Future Landscape & Public Realm KSA seminar was launched today
Riyadh (April 25, 2017) – Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) in collaboration with the local partner XS Conferences & Exhibitions proudly launched Future Landscape & Public Realm KSA seminar at the Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh.
The seminar started with the chairman Abdulrahman Gazzaz welcome and opening remarks followed by Hrvoje Cindric presentation on smart city and the opportunity for a new public realm.
Dr. Hazem Sabbagh delivered a presentation on ecological design narratives: Vision(s) of urbanism & landscape in the western provinces whilst Adnan Ahmed detailed a presentation titled “Architectural landscape lighting concepts”.
Other interesting presentations included “value creation through landscape design” by Hani Bisada, “the value of universal design to increasing inclusion throughout park and play spaces” by David Smith and “porcelain stoneware: an innovative solution for outdoor and landscaping applications” presented by Davide Corsini.
John Rice from Arcadis delivered a great presentation “Walkable Cities: Living streets” before the beginning of the panel discussion on how can public landscaping fit into planned economic cities. The panel discussion brought together Hrvoje Cindric, Hani Bisada, John Rice, Dr. Hazem Sabbagh and Eng. Ahmed El Sherbieny.
The seminar included a networking lunch that brought together all attendees, speakers and sponsors in a professional friendly atmosphere.
The first day of Future Landscape & Public Realm KSA seminar created the perfect platform for the attendees to build relations, exchange ideas and seize business opportunities throughout the ACMi+ interface that allowed for many networking breaks which created a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.
“Interesting and full of new ideas” – Assistant Project Manager, Saudi Oger
“This seminar is worthwhile!” – Landscape Architect, Dar Al Handasah
A great witness of the success of this event was the re-booking of Alwasail, Saudi Anthos and Saudi Play to sponsor next year’s edition of Future Landscape & Public Realm KSA.
Many key players participated in this event, to name a few: Bricklab, ARUP, Saudi Diyar Consultants, Cracknell, MIRAGE Granito Ceramico S.p.a, Arcadis, Zaid Al Hussain Group, Freyssinet SA, DAR Al Riyadh E&A, TYPSA, Dr. Nabil Abbas Architects – Consultant Office and King Abdulaziz University.
Solution providers like Inara-GVA, Nesma Orbit, Play Saudi, Landscape structures, Green Vision, Saudi Anthos, Consent, Rain Bird, Citiscape, Bluestream and Alwasail showcased their newest landscaping technologies and solutions.
“Future Landscape & Public Realm KSA is an open door to a great exposure of the newest technologies” – Architect, GACA
Day two (April 26) of the seminar will feature many more interesting presentations, to name a few: Redefining public space: Temporary vs. permanent, Case study on planning the city and its realm, best practice session about outdoor public open spaces and well-being and many more.
Organisers: Advanced Conferences & Meetings is a premium business-to-business conference company focused on the requirements of the MENA region. Its events are highly tailored networking and learning opportunities, bringing senior decision makers together and providing up-to-the-minute information on industry trends, government initiatives, technological advances and developments in regulation. As such, they act not only as extremely effective tools for gaining business advantage but also as high-level platforms for change in the industries they serve.