Technology focus for building summit
Dubai, August 13, 2011
Leading solutions and technologies as well as information on the needs of the cities of tomorrow will be the focus of an upcoming conference and exhibition in Dubai.
Future Cities will debut from September 27 to 29 at Dubai World Trade Centre, running parallel with the premier international real estate event, Cityscape Global.
The event will encompass a conference with discussions on sustainability, urban design, and creating identities as well as presentations from Dubai Municipality and ECAT on the vision for the Emirate.
Future Cities will provide the premier forum uniting public and private sector stakeholders in active discussion to tackle the tremendous challenges urban leaders face in implementing and maintaining sustainable urban growth in challenging economic times.
Through high-profile presentations, high-level discussion panels and a forward-looking exhibition, Future Cities will help delegates, speakers and visitors find solutions and long term strategies for ensuring social, economic and environmental development of tomorrow's global cities.
It will also serve to position Dubai as a leading global city and showcase the significant achievements that have been made.
Dubai Municipality and the Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT) have joined together with IIR Holdings, the organisers of Cityscape, to produce the event.
“I am delighted to announce our partnership as co-organiser of the Future Cities event to be located alongside Cityscape Global in September,” said Hussain Nasser Lootah, the director general of Dubai Municipality.
“I believe there is a real need for forums such as this where cities from around the world can come together to discuss strategies and determine best practice going forward. Dubai Municipality and the Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT) are proud of the significant steps we have taken to launch green policies.”
“We intend to use Future Cities as a springboard for new environmental initiatives to be announced at the event. Whilst great advances have been made in ‘greening Dubai’ in the last few years, there is still much more to be done,” Lootah added.
“For this reason and many others we are honoured to host this event in Dubai and look forward to welcoming regional and international leaders to discuss this important subject to ensure sustainable growth and development of our future cities,” he concluded.
Rohan Marwaha, managing director of Cityscape said: “We are honoured to be partnering with the Dubai Municipality and ECAT on this exciting new event, which will help to reconfirm Dubai’s position as a leading global city.”
“Future Cities will bring together senior government figures and policy makers from around the region, and the world, to discuss the key challenges that face every city today including sustainable economic growth, infrastructure provision and social well-being and cohesion.”
“We have had many requests for an event like this over the years and particularly in light of recent events, we believe that the time is right to open discussions like this on a regional and global scale,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service