Arab Future Cities Qatar 2015

13-14 April 2015
The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
West Bay Lagoon - Qatar



Arab Future Cities Summit (AFCS), the Middle East’s premier smart cities event will take place on 13-14 April 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton in Doha, Qatar. In its 4th year running, the event will attract over 300 senior level executives to discuss progress, efficient management of resources, future developments and ways of making future cities work better in the Middle East.

The Middle East is at the forefront of developing Smart City Solutions to meet the rising demand for energy and resources from a large and growing urban population. The region’s transition from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy is further fuelling the concept of smart cities.

Smart Cities enhance quality of life through integration of ICT within the infrastructure framework. Upon successful implementation, smart cities will not only boost commercial and capital investments but will be the best approach for reducing the tremendous strain on the present day infrastructure.

The Arab Future Cities Summit 2015 will showcase city development best practice strategies through presentations from some of the world’s leading experts and the innovative solutions that will integrate citizens, systems and services. There will be opportunities for networking along with knowledge sharing on the various sustainable technologies promoting smart city developments.

Connecting government authorities, developers, urban planners, investors, academics, and cutting-edge technologists, this event focuses on sustainable city development across the Middle East region and is a must-attend for key stakeholders committed to developing smarter cities.



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Featured Speakers

Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz T. Al Subaie
Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz T. Al Subaie

Managing Director
Qatar Rail

Dr. Rainer Schnepfleitner
Dr. Rainer Schnepfleitner

Department Manager Regulation and Competition Affairs
Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA)

Safder Nazir
Safder Nazir

Regional Vice President Smart Cities & IoT

Simon W. Giles
Simon W. Giles

Director of Intelligent Cities

Anas Sawaf
Anas Sawaf

Smart+Connected Communities Business Lead

Alaa Dalghan
Alaa Dalghan

Director Middle East & Africa
B+B SmartWorx

Dr. Fethi Filali
Dr. Fethi Filali

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

Ashraf Ali Ismael
Ashraf Ali Ismael

National Information Assurance Manager
Cyber Security Division, (QCERT) ICT Qatar

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Topic Highlights

Delivered through a combination of individual and joint presentations, panel discussions and roundtable sessions focusing on projects in Qatar, across the GCC and international case studies, Arab Future Cities Summit 2015 will cover the following key areas:

  • Role of ICT in Promoting Sustainable Growth for Future GCC Cities
  • Green buildings and Energy Efficient Urban Development
  • Smart Mobility Solutions for Future Cities
  • Smart Lighting
  • Smart Grid Infrastructure and Future Water Networks
  • Financing Models for Smart Cities
  • Artificial Intelligence in Smart Cities
  • Smart Transport
  • Smart Broadband
  • Smart Waste Management
  • Urban Green Spaces and Urban Farming in Future Cities

Top 5 reasons to attend the Summit

  • Network with key public and private sector city stakeholders as well as international thought-leaders.

  • Obtain exclusive information on city development projects, policies and strategies in Qatar and across the Middle East region.

  • Access cutting-edge technology at the exhibition lounge from quality local and international solution providers.

  • Interact with the experts during stimulating panel discussions and roundtable sessions.

  • Capture a better understanding of trends, challenges and opportunities from industry executives.

Who will attend the Summit?

Arab Future Cities Summit 2015 will host over 350 senior level decision makers from across the GCC including:

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

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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13-14 April 2015

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
West Bay Lagoon - Qatar

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