Arab Future Cities Qatar 2016

11-12 April 2016
The Ritz-Carlton
West Bay Lagoon, Doha, Qatar



Qatar’s most established smart cities event, Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2016, in its fifth year now, will be held on 11th and 12th April 2016. The two-day Summit will broadly reflect the many new developments arising in the State of Qatar. The 5th Annual Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2016 will be a convergence of great minds in the field of smart city development to discuss path-breaking ideas and share the experience on how to take the best benefit of sustainable infrastructure.


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Key Speakers

Dr. Eng. Ahmed Salman Al-Sulaiti |
Dr. Eng. Ahmed Salman Al-Sulaiti

Chief Executive Officer Qatar National Broadband Network (Qnbn)

Graeme Bolton |
Graeme Bolton

Director Planning and Development Townsville City Council

Jonny Voon
Jonny Voon

Lead Technologist - Internet Technology Innovate UK

Andrew Taylor |
Andrew Taylor

Chief of Service Delivery Qatar Rail

Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya
Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya

Executive Director (CEO) QMIC

Dr. Hossam Ibrahim
Dr. Hossam Ibrahim

Deputy Group Leader - Municipality Master Planning Group Ministry of Municipality & Environment

Baz Gharibi |
Baz Gharibi

Head of Transport Planning - Middle East WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Abdul Ghaffar Chaudhry
Abdul Ghaffar Chaudhry

Surface Transport Advisor - Minister’s Office Ministry of Transport & Communications

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Topic Highlights

Delivered through a combination of individual and joint presentations, panel discussions and Q&A sessions focusing on projects in Qatar, across the GCC and international case studies, Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2016 will focus on making smart cities a reality with topics such as:

  • Telecommunications for Smart Cities: M2M & IoT
  • Reinventing the City through Data-Driven Infrastructure Planning
  • Vulnerable Future Cities & the Importance of Cyber Security
  • Closing the Gap between Governments and Citizens - Digital Citizen Engagement
  • Delivering Deep Analytics & Big Data to the Transportation Industry
  • Developing a City Strategy for Cyber Security
  • Unlocking the Potential of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
  • Bringing Connected & Intelligent Lighting Solutions to your Smart City
  • Intelligent, Automated & Smart Buildings
  • Smart Water Management for Smart Cities

Benefits of Attending the Summit

Attend the summit to gain an invaluable experience. Stay up-to-date through interactive sessions, case study presentations and multiple networking opportunities

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Attendee Profile

Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2016 will host over 400 senior level decision makers from across the GCC including:

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

Take a Look at our Attendee feedback

"We are glad to be back here at the Arab Future Cities in Doha. We find a very well-attended event with a high quality of guests here. We have been able to interact with a lot of people and share our vision and thought for the future of smart city development not only within Doha and Qatar but across the region as well."


Safder Nazir
Regional Vice President, Smart Cities & IoT

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11-12 April 2016

The Ritz-Carlton
West Bay Lagoon, Doha, Qatar

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