29-30 October 2018
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, UAE

Proptech Dubai - Summit Program

Day 1 - 29th October 2018

08:20 - 09:20


09:20 - 09:30

Opening Ceremony by VIPs

09:30 - 09:40

Welcome Address

Hend Obaid Al Marri, CEO, Dubai Real Estate Institute

Hend Obaid Al Marri

09:40 - 09:55


09:55 - 10:15

UAE’s Property Market Overview  

  • The current market has shifted from investor-led to a more mature end-user dominated market
  • The rate of economic expansion is expected to increase over the next 2 years – How much will this impact the real estate industry and housing market?
  • 57,000 units of new supply could enter the market by 2020 – Is the real estate industry prepared?
  • The role of Expo2020 – How much of an impact will this have on demand and prices?
  • The role of the government and its initiative to focus on affordable housing

Craig Plumb, Head of Research - Real Estate/Property, JLL

Craig Plumb

10:15 - 10:35

AI - the new Electricity or not?

  • Is AI just a buzzword?
  • Simplifying what it means and what the future holds for AI
  • Governance and regulation of AI

Ann Boothello, Director of Marketing, Dubizzle

Ann Boothello

10:35 - 10:55

PropTech: Global trends and how you can prepare for now and next

  • How does the UAE compare to the rest of the world?
  • Investment patterns in PropTech Technology to look out for today and tomorrow?
  • How to avoid being disrupted?

James Dearsley, Founder & Proptech Guru, PropTech Consult, UK

James Dearsley

10:55 - 11:15

The Future of House Hunting

  • How much value does VR bring to the real estate industry? Will it eventually eliminate in-person viewings, or will it be an additional step in the buying process?
  • The role of VR in increasing sales
  • How to turn listings into a VR experience – To outsource or develop in-house?
  • The role of VR in the Middle East’s real estate sector – Where do we stand, and where are we headed?

Nebojša Zaklan, CCO & Company Partner, Case3D

Nebojša Zaklan

11:15 - 11:45


11:45 - 12:05

The Impact of Integrated Software for Real Estate Companies

  • What is integrated Real Estate Software for the Enterprise
  • Implications from the lack of integrated Real Estate Software
  • The impact of Software for Smart properties

Amjad Abbas, CTO, Maisonette Holding

Amjad Abbas

12:05 - 12:25

AR, VR, and MR: The Future of Property in the UAE

  • The benefits of adopting reality to promote the property sector
  • The challenges faced in adopting these technologies
  • Impact of AR, VR, and MR on enterprises

Faisal Ali, Group CIO, Gargash

Faisal Ali

12:25 - 13:05

Interactive Panel Discussion: The Complex World of Property Marketing

  • The importance of implementing a full-circle marketing strategy
  • Tricks of the trade to selling more, faster
  • The growing popularity of digital marketing, social media, mobile, video and 3D tours – What does this mean for the real estate industry? Where does the industry stand today in terms of integrating new-found technology in to marketing plans?

Carine Neill, Head of Marketing, Imkan Properties
George Saad, Director – Sales & Marketing, Marjan
James Dearsley, Founder & Proptech Guru, PropTech Consult, UK
Karim Nagaty, Chief Marketing Officer, Dubai Properties
Omar Gull, Director – Marketing, International Management, Emaar Properties

Carine Neill
George Saad
James Dearsley
Karim Nagaty
Omar Gull

13:05 - 13:45

Interactive Panel Discussion: The Fast & Furious Transaction

  • The impact of iBuyers, instant offers, fast loans and smart contracts on the industry
  • Where is technology heading in terms of swifter home purchases and leasing?
  • What does this mean for realtors, and how will it affect their role in the future?

Anjum Bhat, Digital Marketing Manager, Aston Pearl Real Estate
Kalpesh Sampat, Managing Partner, Gulf Sotheby's International Realty
Mario Volpi, Sales and leasing Manager, Engel & Völkers
Matthew Cooke, Associate Partner in Residential Sales, Knight Frank
Richard Waind, Director of Brokerage, Better Homes
Srwnaz Ebrahimi, AVP – Home Loan Products, Retail Banking (Assets) – Emirates NBD

Anjum Bhat
Kalpesh Sampat
Mario Volpi
Matthew Cooke
Richard Waind
Srwnaz Ebrahimi

13:45 - 14:45


14:45 - 15:25

Interactive Panel Discussion: The Next Chapter in Real Estate Portfolio Management

  • Mapping Technology and Empowering the Modern Landlord
  • Data Opportunity Zones For Property Developers
  • Trends Shaping the Future of Asset Management

Fadi Nwilati, Chief Executive Officer, Kaizen Asset Management
Mahmoud El Burai, Executive Director, Dubai Real Estate Institute
Marwan Dalloul, Partner, American Properties
Samer Zabian, Director, Residential and Commercial Property, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate LLC
Sylvain Vieujot, Chief Executive Officer, Equitativa (Dubai) Ltd

Fadi Nwilati
Mahmoud El Burai
Marwan Dalloul
Samer Zabian
Sylvain Vieujot

15:25 - 16:05

Interactive Panel Discussion: The Impact of Blockchain – Positive or Negative?

  • How much awareness is there in the industry about blockchain and its potential?
  • Blockchain will cause a paradigm shift in the role of intermediaries – So what does the future of the broker look like?
  • What are the security concerns, and other challenges to be overcome?
  • Blockchain implementation strategies and ensuring buy-in from real estate professionals and end-users

Ajay Rathi, Group Senior Director, Executive IT Strategist and Business Partner, Meraas
Craig Plumb, Head of Research - Real Estate/Property, JLL
Dr. Jose Berengueres, Associate Professor, United Arab Emirates University
Juwaad Beg, CEO, Elite City
Stefan Hickmott, Founder and CEO, Evarei and the Evareium investment fund
Steffen Schaack, SVP Global Business Development Real Estate, Drooms

Ajay Rathi
Craig Plumb
Dr. Jose Berengueres
Juwaad Beg
Stefan Hickmott
Steffen Schaack

16:05 - 16:15


16:15 - 16:45


Day 2 - 30th October 2018

09:20 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:20

Real Estate Climate of Dubai and the region leading up to Expo 2020

  • Oversupply of residential properties in Dubai
  • Effect of Expo 2020 on Dubai's real estate market
  • Roles and responsibilities of developers in elevating Dubai's real estate market on a global basis

Dr. Brian Etemad, CEO, Tamleek Real Estate

Dr. Brian Etemad

10:20 - 10:40

Property Management 3.0

  • The concept of Property Management 3.0 – Providing a delightful experience for both the owner and the tenant
  • How can property managers enhance their relationships with tenants? What role does technology play in this?
  • What are the tools and technology available in today’s market for property management?
  • How well does the Middle East Property Management sector fair in comparison to other countries? Are we ahead of the game, or is there a lot of work to do?

John Stevens, Managing Director / Director - Asset Services, Asteco Property Management

John Stevens

10:40 - 11:20

Interactive Panel Discussion: Technology’s Impact on Property Management & Leasing

  • What are some of the top tech trends for 2018?
  • Implications from the lack of adoption of technology
  • How property management can now be an entirely paperless business?

Ahmed Abou El Naga, Director of Asset Management, fäm Properties
Daniel Hart, CEO, Masterkey
Rajan Randhawa, Director of Property and Asset Management, Meraas Holding
Said Haider, Regional Director, Middle East, Yardi
Sameer Barakat, Executive Director – PM/OA/ Sales & Leasing – Commercial/ Residential, Khidmah
Shajil Thyagarajan, Director Property Management, H & H Investment & Development LLC

Ahmed Abou El Naga
Daniel Hart
Rajan Randhawa
Said Haider
Sameer Barakat
Shajil Thyagarajan

11:20 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:10

The Digital Era in Asset Management: Rebalance, Rethink and Reinvent

Fadi Nwilati, Chief Executive Officer, Kaizen Asset Management

Fadi Nwilati

12:10 - 12:30

11 Things That That a Property Marketing pro should do that will make all marketers say , "Wait...WHAT …NO WAY?”

Omar Gull, Director – Marketing, International Management, Emaar Properties

Omar Gull

12:30 - 13:10

Interactive Panel Discussion: The On-demand Consumer

  • What are the new expectations of today’s consumer?
  • How can property professionals revolutionize the methods of showing homes and closing transactions in order to meet the consumer’s growing urgency and expectations?
  • How can the real estate industry speed the game up to respond to this new breed of consumer?

Amine Housni, Regional Manager Middle East, Blueground
John Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Colliers International
Sameer Lakhani, Managing Director, Global Capital Partners
Saurabh Kapoor, Director- Customer Insights & Analytics, Emaar
Stephen Fairhall, Head – Sales & Leasing, Diamond Developers
Taimur Khan, Research Manager, Knight Frank

Amine Housni
John Davis
Sameer Lakhani
Saurabh Kapoor
Stephen Fairhall
Taimur Khan

13:10 - 13:50

Interactive Panel Discussion: The Impact of 3D Printing in Real Estate

  • From engineering to design – 3D printing will transform the real estate sector
  • The benefits of 3D printing – Increasing transparency for customers, and offering an efficient marketing strategy for realtors
  • Current implementations of 3D printing in the UAE real estate market

Benjamin Piper, Partner and Design Principal, Killa Design
DJ Armin, Senior Principal and Managing Partner, ZAS Group of Companies
Janus Rostock, Design Director, AECOM
Richard Fenne, Principal / Studio Chair, Woods Bagot
Scott Coombes, Director and Managing Partner, AESG

Benjamin Piper
DJ Armin
Janus Rostock
Richard Fenne
Scott Coombes

13:50 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00


Agenda is subject to change

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