Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 20 February 2018
8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration, refreshments and networking
9:00 am - 9:05 am Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
BENCHMARKING AGAINST COMPETITION BY CREATING NEW MODELS
9:30 am - 9:50 am Strategic positioning of retail: key drivers in architectural design and urban planningBenjamin Piper - Partner, Design Principal, Killa Architectural Design
9:50 am - 10:20 am Designing malls of the future: How to interlink community malls to hotels and residencesAhmed Ghobara - LEED GA Associate, CRTKL
This session will engage design consultants to highlight the reasons why mixed-use structures are far more successful than standard malls.
Ahmed GhobaraLEED GA Associate
10:20 am - 10:50 am Morning coffee and networking
SUSTAINABILITY AND COST PLANNING FOR MEGA MALLS
10:50 am - 11:10 am Smart buildings: how is Facility Management changing in mega malls?Fadi Al Shakhshir - Director, CFM Strategy & Compliance, Emaar
With more ambitious plans for themed malls, it’s not possible to find a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to facility management. This session will explore best practices in established malls such as Dubai Mall.
Fadi Al ShakhshirDirector, CFM Strategy & Compliance
11:10 am - 11:50 am Sustainable FM Strategy in community areas and retail spacesAli Al Suwaidi - Vice President, Middle East Facility Management Association
This session will focus on best practices implemented in new malls to counterbalance air conditioning in community areas and individual units for the comfort of shoppers.
Ali Al SuwaidiVice President
Middle East Facility Management Association
FUTURE OF MALLS IN THE GCC: UPGRADING SECURITY AND GUEST EXPERIENCE
11:50 am - 12:20 pm Enhancing in-mall transport: Overview on internal shuttles of the futureStephen Marsh - Associate, Mott MacDonald
Malls of the future will be focused on less parking spaces and more internal shuttles to serve shoppers and enhance public transport. Furthermore, it will explore the ambitious plans for delivery of large items through public transport.
12:20 pm - 12:50 pm Shopper centric design: How to create interactive spaces which benefit the communityTim Magill - Co-Founder and Principal, 5+ Design
This session explores the latest trends in interactive spaces where the community is involved in interactive sessions catering for all age groups and interests.
Tim MagillCo-Founder and Principal
12:50 pm - 12:55 pm Chairman’s closing remarks
12:55 pm - 1:55 pm Networking lunch and end of conference day two
The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.