The Middle East is set to experience unparralled construction boom with unprecedented number of construction projects planned over the next 20 years. EC Harris estimated over 117 major programs worth planned up to 2030 costing in excess of US $ 1 trillion ( Major project is defined as US$1 billion in cost to deliver ) across a combination of retail, real estate, leisure, health and education asset developments as well as transport, communication and supporting social infrastructure systems. The success of the architecture business is directly depend on the development and growth of region’s economy in general and construction industry in particular. The new construction boom lifts architecture business in high growth markets leaving both local and international architecture compete for piece of the market share.

4th Global edition of the Leaders in Architecture Summit Leaders is dedicated to developing, celebrating and connecting architects, interior designers and senior decision makers from leading international architectural practices, contractors, developers, government officials, engineers and solution providers. Gathering over 300 industry professionals from across the region, the summit provides a unique opportunity to learn from and get inspired by leaders, luminaries, and legends from within and outside architecture and explore the potential that the region can offer.

Designed to set up global and regional trends and business agendas, the summit’s program will discuss the impact of architecture on tourism industry and economic development while studying vertical urbanization, sustainable development and innovation within the field of architecture. The leading international experts will explore the politics of architecture, successful bidding strategies and institutional legalities of sustainable architecture. 

Flying all way from the US and the UK, the global leaders of world’s largest and most successful architect firms that include Stephen Johnson, President, Cannon Design International, Stephen Johnson, President, Cannon Design International, Harry Downie, CEO, RM Charles Dalluge, President, DLR Group JM International, Stephen Redfern, Board Director-BDP & Chairman, BDP MENA Shawn Basler, Principal and Executive Director, Perkins Eastman, Leonardo Castro, Senior Vice President, Stantec will share their experiences in developing successful business as well as navigating through challenging economic times.

International Business Council as the organizer of the summit is committed to promoting the dialogue between the government authorities, architects, developers and suppliers in order to open avenues for the new and most prosperous business opportunities, grow business prospects, discuss the latest cutting edge practices and the connect regional and global architectural community.