Arab Future Cities Qatar 2017

10-11 April 2017
The Ritz-Carlton
West Bay Lagoon, Doha, Qatar


The Largest Gathering of Smart City Experts in Qatar in its 6th Year

With the World Cup 2022 fast approaching and in a bid to facilitate its National Vision Strategy 2030, the Qatar Government has undertaken a number of initiatives across sectors that involve implementation of technology along with seamless execution of major infrastructure projects. Industry reports indicate that the government is expected to spend $40bn on railways, $15.5bn on the new airport, $20bn investment in roads, $7.4bn on the new port and $4bn on stadiums. Against this backdrop, the 2017 Arab Future Cities Summit’s aim is to highlight the building blocks required towards achieving a sustainable and connected city.
Under the theme Advanced Technology Transforming Qatar’s Future, the Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar to be held on 10th and 11th April 2017 at The Ritz Carlton, Doha will touch upon the key aspects of connected transport, smart stadiums, cyber security, airport technology, security, government technology and smart economic zones, amongst many others. The fifth edition of the summit held under the patronage of Ministry of Transport & Communications and Ministry of Municipality and Environment Qatar was a stupendous success, witnessing over 450 senior industry professionals in attendance.

The Largest Gathering of Smart City Experts in Qatar in its 6th Year


Featured Speakers

Eng. Abdulaziz Al Hammad
Eng. Abdulaziz Al Hammad

Manager – Conservation & Energy Efficiency Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation – Kahramaa

Fokion Angelopoulos |
Fokion Angelopoulos

Country Manager Qatar SAP

Safder Nazir |
Safder Nazir

VP Digital Industries Huawei Middle East

H.E. Dr. Rajah Vijaykumar |
H.E. Dr. Rajah Vijaykumar

Global Chairman Organisation de Scalene

Dr. Fethi Filali |
Dr. Fethi Filali

Head - Technology Development & Applied Research Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC)

Ibrahim Kocagoz |
Ibrahim Kocagoz

Project Manager - Smart City Lusail City Development Project

Francesco Paolo Di Gregorio |
Francesco Paolo Di Gregorio

Competition Policies Communications Regulatory Authority

Mohamad Diab |
Mohamad Diab

Head - Design Energy City Qatar

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Smart City Development Areas

Emphasizing on the different elements crucial to the smart city architecture, the summit will put the spotlight on the following areas that form the basis of Qatar’s future city development roadmap. Across two days, the event will provide insight into the initiatives and underlying opportunities to transform Doha into a progressive city of the future.

Connected Public Transport
Connected Roads Network
Smart Economic

Topic Highlights


Q & A

Case Studies

Latest Innovations

Industry Trends

Panel Discussions

Delivered through a combination of individual and joint presentations, panel discussions and case study presentations focusing on projects in Qatar, other GCC markets and across the globe, Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2017 will focus on making smart cities a reality with topics like:

  • ‘Connected Life’ - Enabling Machines in your Smart City to Communicate with M2M & IoT
  • Closing the Gap between Governments and Citizens - Digital Citizen Engagement
  • Qatar Rail - Modernizing Doha and Creating New Communities
  • ‘Digitalization’ - The Catalyst for Creating Smart Qatar
  • Role of Master System Integrators in Making the City Smarter
  • Smart Metering and Smart Water Management for the Future Cities of Qatar
  • Vulnerable Future Cities & the Importance of Cyber Security
  • Smarter Cities Enabled Through ICT

4 Major Smart City Projects in Qatar

Msheireb Downtown Doha
Lusail’s Smart and Sustainable City
Energy City



Benefits of Attending the Summit

The summit continues to attract over 450 senior delegates across sectors from all over the globe. Attend the two-day Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2017 filled with fruitful networking opportunities to stay abreast of the most pressing issues and opportunities in the smart city arena and gain future business prospects and invaluable learning opportunities.

and interact with the Who's Who of the industry
about latest developments, insights, challenges and opportunities impacting this industry
your brand visibility and expand your customer base
new products and solutions
from leading innovators and industry experts on the smart city trends

Attendee Profile

Over 450 senior delegates attended the 2016 edition of the Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar. Detailed demographics are presented below.

Attendee Breakdown by Countries

  Qatar - 62%
  UAE - 8%
  Rest of the world - 12%
  Other GCC - 18%
  (Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait)

Attendee Breakdown by Job Titles

  VVIP (Ministers, Ambassadors, Dignitaries) - 7%
  Engineers, Urban Planners, Architects - 8%
  Regional Heads, MD's, VP's - 27%
  Government Officials - 38%
  CEO's, CTO's, CIO's - 18%
  Others - 2%

Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2017 will host senior level decision makers from across the GCC including:

  • Academicians and Researchers
  • Tech Experts and Innovators
  • Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Green Building Consultants
  • Mayors, Ministers and Government Officials
  • Engineers, Architects and Designers
  • Urban Planners, Project Advisers and Developers

The 2016 Edition in Figures

Hours of Networking

Industry Relevant Topics

Industry Expert Speakers from Around the World

Top Companies Represented

Senior Delegates Attended

2017 Event Recap

Hear from Past Participants About the Summit Experience

"Very interesting topics. Presentations were enjoyable. Panel discussion on strategies for boosting efficiency in the water services of the GCC countries was lively and overall was a good discussion."


Ramanujam Anbazhagan
Senior Design Engineer

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10-11 April 2017

The Ritz-Carlton
West Bay Lagoon, Doha, Qatar



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