Arab Future Cities Qatar 2016

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



Qatar’s most established smart cities event, Arab Future Cities Summit 2016, in its fifth year now, will be held on 11th and 12th April 2016. The 2015 edition of the summit was inaugurated by Eng. Abdulla Al Subaie, Managing Director, Qatar Rail in the presence of Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad bin Nasser Al Thani, Chief New Business Officer, Ooredoo attracting over 30 sponsors and more than 400 participants from the public and private sector across the GCC.

With sustainable urban development as the main theme, the Summit broadly covered topics ranging from smarter cities enabled through IoT, energy efficiency and government initiatives, to sustainable infrastructure, ICT innovation and telecommunications.

In line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030, the government has ushered in a new phase of development, incorporating smart technology, state-of-the-art infrastructure and services to provide its citizens a smart, sustainable and efficient future that ensures an improved quality of life. Leveraging the technological convergence will provide a boost to the economic growth and this year’s Summit will focus on making smart cities a reality with topics such as Smart Connectivity, Smart Mobility and Transportation, Internet of Everything (IoE), Economical and Sustainable Smart Vehicles, Building Automation, Lusail City’s Innovations, Cyber Security and many more.

Encouraging cross learning amongst technologists, developers, urban planners and researchers, investors, engineers, policy professionals and the local government, the two-day Summit will provide a unique opportunity for presenting ideas pertaining to smart city development and technology deployment. A series of engaging keynote sessions, interactive panel discussions and extensive exchange of ideas during networking sessions will lead to a shared understanding and demonstration on how to harness opportunities.

The two-day Summit will broadly reflect the many new developments arising in the State of Qatar. The 5th Annual Arab Future Cities Summit 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.


2015 Sponsors

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Confirmed & Invited 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

Andrew Taylor |
Andrew Taylor

Chief of Service Delivery
Qatar Rail

Baz Gharibi |
Baz Gharibi

Head of Transport Planning - Middle East

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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 2016 will cover the following key areas:

  • Smart Connectivity for Future Cities
  • Internet of Things(IoT) enabling smart cities
  • Smart Mobility and Transportation
  • Lusail City’s Innovations combined with sustainability
  • Telecommunications in the digitized age of smart cities
  • Cyber security for the vulnerable future cities
  • ICT Qatar’s Strategies in Building Secured Smart Cities
  • Securing a sustainable energy future for cities
  • Making smart cities economically and environmentally feasible green cities
  • Smart grids and energy efficiency as the core enabling technologies of smart cities

Top 5 reasons to attend the Summit

  • LEARN – Expand your knowledge and gain insight into the best practices and latest trends in the smart cities domain from regional and global industry leaders

  • NETWORK – Engage in knowledge-sharing and strategic discussions with peers and expert advisors to discuss business potential

  • BENEFIT – Access to cutting-edge technology at the exhibition lounge from premier regional and international solution providers

  • EXPLORE – Discussions on the latest trends and developments through panel discussions and Q&A sessions will help forge strategic alliances with pioneers and potential partners

  • MEET – The only event in the region that connects more than 400 senior decision makers, government officials and influencers from smart cities project under one roof

Who will attend the Summit?

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

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

What Do Our Attendees Have To Say?

"The Arab Future Cities Summit has been excellent. Enjoyed the  contribution from people at the event. The delegates have been very interactive and we have had a good set of meetings following up from the event. Very happy, very impressed with the organization and very worthwhile."


Safder Nazir
Regional Vice President, Smart Cities & IoT

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11-12 April 2016

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
West Bay Lagoon - Qatar

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