DESIGN TALKS - index qatar 2018

INDEX Qatar 2018 design talks are now over, but please see the agenda below for reference.


The Design Talks provided cutting-edge educational content to the region’s design community. The three-day conference discussed the latest trends and forecasts, with lively and spontaneous discussions with lots of audience interaction and dialogue. The Design Talks will return to INDEX Qatar 2019 with the agenda being announced around October 2019. 


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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  • Divano Dreams

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