HABTOOR GRAND RESORT JBR / DUBAI / UAE

Empowering progressive change with
touchstone, informed debate and an
industry-leading gala Awards

12 June 2024

About the

FOA Summit & Awards

Welcome to the Future of Architecture Summit and Awards. Now in its fourth edition, this year’s Summit is more topical than ever, and packed full of provocative debate. Plus, 2024 sees the premier edition of an all-new Awards gala, honouring today’s change-makers and Champions.

Evolving into a full-day event, the conference will take place during the day, followed by an unmissable evening Awards ceremony.


About

The Summit

This Summit promises a modern, tech-inspired exploration of the future of cutting-edge Architecture & Design. A convergence of visionaries, architects, and industry leaders, the Summit serves as a dynamic platform for insightful discussions, showcasing diverse perspectives on trends, sustainability, and AI-led transitions.


About

The Awards

The Awards ceremony, a pinnacle of excellence, celebrates architects and projects redefining the regional architectural paradigm. Join us for an immersive experience where creativity and ingenuity shape the future of Architecture and Design.


2023

Breakdown

Last year’s event saw the Future of Architecture Summit attract consultants, engineers, developers, construction industry experts and government representees to meet and discuss, share knowledge, opinion and research.

Make

Connections

Meet representatives from the industry and engage with a captive audience of decision-makers and influencers. Our sponsorship packages offer you a wide range of opportunities adapted to your needs and the level of visibility that you want to reach.

Building Architects

Interior Architects

Urban Architects

Architectural Engineers

Design/Project Managers

Other
2024

Agenda

The agenda is designed to help businesses to succeed in a challenging and complex environment with unique blend of insight from the regionl built environment. Thought leaders from the related sectors, insightful panel discussions, one on one on-stage conversation with field experts and a raft of technical knowledge and solutions shared by a stellar line up of speakers.


Design

Buildings of the Future

The construction, operation, and eventual demolition of structures have contributed significantly to climate change the world over, so it’s now crucial that the industry drastically cut its impact on the environment. Sustainable construction methodologies and Net Zero Energy Buildings are just the beginning…

Data-led environments

Smart structures reflecting needs

As cities become smarter and digitally-led construction is the norm, data capture allows the built environment to be shaped around the needs of communities and individuals alike. What are the challenges – and threats – of this new order?

Emerging

Market Trends

Analysing the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical factors on the Middle East’s architectural industry and identifying opportunities for growth and innovation.



Skills

Adversaries

The dramatic incursion of AI-led tools such as Midjourney and DALL-E has placed powerful creative skillsets in the hands of engineers and contractors. Does this now mean more limited opportunities for Architectural firms and their focused, professional creatives?

Talent

Paving the Way for Future Architects

Construction industry stakeholders must deepen their engagement with educational institutions to attract and better prepare young people to deal with the challenges of tomorrow.

FOA Summit

Wrap Up

An email will be sent following the event, where you can catch up on all the sessions on YouTube in your own time

2024

Awards Categories

The categories reflect the key facets of the Architectural & Design universe, and honour not only the innovators and trendsetters but the professionals whose painstaking project delivery is at the core of the industry. The diversity of these categories also reflects important industry trends and the changing practices they imply.


Award Category

Architect

of the Year

Nominate


Award Category

Young Architect (below 30)

of the Year

Nominate


Award Category

Landscape Project

of the Year

Nominate




Award Category

Super-Tall Structure

of the Year

Nominate


Award Category

Lighting Installation

of the Year

Nominate


Award Category

Residential Project

of the Year

Nominate




Award Category

Civic & Public Sector Project

of the Year

Nominate


Award Category

Cultural & Heritage Project

of the Year

Nominate


Award Category

People of Determination Access Project

of the Year

Nominate




Award Category

Urban Planning & Infrastructure Project

of the Year

Nominate


Award Category

Sustainable Design Champion

of the Year

Nominate


Award Category

Re-purposed Project

of the Year

Nominate




Award Category

Outstanding Achievement

of the Year

Nominate



The Event

Schedule

The event will bring together the industry’s leading minds for insightful discussions and presentations, all of which will be hosted in a live one day event held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Speakers

Previous

Our speakers are critical in underpinning the quality and credibility of the event and its role as a touchstone occasion for the regional market.

If you would like to take part and add to the debate, please contact paul.godfrey@cpitrademedia.com


https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/maria.jpg
HLB Lighting Design

Maria Dautant

Senior Associate
HLB Lighting Design

Maria Dautant

https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Dr-Bhakti.png
School of Design & Architecture, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dubai Campus

Dr Bhakti More

Chairperson
School of Design & Architecture, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dubai Campus

Dr Bhakti More




https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Dima-AlKawadri-1.png
School of Textiles and Design Heriot-Watt University Dubai

Dima Alkawadri

Assistant Professor, Interior Design
School of Textiles and Design Heriot-Watt University Dubai

Dima Alkawadri

https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Dr.-Harpreet-Seth.png
Heriot-Watt University

Dr. Harpreet Seth

Head of Architecture
Heriot-Watt University

Dr Harpreet Seth

https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Sam-Graham.png
RLB Middle East

Sam Graham

Managing Director
RLB Middle East

Sam Graham

https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/preeti.png
Perkins Eastman

Preeti Mogali

Senior Associate
Perkins Eastman

Preeti Mogali




https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Li-ren.png
Perkins Eastman

Li Ren, AIA

Project Architect
Perkins Eastman

Li Ren, AIA

https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/JEN.png
Al Masaood Bergum

Jens Otterstedt

General Manager
Al Masaood Bergum

Jens Otterstedt

https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Laura-Morhan.jpg
JLL

Laura Morgan

Market Intelligence Lead MEA, Project & Development Services
JLL

Laura Morgan

https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/adam.png
Polypipe Middle East LLC

Adam Smith

Managing Director
Polypipe Middle East LLC

Adam Smith




https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/George.png
American University of Sharjah

Professor George Katodrytis

Professor of Architecture
American University of Sharjah

Professor George Katodrytis

https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Seb-Davies.png
RLB (Middle East)

Seb Davies

Director
RLB (Middle East)

Seb Davies

https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Delvene.jpg
KEO International Consultants

Delvene Lee

Head of Interior Design
KEO International Consultants

Delvene Lee

https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Alan-George.png
Orange Design Group

Alan George

Senior Architect
Orange Design Group

Alan George




https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Dipali-Shirsat.jpg
The Visual Poetry

Dipali Shirsat

Founder
The Visual Poetry

Dipali Shirsat

https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Engi-1.jpg
Climatize Engineering Consultants

Engi Jaber

CEO/ Managing Director
Climatize Engineering Consultants

Engi Jaber

https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Edward.jpg
Atkins

Edward McIntosh

Regional Design Director, Middle East
Atkins

Edward McIntosh

https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/NicholasByczynski.jpg
AESG

Nicholas Byczynski

Director of Sustainable Engineering
AESG

Nicholas Byczynski




https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Barbora-Pazderova.jpg
Emeis Global

Barbora Pazderova

Founder & Global Director
Emeis Global

Barbora Pazderova

https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Christian-Vasquez-no-article.jpg
Architect and Business Development Executive, NEB ; Director, American Institute of Architects, Middle East

Christian Vasquez

Architect and Business Development Executive, NEB ; Director, American Institute of Architects, Middle East

Christian Vasquez

https://2024.foasummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Manisha-Dayaram.jpg
The Devmark Group

Manisha Dayaram

Chief Commercial Officer
The Devmark Group

Manisha Dayaram

Interested?

Find new and innovative ways to do business. If you are interested in participating and learning about numerous ways to connect with the industry leaders & decision makers – contact us now.

Opens Soon

Registrations


For any further enquiries please contact:

Paul Godfrey
paul.godfrey@cpitrademedia.com



How it works?

This event is free to attend for all industry professionals. All registrations are subject to qualification.

Step 1

Select event


Step 2

Select the event and industry sector


Step 3

Fill in your details


Step 4

Verify your registration


Event Sponsors

Thank you to all our amazing partners and sponsors for your support.


Strategic Sponsor

KEO




SUPPORTING PARTNER

Climatize




Supporting Partner

GAJ Architects


TBHTBH


omnium


meconsultant12DMODEL


PRESENTED BY

Big Project ME




PRESENTED BY

ME Construction News




ORGANISED BY

CPI Trade Media



Networking

Potential

This event offers a unique chance to engage with influential decision-makers in the regional industry. Explore innovative sponsorship opportunities, from interactive live polls to session background branding, and lead generation campaigns to presentations. For detailed information, get in touch with us now.

Stay

Informed

Regional personalities share insights that could benefit you and the company you work with.

Empower your

Skills

Make the most of this opportunity to not only expand your knowledge and insights but also to connect with potential business partners. Contact us for further details.

Get In Touch

Contact us


Content / Award Nomination Enquiries

Paul Godfrey | +971 55 472 9717
paul.godfrey@cpitrademedia.com


Table Booking & Sponsorship

Andy Pitois | +971 4 375 5473
andy.pitois@cpitrademedia.com


Latest news

Check out the gallery from our conference.