Building The Future


Nov 18, 2019 @ 15:00


Dubai Ballroom - JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

About The Event

As the cost of living is increasing and salaries struggle to keep up with inflation, how can developers start focusing on offering affordable housing to residents, and what financing options are available for citizens to become homeowners? A decrease in resources and an increase in pollution is also becoming a growing concern with more pressure being put on developers to find sustainable solutions. Are smart cities the answer for generations to come?

Join us and the industry’s top leaders to discuss these pressing topics and the new opportunities that are arising from market challenges. And celebrate with us as we award the regions’ top real estate companies.



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Panel Discussion Topics


Are We Going Far Enough In Developing Affordable Housing?

This panel will explore how the real estate market dynamics are changing, what is being done to offer affordable accommodation and answer the question of what is considered affordable for middle class investors?

How Can We Embrace Sustainability Through Smart Cities?

This panel will delve into how the Middle East is working towards creating a sustainable future through green initiatives and creating autonomous homes. We will further explore the opportunities and challenges of developing smart buildings and smart cities.

How Are New Legal Frameworks Empowering Creative Investing?

This panel will explore changes in legislation and future plans to attract local and international investors. Panelists will delve into investment opportunities such as crowd funding, fractional ownership and REITs and how they are making it possible for more people to become home owners.


Racha Alkhawaja

Equitativa Group

Abdulla Galadari

Senior Partner
Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants

Dr. Martin Berlin

Partner & Global Deals Real Estate Leader

Siddiq Farid

Smart Crowd

Richard Paul

Head of Professional Services and Consultancy

Atif Rahman

Director & Partner
Danube Properties

Hassan Morshedy

Memaar Al Morshedy

Caspar Herzberg

President Middle East and Africa
Schneider Electric

Marwan Aboudib

CEO & Founder
Tekuma Frenchman

Matthew Gregory

Director of Properties & Motors
dubizzle Property

Fadi Shaanah

Senior Director, Head of Construction, Infrastructure & Hospitality

Khalifa Alsuwaidi

CEO and Board Member of ERES
Dubai Land Department

Louise Vun

White & Case LLP

Mahmoud Al Burai

Senior Advisor

Eng Sami Abdulaziz Al Makhdoub

Knowledge Economic City

Steve Severance

Head, Program Management and Marketing

Nadimeh Mehra

Vice President, Legacy Development and Impact
Expo 2020 Dubai

Fadi Shanaah

Senior Director – Enterprise Sales, Head of Construction, Infrastructure & Hospitality
c-level & top management
publicity reach


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Dubai Ballroom - JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai


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