4-5 November 2019
Habtoor Grand Resort
Dubai Marina, UAE

2019 Summit Program

Day 1 - 4th November 2019

08:40 - 09:40


09:40 - 09:50


H.E Marwan Bin Ghalita, CEO, Real Estate Regulatory Agency

H.E Marwan Bin Ghalita

09:50 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:20

PropTech state of the nation and exciting trends to watch

  • State of the PropTech market
  • What problems are being solved with PropTech, and how?
  • What is exciting in the space for 2020 and beyond?

Angelica Krystle Donati, CEO, Donati Immobiliare Group & Venture Partner Concrete VC

Angelica Krystle Donati

10:20 - 10:40

Automated Property Management – For Increased Occupancy & Maximum Returns

  • Why is “TECHNOLOGY” the answer to a sustainable property management ecosystem?
  • How do property management solutions help in connecting the dots for property management?
  • Has the new-age property management model changed the human-intensive reactive business model of yester-years?

Ian Magwood, Director of Enterprise Software, PropSpace, Property Finder Group

Ian Magwood

10:40 - 11:00

How to bridge the gap between developers, buyers and sellers via digital transformation

  • Real Estate buyer, seller & developer challenges
  • How to resolve them by implementing a Digital Transformation Framework.

Dr. Syed Mahsud Ali, Chief Information Officer, Azizi Developments

Dr. Syed Mahsud Ali

11:00 - 11:20

The digital revolution of the residential market

  • What changes can new technologies bring?
  • How to utilise connected role-based applications to provide residents with a seamless experience?
  • Artificial intelligence and Internet of Things are changing the landscape of the real estate industry?

Said Haider, Regional Director, Middle East Sales, YARDI

Said Haider

11:20 - 11:40

Applied Examples of How Proptech can Maximize Property Value

  • Seeking the Edge: How Proptech can address building operational and energy efficiency of a building. 
  • Tenant retention: It's all about instant communication
  • The potential of PropTech application in both residential and commercial sector.

Fadi Nwilati, CEO, Kaizen Asset Management Services

Fadi Nwilati

11:40 - 12:10


12:10 - 12:50

Panel Discussion: PropTech 3.0 – Will It Revolutionize the Future of Real Estate?

  • Making ‘smart contracts’ a reality – will blockchain technology enable the entire home-buying process to move entirely online?
  • Can real-estate robots and the use of artificial intelligence in our communities eventually replace property managers?
  • Keeping a constant eye on the dynamic property market – are property market analysts & investors making the best use of the big data & analytical tools out there?
  • Transforming real-estate assets to cash alternative financial assets – can improved securitization of cryptocurrencies turn this into a reality?

Faisal Ali, Chief Information Officer, Gargash
Martin Berlin, Partner & Global Deals Real Estate Leader, PwC
Richard Waind, Managing Director, Better Homes
Saurabh Dixit, Sr. Manager – Enterprise Solutions, Emaar
Stefan Hickmott, CEO & Founder, Evarei Management LLC
Stephan Degenhart, Managing Director, Drees & Sommer
Vivek Agarwal, Co-founder & CTO, Square Yards

Faisal Ali
Martin Berlin
Richard Waind
Saurabh Dixit
Stefan Hickmott
Stephan Degenhart
Vivek Agarwal

12:50 - 13:10

Utilizing Technology to Drive Property Service Charges Down

  • Proptech & its impact on service charge
  • Case1-Climate based irrigation system
  • Case2-BMS cloud Integration


Dana Awad, Executive Director, Provis

Dana Awad

13:10 - 13:30

Creating Human-Centric Workspaces – Exploring the Impact of PropTech in Our World

  • Catering to the needs of individual employees – improved facilities management
  • Workplace flexibility and automation boosts productivity, efficiency, safety and convenience
  • Securing against bigger risks with data & information security

Tarek Nizameddin, Senior Executive Director, Ejadah Asset Management Group (Dubai Properties Group)

Tarek Nizameddin

13:30 - 13:50

Towards a New Era in Sustainable Construction with Dynamic Glass:

  • How to increase the building occupant’s comfort and well-being?
  • How can dynamic facades increase the sustainability of the building?
  • The façade as a connected IoT element
  • Case studies

Alain Garnier, Manager Sales & Business Development Middle East, Saint-Gobain

Alain Garnier

13:50 - 14:30

Panel Discussion: Property Management – Does the industry need rejuvenation or a revolution?

  • Exploring the use cases of CRM as an asset in property management
  • Real estate investors going mobile – understanding how property management needs to keep up with the times
  • Bridging the skill gap – the need for property managers to move on from rent collection & maintenance to engineering & property sustainability
  • Reshaping consumer expectations with efficient property management – making this a reality in the UAE market

Anilesh Kumar, CEO, Levtech Consulting
Fadi Nwilati, CEO, Kaizen Asset Management Services
Fahad Mohamed, Director of Facilities Management, Deyaar
Gopakumar Pillai, Head of Property Management, DIFC Properties
Hiba Shehab, Director - Property Management, Dubai Asset Management
John Stevens, Managing Director, Asteco Property Management
Shajil Thyagarajan, Senior Director, Head of Property Management, H&H Investment and Development LLC

Anilesh Kumar
Fadi Nwilati
Fahad Mohamed
Gopakumar Pillai
Hiba Shehab
John Stevens
Shajil Thyagarajan

14:30 - 14:35


14:35 - 15:05


Day 2 - 5th November 2019

09:20 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:20

Rethinking cities of the future in light of technology and sustainability

  • Strategies and policies needed to keep Dubai Real estate market competitive while working with Industry stakeholders on long term and sustainable solutions.
  • Working on Awareness, stakeholders protection, legal transparency, governance, innovation , and stakeholders confidence

Mahmoud AlBurai, Senior Advisor, Real Estate Regulatory Agency

Mahmoud AlBurai

10:20 - 10:40

Smart Applications for Smart Residents: The Sustainable City

  • Do we need smart tech to lead a sustainable lifestyle?
  • How do residents respond to smart tech and digital platforms? Some examples
  • Diving into big data. What do we need to manage the community better?

Karim Eljisr, Executive Director - Research & Development, Diamond Developers

Karim Eljisr

10:40 - 10:50

Technology trends that are shaping the future of Real Estate


Bijoy Chandrabalan, Manager – CRM & Business Apps, Levtech Consulting

Bijoy Chandrabalan

10:50 - 11:30

Panel Discussion: Property Marketing – Unlocking the Power of Digital Marketing to Attract More Buyers

  • Exploring the UAE’s property marketing trend
  • How the right property marketing strategy can help in delivering outstanding prospects
  • What are some practical tips & tactics for running a successful property marketing campaign?
  • How is social community management important for property marketing?

Ashutosh Sahoo, Head of Marketing, Sobha Developers
Caroline Rowe, Director of Brand Marketing & Corporate Communications, The First Group
Makram Hani, CEO, Arms & Mcgregor International Realty
Meenakshi Khanchandani, VP Marketing, Omniyat Official
Sophia Syed, Group Marketing Manager, Binghatti Holding
Suad Aljamali, Senior Manager Marketing and Governance, Zawaya Property - Noor Bank

Ashutosh Sahoo
Caroline Rowe
Makram Hani
Meenakshi Khanchandani
Sophia Syed
Suad Aljamali

11:30 - 12:00


12:00 - 12:20

How to Scale Up the Size of Business

  • Business Scalability with focus on real estate brokerage and management companies
  • How technology plays a major part in any scalability in nowadays

Firas Al Msaddi, CEO, Fam Properties

Firas Al Msaddi

12:20 - 13:00

Panel Discussion: Internet of Things (IoT) & Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Smart Homes

  • Exploring the roles played by IoT & AI in making homes more accessible
  • ‘Fixing’ existing structures with IoT & AI enabled retrofits to create a smarter environment with increased sustainability and energy efficiency
  • Understanding the importance of incorporating IoT & AI driven facilities management systems in the early phases of the project

Dr. Ivan Andric, Senior Manager, Research & Development, IMKAN Properties
Kevin Miller, Digital Practice Leader, Middle East, Aurecon Group
Mubarik Hussain, Director of IT, Bloom Holding
Rami Wahood, Sales Director, Fam Properties
San Banerjee, CEO & Co-Founder, ADDA
Sreedhar K. Reddy, Director - Digital Transformation, Aldar Properties

Dr. Ivan Andric
Kevin Miller
Mubarik Hussain
Rami Wahood
San Banerjee
Sreedhar K. Reddy

13:00 - 13:20

Can PropTech Take Up A More Significant Role in UAE’s Real Estate Industry?

  • How is property technology bridging the gap between developers, buyers and sellers in the burgeoning UAE property market?
  • The role of UAE government in propelling the PropTech sector- What are the steps and strategies adopted to help them flourish?
  • Growing interest of global investors – What are the factors that need to be considered to fully adopt PropTech to meet the growing demands of buyers and sellers?
  • How is the “Expo 2020” factor going to impact Dubai’s PropTech market?

Fatma Hashim, Associate Partner, Driven Properties

Fatma Hashim

13:20 - 14:00

Panel Discussion: Digital Payments and its Impact on the Real Estate Industry

  • What is the role played by property service companies in provisioning digital payment services?
  • Real Estate Self Transaction (REST) platform – exploring the role of Dubai government in creating smart platforms for smarter payments
  • Will digital payments increase investor confidence & buyer-security in the real estate market?

Amol Bahuguna, Head of Payments & Cash Management, Commercial Bank of Dubai
Angelica Krystle Donati, CEO, Donati Immobiliare Group & Venture Partner Concrete VC
Claude Sakr, Head of Sales, Omniyat Group
Daryoush Golfar, Head of Sales, Al Mazaya Real Estate
Mahmoud AlBurai, Senior Advisor, Real Estate Regulatory Agency
Samer H. T. Zabian, Residential and Commercial property, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate LLC

Amol Bahuguna
Angelica Krystle Donati
Claude Sakr
Daryoush Golfar
Mahmoud AlBurai
Samer H. T. Zabian

14:00 - 14:10


14:10 - 14:40


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