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About the FIABCI 69th World Congress - Dubai

The emerging science of happiness has proliferated new policy, governance systems, urban planning approaches, social services, and community amenities which have direct impacts on the real estate market. The 2018 theme, Happy Cities, will build upon four main pillars: planning, governance & policy, citizen engagement, and new marketplaces and their intrinsic relationship with the real estate community.

FIABCI World Congress 2018 is designed to be both informative and inclusive and will deconstruct the concept of Happy Cities through dialogue, panelist discussions, workshops, and an interactive exhibit and meeting spaces. Our fundamental aim is to engage the international real estate sector and provide a platform for visitors to Communicate, forge new relationships, learn and grow their businesses.

Dubai World Trade Center

Al Maktoum Hall

27 April - 02 May, 2018

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Work & Enjoy

To Networking

Event Agenda

Day 1
27th of April 2018

08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
Chapter Presidents Breakfast ©
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Africa & Near East Committee Meeting
Finance Officers ©
Americas Committee Meeting

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Asia-Pacific Committee Meeting
Strategic Planning ©
European Committee Meeting

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 11:45 PM

Education and Academic Members Committee Meeting
Nominations Officers ©
International Organizations Committee Meeting

 

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Exchanges Committee Meeting
Prix d'Excellence Committee Meeting
Legislation & Environment Committee Meeting

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Board Members Lunch ©
Lunch Break

02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Board Meeting ©
FIREC Designation Courses ©

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Social Tours ($)
(Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall) & (New Dubai)

Day 2
28th of April 2018

08:00 AM - 08:45 AM

Principal Members Breakfast ©

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

World Council of Brokers Meeting
World Council of Developers & Investors
World Council of Experts
World Council of Managers

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Professional Division Officers Meeting ©
FIREC Designation ©

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Marketing and Networking Committee
Membership Committee Meeting
FIREC Designation ©

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Young Members' Committee Meeting
Conference Committee Meeting
FIREC Designation

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Lunch Break

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Executive Committee

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Nominations Committee

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Finance Committee Meeting

04:00 PM - 04:15 PM

Coffee break

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Professional Division Meeting

09:00 ِAM - 06:00 PM

Harvard  Course/ Strategic Management and Innovation in Real estate ($)

09:00 ِAM - 03:00 PM

CRS-RRC course: Successful Marketing for Real Estate Agents ($)

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Social Tours ($)
(Classic Dubai with Souqs)

Day 3
29th of April 2018

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Board Meeting ©

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Delegates' Registration - General Assembly

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Scrutineers

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

FIABCI Ordinary General Assembly

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Lunch Break

09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Harvard Course / Strategic Management and Innovation in Real estate ($)

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Social Tours ($)
(Dubai Parks & Resorts) & (Dubai Safari Park)

Day 4
30th of April 2018

09:00 AM - 10:45 AM

(9:00 AM - 9:30 AM) Opening Session

(9:30 AM - 10:15 AM) Happy Cities

Keynote by Mr. Charles Montgomery

 

(10:15 AM – 10:45 AM) Coffee Break

I. Planning sessions

10:45 AM - 12:10 PM

Session 1: Real Estate & Happiness

(10:45 AM – 10:55 AM) Keynote by H.E. Salem bin Ahmad Almoosa

(10:55 AM - 11:55 AM) Panel Discussion:

  • Dr. Mona Helmy

  • Mr. Sam Real

  • Mr. Mohammed Al Awadhi

  • H.E.  Eng. Marwan Bin Ghalita

  • Ms. Kim Bingham

  • Moderator: Eng. Mahmoud El Burai

(11:55 AM - 12:10 PM) 

  • Mr. Paul Scialla
12:10 PM - 01:10 PM

Session 2: Urban Planning for Happiness

(12:10 PM - 12:25 PM) Keynote by Dr. Kenneth Yeang Kin Mun

(12:25 PM - 1:10 PM) Panel Discussion:

  • Ms. Hana Alamuddin
  • Mr. Tarek N Qaddumi

  • Mr.  Esam Saleh

  • Mr. David Green

  • Moderator: Mr. Steven Velegrinis 

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

Lunch Break & Business Connection Lunch & Past President Lunch

02:10 PM - 02:25 PM

Special Speaker Keynote

Mr. Abdulaziz Bukhatir

2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Session 3: Inclusive communities
Panel Discussion:

  • Mr. Tim Garret

  • Mr. Jeevan D’Mello

  • Ms. Maysa Sabah

  • Ms. Ameera Alhassan

  • Moderator: Ms. Mina Liccioni

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Session 4: Happy Communities
Keynote by Mr. William Endsley

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Medal Holders Dinner @ World Trade Center Club (C)

Day 5
1st of May 2018

II. Governance & policy

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Session 5: Zero Waste
Keynote by Ms. Bea Johnson

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session 6: Real Estate Brokers & Happiness
Keynote by Mr. Dan Smith

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

Session 7: ُEntertainment Destinations and Happiness
(10:00 AM - 10:20 AM) Keynote by Mr. Jim Doyle

(10:20 AM - 10:40 AM) Keynote by Ms. Farah Naz

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Session 8: Thinking Globally, Working Locally
Keynote by Dr. Ali Al-Azzawi

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee Break

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Session 8: Thinking Globally, Working Locally
Panel Discussion:

  • Dr. Galal Abada

  • Mr. Chris Smedley

  • Mr. Tony Archibold

  • Mr. Kareem El-Jiser

  • Mr. Sean Hird

  • Moderator: Mr. Aziz Mulay- Shah

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Special Speaker Keynote

Mr. Eric Perino

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM

Lunch Break & Ladies Lunch

1:50 PM - 2:05 PM

Session 9: Happy City: City of Klosterneuburg​
Keynote by Mr. Enrico Rieber

III. Citizen Engagement

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM

Session 10: Connecting in the city
Ms. Kim A Page

2:35 PM - 3:10 PM

Session 11: Measuring Happiness in Cities

(2:35 PM - 2:50 PM) Keynote by Ms. Aubrilyn Reeder

(2:50 PM - 3:10 PM) Keynote by Dr. Kazuo Yano

3:10 PM - 3:55 PM

Session 12: Happiness in Health and Education
Panel Discussion:

  • Mr. Mohammed Hidayath

  • Ms. Stéphanie Simpson

  • Dr. Archi Gupta Healt

  • Moderator: Ms. Kate Rube

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Prix D’ Excellence Gala Dinner @ Emirates Towers Hotel

Day 6
2nd of May 2018

IV. Building the future

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Session 13: Measurement for Happiness: Residential Property Price Indices in Superstar Cities
Keynote by Professor Chihiro Shimizu

9:20 AM - 10:00 AM

Session 14: Happy Cities and the Future
Panel Discussion:

  • Mr. Salim Bitar

  • Ms. Farah Yassine

  • Mr. Dairell Johnson Snap lll

  • Ms. Raya Ani

  • Moderator: Ms. Ayla Bajwa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Session 15: Smart Cities
Panel Discussion:

  • Mr. Aman Merchant

  • Mr. Benjamin Piper

  • Prof. Hani Asfour

  • Moderator: Mr. Yousef Khalili

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee Break

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Inhabit the Sea “Habiter la mer”
Keynote by Mr. Jacques Rougerie

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Closing Session

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch Break & Business Connection Lunch​

End of Conference

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Farewell dinner at Jumeirah Beach Hotel

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