Design Forum 2020

Fairmont The Palm, March 25, 2020

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About Our Event

The Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is a hub to awe-inspiring structures, outstanding designs, and creativity beyond words.

Dubai will be hosting the biggest show in its history, Expo 2020 that will bring together more than 190 countries and will give them a platform to showcase their creativity, innovation, and partnership globally. With more and more nations now revealing their unique pavilion themes and content plans, all this put Dubai right up on the world map of design and architecture.

The Design Forum 2020 will present an opportunity for the attendees to get acquainted and explore some exciting industry topics such do we need more legacy project like district 2020 in the region, how big data is transforming the design field, and is gender pay gap widening in the creative field, why and what to do?

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Objectives
• To bring designers and suppliers together
• Network opportunities to create strong
• working relationships
• Showcase your key design pieces/projects
• Exciting design industry-relevant panel discussions
• Design presentations by industry leaders

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AGENDA

09:00
Registration
09:30
Keynote speech by the chief guest
09:45
Why we need more legacy projects in the region?
  • Steve Kiernan
    Steve Kiernan
    General Manager, Bond Interiors
  • Marija Krsmanovic Stringheta
    Marija Krsmanovic Stringheta
    Senior Architect, RMJM
  • Kerem Cengiz
    Kerem Cengiz
    Managing Director Lwk & Partners, MENA

Ever wondered what will happen once the Expo 2020 is over? What happens when the scope of the work of pavilions, hotels, and other developments has been delivered, Are legacy projects like District 2020 vital for economic development as they will result in job and investment creation. Do we need more of these for continued growth? We invite experts to share their opinions on legacy projects.

10:30
How big data is transforming design and architecture!
  • Rupert Tait
    Rupert Tait
    Founder, Lightified & Smith Tait Lighting Consultants
  • Sayjel Vijay Patel
    Sayjel Vijay Patel
    CTO, Digital Blue Foam

With big data, architects can estimate costs more efficiently. Big data isn't just changing the architecture industry, it's changing the attitude of others towards it.  More and more people are wanting buildings that can provide information and big stores of data. Companies are asking for data reports to improve the performance of their assets. How well is the region in tune with this aspect?

11:15
Coffee & Networking break
11:30
Gender pay gap in the creative industry!
  • Rasha Alkady
    Rasha Alkady
    Founder / Principal Architect, STUDIO KAD
  • Laila Al-Yousuf
    Laila Al-Yousuf
    Design Director | Partner, SAY Studio

It's everywhere in the world and even RIBA takes keen interest to encourage practices to report to help address the Gender Pay Gap across the profession. Do women in the design industry feel that they there's a great imbalance in pay of men and women and this needs to be addressed. Let's find out the reasons of this behaviour from the experts and solutions to solve this problem.

12:15
Lunch & Close of Conference

About Event organiser

Design Middle East is a magazine title introduced by media production house BNC Publishing, based in Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates. 

Our mission is to bring you a carefully curated selection of architecture and interiors from the Gulf, Levant and beyond. Each month we profile the people, products, trends and technology shaping these vibrant sectors. In its third year, Design Forum is one of most popular knowledge-sharing and networking platform attended by who’s who of the industry.

Speakers 2020

Rupert Tait
Founder, Lightified & Smith Tait Lighting Consultants
Sayjel Vijay Patel
CTO, Digital Blue Foam
Rasha Alkady
Founder / Principal Architect, STUDIO KAD
Kerem Cengiz
Managing Director Lwk & Partners, MENA
Steve Kiernan
General Manager, Bond Interiors
Laila Al-Yousuf
Design Director | Partner, SAY Studio
Marija Krsmanovic Stringheta
Senior Architect, RMJM
A small selection of the speakers from last year’s event
Justin Wells
Director & Global Hospitality Leader, dwp
Curtis Laitinen
Associate Director, Healthcare AECOM Middle East
Stas Louca
Managing Director and Co-Founder, H+A
Neda Salmanpour
Architect, Binchy And Binchy Architecture
Martin Fryzelka
Managing director, Preciosa Gulf
Bassel Omara
Lead Design Architect, Dorsch Gruppe
Indu Varanasi
Founder and Director, IRD Design
Carla Conte
Founder and Creative Director, Brand Creative
Aleena Waqas
Owner and Design Director, AW Interiors

Platinum Ally

  • Pre-Event
  • • Priority placement of logo on all event advertisements including all event-related newsletters and e-mailers
  • • Priority placement of logo on event invitations and social media mentions
  • Venue
  • • Priority placement of logo on all banners at venue
  • • Exclusive presentation opportunity at event
  • Post-event
  • • Extensive coverage of the design forum in the print edition
  • • Video footage and interview from the event to be uploaded on the website and the Youtube channel
  • • 4 full page ads to be used in 2020
  • • Two editorial contributions in 2020

Gold Ally

  • Pre-Event
  • • Priority placement of logo on website, newsletters, and e-mailers
  • • Priority placement of logo on event invitations and social media mentions
  • At Venue
  • • Priority placement of logo on event invitations and social media mentions Placement of logo on event site branding
  • Post-Event
  • • Extensive coverage of the design forum in the print edition
  • • Video footage and interview from the event to be uploaded on the website and the Youtube channel
  • • Three full-page print ads in 2020
  • • One editorial contribution in 2020

Silver Ally

  • Pre-Event
  • • Priority placement of logo on website, newsletters, and e-mailers
  • • Priority placement of logo on event invitations and social media mentions
  • At Venue
  • • Priority placement of logo on all banners at the venue
  • • Opportunity to be part of the discussion as a panelist
  • Post-Event
  • • Extensive coverage of the design forum in the print edition
  • • Video footage and interview from the event to be uploaded on the website and the Youtube channel
  • • Two full-page print ads in 2020

Event Ally

  • • Placement of logo on website, newsletters, and e-mailers
  • • Video footage from the event to be uploaded on the website and the Youtube channel
  • • Lanyards to be branded with sponsors’ logo

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Contact Us

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