DESIGN TALKS - index qatar 2018


The Design Talks will provide cutting-edge educational content to the region’s design community. The three-day conference will discuss the latest trends and forecasts, with lively and spontaneous discussions with lots of audience interaction and dialogue. 


AGENDA

DAY 1:
TUESDAY
13.11.2018

17:00 - 17:15
OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR
Matt Kitson, Regional Director – Qatar, Hilson Moran

 


17:15 - 17:45 
MARKET ANALYSIS & FORECAST:
REVIEWING THE SCOPE AND PROGRESS OF MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN QATAR
Mark Cameron, Director - Capital Project Services, PwC



17:15 - 17:45
ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN:
TRENDS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN
Dr Cherif Amor, Chair and Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar

 


17:45 - 18:15 
PRODUCT AND MATERIAL SOURCING:
WHAT IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE SPEED, VARIETY AND COST OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE TO QATAR-BASED DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS?
Emad Turkman MBE, Chairman, Qatar British Business Forum
Palma Libotte, Executive Director, Italian Chamber of Commerce
Burak Guresci, Commercial Counsellor, Turkish Embassy in Doha


18:15 - 18:45 
CASE-STUDY: HEALTHCARE DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE REVIEWING OUR USE OF EVIDENCE-BASED DESIGN TO HELP CREATE SMARTER HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
Amr Metwally, Head of Architecture Division PMC / Program Manager, Hamad Medical Corporation



18:45 - 19:15 
CASE-STUDY: HOSPITALITY DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE
Nizar Jalbout, CEO, Mirabello Interiors

 


19:15 - 19:30
CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR


DAY 2: 
WEDNESDAY
14.11.2018

16:30 - 16:45
OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR
Matt Kitson, Regional Director – Qatar, Hilson Moran

 


16:45 - 17:15 
CASE-STUDY:
A CASE STUDY REVIEW OF OUR RECENT INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS OF QATAR
Jon Sealey, Head of Interior Design, Arab Engineering Bureau


17:15 - 17:45
MARKET ANALYSIS & FORECAST:
PROPERTY MARKET UPDATE AND IDENTIFYING WHERE NEW DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Adrian Camps, Country Director, Colliers International

 


17:45 - 18:15 
SUSTAINABILITY PANEL:
INNOVATION, REGULATION, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SUSTAINABLE
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF MAJOR PROJECTS
Dr. Esam Elsarrag, CEO & Founder, beGREEN Global, UK
Dr. Alex Amato, Head of Sustainability, Qatar Green Building Council
Hani Hawamdeh, Chief Technical Officer, Arab Engineering Bureau



18:15 - 18:45 
DRAWING FOR THE ESSENCE OF THE VERNACULAR – THE NEW HEART OF DOHA
Fatima Fawzy, Manager – Design, Msherieb Properties







18:45 - 19:15 
WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH DESIGN
Donald Slade, Operations Director - Qatar, Cundall

 


19:15 - 19:30
CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR


DAY 3: 
THURSDAY
15.11.2018

16:30 - 16:45
OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR
Mel Awasi, Director - Cundall            

 


16:45 - 17:15 
VALUE MANAGING INTERIORS
Shahd El Mahdi, Interior Design Manager, ASTAD Project Management




17:15 - 17:45
BEST PRACTICE IN ISLAMIC GEOMETRIC DESIGN
Eric Broug, Founder, Broug Ateliers Ltd & The School of Islamic Geometric Design

 


17:45 - 18:15 
CASE STUDY: SUSTAINABILITY AND EFFICIENCY IN ARCHITECTURE; TOWARDS THE WORLD CUP AND TOWARDS THE FUTURE WITH TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND INNOVATION 
Amar Hromo, Project Design Coordinator, Focus Design Partners






18:15 - 18:45 
SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AND BARRIERS
Dr. Esam Elsarrag, CEO & Founder beGREEN Global, UK






18:45 - 19:15                     

QATAR UNIVERSITY PROJECT SHOWCASE              Representatives of the American Institute of Architecture & College of Engineering, Qatar University 

 

 


19:15 - 19:30
CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR






Partners

  • Official Airline

    Qatar Airways
  • Organised By

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  • Member of:

    AEO
  • Global Association of the Exhibition Industry

    UFI

Exhibitors and Partners

  • Adasan Dayanikli

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  • Almuftah Carpentry - a division of AlMuftah Group

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  • AMG Luxury Fabrics & Interior Design

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  • ARTISAN CARPENTRY

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  • Arqadia Ltd

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  • Ceramiche D'Arte Batignani

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  • Cristal De Paris

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  • Glorta Carpet

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  • Goodwill Trading & Service Company Limited

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  • Margraf

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  • Maze Creative Concepts

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  • Mezzaluna by La Favorita

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  • Palmyra Trading & Industrial L.L.C.

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  • Pam Luxury Linen

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  • Rose Collection

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  • Senexpo International Fairs Inc.

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  • Simex Group

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  • The Architects' Hub Qatar

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  • Mineheart

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  • Zebrano Wood Works

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  • Compassesworld

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  • Solusta - Official Talent Agency

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