19 - 21 February, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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

9:05 am - 9:30 am Cost management of malls in the Middle East

Donal O’ Leary, Director,Faithful+Gould

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Donal O’ Leary

Director
Faithful+Gould

9:30 am - 9:50 am Strategic positioning of retail: key drivers in architectural design and urban planning

Benjamin Piper, Partner, Design Principal,Killa Architectural Design

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Benjamin 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 residences

Ahmed 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.
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Ahmed Ghobara

LEED GA Associate
CRTKL

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.
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Fadi Al Shakhshir

Director, CFM Strategy & Compliance
Emaar

11:10 am - 11:50 am Sustainable FM Strategy in community areas and retail spaces

Ali 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.
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Ali Al Suwaidi

Vice 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 future

Stephen 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.
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Stephen Marsh

Associate
Mott MacDonald

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm Shopper centric design: How to create interactive spaces which benefit the community

Tim 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.
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Tim Magill

Co-Founder and Principal
5+ Design

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.