22 - 24 October, 2018
Meydan Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Meet the Speakers


Waleed AlSaif,
Adviser to the Secretary General of The National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letters, Vice Chairman of the General Assembly of intangible Cultural Heritage
General of The National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letters
Haitham Mattar
Haitham Mattar
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority
Eman Assi
Eman Assi
Cultural Heritage Specialist, Architectural Heritage and Antiquities
Dubai Municipality
Manal Ataya
Director General
Sharjah Museum Authority
Nasif  Kayed
Nasif Kayed
The Arab Culturalist
Benjamin Piper
Benjamin Piper
Partner, Design Principal
Killa Design
Ben  Sullivan
Ben Sullivan
General Manager of EMEA
Axiell Archives Libraries & Museums
Nigel Eckersall
Nigel Eckersall
Design and Development Director
VE Experts
Arne  Kvorning
Arne Kvorning
Managing Director, Senior Exhibition Designer, Architect MAA MDD
Kvorning Design & Kommunikation APS
Dr. Mashari Al Naim
General Director of National Built Heritage Centre
Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage
Steven Velegrinis
Steven Velegrinis
Associate Principal
Eng. Ahmad Mahmoud Ahmad
Director General Architectural Heritage and Antiquities Department
Dubai Municipality
H.E. Rashad M. Bukhash,
Architectural Heritage Society, UAE
Isobel Abulhoul
CEO & Trustee ELF
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
Eng. Shatha Al Mulla
Head of Research and Studies Unit
Architectural Heritage and Antiques Department, Dubai Municipality
Fabrizio Puglisi
GCC Tourism Expert & Senior Consultant Destination Italia
Amin Rasidi
Senior Masterplanner
ALDAR Properties
Amel Chabbi
Head of Building Conservation Unit
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Professor Dimitrios Buhali
Head of Department Tourism and Hospitality, and Director of eTourism Lab
Bournemouth University
Camilla Hughes-Hunt
Managing Director
Plowden & Smith
Jordi Sellas Ferrés,
Founder & CEO, Former Director General for Creative and Cultural Industries at the Government of Catalonia
Layers of Reality,
Kevin Smith
Managing Director
Plowden and Smith Ltd.
Dr. Katherine Sarah Ashley, Associate, Ashley
Mallinson Architects & Engineers, Mallinson Architects
Dr. Hani M. Al Huneidi,
Advisor for Built Heritage- Member of Cultural Tourism Advisory Team
Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage
Prof. Angelo BATTAGLIA,
Head of Department Tourism and Management Studies,
Oman Tourism College