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Conference Overview

The Cityscape Abu Dhabi Conference will resume in 2017 with a range of unique topics and speakers providing valuable insight of the capital’s real estate market. The Overview will explore emerging trends that are redefining investment opportunities in Abu Dhabi with a particular focus on upcoming landmark projects that are opening new avenues for stakeholders and investors. Our speakers will discuss the initiatives that are stimulating Abu Dhabi as an attractive and cosmopolitan investor destination, providing a new outlook for the Abu Dhabi real estate market.

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Why visit

  • Access an exclusive 2017 real estate update by JLL
  • Learn about the key new areas for investment opportunities and development
  • Discover sustainable investment models that offer long-term returns
  • Examine the incentives that are encouraging investments in Abu Dhabi
  • Explore the relationship between upcoming tax laws and real estate markets
  • Network with the most senior industry leaders



12:00 Networking light snacks
13:00 Keynote presentation: Abu Dhabi Market Overview
David Dudley, International Director & Head of Abu Dhabi Office, JLL
13:45 Keynote presentation:
Omar Al Busaidy, Abu Dhabi Experience Development Unit Head, Tourism & Culture Authority Abu Dhabi
14:15 Destination Abu Dhabi: establishing an attractive hub for local and international real estate investors
  • Exploring tourism, culture and hospitality opportunities in Abu Dhabi
  • Discussing the impact of upcoming landmark projects on the real estate sector
  • Building new investment hotspots and creating long-term facilities management prospects

Moderated by: JLL
Confirmed Speakers
Omar Al Busaidy, Abu Dhabi Experience Development Unit Head, Tourism & Culture Authority Abu Dhabi
Maan Al Awlaqi, Director, Aldar Properties

15:15 Free zones: supporting the creation of new investment environments
  • Deliberating on how each free zone is attracting investors to Abu Dhabi
  • Driving commercial and institutional investment
  • Powering a market for residential, office, commercial and warehouse real estate

Moderated by: JLL
Confirmed Speakers
Rami Hreiki, Chief Development Officer, Bloom Properties
Mohammed Al Fardan, Director of Masdar City Free Zone
Sean Magee, Senior Legal Counsel, TwoFour54

16:15 Coffee Reception and End of Cityscape Abu Dhabi Conference



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