Arab Future Cities Summit, Middle East’s Largest Smart Cities Event begins in Doha on Monday

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Presentation in progress during Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2014

April 8, 2015, Doha, Qatar: The 4th Annual Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2015 will take place early next week in Doha, Qatar on April 13 and 14, 2015. Held at the Ritz-Carlton, Doha, the two-day summit will be attended by over 350 senior executives, government officials, developers, urban planners, investors, academics, and cutting-edge technologists from across the GCC to discuss the progress, efficient management of resources, future development and ways of making future cities work better in the Middle East. The summit is organized by global conference producers, Expotrade.

The summit will be inaugurated by Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz T. Al Subaie, Managing Director, Qatar Rail.

The two-day by-invitation-only summit will feature presentations, panel discussions and networking sessions by renowned experts from across the world. With sustainable urban development as the core theme, the summit will feature topics ranging from smarter cities enabled through IoT, energy efficiency and government initiatives, to sustainable infrastructure, ICT innovation and telecommunications. Sessions focusing on Qatar and the special initiatives taken up by Qatari government bodies such as ICT Qatar and Qatar Rail are among the highlights of the event.

With its growing importance in the region and supported by its leadership and the goals of the National Vision 2030, Qatar is the ideal location to hold a summit that seeks to discuss the latest innovation and technology in smart city development worldwide.

Speakers and panelists at the summit include Eng. Hamad Ibrahim Al Bishri, Deputy CEO, Qatar Rail Company; Dr. Rainer Schnepfleitner, Department Manager Regulation and Competition Affairs, Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA); Ashraf Ali Ismael, National Information Assurance Manager, Cyber Security Division, (QCERT) ICT Qatar; Dr. Fethi Filali, Head of Technology Development & Applied Research, Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC); Cyril Anand, Assistant Director, Business Development Support, Ooredoo Qatar; Mohamed Sleiman, General Manager, Alfardan Properties; Prof. Ali A. Alraouf, Prof. of Architecture and Urbanism, Head of CB, Training, Research and Development–QNMP Doha, Qatar; Ahmad Kawakbi, ICT & Stakeholder Manager, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy – FIFA World Cup Qatar; Mohannad Khader, Vice President – Commercial, Qatar Cool; Safder Nazir, Regional Vice President Smart Cities & IoT, Huawei and many more.

The event is sponsored by industry giants such as Huawei, Accenture, Ooredoo, Cisco, Intel, Alfardan Properties, Schneider Electric, Microsoft, EMC, Qatar Cool, B+B SmartWorx, Proteco LLC (Al Nasr Holding), Esri and many more. Innovation is brought into focus at the Future Cities Lounge, which will see over 30 exhibitors showcasing innovative solutions for building smart cities.

Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organizers of the conference, said, “The Arab Future Cities Summit seeks to promote sustainable urban development as its main focus. Qatar’s important position in the GCC and its National Vision 2030, coupled with Doha’s emergence as a major city only serve to underline the importance of such a platform which will showcase the latest solutions, technology and innovation in global smart city development. Also of special interest is the summit’s focus on Qatar’s initiatives and progress in this move towards sustainable development. We are very happy to present this platform for knowledge-sharing and networking to our speakers, delegates and sponsors.”

For event details, visit www.arabfuturecities.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

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Smart Property Developer Alfardan Properties to Showcase Smart Living Solutions at the Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar

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Doha, Qatar, March 30, 2015 – The 4th Annual Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar is proud to announce Alfardan Properties as the Smart Property Developer of this year’s event, to be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Doha, Qatar, on 13-14 April, 2015.

Smart cities of the future are not dependent on systems alone. Infrastructure and smart building solutions are also critically important elements of any plans for smart city development, as both residential and commercial properties must be developed in a sustainable, energy-efficient, durable manner. The challenge is to arrive at the optimum mix of combining traditional construction with the latest in advanced technology, creating the most complete citizen experience. Alfardan Properties, with its commitment to be Qatar’s premier provider of the best living and community solutions finds an ideal partner in the Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar, which seeks to discuss the best in smart city solutions from across the world. Mohamed Sleiman, General Manager, Alfardan Properties will be speaking at the summit on ‘Smart Living Solutions.’

Sustainable development is on the rise in Qatar, with its National Vision 2030 that aims to transform Qatar in the near future. In such a scenario, the latest advanced technology has to be used to enhance the living experience for citizens in any smart city such as Doha. Alfardan Properties, with its reputation as one of Qatar’s leading real estate developers, delivers comprehensive, client specific solutions, ranging from design and development to leasing and professional management services, and incorporates the latest in cutting-edge technology in doing so.

The value inherent in an association between Alfardan Properties and the Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar is emphasized by Mohamed Sleiman, General Manager, Alfardan Properties, who will be speaking at the summit. He says, “Alfardan Properties shares Arab Future Cities Summit’s vision of harnessing technology for tomorrow’s urban environments. We believe that the adoption of Smart Living Solutions is vital to ensuring safer, sustainable and more efficient living and working experiences. Alfardan Properties is investing heavily in terms of resources, expertise and partnerships to help develop next-generation ‘Smart Living Homes’. We foresee ‘Smart Living’ as the future in upcoming property developments in Qatar and across the region, which is why we aim to leverage the Summit’s role as a premier platform for discussing the future of smart cities.”

Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organizers of the conference, welcomed the partnership, saying, “We are delighted to have Alfardan Properties as the Smart Property Developer of the Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar this year. Alfardan Properties and the Arab Future Cities Summit are both committed to showcasing the latest technology in smart city development, and it is a logical partnership. The Arab Future Cities Summit is the ideal platform for Alfardan Properties to present their Smart Living Solutions to the audience. We look forward to our association with them.”

For more details on the summit, visit www.arabfuturecities.com

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About Alfardan Properties

Alfardan Properties is one of Qatar’s premier leading companies that provide real estate solutions and services. Established in 1993, the company specializes in property development and management and offers a high performance portfolio of architecture projects coming from around the country—bearing its signature mark of excellence in the highest level and full customer satisfaction.

Alfardan Properties has a track record of achievements and premium property developments in the country–both residential and commercial, including major mixed use projects and the most luxurious facilities in the real estate community in terms of technical excellence, creation and innovation. The company seeks to highlight the originality of Arabic architecture and to use the concepts of new designs in line with the latest developments of related technologies.

Alfardan Properties is part of the Alfardan Group, one of the most important leading commercial conglomerates in Qatar. The Group is involved in several vital domains including money transfers, jewelry, automotive and marine sector and real estate development.

For more information, please visit www.alfardanproperties.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

Emerson Climate Technologies To Showcase Energy Efficient Compressor Modulation Technology at Smart Skyscrapers Summit

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 9, 2015 – Smart Skyscrapers Summit is happy to announce Emerson Climate Technologies as Gold Sponsor of the 2015 edition of the event. Produced by global conference organizers Expotrade, the summit will take place on 11 – 12 May, 2015, at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE. The summit will see Emerson Climate Technologies showcase their solutions revolving around compressor modulation in air conditioning applications. Their presentation will highlight the importance of compressor modulation and the tremendous impact it can have on the business in terms of energy efficiency. It will also describe the latest developments and explain how each technology works, the main benefits and their applications. With environmental sustainability and human comfort part of Emerson Climate Technologies’ vision, the Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015 provides the perfect platform for bringing their solutions to the summit audience.

The importance of this partnership is underscored by Matthew Neidlinger, Director – Marketing MEA, Emerson Climate Technologies, who will be making the presentation at the event. He says, “Emerson Climate Technologies is dedicated to providing solutions that drive higher energy efficiency, comfort, and reliability. This mission ties well into the theme of the Smart Skyscrapers Summit where the focus is on sustainable, large commercial and residential buildings. Emerson looks forward to the opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and generate greater awareness of our technologies and how they deliver value.”

Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organizers of the conference, announced the partnership, saying, “We welcome Emerson Climate as Gold Sponsors of the Smart Skyscrapers Summit. This is a logical union, as both are keenly focused on sustainability and energy efficiency in high-rise development. We look forward to a long and meaningful partnership.”

Globally, buildings consume a major percentage of the world’s total energy consumption. Air conditioning, lighting and cooling are obvious uses which are, naturally, highly energy-intensive. The worldwide move towards sustainability has led to a keen focus on developing environmentally friendly technology for both heating and cooling. Reduced energy consumption has become the buzzword everywhere, as has the need for innovative solutions in the field. These have, more often than not, become the key drivers for the energy goals of countries around the world, more so in the UAE, with its commitment towards sustainable development. Learn more about sustainable high-rise development at the Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015 to be held on 11 – 12 May at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai.

For more details on the summit, visit www.smartskyscrapers.com

Emerson

About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.

For more information, please visit www.emersonclimatemea.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

KONE returns as Gold Sponsor of Dubai’s leading Skyscraper Summit

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 4, 2015 – Smart Skyscrapers Summit is proud to announce KONE as their Gold Sponsor for the 2nd annual edition of the event, to be held at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE, on May 11-12, 2015. This two-day summit offers insights into the unique technology, design and solutions that bring smart skyscrapers to life across the world. KONE’s association with the summit is in line with their commitment towards environmental excellence through eco-efficient solutions, services and operations.

Industry statistics indicate that elevators and escalators utilize up to 2 to 5 per cent of the energy in most buildings, but can touch as high as 50 per cent during peak usage hours. Factoring in the special requirements of high-rise skyscrapers, the energy consumption can very easily spiral out of control, if left unchecked. Finding ways to combine energy-efficiency and sustainability, with technology and safety considerations, pose questions that are interesting, yet challenging. Providing solutions to these challenges is the focus of the session on smart vertical transportation at the Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015, to be held on May 11-12, 2015.

The importance of smart, scalable solutions for key areas such as access and destination control, as well as communication and monitoring is underscored by Johannes de Jong, Head of Technology, Major Projects, KONE, who will be speaking at the event on innovative technology to future proof buildings. He opines, “The summit presents great possibilities for networking and experience sharing, an attractive attribute to our participation are the delegates at the event. Last year we connected with key players in the industry and the results were very fruitful and beneficial for KONE. The topic of the Smart Skyscrapers Summit is extremely relevant for KONE as service provider for some of the most famous skyscrapers here in Dubai, i.e. Princess Tower and Cayan Tower. We believe that Smart Skyscrapers Summit will provide a wonderful opportunity for us to present our newest product range to the delegates.”

Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organizers of the conference, welcomed the partnership, saying, “KONE’s keen focus on developing solutions that perfectly blend energy efficiency and user comfort with integrated systems and traffic flow optimization, can be directly linked to the core theme of sustainable and safe high-rise development of buildings at the Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015. We have been associated with KONE since the inception of the Smart Skyscrapers Summit and we look forward to an even longer association with them.”

For more details on the summit, visit www.smartskyscrapers.com 

About KONE

KONE

KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry, and has been present in the Middle East since early 1970s. References include several prestigious projects such as Makkah Clock Tower, Princess Tower (Dubai), Doha High Rise, and Etihad Towers (Abu Dhabi).

KONE has continued to lead the industry with product and service innovations, taking eco-efficiency and design into focus. The recently introduced UltraRope® technology boosts energy efficiency in high-rise installations and makes travel heights of up to 1000m possible. The latest People Flow Intelligence solutions include cutting-edge technologies in destination and access control, monitoring, and communications.

For more information, please visit www.kone.ae

Schneider Electric partners with Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2015

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 28, 2015 – Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar welcomes Schneider Electric as a Gold Sponsor at the 2015 edition of the event, to be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Doha, Qatar, on April 13-14, 2015. The 4th edition of the annual event will discuss the progress, efficient management of resources, future developments and ways of making future cities work better in the Middle East. This association is indicative of Schneider Electric’s continual efforts and consistent commitment towards sustainable development.

Zeroing in on a list of future cities in the world is not an easy feat. Future cities do not develop overnight – they are shaped brick by brick, modeled according to a well-defined strategy. It is these building blocks – the infrastructure, systems, services, technology and most of all, the citizens – that form the cornerstones of any successful smart city of the future. Fueling these building blocks is the underlying principle of sustainability and strategic urban planning. And understanding these building blocks and principles that make a smart city tick, form the focus of the Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2015, to be held on April 13-14, 2015.

The importance of sustainable economic development is emphasized by Ghassan Bhargouth, Country President – Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, Schneider Electric, who will be speaking at the event on Efficient, Livable, Sustainable Smart Cities. He feels, “With the world battling the energy challenge, Middle East cities must evolve to revitalize their economies, environment and resources while giving its people high quality of life through smarter strategies and solutions. Proper urban planning, strategic collaborations between global and local stakeholders and investments in science and technology will help each component of our city to be healthier and thrive in the long-term. Needless to mention, it will boost commercial investments.

The fourth edition of the Arab Future Cities Summit, Qatar is the ideal platform to network and exchange ideas with leading industry and government leaders- including tried and tested best practices implemented to embed our cities with the pulse of dynamic technology. As our governments move toward innovation and knowledge-based economies, let us make best use of this summit to transform our smart city visions into reality.”

Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organizers of the conference, welcomed the association, saying, “Schneider Electric’s commitment towards ensuring a greener, sustainable future, ties in perfectly to the theme of the Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar, an ideal platform for knowledge sharing on building smart cities of the future in the Middle East. It gives us great pleasure to announce this partnership and we look forward to a lasting relationship with Schneider Electric.”

For more details on the summit, visit www.arabfuturecities.com

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential.

In the Gulf region and especially in Qatar, Schneider Electric has been present for several years now, working closely with the government entities as well as private enterprises to provide energy management solutions across verticals. The Qatar office is fully equipped with sales, technical, services and project managers headed by a dedicated Country President to execute large scale projects on a turnkey basis. The Qatar team also brings the global expertise of Schneider Electric in providing innovative and state of the art solutions to its end users and other stakeholders.

For more information, please visit www.schneider-electric.com

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Dubai focuses on Sustainable Skyscrapers at the 2nd Annual Smart Skyscrapers Summit

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2015 – The second edition of Smart Skyscrapers 2015, Middle East’s biggest skyscrapers summit, returns to Dubai with the spotlight on the most innovative sustainable building technologies, design principles and solutions for high-rise green buildings from around the world. The two-day summit will see presentations, case studies and roundtable sessions from local and international experts at the Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa in Dubai, during May 11-12, 2015.

Delegates at the event will include over 300 senior architects, engineers, policy-makers, developers, contractors and building managers from across the GCC and worldwide. At the core of the summit is sustainability, viewed against the context of development of skyscrapers. Topics will span the range, from planning challenges, design constraints and facility management, to intelligent façade technologies in architecture, vertical transportation and natural ventilation. Case studies at the summit will feature some of the most well-known tall building projects such as the Cayan Tower, the Shanghai Tower and the Kingdom Tower.

Speakers at the summit will include renowned experts from the world of sustainable development and green buildings, including Ahmad K Abdelrazaq, Senior Executive Vice President, Samsung C & T; Saeed Alabbar, Director – AESG, Chairman – Emirates Green Building Council; Abdulmajid Karanouh, Director – Head of Façade, Ramboll Middle East; Dr. Yasser Mahgoub, Associate Professor of Architecture, Qatar University; Simon Lay, Director – Fire Engineering, AECOM; Thomas D Bohlen, Chief Technical Officer & Head of Corporate Sustainability, Middle East Centre for Sustainable Development; Montasser Hussein El-Raie, Senior Lead Engineer – CAYAN (Infinity) Tower, Khatib & Alami, and many more.

The 2014 edition saw over 350 senior delegates committed to the smart development of high-rise buildings exchanging knowledge, ideas and networking over the two days of the event. The success of the summit is evident from what some attendees had to say about the event. Ahmed Bukhash, Director – Urban Planning and Design Management, Dubai Properties Group, felt, “It’s a great event to meet with the professionals from the different fields. We’ve met contractors and consultants as well as developers so it gives us a nice opportunity to meet them and also learn about the new innovative products. And for us as developers, it also allows us to learn, to basically understand the current trends and how to implement them in our future projects as well.”

This view was backed up by design experts such as Dr. Mikkel Kragh, Global Façade & Architectural Design Leader, Dow Corning, who mentioned, “It’s a big group here, it’s a good list of delegates, so I think that it’s a success from a turn-out standpoint. The speakers here are phenomenal so you have people representing the designers and the suppliers exchanging view and ideas. I think the presentations have been very high-level.”

The worldwide push towards sustainable development is particularly relevant to skyscraper projects, with their specific challenges, not just in terms of architecture, design or faced development, but also in terms of energy, lighting, transportation and safety. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organizers of the conference, said, “Tall building development in the region is expected to continue. However, what makes this expansion even more interesting is the complexity that goes into making sure these high rises are not just tall, but are energy–efficient and sustainable as well. Exploring global trends and sharing best practices will give us a chance to understand these complexities better. It gives us great pleasure in presenting a platform for this to our delegates and sponsors. ”

According to the year in review report from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 97 skyscrapers were completed in 2014, with Asia leading the way with 74 of them. Closer to home, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar share the third position in developing the most skyscrapers in 2014. The surge in building tall buildings is juxtaposed against the global drive towards sustainable and energy efficient buildings as an integral part of smart city development.

Asia in general and the Middle East in particular, are primed to be at the epicenter of high-rise building in the next few years. The Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015 is the ideal platform to understand the nuances of this movement in order to ensure business growth. To know more on the event, log on to www.smartskyscrapers.com .

Qatar to discuss key smart city initiatives at Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2015

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2015: Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2015, the Middle East’s premier smart city event, is back with a bigger and better fourth edition, featuring an exciting array of local and international speakers with more thought-provoking presentations, roundtable sessions, case studies and panel discussions. The summit will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Doha, Qatar during April 13 -14, 2015.

The summit will feature topics ranging from the need for smart cities, urban resilience strategies and government initiatives, to sustainable infrastructure, automation, resource management, energy, telecommunications and smart automation. The event will offer insights into the world of opportunities in the Middle East region with special focus on Qatar and its key initiatives such as Lusail City, projects taken up by Qatar Rail, ICT Qatar and ASHGAL. It will host over 350 senior level decision makers from across the GCC including government officials, architects, engineers, designers, urban planners, sustainability experts, technical experts and solution providers.

The summit will feature sessions by a host of distinguished local and international speakers from both the public and private sector. Speakers presenting during the summit include Eng. Ahmed Salman Al-Sulaiti, Chief Technology Officer, Qatar National Broadband Network Company ; Katalin Gallyas, Policy Advisor, City Council of Amsterdam, Dr. Mohammed Atif Omar, Head, iSmart; Professor Dr. Rudolf Giffinger, Head of the Centre for Regional Science, Vienna University of Technology and Professor Ali A. Alraouf, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, Head of CB, Training, Research and Development–QNMP Doha, Qatar.

The World Economic Forum has ranked Qatar as the most competitive economy in the MENA region and it holds the 13th position globally based on a high-quality institutional framework, stable macroeconomic conditions, and an efficient goods market. Qatar has the highest per capita income in the world and is the country with the lowest unemployment.

The Qatar National Vision 2030 aims at transforming the small, gas-rich state of Qatar into an advanced country by 2030 through sustainable economic development, fuelled mainly through public and private sector initiatives.

An expected spend of $150 billion over the next decade as part of the country’s National Vision 2030 will underpin growth in the market including $40 billion on railways, a $15.5 billion airport, $20 billion investment into roads, the new $7.4 billion port and $4 billion on stadiums.

If the state-of-the-art stadiums and the impressive city of Lusail are anything to go by, Qatar’s plans of hosting a green World Cup in 2022, will be riding on the shoulders of the robust infrastructure it plans to develop. With the scale of development stretching across macro and micro initiatives, the region is poised to be a hub of social and economic development.

The importance of Qatar’s vision of sustainable economic development cannot be underlined enough. With building cities for the future being at the heart of the move towards global sustainability, there is growing focus on balancing the limited availability of natural resources and growing consumption with the overwhelmingly rapid urbanization making its presence felt across the world. Add the spirit of competition between cities and the need for harmonious urbanization and sustainable development becomes all the more acute. With everyone vying for the same resources, there is renewed focus on developing smart or technology-centric cities that are, at the same time, intelligent or people centric as well.

Any plans for the development of smart cities bring to the forefront the need for a comprehensive plan for the management of a gamut of resources, spanning the range from energy, water and waste to infrastructure, policy and administration. But what is of the essence is the fact that it is people who form the crux of any sustainable development. Rather than being mere participants, people need to be empowered in order to achieve goals such as group coordination and collective decision-making which are cornerstones of any great city of the future. In fact, participation and consultation within the scope of intellectual and social capital are increasingly becoming as important to the concept of a successful city as the more obvious environmental, technical and financial capital elements.

The last ingredient in the mix is cultural capital, the element of leisure and enjoyment that can be the differentiating factor in the race to be at the top of the smart cities list. Countries such as Qatar have already taken cognizance of the worth of these factors, and are, therefore, ideal hosts for a summit such as the Arab Future Cities Summit 2015.

For more information, visit www.arabfuturecities.com

About Expotrade – Expotrade is a global conference and event organiser 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