Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2020

7-8 April 2020
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, UAE


ملتقى الشرق الأوسط للمسطحات الخضراء الذكية

Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2020

Humanism of cities has become vital in integrating communities and preserving the natural environment. With the population in cities on the rise, landscape architects play an integral role in reinventing nature and developing connected sustainable cities. Urban planners and landscape architects have the power to regulate urban expansion and environmental degradation.

Under the theme of ‘Building Healthy Natural Environments and Sustainable Communities’, the 8th edition of the Middle East Smart Landscape Summit will take place on 7th & 8th April 2020 in Dubai, U.A.E. This two day summit will bring together leading landscape architects and sustainability experts to discuss topics on developing healthy happy cities and improving the quality of life within urban communities, cost efficient retrofitting for urban development along with maintenance of turfs and soil for the Middle Eastern topography, amongst other themes. 

أصبحت إنسانية المدن حيوية في دمج المجتمعات والحفاظ على البيئة الطبيعية. مع ارتفاع عدد السكان في المدن ، يلعب مهندسو المناظر الطبيعية دورًا أساسيًا في إعادة ابتكار الطبيعة وتطوير مدن مستدامة متصلة. المخططين الحضريين ومهندسي المناظر الطبيعية لديهم القدرة على تنظيم التوسع الحضري والتدهور البيئي.

تحت شعار "بناء بيئات طبيعية صحية ومجتمعات مستدامة" ، ستعقد النسخة الثامنة من قمة الشرق الأوسط للمناظر الطبيعية الذكية يومي 7 و 8 أبريل 2020 في دبي ، الإمارات العربية المتحدة. ستجمع هذه القمة التي تستمر يومين كبار مهندسي المناظر الطبيعية وخبراء الاستدامة لمناقشة مواضيع حول تطوير مدن سعيدة صحية وتحسين نوعية الحياة داخل المجتمعات الحضرية ، وتعديل تكلفة فعالة للتنمية الحضرية جنبا إلى جنب مع صيانة العشب والتربة من أجل تضاريس الشرق الأوسط ، من بين المواضيع الأخرى.

ملتقى الشرق الأوسط للمسطحات الخضراء الذكية

2019 Sponsors / 2019 الرعاة

2020 Speakers / المتحدثون 2020

Robert Shakespeare |
Robert Shakespeare

Group Design Director, Landscape Architecture Cracknell

George Arvanitis |
George Arvanitis

Director – Master planning & Urban Design Parsons

Manosh De |
Manosh De

Regional Lead - Urban Planning Jacobs CH2M

Ayub Hassan Algaferi
Ayub Hassan Algaferi

Head of Parks Section Al Ain Municipality

Ala Hason |
Ala Hason

Senior Vice President, MENA Regional Director HKS Architects

Steven Velegrinis |
Steven Velegrinis

Head of Master Planning AECOM

Marlon Van Maastricht |
Marlon Van Maastricht

Global Head of Landscape Architecture - Urban Planning & Design Departments, UAE Khatib Al Alami

Nivine Issa |
Nivine Issa

Head of Environment AESG

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2019 Edition in Figures / إصدارة 2019 بالأرقام

Hours of Networking

Industry Relevant Topics

Industry Expert Speakers from Around the World

Top Companies Represented

Senior Delegates Attended

Key Sectors / المـحـــاور الرئيسية

Attend the summit to know more on the upcoming landscape projects in the following sectors -


Soft & Hard Landscaping

Playgrounds, Sports Surfaces & Equipment

Outdoor Furniture

Golf Courses


Sports Facilities

Lawn & Garden Equipment

Waste Water Management & Recycling

Soil Management

Outdoor Lighting


Topics Overview / إستعراض المواضيع الرئيسية

The two day summit will witness a blend of presentations, panel discussions, case studies and Q&A sessions. The Middle East Smart Landscape Summit will cover –



Q & A

Case Studies

Latest Innovations

Industry Trends

Panel Discussions
  • The UAE’s Roadmap towards a Greener Economy
  • Smart Irrigation Techniques that Transform Traditional Agricultural Practices
  • Reinventing Green Livable Cities in Middle East – A Dream in the Making
  • Green Roofs & Walls – Improving our Living Environment
  • Synthetic & Artificial Turf – An Overview of Design Principles for Use Cases in the Middle East
  • Building Sustainable Cities – Government Authorities Supporting the ‘Green Dream’
  • Sustainable Greening & the Role Played by Soil Additives – Injecting Life back into the Soil
  • Retrofitting Our Neighborhoods – Delivering a Positive & Sustainable Impact
  • Improving the Aesthetics of Our Cities – Innovative Hardscaping Solutions for Urban Settings

Benefits of Attending the Summit / فوائد حضور هذا الملتقى

Livability, urban involvement and sustainable communities are integral to creating green cities. The key focus of discussions at this year’s edition of the summit will be greening the desert while ensuring biodiversity is not affected, how sustainable projects have worked out until now along with the challenges in implementing such projects. This summit offers landscape industry professionals to


contemporary strategies in the industry
network with vendors and suppliers
with industry experts
transformative ideas and latest technology

Featured Attendee Profiles / عن سيرة حياة أهم الحضور

The 2020 edition of the summit is expected to bring together over 400 senior level landscape architects, landscape designers, urban planners, sustainability experts, engineering consultants, municipal and government officials.

2019 Video Snapshot / لقطات فيديو 2019

Impressions of our 2019 Participants / إنطباعات المساهمين في ملتقى 2019

"Kudos to Expotrade team for putting together yet another fantastic event. Being a first time participant in the landscape summit, it was an eye opening experience to find so much relevance. The panel of speaker were as usual excellent and the delegates though from diverse industries of background had much to add to the pool of resources. Extremely pleased to have participated! Congrats on a Job well done!"

Jehan Dharmadasa
Sales & Marketing Manager
Ligman ME FZE

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7-8 April 2020

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, UAE



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