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About International Mosque Design & Development Summit & Awards

The inaugural Mosque Design and Development UAE was successfully organised on 9 & 10 May 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE. The event was organised under the patronage of Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department and under the support of Ministry of Energy, and was attended by 115 industry stakeholders. The quality of the agenda, networking and onsite experience was exceptional and the event received excellent feedback from project owners, architects, contractors, designers and solution providers.

The 2nd Annual Mosque Design & Development will be held in May 2017 and will gather industry experts from the region and across the globe to discuss the future of mosque architecture  and the state-of-the-art technology in meeting aesthetic and energy efficiency goals. The conference will also serve as a platform to discuss updates on the challenges and strategies for designing, constructing, operating and maintaining mosques and present a wide range of insight through case studies, interactive panel discussions and a quick-fire solution and technology showcase.

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Testimonials from International Mosque Design & Development Summit & Awards 2016


Did you know...

  • The Abu Dhabi Mosque Development Regulations (ADMDR) which provides best practice standards and guidelines for the planning, design and operation of mosques across the Emirates was unveiled in 2013. New mosques must meet a minimum two-pearl rating under the Estidama green building system, and must have water-saving taps and use natural light.
  • A “green mosque” project underway in the UAE has the potential to revolutionize energy conservation efforts all over the world. This includes Dubai’s newly constructed premier eco-mosque, the retrofit of a modest-sized mosque in Madinat Zayed and a plan for a green mosque complex on Saadiyat Island.
  • In Dubai, there are 77 mosques under construction and 45 mosques under study. In 2015, it was announced that Dar Al Ber will be building 30 mosques across the UAE, against an average cost of AED1.25 million each.
  • Across the UAE, there is the opportunity to retrofit up to 5000 mosques.

Top Reasons to attend

  • NETWORK to understand the requirements of current and upcoming projects in UAE
  • DISCOVER new opportunities associated with the design, construction, operations and maintenance of mosques
  • GAIN competitive advantage by accessing consultants, operators and contractors
  • UNDERSTAND how to take advantage of ongoing opportunities
  • PARTICIPATE in discussions on designing, constructing, furnishing and refurbishing mosques

2016 Speakers

  • Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Al Qurashi

    Acting Head of Supreme Scholars Authority
    Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD)

  • H.E. Dr. Tawfeeq A. Al Sediry

    Vice Minister
    Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance (KSA)

  • Dr. Saleh Al Qome

    Secretary General - Alfozan Social Foundation
    Alfozan Holding

  • Talal Al Ansari

    Senior Associate Planner in the Planning & Infrastructure Sector, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council
    Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)

  • Sultan Al Harthi

    Estidama Programme Implementations & Execution Senior Planning Professional
    Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)

  • Summer Sutton

    Assistant Professor of Architecture
    American University in Dubai

  • Richard Wagner

    Partner & Senior Architect
    Wanders Wagner Architects

  • Hannes Werner

    Wanders Werner Falasi (WWFCA)

  • Wafa Al-Sabbagh

    Deputy Director for Maintenance Department
    Ministry of Infrastructure Development

  • Ahmed Mohamed Mitwaly

    Charitable Projects Chief Consultant
    Dar Al-Ber Society

  • Dr. Ahmed Mokhtar

    Associate Dean
    American University of Sharjah

  • Dr. Ibrahim Mubarak Alnaimi

    Secretary General
    Abdullatif Alfozan Award for Mosques Architecture

  • Khaldoun El Zaim

    Tijan Engineering Group

  • Omar Al Zahawi

    Design Manager – Partner
    MAKAN Consulting Engineers

  • Hassan Younes

    Technical Director
    Griffin Consultants

  • Dr. Farouk Yaghmour

    Yaghmour Architects

  • Abdulla Al Amri

    Senior Services Manager

  • Wael Al Awar

    Principal Architect / Partner
    ibda design

  • Abdelmajid Bellal

    Design Director
    Tijan Engineering Group

  • Toufic Salhab

    Director of Interior Decoration
    Tijan Engineering Group

  • Adel Mokhtar

    Senior Architect
    SIE consultants

  • Damiano Cordella

    Area Sales Manager
    KNY Design

  • Farid Bsaiso

    Projects Manager
    German Home for Bathrooms and Kitchens LLC

  • Christophe Duarte

    Export Area Manager

  • Adnan Kemura

    Civil Structural Engineer
    Society of Engineers of UAE

2017 Sponsors, Media Partners and Supporters

Networking Partners
Media Partners

2016 Sponsors, Media Partners and Supporters

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Officially Supported by:
Associate Partners
Networking Partners
Supporting Organization
Research Partner
Media Partners

The ACM Interface+ Format

The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.

ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.

Interface+ makes timing sense for our delegates and business sense for our sponsors.