Sustainable landscaping to be discussed at Smart Landscape Summit

The 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015 will take place next week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on April 28 and 29, 2015.

Held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality, the two-day event will take place at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE and is produced by global conference organizers, Expotrade. The event will be attended by over 400 senior level landscape architects, government authorities, urban planners, developers, environmental specialists and contractors from across the GCC, committed to the development of sustainable landscapes across the Middle East region.

The summit will be inaugurated by Eng. Salah Amiri, Assistant Director General, Dubai Municipality.

The two-day by-invitation-only summit will feature stimulating keynote speeches, thought-provoking panel discussions and interesting case studies from both local and international experts on topics that bring into focus sustainable landscaping in the region, ranging from greening initiatives, landscape design, architecture and construction, to artificial turf, irrigation, urban greenspaces and ecological restoration.

The summit is in line with the Dubai Municipality’s ‘Dubai 2020’ plans of a verdant and green Dubai and seeks to showcase the latest in smart, innovative and sustainable landscaping technology and best practices.

Speakers and panelists at the summit will include H.E. Salem AlMoosa, Chairman & General Manager, Falconcity of Wonders; Dr. Mario Rossi, Landscape Architecture Manager, The Office of H.H. The Crown Prince of Dubai ; Barbara Wilks, Principal, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture – US; Kinder Baumgardner, President and Managing Principal, SWA; Damian Tang, President, The Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects; Andrew Anderson, Landscape Architect, Oman Botanic Garden, Diwan of Royal Court; Akram Al Mahood, Head of Urban Planning, Dewan Architects; Engi Jaber, Sustainability Manager, Dewan Architects & Engineers - Abu Dhabi; Simon Oxenham, CEO, Convic; Rasmus Astrup, Partner, International Project Director, SLA; Paul Langford, Managing Director, TigerTurf UK; Abdul Kader Kazzaz, Operations Manager, Gulf Landscape and Irrigation Systems LLC; Peter Scott, Manager, Urban Planning & Landscape Architecture Department, Khatib & Alami; and many more.

The event is supported by some of the most reputed names in the business such as Falconcity of Wonders, Convic, SLA, Sites International, Zeoplant, Grassco/Aratex, TigerTurf in association with Flora Engineering Services, Gulf Landscape and Irrigation Systems, Cape Reed, Gulf Perlite LLC, WT Burden Middle East, Global Light & Power LLC and many more. The exhibitor lounge will showcase the most innovative solutions for sustainable landscaping from over 20 exhibitors.

Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organizers of the conference, said, “The Middle East Smart Landscape Summit aims at showcasing the most innovative technology and solutions in sustainable landscaping from around the world, in line with the vision of turning Dubai into a green city. We are honored to be supported in our endeavor by the Dubai Municipality, whose continued patronage has made this event a truly special one. It gives us great pleasure to present this platform for knowledge-sharing and networking to our speakers, delegates and sponsors.”

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About Expotrade

Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar.

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Contact information

Rukmini Sengupta Roy
Marketing and Communications Manager
Expotrade Middle East FZ-LLC
1002 Al Thuraya Tower 2
PO Box 500686 Dubai Media City
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +9714-4542135
Fax: +9714-4542136

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