landscape Architecture; benefits of using native plants to be presented by Andrew Anderson, Landscape Architect, Oman Botanic Garden, Diwan of Royal Court; use of smart technology in public spaces to be presented by Jaime Traspaderne, Senior Architect & Urban Designer, Arup and more. The panel discussion will talk about creative greening of open spaces. Also on the agenda is a case study discussion on integrated open space planning with the case of Madinat Al Nakheel, Iraq, Basra in focus, to be discussed by Akram Al Mahood, Head of Urban Planning, Dewan Architects and Engi Jaber, Sustainability Manager, Dewan Architects & Engineers – Abu Dhabi.

The summit’s third edition is supported by Falconcity of Wonders, Convic, SLA, Sites International, Zeoplant, Grassco & Aratex, TigerTurf in association with Flora Engineering Services, Gulf Landscape and Irrigation Systems, Vision Project Services, Cape Reed, Gulf Perlite LLC, WT Burden Middle East, Global Light & Power LLC and many more. The exhibitor lounge will feature more than 30 companies showcasing the latest technology and products from all over the world.

Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organizers of the conference, said, “The 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit brings together the world’s leading experts to discuss the latest solutions in landscaping from around the world. We are privileged to hold this event under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality, and we would like to thank them for their continued support. It also gives us great pleasure to present a platform to enable our speakers, delegates and sponsors to come together and share knowledge and experiences in developing smart landscapes for the future.”

For event details, visit www.landscapesummit.com 

About Expotrade  

Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar.

For more information, visit www.expotradeglobal.com

Sustainable Landscaping Discussed at 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit Next Week

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Delegates attending a presentation during Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2014

April 21, 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015 will take place next week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on April 28 and 29, 2015. Held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality, the two-day event will take place at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE and is produced by global conference organizers, Expotrade. The event will be attended by over 400 senior level landscape architects, government authorities, urban planners, developers, environmental specialists and contractors from across the GCC, committed to the development of sustainable landscapes across the Middle East region.

The summit will be inaugurated by Eng. Salah Amiri, Assistant Director General, Dubai Municipality.

The two-day by-invitation-only summit will feature stimulating keynote speeches, thought-provoking panel discussions and interesting case studies from both local and international experts on topics that bring into focus sustainable landscaping in the region, ranging from greening initiatives, landscape design, architecture and construction, to artificial turf, irrigation, urban greenspaces and ecological restoration.

The summit is in line with the Dubai Municipality’s ‘Dubai 2020’ plans of a verdant and green Dubai and seeks to showcase the latest in smart, innovative and sustainable landscaping technology and best practices.

Speakers and panelists at the summit will include H.E. Salem AlMoosa, Chairman & General Manager, Falconcity of Wonders; Dr. Mario Rossi, Landscape Architecture Manager, The Office of H.H. The Crown Prince of Dubai ; Barbara Wilks, Principal, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture – US; Kinder Baumgardner, President and Managing Principal, SWA; Damian Tang, President, The Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects; Andrew Anderson, Landscape Architect, Oman Botanic Garden, Diwan of Royal Court; Akram Al Mahood, Head of Urban Planning, Dewan Architects; Engi Jaber, Sustainability Manager, Dewan Architects & Engineers – Abu Dhabi; Simon Oxenham, CEO, Convic; Rasmus Astrup, Partner, International Project Director, SLA; Paul Langford, Managing Director, TigerTurf UK; Abdul Kader Kazzaz, Operations Manager, Gulf Landscape and Irrigation Systems LLC; Peter Scott, Manager, Urban Planning & Landscape Architecture Department, Khatib & Alami; and many more.

The event is supported by some of the most reputed names in the business such as Falconcity of Wonders, Convic, SLA, Sites International, Zeoplant, Grassco/Aratex, TigerTurf in association with Flora Engineering Services, Gulf Landscape and Irrigation Systems, Cape Reed, Gulf Perlite LLC, WT Burden Middle East, Global Light & Power LLC and many more. The exhibitor lounge will showcase the most innovative solutions for sustainable landscaping from over 20 exhibitors.

Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organizers of the conference, said, “The Middle East Smart Landscape Summit aims at showcasing the most innovative technology and solutions in sustainable landscaping from around the world, in line with the vision of turning Dubai into a green city. We are honored to be supported in our endeavor by the Dubai Municipality, whose continued patronage has made this event a truly special one. It gives us great pleasure to present this platform for knowledge-sharing and networking to our speakers, delegates and sponsors.”

For event details, visit www.landscapesummit.com

About Expotrade  

Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar.

For more information, visit www.expotradeglobal.com

Silver Sponsor TigerTurf Discusses Artificial Turf Solutions at Middle East Smart Landscape Summit

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2, 2015 – The 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit proudly welcomes TigerTurf in association with Flora Engineering Services as Silver Sponsor of the 2015 edition of the event, to be held on 28-29 April, 2015 at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE. Produced by Expotrade Global, the two-day event will be held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality and seeks to showcase the global best practices and technologies employed in sustainable urban landscaping. TigerTurf, with its commitment to a safer and greener future is ideally suited to present its solutions before the audience at the Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015.

One of the major trends in modern landscaping is the use of artificial turf. Artificial turf can be found across the world in schools, sports clubs, training facilities and the like. An especially useful and smart solution for areas with extreme climates, artificial turf is also durable and can be used for different sporting activities. The restrictive cost of maintaining a grass field and the water conserving properties of synthetic turf are also factors in the growing popularity of synthetic turf as a sustainable solution. TigerTurf, with its wide range of artificial turf solutions for sports, education, and leisure facilities will discuss the latest in this field at the summit, to be held on 28-29 April, 2015. Paul Langford, Managing Director, TigerTurf UK will speak on the subject at the summit.

The relevance of TigerTurf’s range of solutions for the Middle East region and the Middle East Smart Landscape Summit as their platform of choice is underlined by Paul Langford, Managing Director, TigerTurf UK, who says, “We really enjoyed sponsoring The Landscape Summit last year and have developed our current range to appeal to the Middle Eastern market. We consider ourselves to be experts in our industry as a result of our highly knowledgeable Research & Development department and we are looking forward to sharing some of this information this year to grow our business in the region. There is huge potential for these solutions in the Middle East as our turf systems have unique characteristics that are perfectly suited to the climate.”

Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East adds, “TigerTurf’s expertise in the area of artificial turf solutions can be showcased perfectly at the Middle East Smart Landscape Summit, with its focus on sustainable urban landscape solutions. TigerTurf’s innovative solutions also echo the innovative landscaping techniques that the summit seeks to present to the audience. We welcome this partnership and look forward to an even more successful relationship with them. “

For event details, visit www.landscapesummit.com

TigerTurf

About TigerTurf

TigerTurf International is a worldwide organisation specialising in the manufacture and supply of artificial turf for the sport and landscape market. With over 30 years’ experience devoted to providing quality assured products, TigerTurf is active through its distribution network in more than 35 countries across Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa, United States of America, Australia and New Zealand.

We have invested in a highly skilled workforce and state of the art technology to ensure high quality turf is delivered to our customers every time. Our landscape range replicates the varied tones, shapes and soft feel of individual blades of grass, making it the most realistic on the market. With sports products, we strive to deliver the most dynamic innovative range of high performance engineered surfaces for soccer, rugby, hockey and multipurpose use.

For more information, please visit www.tigerturf.com

Flora

About Flora Engineering Services

Flora Engineering Services L.L.C is very well situated in landscape sector with qualified teams covering all aspects of the industry.

Flora specializes in synthetic turf applications for both landscape & sport fields. Our teams offer a complete range of professional solutions in the synthetic turf applications covering consultation, design, engineering, procurement up to constructions.

For more information, please visit www.flora-me.com

About Expotrade 

Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar.

For more information, visit www.expotradeglobal.com

Using Green Walls to Build Sustainability discussed at Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015

Presentation in progress at the Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2014

Presentation in progress at the Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2014

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 18, 2015 – The global shift towards sustainability is manifest everywhere, especially in terms of building urban spaces. Sustainable economic development is also the focus of government plans everywhere, especially in the UAE. As a result, finding ways to ensure urban landscaping development is carried out using the newest technology in smart landscaping globally is becoming an area of major focus for developers, architects and planners in the region. This forms the crux of discussions at the 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015, scheduled to be held on 28 – 29 April, 2015 at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE. Held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality, the event is produced by global conference organizers, Expotrade.

One of the most interesting technologies that have developed with this aim in mind is the concept of green walls or living walls. Living walls or vertical surfaces covered with vegetation fulfill the twin aims of any landscaper, namely beautification and environment-friendliness. Green facades can be developed in any urban habitat, with a variety of uses ranging from demarcation and beautification, to fencing and screening. But what is arguably the most important function of green walls is its role as an effective element of sustainable landscaping.

The importance of green walls in this regard cannot be ignored. Apart from their aesthetic appeal, their benefits include improving energy efficiency through enhancing insulation and reducing carbon emission; along with acting as powerful noise and pollution filters as well as potent climate control agents.

The universal importance of green walls is evidenced by the fact that living walls are now being seen in major cities around the world, such as Berlin, Paris, Istanbul and Dubai. Examples of verdant walls include the striking living wall of plants at the Musée du Quai Branly, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.

The concept of green walls seems to be catching on in Dubai as well. Mixed media arts and cultural centre, The Pavilion has a 10 metre long vertical interior garden that is a marvel of design, featuring around 2500 plants. Leisure properties such as hotels are also an obvious choice. Dubai’s Novotel Hotel’s green wall, taking up 1200 square metres and containing approximately 27,000 plants is a prime example, as is the 30 metre long green wall at the Hakkasan Terrace restaurant at the Emirates Towers in Dubai.

Learn more about this exciting new emerging technology that integrates vegetation with building facades during the session titled ‘Green Living Walls – Turning Dense Urban Areas from Grey to Green’ at the 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015, to be held during 28 – 29 April, 2015.

Visit www.landscapesummit.com for event details.

About Expotrade  

Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar.

For more information, visit www.expotradeglobal.com