The two-day virtual GCC Leaders’ Summit takes place on September 7th and 8th and will turn the spotlight on the trends, investment opportunities, and challenges expected to headline the GCC real estate industry this year.

With a focus on government plans around investment, tourism, and building a diverse economy, the summit deep delves into investment opportunities, the role of tech and AI, and the rapidly growing industrial and the warehousing sector.

Day 2 will be dedicated to architecture and design, with the region’s leading architects debating and discussing trends shaping the future of the industry in the region. 

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12:00

Opening Remarks

Chris Speller, Cityscape Group Director


12.15

Keynote Address: GCC GCC states, UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Oman 

Overview of the last year and how real estate is poised to change in the next 20 years


13:35

GCC Economic Revival: What investors need to know about investing in the GCC 2022?


14:10

Panel Discussion: An in-depth look at the UAE’s rapidly growing industrial sector

In an effort to boost the country’s industrial sector and diversify the economy, the UAE is putting 300USD billion behind its industrial sector. We take a look at the World Logistics Passport, expected to offer opportunities for firms to invest in commercial and industrial sectors in the UAE; with Dubai acting as the central hub for this new network, companies can use the port as a base to expand into the partner nations.


14.40

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Saudi Arabia

Tourism, Investment, how KSA plans to transform Riyadh into one of the world’s 10 biggest economies by 2030



15.25

Sponsored Panel: Land Sterling



12:00

Dubai Tourism: Is Dubai the world’s next post-COVID tourism capital?

A look at Dubai’s 2040 masterplan and its tourism plans

 


12:45

Can advanced tech address the challenges of real estate in the GCC?

The digitisation of the GCC’s real estate sector is opening new opportunities for investment. A look at how government is relying on AI, and tech solutions to address challenges of the future


13.30

Panel: How digital twin technology can make cities smarter?

The pandemic has accelerating the need for smart infrastructure, as regulatory bodies are hyper focused on monitoring the health and safety of citizens. With the rise of the digital twin, cities have a tool to help make this a reality.


14:30

Refurbish, Renovate, Redesign

How hotel design and hospitality is changing 

 


15.30

Panel Outlook: The future of architectural development in the GCC 


16.30

Architecture Sponsored Panel