Showcasing Innovative High-Rise Development Projects that will transform the KSA’s Skyline by 2030

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ABOUT THE SUMMIT

As we witness the fast of the Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 which has led to the launch of
multiple projects that demonstrate the kingdom’s ambition and commitment to achieve its objective by
2030, it is clear that Saudi Arabia’s urban skyline and architectural landscape is set to be transformed.
Dotted by highly innovative, sustainable and smart high-rise buildings, a new Saudi Arabia is set to
emerge by 2030, that will serve as a beacon of transformation for the entire region.

With the country spending heavily on their multi-billion-dollar giga and mega-development projects, the Smart Skyscrapers Summit KSA is set to unveil groundbreaking insights at its upcoming conference. Focused on the theme “Showcasing Innovative HighRise Development Projects that will transform the KSA’s Skyline by 2030,” this summit promises to be a catalyst for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s architectural evolution

The summit will keep in focus:

Innovative High-Rise Projects:
The summit will present a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge high-rise development projects that are poised to redefine the skyline of Saudi Arabia, reflecting a commitment to innovation in urban architecture from futuristic designs to sustainable construction practices.

Transformative Urban Landscape:
The summit will address the challenges of future urbanism and density and how to develop the Next Generation of Sustainable Skyscrapers that contribute to the broader vision of transforming the Kingdom’s urban landscape. Sharing insights into the integration of smart technologies, energy efficiency, and sustainable urban planning as it aligns with global trends in modern vertical city development.

2030 Vision Realization:
With a specific focus on the year 2030, the summit is expected to delve into how these highrise developments align with the ambitious goals outlined in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. This national initiative aims to diversify the economy and enhance the quality of life, making the conference a key platform for understanding the role of skyscrapers in achieving these objectives.

In conclusion, the Smart Skyscrapers Summit KSA emerges as a crucial event for industry leaders, architects, designers, urban planners, engineers, developers, contractors, sustainability consultants and smart technology providers, providing a glimpse into the future skyline of Saudi Arabia while exploring the innovative technologies and designs shaping its urban evolution.

EVENT IN NUMBERS

200 +

Attendees

20 +

High-rise Projects represented

25 +

Speakers

5

Project Showcases

2

Case Studies

Speakers and Advisory Board

Milan Mirjanic

Chief Strategy Officer, KAFD

Sherif Albergirmy

Senior Engineering Director, Saudi Bin Laden Group

Alberto Bounous

Vice President Development, KAFD

Giancarlo Filartiga

Residential & Mixed-use Development Senior Director, New Murabba

Safder Nazir

SVP – Public Sector, Middle East and Central Asia, HUAWEI

Mohammad Ali Shalan

VP Digital Transformation,Project Management Institute (PMI) - Saudi Chapter

Carlos Gerhard

Principal & Design Director Architecture, Gensler

Firas Hnoosh

MD, Design Director and Tall Buildings Expert, Nordic Office Architects

Nevine Fawzy

Design Director, Parsons

Marie-Joelle Ghaoui PMP

A+E Director KSA, KEO Design

Markus Schlichter

Head of Global High-Rise, TK Elevator

Caspar Smeets

Chief Architect, Omrania

Mohamed Elweshahy

Senior Projects Director Shomoul Holding

Kim Palmen Koop

Group Innovation Director, Permasteelisa Group

Georges EL-Jabbour

Director of Digital Consulting, Buro Happold

Benjamin Beer

Managing Director-Head of Facades, Werner Sobek

Mohammed Shah

IT & Smart City Director Knowledge Economic City Co

Omar Ahmer

Project Manager (Facades), PIF’s Company

Omar Fayoumi

Technical Advisor - Vertical Transportation, Nesma & Partners

Timothy Winstanley

Lead Principal Architect, AtkinsRéalis

Zakria Osman

Sr. Manager - Digital Construction, El Seif Engineering Contracting

Bashar Kassab

Vice President - City Management - KAFD

Marwan Yassine

Projects Director, Al Masarat Construction Group

Francis Dougan

Vice President and Senior Program Director, Parsons

Mahmoud Abughazal

Corporate Architecture Director, Omrania

Youssef El Ghotmi

Sales Director, AGC Obeikan Glass

Hani Adnan Abdel Razeq

Director – Sustainability, AESG

Kourosh Salehi

Design Director, Global Design Principle ,LWK + PARTNERS

Andreja Marolt

Director Research and Development, LWK + PARTNERS

Javier Sesma

Senior Vice President Business Development, TK Elevator

Omayma Abbas

Director of the Design Department, Mesospheregroup

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Time 10 June, 2024 | Saudi Arabia
08:30 Registration, Refreshments, and Networking
09:05 Welcome Note by Conference Chairman
Nevine Fawzy,Design Director,Parsons
9:15 Keynote Presentation: Aligning Skyscraper Innovation with Vision 2030
  • Experts’ discussion on the integration of high-rise projects with the national vision, exploring sustainable and smart development
  • Building KSA specific high rises that works better for Saudi vision for future city
  • Designing for the future of the Kingdom

Speaker:
  • Milan Mirjanic,Chief Strategy Officer, KAFD
9:30 Leaders Panel Session: Sustainable Skyscraper Design Principles in Vertical Cities

Moderator: Nevine Fawzy,Design Director,Parsons

  • How to incorporate sustainable practices in high-rise building structural and engineering design
  • Assessing the structural and engineering considerations for designing a sustainable mega-tall building
  • How important is the role design plays in achieving a sustainable tall structure?

Panelists:
  • Mohamed Elweshahy, Senior Projects Director, Shomoul Holding
  • Marie-Joelle Ghaoui PMP, A+E Director – KSA, KEO Design
  • Kim Palmen Koop, Group Innovation Director, Permasteelisa Group
10:10 Industry Insight and Innovation Session | Delivering on Net Zero

  • Safder Nazir, SVP – Public Sector, Middle East and Central Asia, HUAWEI
10:25 Executive Panel Session: Future Urbanism in a Vertical World
  • Assessing the impact of high-rise buildings on the environment through urban planning
  • Addressing the challenges of urban density to offer more than just habitable spaces and developing the next generation of sustainable skyscrapers
  • Analysing the massive contribution of tall buildings to inner city density
  • Building vertical cities around existing and upgraded infrastructure to serve more tenants to reduce environmental impact by minimizing footprint
  • Establishing the relationship between ‘street’ and the high-rise buildings to improve the liveability

Moderator: Andreja Marolt, Director Research and Development, LWK + PARTNERS

Panelists:
  • Firas Hnoosh, MD, Design Director and Tall Buildings Expert, Nordic Office Architects – NOA
  • Alberto Bounous ,Vice President Development,KAFD
  • Francis Dougan, Vice President and Senior Program Director, Parsons
  • Giancarlo Filartiga, Residential & Mixed-use Development Senior Director, New Murabba
11:10 Industry Insight and Innovation Session | Unlocking Insights: A Comprehensive Overview of Obeikan Glass Company and AGC Obeikan

  • Youssef El Ghotmi, Sales Director, AGC Obeikan Glass
11:25 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:55 Presentation Advanced Façade and Glass Engineering for High-Rise Building in the Middle East Climate – Sustainable and Human Centric Design

Speaker:
  • Benjamin Beer, Managing Director-Head of Facades, Werner Sobek
12:10 Industry Insight and innovation session | Innovating for Vertical Cities: The future of Vertical transportation

  • Innovating for High Density with TWIN®: Flexibility by Design adaptability by software
  • Advancing Designs for Vertical Cities: Multi-use buildings, personalize user experience
  • Beyond the Elevator shaft towards three dimensional mobility

Speaker:
  • Javier Sesma, Senior Vice President Business Development, TK Elevator
12:25 Executive Panel Session: Re-imagining Vertical Transportation in Future High Rise Cities
  • Assessing design issues covering vertical transportation for high-rise and tall buildings
  • Addressing Cross-discipline requirements for VT design
  • Understanding how structural, MEP, fire & life safety, acoustics and VT design affect each other
  • Exploring latest innovation and developments in the VT systems and design

Moderator: Markus Schlichter, Head of Global High-Rise, TK Elevator

Panelists:
  • Omar Fayoumi, Technical Advisor - Vertical Transportation ,Nesma & Partners
  • Timothy Winstanley, Lead Principal Architect, AtkinsRéalis
  • Mahmoud Abughazal, Corporate Architecture Director, Omrania & Associates
  • Firas Hnoosh, MD, Design Director and Tall Buildings Expert, Nordic Office Architects – NOA
13:10 Presentation: Project Showcase - Iconic Projects Transforming Saudi Arabia Skyline.
Presentation of ongoing and completed high-rise developments, highlighting design concepts and technological advancements

  • Carlos Gerhard Principal & Design Director Architecture,Gensler
13:35 Executive Panel Session on Façades and Future of Vertical Cities

Moderator: Omayma Abbas, Director of the Design Department, Mesosphere group

  • Examining the Evolution of Structural Systems & Design in Skyscrapers
  • Discussing Façades design and engineering for creating landmark buildings
  • Understanding the user comfort, energy use & running cost of façades
  • Constructability of façades and their efficiency
  • Fire safety, risk assessment and management consideration in facade design and selection
  • Making façade maintenance easier and cost efficient

Panelists:
  • Benjamin Beer,Managing Director-Head of Facades , Werner Sobek
  • Omar Ahmed,Project Manager (Facades), PIF
  • Sherif Albergirmy, Senior Engineering Director,Saudi Bin Laden Group
  • Mahmoud Abughazal,Corporate Architecture Director, Omrania & Associates
14:10 Closing Remarks by the Conference Chairman Followed by Networking Lunch
Time 11 June, 2024 | Saudi Arabia
08:30 Registration, Refreshments, and Networking
08:50 Welcome Note by Conference Chairman
Nevine Fawzy,Design Director,Parsons
09:00 Fireside Chat - Architectural Visionaries of the Future Skyline
Conversation with renowned architects discussing their vision for the future of skyscrapers

Moderator: Andreja Marolt, Director Research and Development, LWK + PARTNERS

Speaker: Caspar Smeets, Chief Architect, Omrania
09:20 Presentation: Re-imagining MEP Systems for Tall Buildings that Delivers High Performance

  • Nevine Fawzy,Design Director,Parsons
09:35 Presentation: Shortening of Concrete at High Rise Buildings

Speaker:
  • Sherif Albergirmy, Senior Engineering Director,Saudi Bin Laden Group
9:55 Executive Panel Session: Advancements in High-Rise Technologies

Moderator: Hani Adnan Abdel Razeq, Director – Sustainability,AESG

  • Explore the latest innovations, including smart building systems, materials, and construction techniques that are shaping the future of mega-tall built environment
  • Latest smart solutions that are improving building performance and sustainability
  • Examining design tools and solutions that are changing the way we design and imagine vertical cities and public spaces that can meet the needs of people in dynamic world

Panelists:
  • Zakria Osman, Sr. Manager - Digital Construction, El Seif Engineering Contracting
  • Marwan Yassine,Projects Director,Al Masarat Construction Group
  • Safder Nazir,SVP – Public Sector, Middle East and Central Asia,HUAWEI
10:35 Presentation: Vertical Cities and Urban Metabolism

Speaker: Kourosh Salehi, Global Design Principle ,LWK + PARTNERS
10:55 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:30 Executive Panel Session: From Smart to Intelligent Cities

Moderator: Andreja Marolt, Director Research and Development , Global Design Principle ,LWK + PARTNERS

  • What makes a high-rise building smart?
  • How can we build Intelligent Vertical City of the Future
  • Examining Architectural, structural and engineering elements that make a vertical built environment smart

Panelists:
  • Mohammed Shah, IT & Smart City Director, Knowledge Economic City Co
  • Mohammad Ali Shalan, VP Digital Transformation, Project Management Institute (PMI) - Saudi Chapter
  • Georges EL-Jabbour, Director of Digital consulting,Buro Happold
  • Bashar Kassab ,Vice President - City Management – KAFD
12:10 Presentation: The Green Project management for Smart Skyscrapers

  • Discover how cutting-edge technologies are integrated into skyscraper design to enhance sustainability and operational efficiency
  • Learn about the financial advantages of green project management, including long-term cost savings, increased asset value, and potential for funding benefits
  • Look ahead at the future trends in green project management and smart skyscrapers, preparing for what's next in sustainable urban development

  • Mohammad Ali Shalan, VP Digital Transformation, Project Management Institute (PMI) - Saudi Chapter
12:25 Panel Session on Green Vertical Cities: Increasing the Energy Efficiency Quotient in Cities with Green High-Rise Buildings

Moderator: Mohammad Ali Shalan, VP Digital Transformation, Project Management Institute (PMI) - Saudi Chapter

  • Climate appropriate design solutions to create sustainable and liveable cities & locally adapted climate-specific design solutions
  • Designing intelligent buildings and public spaces that can meet the needs of people in changing climate
  • Materials selection for sustainable construction
  • Role of smart and green solutions in improving building performance and sustainability

Panelists:
  • Andreja Marolt, Director Research and Development , LWK + PARTNERS
  • Nevine Fawzy,Design Director,Parsons
  • Hani Adnan Abdel Razeq, Senior Associate Director – Sustainability, AESG
13:05 Closing Remarks and End of Conference Followed by Networking Lunch
Nevine Fawzy, Design Director, Parsons

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